Government of Ekiti State, Nigeria.

Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources


A clean, safe, healthy, green and beautiful Ekiti State.

Our Mission

Creation of a sustainable, safe, healthy, friendly and aesthetic environment, with mitigating structures to combat ecological challenges for the promotion of improved socio-economic welfare of Ekiti State.

The Ministry of Environment comprises of five departments, they are:

  1. Administration and Supplies
  2. Finance and Accounts
  3. Environmental Health and Sanitation
  4. Nature Conservation
  5. Planning, Research and Statistics

The Ministry also supervises three Parastatals namely;

  1. State Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Ekiti State Waste Management Board
  3. Ekiti State Forestry Commission

The functions of the Ministry are summarised as follows:

  1. To achieve a sustainable healthy environment in Ekiti;
  2. To secure qualitative environment adequate for good health and well being of the masses;
  3. Conserve and use the environment and nature resources for the benefit of present and future generation;
  4. To enforce forestry laws and regulation for the control and protection of the State’s forestry resources;
  5. To promote public awareness and understanding of essential linkage between environment resources and development;
  6. To encourage individual and community participation in environment efforts;
  7. To collaborate with relevant stakeholders on environment matters;
  8. To check and control erosion and flooding problems in Ekiti State;
  9. To monitor and control all forms of environmental degradation;
  10. To restore, maintain and enhance the ecosystem and ecological processes essential for the functioning of the biosphere so as to preserve biological diversity.

Functions of Admin & Supplies Department
The major functions are outlined below:

  • Handle all personal issues; including discipline and welfare of staff;
  • Procurement and supply of basic office items, equipment and furniture;
  • Handle staff training;
  • Management, control and supervision of stores;
  • Maintenance of vehicle and other capital assets;
  • Processing of retirement papers;
  • Other related assignments on the directive of the Accounting Officer.

Functions of Waste Management Board
To make Ekiti State cleaner and a better place through effective Waste Management, the Ministry embarks vigorously on:

  • Intensified effort on waste collection and waste segregation;
  • Provision of Waste Bins and zoning Towns and villages for waste collection;
  • Establishes and maintains approved sanitary landfill sites within the State for the disposal of waste;
  • Sets guidelines and monitors private sector participation in the maintenance of waste management vehicles and equipment.

Functions of Environmental Protection Agency
The Ministry provides effective protection of the environment through:

  • Erosion and Flood Control
  • Environmental Education and Awareness
  • Planning and Monitoring
  • Pollution Abatement Technology
  • Watershed Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment.
  1. Environmental Protection Agency:
    • Rehabilitation of a stretch of Are – Iworoko Road. (Drainage Improvement Work)
  2. Environmental Health & Sanitation:
    • State Monthly Environmental Sanitation Exercise;
    • Routine Sanitary Inspection;
    • Pests and Vector Control;
    • Fumigation of Dumpsites;
    • Environmental Complaints;
    • Meeting with stakeholders;
    • Food Handlers Test;
    • Issues of Tobacco Smoking;
    • Enforcement and Prosecution;
    • Establishment of Environmental Sanitation Task Force Called “KICK AGAINST BAD ACTS” (KABA)
    • Establishment of Environmental Monitoring Committee.
  3. Conserving Nature:
    • Clearing of road medians and maintenance of roundabout within the State capital.
  4. Preservation of Forest Reserve:
      Government forest reserves are adequately protected by the Ministry through the under listed measures embarked upon by the Ministry:

      • Policy initiation and execution in managing and developing the entire forest area of Ekiti State;
      • Enforcement of Forestry Laws and Regulations for the control and protection of the State’s Forests;
      • Sustainable management of the forests to meet the economic, social and ecological needs of the people of the State;
      • Aggressive Industrial Forest Plantation establishment to meet the timber/wood needs of the State and also for export (i.e. to earn foreign exchange);
      • Control and monitoring of the based industries in the State.
  5. Forest Regeneration
    • In February 2016, the State Government approved the sum of eleven million six hundred thousand eight hundred naira (N11,600,800.00) for forest regeneration activities in the state.






Name Designation
Chief (Mrs) Tosin Aluko Honorable Commissioner
Mr. Babatunde Alokan Permanent Secretary
Mrs. A.F Adenike Director Admin and Supplies
Mr. Tunde Balogun Director Environmental Health and Sanitation
Mrs E.A Adeleye Director Finance and Accounts
Mr. Temitayo Abiodun Director Planning Research and Statistics
Mr. Babatunde Akinola Director Nature Conservation and Climate Change
Mrs. B.M Arije Chief Internal Auditor
Mr Ayodeji B. Oguntuyi Deputy Director Admin and Supplies
Mr. Temidayo Adewale Information Officer
State Environmental Protection Agency
Mr. Adunmo Francis Olukayode General Manager
Mrs. Agbeni Funmilayo O. Director Admin and Supplies
Mr. Okeya Kolade Ebenezer Director Environmental Technology and Research
Mr. Awoniyi Olusegun Director Finance and Accounts
Director Environmental Safeguard and Pollution Control
Mrs Ajisegbe Olalekan Director Planning, Research and Statistics
Mr. Olawuyi Michael O.
Mr. Temidayo Adewale Information Officer

The March Edition of the State Monthly Environmental Sanitation
Exercise will hold on Saturday, 29th April, 2023 between hours of
7:00am and 10:00am.

According to a release from the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Environment and Natural Resources,  Mr Babatunde Alokan who implored
all government workers  to clean their Offices and environment  on
Friday, 28th April, 2023 before the close of work.

The Theme of this month Environmental Sanitation Exercise is: PATHWAY
TO CLEAN ENVIRONMENT AND GOOD HEALTH. He charged the general public to
clean their environment during the exercise. However, there will be
restrictions on both human and vehicular movements during the
exercise, except for those on official duties and students writing
JAMB Examination.

He also urged residents and shop owners to distill drainages in front
of their buildings and dump their refuse properly.

The Permanent Secretary further admonishes all traders in the various
markets to use the opportunity to clean their shops and stalls and to
also ensure that all wastes generated are properly disposed off and
not poured into the drainages. All markets remain closed until

According to him, the State and Local Government Environmental Health
Officers, NGO’s and Security agencies will be on ground to monitor the
exercise throughout the state.

The Mobile Courts shall be operational throughout the State to try
Environmental Health and Sanitation law defaulters.

The Permanent Secretary enjoins all Ekiti people to keep a clean
environment more so that the raining season has set in.


May 2023 Environmental Sanitation Exercise holds this Saturday.

The May edition of the State Monthly Environmental Sanitation Exercise
will hold this week Saturday.

27th May, 2023 between hours of 7:00am and

According to a release from the office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Babatunde Alokan, stated that
the exercise will come up between the hours of 7:00 and 10:00 in the
The statement implored
all government workers to clean their Offices and environment on
Friday, before the close of work.

The theme of this month’s Environmental Sanitation Exercise as
captured in the release is: YOUR
charged the general public to clean their environment during the
According to the statement, there will be no restrictions of vehicular
movements during the exercise due to the Children day celebration but
all Environmental Health Officers of both State, Local Government
Areas and Local Council Development Areas, as well as the
Environmental Sanitation Task force
officials will be on ground to monitor compliance by residents across the state.

Mr Alokan further urged residents and shop owners to disillt
drainages in front of their buildings and dump refuse properly.
He also advised market men and women in the to use the opportunity to
clean their shops and stalls and ensure that all wastes generated are
properly disposed off.

The release cautioned against dumping of refuse and wastes in
drainages and water ways to avoid flooding, adding that markets and
business environments in the state remain closed untill 10:00am

The Permanent Secretary enjoined all Ekiti people to keep a clean
environment moreso that the raining season has set in.

However, the Head of Service, Bamidele Agbede esq., has directed all government
functionaries to step down their monitoring activities till the
July edition of the exercise.

To this effect, principal government functionaries should monitor the
exercise in their various domains.


Ekiti to Celebrate World Environment Day.

Ekiti State, in her bid to join the global community in celebrating
the World Environment Day, the state government has unveiled its plan
at making the event worthwhile.

According to a press statement from the Permanent Secretary (PS),
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Mr. Babatunde Alokan,
the year 2023 World Environment Day would serve as a reminder that
individual actions towards plastic pollution matter, stressing the
need to dispose plastic waste properly.

The release stated further that the Day is celebrated on 5th June
every year with more than 143 countries participating in the

The World Environment Day is a forum for public outreach on a
worldwide scale, which offers a theme and a stage each year for
governments, NGOs and communities for the promotion of environmental

The theme for 2023 celebration is #BeatPlasticPollution.

The PS, in the statement said that there would be awareness campaign
on plastic and nylon picking to be led by the State Governor, Mr.
Biodun Oyebanji.

According to the press statement, the awareness campaign will
kick-start by 7:30 am from Post Office area through Atikankan-Ijigbo
Roundabout to Fajuyi pavilion in Ado Ekiti.

The release therefore enjoined all stakeholders to converge at Post
junction about by 7:00am on Monday, 5th June, 2023.


Environmental Sanitation Exercise holds Saturday.

The June edition of the State Monthly Environmental Sanitation
Exercise comes up on Saturday, 24th June, 2023 between the hours of
7:00 and 10:00 in the morning.

According to a release from the office of the Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Babatunde Alokan,
all government employees are urged to clean their offices and
surroundings before the close of work on Friday, June 23, 2023.

The theme for this month’s environmental sanitization exercise is
“Your Environment is Your Life; Make Sanitation Your Daily Exercise.”

The PS, in the release urged everyone to tidy up their surroundings,
while vehicular and human movement would be restricted during the
exercise throughout the state, except for people on official
responsibilities, essential duties and services as well as students
writing examinations.

In addition, the release advised residents and business owners to
properly dispose their wastes and clear the drainage systems in front
of their structures.

The Permanent Secretary also cautioned all market men and women to
take advantage of the occasion to clean their stores and booths and
ensure proper disposal of refuse.
He reminded shops and business owners that all business premises
remain closed till 10am.

The release also contained the directive He said that in to
Environmental Health Officers from the State and Local Government,
NGO’s, and Security agencies to oversee and ensure compliance across
the state while the exercise last.

The Permanent Secretary warned against violation of the Environmental
Sanitation laws as mobile courts would be operational throughout the
state for the prosecution of violators.


EKSG to commence construction works on Igirigiri road soon- Aluko

……urges residents to be calm

The Ekiti State Government has said that it would soon begin
construction works on Igirigiri road in Ado Ekiti as part of steps
aimed at providing motorable road for commuters and residents of the
area which is an agricultural corridor..

This was made known by the Commissioner for Environment and Natural
Resources, Chief Mrs Tosin Aluko who was at Igirigiri on an inspection
tour of the flooded route.

Aluko who had earlier received a flood alert from residents of the
community as a result of heavy downpour on Monday and Tuesday pleaded
with the residents to be calm as the government is already working to
ensure the road is constructed as soon as possible.

Aluko hinted that palliative measures will be considered for the
people of the community pending the flag off of the road in September.

Speaking on behalf of the residents, a community leader, Mr. Sola
Ogundare stated that the road has become a menace and residents are
moving out of the community when it rains.

In company of the Commissioner were the Chairman, Ado Local
Government, Chief Bosun Osaloni, the Project Coordinator, Ekiti State
Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project(EK-RAAMP), Hon. Sunday
Adunmo; the Senior Special Assistant on Community Communication, Mrs
Mary Oso-Omotoso, the General Manager, Ekiti State Waste Management
Authority, Engr. Ayoola Osalusi and the General Manager, State
Environmental Protection Agency(SEPA), Mr. Kayode Adunmo.

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