Ministry of Health and Human Services

The Ministry is divided into Finance and Account; Administration and Supplies, Hospital Services and Training, Public Health Services, Planning, Research, & Statistics; Disease Control, Nursing Services, and Pharmaceutical Services Departments.


  1. Health Management Board (HMB)
  2. Central Medical Stores/Unified Drug Revolving Fund (UDRF)
  3. Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA)
  4. College of Health Sciences & Technology
  5. University Teaching Hospital


To be a front line Ministry, setting the pace in disease prevention, delivery of high quality Health Care services, and ensuring the total Health of her populace.

Our Mission

Promoting and providing equitable and accessible high quality Health Care delivery system to Ekiti citizenry and beyond through collaboration with all stakeholders.

  1. Undertakes the preparation of annual operational plans, research and collation of statistical data aimed at health policies and service delivery.
  2. Facilitates the formulation and implementation of State Health policies.
  3. Oversees the inspection of public and private hospitals, school of dental health education, traditional medicine practice, and the State medical board.
  4. Liaising with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria in all matters of Nursing /Midwifery education and practice.
  5. Responsible for preventing the prevalence of infectious diseases.
Dr Oyebanji Filani Hon. Commissioner
Mrs. Olusola Gbenga-Igotun Permanent Secretary/Administrative Head
Mr. Tai Akomolafe Director, Administration and Supply
Mr. Oluwole Oloworemo Director, Finance and Accounts
Dr. Sunday Omoya Director Planning Research & Statistics
Mrs. Yewande. I. Akute Director, Nursing Services
Pharmacist Kolawole Olajide Director, Pharmaceutical Services
Dr. Olumide Obe Director, Hospital Services and Training
Dr. Abayomi Ibrahim Director, Public Health Services
Engr. Timothy Owolabi Director, Procurement
Dr. Olasunkanmi Alabi Permanent Secretary, Hospitals’ Management Board
Dr. Ayodele Seluwa Executive Secretary, Primary Health Care Development Agency
Prof. Kayode Olabanji Chief Medical Director, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH)
Dr. Sanya Adetoye General Manager, Ekiti State Health Insurance Scheme.
Dr. Charles Doherty General Manager, State Action Committee on AIDS (SACA)
Pharm. M.O. Oyeniran General Manager, Drug Mananagement Agency

Pharmacist (Mrs.) Bisi Arogundade

Name Designation Period
Dr. Odunayo Fagbeyiro Commissioner 1997
Dr. Felicia Jokotade Agboola Commissioner 1997 – 1999
Professor Joseph Oluwasanmi Commissioner 1999 – 2003
Dr. Olusola Babalola Commissioner 2003 – 2005
Dr. Gabriel Olusegun Omowaye Commissioner 2005 – 2007
Dr. Martins Oluwafemi Thomas Commissioner 2007- 2008
Dr. Babatunde Alonge Commissioner 2008 – 2009
Dr. Martins Oluwafemi Thomas Commissioner 2009 – 2010
Dr. Wole Olugboji Commissioner 2010 – 2011
Dr. Dare Ojo Permanent Secretary
Professor Benjamin Olusola Fasubaa Commissioner 2010 – 2014
Dr. Simeon Olurotimi Ojo Commissioner 2014 – 2018
Dr. (Mrs) Moji Yaya Kolade Commissioner 2018 – 2020
Dr. Dare Ojo Permanent Secretary
Mr J.L Olagunju Permanent Secretary/Administrative Head Oct. 1996 – Jan. 1997
Ch. M.A Adeyemo Permanent Secretary/Administrative Head Jan. 1997 – June 1998
Mr. Olu Ipinlaye Permanent Secretary/Administrative Head June 1998 – Nov. 1998
Ch. Dayo Fadipe Permanent Secretary/Administrative Head Nov. 1998 – Jun. 1999
Pst. R.A Adejuyigbe Permanent Secretary/Administrative Head June 1999 – April 2000
Mr. Olu Ipinlaye Permanent Secretary/Administrative Head April 2000 – Nov. 2002
Mr. Olufemi Adewumi Permanent Secretary/Administrative Head March 2002 – Sept. 2003
Mr. Abiodun Ajayi Permanent Secretary/Administrative Head Sept. 2003 – Dec. 2003
Dr. J.O. Oyelakin Permanent Secretary/Administrative Head Jan. 2004 – Dec. 2005
Dr. C. Oladele Permanent Secretary/Administrative Head Jan. 2006 – March 2007
Dr. A.A. Fasanmade Permanent Secretary/Administrative Head March 2007 – June 2007
Dr. (Mrs.) O.O Fakunle Permanent Secretary/Administrative Head June 2007 – Dec. 2009
Dr. Emmanuel Dare-Ojo Permanent Secretary/Administrative Head Jan. 2010 – Dec. 2010
Dr. D.K Aina Permanent Secretary/Administrative Head Jan. 2011 – Nov. 2011
Emmanuel Dare-Ojo Permanent Secretary/Administrative Head Nov.2011 – Dec. 2012
Dr. Folakemi Olomojobi Permanent Secretary/Administrative Head Jan 2013 – Aug. 2016
Dr. Ayotunde Omole Permanent Secretary/Administrative Head Aug. 2016 – Dec. 2018
Dr. Folakemi Olomojobi Permanent Secretary/Administrative Head Dec. 2018 – Jan. 2021
Dr. Akinjide Akinleye Permanent Secretary/Administrative Head Feb. 2021 – June 2022
Pharmacist (Mrs.) Bisi Arogundade Permanent Secretary/Administrative Head June 2022 –

Ekiti Doctors Commend Governor Biodun Oyebanji for Payment of Harzard

The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria, Ekiti
University Teaching Hospital Chapter has commended Governor Biodun
Oyebanji for the payment of harzard allowance for health workers in
the state.

The president of the Association, Dr. Olatunde Ogundare gave the
commendation during their appreciation visit to the Honorable
Commissioner for Health and Human services Dr Oyebanji Filani today.

The President who was in the company of the Association’s Secretary Dr
Adebowale Akinwumi noted that the Governor has shown great commitment
to the health sector of the state by being the first governor to pay
such harzard allowance in the South West states of Nigeria.

In his remarks, the Commissioner for Health Dr Oyebanji Filani stated
that the state government is committed to improving the welfare of the
health workers and other workforce of the state.

Dr Filani assured  the Association of government’s continued
collaboration, commitment and support for a better, efficient and
effective healthcare service delivery.


NCDC, EKSG train MDAs Social Media Focal persons, other Stakeholders
on Social Media Infodemics Management.

In a bid to ensure effective public health communication as well as
better social media management, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
(NCDC) in collaboration with Ekiti State government has organised a
four day training Programme for social media focal persons and other
relevant stakeholders in the state ministries, parastatals and
agencies’ (MDAs).

In his remarks at the opening ceremony, the Commissioner for Health
and Human Services, Dr Oyebanji Filani, who was represented by the
Director, Public Health in the ministry, Dr Abayomi Ibrahim noted that
the training was timely as it would help in broadening participants’
skills in infodemic management and knowledge on risk and health
communication management.

Dr Filani hinted that there was a serious need to build capacity on
information management especially on how to dispel rumours and provide
accurate information during epidemiological outbreaks.

In his goodwill message, the Director General of the Nigeria Centre
for Disease Control (NCDC) Dr Ifedayo Adetifa who spoke through Mrs
Miracle Rufus commended the state government for providing enabling
environment for the training as well as its efforts at curtailing the
outbreaks of diseases in the state.

He recalled the timely response and intervention of government of the
state during the outbreak of pandemics like covid-19, lassa fever,
ebola and other deadly diseases in the past.

The NCDC facilitators at the workshop, highlighted the objectives of
the training to include developing and Implementing social media
strategies for public health communications, monitoring and managing
information on social media during an outbreak, disseminating accurate
and timely information about the outbreak to the public and
strengthening the infodemics management process among others.

The facilitators made robust presentations which include paper
presentations, video display, group work and games, questions and
answers for better understanding by the participants.

They noted that participants at the training were drawn from the state
Ministries of Health, Environment, Agriculture, Information and Values
Orientation, Primary Health Care Development Agency, National
Orientation Agency, social media influencers and other relevant

Participants at the event appreciated the Nigeria Centre for Disease
Control (NCDC) and Ekiti State government for organizing the training
and pledged to make better use of the knowledge acquired during the


ECEWS Holds Stakeholders Meeting on SPEED Start-Up Program.

Ekiti State Government in Collaboration with the Community Education
Welfare Scheme (ECEWS), has organized SPEED Start-up program designed
to support stakeholders in the healthcare sector, mentorship and
funding on eradication of HIV/AIDS and related diseases in Ado Ekiti.

In her opening remarks at the programme, the Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Health and Human Services, Pharmacist Olabisi Arogundade
said, the support of ECEWS for the past few months the program was
kick- started has created innovative solutions that address some of
the challenges facing health system in Ekiti State.

She noted that the start-up program was a clear indication of the
state government’s commitment to enhancing healthcare delivery in the
state .

Pharmacist Arogundade advised the Stakeholders and the 10- line
Ministries that are working together for the eradication of HIV virus,
to improve on data management to achieve quality data capacity system
with an assurance of government support when needed.

Earlier at the meeting, the General Manager of State Aids Control
Agency (EKSACA), Dr Charles Doherty in his goodwill message, commended
ECEWS team for their support and hard work.

The SACA Boss complained about a drastic reduction in the area of finance
and advised the proper usage of the available resources by health
facilities in the state.

The Coordinator of Network of People Living With HIV/AIDS in the state
(NSPWHAN), Pastor Oluwole appreciated government and ECEWS for their
support towards people living with HIV/AIDS, with a prayer to God to
uphold the organisation for more humanitarian service to the society.


Ekiti State Health Commissioner, commends Permanent Secretary at Retirement.

The out-going Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry of Health and
Human Services, Pharmacist Olabisi Arogundade  has been commended for
her dedication and commitment to the service of the state.

The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Oyebanji Filani
gave the commendation at the Send-off ceremony organized by the
Ministry in her honor on her attainment of 60 years maximum retirement
age for active service.

Dr Filani who appreciated the PS for her years of dedication,
selfless service, hard-work and commitment to the public service of
the state and Nigeria, described his working relationship with
Pharmacist Arogundade as smooth and cordial, which has brought a lot
of improvement and better healthcare service delivery to the State.

“As a Permanent Secretary, Pharmacist Bisi Arogundade has not only
shown brilliance, she has also exhibited competency, capacity and
character in the discharge of her duty. Her brilliant contributions
while in the active service formed parts of the factors leading to the
transformations going on in the health sector of the state.”  He

In their remarks, the Permanent Secretary Hospitals’ Management Board,
Dr Olasunkanmi Alabi, CMD Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital,
Prof.Kayode Olabanji, Executive Secretary, State Primary Health Care
Development Agency SPHCDA, Dr Ayodele Seluwa and General Manager,
Ekiti State Health Insurance Scheme, Dr Sanya Adetoye praised  Pharm.
Arogundade for her brilliance, good character, love, selfless service
and passion for her work and prayed for peaceful and productive years
after retirement.

Responding, Pharm. Olabisi Arogundade thanked the Commissioner,
Management and staff of the Ministry of Health and Human Services and
the entire members of the health family in Ekiti State for their
support and show of love throughout her service years.

She appreciated the Commissioner for being supportive and for the
leverage and conducive environment to perform optimally. “You’re a
great leader, thank you for all the support I received when we were
together, those  words of encouragement really brought out the best in
me”. she stated.

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