HISTORY OF THE MINISTRY
The re-organization of this Ministry by the incumbent Dr. John Kayode Fayemi’s regime in August, 2020 now christened the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development marked another landmark in the evolutionary trending the Housing and Urban Development sector in Ekiti State. Down the Memory Lane, particularly after the State’s creation on 1st October, 1996, transitioned experiences can be highlighted as follows: –
- Marking the beginning of what is now series of metamorphic development was the bifurcation and the naming as full-fledged “Ministry of Lands and Housing” from the erstwhile Ministry of Works, Transport, Lands and Housing in June 1999.
- The Ministry of Lands and Housing reverted to the status of a department being supervised by the office of the Executive Governor in a major restructuring of Government establishments during Mr. Ayo Fayose’s first incumbency as governor in 2003.
- Ministry of Lands, Housing and Environment came into being by the merger of the erstwhile Ministry of Lands and Housing and Ministry of Environment in June, 2007 by the then governor, Engr. Segun Oni.
- Ministry of Lands, Housing and Environment was again de-merged to give rise to the Ministry of Lands, Urban and Regional Planning in October, 2009 by Engr. Segun Oni.
- In December, 2010 the Ministry was re-christened Ministry of Physical, Urban and Regional Planning after the inception of Dr. Kayode Fayemi’s Administration.
- However in June, 2011, the Bureau of Lands was approved but to temporarily remain for some time under the supervisionof the Ministry. The Planning Permit was also approved as one of the functional departments in the Ministry.
- On 2nd April 2013, the Ministry transited to the Ministry of Housing, Physical Planning and Urban Development while the Bureau of Lands was transferred for direct supervision by the Office of the Governor. The hitherto Planning Permit Department was also upgraded to the status of an Agency with a General Manager under the supervision of the Ministry.
- The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development evolved with the reverting of the Bureau of Lands with Ministry of Housing, Physical Planning and Urban Development on 24th October, 2014 on the second advent of Dr. Ayodele Fayose’s administration.
- The current status as Ministry of Housing and Urban Development came into being with the last re-organization in the service when the Bureau of Lands Services was again de-merged in August 2020 by the incumbent administration of Dr. John Kayode Fayemi.
THE MINISTRY’S STANDARD OF SERVICE CHARTER
The Standard of Service Charter articulates the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development’s (the Ministry) commitment to the service delivery standard in Ekiti State.
To create an ambient and conducive environment for every inhabitant in every part of the State.
The Ministry provides services to the Ekiti State Government, the people of Ekiti State and Investors by formulating, implementing and ensuring compliance with Government physical development policies aimed at establishing optimum communities that will improve the lives of citizens and attract investors. The Ministry has various client groups ranging from individual developers, firms, government institutions among others.
The Ministry has a diverse range of services, these include:
- Monitoring and control of all physical development activities in the State
- Formulation and Implementation of Housing policies and programme of the State Government
- Design of government Site and Services Schemes
- Preparation of Land-Use Plans and Master Plan Policy
- Design and implementation of Urban Renewal Programmes.
- Issuance/approvals of all physical development applications in the State (Including Power, Gas and Telecommunication Installation)
- Issuance/approvals of all private development schemes application in the State (Layout Plans)
- Generation of Revenue to the State IGR from the activities of the Ministry
Our Service Standard
The Ministry will:
- treat people with impartiality, respect, fairness and accord them utmost integrity
- perform to a high ethical and professional standard
- seek to have a clear understanding of and meeting the services required by individual clients
- take proper and unbias decisions based on laid down laws and regulations guiding the activities of the Ministry
- provide professional advice and decisions that are relevant and clearly explained to all clients
- provide equitable access to services for residents of the state as well as non-residents for developmental projects
The aim of the Ministry is to provide efficient and effective physical development planning and control services at all times. However, if your expectations are not met and you would like to ask questions, complain or make suggestions about our services, kindly contact us with the details provided below.
Office of the Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Phase V, State Secretariat Complex, Ado Ekiti.