Ministry of Information
The Ministry of Information and Values Orientation is responsible for the government’s information management and dissemination to the people. It uses all available legitimate media tools and engaged the citizenry through a four-pronged information pool.
Information is generated from government to the people, to the media, to our development partners and all stakeholders and back to government, thus enabling the government to generate policies and make informed decisions that are people oriented on a long run.
The Ministry has seven functional departments:-
- Information services
- Values orientation
- General publication
- Finance and Account
- Planning, Research and Statistics
- General Archives
The following are the Agencies under the Ministry:
- BSES – Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State (Radio and Television);
- The Government Printing Press – which is presently undergoing reforms.
To carry out full and effective publicity of Government activities, promote its good image through factual, timely and adequate dissemination of information, making Ekiti State the preferred tourist and business destination in the country.
- Ensure free-flow of information and news that enhance development and forestall rumor mongering
- Facilitate synergy
- Develop and project tourism potentials, regulate, license and monitor tourism/hospitality
- Appropriate record keeping of government activities for posterity hrough various official publications, gazettes and annuals
- Promote attitudinal change and restoring our values
- Dissemination of accurate information on the activities of Government
- Mobilization of the Citizenry to imbibe positive values and patriotism through every available channel of communication
- Enhancement of Youth Development through Empowerment, Training, Sensitization etc.
- Promotion of Sports Development through harnessing of Sports Potentials and development of same.
- Publicity of government activities and promotion of good public image for government, through proper and adequate dissemination of information.
- Generating policy on staff welfare and discipline as well as training and building capacity for competence and skills
- Facilitating good working relationship between the State and Federal Ministry of Information .
- Planning and research, coupled with monitoring and updating of statistical data for information processing.
- Popularizing government policies and programmes at the grassroots and creating behavioural and attitudinal change through communication packages to sanitize all segments of the society
|Rt. Hon Taiwo Olatubosun
|Mr. Femi Adedipe
|Mr. Taiwo Adetule
|Director, Administration and supplies
|Mrs. Aishat Junaid
|Director, Finance and Accounts
|Mr. Oyetunde Oyebode
|Director, Information Services
|Mrs. Adesola C Fadiran
|Director, Values Orientation
|Mr. A. Olutoyin Akode
|Director, General Publication
|Mr. Segun Olatoye
|Director, Planning, Research and Statistics
|Mrs. Olukemi Oyekunle
|Director, General Achives
|Elder Kunle Falade
|Mr. Amos Odelusi
|1999 – 2003
|Elder Kayode Osadare
|2003 – 2004
|Sir. Kayode Otitoju
|2004 – 2005
|Barr. Gboyega Oguntuase
|2005 – 2007
|Mr. Odunayo Ategbero
|Mr. Patrick Ajigbolamu
|2009 – 2010
|Mrs. Fola-Richie Adewusi
|2010 – 2011
|Mr Tayo Ekundayo
|2011 – 2014
|Mr. Lanre Ogunsuyi
|2016 – 2018
|Aare Muyiwa Olumilua
|2018 – 2020
|Barr. Akin Omole
|2020 – 2022
|Dr. (Mrs) Adekunbi Obaisi
|2018 - 2021
|Messrs Yakubu Sanni,
|Late Ajayi (Lama)
|Mr Segun Erinle
|Mr Olaniyan Jegede
|Mr Olowoyo Fatai
|Mr Segede Olaniyan
|Mr Olufemi Adewunmi
|Mr Ropo Famubode
|Mrs Victor Akomolafe
|Mrs Ayibade Taiwo
|2009 – 2010
|Mr Foluso Daramola
|2010 – 2011
|Dr (Mrs.) Adekunbi Obaisi
|2011 – 2012
|Mr Kolawole Ajumobi
|Mr Olusola Dada
|2013 – 2014
|Mr Kolawole Ajumobi
|2014 – 2018
EKITI AGGRESSIVE ROAD CONSTRUCTION:AND REHABILITATION -– A LAUDABLE
ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION AGENDA OF OYEBANJI LED ADMINISTRATION
A viewpoint written by Olagunju Olalesi of Ekiti State Ministry of
Information and Values Orientation.
There is no gainsaying that every individual strives to create impact
in life. No matter how long someone spent on earth without a legacy
that is beneficial to others, it is like a snake that passed through
the rock without imprint. This is not limited to individuals, it is
also applicable to governments. As one administration goes, , another
one sets in, but the office remains and their landmark achievements
speak to the minds of the people long after their exit. It is a fact
that the Oyebanji led administration has swung into action immediately
it came on board to make sure it impacts positively into the lives of
One of the best ways of measuring great achievements of any
government is its level of investment in the physical and
infrastructural development projects
such as road construction. This is the basis for economic transformation
of any society..
It is an established fact that importance of good and motorable roads
in any given society can not be over emphasized, as it paves the way
for accident-free vehicular movements, attracts
more investors and improves the economy of such society.
This informed the efforts of our amiable Governor, Mr Biodun Abayomi
Oyebanji who is passionate to transform the state
through aggressive construction and rehabilitation of roads.
On his assumption of office, the people's Governor immediately
approved the rehabilitation of some township roads
within the state capital.
One thing that is very unique about the Governor is his commitment to
the welfare of the people, particularly his efforts to avert
flooding and making the state capital to wear a new look. That's why he has
been embarking on strict monitoring of these roads to ensure thorough
and timely completion before the commencement of the heavy rain, and
as well as to ensure that
quality materials are used to make them durable and stand the test of
time. It is worthy of note that he has completed rehabilitation of twelve roads
within his two hundred days in office while others are still ongoing.
You could recall that the administration had already completed seven
road rehabilitation in Ado Ekiti
within his one Hundred days in office. He has just completed
additional five roads rehabilitation making a total of twelve roads
Some of the completed Ado township roads are; Matthew street - St Paul
Anglican Church -Odo Ado, Mugbagba - St Paul Anglican Church,
Ijigbo Round about - Atikankan, Olukayode Stadium- Okuta
Gbokutalori -Old Garage Atikankan- Isato Oke- Sadiat Hotel
Basiri road (John Nova Int. School junction) - Adebayo opposite
Chicken Republic, Oke Bola - Access Bank road spur Little by Little
Others are Oladele street at Awedele, Oke- Oniyo-Union Baptist road,
Ijigbo roundabout - Ilawe road, Odofin - Kini road and Ajibade lane -
Oriya Blessing road.
Those that are still ongoing include: Agric Olope - Moferere - Odo
Ado, GRA 3rd Extension, Oke Ila - Housing Corporation, Oja Oba
- Post Office - Palace road, St Paul Anglican Church -Ado Grammar
School, NTA road -New Iyin road, Post Office Ikere Ekiti - Master
Energy Filling Station, Ado Ekiti
In his bid and passion to transform the state, recently the Governor
has graciously approved additional construction of roads at Doctor's
Quarters, Omisanjana -Ajebandele road and others to enhance ease of
transportation and work is seriously ongoing there. This is a living
testimony às these aggressive road construction and rehabilitation
have began to trail commendation. The people of Omisanjana have raised
encomiums on Governor Oyabanji for embarking on the construction of
Omisanjana -Ajebandele road that seemed to be mirage.
Speaking with Journalists at the construction site in Ado, one of the
landlords in the area, Alhaji Akande Lasisi who could not hide his
feelings towards the construction of the road expressed appreciation
to the Governor for rescuing the people from untold hardship
experienced while passing through the road.
Akande who lamented the poor state of the road before construction,
stressed that it was difficult for both motorcycles and vehicles to
ply the road which has been a major source of concern to the residents
of the area, as movement to and from the area has been hectic.
Another resident of the area, Mrs Falade Adetunji commended the
efforts of the Governor for keeping to his electioneering promises
Mrs Adetunji explained that the landlord association of the street
paid a visit to the Governor before the election where they requested
for the construction of the road and was surprise as he kept his
Also speaking with our reporter, Mr Adesuyi Adebiyi , a motorcyclist,
showered encomium on the Governor, stressing that the road
construction has allowed for free vehicular movement and as well
improves the economic activities of the area when completed.
Mr Adebiyi who admonished the Governor not to relent in his pursuit of
good works, appealed to the state government to mount road breakers
for the control of reckless driving and avert accidents on the road.
Speaking on the road projects, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Works and Transport, Mr Sunday Komolafe who commended the efforts of
the state government at making lives easy for the people, stressed
that the roads when completed will go a long way to assisting the
populace in carrying out their day today activities
The permanent Secretary hinted that the ministry was embarking on
close monitoring to ensure
that the contractors work to specifications and live up to standard.
Mr Komolafe further stressed that the present administration was
working round the clock to prevent road flooding this year and
thereby. warned the people against drain blockage so as to prevent
flooding during rainfall.
Finally, it is glaring that the present
administration is poised at turning the state around as the governor
has promised to extend the rehabilitation of township roads to other
parts of the state in earnest.
Therefore, all hands must be on deck to give him tacit support to
enable him succeed in his determination to transform the state.