Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities
The Ministry is divided into Department of Administration and Supplies, Department of Finance/Accounts, Department of Public Buildings, Department of Planning Research & Statistics, Department of Information & Communication Technology, and Operations Department.
Aggressive drive in the provision of social amenities in terms of Water and Sanitation, Rural Electrification, Construction and Maintenance of Public Buildings, and improved asset to Information and Communication Technology by Ekiti people
- Formulation of State Water and Sanitation Policy;
- Enact State Water and Sanitation Law;
- Carry out Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) of Ero and Ureje Dams;
- Replacement of old Water
- Pipelines to new areas;
- Produce and distribute water to the Public;
- Collect water rates;
- Maintain existing rural electrification facilities;
- Identify new areas for electrification;
- Procure and install more transformers as required;
- Maintain existing public buildings;
- Construct new public buildings as required;
- Design web portals for the state;
- Procure and install technical equipment for internet services access in the state;
- Carry out feasibility studies for the construction of an airport in the state;
The Bureau of Information is saddled with the responsibilities of coordinating, over sighting, controlling, monitoring, appraising, among others, the activities of the relevant departments and agencies that have been statutorily placed under it.
Hon. Dele FaparusiCommissioner
|Hon. Kehinde Odebunmi||Special Adviser||2003-2007|
|Engr. Bisi Aje||Commissioner||2007-2009|
|Hon. Dapo Agbede||Commissioner||August 2009 – Oct. 2010|
|Engr. Eben Alade||Permanent Secretary|
|Engr. S.O. Oke||Permanent Secretary|
|Dr. (Mrs.) O. Fakunle||Permanent Secretary||August 2009 – Oct. 2010|
|Dr. (Mrs.) B. M. Alade||Permanent Secretary||January 2011 – Nov. 2011|
|Engr. Kayode Jegede||Special Adviser|
EKSG Restates Commitment to Improving Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene.
Ekiti State Government has assured that it would continue to take
proactive steps towards improving water supply , sanitation and
Hygiene services with the ultimate aim of reducing the prevalence
of water borne diseases in the state.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Infrastructure and Public
Utilities, Prof Mobolaji Aluko who gave the assurance in Ado-Ekiti
while featuring on a live radio programme to mark the 2023 World
Water Day, urged citizens and residents of the State to be part of
the process to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 6
which states that everyone must have access to safely managed Water
and Sanitation by 2030.
Noting that the theme for this year’s World Water Day
Celebration: “Accelerating Change To Solve Water and Sanitation
Crisis” could not have come at a better time, the Special Adviser
urged citizens and residents of the State to strictly follow the
policy of ‘one house, one toilet’ and avoiding open defecation and
other unhealthy practices that could contaminate the under ground
Aluko who stated that communal efforts would be required towards
achieving the set target , advised that all under ground water
sources be protected stressing that people should always observe a
long distance between water sources and soak away pits or burial sites
He identified open defecation as a major factor in the spread of E
coli Bacteria in Nigeria, charging Ekiti people to make Sanitation and
Hygiene part of their daily practices.
Aluko identified poor supply of electricity as a major challenge
affecting free flow of pipe borne water from the major water
schemes in the state adding that efforts are in top gear to find a
lasting solution to it.
The high point of the World Water Day celebration in the state was a
community engagement/ sensitization forum
organized by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities at
Ago Aduloju community in Ado Local Government Area of the State,
where officials of the Ministry sensitized residents on achieving
good behavioral change on water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene
Officials also sensitized stakeholders in the community on the
importance of Improved Sanitation and Hygiene, as well as awareness on
water quality test and behavioral change in curtailing the scourge of
The results analysis of water samples taken in the community was
also reviewed with the stakeholders and their under ground water was
In attendance at the 2023 World Water Day Celebration were top
officials of the Ministry,
Ekiti Water and Sewerage Company, Ekiti Rural Water Supply and
Sanitation Agency, Ekiti Water Supply and Regulatory Agency,
NGOs(NEWSAN), Borehole Drillers Association, the State Program
Implementation Unit (SURWASH) and Stakeholders from Ago Aduloju
Ekiti State Government has inaugurated a twenty-one-member
inter-ministerial committee saddled with the responsibility of finding
lasting solutions to issues relating to water resources management and
its attendant challenges in the state.
Addressing members of the committee named “Integrated Water Resources
Management (IWRM) Committee” during its inauguration in Ado-Ekiti, the
Special Adviser to the Governor on Infrastructure and Public Utilities
(IPU), Professor Mobolaji Aluko urged members of the committee to work
in synergy in order to find lasting solutions to the outlined age-long
Aluko explained that Ekiti was endowed with rivers, water schemes and
water dams, such as Egbe, Ero, Ureje and Itapaji that were capable of
providing regular clean and potable water to all parts of the State as
well as serving as a veritable source of revenue to the government in
the areas of agriculture, transportation and recreation.
Highlighting the terms of reference for the constitution of the
committee to include developing a workable framework for flooding and
erosion control, the allocation and distribution of potable water
among all users , as well as preventing water pollution in the State.
Prof. Aluko raised alarm over the reducing water and increasing
turbidity levels of Ureje Dam in Ado which are undoubtedly related to
waste and dredging activities in tributaries feeding it.
He urged representatives of Ministries, Departments and Agencies in
the committee to identify problems in the sector and come up with
workable solutions, including looking into all the state water- and
water-shed-related laws with a view towards reconciling them.
He reminded those who were present of the warning forecast issued by
the relevant National Weather Monitoring and Emergency Management
Agencies about this year’s rainfall and flooding expectations,
particularly in Ekiti state, calling on the people to support the
government at bringing the expected flood disaster to a minimal level.
Aluko thereby advised the committee to assign sub-technical
committees to work on erosion control in order to avert flooding in
the state this year, as well as on other issues as are periodically
In his remarks , the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Infrastructure
Public Utilities who is also the Secretary of the Committee, Engr.
Olumide Ajayi, assured that the committee would soon come up with
workable policies, sensitization and awareness programmes that would
address the technicality aspects of water resources management and
prevention of water pollution in the state.
He expressed appreciation to all the Permanent Secretaries, Executives
Secretaries, General Manager, and the Managing Director of the State
Water and Sewage Company for their cooperation and thereby sought for
their further support towards achieving the IWRM international and
global standard practices
The 21-man IWRM committee was set up under EXCOS mandate.
EKSG advocates synergy between Federal and State Fire Services.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on infrastructure and Public
Utilities, Prof Mobolaji Aluko has called for greater synergy between
the Ekiti State Fire Services Department and the Federal Fire Services
in promptly responding to fire outbreaks and other emergencies in the
The Special Adviser gave the charge during a meeting with the
Directors of both fire services in Ado-Ekiti, and urged the two
government agencies to make greater collaboration and effective
service delivery their topmost priorities as part of ultimate efforts
to reduce cases of casualties and fatalities as well as damages caused
by fire out breaks in the state.
He said that with greater collaboration the two agencies can
effectively perform their regulatory functions and respond to cases of
fire outbreak and emergencies in any part of the State.
Aluko also stressed that the state Government would take urgent steps
towards the repair of all faulty fire engines and equipment that were
out of service for the organisation to effectively respond to and
carry out its statutory duties of saving lives and properties whenever
it receives emergency calls.
He pledged the state’s support for the Federal Fire Service’s needs
for the organisation to run effectively in the state.
Aluko noted that Fire services should go beyond responding to fire
incidents , and that the two fire services should also effectively
perform their other statutory roles of fire prevention and issuance of
fire safety certificates to business premises for insurance purposes
and as well as issuing certificates of incident report to fire
He sought for collaboration of both parties in signing a memorandum of
understanding on the modality for the issuance of fire safety
certificate and certificate of fire incidents report.
Earlier in his remarks the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Engr
Olumide Ajayi, described the newly amended and passed State Fire Law
2023 as timely, urging the heads of fire departments in the state to
take notes of the amended parts for effective delivery.
The General Manager of State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)
Olajide Borode, urged the Fire Services in the State to always issue
certificates report of incident to fire victims in a timely manner,
especially if on request by the victims as an evidence of claiming any
relief materials that may likely be provided by SEMA office, noting
that the report will serve as an evidence that they are victims of
The Controller, Federal Fire Services,Oloniyo Babatope, requested for
an office accommodation for his organisation which is a pre-requsite
condition for him to make requisition for more equipment and personnel
He revealed that the Ado-Ekiti office is now the zonal headquarters
for Ekiti and Ondo States, and as such is due for more appliances and
personnel if conducive accommodation is provided by the state
He commended the State government for its readiness to provide a
suitable accommodation and other logistics support for the federal
agency in the state.
The Director Fire Services of Ekiti State, Mr Olusola Famosaya
commended the Ministry for bringing the two agencies together as one
entity in order to work as a team towards achieving the same goals,
pledging a renewed cooperation with the Federal Fire
Service for effective and efficient service delivery.