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.

Vision:

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

Our Mission

  • 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.

Name Designation
Hon. Commissioner

Hon. Dele FaparusiCommissioner

Name Designation Period
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
water sources.

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
practices.

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
open defecation.

The results analysis of water samples taken in the community was
also reviewed with the stakeholders and their under ground water was
also treated

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
Community.

 

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
issues.

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
identified.

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.

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