Government of Ekiti State, Nigeria.

Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development

The Ministry took off in 1996 October as Women Commission and became a full-fledged Ministry in 1997. In August, 2000, the nomenclature changed to the Ministry of Women Affairs and Youth Development in line with what is operated at the Federal Government Level. However, on the 28th December, 2010 the Ministry metamorphosed into the Ministry of Women Affairs, Social Development and Gender Empowerment. Thereafter, in October 2014, it was changed to the Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender Empowerment and Social Development. At the emergence of Dr. John Kayode Fayemi led – administration in 2018, the Ministry was renamed as the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development in 2019.

The major activities of the Ministry revolve round creating enabling environment for women, girls, childrenand other vulnerable persons. Towards actualizing the goals, and to effectively discharge its duties, the Child’s Rights Law, Equal Opportunities Law and Gender-Based Violence (Prohibition) Law werepromulgated. The Ministry collaborates with other Ministries, the Local Government Areas( LGAs) and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) through the Community Development Departments, the Ministry of Justice, the Security Agencies (Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Development Partners in the implementation of its programmes.

The Ministry has a total of Seven (7) Departments and two units namely Internal Audit and Transit Home for Abused Women and Girls. The Seven (7) Departments are:

  • Women Affairs
  • Social Welfare
  • Child Development
  • Women Education
  • Administration and Supplies
  • Finance and Accounts
  • Planning, Research and Statistics

The Agency: Ekiti State Office of Disability Affairs


  • To effectively develop and harness the full potentials of Ekiti women, children,  and other vulnerable people.

Our Mission

  • To provide an enabling environment for women, children and other vulnerable people to maximize their potentials.
  • To ensure the protection of the rights of women, children and indeed all citizens of Ekiti in a violence-free society.
  • To provide equal opportunities for the development and advancement of children, women and other vulnerable people in Ekiti State and
  • To provide succor for the less privileged and persons requiring social intervention.
  1. Preparation and Implementation of the aspect of the State Budget pertaining to Women Affairs, Children and social Welfare
  2. Facilitating the holistic development of women through educational, economic, social and political empowerment.
  3. Ensuring the total well-being and development of children through well articulated programmes and activities geared towards the participating, survival, protection and developmental rights of child-being the 4 Thematic areas of the convention on the Rights of the Child (also enshrined in the Ekiti State Child’s Rights Law 2006)
  4. Promoting gender equality/mainstream gender into Government Policies.
  5. Fostering cooperation among Women and facilitates good rapport between the grassroot women and the Government.
  6. Coordinating of all non-Governmental Organization activities focused on children and women.
  7. Mobilizing women to form cooperative societies that are beneficial and profitably run.
  8. Facilitating the families social well being through pre-marital counseling, marriages and reconciliation of those in disputes.
  9. Provision and promotion of Juvenile Welfare Services in form of counseling and reformation of deviant ones, through the involvement of the Juvenile/Family courts where necessary
  10. Facilitating care for the Aged and others who require special attention and care.
  11. Facilitating care for all vulnerable individuals who require one form of special care or the other.
  12. Support programme for Girl-child Education.

Governor Oyebanji calls for girl-child education.

The Ekiti State Governor Mr. Biodun Oyebanji has called for the
removal of barriers that are capable of limiting the girl-child
education in the country and break away from stereotype traditions and

This, he said became necessary for the emancipation of girl-child, end
the vicious circle of poverty and set them on the course of self
fulfilment and realization.

The Governor who made the call at a Female Students Leadership Summit,
Theme: The light we Carry; igniting the power Excellence held at the
Federal Polytechnic in Ado on Friday.

The Governor who was represented by the Secretary to the State
Government Dr Habibat Adubiaro charged the students to embrace
self-development, self-improvement and brace up for the challenges

“I advised that as a female student or a girl child, you must know
whom you are so that the society can be proud of you tomorrow because
you shall also get to the position in life she advised”

“As a country we are almost getting to the point of having a female
governor even president in future, the reason why we practice
Government of inclusion in Ekiti where our Governor has female as his
deputy governor, female as the SSG and also the first female speaker
in the house of assembly. she said”

“Ekiti State is first state in Nigeria that occupied women in all this
positions in the whole of Nigeria, and this is to tell you that our
Governor loves and appreciates you in all spheres of life. She added”.

“Am a teacher and a former lecturer of chemistry in the faculty of
science at the Federal University, Oye, where female students are
leading in all the subjects in the department of Chemistry, Physics
and others, to show that females are breaking the barrier already”.

Adubiaro advised the students to consider choosing a life partner that
will share and key-in into their vision whenever they are ready.

“getting married is not the end of one’s Carrier because I got married
when I was in the university and my husband has been a pillar of
support for me to attain this position even as I am a PhD holder
today, that means you can become whatever you want with the support of
a good husband that will aid your aspiration to attain any level in
life, she advised”

The Wife of the Governor Dr.Olayemi Oyebanji in her remarks commended
the organizers of the summit for choosing such an inspiring theme.

The Governor’s Wife noted that light connotes life, happiness,
prosperity and a perfect being.

“As female students in Nigeria, you are the light of the world because
you Carry a light that shines brightly in a society that is still
grappling with issues of gender inequality, discrimination and Gender
based violence. The light represents the potentials, your aspirations
and your determination to succeed or excel despite the many challenges
you face” she said

Dr Olayemi who was represented by a scholar, Dr. Adenike Kolawole said
to unleash the power of excellence the students must be ready to
overcome the obstacles that stand on their way and must be prepared to
work hard, stay focused and to persevere in the face of adversity.

The keynote speaker who is also the speaker of the State House of
Assembly Hon. Bunmi Adelugba, advised the participants to remove
distraction in all they do and never to use anyone as their yardstick
rather to discover their purpose in life.

Other dignitaries at the event included a Former Commissioner for
Women Affairs Hon Fola Richy Adewusi among other.

The Ministry is headed by a political head who is the Honourable Commissioner and the Permanent Secretary as an administrative and accounting head of the Ministry.

The Ministry has eight (8) Directors and two units viz: the Internal Audit unit and Transit Home for Abused Women and Girls. The eight (8) Directors are:

  • Director Women Affairs Department
  • Director Social Welfare Department
  • Director Child Development Department
  • Director Women Education Department
  • Director Administration and Supplies
  • Director Finance and Accounts
  • Director Planning, Research and Statistics
  • Director Information Services
1 Mrs.  Olapeju Morenike Babafemi Hon. Commissioner 08039140795
2 Mrs.Adebola Omotayo Olatilu Permanent Secretary 08039553116
3 Mrs. Taiwo Adeyinka Akinwumi Director Admin and Supplies 08062596245
4 Mrs.Toyin Olowa Director Finance & Accounts 08039365566
5 Mrs.  Olukemi Akinleye Director Women Affairs 08030669254
6 Mr. Adebayo Odewale Director Social Welfare 08037482579
7 Mrs. Taiwo Adulola Director Women Education 08064797843
8 Mr. Julius Falodun Director Planning, Research and Statistics 08164181211
9 Mr.Femi Bamisaye Director Press 08062161242
10 Mrs. Bolanle Asubiojo DirectorChild Development 08030421951
1 Hon. Commissioner’s Office 3 3 6
2 Permanent Secretary’ Office 2 3 5
3 Women Affairs 3 10 13
4 Social Welfare 13 18 31
5 Child Development 9 23 32
6 Admin and Supplies 3 10 13
7 Account and Finance 2 6 8
8 Planning, Research and Statistics 2 3 5
9 Information  Public Relation 1 2 3
10 Women Education 5 11 16
11 Auditor 1 1 2
12 Transit Home for Abused Women and Girls 5 8 13
Total 49 98 147

The key Activities of the Ministry are listed below:

  • Strengthening economic activities at the grassroots and increase self- reliance of women, girls and the vulnerable.
  • Ensuring that Women’s potentials are maximized through life building skills /leadership/ Assertiveness training programmes
  • Promoting the socio- economic and political status of women across the State
  • Promoting Gender Equality and mainstream gender matters into all government policies/ programmes
  • Bringing women’s issues to the front burner of the development agenda of Ekiti- State
  • Creating an enabling environment for men and women to maximize their potential for Sustainable Development
  • Commemorating historical agitations of women
  • Upholding and protecting the Rights of women as well as improving women status
  • Encouraging good health practices, promoting maternal health and reducing morbidity and mortality rate of women and promoting women’s reproductive health rights
  • Upholding and promoting Ekiti State Children’s survival rights
  • Increasing Child participation and Development through Leadership/ Assertiveness trainings and Children Holiday Adventure/ Exchange programmes at the Local, National and International levels
  • Promoting leadership skills, character and team building through the execution of children policies and programmes at National and International Levels .
  • Promoting human Social development.

The communication objectives of the Ministry include stimulating action to promote civic, political, social and economic participation of women, coordinating and monitoring women’s programmes, providing technical and financial support to women and non-governmental organizations, especially the National Council of Women Society.

  • People Driven
  • Responsiveness
  • Accountability
  • Team Work
  • Integrity
  • Gender Sensitivity & Inclusivity

Chatter of the Ministry to the Citizens:

The chatter of the Ministry is to advise Government on Gender and Children issues that affects Women, Children and the aged, initiate policy guidelines and promote the process of gender equality and mainstreaming at both National and International levels.

1. Mrs. Olapeju Babafemi
2. Mrs. Olatilu Adebola Omotayo
3. Mrs. Akinwumi Taiwo Adeyinka
4. Mrs. Anne Omolola Olawunmi
5. Mrs. Adebowale Janet Oluremi
6. Mrs. Ajimola Funke Deborah
7. Mrs. Aboluwade Damilola Temitayo
8. Mrs. Kolawole Anike Oluyemi
9. Mrs. Adeyemo Kehinde D.
10. Mrs.Olowa Toyin Odunayo
11. Mrs. OdesanmiMartinah A
12. Mrs. Akinyemi Yemisi R
13. Lawal Omolade M.
14. Mr. Ojo Adebayo John
15. Mr. Ayodeji Michael Ajayi
16. Mrs. Ajayi Grace Yemisi
17. Mr. Femi Kehinde Bamisaye
18. Miss. Adeyeri Adesola Aderemi
19. Mrs. Adebayo Yetunde B
20. Mrs. Olawumi Bosede Mercy
21. Mrs. Dada Mojirade Clara
22. Mrs. Ogunlade Christie. O
23 Mr. AkhidenorOmosojie Oluwaseyi
24. Mrs. Olubo Aina Adeniyi
25. Mrs. Bejide O. Oluwatoyin
26. Miss. Kehinde Abosede Elizabeth
27. Mrs. Ajewole Bosede Anike.
28. Miss. Adeosun Funke Kehinde
29. Mr. Fatunla Alaba B.
30. Mr. Oluyemi Tunde
31. Miss. Ogunniyi Funmilola Esther
32. Miss. Ape TemitayoAina
33. Mr. Ogunsemo Francis Olawande
34. Mrs. Olurankinse Bosede C
35. Mrs. Olaosebikan Bosede
36. Mrs. Bello Helen Funke
37. Miss Balogun Bosede Stella
38. Miss. Laisi Oluwabukola Serifat
39. Mrs. Akinwande Oluwakemi
40. Mrs. Adeparusi Oluwaseun Elizabeth
41. Mrs. Aluko Rachael Yemiola
42. Mrs. Asaolu Veronica
43. Mrs. Olofinkua Mercy
44. Mrs. Bode- Ogunyemi F. J.
45. Mrs. Olonibua Christiana F.
46. Mr. Bodunrin Bankole O.


47. Mr. Omotuyi Dare Victor
48. Miss Adebanjo Kehinde Grace.
49. Mr. Idowu  Ariyo Joseph
50. Mrs. Adeyemo Grace Bosede
51. Mrs. Ojo Olufunke
52. Mrs. Olalusi Modupe Esther
53. Miss. Oloruniyi Alaba
54. Seidu Abigael  Toluwase
55. Oluwafemi Ariyo Isaiah
56. Adekanbi Olayemi Esther
57. Olusola Rachael M.
58. Folorunso Gloria F.
59. Eye Titilayo jumoke
60. Oluwatobi Oluwaremilekun
61. Adebiyi Odunayo
62. Ojo Adejoke
63. Ajayi Oluwaseun
64. Adeyemi Eunice O.
65. Odunayo Esther
66. Mr. Idowu Isaac Ogundipe
67. Mr. Adebayo Rapheal Rotimi
68. Mr. DaramolaToyin
69. Mr. Ayeni Abolarin Gabriel


Ige Bamidele Oluwafemi
71. Mrs. AdulolaTaiwoOyinade
72. Mr. Falodun Julius Sunday
73 Adalumo Taiwo Adenike
74 Opeyemi Funmilayo Grace
75. Mrs. Akomolafe Helen O.
76. Mrs. Akinwale Adenike K.
77. Mr. Ogunniyi Tolu Ayo
78. Mrs. Akinleye Olukemi
79. Miss Odeleye Julianah Oladunni
80. Miss. Oke Adenike Helen
81. Miss Umujose Elizabeth O.
82. Mr. Olaoye Amujo Michael
83. Mr. Bada James Jimoh
84. Mr. Adebayo Adedayo A.
85. MrFamodimu Michael
86. Mr. Adeyeba A. Femi
87. Mr. Owoeye Sunday Olajide
88. Mr. Akinola Adewale
89. Mr. Bada Olumide
90. Mr. Shittu Fatai  Sunday
91. Mr. Adeyanju Temitope A.
92. Mr. Ajileye Dare Peter
93. Mr. Babatunde Olamilekan
94. Mr. Ilesanmi Ayodeji
95. Mr. Olabode OlatunbosunAgbana
96. Mr. Aregbesola Segun
97. Mr. Ajiboye Samuel
98. Mr. Omolayo Ogunleye
99. Mr. Anjorin Olanrewaju
100. Mr. Ilesanmi Dauda
101 Mr. Obi Samuel Olajide
102 Mr. Afolayan Kunle Anthony
103 Mr. Ajibola Odunayo Joseph
104 Mr. Jegede Bartholomew
105. Mr. Odewale Adebayo
106. Mrs. Asubiojo Bolanle Regina
107. Mrs. AdamolekunO.Idowu
108. Mrs. Akinlabi Olayinka Omowumi
109. Miss. Olofinyo Olabisi Bolade
110. Mr. Adeniran Nathaniel .A.
111. Mrs.  Adeosun Bunmi O
112. Mrs. Longe H. Oluwatosin.
113. Mr. Adesina Olalekan Moyosola
114. Mr.Aladegbola Gbenga Adeolu
115. Mrs. Adeniyi Busola Helen
116. Miss. Adewa Adenike Elizabeth
117. Mr. Adebayo Adesoji Adeokin
118. Mrs. Falajiki Temitope Ayobami
119. Miss. Ogundele Seun Olamide
120. Mr. Oladele Olatunji Emmanuel
121. Mrs. Esan Ayannike Arinola
122 Mrs. Abegunde Oluwadamilola Tomi
123. Mrs. Bolanle Sam-Mathew
124. Mrs. Adu Olamide Lizzy
125. Mrs. Tehingbola Oluwafunmilayo
126. Mrs. Olu Olufunke Deborah
127. Mr. Adewole Sola Joseph
128. Miss OtenaikeOreofe Adejoke
129. Miss Badmus Amudat Tosin
130. Miss OluleyeOlatutu Tolulope
131. Mr. Adedapo Adetunji
132. Mrs. Ayeni Bosede Oluwayemisi
133. Mr. Olaoye Abiodun Oladele
134. Mrs. Fafure Temilade
135. Mrs. Olajide Yetunde
136. Mrs. Ayeni Bosede Modupe
137. Mrs. Emiola Adejoke Funmilayo
138. Mrs. Kehinde Comfort M.
139. Mr. Adedoja Adeniyi
140. Mr. Adeleye Rasheed Oyebade
141. Mrs. Ajayi Modupe
142. Mrs. Bademosi Oluwakemi B.
143. Mrs. Babayomi Bosede E.
144. Miss. Oyekan Adesola Angelina
145. Mr. Agunloye Olusola



146. Mrs. Afuye Modupe Juliana
147. Mrs. Adewanka Adenike O.
148. Mrs. Ajayi Yemi Phebean


149. Mrs. OmofoyeSilifat
150. Mrs. Daramola Mary Mubo


151. Mrs. Adaba Bosede Aina
152. Mrs. Onisile Caroline Adeleye
153. Mrs. Falade Toyin
154. Mrs. Oni Olufunke Mary
155. Mrs. Coker Idowu Comfort
156. Mrs. Akulejo Mary Kehinde
157. Mrs. Rodiya Jumoke Adenike
158. Mrs. Adejola Cecelia Olukemi
159. Mrs. Kayode-Ojo Folasade Oluseun
160. AjiboroFolakemi Racheal
161. Mrs. Sola-Ajayi Taiwo Oluwasola
162. Adetuberu Toyin Odunayo


  1. Women Development Centre Igede – Ekiti
  2. Ekiti State Skill Acquisition, Centre behind CBN, New Iyin Road, Ado -Ekiti
  3. Children Correctional Centre, Ado -Ekiti
  4. Family Court, Ado – Ekiti
  5. Transit Home for Abused Women and Girls, Agric Olope, Ado -Ekiti
  6. Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), Teaching Hospital Complex, Ado- Ekiti
  7. Erelu Adebayo Children’s Home Iyin Ekiti
  8. State Secretariat Crèche, Ado- Ekiti .


S/No. Names Periods
1 Chief (Mrs.) Onipede Jolaade 1996 – 1998
2 Alhaja Badmus 1998 – 1999
3 Chief (Mrs.) Onipede Jolaade 1999 – 2000
4 Chief (Mrs.) Ronke Okusanya 2000 – 2003
5 AlhajaAbibatAdubiaro 2003 – 2004
6 AlhajaSidikatu Bello 2004 – 2006
7 Hon. (Mrs.) Patricia Omotomilola  Osunde 2007-  2009
8 Chief (Mrs.) Morounmubo Bayode 2009 – 2010
9 Chief (Mrs.) Funke Owoseni 2010 – 2011
10 Hon. (Mrs.) Fola Richie-Adewusi 2011 – 2014
11 Mrs. Olayinka Ogundayomi 2015 – 2018
12 Chief  (Mrs.) Moji  Fafure 2018 – 2020
13 Alhaja Mariam Ogunlade 2020  – 2022


S/No. Names Periods
1 Mrs. Adenike Adeyemo Oct. 1996 – Nov. 1997
2 Mrs.  Adenike Adeyemo Sept. 1998
3 Mr.   Remi Olowoloba
4 Mrs. Wuraola Ojuolape
5 Mrs. Elizabeth  I.Omoju Jan.2004 -June 2007
6 Mr. Daniel O. Aina July 2007
7 Mr. James Akinola
8 Mrs. Olapeju Babafemi 2010 -Dec. 2014
9 Princess Adekunbi Obaisi Dec.2014 – Aug. 2016
10 Mrs. Olabisi  A. Akindele Aug. 2016 – Sept. 2017
11 Mrs. Olapeju Babafemi Sept. 2017 – Oct. 2018
12 Mrs. Foluke  Adeyemo Dec. 2018 – June. 2019
13 Dr. (Mrs.) Eunice Folake Oladimeji June 2019 – June 2022
14 Mrs. Sola Adeluyi  – June 2022 – Aug. 2023



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