Office of the Deputy Governor

Born on September 28th 1958, Chief (Mrs) Christianah Monisade Afuye had her early education at Saint Joseph C.A.C Primary School Aramoko, Aramoko Ekiti, and Amoye Grammar school, Ikere-Ekiti – primary and secondary schools respectively.

She earned her Ordinary National Diploma and Higher National Diploma in Public Administration from Crown Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.

Afuye is an accomplished entrepreneur, public servant, and community leader. She worked as a Catering Supervisor at the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti (1979-1985) after which she went into private business.

She is the Chief Executive Officer of Demolad Catering Services, and was until her nomination a member of the Governing Council of the Bamidele Olomilua University of Science and Technology, Ikere Ekiti. Afuye, a formidable grassroots politician, is a member of the Ekiti APC State Executive Council as the State Women Leader.

A Princess of Ikere who straddles two royal households in the Kingdom, Afuye holds the traditional title of Okinlua (Head of all Princesses) of Ikere-Ekiti.

She is married with children and grandchildren.

  1. Ensuring that the policies and programme of the State Government are adequately implemented and attained;
  2. To assist the Governor in the re-engineering of Government business processes that will ensure and sustain effective and efficient service delivery to the people;
  3. To ensure that the policies and programmes of the Government are attained through effective and efficient service delivery to the people;
  4. The Deputy Governor oversees the following MDAs:
  • State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA);
  • State Boundary Commission;
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and its affiliated Departments and Agencies,
  • Any other job as it may be assigned.

Affiliated Agencies:

    1. State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA);
    2. State Boundary Commission;
    3. Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
  1. Rendering Social Services on behalf of the State Government
  2. Organizing the “State Spelling Bee Competition” Programme in conjunction with the Ministry of Education for both primary and secondary school within the state.
Name Designation
Chief (Mrs) Monisade Christianah Afuye Deputy Governor
Mr Abayomi Michael Opeyemi Permanent Secretary
Mrs. Ayodele A. Y. Director of Admin. and Supplies
Mrs. Olanipekun Grace O Director of Finance and Accounts
Mr. Oyebode Oyetunde Director of Press
Mr. Ogunsakin Felix Director of Protocol
Mr. Ariyo B. A. Prin. Assistant Secretary.
Mr. Olajide S. Timothy Senior Assistant Secretary
Mrs. Akinwumi Adenike Accountant
Mr. Salako Samson Chief Internal Auditor

EKSG Mourns Death of Onikogosi, Says Demise Sad, Painful

The Ekiti State Governmment, has mourned the departure of the
Onikogosi of Ikogosi -Ekiti, Oba Elijah Abiodun Olorunnisola,
describing his demise as saddening and painful.

The government described the reign of the departed monarch as peaceful
and progressive, urging his council members to sustain the tempo and
fasttratck the process for a hitch-free ascension onto the vacant
royal seat.

The monarch, from Otutubiosun royal dynasty, died last week Friday
,at the age of 97, after reigning for 33 years.

The Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, hails from Ikogosi -Ekiti,
Ekiti West Local Government Area of the state, and the community
renowned and respected as a world class resort centre where the cold
and warm springs confluenced.

The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief ( Mrs) Monisade Afuye,
delivered the condolence message during a  visit to Onikogosi’s
palace, in Ekiti West Local Government Area of the State, on Tuesday.

Addressing the monarch’s widow, Olori Funmilayo Olorunnisola, who
received the entourage, Mrs Afuye, sympathised with Governor Oyebanji
and members of the Onikogosi-in-council on the demise of the
traditional ruler, she described as a champion of peace and
development during his lifetime.

The Deputy Governor, in a statement by his Media Assistant, Victor
Ogunje, stated that Governor Oyebanji ought to have visited the palace
since the official announcement of the monarch’s death, but couldn’t
do so because he is currently outside Ekiti on official engagements.

The Deputy Governor, who commended the late monarch’s meritorious
services to Ikogosi, said;”On behalf of the Ekiti State Government,
I sympathize with you on the demise of our respected monarch, Oba
Elijah Olorunnisola, a known lover of peace in the State Traditional

“Though, we don’t normally mourn Kabiyesis in Yoruba culture, but
there is no way we won’t feel his departure, because Oba Olorunnisola
had penchant for love, peace and progress. We know that he will be
sorely missed.

“We are appealing to you to please take the current situation with
calmness. We should just see it that Kabiyesi has joined his ancestors
to rest after serving you meritoriously. There is nothing we can do
about it. We pray that God will uphold the family he left behind.

“Rather than mourning Kabiyesi, you should pray that the land should
progress and develop better than he left it. Kabiyesi was even lucky
to have lived long and reigned for over three decades. These rare
privileges are worth celebrating.

“We should also pray for a peaceful ascension onto the vacant stool.
God will fill the vacuum he left behind for you and those of you he
left behind should continue where he stopped”.

Responding on behalf of the family, the monarch’s widow, Olori
Funmilayo Olorunnisola, praised the state government for showing
empathy and concern for the family and town at these trying times.


Regular Callers’ Association Confers Honour on Ekiti Deputy Gov

The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs) Afuye, has been garlanded
as the Matron of the  Ekiti State Chapter of the Association of
Regular Callers.

The membership of the prestigious group encompasses notable regular
callers on programmes being aired by radio stations domiciled  in
Ekiti and beyond.

Mrs Afuye, received the award, on Wednesday, during a courtesy visit
of the members, led by its Chairman, Chief Sunday Daramola, fondly
called Honourable Olome on radio to the Deputy Governor’s office in
Ado Ekiti.

In her acceptance speech, the Deputy Governor, saluted the group for
counting her worthy of being decorated with the title and for
contributing to the growth and development of the state.

She stated that some of the comments and concerns  being raised by
callers in diverse programmes on radio  stations, had helped in
promoting the government, and as well  put it on its toes to undertake
what is  right  and just for the benefit of the masses.

Mrs Afuye, said the association’s contributions were helping in
shaping the minds of the populace and enhance their full grasp of the
government’s programmes and policies .

She charged them to continue to support the government of Biodun
Oyebanji for it to realise the focus of making Ekiti a microcosm of
development in Nigeria and Southwest.

The Deputy Governor added that the government will continue to partner
them, by carrying them along in all its dealings, assuring that all
their demands geared towards smooth running of the association will be
tabled before the Governor for consideration.

Responding, the Chairman of the Association, Chief  Sunday
Daramola(aka OLOME), applauded Governor Oyebanji for giving the body
10 bags of rice and a sum of N500,00 during the Christmas and new year

Chief Daramola, assured that  the association will continue to promote
the government in a positive manner to stabilise governance and make
it responsive in the discharge of its onerous duties.

He described the award conferment as a recognition of the numerous
and landmark contributions made by the Deputy Governor to the
development of Ekiti State.


Oyebanji Won’t Muzzle, Molest Media Practitioners in Ekiti, Deputy Gov Assures

….gets award of excellence from Cruse Fm Station

The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs) Monisade Afuye, has
assured media practitioners in the state that the Biodun Oyebanji’s
administration would give them unfettered opportunity to practice
their profession without being muzzled or harassed .

Mrs Afuye described media as the mirror of any democratic society,
which should be given the leeway to operate for good governance to be
realisable in the system, saying Oyebanji perceives the media as good
allies, rather than enemies.

The Deputy Governor, said this in Ado Ekiti, while being presented
with an Award of Excellence by the management of the New Cruse , 92.7
FM , Ikere Ekiti, on Tuesday.

Mrs Afuye, in a statement by her Media Aide, Victor Ogunje, applauded
the radio station for positively projecting the image of government,
saying the media outfit has not reneged on its promise to embrace
journalism ethical values through unbiased reportage.

She saluted the courage of the owner and a respectable legal Icon,
Chief Wole Olanipekun(SAN), for believing in Ekiti, saying the spirit
of patriotism spurred him to establish the medium in Ekiti to propel
development at the grassroots.

The Deputy Governor said; “In Ikere today, Chief Olanipekun has proved
that he is a front-line leader, who has been contributing well to the
development of that town and Ekiti through scholarship awards,
empowerment for the poor and in the area of Industrial development,
part of which is the New Cruise FM.

“Let me assure you that the government of Ekiti State will continue to
partner and support you to grow in leaps and bounds to be able to make
meaningful contributions to the growth of our dear state” .

Mrs Afuye stressed that the establishment of the broadcasting station
has changed the face of Media practice in Ekiti and added flavour to
the growth of the profession in the country, by being apolitical and

Speaking earlier on the reason behind the award conferment, the
General Manager, Cruse FM, Mr. Joshua Adegbite, said it was to
appreciate the Deputy Governor for being a loyal co-pilot to Governor
Oyebanji and for her meaningful contributions to the development of
the state in all spheres.

The GM stated that the activities of the current administration speaks
volume in all sectors and worth being celebrated by all stakeholders,
including the media.

Adegbite, however, appealed to the government of Ekiti State to tackle
the perennial power problem in Ikere Ekiti and Ekiti in general to
boost businesses and the social life of the residents.

He said; “We are not just here to flatter you or massage your ego,
this administration has done creditably well. This station was
established by a legal Icon and Asiwaju of Ikere-Ekiti,Chief Wole
Olanipekun(SAN) to serve as the intellectual hub for entertainment ,
education and information.

“In the past three years, we have done our job professionally; we are
apolitical. But we have seen the achievements of this administration
in the last six months and felt impressed. In Nigeria, we have not
been fortunate to have good leaders, but Governor Oyebanji seems to
have been born for the job.

“Before he was sworn in, he had started hitting the ground running.
So, we have no reason not to partner this kind of a performing
governor. We will continue to engage the government positively and

Speaking further, Adegbite added; “We are presenting this award to her
excellency to appreciate her contributions to the growth of humanity,
especially the womenfolk and for her closeness to the grassroots and
positive impacts in the lives of her people”.


EKSG Warns Against Bloodshed as Communities Fight Over Govt’s Land

…feuding land owners urged to write for compensations

The Ekiti State Government, has warned some land owners in Ado and
Iyin Ekiti against bloodshed over their persistent fight over a land
that had been acquired by government to build the Ekiti State
University(EKSU) , Ado Ekiti.

The government specifically told the warring Aposo and Aladegbohungbe
families of Iyin and Ado Ekiti respectively that the land under
dispute, had been acquired to build the university in 1981, and that
they had lost ownership of the 3,700 hectares of land under this

The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs) Monisade Afuye, gave the
warning, on Tuesday, while interacting with the families, who had been
locked in ownership battle since 2017 on the parcel of land.

The intervention stemmed from a letter that emanated from Aposo family
of Iyin Ekiti and Oluyin-in-Council, raising eyebrow over encroachment
onto their land by some land owners from Ado Ekiti.

Mrs Afuye, in a statement by her Media Aide, Victor Ogunje, advised
that rather than fighting a lost battle, the feuding parties should
write to government for compensations.

She insisted that the land now belongs to the state in overriding
public interest and this status she stated has not changed .

“The cadastral mapping of the area by the office of the Surveyor
General and the Ekiti State Boundary Commission shows that the land
was acquired by government as part of lands used to build the Ekiti
State University.

“With this,when government acquired any land in public interest, no
individual , group or family can claim ownership again. They can only
write to government for compensations if they have not been paid.

“To those of you who have not been paid, you can collate your names
and write to the Bureau of Lands for financial compensations than to
be fighting over a land you have no control over again”, the Deputy
Governor advised.

Shedding more light on the
issue, the Surveyor General of Ekiti State, Mr. Adebayo Faleto, said
three communities of Ado, Iworoko and Iyin Ekiti donated lands in the
area to government to build the educational facility in 1981.

Faleto said the section that was sparking crisis between the two
families fell within the area that was acquired then, saying only the
Bureau of Lands could substantiate whether compensations were paid to
the affected land owners or not.

The representatives of the two families, who are already in court on
the matter, promised to cooperate with government for speedy and
smooth resolution of the raging land tussle.


Ekiti Deputy Gov, Afuye, Hails Late Egbeyemi’s Mastery of Politics, Governance

The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs) Monisade Afuye, has said
the former occupant of her position, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi , had a deep
mastery of politics and governance during his public service  career
spanning over four decades.

Mrs Afuye said this vividly manifested in the impressive performance
exhibited by the late Deputy Governor in the landmark successes
recorded  by the administration of immediate past Governor, Dr. Kayode

The Deputy Governor, said this in Ado Ekiti ,on Wednesday, at a
special Bar Session held within the premises of the Ekiti State High
Court  in honour of the late Chief Bisi Egbeyemi by the Nigerian Bar
Association, Ekiti chapters.

Egbeyemi, who was the Fayemi’s Deputy between 2018 and 2022 , died on
March 18, 2023 at the age of 79, barely six months he bowed out of

Addressing the lawyers who graced the occasion, Mrs Afuye, who
betrayed emotion at the occasion, described Egbeyemi as a mentor and
role model to many lawyers and politicians in Ekiti, saying his
contributions would remain evergreen in the annals of history.

She said many innovations introduced into governance by Egbeyemi
helped in settling so many puzzling land and chieftaincy  disputes in
the state and ensured stability and development in many towns.

Mrs Afuye stated that  Egbeyemi lived a successful and fulfilled life
through a din’t of hard-work, dedication and devotion, and rose to
stardom as a Lawyer, politician, businessman and community leader of
note .

The Deputy Governor said; “The news of Baba’s death was shocking and
unexpected coming at a time I was looking up to benefiting from his
wealth of experience. Baba contributed to the development of this
state and its people. Indeed , we have lost a wonderful and great

“As the Deputy Governor who superintended over chieftaincy matters
during his tenure, he appointed and installed the Elepe of Epe, Oba
Adesoye Williams,  Obalaaye of Ejiyan, Oba Adekunle Adepoju,
Onijesamodu of Ijesamodu, Oba Samuel Daramola and Onijaro of Ijaro,
Oba Oluwagboyega Ogunbiyi.

“The former Deputy Governor settled over 20 chieftaincy disputes
across various communities in Ekiti State . Equally, Chief Bisi
Egbeyemi successfully resolved several intra state boundary crises as
well as two inter-state land disputes.

“He would be remembered as a committed politician and an  astute
grassroots mobilizer with inspiring powers of political organisation.
In fact, Baba will be sorely missed.

“May God grant the family and the good people of Ekiti State the
fortitude to bear the irreparable  loss”.

In their separate remarks, the Speaker of the Ekiti State House of
Assembly, Rt Hon. Olubunmi Adelugba, Ekiti State Chief Judge, Justice
Oyewole  Adeyeye, the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice,
Barr Dayo Apata, former Attorney General and Justice Commissioner,
Obafemi Adewale(SAN) and the  Chairmen of Ado, Ikole and Ikere
branches of NBA, paid glowing tributes to the legal icon.

They averted that  his footprints  would remain indelible in the sand
of time, especially in the meteoric growth of legal profession in the

In his lecture woven around the contributions of the former Deputy
Governor to the restructuring of the chiefs law in Ekiti State,
Justice Adeniyi Familoni, praised Chief Egbeyemi for injecting many
innovations into the state’s chieftaincy matters, thereby removing
some hurdles being encountered in the ascension to the vacant thrones.

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