The Ministry of Wealth Creation, Cooperatives and Employment was created from the defunct Ministry of Commerce and Industry by Edo State Government by an Executive Council extract GC(2017) dated 11th July, 2017.

Its mandate is to drive industrialization, trade and investment by engaging in wealth and job creation activities.

The Ministry has, two Service and three Professional Departments as well as two specialized Units.

The Service Departments are:

Administration; Finance and Accounts – provide support services to the specialized departments, while the professional departments are:

Wealth Creation, Cooperatives and Employment/MSME Development.

The specialized Units are Business Premises Registration and Consumer protection.