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Ondo State - The Nigerian Journey

History of Ondo State
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Whenever Ondo state is mentioned, many people think of mud houses, naked little children who roam the streets, native men and women with cutlasses and baskets on their way to the farms. Whilst Ondo state has more to offer than all this, the beauty bestowed on this state cannot be overlooked. When you think of Ondo state you think seriously large.

Ondo State, Nigeria was created on 3 February 1976 from the former Western State. It originally included what is now Ekiti State, which was split off in 1996. Akure is the state capital.

As a state in the South Western extraction of Nigeria, Ondo state is a civilized state in Nigeria blessed with an enabling environment that hosts vast business opportunities yet to be explored. Ondo state prides in a total land scale of 15,500km that serves as home to about four million inhabitants who speak Yoruba as a common dialect.  The land is undoubtedly one with a beautiful and amazing landscape, awe inspiring hills, plains and high soaring mountains that attract tourists all over the world.

Popularly called the sunshine state throughout the country because of our impossible beautiful bright atmosphere with a sun filled day and beautiful tropical weather with moderate rain that
makes our state just right for a gorgeous landscape portraits.

Ondo state is proud of its breath taking luxury comfortable hotels and resorts that beautifully and luxuriously decorated, this hostel will help you relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Ondo state has the African largest bitumen deposit with 42 billion reserves and probably of the quality in Africa.Ondo state is also the largest producer of cocoa in Nigeria. No state as of now Is able to match ondo state in recent development in agriculture. The dominance of ondo state in cocoa production and agriculture generally is second to none.

Ondo state is graced with fertile land and has the capacity to feed Nigeria and export cash crops which would generate revenue for the state and also create foreign exchange.
Ondo state contributes 12 percent of the entire oil production and has created an economically stable environment for investors inside and outside of the country. Ondo state have attracted multi lateral agencies like World Bank, United Nations International Children's Education Fund, Africa development bank and many other.

Location of Ondo State in Nigeria
Ondo State- Image Source: Wikipedia

Ondo state contains eighteen Local Government Areas, the major ones being Akoko, Akure, Okitipupa, Ondo, and Owo. The majority of the state's citizens live in urban centers. The universities in Ondo state are the Federal University of Technology Akure, Akure and the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko. The ethnic composition of Ondo State is largely from the Yoruba subgroups of the Akoko, Akure, Okitipupa, Ilaje, Ondo, and Owo peoples. Ijaw such as Apoi and Arogbo populations inhabit the coastal areas; while a sizable number of the Ondo State people who speak a variant of the Yoruba language similar to Ife dialect reside in Oke-Igbo.

Ondo State consists of eighteen (18) Local Government Areas. They are:
  • Akoko North-East
    (headquarters in Ikare)
  • Akoko North-West (Headquarters in Okeagbe)
  • Akoko South-East
  • Akoko South-West (headquarters in Oka)
  • Akure North
  • Akure South
  • Ese Odo
  • Idanre
  • Ifedore
  • Ilaje
  • Ile Oluji/Okeigbo[5]
  • Irele
  • Odigbo
  • Okitipupa
  • Ondo East
  • Ondo West
  • Ose
  • Owo

List of Tertiary Institutions in Ondo State

  • Elizade University, Ilaramokin
  • Federal University of Technology Akure
  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko
  • Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa
  • Achievers University, Owo
  • Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo
  • Adeyemi University of Education, Ondo
  • Wesley University Ondo
  • National Open University of Nigeria Oke Aro road Akure
  • University of Medical Sciences, Ondo
Notable people
  • Chief Gani Fawehinmi
  • Gani Adams
  • Jimoh Ibrahim
  • King Sunny Ade
  • Olu Falae, Olusegun Agagu, Olusegun Mimiko, Olusola Alexander Oke, Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Prophet T. B. Joshua amongst others
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