Ekiti, Kwara State

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Ekiti, Kwara State
LGA
Country  Nigeria
State Kwara State
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Ekiti is a Local Government Area in Kwara State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Araromi Opin.

It has an area of 480 km² and a population of 54,850 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 252.[1]

Among other communities in Ekiti are: Aare-Opin, Isolo-Opin, Isare-Opin, Osi, Ikerin-Opin, Oke-Opin, Epe-Opin, Owaatun-Opin, Etan, Obbo-Aiyegunle, Obbo-Ile, Eruku, Ajuba, Isapa, Ejiu, and so on.

The present Ekiti Local Government headquarter was never a known community in OPIN LAND, but a compound from Isolo-Opin.  This became a legal tussle and various communal unrest when the local government was created. 

A land mark judgment later declare Isolo-Opin as entitle to be the headquarter and not Araromi Opin.

One of the credence to this judgment is the fact that there are 12 Opins, who are children of a father and Araromi was never among them.

It has become difficult to effect name changes because of political issues and legislative processes.

  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Retrieved 2009-10-20.