Ondo State

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ondo State
Nickname(s): Sunshine State
Location of Ondo State in Nigeria
Location of Ondo State in Nigeria
Coordinates: 7°10′N 5°05′E / 7.167°N 5.083°E / 7.167; 5.083Coordinates: 7°10′N 5°05′E / 7.167°N 5.083°E / 7.167; 5.083
Country  Nigeria
Date created 3 February 1976
Capital Akure
 • Governor
Olusegun Mimiko (PDP)
 • Senators Boluwaji Kunlere, Ajayi Borrofice, Ayo Akinyelure
 • Total 15,500 km2 (6,000 sq mi)
Area rank 25th of 36
Population (2006 census)1
 • Total 3,440,000
 • Estimate (2005) 3,011,407
 • Rank 20th of 36
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
 • Year 2007
 • Total $8.41 billion[1]
 • Per capita $2,392[1]
Time zone WAT (UTC+01)
ISO 3166 code NG-ON
^1 Preliminary results

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. Each state in Nigeria have different ministerial offices representing the federal offices in each state. We have Ondo state ministry of youths and sports, Ondo state ministry of power and steel, ministry of information and technology, ministry of housing and envinronments and so on by which the state government controls their state ministerial offices and the head of each state ministerial office is known as Commissioners.

Government and society[edit]

The 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 big government 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, Ikale, Ilaje, Ondo, and Owo peoples. Ijaw minority (such as Apoi and Arogbo) and Ilaje 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. These people are also Yorubas.

Ondo State contains the largest number of public schools in Nigeria. It has over 880 primary schools and 190 secondary schools.

Local Government Areas[edit]

Ondo State consists of eighteen (18) Local Government Areas. They are:

The largest town is Akure.

List of Tertiary Institutions in Ondo State[edit]


The Population Distribution of Ondo State[3]
Local Government Area Male Female Total
Akoko North-West 108,057 105,735 213,792
Akoko North-East 93,060 82,349 175,409
Akoko South-East 41,995 40,431 82,426
Akoko South-West 123,979 105,507 229,486
Ose 73,395 71,506 144,901
Owo 110,429 108,457 218,886
Akure North 66,878 64,709 131,587
Akure South 175,495 177,716 353,211
Ifedore 92,014 84,313 176,327
Ile Oluji/Okeigbo 87,505 85,365 172,870
Ondo West 139,400 144,272 283,672
Ondo East 38,032 36,726 74,758
Idanre 66,996 62,028 129,024
Odigbo 114,814 115,537 230,351
Okitipupa 120,626 112,939 233,565
Irele 75,636 69,530 145,166
Ese Odo 78,100 76,878 154,978
Ilaje 154,852 135,763 290,615
TOTAL 1,761,263 1,679,761 3,441,024

Notable people[edit]

Chief Ade Ojo, Founder, Elizade University


External links[edit]