Iyin Ekiti

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Iyin-Ekiti is a town in Ekiti State, Nigeria, near to Ado. It is at an elevation of 457 m[1] The town was established between 1951 and 1954, when the Uyin people of the villages of Araromi, Okesale, Oketoro and Okelawe moved to the site, then sparsely occupied. Iyin now has eight primary and three post primary Schools, a modern police station and barracks, a general post office, a local government maternity centre and a general hospital.[2] The town also has a micro-finance bank.[3]

Robert Adeyinka Adebayo, the former Governor of the now defunct Western State of Nigeria from 1966-1971 was born in Iyin in 1928.[4] The Oluyin of Iyin Ekiti, Oba Ademola Ajakaiye, was the pioneer chief judge of Ekiti State.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iyin Ekiti, Nigeria Page". 
  2. ^ "Iyin-Ekiti Home Page". UniQue Solutions. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Iyin Ekiti Microfinance Bank Limited". Central Bank of Nigeria. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  4. ^ TOPE ADEBOBOYE (October 8, 2008). "When Ekiti stood still for Fajuyi". Daily Sun. 
  5. ^ Gbenga Ariyibi (19 October 2008). "Justice Olatawura's Death - Belgore Weeps; Akinjide, Governor Oni, Others Mourn". Vanguard. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 

Coordinates: 07°39′30″N 05°09′30″E / 7.65833°N 5.15833°E / 7.65833; 5.15833