Omuo

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Omuo-Ekiti is an ancient town in the eastern part of Ekiti State in western Nigeria. It is the headquarters of the Ekiti East local government.[1] It is located in Yorubaland and people there are Yoruba.[1] It is situated on the boundary to Kogi state.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The town is the headquarters of Ekiti-East Local Government, which contains towns such as Ilasa, Araromi Oke, Omuooke, Ikun-oba, Eda-Ile, Kota and Isinbode.Each Communities with her traditional ruler. The traditional ruler of Omuo Ekiti is the Olomuo, currently Oba Noah Omonigbehin, Okinbaloye II.Olomuooke of Omuooke Ekiti is currently HRM,Oba V.A.Otitoju,JP,Odundun asodedero 1.

Elekota of Kota currently Oba Emmanuel Ojo Fagbemi. Onisin of Isinbode Ekiti currently Oba Adesoji. Eleda of Eda-Ile Ekiti Oba Adeniran. Onikun of Ikun-Oba Ekiti Oba Timothy Ibiyinka.      Alasa of Ilasa Ekiti Oba Ajayi and the Oloja of Araromi-Oke Ekiti.[3]

Geography[edit]

Omuo is about 75 km from Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital. The town is located in the Yoruba cultural region and has substantial Christian, Jehovah's Witness and Muslim populations with churches, worship halls and mosques. In 2001, the population was over 6000.

Climate and Vegetation[edit]

Omuo enjoys a tropical climate with two distinct seasons: the rainy season, between April and October, and the dry season, between November and March. The temperature ranges from 21° to 29 °C with high humidity. The wind tends to the southwesterly in the rainy season, with the northeast trade winds (Harmattan) predominant in the dry season.

Omuo has tropical and savannah forests. The town is a trading point for the production of cassava and Sweet potato in the surrounding areas which help in further development.

Education[edit]

Omuo is home to educational institutions including Omuo Comprehensive High School, Omuo Ore Secondary School, Amunnu Comprehensive High School, Omuo Community Grammar School and other government and private-owned primary and secondary schools.

Markets[edit]

Omuo is one of the chief commercial towns in Ekiti state, with several industries and markets, including Oja-Obadore Market and Omuo Community Market Kota.

Ethnic relationships[edit]

Although basically a Yoruba community, Omuo is home for members of other ethnic groups, including Igbo, Hausa, Fulani and Ijaw.

Festival[edit]

Omuo has a rich cultural heritage with many festivals. The Ayan festival in Iludofin draws residents to celebrate. Omuo is a secular town, but it celebrates Islamic festivals such as Eid al-Adha, Eid al-Fitr, Eid Kabir as well as Christian festivals such as Christmas and Easter as well as the New Year. Omuo Ekiti celebrates its Yam festival on the seventh of July every year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ekiti East LGA". Retrieved 2015-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Omuo-Ekiti,Ekiti state,Nigeria". Facebook. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
  3. ^ "The Official Website of the Government of Ekiti State, Nigeria » Ekiti East LGA". The Official Website of the Government of Ekiti State, Nigeria. Retrieved September 6, 2015. 

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Coordinates: 7°45′46.85″N 5°43′28.98″E / 7.7630139°N 5.7247167°E / 7.7630139; 5.7247167