Ondo City

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Ode Ondo
Ondo town
Ondo town
Ondo is located in Nigeria
Ondo shown within Nigeria
Coordinates: 7°05′20″N 4°47′57″E / 7.088923°N 4.7990935°E / 7.088923; 4.7990935
CountryFlag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
StateOndo State
Local governmentOndo West LGA, Ondo EastLGA
 • ObaAdesimbo Victor Kiladejo
 • Total358,430
 • Ethnicities
 • Religions
Christianity, traditional African religions, Islam

Ondo City is the second largest city in Ondo State, Nigeria. Ondo City is the trade center for the surrounding region. Yams, cassava, grain, and tobacco are grown. Cotton is also grown, and is used to weave cloth called Aso Oke fabric. Ondo City is the largest producer of cocoa products in the region.[1]

The title of the king of the town, who reigns as a direct descendant of the fabled Emperor Oduduwa, is "Osemawe". The present reigning monarch is Dr. Adesimbo Victor Kiladejo, who was crowned in September 2006 following the death of the former king, Dr. Festus Ibidapo Adesanoye.[2]

Education institutions[edit]

  • Ondo State University of Medical Sciences is a university of medical sciences owned by the Ondo State Government, established in 2015. It is the third specialized university in Africa, and Nigeria's first specialized medical university to be accredited by the National Universities Commission.
  • Wesley University of Science and Technology is a private university owned by the Methodist Church of Nigeria.
  • Adeyemi College of Education is a federal government higher education institution located in Ondo City, Ondo State, Nigeria. It is a degree-awarding university affiliated to Obafemi Awolowo University, and is ranked as the best college of education.
  • TechVille,[3] also known as Technology Village, is a public-private partnership/technology initiative between the Ondo State government and MIDATCO Ventures Limited (an affiliate of the US-based MIDATCO LLC). The city, which will eventually sit on 300 hectares, is a technology park that incorporates the best of 21st-century style residential, commercial, hospitality, educational, health and recreational facilities. TechVille (Ondo) is the pioneer execution of the TechVille concept in Africa. Upon completion, TechVille (Ondo) will be the largest sustainable clean energy community in development in Africa.
  • John Bosco Institute of Technology, Ondo City
  • NIEPA, Ondo, Nigeria: The National Institute for Education Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Nigeria, conceived by the Federal Ministry of Education, in collaboration with UNESCO -HEP Paris, is a sub-regional staff college.
  • Popular secondary schools include Ondo Boys High School, St. Joseph's College, Ondo Grammar School, St. Helen's Unity Girls' secondary School, St. Louis Catholic School, St. Monica's Grammar School, Hallmark Secondary School, Adeyemi College of Education, and Demonstration Secondary School. The Ondo Boys' High School, founded in 1919, is one of Africa's 50 oldest schools.[4] These are a few out of over two hundred public and private schools in the city.

Notable natives and residents[edit]


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