Ondo State

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Flag of Ondo 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 created3 February 1976
 • Governor
Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (APC)
 • Deputy GovernorAgboola Ajayi
 • SenatorsNicholas Tofowomo
Robert Ajayi Boroffice
Ayo Patrick Akinyelure
 • Total15,500 km2 (6,000 sq mi)
 (2006 census)1
 • Total3,460,877[1]
 • Rank18th of 36
 • Year2007
 • Total$8.414 billion[2]
 • Per capita$2,392[2]
Time zoneUTC+01 (WAT)
postal code
ISO 3166 codeNG-ON
HDI (2018)0.606[3]
medium · 16th of 37
^1 Preliminary results

Ondo or Ondo State is a state in Nigeria created on February 3, 1976, from the former Western State. It originally included the present Ekiti State, which was split off in 1996. Akure is the state capital. Each Nigerian state has several ministerial offices representing the federal government.[4] Ondo State. Ondo state borders: Ekiti State to the north, Kogi State to the northeast, Edo State to the east, Delta State to the southeast, Ogun State to the southwest, and Osun State to the northwest and Atlantic Ocean to the south.[5]

Government and society[edit]

The state contains eighteen local government areas, the major ones being Akoko, Akure, Okitipupa, Ondo, Ilaje 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, Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, Ondo and the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko.[6]

Local Government Areas[edit]

Ondo State consists of 18 local government areas, they are:


Akeredolu Oluwarotimi Odunayo Is the current sitting governor of Ondo state[7]

Ethnic groups[edit]

The ethnic composition of Ondo State is largely from the Yoruba subgroups of the Akoko, Akure, Ikale, Ilaje, Ondo, and Owo peoples. Ijaw people, such as the Apoi, Furupagha and Arogbo populations, inhabit the coastal areas, and a sizeable number of the Ondo State people who speak a variant of the Yoruba language similar to the Ife dialect reside in Oke-Igbo.[8]


Languages of Ondo State listed by LGA:[9]

LGA Languages
Akoko North East Ikare-Akoko;[10] Akpes; Arigidi; Emai-Iuleha-Ora; Ayere
Akoko North West Àhàn; Akpes; Arigidi; Ayere
Akoko South West Emai-Iuleha-Ora
Ese-Odo Izon, apoi
Ilaje Ilaje
okitipupa Ikale, Edo
Irele Edo, ikale
Ondo Ondo
Akure Akure
Odigbo ikale, ondo
Ose Edo; Emai-Iuleha-Ora
others Okpamheri

Tertiary institutions[edit]


Population distribution of Ondo State[11]
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]

Media Houses In Ondo State[edit]


  1. ^ "2006 PHC Priority Tables – NATIONAL POPULATION COMMISSION". population.gov.ng. Archived from the original on 2017-10-10. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  2. ^ a b "C-GIDD (Canback Global Income Distribution Database)". Canback Dangel. Retrieved 2010-08-20.
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ "Ondo capital, Akure, becomes den for kidnappers". Pemium Times Nigeria. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  5. ^ "Ondo state border States".
  6. ^ "Ondo State Trip Planner • Plan your Ondo State vacation itinerary". Inspirock. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  7. ^ "Ondo state Governor".
  8. ^ "Federal Solutions to Ethnic Problems: Accommodating Diversity". Google book. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  9. ^ "Nigeria". Ethnologue (22 ed.). Retrieved 2020-01-10.
  10. ^ Mine data spatial information,https://www.mindat.org/feature-2338325.html
  11. ^ "National Population Commission of Nigeria". population.gov.ng.

External links[edit]

Media related to Ondo State at Wikimedia Commons