Location of Ondo State in Nigeria
|Date created||3 February 1976|
| • Governor|
|Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (APC)|
|• Deputy Governor||Lucky Ayedatiwa|
|• Senators||Nicholas Tofowomo|
Robert Ajayi Boroffice
Ayo Patrick Akinyelure
|• Total||15,500 km2 (6,000 sq mi)|
|• Rank||18th of 36|
|• Total||$8.414 billion|
|• Per capita||$2,392|
|Time zone||UTC+01 (WAT)|
|ISO 3166 code||NG-ON|
medium · 16th of 37
|^1 Preliminary results|
Ondo State is a state in southwestern Nigeria. Created in February 1976 from the former Western State, Ondo State borders Ekiti State (formally part of the state) to the north, Kogi State to the northeast, Edo State to the east, Delta State to the southwest, Osun State to the northwest, and Atlantic Ocean to the south. The state's capital is Akure, the former capital of the ancient Akure Kingdom.
Nicknamed the "Sunshine State", Ondo State is the 18th largest state in the country. The state is predominantly Yoruba, and the Yoruba language is commonly spoken. The state economy is dominated by the petroleum industry, with cocoa production, asphalt mining, and activities utilizing the state's extensive coastline also serving as major economic factors.
Government and society
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.
Local Government Areas
Ondo State consists of 18 local government areas, they are:
- Akoko North-East (headquarters in Ikare)
- Akoko North-West (headquarters in Okeagbe)
- Akoko South-East (headquarters in Isua)
- Akoko South-West (headquarters in Oka)
- Akure North (headquarters in Iju / Itaogbolu)
- Akure South (headquarters in Akure)
- Ese Odo (headquarters in Igbekebo)
- Idanre (headquarters in Owena)
- Ifedore (headquarters in Igbara Oke)
- Ilaje (headquarters in Igbokoda)
- Ile Oluji/Okeigbo (headquarters in Ile Oluji)
- Irele (headquarters Ode-Irele)
- Odigbo (headquarters in Ore)
- Okitipupa (headquarters in Okitipupa)
- Ondo East (headquarters in Bolorunduro)
- Ondo West (headquarters Ondo Town)
- Ose (headquarters in Ifon)
- Owo (headquarters in Owo Town)
The ethnic composition of Ondo State is largely from the Yoruba subgroups of the Akoko, The Edo speaking, 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. Religion:The vast majority of population are Christians
Languages of Ondo State listed by LGA:
|Akoko North East||Ikare-Akoko; Akpes; Arigidi; Emai-Iuleha-Ora; Ayere|
|Akoko North West||Àhàn; Akpes; Arigidi; Ayere|
|Akoko South West||Emai-Iuleha-Ora|
- Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko
- Achievers University, Owo
- Adeyemi College of Education
- Elizade University
- Federal College of Agriculture, Akure
- Federal Polytechnic, Ile Oluji
- Federal University of Technology Akure
- National Open University of Nigeria, Akure
- Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa
- Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo
- University of Medical Sciences, Ondo
- Wesley University of Science and Technology
|Local government area||Male||Female||Total|
- Mo Abudu - media mogul
- Gani Adams - activist and politician
- King Sunny Adé - musician
- Michael Ade-Ojo - business magnate
- Adebayo Adefarati - former Governor Ondo State
- Rotimi Adelola - former Secretary to the State Government
- Tayo Adenaike - painter
- Ilesanmi Adesida - physicist
- Akintunde Aduwo - former Governor Western Region/Navy Vice
- Olusegun Agagu - former Governor Ondo state
- Rotimi Akeredolu - politician
- Akintunde Akinwande - engineering professor
- Yemi Alade - musician
- Funmi Aragbaye - gospel singer
- Bamidele Aturu - human rights activist
- Akinyelure Patrick Ayo - banker, politician
- Reekado Banks - singer, songwriter
- Robert Ajayi Boroffice - politician
- Hosea Ehinlanwo - former Senator
- Omotola Jalade Ekeinde - actress, singer
- Chinko Ekun - singer, rapper
- Olu Falae - banker, politician
- Gani Fawehinmi - author, lawyer
- Jimoh Ibrahim - lawyer, politician
- T. B. Joshua - pastor, philanthropist
- Adetokunbo Kayode - lawyer and politician
- Boluwaji Kunlere - former Senator
- Ayo Makun (AY Show) - comedian, Entertainer
- Nahzeem Olufemi Mimiko - educational administrator
- Olusegun Mimiko - former Governor Ondo State
- Motunrayo Akintomide- Real Estate, politician, philanthropist
- Dr Fredrick Fasehun- Medical Doctor, human rights activist, philanthropist
- Bode Olajumoke - politician
- Chris Olukolade - army general
- Sola Sobowale - actress, director
- Omoyele Sowore - human rights activist
- Adekunle Temitope (a.k.a. Small Doctor) - musical artist
- Waje - Musical Artist
- Chief Alex Ajipe - Industrialist
Media houses in Ondo State
- Adaba 88.9FM
- ALALAYE 96.5FM
- Breeze 91.9FM
- Crest 87.7 FM
- Eki Radio 100.9 FM
- EMPIRE 104.5 FM
- FUTA Radio
- The Hope Newspapers
- INSIDE FUTA
- KAFTAN TV
- Kàkàkí Òndó FM
- Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)
- Orange 94.5FM
- OSRC Television
- Positive 102.5FM
- Remdel Television
- RUGIPO 103.3 FM
- Suncity Radio 101.1FM
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