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EKITI STATE

FOUNTAIN OF KNOWLEDGE

Ekiti is an upland zone rising over 250 meters above sea level and it covers a total of 6,353 square kilometres of land. It is bordered by Ondo in the south and Kwara in the north. Kogi is to the east and Osun to the west. The state is dotted with rugged hills such as the Ikere-Ekiti hills in the south, Efon Alaaye hills in the west and Ado-Ekiti in the center. It is also important to note that the state is home to the Ikogosi warm and cold water spring.

The major source of occupation and income in the state is agriculture. Agriculture provides income and employment for about 75% of the populace and they produce both food and cash crops. The food crops are: rice, yam, cassava, maiza and cowpea while the cash crops are: cocoa, oil palm, kolanut, plantain, Banana, cashew, citrus and timber.

Ekiti State, is largely agrarian. Agriculture is the mainstay of the state economy. It employs 75% of the state working population.

The State is one of the largest producers of Rice, Kolanut, oil palm and cocoa in Nigeria.. They also produce crops like cassava, yam, cocoyam, maize, cowpea, citrus, plantain and fruits like cashew, mango and orange.

As the state is within the ecological belt known for abundant forest resources the state produces high quality woods which are raw material for wood based industries within and outside the state.

Industrially, the state is arid with only few companies on the ground. However, the state government has embarked on an aggressive industrialization drive through the provision of necessary infrastructure while new industrial estates are being opened under World Bank Infrastructural Development Fund to cater for investors’ needs.

Ekiti State, is largely agrarian. Agriculture is the mainstay of the state economy. It employs 75% of the state working population.

The State is one of the largest producers of Rice, Kolanut, oil palm and cocoa in Nigeria.. They also produce crops like cassava, yam, cocoyam, maize, cowpea, citrus, plantain and fruits like cashew, mango and orange.

As the state is within the ecological belt known for abundant forest resources the state produces high quality woods which are raw material for wood based industries within and outside the state.

Industrially, the state is arid with only few companies on the ground. However, the state government has embarked on an aggressive industrialization drive through the provision of necessary infrastructure while new industrial estates are being opened under World Bank Infrastructural Development Fund to cater for investors’ needs.

The state is endowed with abundant mineral deposits of value like Clay, Kaolin, Columbite, Cassiterite, Foundry Sand, Bauxite, Clarcomite and Charcoalnite Granite.

Tourism is another aspect which will become a veritable source of income for the state. Notable among its tourist attractions are the Ikogosi tourist centre which are referred to as the haven of tourism in Nigeria.

Ado Town

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At Ikogosi, the warm and cold water oozing out from different sources from the earth crust flow separately to meet in a pool each retaining its thermal identity.

Facilities such as a modest non-chemical pools, standard Conference hall, opulent chalets, and a fascinating restaurant are provided to cater for the various needs of tourists.

Other tourist centres are:

  • Raw Material Display Centre
  • Arinta Waterfall at Ipole-Iloro
  • Ero Dam at Ikun-Ekiti
  • Fajuyi Memorial Park at Ado-Ekiti;
  • and hotels like Ikogosi Motel, Owena Motel, etc.

IKOGOSI WARM SPRING

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