Kwara State

Kwara State (The Place of Harmony)

 

 

Executive Governor

 

Abdulfatah Ahmed

 

Deputy Governor

Elder Peter Kishira

 

Creation: May 27, 1967

Capital: Ilorin

Major Cities: Ilorin, Jebba, Omu- Aran,Offa

Geographic Location: Kwara State is situated between parallels 8° and 10° north latitudes and 3° and 6° east longitudes, with Niger State in the north, Kogi State in the east, Oyo, Ekiti and Osun States in the south and an international boundary with the Republic of Benin in the west.

Economic Profile: Agriculture is the main source of the economy and the principal cash crops are: cotton, cocoa, coffee, Kolanut, tobacco, beniseed and palm produce. Mineral resources in the state are Gold, limestone, marble, feldspar, clay, kaolin, quartz and granite rocks.

Ethnic Profile: The principal groups residing in Kwara State are the Yoruba, Nupe, Bariba and Fulani. Major languages are English (official) and Yoruba.

Occupation:Farming is the major occupation of the people.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): The 16 LGAs are: Asa, Baruten, Edu, Ekiti, lfelodun, llorin East, llorin West, llorin South, Irepodun, Kaiama, Moro, Offa, Oyun, Isin, Oke-Ero and Patigi.

Raw Materials Distribution in Kwara State

KWARA STATE

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

ASA

Ball Clay, Silica Sand.

Maize, Sorghum, Cashew, Rice, Cowpea, Melon, Groundnut, Cassava, Sheanut, Pepper, Poultry, Livestock.

2

BARUTEN

Kaolin, Ball Clay, Silica Sand

Groundnut, Millet, Sorghum, Sheanut, Yam, Seed Cotton, Sweet Potato, Melon, Cassava, Soya Beans, Rice, Poultry, Livestock

3

EDU

Kaolin, Silica Sand, Ball Clay

Sheanut, Rice, Sorghum, Neem Tree, Sugarcane, Melon, Millet, Banana, Melon, Millet, Yam, Groundnut, Fisheries, Livestock, Pawpaw, Mango, Cashew, Citrus, Cowpea

4

EKITI

Ball Clay, Silica Sand

Palm Kernel, Yam, Guinea Corn, Oil Palm, Plantain, Soya Beans, Melon, Kolanut, Maize, Cocoa, Neem Tree, Sheanut, Cassava, Rice, Millet

5

IFELODUN

Kaolin, Dolomite, Marble, Ball Clay, Silica Sand

Maize, Guinea corn, Cashew, Beans, Rice, Melon, Groundnut, Cassava, Sheanut, Soya Beans, Sweet Potato, Cotton, Neem Tree, Fruits, Tobacco, Yam

6

ILORIN EAST

Kaolin, Ball Clay, Silica Sand, Granite, Marble

Cashewnut, Sheanut, Cassava, Millet, Kenaf, Melon, Neem Tree, Castor Oil, Yam, Rice, Maize, Sugarcane, Soya Beans, Beans, Rice, Fresh Milk, Groundnut, Locust Beans

7

ILORIN SOUTH

Ball Cay, Kaolin, Silica Sand

Melon, Pepper, Locust Bean, Cashew, Sheanut, Groundnut, Fresh Milk, Beans, Sorghum, Maize, Cassava, Soyabeans, Rice, Yam

8

ILORIN WEST

Kaolin, Ball Clay, Silica Sand, Granite

Tobacco, Cashew Nut, Sheanut, Cassava, Millet, Kenaf, Melon, Castor Oil, Locust Bean, Soya Beans, Beans, Rice, Dairy, Groundnut, Yam, Maize

9

IREPODUN

Feldspar, Kaolin, Quartz, Dolomite, Ball Clay, Silica Sand

Cocoa, Palm Kernel, Cashew, Banana, Plantain, Castor Oil, Neem Tree, Beans, Guinea Corn, Maize, Cassava, Melon, Pepper, Locust Bean, Yam, Groundnut, Rice, Kolanut, Citrus, Soya Beans.

10

ISIN

Ball Clay, Kaolin, Sand

Cassava, Maize, Sheanut, Locust Beans, Soyabeans, Guinea Corn, Beans, Melon, Cashew Nut, Rice, Groundnut, Yam, Cotton, Tree Crop

11

KAIAMA

Kaolin, Ball Clay, Silica Sand

Cotton Seed, Sheanut, Sweet Potato, Cassava, Melon, Maize, Sorghum, Soya Bean, Rice, Groundnut, Millet, Yam

12

MORO

Gold, Marble, Tantalite, Cassaiterite, Ball Clay, Dolomite, Talc, Limestone

Sugarcane, Kenaf, Millet, Cassava, Neem Tree, Melon, Castor, Yam, Sheanut, Soyabean, Maize, Cotton, Groundnut, Rice, Beans, Cashew Nut, Sorghum

13

OFFA

Ball Clay, Granite, Silica Sand

Citrus, Castor, Cassava, Cotton, Locust Bean, Coffee, sweet Potato, Maize, Rice, Beans, Yam, Tomatoes, Groundnut.

14

OKE-ERO

Ball Clay, Silica Sand

Palm Kernel, Yam, Guinea Corn, Plantain, Kolanut, Maize, Cocoa, Cashew Nut, Soyabeans, Rice, Cassava, Groundnut, Palm Oil

15

OYUN

Ball Clay, Silica  Sand

Sugarcane, Locust Bean, Coffee, Cassava, Cotton, Groundnut, Soyabeans, Maize, Yam, Rice, Beans, Yam, Tomatoes, Groundnut

16

PATEG

Kaolin, Ball Clay, Silica Sand

Maize, Sugarcane, Melon, Cashew Nut, Sheanut, Pepper, Soyabeans, Rice, Groundnut, Cassava, Yam, Fishery

 

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