Ekiti State

Ekiti State (Fountain of Knowledge)

 Executive Governor

 
Mr Peter Ayodele Fayose

 

Deputy Governor


 
Dr. Kolapo Olusola Eleka

 Creation: Created October 1st 1996

Capital: Ado-Ekiti

Major Cities: Ado, Ikere Ekiti, Awo Ekiti, Ayegbaju Ekiti, Araromi Oke Ekiti, Efon-Alaaye, Aramoko Ekiti.

Geographic Profile: Ekiti State is situated entirely within the tropics. It is located between longitudes 40°51′and 50°451′East of the Greenwich meridian and latitudes 70°151′and 80°51′north of the Equator. It lies south of Kwara and Kogi State, East of Osun State and bounded by Ondo State in the East and in the south; Land Area - 5887.890sq km.

Economic Profile: Economic activities involve mining of solid minerals (clay, kaolin, columbite, bauxite, granite, etc). - Trading activities occur on small, medium, and large scale levels.

Occupation: Major occupation - agriculture with high production of yam, cocoa, coffee, plantain, banana, kolanut, palm oil, etc. There is also a major investment in mining of solid minerals and tourism.

Ethnic Profile: Ekiti dialet is common to the people of the State.

Local Government Area( 16 LGAs): Local Government Councils: Ado, Efon, Ekiti West, Ijero, Irepodun/Ifelodun, Ido/Osi, Ikole Ilejemeje, Moba, Oye, Ekiti East, Ekiti South West, Emure, Gbonyin, Ikere and Ise/Orun.

Raw Materials Distribution in Ekiti State 

EKITI STATE

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

ADO-EKITI

Granite, Ball clay

Cocoa, Cassava, Yam, Cocoyam, Timber, Plantain, Banana, Pawpaw, Cashew, Mango, Raffia palm, Maize, Rice, Melon, Livestock, Vegetables, Piggery, Orange, Poultry, Palm produce

2

AIYEKIRE

Ball clay

Cocoa, Palm produce, Maize, Cassava, Yam, Cocoyam, Timber, Plantain, Banana, Vegetables, Rice, poultry, Piggery

3

EFON

Quartz, Kaolin, Ball clay, Granite

Cocoa, Kolanut, Palm produce, Maize, Cassava, Yam, Plantain, Banana, Timber, Cocoyam, Rice, Vegetables, Poultry

4

EKITI-EAST

Granite, Ball clay

Cocoa, Palm produce, Cassava, Yam, Cocoyam, Timber, Plantain, Banana, Livestock, Maize, Coffee, Rice, Kolanut, Piggery, Poultry, Pepper, Okro, Coconut

5

EKITI-WEST

Gemstone, Granite, Ball clay, Mica (muscovite)

Cocoa, Palm produce, Maize, Cassava, Yam, Cocoyam, Rice, Timber, Plantain, Banana, Livestock, Piggery, Vegetables, Poultry, Cowpea, Pepper, Okra, Coconut

6

EKITI-SOUTH WEST

Clay, Mica (muscovite), Quartz

Cocoa, Kolanut, Palm produce, Maize, Cassava, Yam, Cocoyam, Livestock, Plantain, Banana, Vegetables, Piggery, Rice, Timber, Bamboo, Cowpea

7

EMURE

Lignite, Limestone, Ball clay, Granite

Cocoa, Palm produce, Maize, Cassava, Yam, Cocoyam, Timber, Plantain, Banana, Kolanut, Vegetables, Rice, Poultry, Livestock, Piggery

8

IDO-OSI

Feldspar, Mica (muscovite), Ball clay, Quartz

Cocoa, Palm produce, Maize, Cassava, Yam, Cocoyam, Plantain, Timber, Banana, Kolanut, Vegetables, Rice, Poultry, Livestock, Piggery.

9

IJERO

Quartz, Ball clay, Cassiterite, Kaolin, Columbite, Mica (muscovite), Tantalite, Feldspar, Gemstone.

Cocoyam, Timber, Plantain, Banana, Kolanut, Livestock, Vegetables, Piggery, Poultry, Rice, Cocoa, Palm produce, Maize, Cassava, Yam

10

IKERE

Kaolin, Granite, Ball clay, Mica (muscovite)

Cocoa, Palm produce, Maize, Cassava, Yam, Cocoyam, Timber, Plantain, Banana, Livestock, Piggery, Coconut, Vegetables, Poultry

11

IKOLE

Ball clay, Quartz

Cocoa, Palm produce, Maize, Cassava, Yam, Cocoyam, Timber, Plantain, Banana, Livestock, Vegetables, Piggery, Poultry, Rice

12

ILEJEMEJI

Ball clay

Cocoa, Palm produce, Cassava, Yam, Cocoyam, Maize, Timber, Plantain, Banana, Livestock, Vegetables, Piggery, Poultry, Rice.

13

IREPODUN/IFELODUN

Ball clay, Mica, Kaolin, Limestone

Cocoyam, Rice, Livestock, Vegetables, Piggery, Poultry, Cocoa, Kolanut, Palm produce, Maize, Cassava, Yam, Timber, Plantain, Banana

14

ISE / ORUN

Lignite, Limestone, Quartz, Ball clay

Cocoa, Cassava, Yam, Cocoyam, Timber, Plantain, Banana, Kolanut, Maize, Livestock, Vegetables, Piggery, Poultry, Rice, Palm produce

15

MOBA

Ball clay

Cocoa, Maize, Cassava, Yam, Cocoyam, Timber, Plantain, Soyabeans, Banana, Rice, Cowpea, Pepper, Livestock, Vegetables, Piggery, Poultry, Rubber, Palm produce, Coffee

16

OYE

Kaolin, Muscovite, Ball clay, Mica, Quartz, Feldspar

Cocoa, Maize, Cassava, Yam, Cocoyam, Rice, Timber, Plantain, Banana, Coffee, Livestock, Vegetables, Piggery, poultry, Palm produce, Soyabeans  

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