|Land Area & Rank
||5,802 sq km (34)
||1st Oct. 1996
||Ayodele Fayose, PDP
||Olusola Eleka, PDP
|House of Assembly
||Ado-Ekiti (capital), Efon-Alaaye, Aramoko, Ikole, Ikere.
||Alaaye, Aramoko, Ikole, Ikere..
||“Fountain of Knowledge”
Rank & Sex: 2,384,212(29)
||Gov. Office: 234-30-250793
Abuja Liaison Office:
11A, Suez Crescent
Ibrahim Abacha Estate, By Sheraton Hotel
Zone 4 Wuse
P. M. B. 388, Garki, Abuja
Tel: 09-5238876, 5238875
Lagos Liaison Office:
Plot 1226, Ahmadu Bello Way,
Victoria Island, Lagos
|Local Government Areas
|Ekiti South West
Atlas Motel Ltd
Ikogosi Warm Spring M
Tourist Centre Road
Owena Motels Ltd
Tel: 234-30-250613, 250517
The Ekitis migrated from Ile-Ife. As a people, they form
one of the largest ethnic groups in Yorubaland. Ekitis are
culturally homogeneous and they speak a dialect of Yoruba
language known as Ekiti. The state was created in 1996 by
Gen. Sani Abacha regime. The creation marked the end of
long and sustained struggle spanning over 100 years for
autonomy and a geo-political entity called Ekiti.
On 27, September 2005, the former Deputy Governor-
Abiodun Aluko was impeached by the state's House of
Assembly for gross misconduct. On 7, October, 2005; Mr.
Adebisi Omoyeni; a banker an Ikare-Ekiti indigene just as
the former Deputy was sworn in as a replacement. On 9
December, 2005 Mrs Abiodun Olujimi a member of House
of Representative was appointed to replace Adebisi
Omoyeni as the Deputy Governor.
2006 will remains memorable for the Ekitis. The political
tumor which has plagued the state since 2003 when the
PDP government took over continued to ravage the state.
On 14 August a PDP governorship aspirant, Ayo Daramola
was assassinated. On 16 October the governor, Ayo Fayose
was impeached by the state house of assembly for gross
financial delinquencies and abuse of office. The political
atmosphere in the state got to a broken point with three
persons laying claim to the seat of power of the state. Ayo
Fayose the impeached governor, his deputy Abiodun
Olujimi who was impeached along with him and the
speaker of house of assembly, Friday Aderemi. On 19
October 2006, a stste of emergency was declared by the
president to avert the break down of law and order. Tunji
Olurin, a retired army officer was appointed as an
In the North is Kwara and Kogi
States, Ondo State in the South and East, Osun state to the
The state is mainly an upland zone, rising
above 250 metres above sea level. It lies within the area
underlain by metamorphic rocks of the basement complex.
It has a generally undulating land surface with a
characteristic land scape that consists of old plains broken
by steep-sided out-crops dome rocks that may occur
singularly or in groups or ridges. The major rivers are; Ero,
Osun and Ose.
The state enjoys two tropical distinct climates.
The rain season starts in April and lasts till October, the
dry season is from November to March. Temperature
ranges between 210 and 280C with high humidity. Tropic
forest exists in the South, while Guinea Savannah
Occupies the Northern Peripheries.
The “Fountain of Knowledge” which is the
state's motto, is demonstrated with the premium the state
pays to education. The state has 541 primary schools, 74
private primary schools. 145 secondary schools including
four technical schools, 18 private secondary schools. The
state has one College of Education, One Polytechnic and
Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy
accounting for 75% of the population work force.
The agricultural products in the state include;
Cocoa, Oil palm, Rubber, Timber, Yam, Cowpea, Kolanut,
Cassava and Maize.
The mineral resources found
in the state include: clay, kaolin, columbite, bauxite,
foundry sand, granite, charconite, bitumen and tin ore.
R.A. Adebayo, army officer (rtd)
/administrator. Ernest Adeleye, airforce officer. Adekunle
Fajuyi, nationalist/army officer. Abiodun Adetiloye,
clergy. Fola Alade, architect. Joseph Oluwasanmi, surgeon.
Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, administrator. Ayo Ogunlade,
administrator. Bode Olowoporoku, politician/cocoa
merchant. Femi Falana, lawyer/human rights activist.
Babalola Borishade, administrator. Bamidele Olumilua,
clergy. Sam Aluko, economist. Niyi Adebayo, politician
(Governor 1999-2003). Paul Alabi, administrator. Kola
Adefemi , administrator. Ademola Ajakaye, justice. Remi
Omotoso, administrator. Ayo Ajayi, industrialist. Wole
Olanipekun, lawyer. Chief Fabunmi, warrior. Bisi
Omoleye, justice. Afe Babalola, Lawyer.