Ekiti is a state of Nigeria with its capital in Ado Ekiti, the largest city is Efon Alaaye with 279 339 inhabitants ( 2005).
The state is located in the southwest of the country, bordered to the north by the state of Kwara, to the south by the Ondo State, on the west by the state of Osun and on the east by the state of Kogi.
The state was formed on 1 October 1996 from a part of the state of Ondo. First administrator was between 7 October 1996 and August 1998 Mohammed Bawa. Current governor is 2006 Tunji Olurin since November 13.
List of Governors and Administrators
- Mohammed Bawa ( administrator 1996-1998)
- M. Atanda Yussuf ( administrator 1998-1999)
- Niyi Adebayo (Governor 1999-2003)
- Ayo Fayose (Governor 2003-2006)
The state is divided into 16 Local Government Areas. These are: Ado - Ekiti, Efon, Ekiti East, Ekiti South-West, Ekiti West, Emure, Gbonyin, Ido- Osi, Ijero, Ikere, Ikole, Ilejemeje, Irepodun - Ifelodun, Ise - Orun, Moba and Oye.
The main economic activity is agriculture. The climatic and ecological conditions allow the cultivation of cereals, cocoa, coconuts, rubber, lemon, cola nuts, bananas, maize, rice, beans, yams and cassava. Generating timber plays an important role in forestry.
Ekiti is equipped with a variety of mineral resources. These include: kaolin, clay, cassiterite ( tin ore ), columbite, bauxite and granite.
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