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Ondo

Ondo or Ondo State is a state in Nigeria created on February 3, 1976, from the former Western State. It originally included the present Ekiti State, which was split off in 1996. Akure is the state capital. Each Nigerian state has several ministerial offices representing the federal government.[4] Ondo State. Ondo state borders: Ekiti State to the north, Kogi State to the northeast, Edo State to the east, Delta State to the southeast, Ogun State to the southwest, and Osun State to the northwest and Atlantic Ocean to the south.

NICKNAME(s): Sunshine State

COUNTRY: Nigeria

Date created: 3rd February 1976

CAPITAL: Akure

GOVERNMENT

Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu

 Governor: Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (APC)

 Deputy Governor:  Agboola Ajayi

SENATORS

  • Nicholas Tofowomo
  • Robert Ajayi Boroffice
  • Ayo Patrick Akinyelure

GOVERNMENT AND SOCIETY

The state contains eighteen local government areas, the major ones being Akoko, Akure, Okitipupa, Ondo, Ilaje and Owo. The majority of the state’s citizens live in urban centers. The big government universities in Ondo state are the Federal University of Technology Akure, Akure, Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, Ondo and the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS

Ondo State consists of 18 local government areas, they are:

Akoko North-East          Ikare

Akoko North-West         Okeagbe

Akoko South-East          Isua

Akoko South-West         Oka

Akure North                   Iju / Itaogbolu

Akure South                   Akure

Ese Odo                         Igbekebo

Idanre                            Owena

Ifedore                           Igbara Oke

Ilaje                                Igbokoda

Ile Oluji/Okeigbo           Ile Oluji

Irele                                Ode-Irele

Odigbo                           Ore

Okitipupa                       Okitipupa

Ondo East                      Bolorunduro

Ondo West                     Ondo Town

Ose                                 Ifon

Owo                               Owo Town

Akeredolu Oluwarotimi Odunayo Is the current sitting governor of Ondo state.

ETHNIC GROUPS

The ethnic composition of Ondo State is largely from the Yoruba subgroups of the Akoko, Akure, Ikale, Ilaje, Ondo, and Owo peoples. Ijaw people, such as the Apoi, Furupagha and Arogbo populations, inhabit the coastal areas, and a sizeable number of the Ondo State people who speak a variant of the Yoruba language similar to the Ife dialect reside in Oke-Igbo.

LANGUAGES

Languages of Ondo State listed by LGA:

Akoko North East Ikare-Akoko; Akpes; Arigidi; Emai-Iuleha-Ora; Ayere

Akoko North West Àhàn; Akpes; Arigidi; Ayere

Akoko South West Emai-Iuleha-Ora

Ese-Odo      Izon, apoi

Ilaje   Ilaje

okitipupa    Ikale, Edo

Irele   Edo, ikale

Ondo Ondo

Akure Akure

Odigbo        Ikale, Ondo

Ose    Edo; Emai-Iuleha-Ora

Others:        Okpamheri

TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

  • Elizade University
  • Federal University of Technology Akure
  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko
  • Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa
  • Achievers University, Owo
  • Wesley University of Science and Technology
  • Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo
  • Adeyemi College of Education
  • National Open University of Nigeria, Akure
  • University of Medical Sciences, Ondo
  • Federal Polytechnic, Ile Oluji
  • Federal College of Agriculture, Akure

MEDIA HOUSES IN ONDO STATE

  • Orange 94.5FM
  • Adaba 88.9FM
  • Positive 102.5FM
  • Hope Newspaper
  • Breeze 91.9FM
  • Suncity Radio 101.1FM
  • OSRC TV
  • ALALAYE 96.5 FM
  • Crest 88.7 FM
  • RUGIPO 103.3 FM
  • EMPIRE 104.5 FM

INSIDE FUTA

  • NIGERIAN TELEVISION AUTHORITY
  • REMDEL TELEVISION
  • Kàkàkí Òndó FM
  • KAFTAN TV
  • Eki Radio 100.9 FM
  • FUTA Radio

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