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Ondo or Ondo State
Ondo State
is a state in Nigeria
Nigeria
created on 3 February 1976 from the former Western State. It originally included what is now Ekiti State, which was split off in 1996. Akure
Akure
is the state capital. Each Nigerian state has several ministerial offices representing the federal government.[3] Ondo state borders Ekiti state to the North, Kogi State
Kogi State
to the Northeast, Edo State
Edo State
to the East, Delta State
Delta State
to the Southeast, Ogun State
Ogun State
to the Southwest, and Osun State
Osun State
to the Northwest.

Contents

1 Government and society

1.1 Local Government Areas

2 List of Tertiary Institutions in Ondo State 3 Demographics 4 Notable people 5 References 6 External links

Government and society[edit] The state contains eighteen Local Government Areas, the major ones being Akoko, Akure, Okitipupa, Ondo, 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
Akure
and the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko. The ethnic composition of Ondo State
Ondo State
is largely from the Yoruba subgroups of the Akoko, Akure, Okitipupa, Ilaje, Ondo, and Owo peoples. Ijaw such as Apoi and Arogbo populations inhabit the coastal areas; while a sizable number of the Ondo State
Ondo State
people who speak a variant of the Yoruba language similar to Ife
Ife
dialect reside in Oke-Igbo.[4] Local Government Areas[edit] Ondo State
Ondo State
consists of eighteen (18) Local Government Areas. They are:

Akoko
Akoko
North-East (headquarters in Ikare) Akoko
Akoko
North-West

( Headquarters in Okeagbe)

Akoko
Akoko
South-East

(Headquarters in Isua)

Akoko
Akoko
South-West (headquarters in Oka) Akure
Akure
North Akure
Akure
South Ese Odo Idanre Ifedore Ilaje Ile Oluji/Okeigbo[5] Irele Odigbo Okitipupa Ondo East Ondo West Ose Owo

List of Tertiary Institutions in Ondo State[edit]

Elizade University, ilaramokin Federal University of Technology Akure Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko Ondo State
Ondo State
University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa Achievers University, Owo Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo Adeyemi University of Education, Ondo Wesley University Ondo National Open University of Nigeria
Nigeria
Oke Aro road Akure University of Medical Sciences, Ondo

Demographics[edit]

The Population Distribution of Ondo State[6]

Local Government Area Male Female Total

Akoko
Akoko
North-West 108,057 105,735 213,792

Akoko
Akoko
North-East 93,060 82,349 175,409

Akoko
Akoko
South-East 41,995 40,431 82,426

Akoko
Akoko
South-West 123,979 105,507 229,486

Ose 73,395 71,506 144,901

Owo 110,429 108,457 218,886

Akure
Akure
North 66,878 64,709 131,587

Akure
Akure
South 175,495 177,716 353,211

Ifedore 92,014 84,313 176,327

Ile Oluji/Okeigbo 87,505 85,365 172,870

Ondo West 139,400 144,272 283,672

Ondo East 38,032 36,726 74,758

Idanre 66,996 62,028 129,024

Odigbo 114,814 115,537 230,351

Okitipupa 120,626 112,939 233,565

Irele 75,636 69,530 145,166

Ese Odo 78,100 76,878 154,978

Ilaje 154,852 135,763 290,615

TOTAL 1,761,263 1,679,761 3,441,024

Notable people[edit]

Chief Gani Fawehinmi Akinyelure Patrick Ayo Bamidele Aturu Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu Bode Olajumoke Chris Olukolade Gani Adams Jimoh Ibrahim King Sunny Ade Micheal Ade Ojo Nahzeem Olufemi Mimiko Olu Falae Olusegun Agagu Olusegun Mimiko Olusola Alexander Oke Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu Omotola Jalade Ekeinde T. B. Joshua

This article's list of residents may not follow's verifiability or notability policies. Please improve this article by removing names that do not have independent reliable sources showing they are notable AND residents, or by incorporating the relevant publications into the body of the article through appropriate citations. (October 2017)

References[edit]

^ "2006 PHC Priority Tables – NATIONAL POPULATION COMMISSION". population.gov.ng. Retrieved 2017-10-10.  ^ a b "C-GIDD (Canback Global Income Distribution Database)". Canback Dangel. Retrieved 2008-08-20.  ^ "Ondo capital, Akure, becomes den for kidnappers". Pemium Times Nigeria. Retrieved June 19, 2015.  ^ "Federal Solutions to Ethnic Problems: Accommodating Diversity". Google book. Retrieved June 19, 2015.  ^ http://www.ile-olujinig.net/ ^ "National Population Commission of Nigeria". population.gov.ng. 

External links[edit] Media related to Ondo State
Ondo State
at Wikimedia Commons

Official website [ondostatemoi.com/ ondostatemoi.com] facebook.com

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Governors of Ondo State

Ita David Ikpeme Sunday Tuoyo Michael Adekunle Ajasin Michael Bamidele Otiko Michael Akhigbe Ekundayo Opaleye Raji Rasaki Bode George Sunday Abiodun Olukoya Bamidele Olumilua Mike Torey Ahmed Usman Anthony Onyearugbulem Moses Fasanya Adebayo Adefarati Olusegun Agagu Olusegun Mimiko

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States of Nigeria

Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

Abia Adamawa Akwa Ibom Anambra Bauchi Bayelsa Benue Borno Cross River Delta Ebonyi Edo Ekiti Enugu Gombe Imo Jigawa Kaduna Kano Katsina Kebbi Kogi Kwara Lagos Nasarawa Niger Ogun Ondo Osun Oyo Plateau Rivers Sokoto T

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