Edo State is referred to as the “heartbeat of Nigeria” and is located in the South-South geo-political zone of Nigeria. Edo State is an oil-producing state, and is one of the nine Niger-Delta states in Nigeria. It has rich rainforest vegetation interspersed with hills as well as a rich cultural heritage that makes it a tourist destination.

Edo State is also endowed with a wide variety of mineral resources, arable land for cash crops and largest oil palm yields in Nigeria.

Edo State Snapshot

  • Total land area: 19,187 Km2
  • Local Government Areas: 18 LGAs: Akoko-Edo, Egor, Esan Central, Esan North-East, Esan South-East, Esan West, Etsako Central, Etsako East, Etsako West, Igueben, Ikpoba-Okha, Oredo, Orhionmwon, Ovia North-East, Ovia South-West, Owan East, Owan West and Uhunmwonde.
  • Population: 4,470,605 (Male- 2,280,008 and Female- 2,190,596)
  • Vegetation: Tropical Savannah and Monsoon.
  • Major crops: Rubber, Oil Palm, Cassava, Rice, Cocoa, Banana and Cashew.
  • Mineral Resources: Crude oil, Limestone, Granite, Quartz, Marble, Gold and Rubber.

Main Investment Opportunities

Opportunities for investment exist in:

  • Agribusiness
  • Light Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Tourism
  • Energy
  • Mining