Ekiti is a state in the South-Western region of Nigeria. Its name came about as a result of the large number of hills it possesses, around which much of its population resides. It is also notable for its achievement of producing the highest number of Professors in Nigeria.
It has a number of major rivers and is naturally endowed with mineral deposits and agricultural resources. The state is also home to some tourist sites, such as the Ikogosi Warm Springs and the Ipole-Iloro Water Falls. Ekiti State is one of the five states producing kolanuts in Nigeria (producing 88% of the world’s kolanut).
Ekiti State Snapshot
- Total land area: 5,434 Km2
- Local Government Areas: 16 LGAs: Ado-Ekiti, Efon, Ekiti West, Ikole, Ise/Orun, Ikere, Ekiti East, Emure, Ilejemeje, Moba, Oye, Ekiti South-West, Ido-Osi, Irepodun/Ifelodun, Aiyekire and Ijero.
- Population: 3,480,006 (Male-1,774,803 and Female-1,705,203)
- Vegetation: Tropical Savannah.
- Major crops: Yam, Cocoa, Oil Palm, Rice, Cassava, Maize and Cashew.
- Solid minerals: Tin-Ore, Bauxite, Tantalite, Granite and Timber.
Main Investment Opportunities
Opportunities for investment exist in:
- Light Manufacturing