Ekiti State was created on 1st October, 1996 out of Ondo State by the then regime of General Sani Abacha. It’s capital is Ado Ekiti. Ekiti State covers the former twelve local government areas that made up the Ekiti Zone of old Ondo State.
Situated in western Nigeria, Ekiti State covers 6,353 square kilometres. Ekiti State is bounded on the South by Ondo State, on the North by Kwara State, on the East by Kogi State and on the west by Osun State.
The State is mainly an upland zone, rising above 250 meters above the sea level. It lies within the area underlain by metamorphic rock of the basement complex. It has a generally undulating land surface with a characteristic landscape that consists of old plains broken by step-sided out-crops dome rocks that may occur singularly or in groups or ridges. Such rocks out-crops exist mainly at Efon-Alaaye, Ikere-Ekiti and Okemesi-Ekiti. The State is dotted with rugged hills. The notable ones among them are Ikere-Ekiti Hills in the southern part, Efon-Alaaye Hills in the western boundary and Ado-Ekiti Hills in the central part. Tropical forest exists in the south, while Guinea Savannah occupies the northern peripheries.
Ekitis are culturally homogeneous and they speak a dialect of Yoruba language known as Ekiti. The homogeneous nature of Ekiti confers on the state some uniqueness among the states of the federation. Slight differences are noticeable in the Ekiti dialects of the Yoruba language spoken by the border communities to other states.
Notable among its tourist attractions are the Ikogosi tourist centre which are referred to as the haven of tourism in Nigeria.
At Ikogosi, the warm and cold water oozing out from different sources from the earth crust flow separately to meet in a pool each retaining its thermal identity.
Facilities such as a modest non-chemical pools, standard Conference hall, opulent chalets, and a fascinating restaurant are provided to cater for the various needs of tourists.
Other tourist centres are; Raw Material Display Centre, Arinta Waterfall at Ipole-Iloro, Ero Dam at Ikun-Ekiti and Fajuyi Memorial Park at Ado-Ekiti. Hotels include Ikogosi Motel, Owena Motel, etc.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS IN EKITI STATE
ekiti post-covid visit
Today 3rd of September, 2020. Is a remarkable day for Ekiti State at large as National Leadership of Tinubu Non-Negotiable Led by the National Coordinator Honourable Mutiu Okunola visit Ekiti State TNN Executives.
The visit was based on the Post-COVID-19 Fact-Finding Mission and Sentizatation of Ekiti State TNN.
As we all know that the main objective of this movement is power rotation and the actualization of Dr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu
in becoming the next Nigeria President through the system of Power rotation.
The National Coordinator Honourable Mutiu Okunola expresses his happiness towards the preparedness of Ekiti State TNN Ambassadors.
The Executives were geared up and challenged to buckle up because the work ahead can not be overemphasized.
The Restructuring of the movement was spelled out and the copy of the Mandate was delivered to Honourable Layi the Newly Appointed Ekiti State TNN President.
Honorable Deji Adesua a serving commissioner as well as gubernatorial aspirant was present at the meeting, he declared his support for the movement.
The meeting was colorful as Ekiti State TNN entertained the Leaders with pounded yam, it was funfair as who is who in Ekiti are ready to give maximum support the movement may require to actualize its dream.