Location of Ondo State in Nigeria
|Date created||3 February 1976|
| • Governor|
|Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (APC)|
|• Deputy Governor||Agboola Ajayi|
|• Senators||Nicolas Tofowomo|
Robert Ajayi Boroffice
Ayo Patrick Akinyelure
|• Total||15,500 km2 (6,000 sq mi)|
|Area rank||25th of 36|
|• Rank||18th of 36|
|• Total||$8.414 billion|
|• Per capita||$2,392|
|Time zone||UTC+01 (WAT)|
|ISO 3166 code||NG-ON|
|HDI (2016)||0.500 · 16th of 36|
|^1 Preliminary results|
Ondo or Ondo State is a state in 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 is the state capital. Each Nigerian state has several ministerial offices representing the federal government.
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.
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 and the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko.
Ondo State consists of 18 local government areas, they are:
The ethnic composition of Ondo State is largely from the Yoruba subgroups of the Akoko, Akure, Ikale, Ilaje, Ondo, and Owo peoples. Ijaw such as Apoi 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 Ife dialect reside in Oke-Igbo.
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