Kwara State was formed out of the former northern region on 27th May 1967 by the then regime of General Yakubu Gowon. At its creation, the state was made up of the former Ilorin and Kabba provinces of the then Northern Region and was initially named the West Central State but later changed to �€œKwara�€, a local name for the River Niger. It’s capital is Ilorin.
Located in north western Nigeria, Kwara State occupies 36,825 square kilometres. In the 1976 state creation exercise, the Idah/Dekina portion of the state was excised to merge with a part of the then Benue-Plateau State to form Benue State. On August 27, 1991, five local government areas, namely Oyi, Yagba, Okene, Okehi and Kogi were also excised to form part of a new state called Kogi, while a sixth, Borgu Local Government Area, was merged with Niger State.
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Abdulfatah AhmedExecutive Governor
Motivation:State of harmony Created: 27 May 1967 Capital:Ilorin Political Party: APC
Museums & Parks:Ilorin museum Other tourist attractions: Ahoyaya Falls, Dada Pottery, Wreckage Of Mungo Park’s Boat, Patigi Beach, Owu Water Falls, Owe Kajita Falls, House Of Images, Ijara Stone Figures. Agriculture:Cotton, Cashew, Soybean, Sugar cane, Hides & Skin. Mineral Resources:Tantalite, Mica, Gold, Columbite, Clay, Casseterite, Marble and Gemstones.