Ondo State was created on 3 February 1976 from the former Western State by the then regime of General Murtala Mohammed. It originally included what is now Ekiti State, which was split off in the state creation exercise of 1996. Akure is the state capital.
Located in SOuth Western Nigeria, Ondo State covers 14,606 square kilometres. Ondo State is bounded in the East by Edo and Delta States, in the North by Ekiti and Kogi States, in the West by Osun and Ogun States and in the South by the Atlantic Ocean.
The ethnic composition of Ondo State is largely from the Yoruba subgroups of the Akoko, Akure, Ikare, Ilaje, Ondo, Owo, Arogbos and Akpois who are Ijaw extraction and are mostly located in the riverine areas of the state.
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Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN)Executive Governor
Motivation:The sunshine state Created: 3 February 1976 Capital:Akure Political Party: APC
Museums & Parks:Akure museum, Owo museum and Ifon forrest reserve Other tourist attractions: Idanre Hills, Igbokoda Waterfront, Deji Of Akure Palace, Olowo Of Two Palace, Ipale Iloro Water Fall Agriculture:Palm oil, Cotton, Timber, Cassava, Cocoa, Cashew, Plantain, Rubber Mineral Resources:Kaolin, Silica Sand, Bitumen, Bentonite and Clay.