Oyo State was created in February 3, 1976 out of the old Western State by the then regime of General Murtala Mohammed.
Located in South West Nigeria, Oyo State covers 28,454 square kilometres. It is bounded in the south by Ogun State and in the north by Kwara State, in the west by the Republic of Benin while in the east it is bounded by Osun State.
The state is homogenous and comprises the Oyos, the Ibadans and the Ibarapas, all belonging to the Yoruba family and speaking the same Yoruba language. People from within and outside the country trade and settle in the state mostly in the urban areas. The capital, Ibadan is reputed to be the largest city in Africa, south of the Sahara.
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Abiola AjimobiExecutive Governor
Motivation:Pace setter state Created: 3 February 1976 Capital:Ibadan Political Party: APC
Museums & Parks:Ibadan university museum, Ibadan museum and Ibadan Institute of African Studies Museum & Old Oyo park Other tourist attractions: : Palace of Alaafin of Oyo, Mapo hall, Ado Awaye suspended lake, Aso Oke weaving centre, Igbeti hills Agriculture:Palm oil, Cotton, Cashew, Hides & Skin, Cocoa, Soybean, Plantain, Timber Mineral Resources:Mica, Marble, Clay and Gemstones.