Ekiti agricultural products

Agriculture is the main occupation of the people of Ekiti, and it is the major source of income for many in the state. Agriculture provides income and employment for more than 75% of the population of Ekiti State.

Some of Ekiti’s agricultural produce are: Cash crops such as Cocoa, Oil Palm, Kolanut, Plantain, Bananas, Cashew, Citrus and Timber; Arable /Food Crops such as Rice, Yam, Cassava, Maize and cowpea.

Cash crops

1CocoaIse, Emure, Ilawe, Ado, Igede, Igbara, Odo, Aramoko, IkoroCocoa butter, Cocoa, Powder, Beverages, Cocoa Liquor and Export
2Oil PalmSpread across the StateVegetable Oil, Spices, Flavoring and export
3Kola NutIkoro, Igede, Ise and generally in the forest zoneStimulants and export
4Plantain/BananaWidespread across the StatePlantain Flour, Plantain Beer, Plantain Balls & Chips/Crape
5CashewNorthern part of the StateOil, Nuts and for export
6CitrusWidespread across the StateFruit, Juice, Fruit Wine and for export
7RubberSouthern part of the StateTyre manufacturing, Crepe and for export
8TimberIjero, Ise, Ikere, Aramoko, AdoLog, Planks, Panel Furniture Ilawe and for export

Arable /food crops

SNCropLGAs with high cultivationUses/Products
1RiceIrepodun/Ifelodun, Ekiti West, Ekiti East, IkoleFlour, Grits, Grains
2YamWidely cultivated across the StateYam Flour
3CassavaWidely cultivated across the StateGarri, Starch, Adhesive, Mosquito Expeller, Livestock Feeds, Chips, Yeast, Alcohol Products
4MaizeWidely cultivated across the StateMaize, Grit, Corn Flour
5CowpeaNorthern Part of the StateGrits, Flour
6Plantain & BananaWidely cultivated across the StatePlantain Flour, Plantain Chips/Crepe, Plantain Juice & Beer

Ekiti is a state in southwestern Nigeria.

Named after the Ekiti people, the Yoruba subgroup that make up the majority of the state’s population, Ekiti State was formed from a part of Ondo State in 1996 and has its capital as the city of Ado-Ekiti.

Iworoko mountain
Ekiti state University Teaching Hospital, Ado-ekiti
Ekiti people

Ekiti State is a state in southwestern Nigeria, bordered to the north by Kwara State, to the northeast by Kogi State, to the south and southeast by Ondo State, and to the west by Osun State.

It was created in 1996 from the territory of the former Ondo State. The state is known for its rich cultural heritage, natural beauty and agricultural potential.

Ekiti is also home to some of some prestigious educational institutions in the country, such as the Ekiti State University, the Federal University of Oye-Ekiti and the Afe Babalola University.

One of the most popular destinations in Ekiti is the Ikogosi Warm Springs Resort, located in Ikogosi town. This resort is famous for its natural phenomenon of warm and cold springs flowing side by side from the same source. The warm spring has a temperature of about 70°C, while the cold spring has a temperature of about 37°C. The resort offers various facilities and activities for visitors, such as swimming pools, chalets, restaurants, conference halls, hiking trails and a museum.

Fajuyi Memorial Park
Olosunta Hills

Ekiti State has 16 Local Government Areas, namely:

  1. Ado-Ekiti
  2. Ikere
  3. Oye
  4. Aiyekire (Gbonyin)
  5. Efon
  6. Ekiti East
  7. Ekiti South-West
  8. Ekiti West
  9. Emure
  10. Ido-Osi
  11. Ijero
  12. Ikole
  13. Ilejemeje
  14. Irepodun/Ifelodun
  15. Ise/Orun
  16. Moba
St. Paul Anglican church, Erijiyan
Aramoko-Ekiti Roundabout, Aramoko-Ekiti
Araromi Baptist Church, Igede-Ekiti
Ekiti Baptist High School, Igede Ekiti
Ekiti state internal revenue house, Ado-ekiti

Another attraction in Ekiti is the Arinta Waterfalls, situated in Ipole-Iloro town. This waterfall is one of the highest and most spectacular in Nigeria, with a height of about 120 meters. The waterfall is surrounded by lush vegetation and rocky cliffs, creating a scenic and serene environment. You can enjoy the view of the waterfall from a distance or get closer to feel its refreshing spray.

The Ekiti Cultural Centre in Ado-Ekiti, is a hub for cultural activities and events, such as exhibitions, festivals, workshops and performances. The centre also houses a museum that showcases various artifacts and relics from the past, such as pottery, beads, masks, costumes and musical instruments.

Ekiti is a state that celebrates its traditions and values. Some of the most notable festivals in Ekiti are the Udiroko Festival, the Ogun Festival and the Olosunta Festival. These festivals are held annually to mark different occasions and honor different deities. They feature colorful displays of costumes, dances, music and rituals that reflect the identity and diversity of Ekiti people.