EDO STATE

Edo State (The Heartbeat of the Nation)

 

Executive Governor
 

Mr. Godwin Obaseki

 

Deputy Governor  

Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu

 

Creation: Created on the 27 of August, 1991 when Bendel State was split into Edo and Delta States.

Capital: Benin City.

Major Cities: Benin, Auchi, Ekpoma, Uromi, Fugar, Agenebode, Okada, Sabongida Ora.

Geographical Profile: Lying on 05 44 N and 07 34 N latitudes, 05 4 E and 06 45 E longitudes; The State has a land mass of 19,794 km square. Edo State is low lying except towards the north axis where the Northern and Esan plateaus range from 183 meters of the Kukuruku Hills and 672 meters of the Somorika Hills.

Economic Profile: The State produces crude oil. It is also noted for the following agricultural products: rubber, cocoa, cashew nuts and is blessed with precious stones like Quartz, Amethyst, Mica, Dolomite, Granite Stone and Lime Stone used in the production of Cement.
Tourism is also a thriving industry in Edo. Attractions in Edo State include the Emotan statue in Benin City, Ise Lake and River Niger beach in Agenebode, Etsako-East; Ambrose Alli Square, Ekpoma and River Niger beaches at Ilushi.

Occupation: Agriculture is the predominant occupation of people in this State. The major cash crops produced are rubber, cocoa and palm produce. In addition, the State produces such crops as yams, cassava; rice, plantains, guinea-corn, and assorted types of fruits and vegetables

Ethnic Profile: The major tribal languages spoken in the state are Bini, Igarra, Esan and Okpamheri. The official language is English. Edo State is home to several ethnicities, among them are the Binis, Okpe, Esan, Afemai, Ora, Akoko-Edo, Igbanke, Emai and Ijaw.

Raw Materials Distribution in Edo State

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

AKOKO EDO

Gold, Marble, Granite, Kaolin, Limestone, Dolomite, Feldspar

Banana, Cassava, Maize, Palm Produce, Pineapple, Plantain, Rubber, Timber, Rice, Yam, Cashew, Mango, Sugarcane

2

EGOR

Kaolin

Maize, Rice, Yam, Cassava, Palm Produce, Cocoyam, Plantain, Banana, Rubber, Timber, Pineapple, Citrus, Mango, Coconut, Pear, Raffia Palm, Sugarcane, Pawpaw

3

ESAN CENTRAL

Kaolin

Banana, Cassava, Maize, Palm Produce, Citrus, Pineapple, Plantain, Rubber, Timber, Rice, Yam, Groundnut, Cocoa, Pawpaw.

4

ESAN NORTH – EAST

Bentonite, Kaolin

Banana, Cassava, Maize, Palm Produce, Pineapple, Plantain, Rubber, Timber, Rice, Groundnut, Tomatoes, Cocoyam, Yam, Cattle.

5

ESAN SOUTH- EAST

Bentonite, Kaolin

Banana, Cassava, Maize, Pineapple, Plantain, Groundnut, Yam, Livestock, Citrus, Rubber

6

ESAN WEST

Kaolin.

Cassava, Maize, Pineapple, Plantain, Rubber, Rice, Groundnut, Cocoyam, Citrus, Tomatoes, Yam, Cocoa

7

ETSAKO CENTRAL

Limestone, Kaolin, Gold

Banana, Rice, Cassava, Maize, Plantain, Yam, Cashew, Fishery, Groundnut

8

ETSAKO EAST

Limestone, Feldspar, Ball Clay, Granite, Marble, Kaolin, Gold, Gypsum

Banana, Cassava, Maize, Palm produce, Pineapple, Plantain, Rubber, Groundnut, Timber, Tobacco, Rice, Yam, Cashew, Fishery.

9

ETSAKO WEST

Granite, Kaolin, Marble, Gypsum, Limestone

Banana, Cassava, Maize, Palm Produce, Pineapple, Plantain, Rubber, Timber, Sugar cane, Cocoa, Rice, Yam,Citrus, Cashew.

10

IGUEGBEN

Kaolin

Cassava, Maize, Pineapple, Plantain, Rubber, Rice, Groundnut, Tomatoes, Citrus, Palm Produce, Banana, Yam, Cocoa

11

IKPOBA OKHA

Kaolin, Ball Clay

Cassava, Sugarcane, Raffia Palm, Timber, Maize, Rubber, Palm Produce, Rice, Yam, Coco yam, Plantain, Banana.

12

ORHIONMWON

Kaolin, Ball Clay.

Banana, Cassava, Maize, Palm Produce, Pineapple, Plantain, Rubber, Timber, Sugar cane, Oil Palm, Coconut

13

OVIA NORTH- EAST

Kaolin, Ball Clay

Banana, Cassava, Maize, Palm Produce, Pineapple, Plantain, Rubber, Timber, Yam, Fishery, Coconut.  

14

OVIA SOUTH WEST

Silica Sand, Kaolin

Banana, Cassava, Maize, Palm Produce, Pineapple, Plantain, Citrus, Rubber, Timber, Yam, Fishery, Coconut, Cocoa, Mango, Poultry, Piggery.

15

OWAN EAST

Marble, Kaolin, Limestone, Granite

Banana, Cassava, Maize, Palm Produce, groundnut, Pineapple, Plantain, Citrus, Rubber, Timber, Rice, Yam

16

OWAN WEST

Marble, Lignite, Limestone, Ball Clay, Gypsum, Kaolin, Granite.

Banana, Cassava, Maize, Palm Produce, Pineapple, Plantain, Cocoa, Rubber, Timber, Rice, Yam, Citrus

17

UHUNMWONDE

Kaolin

Banana, Cassava, Maize, Palm Produce, Pineapple, Plantain, Mango, Citrus, Cocoa, Rubber, Timber, Rice, Yam

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