Nigeria // //

AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Executive Governor

Kayode Alabi

Deputy Governor


Kwara State is situated between parallels 8° and 10° north latitudes and 3° and 6° east longitudes, with Niger State in the north, Kogi State in the east, Oyo, Ekiti and Osun States in the south and an international boundary with the Republic of Benin in the west.

Economic Profile

Agriculture is the main source of the economy and the principal cash crops are: cotton, cocoa, coffee, Kolanut, tobacco, beniseed and palm produce. Mineral resources in the state are Gold, limestone, marble, feldspar, clay, kaolin, quartz and granite rocks.


Farming is the major occupation of the people.



Major Cities

Ethnic Profile
The principal groups residing in Kwara State are the Yoruba, Nupe, Bariba and Fulani. Major languages are English (official) and Yoruba.
Local Govt Areas
The 16 LGAs are: Asa, Baruten, Edu, Ekiti, lfelodun, llorin East, llorin West, llorin South, Irepodun, Kaiama, Moro, Offa, Oyun, Isin, Oke-Ero and Patigi.