Ekiti state, with capital at Ekiti State, was created on 1 October 1996 by the military dictatorship led by the late General, Sani Abacha. It was carved out of the old Ondo State, which came out, itself, from the defunct Western State.
The State lies between co-ordinates 7°40′N 5°15′Ewith Kwara State on its northern border, Ondo State to the south, Kogi to the east and Osun State to the west. The population of Ekiti State according to a recent estimate from the National Population Commission is 2,398,957- Male: 1,215,487; Female: 1,183,470.
Agriculture is the major economic activity in the State providing up to 90 percent of the gross domestic product of the state. The land in Ekiti is said to be very fertile for agricultural production. Cocoa is the leading cash crop produced in the State with the State reputed to have been the source of well over 40 percent of the cocoa products of the famous cocoa-pyramids of the old Western Region.
The State is also known for its forest resources, notably timber. Food crops like yam, cassava, and also grains like rice and maize are grown in large quantities. Notable tourist landmarks adorn the scapes including the famous Ikogosi tourist centre, Ikogosi with its warm spring being the most advanced.
Ekiti State is referred to as “The Fountain of Knowledge” due to many illustrious high-level intellectuals that trace their ancestral roots from the State. In fact, Ekiti State is reputed to have produced the highest number of Professors in Nigeria. Several pioneer scholars in Nigeria including Professors Adegoke Olubummo (1st Nigeria Professor in the field of Mathematics), Adeyinka Adeyemi (1st Professor of Architecture in West Africa), JF Ade-Ajayi, Niyi Osundare, Sam Aluko, Bolaji Aluko, Peter Bodurin all hail from the States.
Currently, the State owes its legal existence to the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. As a State, it is constitutionally mandated to establish:
The Ekiti State legal system comprises;
Sources of Ekiti State Legal System include:
EKITI STATE BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS
|Ife Central||Ilesha East||Odo-Otin|
|Atakumosa West||Ife East||Ilesha West|