Osun State created on 27 August 1991 is located in the South-Western region of Nigeria. It is bounded in the North by Kwara State, in the East by Ekiti and by Ondo States, in the South by Ogun State and in the West by Oyo State.
The State nicknamed “Land of Virtue” derived its name from the River Osun, the venerated natural spring that is the manifestation of the Yoruba goddess of the same name.
Osun State produces over 40,000 tons of quality cocoa annually and a major Gold deposit in Nigeria.
Osun State Snapshot
- Total land area: 9,026 Km2
- Local Government Areas: 30 LGAs: Aiyedaade, Aiyedire, Atakunmosa East, Atakunmosa West, Boluwaduro, Boripe, Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore, Ejigbo, Ife Central, Ife East, Ife North, Ife South, Ifedayo, Ifelodun, Ila, Ilesa East, Ilesa West, Irepodun, Irewole, Isokan, Iwo, Obokun, Odo Otin, Ola Oluwa, Olorunda, Oriade, Orolu and Osogbo.
- Population: 5,016,593 (Male-2,558,462 and Female-2,458,130)
- Vegetation: Tropical Savannah.
- Major crops: Cashew, Cocoa, Maize, Cassava, Oil Palm, Tobacco.
- Solid minerals: Gold, Clay, Limestone, Kaolin, Granite.
Main Investment Opportunities
Opportunities for investment exist in:
- Light Manufacturing