Ondo State, with an appellation of the SUNSHINE STATE and the capital AKURE was created in February 3, 1976 as one the the 36 States of the Federation of Nigeria.
With a VISION to make Ondo State the best-administered State in Nigeria and the cynosure of all eyes, of which all its citizens shall be proud; where equity, justice, and fairness shall be the driving forces of governmental action and a MISSION to mobilize the people of Ondo State to harness all our God-given resources, create and use wealth for the ends of individual happiness, collective fulfillment and peaceful cohabitation in an environment of transparent and honest leadership.
Core Value: “Ise Loogun Ise”
Key Goal: A caring heart: advancing the frontiers of Governance in Ondo State
Made up of 18 Local Government Areas is located in the Southwestern Zone of Nigeria. The state lies between longitudes 4”30” and 6” East of the Greenwich Meridian, 5” 45” and 8” 15” North of the Equator.
This means that the state lies entirely in the tropics. Ondo State is bounded in the North by Ekiti/Kogi States; in the East by Edo State; in the West by Oyo and Ogun States, and in the South by the Atlantic Ocean.
Land Area: 14,788.723 Square Kilometres (km2)
Population: 3,441,024 comprising 1,761,263 Males and 1,679,761 Females