Ado Ekiti local Government was carved out of the defunct Ekiti Central Local Government bi the Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida Administration in may 1989.

Ado Ekiti Government could be regarded as a one town local government with many farm settlements such as Igirigiri, idwgw, Ilamuo, Ago Aduloju, Igimo-Kogo, Ago-Aso, Emirin, Temidire Esunmo, Ureje etc.

Since the Lord Lugard reforms of 1916, Ado-Ekiti has been enjoying a unique political position as a linchpin of Administration when it was made the headquarters of Ekiti divisional Council, it maintained this position until 1952 when Ado-Ekiti District Council was created and started operating in this capacity in 1955.In 1996 when Ekiti State was created, Ado-Ekiti was made the state headquarters.

S/No Name of Settlement Nature of Settlement
1 Ado Town
2 Odo SemiTown
3 Ago Aduloju SemiTown
4 Ago Ologunja Village
5 Kajola Village
6 Reserve Village
7 Ategbado Village
8 Aso Ayegunle Village
9 Ago Araromi Village
10 Temidire Village
11 Bolorunduro Village
12 Modelewe Village
13 Ajisoro Village
14 Atametu Village
15 AbaMango Village
16 AbaOyinbo Village
17 Iyana Emirin Village
18 AbaElede Village
19 Emirin Village
20 AbaFulani Oniyanrin Village
21 Erinfun Village
22 AbaUnity Village
23 Ukewo Village
24 Ita Alaoro Village
25 Alose Village
26 AbaCorner Village
27 Ayoko Village
28 Igirigiri Village
29 Odo Asa Village
30 Ikumute Village
31 Olokemeji Village
32 Igimokogo Village
33 Idege Village
34 Omo Tetere Village
35 Isebodegbira Village
36 Itamo Village
37 Omi Oloko Village
38 Alagborogboro Village
39 Oke Aso Village
40 Ifesowapo Village
41 AbaOloro Village
42 Olugurin,Adigboku Village
43 AbaAlhaji Village
44 Oke Osun Village
45 Olokori Village
46 Abe Egbira Village
47 Aseusi Village
48 Itanla/Housing Estate Village
49 AbaIsobo Village
50 Elemi Village
51 Inomalu 1 Village
52 Onimalu 2 Village
53 Agboro Village
54 Ikere Oko Village
55 Asajeun Village
56 Ilamuo Village
57 AbaFulani Village
58 Ekiti/Aba igbira Village
59 Igbaye Village
60 Uso Laaye Village
61 Ajagbeladun Village
62 Onimalu 3 Village
63 Onimalu 4 Village
64 Onimalu 5 Village
65 Ilokun/Irasa Village

Ado-Ekiti local government was confirmed the most populous local government in Ekiti state going by the 2006 population census which put the population to 308,621. As at now the local government is pressure to have a population density of 4,3986 person per kilometer.

Geographically, the local government is located on latitude 7o35 and 74o47 North of the equator and longitude 5o11 and 5o16 east of the green which meridian .It is bounded on the North and West by Ifelodun/Irepodun Local Government and east and South by Aiyekire, Ikere and Ekiti South west local Government. Its longest North-south extent is 16km and the longest East-west stretch is about 20km.

Ado-Ekiti Local Government is a one town local Government that doubles as L.G and State headquarter which is about 200m above sea level in the south eastern part of Ireje stream and 500m above sea level in the North east limit. The landscape is dotted with rounded in selbergs and steep sided hills of volcanic origin such as Ayoba hill central to the region are gently undulating slopes which form the source of streams like Amu, Awedele, Ajilosun , Adere etc.

A large percentage of the population engages in agriculture either as a means of livelihood or hobby. Food crops such as rice, beans, cassava, maize and yam and produced throughout the region in large quantities.

Also cash crops like kolanut and cocoa are available in large quantities.

Ado-Ekiti is a municipal local Government and for this reason, the people a homogenous culture which is in harmony with that of other Ekiti towns and villages and the Yoruba speaking people in general.

Apart from the scenic beauty created by the done shaped inselbergs and vegetation covered hills cum the gently undulating landscape. Ado –Ekiti is also blessed with man-made tourist areas. The place of prime importance is the ancient Ewi’s palace which served as the traditional administrative center for Ado and its environs. It is located at the very psyche of an average indigene and will certainly be of interest to tourists is the Fajuyi Memorial Park. This is the point where the annual Remembrance Day ceremony for our past heroes is performed.

To really make our tourists comfortable are hotels of international standard. Hotels and guest houses are:

  1. 1st Creation Hotel, Kajola Street, Ado-Ekiti
  2. Aetna Motels, Anisulowo Ajilosun, Ado-Ekiti
  3. Atlas Motel & Resorts, Ikere Road, Ado-Ekiti
  4. Best Model Hotels, Off Ilawe Road, Ado-Ekiti
  5. Bijou Relaxation Centre, Oke Ese Street, Ado-Ekiti
  6. Bolingo Hotels, Okebola, Ado-Ekiti
  7. Cottage Hotels, Off Basiri Road, Ado-Ekiti
  8. Crown Biz Hotels, Ado-Ekiti
  9. Dave Hotels Opopogboro, Ado-Ekti
  10. De-Links Hotels,Iworoko Road, Ado-Ekiti
  11. Fabian Hotels, Off Ilawe Road, Ado-Ekiti
  12. Fern-Guest House, Adebayo Road, Ado-Ekiti
  13. Fountain Hotels, Iyin Road, Ado-Ekiti
  14. Friendly Hotels, Adebayo, Ado-Ekiti
  15. Gafo Guest House, Ajilosun, Ado-Ekiti
  16. Hosanna Hotels, Off Ilawe Road, Ado-Ekiti
  17. Ifelodun Hotels, Ikere Road, Ado-Ekiti
  18. Kay-Calax Hotels, Oke Bola, Ado-Ekiti
  19. Command Hotel, Ilawe Road, Ado-Ekiti
  20. UNAD Guest House, Ado-Ekiti
  21. Lovely Guest House, Ekute Quarters, Ado-Ekiti
  22. Mayor Hotel, Odo-Ado, Ado-Ekiti
  23. Michofab Hotels, Irona, Ado-Ekiti
  24. Micho Hotels, Opopogboro, Ado-Ekiti
  25. Moronfolu Hotels, Ajilosun, Ado-Ekiti
  26. Olujoda International Hotels, Ajilosun, Ado-Ekiti
  27. Paradise Guest House, Off Secretariat Road, Ado-Ekiti
  28. Park View Hotel, Afao Road, Ado-Ekiti
  29. Pathfinder Hotel, Afao Road, Ado-Ekiti
  30. Rajaa Holiday Inn, Ado-Ekiti
  31. Sadiat Executive Suites, Irona, Ado-Ekiti
  32. Sigma International Hotel,Ikere Road, Ado-Ekiti
  33. South Western Hotel, Federal Polythecnic Road, Ado-Ekiti
  34. West End Hotels, Okesa, Ado–Ekiti
  35. White House Hotel, Ado-Ekiti
  36. Hillmolt Hotel Awedele Textile, Ado-Ekiti

The Local Government is divided into 13 wards in the ward creation by the Federal Government. The central city of Ado-Ekiti carries 12 (twelve) out of this, while the other villages share the remaining wards.

The local Government is blessed with high population of both skilled semi-skilled and unskilled manpower and middle and high level manpower of the University of ado-Ekiti and the Federal Polytechnic and the several post primary institutions located within the city and villages and the Federal/State ministries/institutions and private establishments which provide a wide range of job opportunities for various categories of vibrant workers.

There are 69 public primary schools, 97 private nursery and primary schools, 14 public junior and senior secondary schools, 27 private secondary schools in the local government. There are six (6) post secondary institutions in the local government namely:

  1. University of Ado-Ekiti (UNAD)
  2. Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti
  3. Governments Technical College
  4. School of Nursing , Ado-Ekiti
  5. Crown Polytechnic, Odo, Ado-Ekiti(privately owned)
  6. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti
Ward Name of School Community
Ward 1 Primary
St Paul’s C.A.C Ajilosun
St Michael’s Anglican Ajilosun
Community Ireje
Jonathan Anglican Ajilosun
St Barnabas C.A.C Ajilosun
Omolayo/Ajijola Ireje
Pilot Ireje
A.U.D Junior Ajilosun
A.U.D Senior Ajilosun
Ward 2 Primary
St Paul Anglican Odo Ado
A.U.D Odo Ado
St Francis Catholic Odo Ado
St John’s Anglican Odo Ado
St Peter’s Anglican Odo Ado
Ado Grammar Junior Odo Ado
Ado Grammar Senior Odo Ado
Ward 3 Primary
L.A Odo
L.A Ago Igbira
Ward4 Primary
St Patrick’s Catholic Ojido
St Michael’s Catholic Ojido
St George’s Catholic Ojido
St. David’s Anglican Idolofin
St Louis’ Catholic Idolofin
Chrysostom Memorial Ado-Ekiti
Mary Immaculate Junior Oke-Oniyo
Mary Immaculate Senior
Ward 6Primary
Aud Oke-Iyinmi
L. A. Oke-Iyinmi
L. A. Aafin
Odundun Ado
Ward 7 Primary
St Andrew Oke Ila
AUD Oke Ila
Marymount’s Catholic Oke Ila
Federal Housing Oke Ila
Community Ilamuo
Surajudeen Ayoko
Community Itanla
Mary Hill Junior Oke Ila
Mary Hill Senior Oke Ila
Muslim College Junior Oke Ila
Muslim College Senior Oke Ila
Ward 8 Primary
Methodist School Basiri
Ward 9 Primary
Surajudeen School Opopogbooro
All Saints Anglican Housing Lane
Surajudeen School Irasa
Anglican Junior Housing Lane
Anglican Senior Housing Lane
Ward 10 Primary
Ola Oluwa Muslim Egbewa
Harding Memorial Anglican Okesa
St Stephen’s Anglican Okesa
Emmanuel Anglican Okesa
L.A. Okesa
Holy Trinity Anglican Okesa
Messiah Anglican Okesa
SPEB Model N/P School Onigari
Christ School Junior Sec Okesa
Christ School Senior Sec Okesa
Christ Girls Junior Sec Okesa
Christ Senior Sec Okesa
All Souls Junior Sec Okesa
All Souls Senior Sec Okesa
Ward 11 Primary
Ebenezer Baptist Irona
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Irona
Baptist School Irona
AUD School Irona
Our Saviour Anglican Irona
All Souls Anglican School Irona
St Monica’s Catholic School Irona
St. Mary’s Catholic School Irona
St. Fidelis Catholic School Irona
Emmanuel C.A.C Oke-Aso
C.A.C School Oke-Osun
Ado Community Junior Irona
Ado Community Senior Irona
C.A.C Junior School Irona
C.A.C Senior School Irona
Baptist Junior School Irona
Baptist Senior School Irona
Ola Oluwa Junior School Irona
Olaoluwa Senior School Irona
Ward 12 Primary
St Philip Catholic School Igirigiri
Community School Igimokogo
Community School Idege
Ward 13 Primary
St. Paul Anglican School Aso Ayegunle
St. Peter’s A.C School Ago Aduloju
Community School Kajola
St Micheal Anglican Children Igbogun
Community School Eminrin
Community School Bolorunduro
DTC Demonstration School Erinfun
Community School Elemi
Unity Junior Erinfun
Unity Senior Erinfun

The Public Health Facilities in Ado Local Government Area are:

  1. Comprehensive Health Centre Okesa
  2. NPHC Temidire/Esunmo
  3. Basic Health Center Odo
  4. Health Center Ilokun/Irasa
  5. Basic Health Center Basiri
  6. Basic Health Center Oke Oniyo
  7. Basic Health Center Odo-Ado
  8. Basic Health Center Oke-Ila
  9. Basic Health Center Housing
  10. Basic Health Center Idofin
  11. Basic Health Center Irona
  12. Basic Health Center Olorunda
  13. Basic Health Center Ago-Aduloju
  14. Health Center Erinfun
  15. Health Center Igirigiri
  16. Health Center Moferere
  17. Health Center Opopogboro
  18. Health Center Oba,S Market
  19. Health Center Ilamuo
  20. Health Center F.S.P Okeyinmi
  21. Health Center Idolofin
  22. Health Center Oke-Aso
  23. Health Center Emirin
  24. Health Center Oke Osun
  25. School Health Service (Christ School Boys)
  26. School Health Service Unity
  27. Staff Clinic Ado LGA
  28. Igbaye Health Centre
  29. Head Post Judiciary
  30. Teaching Hospital
  31. Federal Polytechnic Clinic
  32. EKSU Staff Clinic

The Private Hospitals in Ado Local Government Area are:

  1. Oluwole Clinic
  2. Mary Assumpta Hospital
  3. Abegunde Hospital
  4. Sanya Hospital
  5. Demark Clinic
  6. Makinde Clinic
  7. Mercy Clinic
  8. Adelusi Clinic
  9. Ore Ofe Clinic
  10. St Gregory Hospital
  11. Olubunmi Medical Centre
  12. Alafia Hospital
  13. Family Clinic
  14. Olumorin Hospital
  15. Shalom Hospital
  16. Adesoye Hospital
  17. Fasanmade Hospital
  18. God Mercy Hospital
  19. C.A.C. Oke Itunu
  20. Benvic Medical Centre
  21. Afolabi Hospital
  22. Trinity Hospital
  23. Motherchild Hospital
  24. God,Own Clinic
  25. Orire Hospital
  26. Ile Abiye Hospital
  27. Oguntoye Hospital
  28. Ileri Oluwa Hospital
  29. God Grace Hospital
  30. Liberty Clinic
  31. Tukad Clinic
  32. Living Spring
  33. Tokunbo Clinic
  34. C.A.C. Ogba Alaafia
  35. Prison Clinic
  36. Police Clinic
  37. Joe Jane Medical Centre
  38. C.A.C. Okeiye
  39. Grace Of Hope Hospital
  40. Supreme Faith Hospital
  41. Fountain Of Hope Hospital
  42. C.A.C. Oke Igbala
  43. C.A.C. Oke Ayo
  44. C.A.C. Ona Ara

Ado-Ekiti local government is traditionally headed by one Oba known as Ewi of Ado-Ekiti and surrounded by numerous Baales and quarter chiefs popularly called Ewi-in-council.

The Ewi of Ado-Ekiti is the only recognized traditional ruler in Ado- Ekiti and paramount rulers.

The area lies within the tropical climate with two distinct seasons of wet and dry. The dry weather is brought by the tropical continental (CT) airmass, blowing in from the Sahara desert between the months of November and March and the wet season comes either the tropical maritime (MT) air mass originating from the Atlantic Ocean between the months of April and October.

The total rainfall in the area is 450mm giving a mean monthly rainfall of 121mm.There is a sharp fall in rainfall at a period between july and August (August Break).

Temperature in the region is high throughout the year with a means monthly temperature of 27C and a range of 3.7c between the month of highest temperature (February) and the month of lowest (August).

The whole of the Local government is underlain by the basement complex with the major rocks identified as undifferentiated igneous and laterites and white sand which abound in the area.

Also there are minor deposits of gold and tin ore the mineral natural resources have neither been exploited. The region is endowed with forest resources of all sorts such as animal wild life and hard wood s like Iroko, Obeche, Mohogany and Afara. Apart from this, the federal and state governments have established forest reserves at various points in the region to balance the rate at which the forest resources and being depleted.

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