Living in Ondo State
A Place of Pride
If you’re contemplating a massive life change and you’d like to find a place to live where the lifestyle on offer is second to none, where there are jobs, a healthy economy and where everyone understands the value of hard work and integrity so that your integration will be easier? have you thought about Ondo State? And more specifically, have you thought about living, working and doing business in Akure? Akure the Capital of Ondo State has undergone a total revamping and transformation in the last two years since the administration of Dr Olusegun Mimiko came to power. it has been given such a new lease of life. If you look at the state ‘on paper’ it certainly has a lot going for it. It has the much talked about Mother and Child hospital to meet healthcare needs of the inhabitants, the Gani Fawehinmi Diagnostics Centre in Ondo town, which is one of the best treatment and diagnostics centres in Africa, easy and affordable transport system, good roads, urban lifestyle, airport, modern markets, pipe borne water supply, city beautification and parks, an Olympic sized pool complex in the State Capital of Akure multi sports stadium and the Golf Course at Owena.
There are so many eatries, hotels and leisure activities in the State Capital and Ondo State boasts of some of the best public primary and secondary schools in Nigeria. Ondo State is billed as one of the safest states in Nigeria in terms of security. The British High Commission and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office described Ondo State as one of the progressive and peaceful states in Nigeria. The State is home to some of the most stunning scenery in the whole nation. The town of Idanre attracts thousands of tourists annually during the “Mare Festival” and it is home to some of the most beautiful hills and plateaus in the country.
The temperature in Ondo State throughout the year ranges between 21-29 degrees centigrade and humidity is relatively high. Climatic seasons are the same as in other states in Nigeria; that is Ondo also has the rainy season (April-October) and dry season (November-March).
The locals in Ondo State are some of the most educated people in Nigeria, an average market woman in Ondo State is well informed and very warm to outsiders, taxis are priced reasonably cheap and English Language is widely spoken amongst the least educated in the State. It is a common saying in Nigeria that there is a professor in every family or household amongst the indigenes of the State. The people are known for their respected values of integrity, justice and hardwork.
Ondo states boasts of some of the best hotels in the South Western Part of Nigeria. Accommodation is readily available and Cheap. There are so many Housing Estates in the State such as the Ijapo Housing Estate, Oba Ile Housing Estate, Shagari Village, Federal Housing Estate all in Akure. In Ondo town, you have the Funbi Fagun Housing Estate, the Ayotilerewa Housing Estate, Fawehinmi Housing Estates and many more estates in all the major towns of the state. There are also estate agents spread across the state and finding reasonably priced accommodation is very easy.
Business and Opportunities in Ondo State
If you’re looking to explore new horizons, you’re a qualified teacher or a businessman in search of business opportunity, Ondo State boast of the highest number of schools in Nigeria and some of the best schools in the Country, There are teaching opportunities, the state is the highest producer of Cocoa in the country and an oil producing state. The Coastal part of the state is home to some of the largest deposit of Bitumen in the world and home to the oil activities of the state. For many years, Ondo State is renowned for her logging activities and produce exports in Nigeria.
Nearly all the major banks in Nigeria has its branch in all the major towns in the State making banking transactions very easy.
Ondo State is home to The Federal University of Technology (FUTA), Akure, Ondo State School of Nursing, Akure, Ondo State College of Health Technology, Akure, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State University, Akungba Akoko, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, the Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa and other private Universities.