Ado Ekiti

Ado Ekiti

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Ado Ekiti is a city in southwest Nigeria, in the state of Ekiti. It is also known as Ado. The population in 2004 was 446,749. The people of Ado Ekiti are mainly of the Yoruba ethnic group. Ado Ekiti City has a University, the University of Ado Ekiti, a Polytechnic, the Federal Polytechnic,Ado Ekiti,and a local television and radio station, called NTA Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state television, Radio Ekiti, FM Ado Ekiti. Various commercial enterprises operate in Ado Ekiti such as Odua Textile and Odua Print. The city is the trade centre for a farming region where yams, cassava, grain, and tobacco are grown. Cotton is also grown for weaving.

History

Ado dates to the 15th century when it was made the capital of Ekiti. [Canby, Courtlandt. "The Encyclopedia of Historical Places". (New York: Facts of File Publications, 1984) Vol 1, p. 7]

The Biritsh took control of Ado in 1893.

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Ado Ekiti has a stadium with a capacity of 10,000 and a third division professional football league team.

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