The mid-term performance assessment of Ekiti State Governor, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi has continued to elicit mixed reactions from stakeholders within and outside the state. Ekiti Government on Saturday directed traditional rulers in towns and villages to either postpone or cancel for the rest of the year, all pending local festivals in their domains to curb the spread of Coronavirus. The state is largely agrarian. in addition, all towns in Ekiti State take a common suffix, “Ekiti,” after their names. By Rotimi Ojomoyela. This name invariably implies that Ekiti State is mainly an upland area. The people are mostly Muslims and Christians while some are still traditional religionists. The Ekiti people are one of the largest historical subgroups of the larger Yoruba people of West Africa, located in Nigeria. They rarely appeared in public, except on ceremonial occasions. Slight differences are noticeable in the Ekiti dialect of the Yoruba language spoken by the people. Infrastructure and Industrial Development. It also means mound. Indeed, the term, Ekiti, denotes an interior or hinterland area as opposed to a maritime area (Oguntuyi, 1979). The state is largely agrarian. Your email address will not be published. The Ekiti State Police Command has declared the proposed traditional festival scheduled to be held in Ijero-Ekiti, headquarters of Ijero local government area of the state today as illegal. Learn how your comment data is processed. Aramoko Ekiti is an ancient town known for many taboos. Mrs. Fayemi said her husband ordered that the Food Bank be revived as a palliative measure to assist the people tackle the effects of COVID-19. They are also the titular heads of all religious sets in their kingdoms. The mid-term performance assessment of Ekiti State Governor, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi has continued to elicit mixed reactions from stakeholders within and outside the state. Food Security in Ekiti State of Nigeria. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Ekiti State is located between longitudes 4°33' and 5°55' East of the Greenwich meridian and latitudes 7°15' and 8°5' North of the Equator in geographical limits in 5,887.890 km 2 land area at an average elevation of 373 m 12. The Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers said on Saturday the killing of a first-class monarch in the neighbouring Ondo State by unidentified gunmen was worrisome and … Abiodun suspends carnivals, cross-over gatherings, others, Gunmen kidnap Oyo Deputy Minority Leader’s sister, demand N20m ransom, SON seals Lagos plaza adulterating lubricants, Travellers commend FG, FRSC for easing hardship on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Rescue of Kankara school boys alive a major achievement – DHQ. The homogeneous nature of Ekiti confers on the state some uniqueness among the states of the federation. ADO-EKITI- As residents of Ekiti State continue to groan over the hike in food prices the traditional Rulers have called for caution. The colonial Ekiti considered grain crops generally as secondary staple food; which was why they were taken mainly as breakfast and, to some extent, as lunch. “But since this is the holy week, we have also decided to relax the curfew, so on Tuesday and Thursday this week, the curfew would be off from hours of 06.00 hours to 2.00pm for our people to take the opportunity to restock and to connect with those they have to connect with on a very important basis.” In her remarks, the First Lady, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, recalled that Ekiti Food Bank initiative was launched in 2012 during the first term of the Governor to assist the less privileged. Respite has come the way of residents of Ekiti State as the Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Monday flagged off the distribution of food items to cushion the effects of the curfew imposed on the state to contain the spread of COVID-19. Agriculture is the mainstay of the state economy. Ekitis are culturally homogeneous and the speak a dialect of Yoruba language known as Ekiti. Mallam Abdullahi revealed that harnessing these potentials through AgricTech to create jobs could therefore be a game-changer for the agriculture sector, writes Chisom ADA “In addition to the relief materials being distributed today, the State Government is working out modalities on how to give financial assistance to those whose daily income is affected by this shutdown. The project is an integrated venture covering cassava, cashew, maize and soya beans cultivation, processing and packaging. Palaces of traditional rulers are true symbolical relics of the people culture and tradition.Some of the richly endowed artifacts oriented palace in Ekiti State are the Ewi of Ado’s palace, Elekole of Ikole’s palace, Oore of Otun’s palace, Alawo of Awo Ekiti palace and a host of others.[/su_spoiler]. The people of Okeako, Irele, Omuo-Oke speaks a dialect similar to that of Ijumus in Kwara/Kogi States. Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Food / Food Prices Reduced in Ekiti State. Other important cities and towns include Ado-Ekiti, Ikere, Efon, Ikole, Aramoko-Ekiti, Ode, Ijero, Ise, Ilawe, Omuo, Igede and many others. Ekiti State is situated entirely within the tropics with a total land area of about 5,887.890km2 (Kayode et al, 2016). Portofino Eateries is a leading fast food company established with a promise to deliver food services anywhere in Ado Ekiti. Typical Ekiti man can not do without Iyan (pounded yam) in a day, with melon soup, crowned with bush meat. Check your inbox or spam folder to confirm your subscription. It is located between longitudes 40°51′ and 50°451′ East of the Greenwich meridian and latitudes 70°151′ and 80°51′ north of the Equator. “The targeted beneficiaries are the aged, less fortunate and the physically challenged in Ekiti State. This is informed and influenced by their spatial locations, especially the border communities to other states. Taiwo Abiodun reports. The Ekiti State Government has embarked on the construction of an agro cargo airport to market the state's economic potentials, facilitate the export of cash crops, agribusiness and boost internally generated revenue.The Deputy Governor, Bisi Egbeyem Although the traditional rulers no longer officially have political power, they still have considerable status in Nigeria and the power of patronage. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Thepopulation is about 2.21 million with a land mass of about 2,453sq miles. Ekiti State has no coastal boundary, hence it has no coastal relief. Ekiti State government raised an alarm on Saturday that huge quantities of poisonous items, mistaken for food yet to be distributed as Covid-19 palliatives, were looted in warehouses in Ado-Ekiti … “Under no circumstances must the seal on the packs be tampered with till they get to the identified beneficiaries. Visit our. It was carved out of the territory of old Ondo State. In the State’s framework, Obas are not expected to take part in partisan politics. As enumerated below: The rulers of the Towns are Obas like other Yoruba Towns. 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