Edo State (Benin City) History, Recruitment & Education

Edo state was created in 1991 from the northern portion of the defunct Bendel state, the southern portion becoming Delta state, comprising of 19 LGAs.

History of Edo State

Edo State was created out of former Bendel state in August 27, 1991 by the then regime of General Ibrahim Babangida. It's capital is Benin City, it's located in South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria.

Edo state is home to several ethnicities, among them the Otuo, Bini, Esan, Akoko, Igarra, Ora, Ijo and Afemai. The state is renowned for its proficiency in sports and athletics and a culture of intellectual edification and scholastic excellence.

Edo State shares boundaries with three other states of the federation. It is bounded on the north and the east by Kogi State, on the west by Ondo State and on the south by Delta State. Generally, it is a low-lying area except in the north where it is marked by undulating hills. 

Local Government Areas

There are 19 local government areas in Edo state. Full list of LGA in the state.

Major town in Edo state include Benin-city, capital of the ancient Benin kingdom which is also the state capital, Ubiaja, Auchi, Ekpoma and Uromi.

Edo state


Tertiary Institutions

  • Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  • Igbinedion University Okada
  • Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
  • Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State
  • Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo State

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