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Our history


The Mid-Western Region was a division of Nigeria from 1963 to 1991, from 1976 being known as the Bendel state. It was formed in June 1963 from Benin and Delta provinces of the Western Region, and its capital was Benin City. It was renamed a province in 1966, and in 1967 when the other provinces were split up into several states, it remained territorially intact, becoming a state.

During the Nigerian Civil War, the Biafran forces invaded the new Mid-Western state, en route to Lagos, in an attempt to force a quick end to the war. While under Biafran occupation, the state was declared as the “Republic of Benin” as Nigerian forces were to retake the region. The republic collapsed a day after the declaration as Nigerian troops overtook Benin City. In 1976 it lost Ughelli to the new Rivers state and was renamed Bendel. Edo State was formed on August 27, 1991

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Our Heritage & Culture

Our government is developing schemes to encourage artistic output and to encourage the growth of a market for trade in art and craft in Edo State with channels for export and exchange with the wider world;

We are developing a sustainable tourism industry in Edo State where the socio-cultural fabric of our host communities will make optimal use of our environmental resources, maintaining essential ecological balances and conserving natural heritage and biodiversity

  • Equity
  • Reward-based
  • Litigation
  • Debt-based
  • Charity
  • Equity
  • Reward-based
  • Litigation
  • Debt-based
  • Charity
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Dear Edo Citizen,

This forum is strictly for Edo people to colaborate in the governance of our dear State Edo. This forum is not for political purpose or for personel interest as the welfare of Edo Citizens is paramount to any self or political goal.

The development of Edo State is a collective responsibility of every citizen of Edo, there your constructive contribution(s) in the form of discussion(s) to this will be highly considered.

You are free to look into the current development and sincerely contribute your quota in any form. Your ideas are valued.

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Phone Numbers

Governor’s Office 090 259 446 16
Edo State internal Revenue Office 080 xxx xxx xx

Energy & Water Resources 080 xxx xxx xx
Engineering Office 080 xxx xxx xx
Economic Team 080 xxx xxx xx
Fire Service Emergency Numbers 080 921 896 56, 080 921 896 56
Police Department 08067551618, 08077773721, 08068765588, 08188445577
Rapid Intervention Squad 08067551618, 08077773721, 08068765588, 08188445577


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