We are the Heartbeat of the Nation

Edo is a state in Nigeria. With Benin City as capital, it is made up of 3 major ethnic groups; namely the Edo’s in Benin, Esan, Owan, and Etsako.
Area 17,802 mi2
Founded August 27, 1991
Population 3,233,366 (2014)
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Edo State
Achievements Highlights
The EdoBEST (Basic Education Sector Transformation), a flagship initiative in achieving sustainable growth, will transform learning for around 300,000 children in 1,500 schools over the next four years.
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Farmers in Edo State have expressed delight at the vast opportunities in the Edo State Food and Agricultural Cluster (EdoFAC) in Ehor, Uhunmwode Local Government Area, set up by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration in the state. The major cash crops produced are rubber, cocoa and palm produce. In addition, the State produces such crops as yams, cassava; rice, plantains, guinea-corn, and assorted types of fruits and vegetables.
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Culture & Tourism
We have a rich cultural heritage. Benin City, the state's capital is famous for its unique bronze, brass and ivory works of arts which are found all over the world in museums. The Royal Palace of Benin, Benin Museum, Benin Moat (Iya), Emotan Status, Somorika Hills in Akoko-Edo are famous tourist attractions. Others are Udo Tourist Centre in Esan East local government area and Okomu Wildlife Sanctuary.
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Road Construction
Edo State Government partnered with the AG Dangote Company in the construction of roads using concrete technology. To this end, the state government aims to construct and reconstruct over 3,000 Kilometres stretch of roads across the state, using the concrete pavement technology.
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With ₦2 billion set aside for the Edo State Security Trust Fund/Security Architecture in the 2019 budget and over 50 GAC vehicles donated for security surveillance within the state to aid crime prevention and promote law and order, the Edo State Government reaffirms it's promise to fight insecurity in the state.
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Traffic management
The re-branded Edo State Traffic Control and Management Agency (EDSTMA)
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Social investments
The positive disposition of the Edo State Government towards a private sector-led economy and the elimination of barriers to business through reforms, are pulling businesses and investors into the state. According to manufacturers; investor confidence is growing owning to the ease with which business owners are conducting their activities in Edo State.
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Edo State is endowed with abundant natural resources. The principal mineral resources include crude oil, natural gas, clay chalk, marbles and limestone.
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Edo State
Emergency Numbers

Below are the Edo State emergency numbers. Use this numbers when you need to contact any of the agencies.​

Distress call
812, 120
Environmental Control
Fake Drugs
08342123480, 08356729109
Fire Services
Health Facilities
08356729345, 01329109, 08356729109
Traffic Control
01628394, 09234502345
Edo State

Godwin Obaseki


Rtd. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu


Osarodion Ogie

Edo State
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Edo state has five(5) main ethnic groups in the State and they are Edos, Afemais, Esans, Owans and Akoko Edos. Virtually all the groups traced their origin to Benin City, Edo State which is the nation’s heartbeat.
You are always welcome in our city! Please visit us and enjoy!


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