Osun, state, western Nigeria. Osun state was created in 1991 from the eastern third of Oyo state. It is bounded by the states of Kwara on the northeast, Ekiti and Ondo on the east, Ogun on the south, and Oyo on the west and northwest. The Yoruba Hills run through the northern part of Osun state. The state has a covering of tropical rain forest, and the Oshun is the most important river. Osun state is inhabited mainly by the Yoruba people.
Every year, adherents and non-adherents of Osun, one of the Orisa (the traditional deities of the Yoruba people), travel from all over the world to attend the annual Osun-Osogbo festival in August. Visitors include nationals of Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad, Grenada, and other nations in the Americas with a significant Yoruba cultural heritage. Annual traditional festivities and invocations of the Osun goddess are held along the banks of the river bearing her name into which – according to Yoruba Oratory traditions – she transformed. Ọsun-Ọsogbo Grove, the shrine of the annual rites of the deity and an important artistic center, was declared a World Heritage Site in 2005.
The major sub-ethnic groups in Ọsun State are Ife, Ijesha, Oyo, Ibolo and Igbomina of the Yoruba people, although there are also people from other parts of Nigeria. Yoruba and English are the official languages. People of Osun State practice Islam, Christianity and their ancient religion, the traditionThe major sub-ethnic groups in Ọsun State are Ife, Ijesha, Oyo, Ibolo and Igbomina of the Yoruba people, although there are also people from other parts of Nigeria. Yoruba and English are the official languages. People of Osun State practice Islam, Christianity and their ancient religion, the traditional faith.
Adegboyega Oyetola (born September 29, 1954) is a Nigerian politician and Governor of Osun State.
Oyetola proceeded to the University of Lagos and graduated with a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Insurance in 1978. He obtained his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Lagos in 1990.
In 1980, Oyetola joined Leadway assurance company Limited as an area manager and worked there till 1987 when he moved on to join Crusader Insurance Company Limited as Underwriting Manager between 1987 and 1990. In 1990, he joined Alliance and General Insurance as Technical Controller and served in that capacity until 1991 when he left the organisation to start his own company, Silvertrust Insurance Brokers Limited.
He was Managing Director since its founding until 2011 when he was appointed as Chief of Staff to the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola. Oyetola also served as Executive Vice Chairman, Paragon Group of Companies between 2005 and 2011. He was also Chairman of Ebony Properties Limited.
He had been a Director of Pyramid Securities Limited, until 2011, He is an Associate Member, Chartered Insurance Institute in London, and Nigeria. He is also a member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM).The Osun State government house serves as the Official home to the state governor or chief state executive of the state and their families. It is the official venue for events such as the state's executive council meetings, government conferences, swearing in of cabinet members and of course the Governor's official business. It can also be used as receptions and functions hosted by individuals; some arms of the state government also have offices at the state government house.
Osun’s economy is based mainly on agriculture. Major crops include yams, cassava (manioc), corn (maize), beans, millet, plantains, cacao, palm oil and kernels, and fruits. Cottage industries produce brass work, woven cloth, and wood carvings. Oshogbo, the state capital, has a textile industry, a food-processing plant, and a steel-rolling mill.
- Iron ore
This is one of the primary occupations of the people of Osun state. There are very fertile grounds that can produce great crops that could possibly yield profit. Therefore, if you have always had a penchant to produce food crops, then you may look to start a farm business. If you have the capital required, you can look to buy a farmland. If on the other hand that might not be feasible, then you can hire a land. You do not need to be the one farming. There are farmers in Osun state who are ready to take up your farming job.
One of the ways through which garri is got is through Cassava. Cassava is one crop that is readily grown in Osun. You can turn this into viable business venture when you start to produce Garri like other people in Osun. You can decide to invest some money into the startup of this business. Some equipment that you may need to start your garri business include a big industrial machine.
3. Adire Business
This is one very good business that you can possibly start in Osun state. This is because of the way tourists throng the state for the periodic Osun festival. The Adire business which is synonymous with the people of Ogun state has found its way to Osun and the people here have come to embrace this venture. If you aren’t conversant with this business, then you can look to acquire the training.
4. Aso-Oke Business
Aso-oke is one business that is known to be the signature business of the Yoruba people. This craft has continued to gain popularity amongst Nigerians, as well as foreigners. Hence, this is one business that yields foreign currency exchange. You too can start this business with little or no capital and look to its growth and success in no time.
There are different types of food processing industries in Nigeria, and Osun state is not left out. Osun state can also boast of some food processing industries. If you have a penchant for this line of business, then you can look to start your own industry. It is left to you to decide in what line you want your industry to operate in.
The automobile repair industry is such that have always grown in Nigeria. In Osun state it is one business that can guarantee great returns. If you do not know anything prior to your ambition to own one, then you may look at getting trained in this field. Starting this business would require that you get a good garage that would serve well.
If you have a great knowledge of how to repair phones, or have a penchant for mobile phones, then you can start this business. It might also require that you get a firsthand training from experts so that you do not leave your customers dissatisfied. In Osun state there are a good number of people who are into this; you too can tap into this.
The people of Osun state are known to love crafts. Craft is one sure souvenir that foreigners love to take home. It is for that reason that there are lots of folks in this line of business. You can start with several painting businesses, as well as the crafting of popular musical instruments like the Gongo and what have you.
All over Nigeria, recharge cards are being bought and dealers continue to smile to the bank. If you are looking to start this type of business, then you can think to invest in this. You can take it some notch higher, so that instead of being just a dealer, you can go into the production of recharge cards.
The need to move people from one place to the other cannot be over flogged. This is because of the way people have continued to move around to eke out a living. You can start a transport business in Osun state if you have the where withal. You can start with a fairly used bus or car. On the other hand, if you have the money, you can invest in buying a new car.
Those who have started one of these businesses or the other can really boast of smiling to the bank, as they meet their profit targets all the time. Be sure to still undertake some feasibility studies so that you can be sure to start on a right note.
- Obafemi Awolowo University
- Osun State University
- Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State
- Bowen University
- Fountain University
- Joseph Ayo Babalola University
- Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu
- Redeemers University
- Kings University
- Other institutions in Osun State
- Adeyemi College of Education
- Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun
- Osun State College of Education, Ilesa
- Osun State Polytechnic, Iree
- Osun State College of Tech, Esa-Oke
- College of Technology
- Igbajo Polytechnic
- The Polytechnic, Ile-Ife
- Interlink Polytechnic
- School of Health Information Management
- Living Spring College of Technology and Innovation
- Southern Nigeria Institute of Innovative Technology
- Assanusiyah College of Education
- College of Education, Moro-Ife
- OSUN STATE OSOGBO EAST BY-PASS ROAD PROJECT
- OSUN STATE LGS IWO HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUSES
- OSUN STATE LGS ILESHA HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUSES
- COMPLETION OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF REA ZONAL OFFICE IN OSHOGBO IN OSUN STATE
- COMPLETION OF 15 NO. ON-GOING ELECTRIFICATION PROJECTS IN OSUN STATE
- PROVISION/INSTALLATION OF 5 NOS. 300KVA TRANSFORMER TO COMMUNITIES IN EDE NORTH/EDE SOUTH/EGBEDORE/EJIGBO FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY OF OSUN STATE
- SUPPLY OF 500 KVA TRANSFORMERS FOR IFE FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY, OSUN STATE
- RURAL ELECTRIFICATION OF IREWOLE LG HEADQUARTERS. SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF 15MVA TRANSFORMER AT IREWOLE LGA; OSUN WEST SENATORIAL DISTRICT, OSUN STATE
- ELECTRIFICATION OF ALAJUE I, II AND III; EDE SOUTH LGA; OSUN WEST SENATORIAL DISTRICT, OSUN STATE
ORANMIYAN STAFF (OPA ORANMIYAN)
Oranmiyan Staff is located at Along Ondo-Ife Road, Mopa, Arubidi, Ife, Osun. A popular tourist site, this 5.27-metre-high object is believed to be the staff used by Oranmiyan and to be the marking spot of his grave.
ZENABABS HALF MOON RESORT, ILESA
Zenababs Half Moon Resort, Ilesa is located at Prince Oladele Olashore Way, Ilo Aiyegunle, Ilesha, Osun. This resort lies not far from the famed home of Yoruba civilization, and an old town itself, Ilesa. The town makes it a perfect getaway spot, for recreation with family and friends, and is a known spot for honeymooners and lovers. Join in on the fun and relaxation in this beautiful resort.
Osun-Osogbo Grove is Located at Along the banks of Osun River, Osun. This was established, it is notable as a grove in the honor of the fertility goddess Osun. It was made a UNESCO world heritage site in 2005. The Osun-Osogbo festival, a two week-long yearly festival holds here. The Osun-Osogbo grove is a sacred forest boasting of shrines, sculptures, and art works in the honor of the goddess of fertility Osun.
micCom golf is located at Ada Ikirun Nigeria, Osun. This was built in 1928. It is notable as a leisure and golfing establishment. leisure and golf? MicCom golf course is a prime tourist destination offering a wide range of fun filled activities for the family, golfers or people looking to unwind. come in today for a hole in one.
ERIN IJESHA WATERFALLS
Upon the dip of an enormous cleft plummets a clear river with seven levels. Erin Ijesha waterfall located in Osun state is renowned for its ambience and beautiful scenery. Everyone is welcome to splash around.
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