Otunba Olugbenga Daniel
Main Cities and Towns
Abeokuta, Ijebu-Ode, Sagamu, Ilaro, Ijebu-Igbo, Ota, Aiyetoro
3 728 098
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Ogun State shares an international boundary with the Republic of Benin to the west, to the south it is bounded by Lagos State and the Atlantic Ocean, on the east by Ondo State and in the north by Oyo State.
The state has enormous industrial potentials. Its natural resources, manpower, water and electricity supply, and its geographical proximity to Lagos make it a potential industrial zone to the nation. Extensive limestone deposits in the area can last for some five hundred years according to scientists. The multi-million naira cement factory in Sagamu is the largest cement factory in West Africa. Both this factory and Ewekoro cement factory depend on the local limestone resources for raw materials. Other mineral resources available include chalk, phosphate, high quality stones and gravel for construction works. The region also has industries involved in the production of beer, bicycle tyres, ceramic goods, high quality clay bricks, carpets and clothing materials.
Major crops grown in the state include kola nut, rice, maize, cassava, yam, banana and cocoa. The state is one of the largest producers of kola nut in the country. Timber and rubber are also produced on a large scale. About 20% of its total area is constituted of forest reserve suitable for livestock. There are proposed plans for an Agricultural Cargo Airport which will stimulate economic growth and raise the industrial profile of the state.