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7 Interesting facts about Ogun State you probably didn’t know



We bring to you interesting facts about Ogun state and it’s capital – Abeokuta.

It goes without saying that Ogun is one of the richest states in Nigeria. There are 36 states and capital in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and Ogun is one of them.

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Ogun is located in the southeastern region of Nigeria It was created on the 3rd of February 1976.

Ogun is well known for its popular manufacturing industries like Dangote Cement, Nestle, Lafarge, and so on.

Ogun state is the 16th most populous state in Nigeria within the 36 states as it has a total population of 3,751,140 people according to the 2006 population census.

The state has a total area size of 6, 556, 23 square miles which makes it the 24th largest state by area in Nigeria.

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7 Interesting Facts About Ogun

  1. Did you know that Ogun State has the highest number of universities in Nigeria? 15 Universities and Polytechnics.
  2. Did you know that Ogun was the first state to have a hospital in Nigeria? The hospital has the name “The Sacred Heart Hospital”.
  3. Did you know that two of the best five private universities in Nigeria are situated in the state? Covenant University and Babcock University are the two best private universities you can find in Ogun and more importantly, Covenant University is the best private university in Nigeria.
  4. Did you know that Ogun is the highest producer of poultry products in Nigeria?
  5. Did you know that Ogun state pays the highest amount of royalty to the Federal Government in Nigeria? The state has a lot of rich manufacturing industries situated in its land and that explains why.
  6. Did you know that the state has one of the best NYSC camps in Nigeria?
  7. Did you know that Ogun State has more industries than any other state in Nigeria?

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