Ilota town is a beautiful town in Ilorin LGA, the capital of Kwara state. The town is sited in the western part of Nigeria. The Lagos highway is not too far



Ilota town is a beautiful town in Ilorin LGA, the capital of Kwara state. The town is sited in the western part of Nigeria. The Lagos highway is not too far from the town and it is also west from Abuja, 22km drive away will take you to Ilorin the city capital. Ilota finds itself as one of the towns that makes Ilorin be the largest metropolitan in Kwara, it is one of the 21 towns in Gaa Akanbi district of Ilorin.

Population in Ilota town

Ilota has an approximately 118,097 population out of the 856,900 roughly calculated in Ilorin and 4.4 million in Kwara. Some of the nearby places to Ilota include Aga, Arugbo, Alaya, Ajimasin, Apala, Budo are and Budo Soto, Bada ajegunle, Dongari, Fufu, Emere, Faloku, Ga gata, Bubu, and Femite.


History makes us remember how Ilorin was regarded to as Fulani Empire until the war that was led by Sir George Goldie put an end to the forces in 1897. The entire town and Ilorin LGA as a whole experience emigration after the long commotion back then. However, the towns and the city of Ilorin has regained strength and today the city is reviving with peace and harmony.


Religion in Ilota town

Indeed the place is actually Home of Peace, Islamic is the most practice religion in Ilota followed by Christianity and few traditional worshippers. The first mosque built in the state capital was Ile-Elewa, secondly by Alfa Alimi’s mosque and it a Juma’at mosque that was built in Ilorin, Cherubim and Seraphim churches is more popular in the town than other Christian gatherings. Most churches around are Anglican, the Celestial Church of Christ, Evangelical church winning all (ECWA), Methodist, Seventh-day Adventist, Catholic and much more which are not mentioned here.

Occupation in Ilota town

The people living in this location are Farmers, cattle rearing’s, Traders, Teachers, and Student of both secondary and tertiary education, Motorcyclist, Tricycle riders (Keke Napep), Civil servants, Lawyers, Medical practitioners, Surveyors etc. the Ilota’s are good in pottery business and it putting smiles in the faces of the Ilorin people in general, textile industry also trend in the city and Wara production (Cook milk).

Food in Ilota town

The Ilota people eats Amala, gbegiri, yam, wara, tuo, etc. facts remains that the kind of food eaten in this land is a combination of Hausa and Yoruba food. Any type of Yoruba best meal is also eaten in Ilota.

Language in Ilota town

Most languages spoken in Ilota include Yoruba, Fulah, Hausa, Igbo, and English, note that these languages spoken are due to migrant from a different part of the state. The major language of Ilota is said to be Yoruba since they are classified as Yoruba ethnic group and Hausa also is not left out.

Festival in Ilota town

Ilota or Ilorin, in general, has a very rich culture some which are Yawo dance, and other traditional festival but because it is strictly an Islamic state, the Islamic festival are more performed than the traditional festivals.

Social amenities in Ilota town

Ilorin International Airport is very close to Ilota and lies in the west of Ilorin, also there is a total of 5 airport that is close to Ilota town, good roads, pipe borne water, and many other basic amenities are also available in the town such as electricity, schools, hospitals, etc. The state generally is a developing state, so let’s hope it civilization will affect many more towns.

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