Ado Ekiti is a city in southwest Nigeria, the state capital, and headquarters of the Ekiti State Government.
The population is close to 500,000 at present.
The people of Ado Ekiti are mainly of the Ekiti sub-ethnic group of the Yoruba.
Ado Ekiti City has a State-owned University (The University of Ado Ekiti now Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti), a privately owned University (The Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti) a Polytechnic (The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti), a privately owned polytechnic (Crown Polytechnic, Odo,Ado-Ekiti), two local television and radio stations, – NTA Ado Ekiti, Broadcasting Station of Ekiti State Television (BSES), Radio Ekiti, Progress FM Ado Ekiti, one private Radio, Voice FM.
Various commercial enterprises operate in Ado Ekiti. The city is the trade centre for a farming region where yams, cassava, grain, banana, plantain, and tobacco are grown. Cotton is also grown for weaving.
If you are seeking a choice of residence within Ado Ekiti, here are a number of places you should consider:
1. Federal Polytechnic Road (Ureje)
Though places like Ewi palace, Fajuyi Park, Government House, the mountaintop arena very close to the Old Garage of the National Union of Road and Transport Workers have been points of attraction to people over the years and people tends to settle around these axes, yet Poly road is another beautiful place someone can consider residing in.
Taking a cruise from Poly junction down the road, with several channels of river path, which characterise the cool breeze enjoy by the passer-by and the residents. Green grasses and shrubs, with good electricity supply, though domestic water supply is usually from independent boreholes.
Houses common in this place are bungalows and Duplex.
The topography of the land is amazing and not erosion prone.
This single axis shelters the ongoing Federal Government Food Reserve Silos, The Federal Polytechnics’ Ado-Ekiti and Afe Babalola University ( ABUAD ) one of the leading Universities in Africa, the state golf centre, civic centre and the central yam market to say but a few.
These have triggered the ever-rising business opportunity in this area.
Security in this area is a shared responsibility.
A Plot of land sells for N700 thousand to 1m interiorly and N1m-1.5m along the roadsides. A self-contain is within the range of N60- N80 thousand, one room goes N30- N45 thousand while two bedroom flat is within N150-180 thousand annually.
2. Iworoko Road (Along EKSU)
From a by-pass from the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital ( ESUTH ) is the road leading to Iworoko, alongside which Ekiti State University formerly known as University of Ado-Ekiti was built.
Some of the things that characterise this place are; road accessibility, nearness to several facilities, business thrills, fresh agricultural products from the farm, quick patronage from student around the residence, massive development envelop with modern architectural design and lots more.
Quality of life is guaranteed to the residing folks in this place. The availability of other natural resources in addition to the aforementioned points are fresh air, due to green grasses and shrubs, absent of factories which increase air pollution etc. Nevertheless, the inhabitants must have a little patient with the little noise generated from the block industries along the road path, though only felt in the day.
People who are working outside this axis and only retire home in the evening will escape this little but to be considered issue.
Security too in this place is provided on individual bases.
A Plot of land sells for N1m-2m. A self-contain is within the range of N80-N100 thousand, single room will rent for N45- N50 thousand while two bedrooms flat is within N200- N250 thousand annually.
3. Obasanjo Estate (Ikere Road)
This is another amazing place someone can consider to reside in Ado-Ekiti.
The estate is located along the link road between Ado and Ikere Ekiti, some kilometres away from the Government House.
This environment is characterized by modern architectural designs. Houses found in this area are bungalows.
It has accessibility road, nearness to market (especially the popular Fayose Ultra-Modern market and others), cheap transportation cost, good electricity supply, quietness and several accrued benefits to the inhabitants.
Security is organized by residents and water is gotten from individual boreholes.
A plot of land in this environment is within the scales of N1.8-2m at the apex part of the road and might be sold for lesser than this at the rear end.
Self-con is around N80- N100 thousand, 2 bedroom flat around N200- N250 thousand and 3 bedrooms flat for N300 thousand. What makes house rent high in some of these areas are; if the house is tiled, fenced and water networked. A detachable 2 bedrooms for sale goes for around N5-6m.
This is also a beautiful place within the Ado-Ekiti metropolis that a residence can find succor and quality life.
The then Ekiti-State textile company was situated on this street, though was later converted to an Ultra-Modern market by the former governor; Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
Along with this are; City Quest House, PHCN Basiri service centre, St. Silas Anglican Church, Holy Family Catholic Church, St. Gregory Hospital, Royal Castle Event centre and lots more.
Apart from all these are the numerous motor routes to different places at affordable prices and cost of living that is within the reach of average earners.
A plot of land might go for around N1-2m in this area or lesser, depending on the exact area at this location.
5. Fajuyi Estate
The best among the list of estates within the metropolis is Fajuyi estate.
It is located along Iyin road. It is named after the then military Governor of western state; Francis Adekunle Fajuyi.
This is a government reserved area (GRA), serenity is sure in this place, and their security is first class.
The recreation centres are ever within the residents’ reach such as Fajuyi amusement park, Moremi memorial centre etc.
Almost everything needed are very much available. The buildings within this estate are basically for sale. 2 detachable bedroom flat are around N6-10m. Outside this estate, by the road-side, a plot of land will cost N1million and above. A 3 bedrooms flat is rented at N300 thousand yearly. Along Ilawe road, a 3 or 2 bedrooms apartment will cost N150-N250 thousand depending on the facilities in the building.