Edo State is a state in Nigeria. With Benin City as capital, the population of the entire state is approximately 8 million people. It is made up of four major ethnic groups; namely Edo (Binis), Esan, Owan and Etsako. However the State has a high presence of residents from across the country and the world because of its cosmopolitan tendencies. Benin City the capital has a history of being one of the foremost destinations of Europeans during their exploration of the African continent many centuries ago. Some of the flash points have remained enviable tourists’ attractions for the state. Tourist attractions in Edo State include the Emotan Statue in Benin City, Ise Lake and River Niger Beach in Agenebode, Etsako-East; Mike Akhigbe Square at fugar, Ambrose Alli Square, Ekpoma, River Niger Beaches at Ilushi, BFFM Building at Ewu, College of Agriculture and Aqua Culture Technology, Agenebode, Okpekpe with its hills and scenes and the Usomege Hills at Apana-Uzairue, Somorika hills in Akoko Edo, where a government-run tourist center at Ososo is set among spectacular scenery. The state produces crude oil. and other mineral resources like limestone and quarry. The Edojobs initiative was launched in 2016 as part of Governor Godwin Obaseki's promise to create 200,000 new jobs in the region Edo State has one of the best soil conditions amongst the south-South states (sandy loam) and one that supports large scale cultivation of a variety of crops and good climatic condition to boot The state has a tropical climate characterized by distinct wet and dry seasons and this effectively supports the production of a variety of cash crops and food crops. 73,000 hectares Agenebode/Iiushi axis axis, the Osse/Ovia Rivers, the Orhionmwon River and several lakes and Ox-bow lakes.
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