Ido Ekiti is a town in Ekiti State. It is occupied majorly by the Yoruba ethic group.
Ido town is a town in Ekiti State Nigeria. It is majorly dominated by Yoruba. Other ethnic groups such as Igbos, Hausas also live in the town. The town is also characterized with loving, amiable and hospitable people. The most dominant religion is Christianity. Muslims and traditional worshippers also live in the town.
Pounded yam is one of the common meal in the town just like a typical Ekiti man would love.
Ido town is relatively safe. However, there is need to still be security conscious especially at night.
The town is bordered by Usi-Ekiti, Orin-Ekiti, Ora-Ekiti, Ilogbo- Ekiti, and Igbole- Ekiti respectively.
Good health facilities are also available within the town. There is the Federal Teaching Hospital, Health Center and various private hospitals within the confines of the town.
Get in edit
You can get in by bus to this town. You would first need to board a bus to Ido-Osi local government (depending on where you are coming from) before you can enter this town. You can enter luxurious bus from most Southwest states in Nigeria especially Lagos, Ibadan or Osun to this town.
Get around edit
Like most places in Ekiti,you would have to get most of the local goods you need from shops around you. You should find a store in almost all the corners of the town.
- Bay health store, beside Okada Park, Ido Ekiti bus-stop, ☏ . You can get body cream and some other health products in this store.
- Shekinah Suits And Wears, Opposite Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, ☏ .
- Abdullahi-Issa Groceries, Bolajoko St, opposite Holyfield Hospital. Grocery store
- Titilayo Super Store, B35, Inisaloro Okay Odo, ☏ .
- Bejisco Supermarket. Daily 7AM-11PM.
Ido people are fond of pounded yam (called Iyan in yoruba), vegetable and bush meat. You would get this dish at almost every local restaurant in this town.
- Zion Kitchen, Inside Furasat Petrol Station, Oke Bareke, ☏ . M-Sa 8AM-8PM.
- Ogunmola Fast Foods, 1,Iyedi street, Ikere, ☏ .
- Egin Restaurant, Behind LAPO, along Ado - Iworoko - Ifaki Rd.
The favourite local drink of the Ido people is palmwine. You should be careful when taking this wine, it is very cheap but it intoxicates easily.
Most of the hotels in this town are budget hotels and you shouldn't expect much from them. Guest houses are also available in the town as well.
- Xpress Motel, Opposite Police Station, Behind Secretariat, Usi Road.
- Dekunola Hotel, Along federal Medical Center Junction. This is a cheap hotel and they also have a restaurant.
- Jolac Hotel, Along Iloro Road.
You would most likely find reliable coverage of the 2G/3G mobile networks in most locations in Ido Ekiti, but the 4G network might be unreliable. Signal strength might diminish further away from the city center, and you might occasionally experience a network outage for all or some of the mobile phone service providers in the remote areas of the city. Different networks tend to be more stable and reliable in different locations of the city at different times.
MTN, 9Mobile, Airtel (Zain) and GLO are all available service providers. So if you are planning a visit to Ido Ekiti, like you would do for many other places in the country, you should probably consider having multiple SIM cards, preferably for all the mobile service providers, since you can't tell which will be more stable and reliable at a time in your location during your visit. And if you will risk not having any of them, you might be better off not risking the MTN network, because, from indications, it seem to perform well than the others, though its rates may be high and its offers and services might be stringent, but you are less likely to be concerned of erratic voice and data connection compared to others.
Airtel is another service provider which is fairly satisfactory for all you might need to connect to the world, including rates and network reliability. Of course, Glo (or Globacom) boasts of fast network speed for internet browsing activities, only that you might not be able to enjoy the privilege in some locations. And 9Mobile (formerly Etisalat) usually also performs well in internet browsing speed too but with locational limitations as well, plus data rate is fairly higher.