town/kingdom in Ondo State

Ilara-Mokin is a town in the ifedore area of Ondo State in South West Nigeria. It is 12 km from the Ondo State capital, Akure. Ilara-Mokin is also surrounded by some neighboring towns in the state like Ipinsa, Ikota, Ipogun, and others.

Understand edit

Ilara-Mokin is a small town and according to the population census conducted, Ilara-Mokin recorded a total population count of 45,000 with an area total of 32 km² (12 sq mi). The language spoken predominantly by the Ilara-Mokin people is majorly Yoruba, with Ekiti dialect which is close to the Akure dialect as well as the Ado-Ekiti dialect.

Get in edit

  • Akure Airport AKR IATA along the Akure-Owo Express Road has flights from Abuja and Lagos. The best way to get into Ilara-Mokin is by Akure Airport, once you get into Akure through the airport, you can get into Ilara-Mokin by cab (taxi) which will take you down to Ilara-Mokin.
  • Bus, Any bus station in Nigeria. There is usually bus from various states across Nigeria to get you into Ilara-Mokin. All that needs to be done is for you to get to your respective bus station and board a bus going to Ilara-Mokin

Get around edit

The best way to get around in Ilara-Mokin is to get around by:

  • By cab: This is the most common way to get around in Ilara-Mokin, popular cabs (taxis) coloured blue and yellow are usually available in all areas of Ilara-Mokin to get you around.
  • By bike: Another way to get around in Ilara-Mokin is by bike, bikes are usually available for one-off trips and you should seat well on the bike to avoid you falling off.

See edit

Do edit

  • 1 Elizade Smokin Hills Golf Resort, Ikota Road, +234 803 326 4929.

Buy edit

  • 1 Ilara Market. Popular market in Ilara-Mokin, known for cheap products especially food products. It is a 9-day interval market.
  • Mokin Market, Garage Roundabout, Along Ipogun Road. A 9-day interval market and the second market of Ilara Mokin. Located in the heart of Ilara Mokin. It plays host to lots of people from neighboring towns and villages. You are sure to get foodstuffs -especially in the raw form, clothing materials of different sorts, provisions, etc.
  • Plank Market, Ilara-Mokin. Popular plank market, all kind of planks are present, from 2x2, face board, tie rod and many more. It is a one shop stop in Ilara-Mokun

Eat edit

  • Eatfirst-Restaurant, 24 Ilara Mokin, +234 706 251 6558. Restaurant for you to eat all food of all kinds in Ilara-Mokin
  • Iya Titi Food Canteen, Mokin Rd. Iya Titi 'mama put' restaurant.
  • Mr Grill Refreshments Services, +234 706 704 2742. For all your grills; sharwama and the likes.

Drink edit

  • JJ Star Bar. A bar to have a good drink.

Likewise, drinking in Ilara-Mokin isn't a challenge as the community is small and well attached together, so drinking is not much of a challenge as you can go into a pub or bar and get a drink.

Sleep edit

  • 1 Travellers Lodge, Off Wuraola Adeoja Avenue, +234 806 640 8551.

Connect edit

For most locations in Ilara-Mokin, you would most likely find coverage of the 2G/3G/4G mobile networks. Signal strength might diminish further away from the city center, and you might occasionally experience network outages 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 Ilara-Mokin, as you would do for many other places in Nigeria, 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 seems to perform well than the others, though its rates may be high and its offers and services might be stringent, 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.

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