OFFICIAL NAME: Ogun State of Nigeria
APPELLATION: The Gateway State
Ogun State was created in 1976 and is in South-Western Nigeria. The State is named after the Ogun River which runs right across it from north to south.
Ogun State is strategically located; bordered to the east by Ondo State and to the north by Oyo and Osun States. Its border with the Republic of Benin, to the west, makes it an access route to the expansive market of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), to the south by Lagos, the former Capital of Nigeria, and which still remains the commercial nerve centre of the country and indeed the West Africa Sub-region and also by the Atlantic Ocean.