The former Western State of Nigeria was formed in 1967 when the Western Region was subdivided into the states of Lagos and Western State. Its capital was Ibadan, which was the capital of the old region. These states make up majority ethnic Yoruba states.
In 1976, the state was subdivided into three new states, Ogun, Ondo and Oyo. The region now consist of nine states, across three geopolitical zones: Delta, Edo, Ekiti, Kwara, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, and Oyo States.
See also Edit
- "Western states in Nigeria and all about them". Nigerian Finder.
Further reading Edit
- Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome (3 July 2013). Contesting the Nigerian State: Civil Society and the Contradictions of Self-Organization. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 239–. ISBN 978-1-137-32453-5.