Natural Resources and their location In Ogun State.

Contrary to popular believes that Ogun state Is an unproductive land, the geographical location is blessed with as much mineral resources as it is with tourist attractions.
Agriculture, the economic mainstay of Ogun, produces rice, corn (maize), cassava (manioc), yams, plantains, and bananas. Cocoa, kola nuts, rubber, palm oil and palm kernels, tobacco, cotton, and timber are the main cash crops.

The Aro granite quarries near Abeokuta, the state capital, provide building material for much of southern Nigeria. Mineral resources include limestone, chalk, phosphates, and clay. Industries produce cement, canned foods, foam rubber, paint, tires, carpets, aluminum products, and plastics.

Abeokuta, an important market centre, is a terminus of the roads and railways coming from Lagos and other parts of the country.
Ogun State is one of the largest producers of kolanut in the country. It also produces timber and rubber on a large scale.
Its extensive limestone deposit according to scientists can last for some five hundred years. The multi-million naira cement factory in Sagamu is the largest cement factory in West Africa. Both this factory and Ewekoro Cement factory depend on the local lime stone resources for raw materials. Other mineral resources available include chalk, phosphate, high quality stones and gravels for construction works.


DISTRIBUTION OVER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
ABEOKUTA NORTH:
Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Feldspar, Silica Sand, Mica, Granite, Clay.
ABEOKUTA SOUTH:
Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Feldspar, Silica Sand, Mica, Granite, Quartz.
ADO–ODO:
Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Clay, Silica Sand, Glass Sand.
EGBADO–NORTH:
Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Silica Sand, Phosphate, Feldspar
EGBADO–SOUTH:
Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Gypsum, Limestone, Silica Sand, Glass Sand.
EWEKORO:
Mineral Raw Materials: Limestone, Granite, Phosphate, Gypsum.
IDARAPO:
Mineral Raw Materials: Silica Sand, Kaolin, Limestone.
IFO:
Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Clay, Silica Sand, Phosphate, Limestone, Gypsum,
Laterite, Glass Sand.
IJEBU–EAST:
Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Clay, Silica Sand, Glass Sand.
IJEBU–NORTH:
Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Clay, Silica Sand, Glass Sand.
IJEBU–ODE:
Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Mica, Feldspar, Silica Sand, Clay.
IKENNE:
Mineral Raw Materials: Clay
ILUGUN ALARU:
Mineral Raw Materials: Clay.


IMEKO AFAN:
Minerals Raw Materials: Phosphate, Feldspar.
IPOKIA:
Minerals Raw Materials: Kaolin, Red Clay.
ODEDA:
Mineral Raw Materials: Clay.
ODOGBOLU:
Mineral Raw Materials: Clay, Kaolin.
OGUN–WATERSIDE:
Mineral Raw Materials: Mica, Glass Sand, Tar Sand
OBAFEMI OWODE:
Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Feldspar, Glass Sand, Mica.
REMO:
Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Clay, Silica Sand, Limestone

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