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Ondo : The Only State In The South West Region Of Nigeria Where The Ijaws Are Also Indigenes

The Ijaw is one of the minor ethnic groups in Nigeria. They are predominantly found in the South-South region of Nigeria which includes Bayelsa, Delta, and Rivers State.

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It is however surprising that the Ijaw people can also be found in the South West region of Nigeria even though the region is predominantly occupied by the Yorubas.

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The Ijaws can be mostly found in Ondo State, one of the six states that made up the southwest geo-political zone.

According to Wikipedia, migrants from the Eastern Apoi clan in Bayelsa State in the South-South established the western Apoi clan in Ondo State over a century ago.

One of the most popular figures from the Ijaw-speaking area is Kingsley Kuku, former chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme during the administration of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

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People from different ethnic groups cohabiting together shows the unity of our dear country, Nigeria.

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