Akure is populated by the Yoruba people of Southwest Nigeria. There is also a large group of Igbo people as well as Hausa communities, especially in Sabo and Shasha areas. The city is quite one of the most peaceful places to live in and visit Nigeria.
The major languages spoken here include Yoruba, Akure dialect, Pidgin English, and the official English language. Make sure you bring along your debit/credit cards for transactions; camera and writing pads to capture and write down things about your visit to the Southwestern city.
There are many exciting places to visit in the state. The top 5 places you could visit are:
Akure Airport: If you are connecting Akure through the air route, then the Akure Airport is a destination. The Ondo state-owned airport has improved its services recently and it has been used for local flights especially to Lagos and Abuja. Air Peace has one of its hubs in the airport. It is also used by the neighboring Ekiti state. It has a control tower, runways, and other top facilities.
Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) Campus: FUTA is one of the top universities in Nigeria. The federal-owned university is situated along the Akure-Osun expressway. FUTA has many lecture theatres for conducive learning as well as a gigantic senate building and several other architectural masterpieces. The campus can be accessed through its two main gates known as the North gate and South gate. It also has its Center for Entrepreneurial Learning close to the North gate. FUTA is one of the top places for academics in the state.
Shoprite Shopping Mall: This is situated at Igbatoro road. The shopping building consists of a shopping mall, many small shops, Domino’s Pizza, Cinema House, 02 Base Lounge & Club, a parking lot and so on. Just bring along your debit/credit card to make transactions and have exciting times with your family and friends in this place.
The Dome International Event Center Akure: This is situated very close to Shoprite Akure and Arcade ground along Igbatoro road. It is an event center that has hosted professional bodies such as engineers in Nigeria, induction of commissioners in the state, and top social events.
The Dome consists of 3500 sq. ft. full-service bar area, full warming kitchen, full sound system, and iPod/mp3 player dock as well as beautiful contemporary fine art décor, which includes set up and break down. The event center can accommodate 2500 to 3000 guests. The Dome is one of the most beautiful architectural masterpieces you would see in the city.
Signature Club: For lovers of fun, enjoyment, and nightlife, the Signature Club is the place to be. It is situated at Alagbaka G.R.A where there are also several hotels. The club has a lounge, bar, open and parking spaces. It plays host to live band performances by musicians, especially during the weekends. It is a place of relaxation and splendor in the city.
Other top places include Adegbemile Cultural center, Akure Central Mosque, Erekesan Market, School of Health Technology, Senior Staff Club and so on.
Do have exciting moments visiting Akure, the capital city of the Sunshine State.