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If you plan to enjoy the diversity of Nigeria, Ilorin is the place to be.

The city is a confluence of cultures, populated by the Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, Fulani, Nupe, Bariba and Kanuri tribes from across Nigeria, as well as foreign nationals.

Not only does its diverse population serve as attraction for tourists, the city also has a range of location tourist attractions such as the Sobi Hill which is said to have offered protection to natives during intertribal wars in ancient times and the Okuta Ilorin; the stone on which one of the founders of the city, used to sharpen his metal tools is also available for tourists.

The town Ilorin derived its name from a tool (stone), it was actually called "Okuta ilo irin" (meaning stone for sharpening metals).

Ilorin is also a major market for locally raised crops (yams, cassava, corn, sorghum, millet, rice, peppers, peanuts, shea nuts, kola nuts, cotton) and for cattle, hides, and poultry. Local handicrafts include pottery making, wood carving, leather working, cloth weaving, and mat and basket weaving. Its diversity makes it easy for many to trade.

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