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Ogidi is a town in Kogi State that is notable for its igneous rock mountain formations, a traditional art sector, hospitality, heroism, and a long history of self-reliance.


Ogidi is an ancient hamlet in Kogi State's Ijumu Local Government. Because of the various mountains and caves in the area, which they relied on to ward off invaders, the Ogidi people were traditionally stone worshippers.

The language spoken in Ogidi is the Okun dialect of Yoruba. The men are traditionally farmers and hunters, and the women are renowned for arts, craft and trading

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By plane[edit]

  • 1 Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport (ABV IATA). International flights to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport are offered by several airlines, notably, Lufthansa, KLM, and British Airways. If arriving from the US, Delta Air Lines has a direct flight from New York JFK. Many visitors fly through connecting flights from Lagos. Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (Q525030) on Wikidata Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Wikipedia

By bus[edit]

You can travel to Kogi State by bus from major cities like Abuja, Lagos, Benin, Kano and Port Harcourt. Transportation company(s) such as ABC Transport (with air-conditioned luxurious bus rides), God is Good Motors (GIGM), Big Joe Motors, Chisco Transport (CTN) and Young Shall Grow, etc, all provide transport services from other parts of the country to Kogi State.

By train[edit]

  • 2 Itakpe Train Station Nigeria Railway Corporation has completed an inter-city line between Kogi, Abuja and Kaduna, where you can connect with the rest of the Nigerian rail system. Trains arrive and depart from Itakpe. The train service offers three types of such as Economy, First Class and Sleeper. The schedules and current fairs can be found on the Nigeria Railway Corporation website.

From Itakpe train station one can easily get a taxi/bus to Ogidi.

Get around[edit]


  • Ogidi Day Festival, Ogidi Town Square. June 15. The Ogidi Day celebration, a cultural festival of Ogidi people of Kogi State has continued to draw both local and foreign participation. the people of Ogidi and their well-wishers gathered to celebrate the ancient festival.







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