Okuta Ilorin
Okuta Ilorin


Things to do at Okuta Ilorin


Explore nature, Meet friends, Relaxation, Sightseeing,

History of Okuta Ilorin

This was documented in 16th century.

  • The site is notable as the origin of the name of the town of Ilorin.

Built in 16th century.

Long ago before the invention of sharpening steels for knives. a man known as Ojo Isekuse who was one of the founding fathers of Ilorin deviced a method for sharpening his knives with the use of a stone. It was from the activity of the knive sharpening that the name of the town Ilorin was formed.


This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to Okuta Ilorin, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • Mats

  • Climbing gear

Things to do while at Okuta Ilorin

These are the following things you can do while you're here:

  • Take a landscape picture

  • Enjoy the ambience.

Best Features

It is an historical site for the people of Ilorin.

Writer's Review

To go and see where Ilorin got its name from

Most common visitors

Historians, Curators, Archaeologists.

  • Ilorin is infact a shortened form of “Ilo-irin” (object for grinding metal)- Our tour guide to us.

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