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Naijatreks | Olokuta Rocks of Ado Ekiti- A Goldmine Wrapped in a Garbage Sheet

Olokuta Rocks of Ado Ekiti- A Goldmine Wrapped in a Garbage Sheet

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“√ík√ļta gb√© √≤k√ļta l√©r√≠”

Strolling along the Okeyinmi street of Ado town, one is suddenly captured by¬†a dramatic and hypnotizing¬†assemblage of massive rocks. The most enigmatic of the rock formations is also the most conspicuous from the streets;¬† the others can be spotted pilling elusively behind it. The locals¬†describe the myterious pose of¬†the rocks as “√ík√ļta gb√© √≤k√ļta l√©r√≠”, meaning “A rock that carries another rock on its head”.

It is a beautiful and awe-inspiring pose of rocks with a big rock boulder taking the form of a dog’s head¬†(eyes closed),¬†dramatically balanced on another massive¬†block of rock with a relatively flat top. The others pilling behind, also take beautiful forms which also constitute a great visual pull for any passer-by on Okeyinmi Street.

Despite the wonderous potentils locked up in Olokuta rocks, the site had been turned into public laterine cum refuse dump for years.

We call on the state govenment of Ekiti as well as private individuals and keen minds who seek viable investment opportunities, to savage what is left of this great potential and transform it into a sustainable income-spinner for the State and its people.

We stand up for Naija tourism, we speak up for Olokuta Rocks!
Oluta Rocks- The upper boulder takes the form of a dog’s head.


The side view- Its dog-head shape becomes more obvious here.

Heaps of refuse dumped at Olokuta Rocks

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This article was written by Folarin Kolawole

Founder of Naijatreks, Nigerian-born Folarin Kolawole is a geologist, travel writer and researcher. When not at work, he travels the length and breadth of Nigeria, exploring, taking photos and writing about her numerous hidden tourist potentials.   'Naijatreks' is a product name registered under the Ntreks brand, which is also duly registered by Nigeria's Federal Corporate Affairs Commission. The contents on this blog are re-usable. However, it must be ensured that it is linked back to this blog, and correctly attributed to Naijatreks or the author. Please do not edit, rewrite or commercialize the original works on this blog without direct and written permission from the Founder (Folarin Kolawole). For inquiries and advert placement on the blog, kindly contact us at or' dapxinMay 27, 2011 at 7:11 amReply

Think of what a careful use of engineering & town planning can make of this set-ttage of rocks ?nnanyways… welldone NT

NaijatreksMay 27, 2011 at 8:23 pmReply

@ Dapxin..hmmm…great observation…thanks for dropping by