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The state is largely agrarian. Agriculture is the mainstay of the state economy. It employs 75% of the state working population. The State is one of the largest producers of Rice, Kolanut, oil palm and cocoa in the country. They also produce crops like cassava, yam, cocoyam, maize, cowpea, citrus, plantain and fruits like cashew, mango and orange.
As the state is within the ecological belt known for abundant forest resources the state produces high quality woods which are raw material for wood based industries within and outside the state.
The state is endowed with mineral deposits of value like Clay, Kaolin, Columbite, Cassiterite, Foundry Sand, Bauxite, Chromite and Charcoal Nite granite.
Mineral Raw Materials
Granite, Charnockite, Clay, Quartzite, Kaolin, Mica, Gemstone, Lignite, Limestone, Bauxite, Feldspar, Tin ore, Cassiterite, Tantalite, Columbite, Gemstone, Quartz.
Agricultural Raw Materials
Cocoa, Oil palm, Maize, Cassava, Yam, Timber, Plantain, Banana, Livestock, Piggery, Poultry, Coconut, Vegetables, Rice, Cowpea,Kolanut, Bamboo, Okro.
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