General Information

Early Bird Remains - 31/01/2024


About Ondo City

City of
Cultural Heritage

Sitting among the thickly forested planes that characterize southwestern Nigeria are the towns and communities that make up the Ondo Kingdom. Located some 300kilometres to the north-east of Lagos, Nigeria’s economic nerve centre and 45kilometres west of Akure, the Ondo State capital, the Kingdom is easily reached by road from all parts of the country. The Ondo people are one of the largest Yoruba subgroups, situated in the eastern part of the Yoruba speaking area of Nigeria. The weather elements that characterize the region are those typifying the rainforest region of Sub-Sahara Africa.

Ondo Town is the second largest town in Ondo State, Nigeria. Ondo state, is one of the thirty six states in Nigeria, created on February 3rd 1976, from the former Western state. The state Capital is Akure, with a population of 3.5million people. Ondo Town is the trade center for the surrounding region. Yams, cassava, grain and tobacco are grown. Cotton is also grown, and is used to weave cloth called Aso Oke fabric which is widely accepted by the indigenes as the local attaire. Ondo Town is the largest producer of cocoa products in the region. Ondo State has the largest educated work force in Nigeria.

Connecting with the City

Ondo Town is easily accessible by road from all part of Nigeria. The nearest airport to Ondo is Akure (AKR) Airport which is 54.1 km away. Recently renovated to meet the required international standard of airports, this is an airport serving Ondo State. Located a few kilometers from the city, it is a domestic airport for in-country flights from Lagos and Abuja. Airlines routing this airport include Overland and Air Peace airlines.

Roads connect the city to Lagos, Ibadan, Benin, Ilorin and Abuja. The driving distance between Ondo to Lagos is 254 km, an average of 3h 25m to drive from Ondo to Lagos.

Additional Information

Conference Language
The official language in Nigeria is English. The conference will be in English. There is no translation services.

Time Zone
Time Zone in Nigeria is West African Standard Time (GMT +1) (UTC +1)

The climate is tropical with two distinct seasons viz the rainy season (April-October) and the Dry season (November - March). The temperature throughout the year ranges between 210C-290C while humidity is relatively high. The annual rainfall varies from 2.000mm in the southern parts to 1150mm in the northern areas.

Emergency Numbers in Nigeria

Ondo is generally safe. However, in case of emergency, one can dial the following numbers:

  1. * National Emergency number (Ambulance, FRSC, NAFDAC, Police) - 112

  2. * Nigeria Police emergency number - 112, 01-4931260; 01-4978899

  3. * Click for Health Emergency Initiative lines

Nigerian telephone country code is 234

Nigeria operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.


The naira is Nigeria’s national currency. However, USD is commonly accepted, in airports, hotels, and tourist destinations. The exchange rates used will vary, though, so it’s worth checking you’re getting a fair deal before you decide to spend your dollars in Nigeria. There exists an active black market for currency conversion. However, if you’re changing money in Nigeria, you should only do so through a bank or official money exchange. Otherwise stop by your local Bank. Many banks and credit unions offer a foreign currency exchange service for a fee; Visit an ATM; Consider Getting Traveler's Checks; buy currency at your Foreign Bank Branch

Credit and debit cards are generally accepted in larger Nigerian towns and cities, especially in tourist areas. In places used to foreign visitors, major providers such as Visa, Mastercard are accepted in ATMs, shops and restaurants. Nigeria ATMs are EMV-compliant. Amex is accepted in Major establishments.

Invitation Letter.

Invitation letters for Visa purposes are available only to registered participants. To issue an invitation letter is available through registration process.


Citizens of Economic of West African States (ECOWAS) do not require entry permits into Nigeria. All visitors not exempted from entry permits are advised to apply and obtain appropriate visas from the nearest Nigerian Mission - Embassy, High Commission or Consulate before entry into Nigeria as visas cannot be issued at the port of entry. Early application is advisable to avoid delay.

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Important Dates

Online registration opens: Aug. 15th, 2023

Early Bird registration deadline: Jan. 31st, 2024

Late Registration begins: Feb. 1st, 2024

Late registration deadline: March. 15th, 2024

No On-site Registration

Last date to change or remove a delegate number to the workshop: April. 1st, 2024

National Workshop: April. 16th - 20th, 2024

Submission of Pre-Workshop Assignment: March 15th 2024