Offa is a town located in Kwara State, central Nigeria. Offa lies on the railway line from Lagos and served as the railway terminus before the line was extended north to Kano and Nguru.
The town is a popular destination for weaving and dyeing trade, using vegetable dyes made from locally grown plants. Offa is renowned for the cultivation of sweet potatoes and maize which also formed part of the favourite staple foods of the indigenes in the town.
The ancient tradition for which the town is well known is wrestling. Offa Grammar School is the first community grammar school in northern Nigeria. You can also locate the popular tertiary institution called, the Federal Polytechnic,