Okene is a town in Kogi state, Nigeria. The town is based in a Local Government Area of the same name. Okene runs along the A2 highway. Okene Local Government Area was created in 1976 from the then Ebira Division by the Administration of General Olusegun Obasanjo, following the 1976 Local Government Reform. Ajaokuta and Ogori-Magongo LGAs were created from the old Okene LGA in 1991 and 1996 respectively. The people of Okene Local Government Area are a part of Ebira Tao people of the Central Senatorial District of Kogi State.
The predominant people are the Ebira of central Nigeria and the Yoruba; the local languages are Ebira and Yoruba. The Federal College of Education is situated in Okene. There is also a satellite campus of the Kogi State Polythecnic. There are also different schools in okene including high schools like Solardad Group of Schools located at Ikuehi close G.R.A Okene, Samaritan Nursery And Primary School located at Ozuwaya beside Kekere guest palace Okene