The Muhammad kamalud-deen University shall take off from its permanent site in Ilorin with a total Land area of 147.6 ha, located within Ilorin South Local Government Area of Kwara State.Kwara State was created on 27 May 1967, when the Federal Military Government of General Yakubu Gowon broke the four regions that then constituted the Federation of Nigeria into 12 states. At its creation, the state was made up of the former Ilorin and Kabba provinces of the then Northern Region and was initially named the West Central State but later changed to “Kwara”, a local name for the River Niger.

Kwara State has since 1976 reduced considerably in size as a result of further state creation exercises in Nigeria. On 13 February 1976, the Idah/Dekina part of the state was carved out and merged with a part of the then Benue/Plateau State to form Benue State.

On 27 August 1991, five local government areas, namely Oyi, Yagba, Okene, Okehi and Kogi were also excised to form part of the new Kogi State, while a sixth, Borgu Local Government Area, was merged with Niger State. There are sixteen Local Government Areas in the state, namely; Asa Baruten, Edu, Ekiti, Ifelodun, Ilorin East, Ilorin South, Ilorin West, Irepodun, Isin, Kaiama, Moro, Offa, Oke-Ero, Oyun and Pategi.

Important tourist attractions in Kwara State include Esie Museum, Owu Falls, Imoleboja Rock Shelter, Ogunjokoro, Kainji Lake National Parks and Agbonna Hill.The Nigerian Railway Corporation extends services from Lagos through the state to the northern part of the country. The Ilorin Airport is a major center for both domestic and international flights and has now been built up into a hub for transportation of cargoes.

Agriculture is the main source of the economy and the principal cash crops are: cotton, cocoa, coffee, Kolanut, tobacco, beniseed and plan produce. Mineral resources in the state are Gold, limestone, marble, fieldspar, clay, kaolin, quartz and granite rocks.

Industries in the state include Dangote Flour Mill, Lubcon Lubricant Company, Kwara Breweries, Ijagbo Global Soap and Detergent Industry, United Match Company, Tate and Lyle Company, Resinoplast Plastic Industry, Phamatech Nigeria Limited, Kwara Textile and Kwara Furniture Company all in Ilorin. Others are Paper Manufacturing Industry, Jebba, Okin Foam and Okin Biscuits, Offa, Kay Plastic, Ganmo and Kwara Paper Converters Limited, Erin-Ile. Others are Sugar Producing Company, Bacita, Kwara animal Feed Mall, Ilorin and the Agricultural Products Company.

Educationally the state has nine (9) universities, the University of Ilorin established in 1975, Kwara State University that commenced in the 2009/2010 session, 7 private universities, the Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin licensed in 2005, Landmark University, Omu-aran licensed in 2011, Summit University, Offa licensed in 2015, Crown Hill University, Eiyenkorin licensed in 2016, Thomas Adewumi University, Oko licensed in 2021, Ahman Pategi Univesity, Patigi licensed in 2021 and the new Muhammad Kamalud-deen University, Ilorin licensed in 2023, two (2) Polytechnics, three (3) Colleges of Education, School of Health Technology and two (2) School of Nursing. It also has a Navy School and an Aviation College.