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Local Governments In Ogun State
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YEWA NORTH
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IJEBU NORTH - EAST
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IJEBU NORTH
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IMEKO-AFON
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EWEKORO
IKENNE
IPOKIA
OGUN WATERSIDE
IJEBU- EAST

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Yewa North Local Government, formerly Egbado North Local Government, has its Headquater  in  Ayetoro.  It came into existence via Local Government Edict No. 9 of 1976.  Among the twenty Local Governments in Ogun state, it has the largest expense of land with a size ogf 200,213.5 hectares and a population of about 140,848, according to the National Population Commission (1991 census).

BOUNDARIES      

 The Local Government shares its boundaries with other sister Local Governments and a sister nation in the following order:-

Imeko\Afon Local Government  -  North

Yewa South Local Government  - South 

The Republic of Benin - West 

 Abeokuta  North and  Ewekoro Local Governments respectively - East

PEOPLE

 The inhabitants are mainly Yoruba,speaking various dialects. They comprise the Yewa and the Ketus. 

OCCUPATION

Their major occupation is farming, consequent upon the large expense of fertile land with a large deposit of mineral resources for industrial potentials.    

Agriculture remains the largest employer of labour in the area as majority of the people are peasant farmers with a few engaging in mechanised farming.  The area is richly endowed with  fertile soil suitable for large scale farming and cattle rearing alongside the various kinds of mineral resources that are available in large deposits for industrial uses.               

The following agriculture products are readily available in the area: cassava, maize, oranges, tomatoes, bananas, yam, beans, rice, and wide-ranging fruits. such as cocoa, kola nut, palm-wine and sugarcane also abound in  large quantities.

All the farm products ealier listed are readily available in various markets which  include: Ayetoro markets, Ijoun market, Oja -Odan market, Joga -Orile and Ibooro markets.

MINERAL RESOURCES

Large quantities of  high quality  limestone, clay and kaoline deposits are available for  industrials purpose. Others are phosphate and  resins with polymetic structure which have been certified useful as raw materials for various manufacturing concerns.