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