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Local Governments In Ogun State
YEWA NORTH

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ODOGBOLU
YEWA NORTH
OBAFEMI-OWODE
IJEBU NORTH - EAST
ABEOKUTA SOUTH
ADO-ODO/OTA
IFO
YEWA SOUTH
SAGAMU
ODEDA
IJEBU NORTH
IJEBU ODE
IMEKO-AFON
ABEOKUTA NORTH
REMO NORTH
EWEKORO
IKENNE
IPOKIA
OGUN WATERSIDE
IJEBU- EAST

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
 
Yewa North Local Government, formerly Egbado North Local Government, has its Headquarters in Ayetoro. It came into existence via Local Government Edict No.9 of 1976.
 
BOUNDARIES
 
The Local Government shares its boundaries with other sister Local Governments and a sister nation as follows:
  • North -  Imeko\Afon Local Government
  • South - Yewa South Local Government
  • West - The Republic of Benin.
  • East - Partly by Abeokuta North and Ewekoro Local Governments respectively.
POPULATION/LANDMASS
 
Population: According to the National population Commission (1991 census), Yewa North Local Government has a population of about 140,848.

Land Mass: Among the twenty Local Governments in Ogun state, it has the largest expanse of  land with a size of 200,213.5 hectares

PEOPLE
 
The inhabitants are mainly yoruba, speaking various dialects. They comprises of the yewa and the ketus.
 
ECONOMIC/INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
 
Climate:  The Local Government is essentially a semi-savannal vegetaion area endowed with conducive climatic conditons for agricultural pursuits throughout the year. Its tropical nature is also an added advantage for Agriculture.
 
Occupation: Their major occupation is farming, consequent upon the large expanse of fertile land with a large deposite of mineral resources for indurstrial potentials
 
ADMINISTRATIVE/POLITICAL DIVISIONS
 
For administrative convenience, the Local Government Area was divided into eleven wards, namely:-
  • Ayetoro Ward I
  • Ayetoro Ward II
  • Idofi Ward
  • Sunwa Ward
  • Ijoun Ward
  • Eggua Ward
  • Ohunbe Ward
  • Igbogila/Ibese Ward
  • Joga-Orile/Ibooro Ward
  • Imasai Ward