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Local Governments In Ogun State
ODOGBOLU

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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 

The area presently constituted into Odogbolu Local Government had been under the jurisdiction of various councils from the defunct Western Region and later Western State, when it was under Ijebu Division, with headquaters in Ijebu-Ode.

With the creation of Ogun State in 1976, Ijebu Division was delineated into two Local Governments (Ijebu North and Ijebu-Ode Local Government). When the Civilian administration of Chief Bisi Onabanjo split the ten Local Governments in Ogun State to 30 units, the Ijebu-Ode Local Government was divided into four:

  1. Alekun-Ifesowapo with headquaters at Odogbolu
  2. Leguru with headquater at Ala
  3. Ijebu-Ode
  4. Yemoji Local Government with headquaters at Isonyi.

BOUNDARIES

Odogbolu Local Government is strategically located on a large expanse of land of about 640 square kilomitres. It shares boundaries as follows:

  • North - Ijebu- North Local Government
  • East - Ikene Local Government
  • South - Epe Local Government in Lagos State.

POPULATION

Odogbolu Local Government has a projected population of 200,000

PEOPLE

Religion:Christianity and Islam are the two major religions of the people. However, there still remain sizeable number of committed traditional worshippers.

Culture: The people of Odogbolu Local Government share common cultural traits with other Yorubas found in South Western Nigeria.Food associated with them are:

  • Gari and Fufu derived from cassava
  • Ikokore from water yam
  • Ebiripo from cocoyam.

Traditional Festivals: Prominent festivals such as Agemo, Oro, Egungun and jigbo, which are celebrated religiously, attract indigenes and vistors from far and near. The Agemo Festival which is jointly celebrated throughout Ijebu-land is the major bond of unity among Ijebus. It take place in the month of July annually.

INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT

Electrification: As part of the efforts to bring public power supply to the neighbouring towns of Abatiwa, Odo- senlu and Akio, a 300 KVA transformer has been purchase and delivered at Odosenlu.

A 300 KVA Transformer was also bought for the Aiyepe/ Odogbolu District Hospital which has been without light for a long period.

Construction Of Drainages: Blocked drainages were cleared to solve the problem of storm water at Aiyepe, Okun-Owa and Odogbolu. Reinforced concrete drainged were constructed at Okun-Owa (200metres) Imagbon (140 metres) and in front of the Local Government Secretariat (65 metres).

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

Odogbolu Local Government is mainly agrarian engaged in farming, hunting, fishing, lumbering and handicraft. However, the percentage of the population that engages in the service sector and industries has been on the increase over the years because of the increased presence  of Government Department and Parastatals, Educational Institutions and the new wave of Industralisation within the Local Government area.