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Local Governments In Ogun State
IJEBU NORTH

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HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Ijebu North Local Government was established in 1979 with the headquarters at Ijebu- Igbo. The Local Government, Which manifests both urban and rural characteristies, was splited into Ifelodun and Ijebu-Igbo Local Government in 1981 and later re-amalgamated in January 1984. Ijebu Igbo, the Local headquarters, is five kilometers from the Ijebu-ode Ibadan highway, while it is 20km from the Sagamu-Benin Expressway via the Ago-Iwoye-Irolu-IIisan route. It is about 45km from Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State and about 117km from Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

BOUNDARIES

The Local Government area is bounded in the north by Oluyole Local Government of oyo State, in the west by Ijebu North-East, Odogbolu and Ijebu-ode Local Government and in the east by Ikenne Local Government

LAND MASS

1,250 square kilometers

POPULATION

About 142,429 as projected from the 1991 population census figures    

ECONOMY

Agriculture is the economic mainstay of the people of the Local Government area, producing such as farm products as oil-palm, cocoa, coffee, kolanut, maize, yam, cassava, cocoyam, vegetables and poultry stock. These agricultual products are the source of raw-materials for agro-allied industries which in turn utilize the available labour in the area.

PEOPLE

Ijebu-North is peopled by the IJEBUS who live in the following major towns. Ijebu-Igbo, Ago-Iwoye, Oru, Awa, IIaporu, Mamu etc. The Local Government is rich in Yoruba cultrue.  The people of Local Government area observe the same customs, uphold the same values and beliefs and respects similar tradition as other Yoruba as reflected in their life styles, mode of dressing, marriage, child-naming and funeral ceremonies.

 ADMINISTRATION/POLITICAL DIVISION

 The Local Government comprises eleven {11}Political wards, namely:

  • Atikori
  • Oke-Agbo
  • Ojowo/Japara
  • Oke-Sopen
  • Ome
  • Oru-Awa-Iiaporu
  • Osun
  • Ago-IwoyeUrban 1
  • Ago-Iwoye Urban 2
  • Ako-Onigbagbo Gelete
  • Mamu/Ehin-Etiri

The Local Government also has there area offices located at Ago-Iwoye, Oru-Awa-IIaporu and Mamu. These area offices are being used to disseminate information about government polices to the people at the grassroots and to generate revenue.