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Local Governments In Ogun State
IMEKO-AFON

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Traditional Institutions

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
Imeko-Afon Local Government was carved out of the old Egbado {Yewa} North Local Goverment in December, 1996.

BOUNDARIES

It is bounded in north by Oyo State and in the east by Abeokuta North Local Government. To its south is Yewa North Local Government, while its shares a common international border with Republic of Benin in the west.

PEOPLE

The indigenes of Imeko/ Afon Local Government are predominantly Yoruba of Ketu origin, with a sizeable number of Ohori and Egun- speaking people. Deriving from its strategic location as a border community, the local government also accommodate nationals of other countriesm in the West Afican sub-region, including a religion front, Moslems, Christian and observers of tradition faith co-exist peacefully.

POPULATION

According to the 1991 cesus figures, the population of the local government is 118,339 and a mass of 1,711.43 square kilometres.This comprises:

.               Plain land- 513.43 sq. km.

.               Forest land- 855.72 sq. km.

.               High land-  300.40 sq.km

.               Wet land-  41.88sq.km.

MAJOR TOWNS

The major towns in the local government area are Imeko, {the seat of the local government},Afon, IIara, Alagbe, Idofa, Iwoye, Oke-Agbede, Moriwi, Atapele and Obada.

OCCUPATION

Expectedly, the people of the area are predominantly farmers, who cultivate crops such as cassava, maize, yam, melon, including cash crops such as coca, oil palm and cashew. to further strengthen its agricutural base,the local government is maintaining a 20 hectare farm and another 50 hectares of cashew plantation. It presently has a 1,000 capacity poultry in order to boost the effect of poutry farming in the local government area.

EDUCATION

There are 43 puplic primary school with an enrolment of 16,090 puplis while there are six secondary schools in the local government. Private educational institutions and vocation ones exist such as tailoring, and the trainning of other artisans. 

TRADITIONAL INSTITUTIONS

The local government has five traditional institutions one of which is vacant. They are:-

.   Onimeko of Imeko - Oba Reuben AAlabi Adebayo

.  Obaladi of Afon  -   Oba Semiu Adenle Folalu

.   Onidofa  -  Oba David A. Adeyanju

.   Oloola of llara  -    Oba Samuel A. Adeluyi

.   Ooye of Iwoye  -       vacant. 

 

  

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