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Local Governments In Ogun State
ABEOKUTA NORTH

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HISTORICAL BACKGOUND

Abeokuta North Local Government has its headqarters at Akomoje in the Iberekodo area of Abeokuta Ogun State capital. It could be linked by telephone on 039-242269,242849 and by posting P.M.B. 2106 Totoro Abeokuta.

The Local Government first came into existence in 1981, as Abeokuta South Local Government the same year to make up the defunct Abeokuta Local Government. It however re-emerged again on 27th September, 1991 when the Federal government moved closer to the people at the grassroot.

BOUNDARIES

 The Local Government share common boundaries with the following local governments:

Odeda Local Government        - North

Ewekoro Local Government         -  South

Abeokuta South Local Government -   East

Yewa North Local Government     -      West   

POPULATION

Abeokuta North Local Government area has a projected population {1994} of about 200,000 people, more than 90% of the area  is rural although more than 75% of poeple live in the urban areas of the Local Government.

EDUCATION

The Local Government has 77 public primary schools and 14 secondary schools. There is also an appreciative number of private investment in the education industry. 

OCCUPATION

The people are predominantly farmers, most of whom engage in cultivation of arable crop, while some engage in live stock and fishing.

The major food-crop include cassava, cocoyam, plantain maize and vegetable, while palm produce and cocoa form the major cash crops. In recent time however, the people of the area involved themselve in quarry business, artisan works and handicrafts such as tie and dye making and pottery. The popular Adire fabrics are also produce in some areas of the loccal government. 

POLITICAL DIVISION

The Local Government has 16 wards; viz:

v Ago  - Odo/ Ikereku/ IIawo Ward

v Ikija ward

v Ago Oko ward

v Elega Housing/ Imala ward

v Iberekodo/ IIugun ward

v Ita Ota/ Gbagura

v Ago Ika/ Ijaiye Kukudi ward

v Lafenwa/ Afonta ward

v Sabo/ Ayetoro Garage ward

v Oke Ago/ Owu ward

v Totoro/ Oke Sokori ward

v Ita Oshin/ Olomore ward

v Olorunda/ Ijale ward

v Imala Orile/ Idi- Emi ward

v Ibara Orile ward

 

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