List of Local Government in Oyo state.

List of Local Government in Oyo state.

Oyo State was created on 3rd February 1976 with the breakup of the old Western State of Nigeria. It is popularly referred to as the “Pace Setter”. It is bounded in the North by Kwara State, in the East by Osun State, in the South by Ogun State, and in the West by Ogun State and the Republic of Benin. The capital of Oyo state is Ibadan which is the largest city in West Africa. Oyo State covers a total land area of 26,500 Km.2

There are 33 Local Governments and 29 Local Council Development Areas. Local Government Areas are Afijio, Akinyele, Atiba, Atisbo, Egbeda, Ibadan North, Ibadan North-East, Ibadan North-West, Ibadan South-East, Ibadan South West, Ibarapa Central, Ibarapa East, Ibarapa North, Ido, Irepo, Iseyin, Itesiwaju, Iwajowa, Kajola, Lagelu, Ogbomoso North, Ogbomoso South, Ogo-Oluwa, Olorunsogo,Oluyole, Ona-Ara, Oorelope, Oriire, Oyo East, Oyo West, Saki East, Saki West and Surulere.

The Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) are: Aare Latosa, Afijio West, Ajorosun, Akinyele East, Akinyele South, Akinyele West, Akorede, Araromi, Atisbo South, Ibadan East, Ibadan South East, Ibadan West, Ibarapa North-East, Ibarapa North-West, Ifeloju, Iganna, Inukan, Irepodun, Iseyin South, Iwa, Lagelu North, Ogbomoso Central, Ogbomoso South-West, Ogo-oluwa West, Oke’badan, Omi Apata, Surulere North, Surulere South, Wewe.

 

List of Local Government in Oyo state.

S/N LOCAL GOVERNMENT HEADQUARTERS DATE OF CREATION TOTAL NO OF WARDS AREA POPULATION(2006 CENSUS) LANDMASS(KM2)
1 AFIJIO Jobele 1989 10 134,173 800
2 AKINYELE Moniya 1976 12 211,359 575
3 ATIBA Ofa-Meta 1996 10 169,702 219.753
4 ATISBO Tede 1996 10 110,792 315.23
5 EGBEDA Egbeda 1989 11 319,388 410
6 IBADAN NORTH Agodi-Gate 1991 12 856,988 420
7 IBADAN NORTH EAST Iwo-Road 1991 12 330,399 125
8 IBADAN NORTH WEST Onireke 1991 11 152,834 238
9 IBADAN SOUTH EAST Mapo 1991 12 266,457 805.37
10 IBADAN SOUTH WEST Ring-Road 1991 12 283,098 244.55
11 IBARAPA CENTRAL Igbo-Ora 1996 10 116,809 480.424
12 IBARAPA EAST Eruwa 1989 10 118,288 705.78
13 IBARAPA NORTH Ayete 1999 10 101,092 427.857
14 IDO Ido 1989 06 117,129 1010.954
15 IREPO Kisi 1976 10 139,012 972.316
16 ISEYIN Iseyin 1976 11 260,000 988.54
17 ITESIWAJU Otu 1996 10 145,920 1543.193
18 IWAJOWA Iwere-Ile 1996 10 287,221 147.677
19 KAJOLA Okeho 1976 11 139,412 4329
20 LAGELU Iyana-Ofa 1976 14 147,957 416
21 OGO OLUWA Kinnira 1991 10 225,561 2466.42
22 OGBOMOSO NORTH Arowomole 1991 10 113,853 15
23 OGBOMOSO SOUTH Ajaawa 1989 10 73,939 4159.51
24 OLORUNSOGO Igbeti 1996 10 92,739 1070.216
25 OLUYOLE Idi-Ayunre 1976 10 734,377 4000
26 OORELOPE Akanran 1989 10 300,659 424.544
27 ONA ARA Igboho 1989 11 118,465 893.082
28 ORIRE Ikoyi-Ile May 1989 10 170,858 2040
29 OYO EAST Kosobo Dec. 1996 10 118,465 365.50
30 OYO WEST Ojongbodu Dec. 1996 10 154,532 5193.77
31 SAKI EAST Ago-Amodu Dec. 1996 11 125,026 2000
32 SAKI WEST Saki Dec. 1996 11 278,002 300
33 SURULERE Iresa-Adu May 1989 10 126,692 975

 

Things to know about Oyo State.

Oyo State is different from the city of Oyo, it is an inland state in southwestern Nigeria and its capital is Ibadan, the third most populous city in the state. With a projected population of 7,840,864 in 2016, Oyo State is the fifth most populous in the Nigeria. Oyo state is located in the South-West geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Oyo State was one of the three States carved out of the former Western State of Nigeria in 1976. The first University in Nigeria is the University of Ibadan (established as a college of the University of London when it was founded in 1948, and later converted into an Autonomous University in 1962).

The State covers a total of 28,454 square kilometres of land mass and it is bounded in the south by Ogun State, in the north by Kwara State, in the west it is partly bounded by Ogun State and partly by the Republic of Benin, while in the East by Osun State. The landscape consists of old hard rocks and dome shaped hills, which rise gently from about 500 meters in the southern part and reaching a height of about 1,219 metres above sea level in the northern part.

Weather/Climate: The topography of the State is of gentle rolling low land in the south, rising to a plateau of about 40 metres. The State is well drained, with rivers flowing from the upland in the north-south direction. Oyo State has an equatorial climate with dry and wet seasons and relatively high humidity. The dry season lasts from November to March, while the wet season starts from April and ends in October. Average daily temperature ranges between 25 °C (77.0 °F) and 35 °C (95.0 °F), almost throughout the year. The vegetation pattern of Oyo State is that of rain forest in the south and guinea savannah in the north. Thick forest in the south gives way to grassland interspersed with trees in the north.

The climate in the State favours the cultivation of crops like Maize, Yam, Cassava, Millet, Rice, Plantain, Cocoa tree, Palm tree and Cashew. There are a number of Government Farm Settlements in Ipapo, Ilora, Sepeteri, Eruwa, Ogbomosho, Iresaadu, Ijaiye, Akufo and Lalupon.

Population: 8,392,588 (Male- 4,280,220 and Female- 4,112,368)

Vegetation: Tropical Savannah

Major crops: Maize, Yam, Cassava, Millet, Rice, Plantain, Cocoa, Oil Palm and Cashew

Solid minerals: Clay, Kaolin and Aquamarine

The vast majority of Oyo State residents are Yoruba, and the Yoruba language remains dominant. The state economy remains largely agrarian, with the western city of Shaki being described as the state’s breadbasket. Cassava, cocoa, and tobacco are among the most important crops to Oyo State’s economy.

List of Local Government in Oyo state.

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