Oyo State

Oyo State (Pace Setter)

 Executive Governor


 
Sen. Abiola Ajimobi

Deputy Governor

 
Hon. Moses Alake Adeyemo

 Creation: Created February 3, 1976

Capital : Ibadan

Major Cities: Ọyọ, Ogbomọsọ, Isẹyin, kishi, Okeho, Saki, Eruwa, Iroko, Lanlate, Oje-Owode, Sepeteri, Ilora, Awe, Ilero, Igbeti, Igboho and Igbo-Ora, Otu.

Geographic Profile: Land Area - 28,454 square kilometres; Bounded in the south by Ogun State, in the north by Kwara State, in the west, it is partly bounded by Ogun State, while in the East by Osun State; The landscape consists of old hard rocks and dome shaped hills, which rise gently from about 500 metres in the southern part and reaching a height of about 1,219 metres above sea level in the northern part; 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.

Economic Profile: The climate in the State favours the cultivation of crops like maize, yam, cassava, millet, rice, plantain, cacao tree, palm tree and cashew.

Ethnic Profile: The State which is homogeneous has a population of about 4.5 Million and predominantly occupied by Yoruba people. Within the State however, there are sub-ethnic groups with distinct dialect peculiarities. The people of Oyo State may be divided into five broad groups which are: Ibadans, Ibarapas, Oyos, Oke-Oguns and Ogbomosos.

Occupation: Agriculture is the main occupation of the people of Oyo State.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): 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, Iddo, Irepo, Iseyin, Itesiwaju, Iwajowa, Kajola, Lagelu, Ogbomoso, Ogo Oluwa, Oluyole, Ona Ara, Oorelope, Orire, Olorunsogo, Oyo East, Oyo West, Saki East, Saki West and Surulere.

Raw Materials Distribution in Oyo State 

                                                                     OYO STATE

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

AFIJO

Laterite, Tantalum

Cocoa, Cassava, maize, Kaolin, Kolanut, Timber, Fruits, Citrus, Oranges

2

AKINYELE

Laterite, Tantalum

Cassava, Maize, Cocoa, Cocoyam, Sugarcane, Palm produce, Date palm, Timber, Plantain, Kolanut, Citrus, Oranges, Mango

3

ATIBA

Quartz, Iron ore

Mango, Coconut, Palm produce, date palm, Tobacco.

4

ATIGBO

Kaolin, Iron ore

Yam, Cassava, Palm produce, Groundnut, Locust beans, Mango, Coconut, Date palm.

5

EGBEDA

Laterite, Silimanite, Talc, Tantalum

Cassava, maize, Cocoyam, Oil palm, Date palm, Timber, Kolanut, Cocoa, Livestock, Mango, Pawpaw, Citrus, Oranges, Palm produce.

6

IBADAN CENTRAL

Laterite

Cassava, Maize, Yam, Cocoyam, Cotton, Timber, Tobacco, Vegetables, Livestock, Fruits (Citrus).

7

IBADAN NORTH

Laterite

Cassava, Maize, Yam, Cocoyam, Cotton, Timber, Tobacco, Cattle, Vegetables, Fruits, Mango, Oranges, Pineapple

8

IBADAN NORTH-WEST

Laterite

Cassava, Maize, Yam, Cocoyam, Cotton, Timber, Tobacco, Cattle, Vegetables, Fruits, Mango.

9

IBADAN SOUTH-EAST

Laterite

Cassava, Maize, Yam, Cocoyam, Cotton, Timber, Tobacco, Cattle, Vegetables, Citrus, Mango, Pawpaw, Pineapple.

10

IBADAN SOUTH-WEST

Laterite

Cassava, Maize, Yam, Cocoyam, Cotton, Timber, Tobacco, Cattle, Vegetables, Fruits.

11

IBARAPA CENTRAL

Laterite, Iron ore

Cassava, Yam, Maize, Kolanut, Melon, Livestock, Millet

12

IBARAPA EAST

Iron ore, Laterite

Cassava, Yam, Maize, Melon, Palm produce, Date palm, Coconut

13

IBARAPA NORTH

Laterite, Iron ore

Cassava, Yam, Maize, Kolanut, Melon, Livestock, Millet

14

IDDO

Laterite

Cassava, Maize, Cocoyam, Plantain, Cocoa, Timber, Fruits

15

IREPO

Iron ore, Laterite

Cassava, Yam, Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Groundnut, Tobacco, Livestock

16

ISEYIN

Laterite, Kaolin

Cassava, Maize, Yam, Sweet potato, Sorghum, Melon, Cotton, Tobacco, Livestock, Fruits.

17

ITESIWAJU

 

Yam, Groundnut, Cassava, Melon, Fruits

18

IWAJOWA

Quartz, Granite

Yam, Groundnut, Cassava, Melon, Fruits

19

KAJOLA

Laterite, Quartz, Limestone, Granite

Cassava, Maize, Sweet potato, Cocoa, Sorghum, Fruits, Vegetables, Tobacco, Livestock.

20

LAGELU

Laterite

Cassava, Maize, Plantain, Cocoyam, Vegetables, Palm produce, Date palm, Coconut, Fruits, Cocoa, Livestock

21

OGBOMOSHO NORTH

Iron ore, Laterite

Cassava, Yam, Maize, Cocoyam, Sorghum, Plantain, Fruits, Vegetables, Mango, Palm produce, Date palm, Tobacco, Coconut

22

OGBOMOSHO SOUTH

Iron ore, Laterite

Cassava, Yam, Maize, Cocoyam, Sorghum, Plantain, Fruits, (Mango), Vegetables, Palm produce, Date palm, Tobacco, Coconut

23

OGO-OLUWA

Quartz, Laterite

Cassava, Yam, Maize, Cocoyam, Sorghum, Sugarcane, Plantain, Date palm, Livestocks.

24

OLORUNSOGO

Marble

Yam, Fruits

25

ONA-ARA

Ilmenite, Laterite, Quartz, Talc, Feldspar

Cassava, Maize, Cocoyam, Fruits, Timber, Plantain, Kolanut, Cocoa

26

OLUYOLE

Laterite, Quartz, Gemstone, Tourmaline (Aquamarine)

Cassava, Maize, Cocoyam, Citrus, Plantain, Groundnut, Cocoa, Timber

27

ORELOPE

Quartz, Laterite

Cassava, Yam, Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Groundnut, Tobacco, Melon, Livestock

28

ORI-IRE

Marble, Dolomite, Laterite

Cassava, Yam, Plantain Maize Timber, Cocoa, Palm produce

29

OYO-EAST

Laterite

Cassava, Yam, Maize, Sweet potato, Sorghum, Oranges, Mango, Pineapple, Fruits, Plantain, Melon, Cocoa, Palm produce, Date palm, Cotton seed, Tobacco, Timber, Livestock

30

OYO-WEST

 

Cocoa, Cotton seed, Fruits, Melon.

31

SAKI-EAST

Kaolin

Tobacco, Cassava, Yam, Melon

32

SAKI-WEST

Laterite, Kaolin

Cassava, Yam, Cocoyam, Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Melon, Tobacco, Sheanut, Livestock, Locust beans, Soyabeans, Palm produce, Groundnut

33

SURU-LERE

Laterite

Tobacco, Cocoa, Cassava, Yam, Maize, Melon, Sweet potato, Palm produce, Date palm, Cotton seed, Timber, Plantain, Livestock, Vegetables

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