Ogun State

Ogun State (Gateway State)

Executive Governor

Dapo Abiodun


 Deputy Governor

Moimot Salako Oyedele

Creation: Created February 3, 1976.

Capital: Abeokuta

Major Cities : Abeokuta, Ewekoro, Ikenne, Sagamu, Ijebu-Ode, Ilaro,Iperu, Ago- Iwoye, Iperu-Remo

Geographic Profile: Ogun State is a State in South-western Nigeria. It borders Lagos State and Atlantic Ocean to the south, Oyo and Osun States to the North, Ondo State to the east and the Republic of Benin to the west.

Economic Profile: The major food crops include rice, maize, cassava, yam and banana. The main cash crops include cocoa, kola nut, rubber, palm oil and palm kernels. Ogun State is one of the largest producers of kola nut in the country. It also produces timber and rubber on a large scale.  About 20% of its total area is constituted of forest reserve suitable for livestock. Mineral resources available include chalk, phosphate, high quality stones and gravels for construction works.

Ethnic Profile: Ogun State is made up of six ethnic groups: the Egba, the Ijebu, the Remo, the Egbado, the Awori and the Egun. The language of the majority of the people of Ogun State is Yoruba but this is however broken into scores of dialects.

Occupation: The primary occupation of the people is Agriculture and 80 percent of the total land area is arable. The state has an evergreen forest vegetation and the soil is mostly suitable for the cultivation of cash crops such as oil palm, cocoa, rubber, cotton. Cassava ,pineapple, cocoyam, citrus, banana, plantain etc are other food crops produced in the state.

Local Government Areas(LGAs): 21 namely – Abeokuta North, Abeokuta South, Ado-Odo/Ota, Ewekoro, Ifo, Ijebu East, Ijebu North, Ijebu North East, Ijebu Igbo, Ijebu Ode, Ikenne, Imeko Afon, Ipokia, Obafemi Owode, Odogbolu, Odeda, Ogun Waterside, Remo North, Sagamu, Yewa North and  Yewa South.

Raw Materials Distribution in Ogun State

                                                                     OGUN STATE
1 ABEOKUTA NORTH Kaolin, Feldspar, Silica sand, Mica, Granite, Ball clay Maize, Cowpea, Yam, Cocoyam, Orange, Iroko, Bamboo, Oil palm, Cashew, Soya beans, Sugarcane, Coffee, Poultry, Livestock, Cocoa, Fishery, Shrimps, Teak, Obeche, Gmelina.
2 ABEOKUTA SOUTH Kaolin, Feldspar, Silica sand, Mica, Granite, Quartz Maize, Cowpea, Yam, Cocoyam, Fruits, Iroko, Bamboo, Oil palm, Cashew, Sugarcane, Coffee, Poultry, Livestock, Fishery, Cocoa, Timber, Soya beans
3 ADO-ODO/OTA Kaolin, Ball clay, Silica sand Maize, Melon, Yam, Cocoyam, Shrimps, Fishery, Poultry, Livestock, Rice, Oil palm, Sugarcane, Coffee, Plantain, Banana, Cocoa, Iroko, Cowpea, Bamboo
4 EGBADO-NORTH Kaolin, Silica sand, Phosphate, Feldspar Cassava, Maize, Sugarcane, Cowpea, Yam, Beans, Rice, Cocoyam, Poultry, Livestock, Orange, Iroko, Bamboo, Oil palm, Coffee, Fishery, Shrimps, Cocoa, Teak, Obeche, Plantain, Banana.
5 EGBADO-SOUTH Kaolin, Gypsum, Limestone, Silica sand Oil palm, Yam, Cassava, Melon, Beans, Orange, Vegetables, Cowpea, Coffee, Poultry, Livestock, Fishery, Shrimps, Cocoa, Teak, Obeche, Plantain, Banana, Mahogany, Gmelina, Maize.
6 EWEKORO Limestone, Granite, Phosphate, Gypsum Maize, Cassava, Citrus, Fruits, Oranges, Mango
7 IFO Kaolin, Ball clay, Silica sand, Phosphate, Limestone, Gypsum, Laterite Maize, Rice, Soya beans, Oil palm, Cassava, Sugarcane, Cowpea, Cocoyam, Iroko, Bamboo, Coconut, Coffee, Cocoa, Fishery, Shrimps, Poultry, Livestock, Citrus, Fruits, Oranges, Mango
8 IJEBU-NORTH Kaolin, Ball clay, Silica sand Maize, Cowpea, Cocoyam, Yam, Fishery, Fruits, Iroko, Bamboo, Oil palm, Cashew, Sugarcane, Coffee, Poultry, Livestock, Shrimps, Cocoa, Teak, Obeche, Plantain, Banana, Gmelina, Mahogany, Oranges, Mango.
9 IJEBU-NORTH EAST Silica sand, Kaolin, Limestone Cassava, Cocoyam, Beans, Soya beans, Maize.
10 IKENNE Ball clay Rubber, Cassava, Yam, Maize, Timber, Livestock, Kolanut, Fruits, Vegetables, Cocoyam, Melon, Oranges, Mango
11 IMEKO-AFON Phosphate, Feldspar Cocoyam, Cowpea, Yam, Bamboo, Oil palm, Citrus, Fruits, Oranges, Mango.
12 IPOKIA Kaolin, Ball clay Cassava, Melon, Rice, Yam, and Fishery
13 OBAFEMI-OWODE Kaolin, Feldspar, Mica Maize, Rice, Cassava, Citrus, Fruits, Timber, Cocoa, Coffee, Oil palm, Sugarcane, Livestock, Poultry, Oranges, Mango
14 OGUN-WATERSIDE Mica, Silica sand, Bitumen Rice, Maize, Cassava, Yam, Fruits, Timber, Palm produce, Raffia palm, Cocoa, Rubber, Sugarcane, Fishery, Livestock, Shrimps
15 ODEDA Clay Maize, Oil palm, Cassava, Fishery, Poultry, Livestock, Shrimps, Cowpea, Cocoyam, Citrus, Fruits, Iroko, Bamboo, Sugarcane, Coconut, Rice, Cocoa, Plantain, Banana, Teak.
16 ODOGBOLU Clay, Kaolin Cassava, Cocoyam, Yam, Maize, Oil palm, Timber, Kolanut, Citrus, Fruits, Oranges, Mango.
17 REMO-NORTH Kaolin, Ball clay, Silica sand, Limestone Maize, Cocoyam, Beans, Soya beans, Iroko, Bamboo, Oil palm, Coconut, Rice, Cocoa, Sugarcane, Poultry, Livestock, Fishery, Shrimps, Cowpea, Yam, and Cassava.
18 SAGAMU Ball clay Palm produce, Cassava, Maize