Oyo State (Pace Setter)
Engr. Rauf Aderemi Olaniyan
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
|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.|
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|
|Cassava, Yam, Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Groundnut, Tobacco, Melon, Livestock|
Marble, Dolomite, Laterite
|Cassava, Yam, Plantain Maize Timber, Cocoa, Palm produce|
|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|