Nigeria // //

Dapo Abiodun

Executive Governor

Noimot Salako-Oyedele

Deputy Governor


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.


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.



Major Cities

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.
Local Govt Areas
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.