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Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde

Executive Governor

Bayo Lawal

Deputy Governor


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.


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



Major Cities

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
Local Govt Areas
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