Ado-Odo/Ota

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Ado-Odo/Ota
LGA
Ado-Odo/Ota is located in Nigeria
Ado-Odo/Ota
Ado-Odo/Ota
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 6°38′N 3°06′E / 6.633°N 3.100°E / 6.633; 3.100Coordinates: 6°38′N 3°06′E / 6.633°N 3.100°E / 6.633; 3.100
Country  Nigeria
State Ogun State
Area
 • Total 878 km2 (339 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
 • Total 526,565
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 112
ISO 3166 code NG.OG.AO

The Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area is one of the 19 Local Government Areas of Ogun State, Nigeria. It came into existence on May 19, 1989 following the merging of Ota, part of the defunct Ifo/Ota Local Government with Ado-Odo/Igbesa Areas of the Yewa South Local Government. Ado-Odo/Ota borders on metropolitan Lagos. The Local Government Area is the second largest in Ogun State and it is headquartered at Ota (or Otta) at6°41′00″N 3°41′00″E / 6.68333°N 3.68333°E / 6.68333; 3.68333 to the north of the Area. Other towns and cities include Ado-Odo, Agbara, Igbesa, Iju-Ota, Itele, Kooko Ebiye Town, Owode, Sango Ota etc.

It has an area of 878 km² and a population of 526,565 at the 2006 census. Being primarily agrarian in nature, the Local Government Area produces cash and food crops especially cocoa, kola nut, palm oil, coffee, cassava, timber, maize, and vegetables. Mineral resources include kaolin, silica sand, gypsum, and glass sand.[1]

The Local Government is populated mainly by the Awori people, a subset of the Yorubas and the original inhabitants of the area. However, other ethnic groups like Egba settlers, Eguns, and Yewas (Egbados) also live here. There are currently eleven Traditional Obaship institutions in the Local Government Area namely: Olota of Ota, Olofin of Ado-Odo, Oloja Ekun of Igbesa, Onilogbo of Ilogbo, Alagbara of Agbara, Amiro of Ilamiro, Onikooko of Kooko Ebiye, Onikogbo of Ikogbo, Onitekun of Itekun, Onigun of Odan Abuja and Olodan of Odan Abuja Sule.[2]

The Local Government Area boasts a range of cultural, traditional, and historic attractions. One of the most popular is the Egungun (Masquerade) festival in Ota alongside the Oduduwa (Odu'a) festival. There are also shrines such as Ijamido and Ogbodo Shrines. The second oldest storey building in West Africa can be found in Ota, the Vicarage of the St. James Anglican Church built in 1842.[3]

The postal code of the area is 112.[4]

The immediate Executive Chairman is Gboyega Salami.

The Local Government Area is also home to former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and his post-presidential enterprise, Obasanjo Farms located in Ota.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government". Ogun State Ministry of Local Govt. and Chieftancy Affairs. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government". Ogun State Ministry of Local Govt. and Chieftancy Affairs. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government". Ogun State Ministry of Local Govt. and Chieftancy Affairs. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-20.