Gbonyin

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Gbonyin
Country Nigeria
StateEkiti State
CapitalOde-Ekiti
Government
 • TypeDemocratic Government
 • Local Government Chairwoman and the Head of the Local Government CouncilFunke Odunlade
 • Local Government SecretaryOmoniyi Ebenezer
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Aiyekire (or Gbonyin) is a Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Nigeria.

The Geographical entity known as Gbonyin Local Government was created in October 1, 1996 out of Ekiti East Local Government having High Chief Zacheaus Adebowale Ofi as the pioneer chairman. Upon the creation of Ekiti State in October 1, 1996, Gbonyin Local Government (officially named Ayekire in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria) is one of the sixteen Local Government created with the headquarters at Ode Ekiti.

The Local Government is predominantly a homogenous society and carefully populated by Yoruba speaking people of the South West Zone of Nigeria. The Religions are mainly Christian and Islamic while a percentage of the people are Traditional religion worshipers.

The Local Government is made up of 8 major towns and several villages. All the towns have recognized traditional rulers (Obas).

Major towns[edit]

Ode Ekiti
Agbado Ekiti
Imesi Ekiti
Aisegba Ekiti
Egbe Ekiti
Ijan Ekiti
Iluomoba Ekiti
Iro Ekiti.

Villages[edit]

Aba Baale
Aba Jioba
Ugboeku
Oke Afa
Onibedo Camp
Alarierin
Surulere Camp
Aba Oka
Oguniyi
Aba Oka
Isarun Better Life Road
Ilupeju
Imoru Mayegun
The Apostolic Church, Alarudu
Ologoji Farm Settlement
Momo Farm Settlement
Iro Ayeteju; Ijege/Oke Agbani
Iro-Ayeteju/Egbe; Aponyinbo
Odi-Olowo
Apomo
Ese
Sakunmi
Olorunda amongst others.

Population & Geographical Landscape:

The Local Government Council Area was located in the North Eastern part of Ekiti State and covers about 391 kilometer squares. The local government shared territorial boundaries with seven local government viz; Ise/Emure, Ekiti East, Ikole, Irepodun/Ifelodun and Ado Ekiti Local government in Ekiti State, and Akoko-North/West Local government of Ondo State.

The local government council secretariat was located in the East of Ode Ekiti via the Egbe-Isinbode road. According to the 2006 National Population Census figure, the total population of the local government was 147,999; Male: 75,459; Female: 72,734.

Commerce & Industries[edit]

The thriving industries in the local government include Timber/Saw mills, rice processing, Garri processing, Palm oil, Kernel processing, Block making, Bakeries, Furnitures, Petrol Stations, Hotels, Printing Press and Banking.

Furthermore, the youths in the local government area are engaged in motor cycle repair, carpentry, fashion designing, hair dressing, small farm holds and petty trading, commercial motorcycle transportation called Okada etc.

Places of interest in the Local Government include:

  • Little Ose/Ogbe Dam
  • Oloke Rock at Ode
  • Forest Reserve at Egbe
  • Apariko Dam at Aisegba
  • Omi Agbahan at Iluomoba
  • Orisa Gbamo at Agbado
  • Ujilogun at Ijan

Education[edit]

There are 46 public primary schools, 18 private nursery and primary schools, 12 public secondary schools, 13 private secondary schools in the local government.

Public primary schools[edit]

  • Lower Holy Trinity, Aisegba Ekiti
  • Upper Holy Trinity, Aisegba Ekiti
  • St. James Primary School, Imesi Ekiti
  • St. Paul’s Primary School, Ijan Ekiti
  • Methodist Primary School, Egbe Ekiti
  • St. Mary’s Primary School, Ode Ekiti
  • St. James Primary School, Ijan Ekiti
  • Methodist Primary School, Ode Ekiti
  • Lower Emmanuel Primary School, Agbado Ekiti
  • St. Luke Primary School, Iro Ekiti
  • St. Cyprian Primary School, Aisegba Ekiti
  • St. John Primary School, Ode Ekiti
  • St. Michael Primary School, Iluomoba Ekiti
  • St. Paul’s Primary School, Agbado Ekiti
  • St. Peter’s Primary School, Iluomoba
  • Upper Emmanuel Primary School, Agbado Ekiti
  • L. A. Odiolowo, Imesi Ekiti
  • St. Saviour Primary School, iro Ayeteju Ekiti
  • Community primary School, Bolorunduro, Aisegba Ekiti
  • Community Primary School, Ilupeju, Ijan
  • A.U.D. Primary School Agbado ekiti
  • A.U.D. Primary School, Ode Ekiti
  • CAC Primary School, Ausegba Ekiti
  • Community Primary School, Ajebamidele, Iluomoba
  • Community Primary School, Olorunda, Imesi Ekiti
  • St. Francis Primary School, Imesi Ekiti
  • Community Primary School, Iploe Agbado ekiti
  • CAC Primary School, Imesi Ekiti
  • St. Silas Primary School, Ijan Ekiti
  • AUD Primary School, Aisegba Ekiti
  • CAC Primary School, Egbe Ekiti
  • Community Primary School, Agbonkoji, Egbe Ekiti
  • Muslim Primary School, Ijan Ekiti
  • St. John Primary School, Iluomoba Ekiti
  • St. Victor Primary School, Aisegba Ekiti
  • St Michael Primary School Ode Ekiti
  • Community Primary School, Surulere Ode Ekiti
  • Community Primary School, Aponu, Imesi Ekiti
  • CAC Primary School, Iluomoba Ekiti
  • C&S Primary School, Aisegba Ekiti
  • C&S Primary School Agbado ekiti
  • St. Ang. Primary School, Ijan Ekiti
  • CAC Primary School, Iro Ekiti
  • Community Primary School, Abajioba, Ode Ekiti
  • Celestial Primary School, Aisegba Ekiti
  • CAC Ijan Ekiti

Private Primary Schools[edit]

  • Sterling Nursery and Primary School, Ode Ekiti
  • United Nursery and Primary School, Ode Ekiti
  • Gofamint Nursery and Primary School, Ode Ekiti
  • Christ Majesty Nursery and Primary School, Ode Ekiti
  • God’s Grace Nursery and Primary School, Aisegba Ekiti
  • Jobabeg Primary School, Aisegba Ekiti
  • Ife Oluwa Nursery and Primary School, Aisegba Ekiti
  • Excellent Gateway Nursery and Primary School, Aisegba Ekiti
  • Oluwafunmilayo Nursery and Primary School, Imesi Ekiti
  • Toluwa Nursery and Primary School, Imesi Ekiti
  • Emmanuel Nursery and Primary School, Agbado Ekiti
  • Titilola Nursery and Primary School, Agbado Ekiti
  • Bosotos Nursery and Primary School, Agbado Ekiti
  • Scyro Nursery and Primary School, Agbado Ekiti
  • Life Nursery and Primary School, Agbado Ekiti
  • Oluwaseyi Nursery and Primary School, Egbe Ekiti
  • Omotola Nursery and Primary School, Iluomoba Ekiti
  • Ranti Nursery and Primary School, Iluomoba Ekiti
  • Over To God Nursery and Primary School, Egbe-Ekiti

Public Secondary Schools[edit]

  • Ode High School, Ode Ekiti
  • Aisegba Community Grammar School, Aisegba Ekiti
  • Ojugbaye Comprehensive High School, Imesi Ekiti
  • Ijanmodu Comprehensive High School, Ijan Ekiti
  • Ileowuro High School, Agbado Ekiti
  • Community Grammar School, Iulomoba Ekiti\
  • Methodist High School, Egbe Ekiti
  • Comprehensive High School, Aisegba Ekiti
  • Sola Babalola Memorial High School, Iro Ekiti
  • Ayeteju Comprehensive High School, Iro Ekiti
  • Ayo Daramola Grammar School, Ijan Ekiti
  • New Era College, Ode Ekiti

Private Secondary Schools[edit]

  • Faith and Love College, Ode Ekiti
  • Tasco Secondary School, Ode Ekiti
  • Amazing Grace Secondary School, Ode Ekiti
  • Christ the Answer College, Aisegba Ekiti
  • JOBABEC Secondary School, Aisegba Ekiti
  • God Grace Secondary School, Aisegba Ekiti
  • Christ International College, Agbado Ekiti
  • Royal Academic College, Agbado Ekiti

Health Care[edit]

The Gbonyin Local Government Area has two (2) General Hospitals, one at Ijan-Ekiti and the other at Ode-Ekiti. The Health Facilities in the local government are:

1.  Comprehensive Health Centre, Ode Ekiti
2.  Comprehensive Health Centre, Agbado Ekiti
3.  Comprehensive Health Centre, Aisegba Ekiti
4.  Comprehensive Health Centre, Imesi Ekiti
5.  Comprehensive Health Centre, Ijan Ekiti
6.  Basic Health Centre, Ode Ekiti
7.  Basic Health Centre, Agbado Ekiti
8.  Basic Health Centre, Ipole
9.  Basic Health Centre, Aisegba Ekiti
10. Basic Health Centre, Bolorunduro
11. Basic Health Centre, Iluomoba Ekiti
12. Basic Health Centre, Ajebamidele
13. Basic Health Centre, Ijan Ekiti II
14. Basic Health Centre, Ilupeju
15. Basic Health Centre, Egbe Ekiti
16. Basic Health Centre, Iro Ekiti
17. Basic Health Centre, Iro Ayeteju
18. Staff Clinic
19. Model Health Centre, Ode Ekiti
The Private Hospitals in Gbonyin Local Government Area are:
1.  Opeyemi Clinic and Maternity, Agbado-Ekiti
2.  Biotom Medical Clinic and Maternity, Aisegba Ekiti
3.  Evangelic Church of West Africa (ECWA) Hospital, Egbe Ekiti
4.  Biotom Medical Clinic and Maternity, Ijan Ekiti
5.  Oluseyi Clinic and Maternity, Iluomoba Ekiti
6.  Ile Olaolu Clinic, Imesi Ekiti


The postal code of the area is 370.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on November 26, 2012. Retrieved 2009-10-20.