Ifako-Ijaiye

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Ifako-Ijaiye
Local Government Area & City
Location in Lagos
Location in Lagos
Coordinates: 06°41′05″N 03°17′20″E / 6.68472°N 3.28889°E / 6.68472; 3.28889Coordinates: 06°41′05″N 03°17′20″E / 6.68472°N 3.28889°E / 6.68472; 3.28889
Country  Nigeria
State Lagos
Created October 1, 1996
Government
 • Sole Administrator Babatunde I.Q. Rajh-Label
Area
 • Land 17 sq mi (43 km2)
Population (2006)
 • Total 427,878
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Ifako-Ijaiye is a city and local government area in Lagos, Nigeria. It has a land area of 43 square kilometres (17 sq mi) and had a population of 427,878 people in 2006.

The current chairman is Babatunde I.Q. Rajh-Label (a.k.a. BIQ).

History[edit]

The Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government was created along with 183 other local governments on October 1, 1996 by General Sani Abacha, the then military head of state. It was carved out of Agege Local Government, with headquarters in Ifako. The 1991 census found the majority of inhabitants to be Yoruba. Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government is a border suburb town as it shares border with Ogun State. The major settlements are Ogba-Ijaiye, Ifako, Oke-Ira, Iju-Ishaga, Obawole, Iju-Ogundimu Fagba, Agege Pen Cinema among others.

The past leaders of the Local Government are: Engr. Richard Akinpelu (late) Alh. Ma'rufdeen Adeola Adefolabi (late) Hon. Demola Doherty Hon. (Apostle) Oloruntoba Oke

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode appointed Babatunde I.Q. Rajh-Label as Sole Administrator of the Local Government in June, 2016. Election was held on July 22, 2017 throughout the 20 Local Government Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas of Lagos State. Hon (Apostle) Oloruntoba Oke was duly elected and sworn in as the Executive Chairman for a second term by the State Governor, His Excellency, Gov Akinwunmi Ambode,

Transport[edit]

The city is served by Agbado station,[1] located in the Local Council of Agbado-Oke Odo.[2] and part of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit project.

Management[edit]

Sole Administrator - Babatunde I.Q. Rajh-Label Head of Administration - Mr. Abdul-raheem Adewunmi Ogunbambi Council Treasurer - Mrs. Atinuke Shekan-Olaosegba

Sole Administrator's Activities So Far[edit]

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