Ifedayo

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Ifedayo
LGA
Ifedayo is located in Nigeria
Ifedayo
Ifedayo
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 7°57′N 4°59′E / 7.950°N 4.983°E / 7.950; 4.983Coordinates: 7°57′N 4°59′E / 7.950°N 4.983°E / 7.950; 4.983
Country  Nigeria
State Osun State
Government
 • Executive Secretary of the Local Government Area Kunle Ayantoye
Area
 • Total 128 km2 (49 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
 • Total 37,058
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 234
ISO 3166 code NG.OS.IF

Ifedayo is one of the 30 local government areas of Osun State in southwestern Nigeria. It is one of the most recent local government areas to be created.

Its headquarters are in the town of Oke-Ila Orangun.

It has an area of 128 km² and a population of 37,058 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 234.[1]

The people of Ifedayo consist of the Igbomina (or Ogbonna) sub-ethnic group of the Yoruba.

Omo-Oba 'Kunle Ayantoye is the Executive Secretary of the Local Government Area, since February 17, 2011. The Executive Secretary is the Chief Executive Officer of the area and also the Chairman of the Local Government Council which approves the budget and acts as the legislature. He was the CEO of Lepec Shipping Limited, a petroleum products haulage company with headquarters in Lagos and branch office in Port-Harcourt. He has visited many countries on official capacity, amongst these nations include; U.S.A, Canada, U.K, China, Malaysia, Belarus, Ghana etc.

Kunle Ayantoye also doubles at the State ALGON Chairman and Chairman of the South West Forum. He received the National Award for Excellence in Leadership as the "Best Performed Chairman in Nigeria 2013" and also the Nigerian Local Government Development Award as an "Outstanding Chairman in Osun State"

In addition to Oke-Ila Orangun, another major town in the local government area is Ora-Igbomina (often referred to as Ora) which lies to the northeast. The local government secretariat is located a few miles north of Oke-Ila Orangun, but other administrative buildings are located in Ora.

Notable paramount rulers in Ifedayo LG includes The Orangun of Oke-Ila, The Asaooni of Ora-Igbomina and The Akesin of Ora-Igbomina.

Tourist attractions includes the Ayinkunugba Falls; which is a waterfall of over 80m high that can be used to generate electricity.

Notable indigenes from Ifedayo includes Professor Sola Adeyeye, Surv T.J Atolagbe, Hon Biodun Idowu, Pa Osundina, Omo-oba 'Kunle Ayantoye among others.

There are several other small towns and villages in the local government area, most of which lie west of Oke-Ila Orangun.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-20.