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|• Local Government Chairman and the Head of the Local Government Council||Bayo Adekoya|
|• Total||967 km2 (373 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (WAT)|
|3-digit postal code prefix|
|ISO 3166 code||NG.OG.IJ|
It has an area of 967 km² and a population of 284,336 at the 2006 census.
The local government was established in 1979 and has its headquarters at Ijebu Igbo. It is bounded by Oluyole Local Government of Oyo State in the north, in the west by Ijebu East Local Government, in the south by Ijebu North East, Odogbolu and Ijebu Ode Local Government, and in the east by Ikenne Local Government. The region is partitioned into local wards Atikori, Oke-Agbo, Ojowo/Japara, Oke-Sopen, Ome, Oru-awa-ilaporu, Osun and Ago-Iwoye urban I, Ago-Iwoye urban II, Ako-Onigbagbo Gelete, and Mamu/Ehin-Etiri.
It plays host to Olabisi Onabanjo University (Annex campus).
This region is peopled by the Ijebus, who live in the following major towns: Ago-Iwoye, Oru, Awa, Ilaporu, etc. There are several markets in the town but the most popular of them all is Station Market. Also several indigenes of the town engage in timber business so there are many sawmills in the town.