Ijebu North

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Ijebu North
LGA
Ijebu North is located in Nigeria
Ijebu North
Ijebu North
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 6°57′N 4°00′E / 6.950°N 4.000°E / 6.950; 4.000Coordinates: 6°57′N 4°00′E / 6.950°N 4.000°E / 6.950; 4.000
Country  Nigeria
State Ogun State
Area
 • Total 967 km2 (373 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
 • Total 284,336
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 120
ISO 3166 code NG.OG.IJ

Ijebu North is a Local Government Area in Ogun State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Ijebu Igbo at 6°57′N 4°00′E / 6.950°N 4.000°E / 6.950; 4.000.

It has an area of 967 km² and a population of 284,336 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 120.[1]

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: Ijebu Igbo, 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.

The title of the traditional ruler of the town is called Orimolusi of Ijebu Igbo. The seat of the King is vacant at the moment.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Retrieved 2009-10-20.