Irepodun, Kwara

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Irepodun
LGA
Country  Nigeria
State Kwara State
Government
 • Local Government Chairwoman and the Head of the Local Government Council Basira Babalola Mohammed
Population (2006)
 • Total 148,610
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
Website http://www.kwarastate.gov.ng/irepodun/administration.php

Irepodun is a Local Government Area in Kwara State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Omu Aran.

It has an area of 737 km² and a population of 148,610 at the 2006 census. It has very significant Yoruba cultural and historical significance. And is populated by the Igbomina people.

Esiẹ Museum is a museum in Esiẹ, Irepodun. The museum was the first to be established in Nigeria when it opened in 1945. The museum once housed over one thousand tombstone figures or images representing human beings. It is reputed to have the largest collection of soapstone images in the world.[1] In modern times the Esie museum has been the center of religious activities and hosts a festival in the month of April every year.[2]

Another significant town is Oko, which means rock in the Yoruba language. It is a mountainous region with very special and significant rock formations that were thought to have been used by the Yoruba in ancient warfare. Folktales also talk about gods and men with superhuman strength and abilities who fought for the people.

The postal code of the area is 251.[3]

Notable people[edit]

  • Moji Afolayan (1969-), actress
  • David Oyedepo - (Born September 27, 1954) - Presiding Bishop Living Faith Church Worldwide (a.k.a. Winners Chapel)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Esie Museum". All Africa. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tourism". Nigerian Embassy, Budapest, Hungary. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2009.