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Araromi neighbourhood
Araromi neighbourhood
Sagamu is located in Nigeria
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 6°50′N 3°39′E / 6.833°N 3.650°E / 6.833; 3.650Coordinates: 6°50′N 3°39′E / 6.833°N 3.650°E / 6.833; 3.650
Country Nigeria
StateOgun State
 • Local Government ChairmanOdulate Olashile (APC)
 • Total614 km2 (237 sq mi)
 (2006 census)
 • Total253,412
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix
ISO 3166 codeNG.OG.SH
Roads and Vehicles in Sagamu
Total population
~ 1,132,270 (2011)
Regions with significant populations
Ogun State - 512,750
 · Remo North: 70,470
 · Ikenne: 140,490
 · Shagamu: 301,790 Lagos State - 619,520
 · Ikorodu: 619,520
Christianity · Islam · Yoruba religion

Sagamu or Ishagamu is a conglomeration of thirteen towns located in Ogun State along the Ibu River and Eruwuru Stream between Lagos and Ibadan, founded in the mid 19th century by members of the Remo branch of the Yoruba people[2] in south-western Nigeria . The 13 towns that made it up are : Makun, Offin Sonyindo, Epe, Ibido, Igbepa, Ado, Oko, Ipoji, Batoro, Ijoku, Latawa and Ijagba.[3][4] It is the capital of Remo Kingdom and the paramount ruler of the kingdom - Akarigbo of Remo's palace is in the town of Offin.

The Sagamu region is underlain by major deposits of limestone, which is used in the city's major industry, the production of cement. Agricultural products of the region include cocoa and kola nuts. Sagamu is the largest kola nut collecting center in the country. The kola nut industry supports several secondary industries such as basket and rope manufacturing, which are used to store the kolanuts.

The city was founded in the mid-19th century when several small towns united for purpose of defense during the wars brought about by the fall of the Oyo Empire. Sagamu controlled the trade routes between the ports in the Niger Delta and the Yoruba mainland until the British occupied the city at the end of the 19th century. Sagamu has experienced both population and economic growth since the 1950s due to its position between the cities of Ibadan and Lagos. The population in 1995 was 114,300 but 2007 estimates place it as high as 228,382. The Olabisi Onabanjo University's college of medicine is located in Sagamu.[5]

Sagamu (Offin - Ile) is the new seat of the Akarigbo of Remo ("King" or "Lord" of Remo), the traditional ruler of the Remo Kingdom. The former seat was located in a farther area of Offin. Four ruling families are eligible to wear the beaded crown of the Akarigbo, all descending from the first Oba, Akarigbo, a prince of the house of Oduduwa. The current Akarigbo of Remo land was installed and crowned as King in 2017. Notable areas within Sagamu are Offin, Itunshokun, Sabo, Makun, Ajaka, Makun Station, Isale-oko, Isote, Epe, Soyindo, Surulere, Ijagba, Ewu-Oluwo, Ogijo, Simawa, GRA, Ijokun, Batoro. Ijebu language a subdivision of Yoruba language is spoken in Sagamu


The old Sagamu Local Government has been divided into Three(3) Local Council Development Areas namely Sagamu West LCDA, Sagamu Central LCDA and Sagamu South LCDA.

For Administrative convenience, Sagamu Local Government is divided into (15) Fifteen Political Wards, namely.

  1. Ward 1 – Oko, Epe & Itunla 1
  2. Ward 2 – Oko, Epe Itunla II
  3. Ward 3 – AiyegbamijIjoku
  4. Ward 4 – Sabo 1
  5. Ward 5 – Sabo II
  6. Ward 6 – Itunsokun Oyebajo
  7. Ward 7 – Ijagba
  8. Ward 8 – Latawa
  9. Ward 9 – Ode-lemo
  10. Ward 10 – OgijojIkosi
  11. Ward 11 – Surulere
  12. Ward 12 – Isote
  13. Ward 13 – Simawa
  14. Ward 14 – Agbowa
  15. Ward 15 – Ibidojitun Alara

Notable people[edit]

Photo Gallery of Sagamu[edit]

External links[edit]

Sagamu travel guide from Wikivoyage


  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
  2. ^ "Shagamu | Nigeria". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  3. ^ "Shagamu time now. Local current time and time zone in Shagamu / Ogun / Nigeria - Current-Time.World". Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  4. ^ "Remo Town in Ogun Nigeria Guide". Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  5. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2013-02-10. Retrieved 2007-04-06.