Yewa North

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Yewa North
Egbado North
Yewa North is located in Nigeria
Yewa North
Yewa North
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 7°09′N 2°55′E / 7.150°N 2.917°E / 7.150; 2.917Coordinates: 7°09′N 2°55′E / 7.150°N 2.917°E / 7.150; 2.917
Country  Nigeria
State Ogun State
 • Type Democratic
 • Executive Council Chairman
 • Total 2,087 km2 (806 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
 • Total 181,826
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 111
ISO 3166 code NG.OG.EN

Yewa North (formerly Egbado North) is a Local Government Area in the west of Ogun State, Nigeria bordering the Republic of Benin. Its headquarters are in the town of Aiyetoro (or Ayetoro) at7°14′00″N 3°02′00″E / 7.23333°N 3.03333°E / 7.23333; 3.03333 in the north-east of the Area.

It has an area of 2,087 km² and a population of 181,826 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 111.[1]

Aiyetoro, established around 1813, is one of the founding cites that formed Ogun State in the mid-1970s. It hosts one of the best secondary school in the old Western Region - Comprehensive High School, Aiyetoro. Which currently falls within Yewa North. The town also has a higher education institution, Olabisi Onabanjo University (Aiyetoro), which will due to be upgraded to a full University of Agriculture.

The current senatorial district representative is Senator Kola Bajomo.

Notable citizens are Wale Bajomo, Professor Olu Owolabi, Dr Rasheed Okuola, Pa Kujenya,

The area is noted for its agricultural products as most citizens are farmers.

Notable Settlements in the area include Ayetoro Yewa, Oja-Odan Yewa, Ohunbe Yewa, Ikotun Yewa, Mosan Yewa, Ebute-Igbooro Yewa, Igua Yewa, Ibese Yewa, Iboro, Sawonjo, Joga-Orile, Igan-okoto, Igan Alade, Imasai, Igbogila, Idofio, Imeko. Obelle Yewa

Notable Rivers

Yewa river which flows through Yewa South and Ado-Odo to Atlantic Ocean

It has many Communities such as Ohunbe Yewa, Obelle Yewa, Mosan Yewa and Ijoun Yewa which serve as boundary between Nigeria and Republic of Benin, though all these communities have been asking Federal Government of Nigeria to consider there developments more important. These communities have been clamouring for provision of good roads, drinkable water supply, health centre as many of the inhabitants usually travel far to neighbouring Republic Benin community such as Ipobe to seek medical attention. Lack of basic amenities in community like Mosan Yewa becomes serious social problem as inhabitants find it difficult to have access to good living.


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