Alimosho local government area is located in the Ikeja division of Lagos state, Southwest Nigeria and is the State’s largest local government area. Alimosho LGA consists of 6 Local Council Development Areas to increase efficiency in Administration and these include Agbado/Okeodo, Ayoba/Ipaja, Egbe/Idinmu, Mosan Okunola, Ikotun/Igando, and Egbeda/Akowonjo.
The population of Alimosho is about 1,113,411 inhabitants with the majority being members of the Yoruba tribe. The commonly spoken languages in the area include Yoruba and English while Christianity and Islam are commonly practiced in the area. Popular landmarks in Alimosho LGA include the Alimosho general hospital and the Alimosho grammar secondary school while festivals held in the area include the Oro, Igunnu, and the Egungun festivals.
Alimosho local government area has an average temperature of 26.5 degrees centigrade with humidity pegged at 80 percent. The two seasons witnessed in the area are the dry and the rainy seasons with total estimated precipitation of the area estimated at 2700 mm. The LGA originates from the Alashua river.
Commerce is a major economic feature in the area with popular markets such as the Ikotun market, the Igando multi-purpose market and the Akesan market attracting thousands of buyers and sellers on a daily basis. Alimosho LGA is also home to several privately and publicly owned institutions such as hotels and banks.
Alimosho Lga was created in 1945 and had members of the Egbado sub division of the Yoruba ethnic group as the original dwellers.
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