About Mushin Local Government Area (L.G.A)

Mushin local government area is one of the twenty LGAs in Lagos state, Southwest geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The headquarters of the LGA are domiciled in the Palm Avenue district of Mushin Area. Mushin LGA is bordered by popular areas such as Oshodi, Somolu, Surulere and Agege. Mushin LGA hosts the Odi/Olowo/Ojuwoye Local Council Development Area and is made up of several districts such as Palm Avenue, Matori Industrial estate, Ladipo, Amu, Idi oro, Itire, Ajeano, and Isolo road. The population of Mushin LGA is put at an estimated 503,492 inhabitants with the area hosting members of diverse ethnic affiliations. The Yoruba and Pidgin English languages are commonly spoken in the LGA while the religions of Islam and Christianity are practiced in the area. Traditional rulers in Mushin LGA include the Olu of Mushin Oba and the Onitire of Itire while notable landmarks in Mushin LGA include the Lagos state University Teaching Hospital and the Federal Institute of Industrial Research and Organization.


Mushin LGA has an average temperature of 26 degrees centigrade and an average wind speed of 10 km/h. The area witnesses two distinct seasons which are the dry and the rainy seasons while the total precipitation in the LGA is put at an estimated 2470 mm of rainfall per annum.


Trade flourishes in Mushin LGA with the area hosting the Daleko rice market which is the largest rice market in West Africa and the Idi oro fruits market. Mushin LGA also hosts several banks, industries, hotels, restaurants, and government institutions.


The Present day Mushin LGA was created in the year 1991.

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