About Ileoluji/okeigbo Local Government Area (L.G.A)

Ileiloju/Okeigbo local government area is in Ondo state which is in the South-west geopolitical divison of Nigeria. Ileoluji /Okeigbo LGA shares boundaries with Ondo, Idanre, and Ipetu Ijesha. The headquarters of the LGA are in the town of Ile Oluji with the LGA comprising of towns and villages such as Agunla, Akinsulure, Oloronbo, Awopeju, Oloruntele, Bamkemo, Lisamikan, and Ileoliji. The estimated population of Ileoluji/Okeigbo LGA is put at 179,633 inhabitants with the vast majority of the area’s dwellers being members of the Yoruba ethnic group. The Yoruba language is commonly spoken in Ileoluji/Okeigbo LGA while Christianity and Islam are the commonly practiced religions in the LGA. Prominent traditional rulers in Ileoluji/okeigbo LGA include the Jegun Olu Ekun of Ile Oluji while the notable landmarks in the area include the Federal Polytechnic Ileoluji. A number of festivals are held in Ileoluji/Okeigbo LGA and these include the New yam and the Lijebu festivals.


Ileoluji/Okeigbo LGA covers a total area of 698 square kilometres and has an average temperature of 26 degrees centigrade. The LGA hosts a number of hills such as the Ikeji and Otasun hills. The average humidity level of the Ileoluji/Okeigbo LGA is 66 percent while the area has the Oni, Okurughu and Awo rivers flowing through its territory.


Agriculture is the economic mainstay of the majority of the dwellers of Ileoluji/okeigbo LGA with crops such as oil palm, cassava, yam, cocoa, rubber, and kolanut grown in fairly large quantities within the area. Other important economic enterprises undertaken by the people of Ileoluji/Okeigbo LGA include lumbering, trade and blacksmithing.                                                     


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