List of 33 Local Governments In Oyo State

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List of 33 local governments in oyo state Nigeria
List of 33 local governments in oyo state Nigeria

Ibadan, the biggest city in Nigeria is the capital of Oyo state that has 4.2% Nigerian partitioned areas to proudly call local governments in Oyo state.

In school, the list of state and capital in Nigeria became an area of concentration, for the simplest and shortest primary school test to even job interview computer based tests.

But before then, it was popular knowledge to our ancestors that regions existed before the emergence of local governments.

From multiplication, or should I say re productivity of four regions from a founding number of three, a propagation that metamorphosed to 36 states and capital in Nigeria; without an exclusion of Oyo state.

The division of the country into “politically autonomous states” as chambers defined partitioning, that is a trait or feature not exclusive to the segmented 36 states but also to these states resulting to local governments and wards in each segments.

Oyo state, one of the triplets we know belonging to the south west region, is a partitioned state consisting of 33 local governments and 600 wards.

Oyo State Government Profile and Overview

No doubts, Oyo state is one of the largest states in Nigeria.

Prior to what Oyo state is now, it was reputed to be an empire, Oyo empire to be precise and ruled during the 1650s to middle 1700.

Oyo state government and local governments in Oyo state

Oyo was said to be ‘the most important and authoritative of all the Yoruba land. Oduduwa, the father of Yorubas, the great ancestor of our land founded Oyo on one of his migration trips.

His son soon ruled over Oyo as the first ruler ever had in Oyo, hence the title, Alaafin of Oyo (iku baba yeye).

Thanks to Alaafin Orompoto who transformed the considered minor state, but famous trading center, then to a military fortified empire.

Alaafin Abiodun was hell bent on building a stronger economy and turned deaf ears and blind eyes to other sectors, little did he know the built reputation was waning.

Constant fights between the Iyalode, Otunba, Balogun, and other chiefs continued in the chamber, without a future of settlement, until they heard a cry of ‘ogun wo lu o’.

The fulanis, one of the ethnic groups in Nigeria had invaded, the people who could run ran further to the south with whatever history they could and the name, Oyo; which we proudly call Oyo state today.

Oyo state government also comprise of the executive, legislative, and judiciary arm of government, dancing to the tune of the Nigerian government structure.

Ever since it’s carving from the western state in the year 1976, Oyo state government has seen 3 executive governors, 4 administrators, and 11 governors and the present Governor Seyi Makinde on her throne.

Did you know that the pioneer of creating states and capital in Nigeria is Gen. Yakubu Gowon? He created 17 states, during the military regime in Nigeria. Later, others like Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and others added to the list.

List of 33 Local Governments In Oyo State Alphabetically

How many local governments are in Oyo State? and How many wards? There are 600 wards and 33 LGA’s.

Below are the list of 33 local governments in Oyo state and the names of local government chairmen in Oyo state.

1. AFIJIO

Although carved out of the old Oyo local government area in the year 1989, Afijio is one of the local governments in Oyo state. It has its headquarters at Jobele.

It is home to the Ilora Farm settlement, Ese Oloja Hill, Ifaniyi Hill, Kutanti Shrine, Sogidi Lake.

  • Local government chairman: Adeniyi Samuel Aderemi.
  • Number of wards: 10.
  • Website: info@afijiogov.ng.

2. AKINYELE

Akinyele is inclusive of the eleven local governments settled under the capital of Oyo state, Ibadan.

It is said to be named after late Isaac Babalola Akinyele, the late Olubadan. It has its headquarters at Moniya.

  • Local government chairman: Mukaila Abiola Ambali.
  • Wards: 12.

3. ATIBA

Alimosho was created in the year 1996. It has its headquarters located at Ofa Mefa.

  • Local government chairman: Honourable Okeniyi Gbolagade
  • Wards: 10.

4. ATISBO

This is also one of the local governments in Oyo state and it was created in year 1996.

  • Local government chairman: Honorable Wasiu Owolabi.
  • Wards: 10.

5. EGBEDA

Egbeda is one of the local governments in Oyo state.

  • Local government chairman: Akeem Akintunde Sodiq.
  • Wards: 11.
  • Postal Code: 200109.

6. IBADAN NORTH

Ibadan North is another one of the local governments in Oyo state and was founded in the year 1991. This local government is home to University of Ibadan and Polythenic of Ibadan.

Ever heard of Agodi Gardens? The headquarter of this local government is located at Agodi.

  • Local government chairman: Alhaji Adegoke Basah.
  • Wards: 12.

7. IBADAN NORTH EAST

Ibadan North East is one of the local government areas in Oyo state and was created in year 1991. Its headquarters is located at the famous Iwo road.

  • Local government chairman: Olalekan Rasheed Afuye.
  • Wards: 12.

8. IBADAN NORTH WEST

Ibadan North West is also known as one of the local government areas Oyo state. Its headquarters is located at the famous Dugbe.

This local government houses the first skyscraper in Oyo state, Heritage mall, and The Arena.

  • Local government chairman:  Bashorun Mojeed Biodun Ajuwon.
  • Wards: 11.

9. IBADAN SOUTH EAST

This is also one of the local governments in Oyo state with headquarters . It was also founded in year 1991.

  • Local government chairman: Abimbola Ibrahim Omiyale.
  • Ward: 12.

10. IBADAN SOUTH WEST

Ibadan south west is a local government area in Oyo state. History dates its creation to year 1991. It has its headquarters in Oluyole.

  • Local government chairman: Taorid Bolaji.
  • Wards: 12.

More Oyo State Local Government Areas and Their Chairmen

Of the 774 local governments in Nigeria, Oyo state government preside over 33 local governments.

The list of oyo state LGA’s continues.

11. IBARAPA CENTRAL

Oyo state local governments would not be complete if the Ibarapas; that also make up Oyo state indigenes, are not mentioned.

Ibarapa Central was carved out in oyo state in the year 1996. Ibarapa Central is one of the local governments in Oyo state.

  • Local government chairman: Ibrahim Habeeb Adegoke.
  • Wards: 10.

12. IBARAPA EAST

Ibarapa East is one of the local government areas of Oyo state and was founded in year 1989.

  • Local government chairman: Raji Rauf Adeleke.
  • Wards: 10.

13. IBARAPA NORTH

Ibarapa North is one of the local governments in Oyo state, was created in the year 1999. The ibarapas are said to dominate this local government area.

  • Local government chairman: Okediran Biyi Samuel.
  • Wards: 10.

14. IDO

Ido is also one of the local governments in Oyo state. It was founded in year 1989.

  • Local government chairman: Honorable Wahab Oladejo.
  • Wards: 6.

15. IREPO

Irepo is not excluded from the local governments of Oyo state. This particular local government area was carved out in year 1976.

  • Local government chairman: Alhaji Adediran Asifu.
  • Wards: 10.

16. ISEYIN

To pacify the atmosphere around heated argument that Iseyin is not Ibadan…hmmm…well you see Iseyin is not Ibadan but it became one of the local governments in Oyo state immediately it was created in year 1976.

  • Local government chairman: Akanno Abolade Yekeen.
  • Wards: 11.

17. ITESIWAJU

Itesiwaju, translating ‘progress’ in English, is another one of the local governments in Oyo state. It was created in year 1996.

  • Local government chairman: Adeagbo Adeniyi Abiodun.
  • Wards: 10.

18. IWAJOWA

Iwajowa is one of the local governments in Oyo state and was established in year 1996.

  • Local government chairman: Alhaji Gbadamosi Lateef Adeoye.
  • Wards: 10.

19. KAJOLA

Kajola is also known as one of Oyo’s local government areas was created in year 1976.

  • Local government chairman:  Babs Moses Olawoyin.
  • Wards: 11.

20. LAGELU

“Lagelu a e o e, Lagelu FM”…that song goes but Lagelu is not just the name of a radio station in Oyo state but also a local government.

Lagelu was also created in 1976.

  • Local government chairman: Aransi Akeem.
  • Wards: 14.

21. OGO OLUWA

Ogo oluwa is one of LGA’s in Oyo state carved out in year 1991.

  • Local government chairman: Jesutoye Olayinka.
  • Wards: 10.

22. OGBOMOSO NORTH

Also created in the year 1991, Ogbomoso North is one of the local government areas in Oyo state.

A landmark in Ogbomoso North Local government is Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. You can learn more about the school and courses offered in Lautech.

  • Local government chairman: Olamijuwonlo Alao Akala.
  • Wards: 10.

23. OGBOMOSO SOUTH

Ogbomoso South was created in year 1976.

  • Local government chairman:
  • Wards: 10.

24. OLORUNSOGO

Olorunsogo, one of the local government areas in Oyo state, was created in the year 1996.

  • Local government chairman: Evangelist Ogunride Williams Gbenjo.
  • Wards: 10.

25. OLUYOLE

This is undeniably one of the local governments in Oyo state and was created in year 1976.

  • Local government chairman: Prince Aleshinloye Abbas Ayodele.
  • Wards: 10.

26. OORELOPE

Oorelope is one of the local governments in Oyo state. It was created in year 1989.

  • Local government chairman: Honorable Ogunlade Samuel Adegoke.
  • Wards: 10.

27. ONA ARA

Ona Ara is another local government in Oyo state and was founded in year 1989.

  • Local government chairman: Ogunkunle Biliaminu.
  • Wards: 11.

28. ORIRE

Orire is one of the local governments in Oyo state, it was established in year 1989.

  • Local government chairman: Odekanmi Odeyinka Ishola.
  • Wards: 10.

29. OYO EAST

Oyi East is also and LGA in Oyo state. It was created in year 1996.

  • Local government chairman:  Babatunde Abiodun Adebayo.
  • Wards: 10.

30. OYO WEST

This is also one of the local governments in Oyo state. It was also established in year 1996.

  • Local government chairman: Honorable Tajudeen Adedeji Adebisi.
  • Wards: 10.

31. SAKI EAST

History dates the creation of Saki East local government area to year 1996.

  • Local government chairman: Alhaji Salawu Maruf.
  • Wards: 11.

32. SAKI WEST

Saki West is one of the local governments in Oyo state. History also dates its creation to year 1996, just as its sister Saki East.

  • Local government chairman: Akano Nathaniel Idowu.
  • Wards: 11.

33. SURULERE

Yes, Surulere is last on the list of the 33 local governments in Oyo state. It is one of the Oyo state local governments created in year 1989.

  • Local government chairman: Ibrahim Gbodeniyin.
  • Wards: 10.

Map of Oyo State Showing the Local Government Areas.

Below is the map of Oyo state showing all the 33 local government areas.

the map of oyo state showing local government areas

Also Read: The list of local governments in Imo state

Summary Notes On Local Government Areas In Oyo State

As small or big the number of local government of any state in Nigeria is, their functions cannot be neglected.

Local government are created and appointed a chairman to help the government provide social amenities and security to citizens at the grass root.

The formation of the Nigeria government is not complete without mentioning Local government areas and their wards.

We hope that this list of LGA’s in Oyo state has been helpful. If you find it informative, please like, share and don’t forget to drop your comment.

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