Ogun State

Ogun State (Gateway State)

 Executive Governor

 
Mr Ibikunle Amosun

 

 Deputy Governor


 
Mrs Yetunde Abosede Onanuga

Creation: Created February 3, 1976.

Capital: Abeokuta

Major Cities : Abeokuta, Ewekoro, Ikenne, Sagamu, Ijebu-Ode, Ilaro,Iperu, Ago- Iwoye, Iperu-Remo

Geographic Profile: Ogun State is a State in South-western Nigeria. It borders Lagos State and Atlantic Ocean to the south, Oyo and Osun States to the North, Ondo State to the east and the Republic of Benin to the west.

Economic Profile: The major food crops include rice, maize, cassava, yam and banana. The main cash crops include cocoa, kola nut, rubber, palm oil and palm kernels. Ogun State is one of the largest producers of kola nut in the country. It also produces timber and rubber on a large scale.  About 20% of its total area is constituted of forest reserve suitable for livestock. Mineral resources available include chalk, phosphate, high quality stones and gravels for construction works.

Ethnic Profile: Ogun State is made up of six ethnic groups: the Egba, the Ijebu, the Remo, the Egbado, the Awori and the Egun. The language of the majority of the people of Ogun State is Yoruba but this is however broken into scores of dialects.

Occupation: The primary occupation of the people is Agriculture and 80 percent of the total land area is arable. The state has an evergreen forest vegetation and the soil is mostly suitable for the cultivation of cash crops such as oil palm, cocoa, rubber, cotton. Cassava ,pineapple, cocoyam, citrus, banana, plantain etc are other food crops produced in the state.

Local Government Areas(LGAs): 21 namely - Abeokuta North, Abeokuta South, Ado-Odo/Ota, Ewekoro, Ifo, Ijebu East, Ijebu North, Ijebu North East, Ijebu Igbo, Ijebu Ode, Ikenne, Imeko Afon, Ipokia, Obafemi Owode, Odogbolu, Odeda, Ogun Waterside, Remo North, Sagamu, Yewa North and  Yewa South.

Raw Materials Distribution in Ogun State

                                                                     OGUN STATE

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

ABEOKUTA NORTH

Kaolin, Feldspar, Silica sand, Mica, Granite, Ball clay

Maize, Cowpea, Yam, Cocoyam, Orange, Iroko, Bamboo, Oil palm, Cashew, Soya beans, Sugarcane, Coffee, Poultry, Livestock, Cocoa, Fishery, Shrimps, Teak, Obeche, Gmelina.

2

ABEOKUTA SOUTH

Kaolin, Feldspar, Silica sand, Mica, Granite, Quartz

Maize, Cowpea, Yam, Cocoyam, Fruits, Iroko, Bamboo, Oil palm, Cashew, Sugarcane, Coffee, Poultry, Livestock, Fishery, Cocoa, Timber, Soya beans

3

ADO-ODO/OTA

Kaolin, Ball clay, Silica sand

Maize, Melon, Yam, Cocoyam, Shrimps, Fishery, Poultry, Livestock, Rice, Oil palm, Sugarcane, Coffee, Plantain, Banana, Cocoa, Iroko, Cowpea, Bamboo

4

EGBADO-NORTH

Kaolin, Silica sand, Phosphate, Feldspar

Cassava, Maize, Sugarcane, Cowpea, Yam, Beans, Rice, Cocoyam, Poultry, Livestock, Orange, Iroko, Bamboo, Oil palm, Coffee, Fishery, Shrimps, Cocoa, Teak, Obeche, Plantain, Banana.

5

EGBADO-SOUTH

Kaolin, Gypsum, Limestone, Silica sand

Oil palm, Yam, Cassava, Melon, Beans, Orange, Vegetables, Cowpea, Coffee, Poultry, Livestock, Fishery, Shrimps, Cocoa, Teak, Obeche, Plantain, Banana, Mahogany, Gmelina, Maize.

6

EWEKORO

Limestone, Granite, Phosphate, Gypsum

Maize, Cassava, Citrus, Fruits, Oranges, Mango

7

IFO

Kaolin, Ball clay, Silica sand, Phosphate, Limestone, Gypsum, Laterite

Maize, Rice, Soya beans, Oil palm, Cassava, Sugarcane, Cowpea, Cocoyam, Iroko, Bamboo, Coconut, Coffee, Cocoa, Fishery, Shrimps, Poultry, Livestock, Citrus, Fruits, Oranges, Mango

8

IJEBU-NORTH

Kaolin, Ball clay, Silica sand

Maize, Cowpea, Cocoyam, Yam, Fishery, Fruits, Iroko, Bamboo, Oil palm, Cashew, Sugarcane, Coffee, Poultry, Livestock, Shrimps, Cocoa, Teak, Obeche, Plantain, Banana, Gmelina, Mahogany, Oranges, Mango.

9

IJEBU-NORTH EAST

Silica sand, Kaolin, Limestone

Cassava, Cocoyam, Beans, Soya beans, Maize.

10

IKENNE

Ball clay

Rubber, Cassava, Yam, Maize, Timber, Livestock, Kolanut, Fruits, Vegetables, Cocoyam, Melon, Oranges, Mango

11

IMEKO-AFON

Phosphate, Feldspar

Cocoyam, Cowpea, Yam, Bamboo, Oil palm, Citrus, Fruits, Oranges, Mango.

12

IPOKIA

Kaolin, Ball clay

Cassava, Melon, Rice, Yam, and Fishery

13

OBAFEMI-OWODE

Kaolin, Feldspar, Mica

Maize, Rice, Cassava, Citrus, Fruits, Timber, Cocoa, Coffee, Oil palm, Sugarcane, Livestock, Poultry, Oranges, Mango

14

OGUN-WATERSIDE

Mica, Silica sand, Bitumen

Rice, Maize, Cassava, Yam, Fruits, Timber, Palm produce, Raffia palm, Cocoa, Rubber, Sugarcane, Fishery, Livestock, Shrimps

15

ODEDA

Clay

Maize, Oil palm, Cassava, Fishery, Poultry, Livestock, Shrimps, Cowpea, Cocoyam, Citrus, Fruits, Iroko, Bamboo, Sugarcane, Coconut, Rice, Cocoa, Plantain, Banana, Teak.

16

ODOGBOLU

Clay, Kaolin

Cassava, Cocoyam, Yam, Maize, Oil palm, Timber, Kolanut, Citrus, Fruits, Oranges, Mango.

17

REMO-NORTH

Kaolin, Ball clay, Silica sand, Limestone

Maize, Cocoyam, Beans, Soya beans, Iroko, Bamboo, Oil palm, Coconut, Rice, Cocoa, Sugarcane, Poultry, Livestock, Fishery, Shrimps, Cowpea, Yam, and Cassava.

18

SAGAMU

Ball clay

Palm produce, Cassava, Maize

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