The Local Government now known as Efon Local Government has a long history of metamorphosis that dated back to pre- independence Nigeria. This is evident in the fact that the former Ekiti West District Council which was created in 1955 had its administrative headquarters in Efon Alaaye. Later for what was purely ascribed to administrative convenience; the District headquarters was moved to Ijero Ekiti in 1973 after 18 years.
Sequel to the creation of Local Governments in 1976, Ekiti West Local Government was created with headquarters in Aramoko Ekiti. Efon Alaaye belonged to the Local Government. History again was made when Efon Alaaye as a result of its quest for a local government was (later) granted Efon Native Authority in 1981.
At last, reprieve came on 4th December, 1996 when Efon Local Government was created with the headquaters in Efon Alaaye. The Local Government shares boundaries with Ijebu – Ijesa in Osun State in the west, Erio Ekiti in the east, Esa – Oke in Osun State in the north and in the south with Ogotun Ekiti.
The pursuant of sectoral developments in order to engender sustainable growth in all facets through public private partnerships so as to have an economically buoyant and a well contented people.
To provide excellent, efficient as well as effective public oriented services for the attainment of the millennium Development Goals (MDGS) thereby creating an investment friendly environment for the overall benefit of and the enhancement of the standard of living of the people at the grassroots.
The Local Government comprises many towns and villages namely:
- Efon Alaaye
- Iwaji, Itawure
- Surulere II
- Igbo – Olofin
- Odo Amo
- Oba Ayetoro
- Itako Adagba
- Ido Ayegunle
- Igbo Aba
- Igbo Oye
The population of the local Government, according to the year 2006 census figure is 86,941.
The Local Government occupies a total landmass of 243,201 Sq km with 55km length and 30km breadth. The landscape and topography of the Local Government are hilly and mountainous. The climate of the Local Government is tropical in nature with two major seasons ,i.e. the raining and dry seasons. The area is blessed with well aerated soil that is good for arable farming and supports the raising of livestock.
The Local Government is endowed with water resources. Some of its major rivers are Oni, Orooro, Agboro- Oke, Anidun, Agbonrin, Ibase, Olua and Osun.
The people of Efon Alaaye are culturally homogenous and they speak Ekiti dialect of (the) Yoruba language with intonation related to Ijesa dialect in Osun State. The peaceful co – existence among the people of Efon Alaaye necessitates the accommodation of some tribes in the towns and villages of the Local Government such as Oyo, Igbo, Gara, Igala, Idoma , Ebira and Gede from Kogi and Benue States of Nigeria. These people are predominantly farmers who engaged in the production of rice, maize, cassava , cocoyam , yam, banana, plantain , vegetable etc. The people engage in this, alongside trading and other vocations.
The peoples’ mode of dressing is the Yoruba attire of different sizes and designs. However, the elites wear the English dresses as occasions demand. It is interesting to note that Efon Alaaye people have their types of music which they enjoy with nostalgic feelings. These include: Sabarikolo, Kumbe, ulu Ijebu, Agunsimi, Adamo , Gangan and a blend of juju, fuji.
The people of Efon are Christians and Muslims while some are traditional worshipers.
Public Secondary Schools
There are Seven Public Secondary Schools. They Are:
- Christ Apostolic Church Grammar School, Efon Alaaye
- Efon High School, Efon Alaaye
- Anglican Secondary School, Efon Alaaye
- St. Michael’s Catholic Grammar School, Efon Alaaye
- Apostle Babalola Memorial Grammar School, Efon Alaaye
- Federal Girls College, Efon Alaaye
- Ekiti State Government College, Efon Alaaye
Public Primary Schools
There are Twenty-six Public Primary Schools, namely:
- St. Paul’s Anglican Primary School, Efon Alaaye
- St. Michael’s Catholic Pry. School, Efon Alaaye
- St. Stephen’s C.A.C Primary School, Efon Alaaye
- St. Joseph’s C.A.C Primary School, Efon Alaaye
- St. Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Efon Alaaye
- C.A.C Teacher’s College Demostration Pry. School, Efon Alaaye
- St. Joseph’s C.A.C Primary School, Iwaji
- St. Peter’s C&S Primary School, Efon Alaaye
- St. Michael’s Catholic’s Primary School, Oba Ayetoro
- St. Michael’s C.A.C Primary School, Surulere I
- St. Peter’s Anglican Primary School, Efon Alaaye
- St. James’ C.A.C Primary School, Efon Alaaye
- Community Primary School, Obake
- A.U.D. Pry School, Orisunbare
- Community Primary School, Araromi
- Community Primary School, Alawaye
- C.A.C Pry. School, Aladura
- St Peter’s Catholic School, Abeta
- St. Andrew’s C.A.C Pry School, Efon Alaaye
- St. john’s Anglican Pry School, Efon Alaaye
- Apostle Babalola Memorial Pry School, Efon Alaaye
- Community Pry School , Alajo
- St. john’s Anglican Pry School, Surulere, Efon Alaaye
- SUBEB Model Nursery/Pry School , Efon Alaaye
- Sugbohun Community Pry School, Efon Alaaye
- C.A.C Pry School, Oniyo, Efon Alaaye.
Primary Health Care
Efon Local Government has 11 health facilities out of which one is a Comprehensive Health Center, one is a Health post and one is the Local Government Staff Clinic situated within the Local Government Secretariat. The Health Facilities in Efon Local Government Area are:
- Comprehensive Health Centre, Erekesan
- Basic Health Centre, Alanaka
- Basic Health Centre , Iloro
- Basic Health Centre, Isaja
- Basic Health Centre , Surulere
- Basic Health Centre , Alajo
- Basic Health Centre, Araromi
- Basic Health Centre, Obake
- Health Post, Alawaye
- Basic Health Centre, Igbo-Olofin
- Local Government Staff Clinic, Local Government Secretariat.
The outreach centres in Efon Local Government Area are as listed below:
- SUBEB Clinic
- State Govt College Clinic- attached to Iloro B.H.C
- Ido-Ayegunle Outreach- attached to Alajo B.H.C
- Arapaiya – attached to Araromi B.H.C
Efon Local Government has one recognized paramount ruler with Six Quarters Chief and other Baales. Currently, the Oba is His Royal Majesty, Dr. Emmanuel Adesanya Aladejare (JP) CON, Agunsoye II, the Alaaye of Efon Kingdom.
The six (6) quarters head are as follows:
|J.K. Fakorede (JP)||Obanla of Aye Quarters|
|T.A. Adekahunsi||Obaloja of Obalu Quarters|
|Oyediran Dada (JP)||Peteeko of Isaja Quarters|
|Fapohunda O. Paul||Oisajigan of Ejigan Quarters|
|Afolayan Ojo (JP)||Alaayo of Emo Quarters|
|A. Olowookere||Ojubu of Ikagbe Quarters|
|High Chief Adewale Olufemi||Apetu of Iwaji|
|Name||Period of Service||Position Held|
|Hon. Chief Joseph Babatope Folayan||16th Dec. 1996 – 10th Feb. 1997||Chairman|
|Deacon Peter Omojola Omowaye||Feb – March 1997||Sole Admin.|
|Hon. (Prince) Lawrence Aderogba Agbaje||April 1997 – July 1998||Executive Chairman|
|Mr. Martins ‘Segun Oluwole (JP)||23rd July 1998 – 29th May 1999||Sole Admin./ Chairman|
|Hon. (Elder) Michael Odunayo Ategbero (JP)||29th May 1999 – 3rd June 2002||Executive Chairman|
|Chief Paul Ademola Ajetomobi (JP)||3rd June 2002 – 2nd June 2003||Caretaker|
|Pastor Emmanuel Olusanya Fabiyi||4th Aug. 2003 – 29th April 2004||Caretaker|
|Hon. (Prince) Lawrence Aderogba Agbaje (JP)||30th April,2004 – 5th Feb. 2007||Executive Chairman|
|Pastor Bode Akomolafe (JP)||5th Feb. 2007 – 9th April, 2007||Dir. of Admin|
|Mr. S. I. Ojo||9th April 2007 – 31st May 2007||Dir. of Admin|
|Hon. Olalekan Adekanbi||1st June 2007 – 23rd Oct. 2007||Caretaker|
|Hon. (Chief) Dare Ilori||23rd Oct. 2007 – 15th Oct. 2008||Caretaker|
|Hon. Yemi Ajanaku||15th Oct. 2008 -22nd Dec. 2008||Caretaker|
|Hon. (Chief) Idowu Akinyele (JP)||22nd Dec. 2008 – 29th Oct.2010||Executive Chairman|
|Hon. (Chief) Joel Omoniyi||15th Nov. 2010 – Till date||Caretaker|