Ekiti South West Local Government, Ilawe Ekiti is one of the 16 Local Governments in Ekiti State.
Sequel to the creation of Ondo State in 1976, Ekiti South West Local Government was established under the Local Government Edict of 1976 published in the Gazette as ODSLN5 of 1976. The effective date was 1st September, 1976 while the headquarter is Ilawe Ekiti.
To make the people of the area move closer to the government of the day through the provision of social amenities and infrastructures.
To be prosperous and economically viable through enhanced and efficient service delivery thereby making the local government the cynosure of all eyes.
To rapidly provide socio-economic infrastructure that is effective this facilitating a healthy, well coordinated and self-reliant grassroots people.
The major towns that form the council area (Ekiti South West Local Government) are as follows:
It has additional 33 villages and farmsteads such as:- Ilupeju Alatere, Olomide, Odopa, Erita, Geleje, Asa, Subulade, Ejio, Sajowa, Partrick Apata, Itamerin, Igboore, Alagbede, Aba Ibadan, Lawrence camp, Ayedarade, Araromi, Bolorunduro, Ilupeju Edetedo, Kajola, Ayegunle, Ajebamidele, Bolodunro Otan, Ayedun, Akola, Iporogun Osodi, Orubiliri, Ekasa Agbedola, Aba Efon, Ajewole, Amogbon & Akomolafe.
The population of the Local Government according to the year 2006 census figure is 165,277 and year 2007 projected population of 171,807.
The Local Government shares boundaries with Ado Local Government in the NorthEast and Ikere Local Government in the SouthEast.It also shares boundaries with irepodun/ifelodun Local Government in the Northwest,Ifedore Local Government of Ondo state in the SouthWest and oriade Local Government of Osun State in the SouthEast.
The Local Government occupies a total landmass of 175000 sq km with length and breadth.
The people are homogenous in culture, tradition and values. There are pockets of other tribes like Ebira, Ibo and Oyo people from Osun State. Indigenes speak the Ekiti dialect with slight different intonations of the various towns and villages. The culture of the people is identical and similar to that of yorubas of the south western Nigeria. Their mode of dressing is the Yoruba attires though the elites adorn the English dresses particularly those in government establishment.They also enjoy the mix of local music comprising of ogbele ,Ayu,Apiri,Uluijebu,Juju and Highlife.
The people are predominantly Christians some are Muslim faithfuls, while few practice the traditional religion such as ogun, ifa, obatala, sango etc.
The people of Ekiti SouthWest Local Government are predominantly farmers and grow cash and food crops like:
They also engage in petty trading, lumbering, pottery, matweaving and many other variations.
The mineral resources in the area are:
|Hon Benedict Olufemi Olusola||Sole Admin||1977|
|Hon Richard Akinolu Agbajeola||1977 – 1979|
|Hon Akin Olugbade|
|Hon Jonathan Awopetu||1986 – 1987|
|Hon Olayiwola Igandan||Jan 1987 – June 1989|
|Mr S. A. Abegunde||Sole Admin||July 1989|
|Hon M. A. Ajasin||1991|
|Dr Ife Arowosoge||Chairman||1991 – 1993|
|Hon Yemi Adaramodu||Caretaker||1994|
|Hon Toye Oke||Caretaker||Sept 1994 – March 1995|
|Prince Ayo A Adefolalu|
|Hon Remi Akomolede||April 1996 – 1997|
|Otunba Bayo Alegbeleye||1997 – July1998|
|Mr A. A. Aniyikaye||Sole Admin||1998 – June 1999|
|Hon Abel Dipo Oluwasola||Chairman||June 1999 – May 2002|
|Engr Peter Fapohunda||Chairman||June 1999 – May 2002|
|Mr J. M. Olawusi||June 2002 – May 2003|
|Hon Tayo Fagbohun||Sole Admin||June 2003|
|Hon Andrew Osunniyi||Caretaker||2003 – Jan 2004|
|Chief Omolase Olanrewaju||Chairman||June 2004 – Feb 2007|
|Apostle Olumide Olomu||Sole Admin||Feb 2007 – June 2007|
|Erelu Modupe Ogundipe||June 2007 – Oct 2008|
|Hon Idowu Akinbode||Caretaker||June 2008 – Dec 2008|
|Elder Olubusuyi Obisesan||Chairman||Dec 2008 – Oct 2010|
|Alhaji Dr Azeez Olaniyan||Caretaker||Nov 2010 – Date|
|Hon Paul Olowoyeye||6||Leader|
|Hon Subulade Kayode||2||Deputy leader|
|Hon Sunday Onileowo||5||Majority leader|
|Hon Philip Ojo||1|
|Hon Ojo Tolulope||3|
|Hon Kehinde Akomolafe||7|
|Hon Ayeye Olanrewaju||9|
|Hon Olubunmi Akingbola||9|
|Hon Adedeji Micheal||10|
|Hon Agboola Richard||4|
|Hon Pele Oluwadare||8|
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