Oye Local Government Area was carved out from the defunct Ekiti North Local Government on 17th May, 1989.
Oye Local Government is bounded by Ilejemeje Local Government to the North, Irepodun/Ifelodun to the South, Ikole local Government to the East and Ido/Osi Local Government to the West.
It comprises of the following towns and villages: Oye Ekiti, Ilupeju Ekiti, Ayegbaju Ekiti, Ire Ekiti, Itapa Ekiti, Osin Ekiti, Ayede Ekiti, Itaji Ekiti, Imojo Ekiti, Ilafon Ekiti, Isan Ekiti, Ilemeso Ekiti, Omu Ekiti, Ijelu Ekiti, Oloje Ekiti and a host of others.
There are no distinctive ethnic groups in the Local Government as a greater percentage of the people resident are of the Yoruba Language race. Nearly all the people speak Yoruba Language with negligible dialectical variations.
To meet the needs and yearnings of the Local Government.
Oye Local Government has a population of 136, 800 inhabitants.
The people co-habit with people of diverse race in the Local Government such as Igbiras, Igbos, Idomas, Fulanis and the Hausa communities who pitch their tents in the council areas primarily for economic reasons.
They are found at different locations within the nook and crannies of the Local Government and have monolithic cultural affinity, which reflects in all aspects of their life. This is particularly evident in their ways of dressing, arts and crafts, festivals and so on.
There are variety of Agricultural product in the Local Government Area, prominent among the cash crops are:
|Chief F. A. Daramola|
|Chief Asaolu .S. Ibuola||1994|
|Dr N. A. Ojo|
|Mr A. S. Bamisaye||1997|
|Mr D. O. Aina||July 1998|
|Evang. Abayomi Ogunyomi||1999|
|Hon. B. A. Ajayi||2002|
|Hon. Adelabu Anthony ‘Dare||2003|
|Hon. Omobamitale Oguntoyinbo||2003|
|Pastor Gbenga Akerele||June 2007|
|Mr M.O Fadare||2008|
|Hon. (Com) Babatunde Ogunmilugba||2009|
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