Oye LGA

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.

Vision

Our Vision

To meet the needs and yearnings of the Local Government.

Population & Geographical Landscape

Oye Local Government has a population of 136, 800 inhabitants.

Homogeneity

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.

Investments

There are variety of Agricultural product in the Local Government Area, prominent among the cash crops are:

  • Cocoa
  • Timber
  • Cashew
  • Kolanut
  • Cassava
  • Rice
  • Plantain
  • Yam
  • Banana
  • Oranges
  • Coconut
  • Walnuts

Past Chairmen

Name Duration
Chief Ayeleso 1989
Chief Adebayo
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
Hon.S.S. Agbelusi 2008
Mr M.O Fadare 2008
Hon. (Com) Babatunde Ogunmilugba 2009

Past Councillors

Name Year
  • Hon Banji Adameji
  • Hon. Banji Ojo
  • Hon Akerele
  • Hon. Ogundipe
  • Hon. Ajiboye
  • Hon. Dele Alagbon
  • Hon. Falayi
1999
  • Hon. Bamidele Ojo
  • Hon. Ijagbemi Samuel
  • Hon. Adegun Isaac
  • Hon. Femi Adebayo
  • Hon. Godwin Salami
  • Hon. Ibrahim Ishola Haruna
  • Hon. Alfred Olokan
  • Hon. Adaralode Joseph
  • Hon. Banjo
  • Hon. Lateef Agbaje
  • Hon. Gbuyiro Sunday
  • Hon. Blessing Akinola
2003
  • Hon. Ayeni Ebenezer
  • Hon. Awobusuyi B. Johnson
  • Hon. Ayeni Nicolas
  • Hon. Ajayi Jesse
  • Hon. Matthew Bankole
  • Hon. Olaleye Micheal
  • Hon. Disu Ojo Micheal
  • Hon. Ajayi Arigbede Oluseyi
  • Hon. Ojo Jacob
  • Hon. Okeowo Adesayo
  • Hon. Omolewa Abiodun
2009