Ijero Local Government Area covers an area of 473.5 square kilometers. It has a population of one hundred and thirty four thousand, three hundred and twenty-eighty (134, 328) 1973 census.
The Local Government Area is a largely agrarian population producing cash crops as cocoa, Kolanuts, coffee and timber. Such food crops as yams, cocoyam, cassava, pepper, tomatoes and plantains are also produced in large quantities.
With its unique picturesque natural sceneries, rich cultural attractions, secure, active social environment and promising hospitality (hotel) sector, the local government area is a tourist delight. Then hills, notably Oke-Ayinrin and Oke Ede, trivers and forests remain a pleasant marvel just as the palace, festivals and dances are irrestitible attractions. Mines quarries and sports stadium complement the array of tourist centers.
Commerce & Industry
Ijero Local Government is well known for its vast industrial and commercial potentials. Some are already being harnessed.
The Local Government is rapidly stepping up economic activities, spanning cottage/ small scale industries, mills, produce, banking and commerce. It has seven cottage/small scale industries, including palm oil processing industry (Ikoro), mat weaving industry (Ipoti), adire processing industry (Ikoro), and pot making centre (Ijero). In addition, there are seven sawmills four bakeries, seven petrol stations, six banks and several produce buying and grading societies and stores.