Ekiti State Government

Ikole

The Local Government is predominantly a homogenous society and carefully populated by Yoruba speaking people of the South West Zone of Nigeria. The Religious of the people are mainly Christian and Islamic religious while a percentage of the people are Traditional religion worshippers.

The thriving industries in the local government include Timber/Saw mills which include Olo Sawmill, Okejebu, Eleyero Sawmill, Ilamo and Ara Sawmill, Ara; Pharmacies which include Chuks Pharmacy and Okoli Pharmacy both located at Ikole.

The place in the Ikole Local Government that attracts tourists from all over is the Itapaji Water Dam, Itapaji-Ekiti.

The LGA comprises of twenty four town and villages. Towns that comprise the LGA are:

  1. Ikole
  2. Ijesha Isu
  3. Oke Ayedun
  4. Ootunja
  5. Odo-Oro
  6. Ipao
  7. Itapaji
  8. Ara
  9. Isaba
  10. Usin
  11. Orin Odo
  12. Odo Ayedun
  13. Ayebode
  14. Oke Ako
  15. Irele
  16. Iyemero
  17. Ikosi
  18. Igbona
  19. Asin
  20. Esun
  21. Temidire
  22. Ikunri
  23. Ijebu-Agege
  24. Ilamo

Among the villages in the LGA are:

  1. Aba Dam
  2. Ita Gbangba
  3. Aba Audu
  4. Aba Fatunla
  5. Arinta
  6. Aba Ebira, Ayedun
  7. Aba oko Ijebu
  8. Iwetin
  9. Aba Oke Oko, Igbona

Geographically, Ikole Local Government is entirely within the tropic. It is located between longitude 45o East of Greenwich and latitude 7o – 8o – 15o North of the Equator. Its neighbours are Kwara State to the North, Kogi State to the North east, Ekiti East to the East, Gboyin Local Government in the South and Oye Local government in the West. The headquarters of the local government, Ikole Ekiti is about 22.5 kilometres from Ado – Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital. The local government is mainly on the upland zone rising to about 250 metres above the sea level.

The Local Government occupies an area of about 374,940kms of land and according to the 2006 National Population Census figure, the total population of the local government was 168,436; Male:87,976; Female: 80,460.

There are twenty (20) Primary Health Care Centres/Health Posts, one State Hospital, One General Hospital jointly owned by the state and the local governments, one Missionary Hospital and four private hospitals.

The public Hospitals in the Local Government Area are:

  1. Comprehensive Health Centre, Ikole Ekiti
  2. Comprehensive Health Centre, Ayedun Ekiti
  3. Odo Oro Health Centre, Odo Oro Ekiti
  4. Comprehensive Health Centre, Ijesa Isu Ekiti
  5. Asin Health Centre, Asin Ekiti
  6. Itapaji Health Centre, Itapaji Ekiti
  7. Ipao Health Centre, Ipao Ekiti
  8. Ara Health Centre, Ara Ekiti
  9. Oke Ako Health Centre, Oke Ako Ekiti
  10. Iyemero Health Centre, Iyemero Ekiti
  11. Ayebode Health Centre, Ayebode Ekiti
  12. Irele Health Centre, Irele Ekiti
  13. Staff Clinic, Ikole Ekiti
  14. Market Clinic, Ikole Ekiti
  15. Fatunla Health Post, Fatunla
  16. Ikoyi Ile Health Post, Ile Ekiti
  17. Aba Oyo Health Post, Aba Oyo
  18. Cold Chain / Adelabu Dispensary, Ikole Ekiti
  19. Arabire Health Centre, Odo Ayedun Ekiti
  20. Ootunja Health Post, Ootunja Ekiti

The Private Hospitals in Ikole Local Government Area are:

  1. Kolayemi Medical Centre, Ara Road, Ikole Ekiti
  2. Ademolawe Memorial Hospital, Ijebu – Agege Ekiti
  3. Bisi Basic Clinic, Odo Ayedun Ekiti
  4. Titilope Clinic, Esun Ekiti