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 throughenhanced 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 Local Government has three(3) major towns namely:
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 southern 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 functions of the local government according to the fourth schedule of the 1999 nigeria constitution spell out:
There are other additional functions such as:
There are two arms of government at the Local government level. They are the executive and the legislative. However,executive chairman appoints the secretary to the local government and supervisors who must be confirmed by the legislature. The Director of Administration is the head of the Administrative staff.
There are eight operational departments in the Local Government. They are:
The administrative set up involves the political functionaries in the running of administrative machinery of the local government. The chairman is the political head and assisted by the vice chairman. there is the secretary to the local Government while the supervisors oversee the departments. Also, there are special Advisers with specific portfolios. Part of the political functionaries is the legislative arm of the local government. The leader of the house heads it.
There is a clear separation of powers at the local government. The Local Government administration is headed by elected Chairman who is the Chief Executive and Director of Administration who is Accounting Officer. The chairman is supported by the following officers to constitute the executive arm of the L.G.:
The legislative council is composed of eleven democratically elected council representing each of the wards in the Local Government, with the under listed Principal officers.
The whole Local government is divided into two contituences.Constituency I, consist of words 1-7 while constituency II is made up of words 8-11. The Local Government is delineated into eleven wards viz:
Ekiti South West Local Govt,Ikere L.gand Ise/Orun LG Areas belong to Ekiti South Federal Constituency I and also forum part of Ekiti South Senatorial District.
There are three independent Obas in the area who are assisted by High Chiefs and Chiefs. The Obas also appoint Baale to oversee the villages and farmsteads that abound in Ekiti South West Local Government Area. There are three paramount rulers and they are:
There are cottage industries sparsely located in the Local Government Areas. Small scales industries are spread across the villages. We have:
|Bakery||Eda, Iludun, Ipere-Ekiti|
|Sawmill||Eda Oniyo, Obada settlement|
There are six (6) Secondary Schools and seventeen (17) Primary Schools located in the Local Government Area offering the desired education to the young ones. Each of the communities has at least one Secondary School and there is none without at least, one Primary School.
The Secondary Schools located in the Local Government are:
The Primary Schools are located in all the seven communities such that each community has two or three Primary Schools. There are also Private Secondary and Primary Schools located in the Local Government Areas.
The Primary Schools located in the Local Government are:
The Chairman of the Local Government is the Chief Security Officer. The maintenance of law and order is the sole responsibilities of the security agencies who all have their presence in the Local Government in collaboration with the communities.
We have the following agencies in the Local Government Areas:
To complement the effort of the law-enforcement agencies, there is a Magistrate Court located at Iye-Ekiti with some Customary Courts in the Local Government Areas.
Wednesday, June 26 2019, 5:06 am