REMO NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ISARA REMO

PROFILE OF REMO NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ISARA REMO

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
Remo North Local Government was carved out of Ikenne Local Government on October, 1996 through military fiat by the Late General Sani Abacha led administration in anationwide Local Government creation exercise.

LOCATION AND PEOPLE
Bounded by ljebu North, lkenne and Obafemi/Owode Local Government and Oyo State (to the East, South West and North) respectively the Local Government is peopled by the REMO who are mostly farmers.
However, some industries already exist while dominant commerce is gradually setting in.

Remo North LG Secretariat

POPULATION AND SIZE
Remo North Local Government has a population of 98,000 people (1963 projected population figure) and occupies 198 square kilometers. It is less than forty minutes drive to Lagos and lbadan (the 2 most populous cities in Nigeria). It is also divided into 3 geo-political zones i.e. Zone I (Isara Ward I, lsara Ward 2, Isara Ward 3 and Isara Ward 4) Zone 2 (Ilara Ward, Akaka Ward, Ode Ward 1 and Ode Ward 2) and Zone 3 (Ipara Ward and Orile -Oko Ward).

AGRICULTURE
Remo North Local Government is one of the most endowed Local Governments in Ogun State with agricultural resources widely distributed all over the area. Agricultural is the main stay resources of the people’s livelihood. It is in realization of this fact that the Local Government is regarded as the “food basket of Ogun State”.

Indeed, to reiterate the importance of the Local Government Area in the sphere of agricultural resource, the Ogun State Government has just embarked on the construction of the Agro-Cargo Airport at the border of the Local Government Area amongst other areas.

AVAILABLE INFRASTRUCTURE
The Local Government can boast of good road network mostly asphalted in the whole of South West Nigeria. The state capital, Abeokuta is just about 35 minutes drive.

SOLID MINERAL RESOURCES
The mineral resources of economic importance in this Local Government Area include; stone, clay and some unconfirmed report of the discovery of gold around Akaka. Several quarries are also commercially operated in the Local Government Area.

INDUSTRIAL BASE
There exist in the Local Government Area the following industries:
1. BELCO Roofing Industry, Isara
2. Afotamodi Block Industry, Isara
3. Anibabank (Nigeria) Enterprises Ltd
4. ACMEL Engineering Company, Ode-Remo
5. ABPLAST Plastic Factory, Ode-Remo
6. JIMI Oil Processing Plant, IIara
7. KOTCO Engineering Ltd., Ode-Remo
8. YUSAKEEM Ventures, Ipara

MAJOR TOWNS
The major towns in the Local Government are Isara, Ode-Remo, Hara, Akaka, Ipara and Orile-Oko.

LIST OF ALL CULTURAL HERITAGE IN REMO NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA:- ISARA, ODE, IPARA, ILARA, AKAKA, REMO AND ORILE OKO
1. Egungun
2. Oro
3. Agemo
4. Orisa
5. Balufon
6. Apepe
7. Olode
8. Basegun
9. Babalawo
10. Gunuko

Enumerated here under are the names of all Cultural Heritage that exist in Remo North Local Government Area.

Consequent upon this, the date of each festival different. They include amongst others,
1. Gunuko  – Any time in a year
2. Egungun Festival  –  From December to January
3. Oro Festival  –  From June to September
4. Agemo Festival  –  From November to December
5. Orisa Festival  –  July to December
6. Apepe Festival  –  Any time in a year
7. Olode Festival  –  July
8. Basegun Festival  –  Anytime in a year
9. Balofon Festival  –  Anytime in a year
10. Babalawo Festival  –  August

 

NAMES OF PAST CHAIRMAN THAT HAD SERVED THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT SINCE INCEPTION WITH DATES
• Otunba Fatai Sowemimo  –  Sole Administrator  December 13, 1996
• Mr. Pekun Awobona  –  Executive Chairman March 24, 1997 – July 20, 1998
• Mr. J. W. Dansn   –  Sole Administrator/ Chairman July 20, 1998 – May 29, 1999
• Chief Pekun Awobona  –  Executive Chairman May 29, 1999 – May 29, 2002
• Prince Adelani Onaloye  –  Chairman CTC  May 30, 2002 – June 2002
• Otunba Dayo Awobajo  –  Chairman CTC  June 2002 – April 2003
• Mr. Niyi Ogunwale   –  Chairman CTC  April 2003 – May 29,2003
• Aare Kolapo Oshoboke  –  Chairman CTC  January 20, 2004
• Otunba Ogunbodede M. A.  –  Acting Chairman
• Hon. John Obafemi   –  Executive Chairman  June 2003 – July 30 2007
• Hon. Gbenga L. Sopelola  –  Chairman CTC  July 2007 – December 26, 2007
• Hon. John Obafemi   –  Executive Chairman December 2007 —

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