- Making governance meaningful for the people of the grassroot.
- Touching lives of men and women in all the nooks and crannies of the Local Government.
Carrying governance to the doorstep of inhabitants of the Local Government through various developmental projects.
Ibarapa Central Local Government with headquarters at Igboora, Oyo State was carved out of the then Ifeloju Local Government on 4th December, 1996 by the then Head of State and Commander in Chief of Armed Forces, Late General Sanni Abacha. At the release of the Federal Government Gazette of May 1997 the Local Government was re-named Ibarapa Central Local Government.
The young and promising Local Government was bounded in the East by Ibarapa East Local Government, in the West and North by Ibarapa North Local Government and in the South by Ogun State.
According to the NPC Year 2006 provisional census figure the population size of the Local Government is about 116,809 (One Hundred and Sixteen Thousand, Eight Hundred and Nine) with a land mass of 440km2.
Ibarapa Central Local Government comprises of two major towns that is Igboora and Idere with headquarters in Igboora. Igboora is UNICEF accredited nations no. 1 “Home of Twins”. The Local Government is politically divided into ten wards, namely:
- Ward 1 – Molete and Idere Villages
- Ward 2 – Onigbio and Oke-Oba in Idere
- Ward 3 – Apa and Koso in Idere
- Ward 4 – Iberekodo I and Villages
- Ward 5 – Iberekodo II and Villages
- Ward 6 – Idofin and Saganun Villages
- Ward 7 – Pako and Villages
- Ward 8 – Isale-Oba and Villages
- Ward 9 – Oke-Iserin and Villages
- Ward 10 – Oke-Odo and Villages
The people of the Local Government are Yorubas who speak the real Yoruba dialect. But other ethnic groups could be found trading in one trade or the other. They are Hausas, Fulanis, Igbos, Togolese, Ghanaians, Sabes etc.
The Local Government has multi-religious learning with muslims and Christians in the majority. A sizeable proportion of traditional religion does exist amicably alongside others without losing the cultural supremacy of the land.
The largest population of the Local Government concentrated on agriculture due to abundant fertile farmlands. Yam tubers, cassava, mangoes, cashew, palm kernel, corn millet, melon, Tomatoes, Okro, Cocoa are some of the major crops available in large quantities for local consumption and even for export because Ibarapa division is given the appellation of food basket of Oyo State, which makes it unique among the Local Governments of the Federation.
The people of Ibarapa Central Government are also noted for historical traditional works such as art and craft, traditional cloth dyeing, cloth weaving, blacksmithing, hunting, soap making etc. The Council is blessed with major markets among whom are Towobowo, Oba Market, Onilado, Ayeda, Ita-Agbe. Towobowo market which is one of the best among others in Ibarapa Division as a trade centre for other State like Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Edo etc.
The primary responsibility of any government is peace and security of its citizenry. Just as the State Government accorded the issue of peace and security the premium they deserved, this Local Government does not trivialize them at our level.
Peace and security meetings are held regularly with security agents and logistic provisions are made to enhance their performance. Consequently, this Local Government has salvaged its citizens from the pangs of hooliganism, thuggery, kidnapping and robbery.
Fulani/Bororo and Farmers Peace meetings are regularly being held in view of security challenges posed by the alleged grazing cattle on farmlands. The farmers claim that herdsmen graze their cattle on their farmlands while the herdsmen claim that their cattle are being poisoned by the farmers resulting in violence on several occasions.
The Local Government rises to each occasion in holding several peace meetings between the concerned farmers and the Fulani/Bororos. Such meetings are held with Security Agents and Traditional Rulers in attendance.
The Local Government has a total number of Three Hundred and Thirty-seven (337) staff members made up of both senior and junior staff members. The Local Government also has a few number of vigilante personnel that complements the efforts of the security guards in the maintenance of security across the Local Government area. Also in the service of the Local Government are some ad-hoc staff who assist in our various Health facilities.
The statutory meetings of Traditional Rulers are held regularly and issues relating to controversy over the appointment of minor chieftaincies are being handled from time to time as directed by the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters.
The Heads of Department held their monthly meeting regularly where issues relating to staff welfare were discussed.
Agriculture, which is the bedrock of all other human endeavours, was accorded pride of place in Ibarapa Central Local Government in the last nine months under review. The following are some of our activities:
|S/N||NAME OF PROJECT|
|1.||Clearing of Farmland for OYSAI project and stumping Operation for 100 acres at Bansa Village|
|2.||First ploughing of 100 acres of OYSAI farm land at Bansa Village|
Medical and Environmental Services
“Health”, people normally say “is wealth”. It is in recognition of this fact that the health of the entire citizenry of Ibarapa Central Local Government is not taken for granted.
|S/N||NAME OF PROJECT|
|1.||Control of Cholera outbreak|
|2.||Distribution of Mosquito Treated Nets|
|S/N||NAME OF PROJECT|
|1.||Desilting and Weeding|
|2.||Desilting and Weeding|
|3.||Desilting and Weeding|
|4.||Desilting and Weeding|
|2.||Burial of Paupers|
|3.||Weekly and monthly sanitation|
|oad, Block 3, Idere Town|
As the third tier of government, the Local Government is under the supervision of the State Government. The Local Government is expected to carry out programmes and policies of successive government in the State.
The Chairman is the number one citizen of the Local Government. The person so appointed/elected is to see to the day to day affairs of the Council.
He is also the Chief Security Officer of the Local Government. The Chairman in carrying the onerous task is assisted by the career officers. The Chairman also preside over the Finance and General Purposes Committee which is made up of Supervisors drawn from various departments of the Local Government. The
Head of Local Government Administration, Director of Administration and
General Services and Director of Finance and Supplies are members of this
The Head of Local Government Administration is the overall boss in the Local Government. He is responsible for the smooth running of government policies and programmes. He gives instruction to other departments depending on the nature of job at hand. As a matter of fact, the Head of Local Government Administration oversee the eight departments. The Departments are Education, Administration and General Services, Primary Health Care, Environmental Health Services, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Works, Finance and Supplies and Budget, Research and Statistics. Each of the department is headed by the most senior officer.
These are the names of the Head of Local Government Administration and other Directors:
- Alhaji Maroof Ademola Sadiq – Head of Local Govt. Administration
- Farounbi Simeon A. – Director of Admin. & Gen. Services
- Alhaji Titilola-Sodo – Director of Finance and Supplies
- Adigun D. O. – Director of Environmental Health
- Adekola Asiyanbi A. – Director of Agriculture
- Salawu Adeniyi Yinusa – Medical Officer of Health
- Olayanju Lukmon O. – Director of Budget, Research &
- Adesola Busari – Ag. Director of Education & Social
Names of Chairmen/Sole Administrator from inception till date:
- Olasunsi Silas Okunlola – 2nd April, 1981 – 30th September 1983
- Chief Joseph M. Olanipekun – 1987-1989
- Ayinla J.D – 1989-1991
- Alhaji Olayide Abass – 1991-1993
- Alhaji Muason Bello – 1993-1994
- Agboola Adebayo – 1994-1996
- Chief Theophilus Adenrele – 1996-1997
- Samson Adeagbo – 1997-1998
- Revd O. Femi Oladele – 1998-1999
- Alhaji Adekunle S. Amusat – 1999-2002
- Muraina S. Ajibola – 2002-2003
- Ademola Obafemi Ojo – 2003-2004
- Ademola Obafemi Ojo – 2004-2007
- Segun Oke – 2007-2007
- E.A Egbeleke (JP) – 2007-2007
- Ademola Obafemi Ojo – 2007-2010
- Ademola Ojo – 2010-2011
- Hon Akinlabi Akinyemi – 2011-2012
- Olawoore Gbemileke Bola – 2012-2014
- Akinlabi Akinyemi – 2014-2015
- Rufai Oladejo – 2016-2016
- Habib Adegoke Ibrahim – March 2017 till day.
Alhaji Habib Adegoke Ibrahim is the Caretaker Chairman of the Local Government. He was born on 25th of May, 1966. He attended Local Primary School Idofin between 1972-1978. He had his Secondary Education at Tapa community High School between 1978-1985. He also went to College of Arabic and Islamic study Suliat Abiola in Abeokuta between 1986-1989.
He thereafter Fodio University between 1990-1994 where he bagged B.A Arabic. He taught at Army Day Secondary School 1994-1995. The Bell Comprehensive High School 1996-1997 after which he contested and won councillorship seat between 1997-1998. He taught at Anwar-Udeen Grammar School Igboora between 2000-2015. He was at time member Oyo state pilgrims welfare Board 2011-2012.
He became Caretaker Chairman on April 7th 2017 till date.
During the period under consideration, sustainable social economic development were witnessed. This was due largely to the removal of cog in the wheels of progress by the incumbent God-sent Governor of Oyo State, who has great concern for the entire citizen of Oyo State. The entire citizenry of Ibarapa Central local Government could now have a better taste of life, which made the Local Government Area worthy of living. Few areas of consideration in this regard are:
|S/N||NAME OF PROJECT|
|1.||CSDP – Field Appraisal and preparation of Community Development Plant|
|2.||CBT – Community Engagement/Administration of checklists|
|3.||Transportation of NYSC members|
|4.||Sensitization of the Community people of Ibarapa on President Buhari’s achievements in the last one year by NOA|
|5.||Research to Policy Seminar (Request) by Ibarapa Community and Primary Health Care Programme of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan|
|6.||Publicity on Governor’s Visit to Graduation ceremony of Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology|
|7.||Publicity on swearing-in ceremony of Caretaker Committee members|
|8.||Production of Bill Boards|
During the period under review the Local Government encouraged a high level of maintenance culture especially in relation to all its access/link roads. Existing feeder roads were graded and road edges were cleared. The Local Government vehicles were regularly maintained through constant servicing, replacement of worn out parts and purchase of tyres to put them on road. Few of our activities in this area include:
|S/N||NAME OF PROJECT|
|1.||Repair work of Jagun Compound – Idere High School Road, Alhaji Adeniji Stree Malete and Sunday Bingo Stree, Malete along C&S Primary School, Idere (3.2KM)|
|2.||Repair work of:
(i) Ayeda Market Junction – Ile Adua Area along Eniola Babarinde Street Road
(ii) Multi-purpose Centre – Ojo House, Malete,
(iii) School of Mission Road, Block 3, Idere Town
|3.||Repair work of Ogunjobi Village – Odo Tobalogbo II Road, (3.0Km) Block 3, Idere|
|4.||Repair work of Onijumo/Ayelogun Grammar School Road – Ogunjobi Village, Idere (3.0Km), Block 3|
|BLOCK II, IGBOORA|
|5.||Repair work of:
(i) Kiddies College Junction – Olugbo Pure Water Factory, Oremeji, Road
(ii) Royal Star School Junction to Gesa House Junction, Oremeji, Road
(iii) Bible Church Junction (His Grace) Oremeji – Gesa Junction Road
(iv) Apena Junction – Royal Star School Junction (2.9Km) Road in Block 2, Igboora
|6.||Repair work of:
(i) Kiddies College School/Olokodo – N.u.d. School 3 Road
(ii) N.U.D. School 3 Junction – Mr. Tiamiyu House, Oke Iserin road
(iii) Alahaji Aderogba Junction – Apata aGiri Road, Oke Iserin
(iv) Sikiru Street, Oke Iserin – Mr. Taye Salako House, Igbo-Asio (3.0Km) in Block 2, Igboora Town
|7.||Repair work of:
(i) Alh. Ola-Anabi Junction – Maternity Hospital – Adeagbo House, Oke Odo Road
(ii) Alh. Fatai House – Odo Ayin Orile Igboora Road
(iii) Alafose Mosque Isale Oba – Oja Oba Market (3.0Km) Road in Block 2, Igboora Town
|8.||Repair work of Isale-Oba – Texaco Farm (2.5Km) Road, Block 2 Villages|
|9||Repair work of Texaco Farm – Oke-Ese Ipo (2.5Km) Road, Bock 2, Villages|
|10.||Repair work of Lasogba High School – Odo Ofiape (3.0Km) Road, Block I, Villages|
|11.||Repair work of Odo Ofiape – Iyana Igbo Elewura (3.0Km) Road, Block I, Villages|
|12.||Repair work of:
(i) Apakan – Lanlege Road Idofin
(ii) Iyana Igbole – Sawmill Road, Igbole
(iii) Kastad Area Network Road, Igbole (3.0Km) Block I, Igboora Road
|13.||Repair work of:
(i) Insha-Allahu Junction Igbole – Magistrate Court Road – Odofin House, Pako
(ii) Ogboja Grammar School Pako Road
(iii) Ogboja Grammar School to C.A.C. Pako (2.9Km) Road, Block I, Igboora Town
|14.||Repair work of:
(i) Celestial – New Site Road, Idofin
(ii) Baba Oja – Apostolic Primary School Road, Idofin
(iii) Akinyele – Lasogba High School Road, Idofin (3.1Km) Block I, Igboora
|J U N E|
|15.||Backfilling of the Damaged Road/Culvert with Rubble Stones and Laterite at Ayeteju Area along Igboora – Idere Highway Road, Block 3, Igboora|
|16.||Grading of Aduja Area Road (1.0Km) Block 2, Igboora|
|17.||Grading work of Engr. Adeoye/Oluoyo – Solar Water Road, Block 2, Igboora|
|18.||Opening of Road from Nawair-Ud-Deen Grammar School – Isale-Oba Market Road, Block 2, Igboora
|19.||Palliative Measure on Odo Eran Market Culvert with Laterite, Block 2, Igboora Road|
|20.||Repair work on C.A.C. Primary School/Isale Alfa Junction to Odo Gbawe Road, Isale Pembo (0.8Km) Road, Block 2, Igboora|
|21.||Grading work on Engr. Ademola Road and Justice Akinteye Road, Block I, Igboora|
|22.||Grading work on Kara Market, Block I, Igboora Road|
|23.||Palliative patching of pot holes with laterite from Eruwa Expressway Junction – College of Agric Road, Igboora|
|24.||Clearing of Verge from College of Agric Juntion – Abeokuta Express way Junction|
|25.||Construction of Concrete Platform for Medical Incinerator 20 x 7m|
|26.||Repair work of Baale Agbe to Odo Apagbo Village Road (2.0Km) Block 2, Igboora|
|27.||Repair work of Aba Ogbigbi – Baale Agbe (2.0Km) Village Road, Block 2|
|28.||Repair work of Isale-Oba to Aba Ogbigbi (2Km) Road, Block 2, Igboora|
|29.||Repair work of Agbede Ogun – Iyana Abule panu Road (2.5Km) Road, Block 2 Igboora|
|30.||Repair work of Gaa Agbedan – Agbede Ogun Village (2.5Km) Road, Block 2, Igboora|
|31.||Repair work of Oke-Ese Ipo – Gaa Agbedan (2.5Km) Block 2 Village Road|
|32.||Repair work of Apagbo Village – Abule Igboora Lonide Village Road|
|33.||Repair work of Matade/Veterinary Road – Igbo Asio (1.0Km), Block 2|
|34.||Repair work of Abule Panu – Araromi Farm Settlement (2.5Km) Block 2 Igboora|
|35.||Repair work of Ikimo – Olowolayemo Villae Road (2.5Km) Block 3 Idere|
|36.||Repair work of Olowolayemo – Kondo Village Road, (2.5Km) Block 3, Idere|
|37.||Repair work of Tobalogbo – Ikumo Village Road(1.5Km) Block 3, Idere|
|38.||Repair work of Aladikun – Abule Igboora Lonide Village Road (1.5Km) Block 2 Igboora|
|39.||Repair work of Apagbo Village – Aladikun Village Road (1.5Km) Block 2, Igboora|
|40.||Repair work of Odo Apagbo – Apagbo Village Road (2Km) Block 2, Igboora|
|41.||Repair work of Femadex – Odoyewa (1.0Km) Road, Block 3, Idere|