Lagelu North Local Council Development Authority
Lagelu North Local Council Development Area was created in January 2017 by the Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency Senator Isiaq Abiola Ajimobi. The headquarters of the Local Council Development Area is at Oyedeji. It shares boundaries with Iwo Local Government in the North, Lagelu West Local Council Development Area in the South, Akinyele South in the West and Lagelu Local Government in the Eastern part of the Local Council Development Authority.
The vision of the Local Council Development Area is to bring quality life and meaningful development to all and sundry through good governance that will make positive change in the lives of individual and make them better.
To deliver according to the mission of the state government in bringing visible development to the doorsteps of the residents of the area in all the six fold transformation agenda of the state.
- To ensure equal development through the Local Council Development Area without bias and prejudice
- To provide an environment that is secure and conducive to attract investors.
- To erase completely poverty in the lives of our people through and various poverty alleviation programmes.
- To compliment the efforts of the government both in federal and the state in bringing the dividend of democracy to people at the grassroots.
Lagelu North Local Council Development Area covers approximately a total area of about 105 square kilometers and consists of five political wards of over 40 towns and villages.
The first chairman of the Lagelu North Local Council Development Area is Honourable Taofeek Adebowale Akanmu Arowomole who nominated as a Caretaker Chairman on 17th April, 2017 by His Excellency, Governor Abiola Ajimobi to pilot the affairs of the Local Council Development Area.
People And Dialect
It consists of multi-ethnic groups of people predominantly by the Yorubas others include; Igbos, Hausa, Itsekiris, Ijaws, Lebanese and other foreign nationals.
Source Of Income
The fact that the Local Council Development Area i.e. Lagelu North covers the rural part of the former Lagelu Local Government, most people get their income from farming activities, resources in vegetation, leaves and wood also serves as source of income. Palm oil and other farming products like cocoa are also major sources of their income.
The major occupation of the majority citizen residing in the area is farming and trading because it is predominantly rural area. Poultry farming thrives very well in Lagelu North Local Council Development Authority.
Lagelu North Local Council Development Area has its headquarters at Oyedeji. It is divided into five political wards namely;
- Apatere (2)
- Lagun (6)
- Olode (11)
- Oyedeji (13)
- Ogunremi (12).
Obviously the Local Council Development Area covers the rural parts of the Old Lagelu Local Government. These are:
- Osun Ajiboro among others.
Lagelu North Local Council Development Area is blessed with vast land mass that’s good for Agriculture and Establishment of industries. The Local Council Development Area covers several acres of land while the area is dotted by a few industries. The Local Council Development Area supplies in abundance products like vegetables, cassava and its end product such as garri, cassava flowers, yam and cash crop like cocoa, palm oil, palm kernel and kolanut. The Local Council Development Area is germane for industrial opportunities with the availability of land and raw materials.
In the Local Council Development Area, we have three (3) major and important markets where marketing activities take place at every five (5) days in great measure in which people comes from far and near to buy and sell at the market days. These markets include: Oyedeji market at Oyedeji, Apatere market at Apatere and Lagun market at Lagun.
Source of the agricultural projects in the Local Council Development Area are Poultry, Piggery, Fisheries, Cocoa, Kolanuts and Palm Plant actions. With the nature of the soil and land mass, there are lots of investment opportunity in these areas.
The Local Council Development Area has many primary schools and post primary school spread across the local area.
Primary Health Centres are spread throughout the Local Council Development Area. The existing clinics, health centres, dispensaries and maternity centres are located at OYEDEJI, ALAPE, OREE, OLOWODE, OGUNREMI, FAKEYE.
The Local Council Development Area has presently the Council Manager as the head of all operations. Next is the Director of Administrations and General Services (DAGS) and other Departmental heads. Each departmental head is being assisted by their Deputies for smooth running of the day to day activities. Also, there are various units under the headship of each unit head and of about 82 staff across the eight departments of the Local Council Development Area.
The Local Council Development Area act on the instructions and official directive from the Ministry of the Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters and the State Local Government Service Commission.
The various departments in the Local Council Development Area are this listed.
- Administration and General Service
- Finance and Supplies
- Education and Social Services
- Works and Transport
- Primary Health Care
- Environmental and Health Services
- Budget Planning Research and Statistics
- Agriculture and Natural Resources
HON. TAOFEEK ADEBOWALE AKANMU AROWOMOLE 08030727323 CARETAKER CHAIRMAN
Address: Lagelu North Local Council Development Area, Oyedeji