|Land Area & Rank
||16,409.26 sq km (26)
||Feb. 3, 1976
||Ibikunle Oyelaja Amosun, APC
|House of Assembly
||Abeokuta (capital), Ijebu-ode, Ilaro, Sagamu, Ijebu-Igbo.
Rank & Sex: 3,728,098 (16)
||Gov. Office: 234-39-245089,
Abuja Liaison Office:
Plot 75, Ralph Sodeinde St
Opp Ministry of Finance
Central Business Area, Abuja.
Lagos Liaison Office:
Plot 1226, Ahmadu Bello Way
P.O. Box 8809, Lagos
|Local Government Areas
|Ijebu North East
Ibrahim Babangida Boulevard
P.O.Box 30, Ibara
Lagos Abeokuta Express Road.
Tel: 234-1-722002, 722004
Olumo Guest House
29, Tinubu Street
P.O Box 256, Ibara, Abeokuta
Abeokuta Ariya Motel
45, Tinubu Street
Abeokuta Guest House
The “Gateway State” Ogun state; is a homogenous state
peopled predominantly by the Egbas, Yewas, Aworis,
Eguns, Ijebus and Remos; they belong in the main to the
Yoruba ethnic group. The culture of the people is part and
parcel of the old and cultural heritage of the Yoruba race
which dates back to centuries. This is expressed in their
dressing, food, greetings and marriages. In 1976, the state
was created from the defunct western state by then Gen.
Murtala Mohammed administration. In 1859, the First
Newspaper in Nigeria; Iwe Irohin was established in
Abeokuta the state capital by Rev. Henry Townsend.
it's bounded in the West by
Republic of Benin, in the South by Lagos state and
Atlantic Ocean, in the East by Ondo State, in the North by
Oyo and Osun States.
The state lies within the rain forest zone. A
thick forest zone is found in the South while the Northern
part is undulating with isolated mountains and hills. Ogun
River, which the state derives its name from, is the
prominent river in the state.
The state follows tropical pattern with the rain
season commencing in the Month of March through
October, and then followed by dry season from November
to February. The state enjoys a sunny weather all day,
while the evenings/night is cool.
The state has 1,295 public primary schools,
244 secondary schools, seven technical colleges, and one
teacher's training college, one college of education, one
Polytechnic and seven universities including Covenant
University privately owned by Winners Chapel Church.
The economy of the state is driven by both the
manufacturing and service sector. Agriculture also plays
prominent role. Manufacturing firms in the state includes;
GlaxoSmithkline (GSK), Unilever and Glasowellcome.
The natives are renowned for textile making (Tie and Dye)
popularly called Adire, and also in pots making.
Agricultural produce in the state are; rice, maize,
cassava, yam, banana, cocoa, kolanut, rubber, palm oil
and palm kernels.
Limestone, chalk, phosphate, high quality stones, gravels,
gypsum, tar, bitumen, vast forest reserves and ocean
Samuel Ajayi Crowther, clergy.
Obafemi Awolowo, Nationalist/Statesman. Olusegun
Obasanjo, Nigeria President (1976-1979 and 1999-200-).
Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate/Play wright. Ernest
Shonekan, Nigeria President (August-November 1993)
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, musician. Beko Ransome-kuti,
physician/activist. Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, Paediatrician.
Adetokunbo Ademola, Justice. Kenny (Keke) Ogungbe,
TV producer / Entertainer. Moshood Abiola, Businessman/
Politician. Dayo Adeneye (D1), Entertainer/TV producer
Olusegun Osoba, Politician (Gov.1999-2003). Femi
Osofisan, educationist. Oladipo diya, Army Gen. rtd. Mike
Adenuga, businessman. Abraham Adesanya,
laywer/poltician. Tai Solarin, educationist /activist. Moses
Adekoyejo Majekodunmi, Physician. Reuben Abati,
Journalist. Dorcas Bola Kuforiji Olubi, Chartered
accountant. Falilat Ogunkoya, athlete. Chris Ogunbanjo,
Lawyer. Bola Ajibola, Lawyer. Olu Adeniyi, administrator.
Jubril Martins Kuye, economist. Sonny Kuku, Physician.
Alex Bada, Clergy. Ebenezer Obey, Musician. Michael
Balogun, Banker/Lawyer. Thomas Lambo, Physician.
Akintola Williams, chartered accountant. Fredrick Alade
Williams, lawyer. Atanda Fatayi-Williams, Justice. George
Sowemimo, Justice. Segun Odegbami, football /sports
administrator. Titi Oseni, politician (Speaker, House of
Assembly Ogun State). David Oyedepo, clergy. Tunde