Local Government Areas in Kwara State

Kwara state is located in the middle belt. It was created in 1967 and occupies an area of 36,825km². It is made up of 16 Local Government Area. They are;

1. Asa Local Government Area

 History of Asa Local Government Area

Asa Local Government Area in Kwara state has its administrative headquarters in Afon. It is a large Local Government Area and has a landmass of 1,286km². This Local Government Area is occupied majorly by Yoruba speaking people and had a population of 126,435 in 2006.

Location of Asa Local Government Area

Asa Local Government Area is located in the western axis of Kwara state. It is bounded by Ilorin and Oyun in the east and Bose Saadu in the north.

Chairman of Asa Local Government Area:

Hajia Riskat Opakunle

Wards in Asa Local Government Area

Kwara Asa Adigbongbo/Awe/Orimaro 2
Kwara Asa Afon 12
Kwara Asa Ago/Oja/Oshin/Sapati/Laduba 11
Kwara Asa Ballah/Otte 9
Kwara Asa Budo-Egba 15
Kwara Asa Efue/Berikodo 7
Kwara Asa Elebue/Agbona/Fata 3
Kwara Asa Gambari/Aiyekale 6
Kwara Asa Ila-Oja 13
Kwara Asa Odo-Ode/Aboto 17
Kwara Asa Ogbondoroko/Reke 10
Kwara Asa Ogele 14
Kwara Asa Okesho 16
Kwara Asa Onire/Odegiwa/Alapa 4
Kwara Asa Owode/Gbogun 8
Kwara Asa Yowere 11/Okeweru 5
Kwara Asa Yowere/Sosoki 1

2. Baruten Local Government Area

History of Baruten Local Government Area

Baruten is an LGA in Kwara state which shares a major border with the Republic of Benin. It is a very large Local Government Area and has an area of 9,749km². Baruten Local Government Area has its headquarters in Kosubosu and is very sparsely populated.

Location of Baruten Local Government Area

Baruten Local Government Area occupies the entire north and northwest axis of Kwara state. It is bordered by Kalame Local Government Area.

Chairman of Baruten Local Government Area:

Alhaji Saidu Yaro Musa

Wards in Baruten Local Government Area

Kwara Baruten Boriya/Shiya 1
Kwara Baruten Gure/Gwasoro 2
Kwara Baruten Gwanara 4
Kwara Baruten Gwedebereru/Babane 3
Kwara Baruten Ilesha 5
Kwara Baruten Kenu/Taberu 6
Kwara Baruten Kiyoru/Bwen 8
Kwara Baruten Kpaura/Yakiru 7
Kwara Baruten Okuta 9
Kwara Baruten Shinawu/Tunbuyan 10
Kwara Baruten Yashikira 11

3. Edu Local Government Area

History of Edu Local Government Area

Edu Local Government Area in Kwara has its headquarters in Lafiagi. It is an LGA with an area of 2,542km² and also had a population of 201,469 in the 2006 census.

Location of Edu Local Government Area

Edu Local Government Area occupies the eastern axis of Kwara state. It shares borders with Bode Saadu, Ifelodu and Patigi Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Edu Local Government Area

Umar Sanda Yusuf

Wards in Edu Local Government Area

Kwara Edu Lafiagi 1 1
Kwara Edu Lafiagi 11 2
Kwara Edu Lafiagi 111 3
Kwara Edu Lafiagi 1v 4
Kwara Edu Tsaragi 1 5
Kwara Edu Tsaragi 11 6
Kwara Edu Tsaragi 111 7
Kwara Edu Tsonga 1 8
Kwara Edu Tsonga 11 9
Kwara Edu Tsonga 111 10

4. Ekiti Local Government Area

History of Ekiti Local Government Area

Ekiti Local Government Area in Kwara has no established connections with Ekiti state. It is a Local Government Area with its headquarters in Araromi Opin. With an area of 480km², this Local Government Area is relatively small when compared to lots of other Local Government Areas in Kwara state.

Location of Ekiti Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located in southeast Kwara state. It is surrounded by Isin Local Government Area.

Chairman of Ekiti Local Government Area:

Comrade Yinka Dallas

Wards in Ekiti Local Government Area

Kwara Ekiti Eruku 1
Kwara Ekiti Isapa 2
Kwara Ekiti Koro 3
Kwara Ekiti Obbo-Aiyeggunle 1 4
Kwara Ekiti Obbo-Aiyeggunle 11 5
Kwara Ekiti Obbo-Ile 6
Kwara Ekiti Oke-Opin/Etan 10
Kwara Ekiti Opin 9
Kwara Ekiti Osi 1 7
Kwara Ekiti Osi 11 8

5. Ifelodun Local Government Area

History of Ifelodun Local Government Area

With a landmass of 3,435km², Ifelodun Local Government Area is one of the many Local Government Areas in Kwara state that is occupied by Yorubas. It has its headquarters in Share town and has Islam, Christianity and Traditional religions as the major religions of its indigenes.

Location of Ifelodun Local Government Area

Ifelodun is bordered by Ilorin, Irepodun, Isin, Patagi, Oyun and Edu Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Ifelodun Local Government Area:

Fatai Adeniyi Garba

Wards in Ifelodun Local Government Area

Kwara Ifelodun Agunjin 6
Kwara Ifelodun Idofian 1 17
Kwara Ifelodun Idofian 11 18
Kwara Ifelodun Igbaja 1 14
Kwara Ifelodun Igbaja 11 15
Kwara Ifelodun Igbaja 111 16
Kwara Ifelodun Ile-Ire 5
Kwara Ifelodun Oke-Ode 1 1
Kwara Ifelodun Oke-Ode 11 2
Kwara Ifelodun Oke-Ode 111 3
Kwara Ifelodun Omupo 8
Kwara Ifelodun Ora 4
Kwara Ifelodun Oro-Ago 7
Kwara Ifelodun Share 1 9
Kwara Ifelodun Share 11 10
Kwara Ifelodun Share 111 11
Kwara Ifelodun Share 1v 12
Kwara Ifelodun Share V 13

6. Ilorin East Local Government Area

History of Ilorin East Local Government Area

Ilorin Eats Local Government Area has its administrative headquarters in Oke Oyi town. It is a densely populated Local Government Area. It has an area of 486km² and a population of 204,310 in 2006.

Location of Ilorin East Local Government Area

Ilorin east is located close to the western axis of Kwara state. It is bounded by Asa and Ifelodun Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Ilorin East Local Government Area:

Engr Mumeeh Lah

Wards in Ilorin East Local Government Area

Kwara Ilorin East Agbeyangi/Gbadamu/Osin 1
Kwara Ilorin East Apado 5
Kwara Ilorin East Bologun Gambari 11 3
Kwara Ilorin East Gambari 1 2
Kwara Ilorin East Ibagun 4
Kwara Ilorin East Iponrin 6
Kwara Ilorin East Magaji Are 1 7
Kwara Ilorin East Magaji Are 11 8
Kwara Ilorin East Marafa/Pepele 9
Kwara Ilorin East Maya/Ile-Apa 10
Kwara Ilorin East Oke Oyi/Oke Ose/Alalubosa 11
Kwara Ilorin East Zango 12

7. Ilorin South Local Government Area

History of Ilorin South Local Government Area

Ilorin South is an LGA in Kwara state. Its administrative headquarters is in Fufu town. It is a small Local Government Area and has an area of 174km².

Location of Ilorin Local Government Area

Ilorin South Local Government Area is bordered by Ifelodun and Ilorin East LGAS

Chairman of Ilorin Local Government Area:

Hajia Funmi Salau

Wards in Ilorin South Local Government Area

Kwara Ilorin-South Akanbi -1 1
Kwara Ilorin-South Akanbi -11 2
Kwara Ilorin-South Akanbi -111 3
Kwara Ilorin-South Akanbi -1v 4
Kwara Ilorin-South Akanbi -V 5
Kwara Ilorin-South Balogun-Fulani 11 7
Kwara Ilorin-South Balogun-Fulani 111 8
Kwara Ilorin-South Balogun-Fulani I 6
Kwara Ilorin-South Okaka 1 9
Kwara Ilorin-South Okaka 11 10
Kwara Ilorin-South Oke-Ogun 11

8. Ilorin West Local Government Area

History of Ilorin West Local Government Area

Ilorin Wets Local Government Area has its headquarters in Oja Oba. It is occupied by the Yoruba people and has a landmass of 105km².

Location of Ilorin West Local Government Area

This LGA is bordered by Asa and Moro LGAs

Chairman of Ilorin West:

Hajia Omolara

Wards in Ilorin West Local Government Area

Kwara Ilorin-West Adewole 1
Kwara Ilorin-West Ajikobi 2
Kwara Ilorin-West Baboko 3
Kwara Ilorin-West Badari 4
Kwara Ilorin-West Balogun Alanamu Central 5
Kwara Ilorin-West Magaji Ngeri 6
Kwara Ilorin-West Ogidi 8
Kwara Ilorin-West Ojuekun/Zarumi 9
Kwara Ilorin-West Oko-Erin 10
Kwara Ilorin-West Oloje 7
Kwara Ilorin-West Ubandawaki 11
Kwara Ilorin-West Warrah/Egbe Jila/Oshin 12

9. Irepodun Local Government Area

History of Irepodun Local Government Area

Irepodun Local Government Area is dominated by the Igbomina people. It is the host Local Government Area of the first museum in Nigeria the Esie museum. This Local Government Area is the LGA of origin of Bishop David Oyedepo and has its headquarters in Omu Aran.

Location of Irepodun Local Government Area

Irepodun Local Government Area is located in the southern axis of Kwara state. It is bounded by Oyu, Isin and Ifelodun Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Irepodun Local Government Area:

Muyiwa Oladipo Kanu

Wards in Irepodun Local Government Area

Kwara Irepodun Ajase Ipo 1 1
Kwara Irepodun Ajase Ipo 11 2
Kwara Irepodun Arandun 3
Kwara Irepodun Esie/Ijan 4
Kwara Irepodun Ipetu/Rore/Aran-Orin 5
Kwara Irepodun Oko 11
Kwara Irepodun Omu-Aran 1 (Aran) 6
Kwara Irepodun Omu-Aran 11 (Ihaye) 7
Kwara Irepodun Omu-Aran 111 (Ifaja) 8
Kwara Irepodun Oro 1 9
Kwara Irepodun Oro 11 10

10. Isin Local Government Area

History of Isin Local Government Area

Isin Local Government Area was created in 1996. Prior to its creation, it was a part of Irepodun Local Government Area. It has an area of 633km² and has its headquarters in Owu-Isin. Isin Local Government Area is occupied by the Igbomina people, a sub-group under the Yoruba tribe.

Location of Isin Local Government Area

Isin Local Government Area is located in the southern part of Kwara state. It shares boundaries with Ekiti, Irepodun, and Ifelodun Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Isin Local Government Area:

Omole

Wards in Isin Local Government Area

Kwara Isin Alla 1
Kwara Isin Edidi 2
Kwara Isin Ijara Isin 5
Kwara Isin Isanlu 1 3
Kwara Isin Isanlu 11 4
Kwara Isin Iwo 6
Kwara Isin Oke Aba 10
Kwara Isin Oke Onigbin 8
Kwara Isin Olla 11
Kwara Isin Owu Isin 7
Kwara Isin Sabaja/Pamo 9

11. Kaiama Local Government Area

History of Kaiama Local Government Area

Kaiama is a very big Local Government Area in Kwara state. It has a landmass of 6,971km² and has its headquarters in Kaima town. Kaiama Local Government Area had a population of 124,164 in the 2006 census and has 242 as its postal code.

Location of Kaiama Local Government Area

Kaiama occupies the northeastern part of Kwara state. It is bordered by Baruten and Bode Saadu Local Government Areas.

Wards in Kaiama Local Government Area

Kwara Kaiama Adena 1
Kwara Kaiama Bani 2                                                                                                                                                        Kwara Kaiama Gwanabe 1 3
Kwara Kaiama Gwanabe 11 4
Kwara Kaiama Gwari A (Gwaria) 5
Kwara Kaiama Kaiama 1 6
Kwara Kaiama Kaiama 11 7
Wara Kaiama Kaiama 111 8
Kwara Kaiama Kemanji 9
Kwara Kaiama Wajibe 10

12. Moro Local Government Area

History of Moro Local Government Area

Moro Local Government Area in Kwara has an area of 3,272km² and has its administrative headquarters in the town of Moro. In 2006, this Local Government Area had a population of 108,792.

Location of Moro Local Government Area

Moro Local Government Area is located at the middle of Kwara state.

Chairman of Moro Local Government Area:

Eleyele

Wards in Moro Local Government Area

Kwara Moro Abati/Alara 11
Kwara Moro Ajanaku 15
Kwara Moro Arobadi 17
Kwara Moro Babadudu 7
Kwara Moro Bode-Saadu 2
Kwara Moro Ejidongari 5
Kwara Moro Jebba 1
Kwara Moro Lanwa 4
Kwara Moro Logun/Jehunkunnu 13
Kwara Moro Malete/Gbugudu 14
Kwara Moro Megida 16
Kwara Moro Okemi 3
Kwara Moro Okutala 6
Kwara Moro Oloru 8
Kwara Moro Pakunmo 9
Kwara Moro Shao 12
Kwara Moro Womi/Ayaki 10

13. Offa Local Government Area

History of Offa Local Government Area

Offa doubles as a major city and a Local Government Area in Kwara state. This Local Government Area is occupied by the Offa people and is also known to have a very rich cultural heritage. Offa Local Government Area is the host Local Government Area of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa and had a population of 88,975 in 2006.

Location of Offa Local Government Area

Offa Local Government Area occupies the southwestern axis of Kwara state.

Wards in Offa Local Government Area

Kwara Offa Balogun 1
Kwara Offa Essa – A 5
Kwara Offa Essa – B 6
Kwara Offa Essa – C 7
Kwara Offa Igboidun 12
Kwara Offa Ojomu Central 1 9
Kwara Offa Ojomu Central 11 10
Kwara Offa Ojomu South East 11
Kwara Offa Ojomu North/North West 8
Kwara Offa Shawo Central 3
Kwara Offa Shawo South East 4
Kwara Offa Shawo South West 2

14. Oke Ero Local Government Area

History of Oke Ero Local Government Area

Oke Ero Local Government Area has its administrative headquarters in Iloffa. This Local Government Area was created from Ekiti Local Government Area and is made up of three districts, they are; Iloffa Odo Owa, Idofin, and Ekan Meje districts.

Location of Oke Ero Local Government Area

Oke Ero LGA is bounded by Ekiti, Irepodun, Ifelodun and Isin LGAs.

Chairman of Oke Ero Local Government Area:

Oni Adebayo

Wards in Oke Ero Local Government Area

Kwara Oke – Ero Aiyedun 1
Kwara Oke – Ero Ekan 2
Kwara Oke – Ero Idofin /Odo-Ashe 8
Kwara Oke – Ero Idofin Igbana 1 6
Kwara Oke – Ero Idofin Igbana 11 7
Kwara Oke – Ero Iloffa 4
Kwara Oke – Ero Imode/Egosi 5
Kwara Oke – Ero Imoji/Ilale/Erinmope 3
Kwara Oke – Ero Odo-Owa 1 9
Kwara Oke – Ero Odo-Owa 11 10

15. Oyun Local Government Area

History of Oyun Local Government Area

Oyun is an LGA in Kwara which covers an area of 476km². It has its capital in Ilemona town and had a population of 94,253 in the 2006 census.

Location of Oyun Local Government Area

This LGA is bounded by Asa and Offa LGAs.

Wards in Oyun Local Government Area

Kwara Oyun Erin-Ile North 11
Kwara Oyun Erin-Ile South 1
Kwara Oyun Igbona 3
Kwara Oyun Igosun 9
Kwara Oyun Ijagbo 8
Kwara Oyun Ikotun 6
Kwara Oyun Ilemona 2
Kwara Oyun Inaja/Ahogbada 5
Kwara Oyun Ipee 10
Kwara Oyun Irra 4
Kwara Oyun Ojoku 7

16. Patigi Local Government Area

History of Patigi Local Government Area

Patigi LGA in Kwara state is both a town as well as an Emirate in addition to being a Local Government Area. This Local Government Area is occupied by the Nupes and has its headquarters in Patigi town.

Location of Patigi Local Government Area

This Local Government Area occupies the eastern wing of Kwara state.

Chairman of Patigi Local Government Area:

Alhaji Salisu Jibril Garbi

Wards in Patigi Local Government Area

Kwara Patigi Kpada 1 5
Kwara Patigi Kpada 11 6
Kwara Patigi Kpada 111 7
Kwara Patigi Lade 1 8
Kwara Patigi Lade 11 9
Kwara Patigi Lade 111 10
Kwara Patigi Patigi 1 1
Kwara Patigi Patigi 11 2
Kwara Patigi Patigi 111 3
Kwara Patigi Patigi 1v 4

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