Local Government Areas in Ondo State

Ondo state in a state in southwest Nigeria that was created in 1976. It covers an area of 15,500km² and has its capital in Akure. Ondo state is occupied majorly by the Yorubas and partly by the Ijaws.

Below are the Local Government Areas in Ondo state.

1. Akoko North East Local Government Area

 History of Akoko North-East Local Government Area

Akoko Northeast is a small Local Government Area in Ondo state with its capital in Ikare town. It has a landmass of 372km² and is quite densely populated.

Location of Akoko North-East Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is bordered by Akoko northwest, Akoko southeast and Akoko southwest Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Akoko North-East Local Government Area:

Rafiu Eniayewu

Wards in Akoko North-East Local Government Area

Ondo Akoko North East Edo 1
Ondo Akoko North East Ekan 2
Ondo Akoko North East Ikado I 3
Ondo Akoko North East Ikado Ii 4
Ondo Akoko North East Ilepa I 5
Ondo Akoko North East Ilepa Ii 6
Ondo Akoko North East Isowopo I 7
Ondo Akoko North East Isowopo Ii 8
Ondo Akoko North East Iyometa I 9
Ondo Akoko North East Iyometa Ii 10
Ondo Akoko North East Oorun I 11
Ondo Akoko North East Oorun Ii 12
Ondo Akoko North East Oyinmo 13

2. Akoko North-West Local Government Area

 History of Akoko North-West Local Government Area

Akoko North-West Local Government Area in Ondo has its headquarters in Okeagbe town. It is a slightly big Local Government Area and has a landmass of 512km². This Local Government Area is made up of 16 towns. Some of them are; Ibara, Oyin, Eriti, Igasi, etc.

Location of Akoko North-West Local Government Area

This Local Government Area occupies northeast Ondo state. It is bordered by Akoko northeast Local Government Area.

Chairman of Akoko North-West Local Government Area:

Moradejo Ajayi

Wards in Akoko North-West Local Government Area

Ondo Akoko North West Ajowa/Igasi/Eriti/Gedegede 5
Ondo Akoko North West Arigidi Ii 2
Ondo Akoko North West Arigidi/Iye I 1
Ondo Akoko North West Erusu/Karamu/Ibaramu 10
Ondo Akoko North West Ese/Afin 9
Ondo Akoko North West Odo-Irun/Oyinmo 8
Ondo Akoko North West Ogbagi 6
Ondo Akoko North West Oke-Irun/Surulere 7
Ondo Akoko North West Okeagbe 3
Ondo Akoko North West Oyin/Oge 4

3. Akoko South-East Local Government Area

 History Akoko South-East Local Government Area

Akoko South-East Local Government Area has its headquarters in the Isua town. It has an area of 530km², a population of 82,426 in the 2006 census and has 342 as its postal code.

Location of Akoko South-East Local Government Area

This LGA shares borders with Akoko northeast, Akoko southwest and O Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Akoko South-East Local Government Area:

Adeyemi Akinniyi

Wards in Akoko South-East Local Government Area

Ondo Akoko South East Epinmi I 1
Ondo Akoko South East Epinmi Ii 2
Ondo Akoko South East Ifira 3
Ondo Akoko South East Ipe I 4
Ondo Akoko South East Ipe Ii 5
Ondo Akoko South East Ipesi 6
Ondo Akoko South East Isua I 7
Ondo Akoko South East Isua Ii 8
Ondo Akoko South East Isua Iii 9
Ondo Akoko South East Isua Iv 10
Ondo Akoko South East Sosan 11

4. Akoko South West Local Government Area

History South West Local Government Area

Akoko southwest Local Government Area has its administrative headquarters inn Oka town. It is a small Local Government Area and has a high population. This Local Government Area has an area of 226km² and had a population of 229,486 in 2006.

Location of Akoko South-West Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is bordered by Owo, Akoko Southeast and Akoko Northeast Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Akoko South-Wets Local Government Area:

Augustine Oloruntogbe

Wards in Akoko South-West Local Government Area

Ondo Akoko South West Akungba I 12
Ondo Akoko South West Akungba Ii 13
Ondo Akoko South West Ikun 9
Ondo Akoko South West Oba I 14
Ondo Akoko South West Oba Ii 15
Ondo Akoko South West Oka I Ibaka / Sabo 1
Ondo Akoko South West Oka Ii A Ikanmu 2
Ondo Akoko South West Oka Ii B Okia/Korowa/Simerin/Uba 3
Ondo Akoko South West Oka Iii A Agba 4
Ondo Akoko South West Oka Iii B Owase /Ikese/Iwonrin/Ebinrin/Idorin 5
Ondo Akoko South West Oka Iv/Owake/Ebo/Ayegunle 6
Ondo Akoko South West Oka V A Owalusin/Ayepe 7
Ondo Akoko South West Oka V B Oka Odo/Okela/Bolorunduro 8
Ondo Akoko South West Supare I 10
Ondo Akoko South West Supare Ii 11

5. Akure North Local Government Area

History of Akure North Local Government Area

Akure north Local Government Area has an area of 660km² and had a population of131, 587 in 2006. It has its headquarters in Itaogbolu town and is occupied majorly by the Yoruba people.

Location of Akure North Local Government Area

Akure north Local Government Area occupies the northern axis of Ondo state. It is bounded by Akure south, Owo and

Chairman of Akure North Local Government Area:

Segun Oluyede

Wards in Akure North Local Government Area

Ondo Akure North Agamo/Oke-Oore/Akomowa 1
Ondo Akure North Ayede/Ogbese 2
Ondo Akure North Ayetoro 3
Ondo Akure North Igbatoro 4
Ondo Akure North Igoba/Isinigbo 5
Ondo Akure North Iluabo/Eleyewo/Bolorunduro 6
Ondo Akure North Isimija/Irado 7
Ondo Akure North Moferere 8
Ondo Akure North Oba-Ile 9
Ondo Akure North Odo-Oja/Ijigbo 10
Ondo Akure North Oke Iju 12
Ondo Akure North Oke-Afa/Owode 11

6. Akure South Local Government Area

History of Akure South Local Government Area

Akure South Local Government Area is one of the most developed Local Government Areas in Ondo state. It has its headquarters in Akure, it has a landmass of 331km² and a population of 353,211 in the 2006 census.

Location of Akure South Local Government Area

Akure South Local Government Area is bounded by Idanre, and Akure north Local Government Area.

Chairman of Akure South Local Government Area:

Atere Margareth

Wards in Akure South Local Government Area

Ondo Akure South Aponmu 1
Ondo Akure South Gbogi/Isikan I 2
Ondo Akure South Gbogi/Isikan Ii 3
Ondo Akure South Ijomu/Obanla 4
Ondo Akure South Lisa 5
Ondo Akure South Oda 6
Ondo Akure South Odopetu 7
Ondo Akure South Oke Aro/Uro I 8
Ondo Akure South Oke Aro/Uro Ii 9
Ondo Akure South Oshodi/Isolo 10
Ondo Akure South Owode/Imuagun 11

7. Ese-Odo Local Government Area

History of Ese-Odo Local Government Area

Ese-Odo Local Government Area in Ondo has its headquarters in Igbekebo. Unlike most Local Government Areas in Ondo state, the occupants of this Local Government Area are not Yoruba people. This Local Government Area is dominated by the Ijaws. Also, it has a landmass of 762km².

Location of Ese-Odo Local Government Area

This Local Government Area occupies the southern axis of Ondo state. It is bordered by Okitipupa, Ilaje and

Chairman of Ese-Odo Local Government Area:

Bekewe Olowu

Wards in Ese-Odo Local Government Area

Ondo Ese-Odo Apoi I 1
Ondo Ese-Odo Apoi Ii 2
Ondo Ese-Odo Apoi Iii 3
Ondo Ese-Odo Apoi Iv 4
Ondo Ese-Odo Apoi V 5
Ondo Ese-Odo Arogbo I 6
Ondo Ese-Odo Arogbo Ii 7
Ondo Ese-Odo Arogbo Iii 8
Ondo Ese-Odo Ukparama I 9
Ondo Ese-Odo Ukparama Ii 10

8. Idanre Local Government Area

History of Idanre Local Government Area

Idanre Local Government Area is popular for housing the very famous Idanre hills. This Local Government Area is a major tourist center in Ondo state and Nigeria as a whole. It had a population of 129,024 in 2006 and has an area of 1,914km². This Local Government Area is occupied by Yoruba and is much known for cocoa farming.

Location of Idanre Local Government Area

This Local Government Area occupies the middle of Ondo state. It is bounded by Odigbo, Ondo East, Owo, Akure south, Akure north and

Chairman of Idanre Local Government Area:

Biyi Ayinnuola

Wards in Idanre Local Government Area

Ondo Idanre Ala-Elefosan 1
Ondo Idanre Alade/Atosin 2
Ondo Idanre Idale-Lemikan 3
Ondo Idanre Idale-Logbosere 4
Ondo Idanre Ijomu/Isurin 5
Ondo Idanre Irowo 6
Ondo Idanre Isalu Ehinpeti 7
Ondo Idanre Isalu Jigbokin 8
Ondo Idanre Ofosu/Onisere 9
Ondo Idanre Owena/Aponmulona 10

9. Ifedore Local Government Area

History of Ifedore Local Government Area

Ifedore is the host Local Government Area of Elizade University. It has its headquarters in Igbara-Oke and has a landmass of 295km².

Location of Ifedore Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located in northwest Ondo state. It is bounded by Akure South, Akure North and

Chairman of Ifedore Local Government Area:

Dipo Ajibola

Wards in Ifedore Local Government Area

Ondo Ifedore Ero/Ibuji/Mariwo 1
Ondo Ifedore Igbaka-Oke I 2
Ondo Ifedore Igbaka-Oke Ii 3
Ondo Ifedore Ijare 1 4
Ondo Ifedore Ijare 11 5
Ondo Ifedore Ilara 1 7
Ondo Ifedore Ilara 11 8
Ondo Ifedore Ipogun/Ibule 9
Ondo Ifedore Isarun/ Erigi 10
Ondo Ifedore Obo/Ikota/Olo-Gbo 6

10. Ilaje Local Government Area

History of Ilaje Local Government Area

Ilaje Local Government Area is occupied by the Ilaje people, a subgroup under the Yoruba tribe. This Local Government Area has its headquarters in Igbokoda town and has a landmass of 1,318km². Ilaje Local Government Area is oil rich and also endowed with other mineral resources like clay and bitumen.

Location of Ilaje Local Government Area

Ilaje is a riverine area and is bordered by Ese Odo and Okitipupa Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Ilaje Local Government Area:

Aworetam Fayowole

Wards in Ilaje Local Government Area

Ondo Ilaje Aheri 1
Ondo Ilaje Etikan 2
Ondo Ilaje Mahin 1 3
Ondo Ilaje Mahin 11 4
Ondo Ilaje Mahin 111 5
Ondo Ilaje Mahin 1v 6
Ondo Ilaje Ugbo 1 7
Ondo Ilaje Ugbo 11 8
Ondo Ilaje Ugbo 111 9
Ondo Ilaje Ugbo 1v 10
Ondo Ilaje Ugbo V 11
Ondo Ilaje Ugbo V1 12

11. Ileoluji/Okeigbo Local Government Area

History of Ileoluji/Okeigbo Local Government Area

Ileoluji/Okeigbo Local Government Area has a landmass of 698km² and a population of 172,870 in 2006. Its administrative headquarters is in Ile Oluji town and it dominated by the Yorubas.

Location of Ileoluji/Okeigbo Local Government Area

This Local Government Area occupies the northwestern part of Ondo state. It is bounded by Ifedore, Ondo east and Ondo west Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Ileoluji/Okeigbo Local Government Area:

Temidayo Akinsuroju

Wards in Ileoluji/Okeigbo Local Government Area

Ondo Ileoluji/Okeigbo Ileoluji 1 1
Ondo Ileoluji/Okeigbo Ileoluji 11 2
Ondo Ileoluji/Okeigbo Ileoluji 1v 4
Ondo Ileoluji/Okeigbo Ileoluji Iii 3
Ondo Ileoluji/Okeigbo Ileoluji V 5
Ondo Ileoluji/Okeigbo Ileoluji Vi 6
Ondo Ileoluji/Okeigbo Oke-Igbo 1 7
Ondo Ileoluji/Okeigbo Oke-Igbo 11 8
Ondo Ileoluji/Okeigbo Oke-Igbo 111 9
Ondo Ileoluji/Okeigbo Oke-Igbo 1v 10

12. Irele Local Government Area

History of Irele Local Government Area

Irele Local Government Area has its administrative headquarters in Ode-Irele town. With an area of 963km², Irele Local Government Area is one of the biggest in Ondo state. Also, it had a population of 145, 166 in 2006.

Location of Irele Local Government Area

Irele Local Government Area is bordered by Odigbo, Okitipupa, and Idanre Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Irele Local Government Area:

Odimayo Gbadebo

Wards in Irele Local Government Area

Ondo Irele Ajagba 1 1
Ondo Irele Ajagba 11 2
Ondo Irele Akotogbo 1 3
Ondo Irele Akotogbo 11 4
Ondo Irele Irele 1 6
Ondo Irele Irele 11 7
Ondo Irele Irele 1v 9
Ondo Irele Irele Iii 8
Ondo Irele Irele V 10
Ondo Irele Iyansan/Omi 5

13. Odigbo Local Government Area

History of Odigbo Local Government Area

Odigbo Local Government Area has its headquarters in Ore. It is a Local Government Area that connects the southwestern states to the southeastern states of Nigeria. It had a population of 230,351 in the 2006 census and an area of 1,818km².

Location of Odigbo Local Government Area

Odigbo is bordered by Ondo West and Ondo east in the north, Okitipupa and Irele in the south, and Idanre in the east.

Chairman of Odigbo Local Government Area:

George Adenikinju

Wards in Odigbo Local Government Area

Ondo Odigbo Agbabu 1
Ondo Odigbo Ago-Alaye 2
Ondo Odigbo Ajue 3
Ondo Odigbo Araromi Obu 4
Ondo Odigbo Ayesan 5
Ondo Odigbo Ebijan 6
Ondo Odigbo Koseru 7
Ondo Odigbo Odigbo 8
Ondo Odigbo Oniparaga 9
Ondo Odigbo Ore 1 10
Ondo Odigbo Ore 11 11

14. Okitipupa Local Government Area

History of Okitipupa Local Government Area

Okitipupa Local Government Area house the Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa (OSUSTECH). It is occupied by the Ikale people and has its headquarters in Okitipupa. This Local Government Area has a landmass of 803km² and has 350 as its postal code.

Location of Okitipupa Local Government Area

Okitipupa Local Government Area is bordered by Odigbo, Irele and Ilaje Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Okitipupa Local Government Area:

Morenike Alaka

Wards in Okitipupa Local Government Area

Ondo Okitipupa Aye 11 11
Ondo Okitipupa Ayeka/Igbodigo 1
Ondo Okitipupa Erinje 2
Ondo Okitipupa Igbotako 1 3
Ondo Okitipupa Igbotako 11 4
Ondo Okitipupa Iju-Odo/Erekiti 5
Ondo Okitipupa Ikoya/Oloto 6
Ondo Okitipupa Ilutitun 1 7
Ondo Okitipupa Ilutitun 111 9
Ondo Okitipupa Ilutitun Ii 8
Ondo Okitipupa Ode Aye 1 10
Ondo Okitipupa Okitipupa 1 12
Ondo Okitipupa Okitipupa 11 13

15. Ondo East Local Government Area

History of Ondo East Local Government Area

Ondo east Local Government Area has its administrative headquarters in Bolorunduro town. Just like most Local Government Areas in Ondo state, this Local Government Area is occupied by Yorubas. Also, it had a population of 76,096 in 2006.

Location of Ondo East Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is bordered by Ondo wets in the west, Idanre in the east, Odigbo in the south, and Ileoluji/Okeigbo in the north.

Chairman of Ondo East Local Government Area:

Rafiu Akinkuolie

Wards in Ondo East Local Government Area

Ondo Ondo East Asantan Oja 2
Ondo Ondo East Ateru/Otasan/Igba 1
Ondo Ondo East Bolorunduro 1 3
Ondo Ondo East Epe 4
Ondo Ondo East Fagbo 5
Ondo Ondo East Obada 6
Ondo Ondo East Oboto 7
Ondo Ondo East Orisunmibare 8
Ondo Ondo East Owena Bridge 9
Ondo Ondo East Tepo 10

16. Ondo West Local Government Area

History of Ondo West Local Government Area

Ondo West is an LGA in Ondo state which has its headquarters in Ondo town. It is a fairly large Local Government Area and has a landmass of 970km².

Location of Ondo West Local Government Area

Ondo west Local Government Area occupies the western axis of Ondo state.

Chairman of Ondo West Local Government Area:

Ebenezer Akinsulie

Wards in Ondo West Local Government Area

Ondo Ondo West Enuowa/Obalalu 1
Ondo Ondo West Gbaghengha/Gbongbo/Ajagba Alafia 2
Ondo Ondo West Ifore/Odosida/Loro 3
Ondo Ondo West Ilunla/Bagbe/Odowo I 4
Ondo Ondo West Ilunla/Bagbe/Odowo Ii 5
Ondo Ondo West Litaye/Obunkekere/Igbindo 6
Ondo Ondo West Lodasa/Iparuku/Lijoka 7
Ondo Ondo West Odojomu/Erinketa/Legiri 8
Ondo Ondo West Oke-Otunba/Oke-Diba/Sokoti 10
Ondo Ondo West Okeagunla Okerowo/Okekuta 9
Ondo Ondo West Okelisa Okedoko/Ogbodu 11
Ondo Ondo West Orisunmibare/Araromi 12

17. Ose Local Government Area

History of Ose Local Government Area

Ose Local Government Area is a Local Government Area in Ondo state that is known for the production of cocoa in very large quantities. It has its headquarters in Ifon town and a landmass of 1,465km².

Location of Ose Local Government Area

Ose is located in the western axis of Ondo state.

Chairman of Ose Local Government Area:

Agboola Ajike

Wards in Ose Local Government Area

Ondo Ose Afo 1
Ondo Ose Idoani 1 2
Ondo Ose Idoani 11 3
Ondo Ose Idogun 4
Ondo Ose Ifon 1 5
Ondo Ose Ifon 11 6
Ondo Ose Ijagba 7
Ondo Ose Ikaro/Elegbeka 8
Ondo Ose Imeri 9
Ondo Ose Imoru/Arimogija 10
Ondo Ose Okeluse 11
Ondo Ose Ute 12

18. Owo Local Government Area

History of Owo Local Government Area

Owo is a major city in Ondo as well as an LGA. This Local Government Area has a very rich cultural heritage and is occupied by chiefly by Yorubas

Location of Owo Local Government Area

Owo is bordered by Ose, Idanre, Akoko Southwest, and Akure north Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Owo Local Government Area:

Gani Omoluka

Wards in Owo Local Government Area

Ondo Owo Ehinogbe 1
Ondo Owo Igboroko 1 2
Ondo Owo Igboroko 11 3
Ondo Owo Ijebu 1 4
Ondo Owo Ijebu 11 5
Ondo Owo Iloro 6
Ondo Owo Ipele 7
Ondo Owo Isaipen 8
Ondo Owo Isuada/Ipenmen/Idasan/Obasooto 9
Ondo Owo Iyare 10
Ondo Owo Uso/Emure Ile 11

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