I have devoted my energies to the creation and sustenance of a just, equitable, democratic and egalitarian society since my days as a student union activist in the 1980s through my years as a progressive and later, guerrilla journalist, in the late 1980s and 1990s military years.
Now, I am prepared to channel my experience, sacrifices and vision towards using legislative powers and mobilizing all my political leverage and social connections for the development of Ekiti land as a strong, virile and important part of Yorubaland, in particular, and Nigeria, in general.
My entire vision is basically unified in the three (3) Cardinal Agenda, which, I believe, shall better the lot of my most esteemed Ekiti people.
Below, I shed light on the three: (i). Promote Ekiti Interest (ii). Project Ekiti Personality (iii). Push Ekiti Agenda
Ado Ekiti is the State Capital of Ekiti State. The population in 2004 was 446,749. The people of Ado Ekiti are mainly of the Yoruba ethnic group. Ado Ekiti City has a University, the University of Ado Ekiti, a Polytechnic, the Federal Polytechnic,Ado Ekiti,and a television and radio station, called NTA Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state television, Radio Ekiti, FM Ado Ekiti. Various commercial enterprises operate in Ado Ekiti such as Odua Textile and Odua Print.
The city is the trade centre for a farming region where yams, cassava, grain, and tobacco are grown. Cotton is also grown for weaving. There are many Tourist attractions in the Local Government. Fajuyi Memorial Park in Ado Metropolis is one of the prominent tourist site among others.
The Local Government now referred to as Efon Local Government has a long history of metamorphosis that dated back to pre- independence Nigeria. This is evident in the fact that the former Ekiti West District Council which was created in 1955 had its administrative headquarters in Efon Alaaye. Later for what was purely ascribed to administrative convenience; the District headquarters was moved to Ijero Ekiti in 1973 after 18 years. The landscape and topography of the Local Government are hilly and mountainous.
Sequel to the creation of Local Governments in 1976, Ekiti West Local Government was created with headquarters in Aramoko Ekiti. Efon Alaaye belonged to the Local Government. History again was made when Efon Alaaye as a result of its quest for a local government was (later) granted Efon Native Authority in 1981.
Ekiti West Local Government Council which has Aramoko as its headquater is located in the western part of Ekiti State. it shares common boundary with the following council ifelodun/irepodun LGA, Ijero LGA and Efon Alaaye all in Ekiti State and as well Ila, and oriade LGA in Osun State.
Most of the lands in the Local Government Area are hilly and wavy in shape. This are more pronounced in Okemesi, Ido-Ile, Ipole-Iloro, Erio and Ikogosi. This town are mainly surrounded by rugged hills. There is a pronounced long geographical ridge which separated Ido-Ile from Okemesi. This long ridge divides entire Local Government Area into two equal parts with Ipole-Iloro in the in the Western parts and Erio, Ikogosi and Erijiyan in the southern part. The type of unique landscape gives rise to natural features such as Ikogosi warm spring and Ipole-Iloro waterfalls.
Ijero Local Government located in the North-Western part of Ekiti State was created in 1976. Ijero-Ekiti is the headquarter of Ijero Local government Area (Ijero LGA) which consists of other towns such as Ikoro Ekiti, Ipoti-Ekiti, Ara-Ekiti, Epe-Ekiti, Idao-Ekiti, Ilokun-o Ekiti and others. In 2006 it had a population of 221,405. Agriculture is the main traditional occupation of the Ijero community. This is supplemented by petty trading by the womenfolk. The farmers cultivate a wide range of food crops including yams, cassava, maize, rice, plantain and banana. Weave work is widely done in Ipoti-Ekiti.
The local government is bordered by Moba Local Government and Ido-Osi Local Government in the East, Irepodun/Ifelodun in the West, Ekiti West in the south and Ila Orangun Local Government Area ( in Osun State) in the North-West.
Igede Town is the Headquater of the Local Government which is predominantly a homogenous society and carefully populated by Yoruba speaking people of the South West Zone of Nigeria. The Religious of the people are mainly Christian and Islamic religious while a percentage of the people are Traditional religion worshippers.
The prominent industries in the local government include Timber/Saw mills which include Mighty Sawmill at Igede-Ekiti, Ilamoye Sawmill at Igede-Ekiti, Olorunde Sawmill at Iyin-Ekiti, Okeorun Sawmill at Igbemo-Ekiti, Osalade Sawmil at Igbemo-Ekiti, Oke Uba Sawmill Awo-Ekiti and Iyedi Sawmill at Igbemo-Ekiti; Photo Studios; Hotels, some of which include CornerStone Hotel, God’s Health Hotel, Liberty Hotel and many more. The places in the Irepodun Local Government that attract tourists from all over are the Osun Tourist Center and Elemi Tourist Center, both located at Igede-Ekiti.
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