Iwo Local Government has been blessed with great personalities who had run the administrative tasks of the council. In the post, we shall discuss and list the names from 1987 till date.
Local government is the people’s tier of government. Local government is responsible for delivering ranges of services and infrastructure required by the communities.
Iwo is a rich agricultural area with a distance of about 45 kilometres from Ibadan and Osogbo. It has an area of 245 km² and a population of 191,348 making it the most populous Local Government in Osun State by the 2006 Nigeria National census figures.
|Iwo||Local Government Area||105,401||191,348||263,500|
Source: National Population Commission of Nigeria (web), National Bureau of Statistics (web).
Further information about the population structure:
0-14 years: 38.2%
15-64 years: 58.1%
65+ years: 3.7%
Iwo’s agriculturally rich advantage makes it a major trading centre for cocoa, kolanuts, foodstuff, yams, meat and timber. The popular Odo- Ori market in Iwo attracts traders from within and outside the state.
Iwo is also strategic because the railway tracks from Ibadan passes through the town. This helps the commercial and economic development of Iwo and other towns and local government around.
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The legislative council is under the administrative Chairman in Iwo Local Government who is the head and as well delegates his authority to his subordinates such as the Councilors and other honourable members for effective and fast grassroots development.
In this post, we shall discuss a list of Executive Chairmen Iwo Local Government has had from 1987 till Date.
1- Chief Bolarinwa (1987 – 1989)
2- Chief Ganiyu Iromini (1993 – 1994)
3- Barr Gbadegeshin Adedeji (1994 – 1996)
4- Mr Kamilu Adio (1996 to 1997)
5- Hon Mutiu Kareem (1999 – 2002)
6- Hon Moshood Adeoti (2002 – 2003)
7- Hon Rasaki Ajadi Salawu Asaliwa (2003 to 2006)
8- Engr. Lasun Olaniyi (2006 – 2007)
9- Hon Sulaiman Bello (2007 – 2010)
10- Hon Kamo Olabisi Alao (2010 – 2016)
11- Hon Kamorudeen Raji (2017-2018)
2018 till now
Iwo Central Local government Chairman
(Hon. Kamorudeen Raji)
Iwo West Local government Chairman
(Hon. Ezekiel Adeyemo Adedibu)
Iwo East LCDA, Olomowewe Chairman
(Hon Rahaman Lawal)
Federal Allocation apportioned to Iwo Local Government in recent years are as follow;
2017: N1.92 billion
2018: N1.44 billion
What has improved in Iwo land? Give us your sincere opinions on the performance and influences of the current Chairmen in Iwo Local Government.