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Ifako-Ijaiye is a city and local government area in Lagos, Nigeria. It has a land area of 43 square kilometres (17 sq mi) and had a population of 427,878 people in 2006.

Ifako-Ijaiye
Location in Lagos
Location in Lagos
Coordinates: 06°41′05″N 03°17′20″E / 6.68472°N 3.28889°E / 6.68472; 3.28889Coordinates: 06°41′05″N 03°17′20″E / 6.68472°N 3.28889°E / 6.68472; 3.28889
Country Nigeria
StateLagos
CreatedOctober 1, 1996
Government
 • Local Government ChairmanApostle Oloruntoba Oke
Area
 • Land17 sq mi (43 km2)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total427,878
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

The current chairman is Apostle Oloruntoba Oke.

HistoryEdit

The Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government was created along with 183 other local governments on October 1, 1996 by General Sani Abacha, the then military head of state. It was carved out of Agege Local Government, with headquarters in Ifako. The 1991 census found the majority of inhabitants to be Yoruba. Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government is a border suburb town as it shares border with Ogun State. The major settlements are Ogba-Ijaiye, Ifako, Oke-Ira, Iju-Ishaga, Obawole, Iju-Ogundimu, Fagba, Agege Pen Cinema among others.

The past leaders of the Local Government are: Engr. Richard Akinpelu (late) Alh. Ma'rufdeen Adeola Adefolabi (late) Hon. Demola Doherty Hon. (Apostle) Oloruntoba Oke 2011 - 2014 Hon Akinwunmi Nurudeen Olaitan 2014 - 2016 Hon Babatunde I.Q. Rajh-Label 2016 - 2017

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode appointed Babatunde I.Q. Rajh-Label as Sole Administrator of the Local Government in June, 2016. Election was held on July 22, 2017 throughout the 20 Local Government Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas of Lagos State. Hon (Apostle) Oloruntoba Oke was duly elected and sworn in as the Executive Chairman for a second term by the State Governor, His Excellency, Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode,

TransportEdit

The city is served by Agbado station,[1] located in the Local Council of Agbado-Oke Odo.[2] and part of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit project.

Current ExecutivesEdit

Apostle (Dr) Oloruntoba Adetunji Oke - Executive Chairman

Hon. Usman Akanbi Hamzat - Vice Chairman

Pastor Ayo Jeje - Secretary to Local Govt.

Hon. Shola Ajibose - Super for Works

Hon. Gani Babatunde Adekanbi - Super for Health

Hon. Sessi Smith - Super for Environment

Hon. Femi Abiola Afikuyomi - Super for Agric

Hon. Babajide Ajala - Super for Education

Hon. Toyin Akerele - Super for WAPA

Hon. Ibiyinka Thomas - Chief of Staff

Past Chairman & Sole Administrators of Ifako Ijaiye Local GovernmentEdit

Engineer Adeoye Ogundipe - Acting Chairman - October 1996

Hon. Aremu Akindele - 1st Executive Chairman - March 1997

Hon. Ademola Taiwo - Sole Administrator - June 1998

Hon. Adeola Adefolabi - 2nd Executive Chairman - June 1998

Hon. Babatunde Odele - Executive Secretary - June 2002

Hon. Dr. Elijah Olu Adewale - Executive Secretary - April 2003

Hon. Richard A.A. Akinpelu - 3rd Executive Chairman - April 2004

Hon. Muzemil Olajide Tairu - Sole Administrator - August 2008

Hon. Demola Doherty - 4th Executive Chairman - October 2009

Apostle (Dr.) Oloruntoba Oke - 5th Executive Chairman - October 2011

Hon. Adeleye Rotimi - Executive Secretary - January 2015

Hon. B.I.Q. Rajh Label - Sole Administrator - June 2016

Sole Administrator's Activities So FarEdit

  • Commencement of The Local Government Headquarters Building in Ifako
  • Handed Over Landed Property For Primary School Development In Obawole
  • Commemoration of 20th Anniversary of The Local Government's Existence
  • Free Computer Training Programme For Primary School Pupils
  • Rehabilitation of Bore Hole Water for School Students
  • Free Skill Acquisition Training Programme for Residents
  • Routine Peace And Security Meeting
  • Routine Management Meeting
  • Monthly Environmental Sanitation Inspection Exercise
  • Grading of Local Roads
  • Training of Staff amongst others

Photo GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Google. "Agbado railway station" (Map). Google Maps. Google.
  2. ^ Agbado-Oke Odo Local Council Development Area

External linksEdit