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Ipokia is a Local Government Area in the west of Ogun State, Nigeria bordering the Republic of Benin. Its headquarters is Ipokia town. There are other towns like Idiroko, Oniro, Ita Egbe, Ihunbo, Agosasa, Aseko, Maun, Koko, Iropo, Alaari, Tube, Ilashe, Ifonyintedo, Madoga, Ijofin and Tongeji in the town of Ipokia at6°32′00″N 2°51′00″E / 6.53333°N 2.85000°E / 6.53333; 2.85000.

Ipokia
LGA and town
Ipokia is located in Nigeria
Ipokia
Ipokia
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 6°32′N 2°51′E / 6.533°N 2.850°E / 6.533; 2.850Coordinates: 6°32′N 2°51′E / 6.533°N 2.850°E / 6.533; 2.850
Country Nigeria
StateOgun State
Government
 • TypeHouse of Representative Member- Egbado South/Ipokia (8th Assembly)- Hon. Adekunle Abdulkabir Akinlade
 • Local Government Chairman and the Head of the Local Government CouncilJosu Amos Senayon[1]
Area
 • Total629 km2 (243 sq mi)
Population
 (2006 census)
 • Total150,426
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix
111
ISO 3166 codeNG.OG.IP

It has an area of 629 km² and a population of 150,426 at the 2006 census. It the capital of Ipokia Local Government. The current traditional Head (King) is Yisa Adeniyi Adelakun Olaniyan(JP), the Onipokia of Ipokia.

Notable indigenes from the town include the Late Chief Bolarinwa Yakubu Abioro (Balogun of Ipokia and Former Minority Leader of the House of Assembly in old western region, Late Ambassador Lamidi Maliki (Former Diplomat), Ambassador Isiaka Adesola Abolurin (Former Diplomat), Late Chief Salisu Odunjo Ojo (Fmr Chairman Ipokia Local Govt), Alhaji Muibi Adesegun Adeosun, Mr Taiye Elegbede, Alhaja Salmot Makanjuola Badru (fmr Deputy Governor, Ogun State), Hon. Kamorudeen Oduntan, Late Chief Tebun Fabgemi, Dr Bolarinwa Abolurin, Alhaji Rasheed Adegbite, Late Chief Mautin, Late Dele Arojo (gubernatorial aspirant), and Alhaji Isiaka Popoola (Former Commissioner for health, Baba Adini of Yewaland).

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Minerals/Natural resourcesEdit

Ipokia town has large deposits of Kaolin and Red clay. The vast fertile land is available for Agriculture. It is equally rich in soft sand used in the construction industry. There is large and commercial deposit of crude oil on Tongeji Island (a town under Ipokia) as Oil and Gas Industries can position themselves to tap the opportunities offered by its presence.

TourismEdit

A mega tourist city and sea institute was being developed at Whekan Island by the team of Queens Atlantic Resorts Inc., of Las Vegas, Nevada U.S.A. there is room for Boat Regatta, Canoeing and fishing along the Badagry creek. Although the project has since stop due to issue not known. Tongeji Island is an holiday haven with its impressive water front and breathtaking scenery, the island is a beauty to behold. Onigbaale Forest is equally a major tourist attraction. It was reported that the 1st Onigbaale of Ipokia precisely disappeared there and has since not been seen.

Famous foodsEdit

Ipokia cuisine is rich with numerous delicacies original to the Town. Listed below are some of the foods peculiar to the towns and their recipe;

  • Gbon-npete soup - Maize powder, pepper,

meat, oil, salt.

  • Atakere - Beans, Pepper, oil, salt.
  • Abodo - cassava, salt
  • Benju - Cassava, Coconut, salt .
  • Ajungun - Maize, Cassava, Oil, Salt &

pepper

  • Adalu - Maize, Beans, Salt, Pepper & Oil.
  • Atutu(Tutu) - Maize Powder, Beans, Salt, Oil and

Pepper

  • Atomboro - Beans, Salt, Pepper and oil.
  • Epete-Ewa - Beans Powder, Palm Seed, Salt

and Pepper

  • Idoki - Smoke, Fried or Boiled Sweet Potatoes.
  • Tuwo(Oka) - Corn Flour
  • Eko(Akamu) - Corn
  • Asepo - Okra, Smoked Fish, Onion Pepper, Salt, Oil

LanguagesEdit

The main language of Ipokia is Anago a dialect of Yoruba language spoken in west Nigeria and part of Benin Republic.

Other languages include;

Postal informationEdit

The postal code of the area is 111.[2]

Towns in IpokiaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://ogunstate.gov.ng/administration/
  2. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-20.