Ekiti East

Ekiti East Local Government was created under the Local Government Edict of 1979. This took place as a result of the creation of Ondo – state which has it’s headquarter at Ibadan under the administration of the late Head of State Gen. Murtala Ramat Muhammed. At its creation, the old Aiyekire District Council which has it’s headquarter at Aisegba-Ekiti and part of the then Ekiti North Division were carved to from Ekiti east Local Government with it’s headquarter located at Omuo-Ekiti.

However, with the creation of more Local Government in 1996 as a result of the creation of Ekiti state by late Gen. Sanni Abacha, Aiyekire Local Government has been carved out of Ekiti East Local Government.

Our Vision

To see that the Local Government becomes first among the equals and to see that healthy living and literacy is enhanced.

Our Mission

To upgrade the governance of the Local Government to a democratic standard, and to give every citizen of Ekiti East Local Government the propitious empowerment and better living.

The major towns that form the council area (Ekiti East Local Government) are as follows:

  1. Omuo Ekiti: Comprises of the following quarters, Ilisa, Iworo, Iludofin Ijero, Edugbe, Ekurugbe, Araromi, Ahan, Ayegbule, Oruju Odo-odo and Oya.
  2. Ilasa Ekiti: Comprises of the following quarters, iremo Ibajore, Isolo, Iregun, Iro Igbale and camps.
  3. Isinbode Ekiti: Comprises of the following quarters: Uro, Imikan, Uremo Eku-Are, Eku-Igbando and the camps.
  4. Araromi Oke Ekiti: Comprises of the following quarters: Agbara Omugbo, Ajeregun, Okete-Oje, Oyi/Elegbeta, Oke-Egan, Alasaba, Aleju Iyese, Odo-Oyi/Apole Abija farm settlement.
  5. Eda-Ile Ekiti: Comprises of the following camps: Ojo camp, Abolokefa camp, Kajola camp, Dangolojo camp, Federal Camp, D. O. camp, Okesegun camp, Alake camp, Ilepa camp and Ayo camp.
  6. Ikun-Oba Ekiti: Comprises of following: Imeji, Oransege, Igbosanyin Igbagun, Oke-Igbo, Igbo orunmo, Oju Ere, and odo-ogba.

Other notable communities/quarters in the council include:

  • Kota
  • Omuooke

The villages, farm settlements and homesteads according to the population compendium vol. I of 1991 are Aka camp, Eremeji, Temidire Igbo Omodun camp, Onigerige camp, Oladimeji camp, Igbo Agba camp, Adojutelegan camp, Alimi camp, Giwa camp, Kola surulere camp, Jubrilu camp, Paul camp, kahinde camp and Oka camp and a host of others.

Ekiti East Local Government has an estimated population of about 140,000 based on the population census of 2006.

Ekiti East Local Government is located geographically within the tropics, and positioned near the equator. The Local Government is bounded in the North by Kogi State, South by Aiyekire Local Government, East by Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State and in the west by Ikole Local Government.

Ekiti East Local Government has an estimated land area of about 1,000sq km. The land is characterized by low land with few hills and mountains. The vegetation is made-up of decidons trees (hard and soft) grasses scrubs, fibres and herbs.

The people of Ekiti East Local Government are mainly Ekiti’s of the Yoruba race. They inter-relate with one another under a congenial atmosphere. They are homogenous in almost every facet of life. Including language, politics, culture, marriage, social and religious.

The people speak the same Ekiti dialect of the Yoruba language. There arte however few variations in the dialect noticeable only in Omuooke, Ahan/Ayegunle.

The people of the Local government are predominantly Christians, while some are Muslim. There are some idol worshippers as well. Each of the religion operates without any interference.

Some of the notable denominations are: Christ Apostolic Church, The Apostolic Church, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Anglican Church, Communion of Nigeria, Celestial Church, Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Methodist Church, the Redeemed Evangelical Mission, Catholic Church, Wesley Church etc.

The Islamic denominations are predominantly the A.U.D.

Health Institutions

Institution Location
Primary Health Centre I & II Isinbode Ekiti
Primary Health Centre Ijero, Omuo Ekiti
Primary Health Centre Iworo, Omuo Ekiti
Primary Health Centre Ilisa Omuo Ekiti
Primary Health Centre Kota
Primary Health Centre Kota/Araromi
Model Health Centre Ilasa Ekiti
Basic Health Centre I lasa Ekiti
Basic Health Centre Omuooke
Primary Health Centre Omuooke
Primary Health Centre Eda-Ile
Primary Health Centre Ikun Oba/Araromi Oke
General Hospital Omuo Ekiti

Educational Institutions

Over hundred (100) Primary Schools which was operational spread over the various communities. Also Secondary Schools both public and private are present all over the Local Government.

Traditional Title Town Grade
Olomuo of Omuo-Ekiti Omuo Ekiti A
Alasa of Ilasa Ekiti Ilasa Ekiti B
Onisin of Isinbode Isinbode Ekiti B
Oloja of Araromi Oke Araromi-Oke C
Onikun of Ikunoba Ikunoba Ekiti C
Eleda of Eda-Ile Eda-Ile Ekiti C

Present Obas on the stool are:

    OKINBALOYE II The Olomuo of Omuo-Ekiti
    OLONIJOGUNAYE II, The Alasa of Ilasa Ekiti
    OWURO III The Onisin of Isinbode Ekiti
    The Oloja of Araromi-oke Ekiti
    AWULODO-BI-OSUPA I The Eleda of Eda Ile Ekiti
    The Onikun of Ikun-Oba Ekiti

Traditional Festivals

The traditional festival peculiar to each communities are listed below.

Location Festival Period (Annually)
Ilisa Quarters Agbo March
Epa 9 years interval
Iworo Quarters Agbo July
Ida April
Iludofin Quarters Ida ota & Isioro April
Ayan February
Oya Quarters Iwe Oya September
Oruju Quarters Ogun July
Agbo & Ida March
Ekede February
Masquerade March/April
Oda-Odo Quarters Itegbe Jan/Feb
Masquerade March/April
Ijero Quarters Ayan Festival March
Edugbe Quarters Namgbede June
Ekurugbe Quarters Epa March
Kota Community
Isaya Quarters Baba oko January
Ida Isaya February
Ajula April
Uja Quarters Oro Orisa March
Irafun Quarters Ida Oro February
Oda Iponan Quarters Itegbe February
Araromi Omuo Nmagbede June
Igbede Quarters Ogun May
Agbo March
Ahan Quarters Oro Ayan February
Oro Ugogo February
Aluta (Iworo) Igbo April
Ida April
Ilawe (Iworo) Ida Ejigbo May
Oro Babalawo June
FUTA (Ilisa) Ida Euta March
Omuooke (Odo-Are) Babasoko Festival 3 years interval
Omuooke Quarters Itanmo March
Egbegun 9 years interval
Obadoja Quarters Elekitije June
Osii June
Bolorunduro Quarters Ekunta June/July
Ilisa Oke Egungun March-April
Akumo April
Iroro Quarters Namgbede June
Ilasa Ekiti Alaasin August
Olua May
Elefon August
Ipa August
Oloke August
Ara EKITI Alasaba May
Oloke June
Eegun Ore I July
Oro Ore II August
Oro Agba Jan/Feb
Isinbode Ekiti Ajagbo September
Egbegun-Odun Iro 9 year interval
Eegun September
Erele October
Ogun September
Eda-Ile Ekiti Ogun September
Ikun Oba Ekiti Ogun April
Oluporan May
Aorisa June
Name Position
Hon. Chief Alfred Olawale Akinlabi Caretaker Chairman
Hon. Idiowo Kayode James Secretary
Hon. Daramola Matthew Ola Supervisor of environment
Hon (Mrs) Arogundade Oladepe Eunice Supervisor for Education & Community Development
Hon Abegunde Gbenga Michael Supervisor for works
Hon Olarewaju Joseph Supervisor for Agric & Natural Resources
Hon Ologunro Stephen Ojo Supervisor for health
Mr Olawusi J. M. Director of Administration
Mr. Afere S. I. Director of Finance & Supply
Hon Toye Oke Caretaker

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