Oyo state:  Everything you need to know about Oyo state

Oyo state:  Everything you need to know about Oyo state

Oyo state is situated in south-western Nigeria. its capital is at Ibadan. It is often called Oyo state so as to distinguished it from the Oyo local government area. The settlement is surrounded in the north by Kwara State, Osun State by the east, Ogun State by the south and partially Ogun State, and the Republic of Benin by the west.

28,454 square kilometers approximately is what Oyo State covers by area and by size it is rank number 14. The area is surrounded by dome-shaped hills and old hard rock’s which reach a height of about 1,219 metre above sea level in the northern part and rise gently from about 500 meters in the southern part. Some major rivers originate from this highland such as:

  • Ogun river.
  • Oba.
  • Oyan.
  • Otin.
  • Ofiki.
  • Sasa.
  • Oni.
  • Erinle.
  • Osun river.

The Old Oyo National Park is one of the natural features contain in Oyo state. Here In this location, initially exist the endangered African wild dog also known as the Lycaon pictus.

The climate is amazing, it has relatively high humidity notably with dry and wet seasons.

From November to March is how long the dry season lasts while the wet season begins during April and end in October. Nearly through out the year, the average daily temperature ranges between 25 °C (77.0 °F) and 35 °C (95.0 °F).

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Oyo state was carved out from the Western State that was formed in 1976 which include the Ọsun State but was letter divided in 1991. The settlement is inhabited mainly with the Yorubas. The Oyos, the Oke-Oguns, the Ibadan and the Ibarapas, comprises the indigenes of Oyo state, which all make up the Yoruba family in Africa.

since the days of the British colonial rule the center of administration of the old Western Region in  Nigeria had been in Ibadan.

The main occupation of the people in Oyo state is Agriculture. The weather in Oyo state does not affect the cultivation of crops suchlike:

  • maize.
  • yam.
  • cassava.
  • millet.
  • rice.
  • plantains.
  • cocoa.
  • palm produce.
  • cashew.

There are the major distributor of these crops and a lot of government farm is situated in this location such as Lalupon, Akufo, Ijaiye, Iresaadu, Ogbomosho, Eruwa, Ilora, and Ipapo. There is a great quantity of aquamarine, kaolin, and clay.

At Saki, Fasola, and Ibadan, There are also vast of cattle ranches, a dairy farm at Monatan in Ibadan and the statewide Oyo State Agricultural Development Programme with headquarters at Saki. A number of the international and federal agricultural establishment are located in the state.


The widely disputed result of the 2006 national population census put the population of Oyo state at 5,580,894.

Major Local Governments

There is 33 local government in Oyo state, below are all the 33 local government area in Oyo states in Nigeria:

  • Akinyele
  • Afijio
  • Egbeda
  • Ibadan North
  • Ibadan North-East
  • Ibadan North-West
  • Ibadan South-West
  • Ibadan South-East
  • Ibarapa Central
  • Ibarapa East
  • Ido
  • Irepo
  • Iseyin
  • Kajola
  • Lagelu
  • Ogbomoso North
  • Ogbomoso South
  • Oyo West
  • Atiba
  • Atisbo
  • Saki West
  • Saki East
  • Itesiwaju
  • Iwajowa
  • Ibarapa North
  • Olorunsogo
  • Oluyole
  • Ogo Oluwa
  • Surulere
  • Orelope
  • Ori Ire
  • Oyo East
  • Ona Ara


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The following are the colleges in Oyo state:

  • College of health science and technology Eleyele, Ibadan.
  • The College of Education, Lanlate.
  • Federal college of education.
  • Emmanuel Alayande college of education.
  • College of Agriculture and Technology, Igbo-Ora.
  • College Of Nursing And Midwifery Eleyele, Ibadan.


Here is the university in Oyo state in Nigeria:

  • Oyo State Technical University, Ibadan, Oyo State.
  • Atiba University, Oyo.
  • University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
  • Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.
  • Lead City University, Ibadan.
  • Dominican University, Ibadan.
  • Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo.
  • KolaDaisi Univerisy, Ibadan-Oyo Road.