The Lagelu Local Government with areas of 416 square kilometers was created in 1976, with headquarters at Iyana Offa. It was part of the Ibadan East District council created in 1961. The Local Government consists of over 1076 towns and villages including the principal towns of lalupon, Lagun, Monatan, Ofa, Ejioku, Oyedeji, Kelebe, Sagbe, Elegbaada, Olowode, Wofun, Ogburo, Kutayi, Apatere, Olorunda, Ogunjawa, Ile-Igbon, Iyana Church, Odo Oba, Sukuru and Akinsawe. In January 2017 two (2) Local Council Development Area were carved out of Lagelu Local Government namely: Lagelu West LCDA with her headquarters at Olorunda Abaa and Lagelu North LCDA at Oyedeji.
- To move with re-positioning agenda of the present administration
- To bring the dividend of democracy closer to the people of the grassroots level of the government.
- Making sure that policies and plans of government are properly implemented
- To intimate the people at the grassroots level with policies and orders of government.
- Planning for growth and development of the Local Government in all ramifications.
- To empower the youths and the women
- To build capacity for small and medium scale enterprises
- To make all communities that make up the local government to be save for living
- Provision of quality water and chlorinalization of well water and other water sources in the local government
- Provision of waste disposal facilities to all residents and workers in the local government.
- To ensure market sanitation and street cleanliness
- To control the occurrence of communicable diseases
- Maintenance of laws and order in respect of food hygiene
- To secure the life and properties of the citizens of the Local Government
- To reduce diseases like malaria, T.B., high fever, typhoid, measles, HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases.
- Reduction of mortality rates of infants and mothers
- Improving access to quality health service delivery
- To engage the youths productively and to inculcate patriotism, team spirit, etc in youths through sporting festival and social activities.
- Provide employment opportunity for the unemployed
- To create interest of Agricultural activities and agro-allied business in the youths.
- Empowering both the youths and the women in the Local Government.
- To increase output of farmers.
- Keying into the state policy of using available land for Agricultural purpose (youth employment)
- To improve upon the quality of teaching and learning
- To ensure that all children of school age are in school (including disabled children)
- To improve on the level of infrastructural facilities in primary schools (also in secondary schools)
- To encourage community participation in Government.
- Micro-Credit for farmers
- Provision of more tractors, plough, etc.
- Capacity building for farmers by extension officers on modern methods of farming and storage of farm produce
- Subsidy on fertilizer, herbicides, improved seedlings distribution
- Incentive to intending SME operators: support in the provision and development of SME village.
- Training School leavers in computers
- Skills acquisition for youths and women
- Provision of free text books and exercise books in all primary schools in the Local Government Area.
- Provision of free mid-day meals in all primary schools in the Local Government Area.
- Construction of new blocks of classrooms in primary schools.
- Renovations of classrooms
- Training Courses for Teachers
- Health awareness programmes in each ward in the Local Government Area.
- Provision of essential vaccines and mobilization on
- Provision of Drugs to Local Government Health Institutions
- Provision of Equipment
- Tarring of total 31km road and more
- Grading of existing roads, etc
- Annual inter-school competition
- Workshops and seminars in schools
- Community Development activities by organizations
- More Access to Safe Drinking Water
- Safe Method of Solid Waste Disposal
Lagelu Local Government consisted of 14 political wards before Local Council Development Areas were created, presently; it has 5 wards in existence. These are: Ejioku (4), Lalupon (7), Lalupon (8), Lalupon (9) and Offa (10).
The main occupation of the people in the Local Government areas is farming including large production of palm oil and black soap; thus traditional palm oil and soap making industries are thriving in the Local Government Area. There are two viable projects to boost the standard of living of the inhabitants of the local government. These are Eniosa Better Lift Fish Pond as well as Eniosa Agricultural Projects.
Terrain and Rainfall
The quality of shelter in the Local Government areas may be classified into three types which may directly with population density. The highly dense core areas generally have poor quality houses, while the housing quality in the moderately dense newly developed areas is relatively good. The low density areas which are also newly developed also have the best housing structures in area.
Industry and Commerce
The local government area is blessed with 19 private hospitals, 48 private nursery and primary schools, 13 private secondary schools, and 9 petrol stations.
Culture and Tourism
Nature has blessed Lagelu Local Government area with a lot of potentials for tourism.
The local farmers produce yam, millet (grains) among other things. In an order to supplement the farmers’ effort an d boost agricultural production, for the feeding of the teeming population in the area, the council through the Family Support Programme established an integrated Eniosa Agricultural Project and Eniosa Better Life Fish pond.
Road and Transportation Network
Lagelu Local Government area has 48 urban and rural roads both tarred and un-tarred that link the major settlements.
The Local Government had put in place some numbers of infrastructures for the well being of its citizens. It has sunk over 50 deep wells and several boreholes, to ease the acute shortage of water.
The Local Government has 19 health centres to take care of its citizens. In addition to the provision of these health centres, it ensures a healthy living for its people by participating in all the National Immunization Programmes. The Local Government established quality maternity centres and family planning programmes to enhance its child health care delivery and family planning programme throughout the area. It also conducts house-house sanitary inspection to all nooks and crannies of the area to ensure a healthy living of the populace.
The Local Government has 48 primary schools and 8 secondary schools. There is also a special unit in one of the schools for the handicapped pupils.
Agricultural Crops predominant in the LGA:
Other Agricultural Institutions:
- Agro-Based – Yemi Ola Farms
- Agro-Allied – Hope Agriculture
- Agric Marketing – Quality Foods
- Lagelu Garri Processing Industry
Trade and Industry
- Industries Operating in the LGA:
- General Gas Industry, Basorun Private
- Quality Foods, Monatan Private
- Safety Triplex, Wofun Private
- Atlantic Carpets Private
- Akinwale Fisheries Private
- Leyland Busam Motor Private
- De-Damak Trading Private
- ARCEDEM Private
The Local Government consists of eight (8) departments which are:
- Administration and General Service
- Finance and Supplies
- Budget Planning Research and Statistics
- Education and Social Services
- Works and Transport
- Environmental and Health Services
- and Natural Resources
- Primary Health Care
The Local Government operates presently in line with the laid down “scheme of service”. The chairman is the over-all head and next to him is the Head of Local Government Administration (HLGA), followed by the Director of Administration and General Services (DAGS) and other Departmental heads being assisted by their Deputies for smooth running of day to day activities. Also, there are various units under the headship of each unit heads.
Moreover, the Local Government acts on the instructions and official directives of the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters and Oyo State Local Government Service Commission.
Lagelu Local Government operates under the staff strength of about 323 before Local Council Development Areas were carved out, but now runs with about 121 numbers of staff.
Past Chairman And Present Chairman
|1.||CHIEF J. O. OSUNKUNLE||SOLE ADMIN.||1991 – 1992|
|2.||HON. SALAK||ELECTED||JAN 1993 – MAR 1993|
|3.||HON. ORIBAYO T. OKEYODE||ELECTED||APRIL 1993 – 1995|
|4.||CHIEF SEGUN OLADIMEJI||ELECTED||1995 – 1996|
|5.||MR. AKINNIYI||SOLE ADMIN.||JAN 1996 – OCT 1996|
|6.||MR. OLUJIDE ADENIRAN||CARETAKER CHAIRMAN||NOV. 1996 – 1998|
|7.||DR. S. B. ADEOYE||SOLE ADMIN.||1998 – 1999|
|8.||PRINCE T. OLUKUNLE SANDA||ELECTED||JUNE 1999 – 2002|
|9.||CHIEF SAM LAOYE||INTERIM CHAIRMAN||JUNE 2002 – MAY 2003|
|10.||DEACON AMOS O. OLADEJO||INTERIM CHAIRMAN||AUG 2003 – MAR 2004|
|11.||DEACON AMOS O. OLADEJO||ELECTED||APR 2004 – JULY 2006|
|12.||HON. PRINCE W. O. AKINMOYEDE||ACTING CHAIRMAN||JULY 2006 – JAN 2007|
|13.||HON. M. L. LAWAL||CARETAKER CHAIRMAN||FEB. 2007 – APR 2007|
|14.||HON. PRINCE W. O. AKINMOYEDE||CARETAKER CHAIRMAN||APR. 2007 – SEPT 2007|
|15.||HON. AFEES W. ADEYEMI||INTERIM CHAIRMAN||SEPT 2007 – DEC 2007|
|16.||HON. PRINCE W. O. AKINMOYEDE||ELECTED||DEC 2007 – DEC 2015|
|17.||HON. OLADEJI A. PETER||CARETAKER CHAIRMAN||JAN 2016 – MAR 2017|
|18.||HON. (ALH) ADESINA M. OYOLOLA||CARETAKER CHAIRMAN||APR 2017 – 2019|
SITUATION REPORT ON 2011 EXCESS CRUDE OIL PROJECTS:
LAGELU LOCAL GOVERNMENT, IYANA-OFFA.
|1.||Construction of Public Toilets||Completed|
|2||Rehabilitation of Wofun-AlaoAkala Road||Completed|
|3||Rehabilitation of Academy AmudaOjere Road to Link Express Road||Completed|
|4||Asphaltic Tarring of Elewi-Odo Road Linking Express road, General Gas Quarters and KolapoIshola Estate||Completed|