Ogun State Commissioners, 2004

List of commissioners in Ogun State in 2004

OTUNBA JIMI TAIWO (COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION)
Otunba Jimi Taiwo was born in ijesa jib Odogbolu Local Government on the 18th of June 1941.He attended st. Judes’ primary school, Ijesa-Ijebu and Wesley school,irolu Remo,for his primary education, and obtained his First School leaving certificate in 1953. Please click here for more information


ENGR. ANTHONY O. OJESHINA (COMMISSIONER OF ENVIRONMENT)
Started his career as an Environmental Consultant over twenty-five (25) years ago in the United States of America. After graduating in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, he was immediately hired as a research and development engineer by a major international environmental protection company. Please click here for more information


Otunba ‘Doyin Ogungbe (Industries, Commerce & Cooperatives)

DATE OF BIRTH: 7th November 1950
NATIVE PLACE: Ago – Iwoye, Ijebu – North Local Government
MARITAL STATUS: Married
OUALIFICATIONS: (I) B.Sc. (Hons) Social Science (Political Science Major) University of Ife (now Obafemi –Awolowo University)
PROFESSIONAL BODIES: (I) Member, Nigerian Marketing Association (NIMARK)


Chief (Mrs) M. A. Ogujobi HC (Women Affairs)


Hon. Prince Bamidele Obadina (Agriculture)


Hon. Awobadejo Ayinde (Lands and Housing)


Mrs. Iyabo Obasanjo Bello (Health)


Mr. Akin Osibajo (Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice)


Mr. Lekan Bello – (Commissioner for Finance)

Date of Birth: 29th November, 1954
Contact Address (including e. mail): QRT. 6, House 32 GRA, Abeokuta [email protected]
Date of Appointment: 3rd July, 2003.
Educational/Professional Qualifications: B.Sc., Masters in Public & International Affairs (MPIA), M.Sc. Banking & Finance.
Business Interests: Stock Broking & Financial Analysis.


Mr. Niran Malaolu – (Commissioner for Information & Strategy)


Hon. Waliu Taiwo – (Commissioner for Works)


Otunba Fatai Sowemimo – (State Commissioner for Youth & Sport)


ONADIPE KOLAWOLE AYODEJI (SPECIAL DUTIES)


Ogun is a major industrial state in Nigeria. It is located in the country’s south western zone.

Nicknamed the “Gateway to Nigeria”, the state is notable for having a high concentration of industrial estates and being a major manufacturing hub in Nigeria.

Major factories in Ogun include the Dangote Cement factory in Ibese, Nestle, Lafarge Cement factory in Ewekoro, Memmcol in Orimerunmu, Coleman Cables in Sagamu and Arepo, Procter & Gamble in Agbara, amongst others.

Founded
It was created on 3 February 1976 from the former Western State.

Boundaries
Ogun State borders Lagos State to the south, Oyo State and Osun State to the north, Ondo State to the east, and the Republic of Benin to the west.

Capital
Abeokuta is both Ogun State’s capital and most populous city

Important cities
Important cities in the state include Abeokuta , Ijebu Ode, the royal capital of the Ijebu Kingdom, and Sagamu, Nigeria’s leading kola nut grower.

Geography
Ogun state is covered predominantly by rain forest and has wooden savanna in the northwest.

Land area
Ogun State has a Land Area of 16,409.26 square kilometers.

Major tribe
Ogun State is mostly Yoruba with the Yoruba language serving as the major one in the state.

Religion
The main religion in Ogun State is Christianity. A certain amount of other religions are being practiced.

Agriculture
Ogun State is noted for being the almost exclusive site of Ofada rice production.

TOURISM SITES
Olumo Rock in Abeokuta, Birikisu Sugbo Shrine at Oke-Eri, Yemoji Natural Swimming Pool at Ijebu-Ode, Oyan Dam in Abeokuta North, Iwopin Boat Regatta and Ebute-Oni in Ogun Waterside.

Other Sites are Madam Tinubu Shrine in Abeokuta, Oronna Shrine in Ilaro, Area J4 Forest Reserve; Tongeji Island in Ipokia, Old Manse at Ogbe, Abeokuta, St. James Anglican School, Ota and Ijamido River Shrine in Ota.
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS

  1. Abeokuta -North
  2. Abeokuta South
  3. Ado-Odo/Ota
  4. Ewekoro
  5. Ifo
  6. Ijebu East
  7. Ijebu North
  8. Ijebu North-East
  9. Ijebu-Ode
  10. Ikenne
  11. Imeko-Afon
  12. Ipokia
  13. Obafemi/ Owode
  14. Odeda
  15. Odogbolu
  16. Ogun Waterside
  17. Remo North
  18. Sagamu
  19. Yewa North
  20. Yewa South

THE PEOPLE
The People of Ogun State belong to the Yoruba Ethnic Group of South-West Nigeria and also live in parts of Benin Republic and Togo, with substantial Diaspora elements in Brazil, Cuba and Sierra Leone, consequential to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

The Sub-groups are mainly the Egba, Yewa, Awori, Egun, Ijebu, Remo, Ikale and Ilaje, Anago, Ketu, Ohori etc.

PROMINENT PERSONS
Ogun is also home to many icons in Nigeria in particular and Africa in general.

Ogun sons and daughters make their mark in diverse professions and have contributed in no small measure to the development of the state and Nigeria both at home and abroad.

Ogun State has produced icons and pioneers such as:

• Alexander Akintola Sapara-Williams
The first Nigerian Lawyer

• Hon. Justice Olumuyiwa Jibowu
The first Nigerian Judge to sit on the Supreme Court Bench

• Sir Adetokunbo Ademola
The first Indigenous Chief Justice of Nigeria

• Chief Simeon Adebo
Pioneer Permanent Secretary, Head of Civil Service and Permanent Representative of Nigeria at the United Nations

• Chief Obafemi Awolowo
The first Nigerian Lawyer to head a Regional Government

• Professor Wole Soyinka
Black Africa’s first Nobel Laureate

• Adeoye Lambo
One-time Deputy Director General of the World Health Organisation

• Prof. Anthony Asiwaju
Renowned Historian

• Chief J. F. Odunjo
Foremost Author

• Oluṣẹgun Arẹmu Ọbasanjọ
A former Nigerian Army general and former President of Nigeria

LANGUAGES
Yoruba and English (Official Language) and several dialects of the sub-groups.

FESTIVALS
Agemo, Lisabi, Ogun, Igunnuko, Orisa-Oko, Egungun, Obirin-Ojowu, Gelede, Oro, Ojude-Oba and Sango.

POPULATION
The population of Ogun State based on 2006 Census was 3,751,140 comprising of 1,864,907 Males and 1,886,233 Females.

However, the projected population as at 2011 Census is 4,397,604 with 2,186,301 Males and 2,211,303 Females

The State is endowed with a favourable climate and good vegetation for all year round cultivation of various cash and food crops as well as livestock rearing.

VEGETATION
The climate is also conducive for business and industrial growth. In Ogun State, we have in the south, the evergreen forest vegetation and soil most suitable for the cultivation of cash and food crops like oil palm, rice, kola- nut, cocoa, cotton, cassava, cocoyam and vegetables. While in the north, we have a vast grazing savannah land that is suitable for animal husbandry. In addition to this, there are forest reserves, rivers and lagoons with a beautiful ocean front down south that is good for beach resorts.

NATURAL RESOURCES
The State has natural resources that include forest and water bodies as well as large quantities of mineral deposits, such as limestone, phosphate, granite stone, gypsum, bauxite, bitumen, feldspar, clay, glass sand, kaolin, quartz, tar sand and gemstones.