IRELE LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ONDO STATE NIGERIA
Irele Local Government Area of Ondo State was created on 11th September, 1991, from the defunct Ikale Local Government Area. Its headquarter is Ode-Irele. It is bounded in the West by Okitipupa Local Government. In the East by Edo State, in the North by Odigbo Local Government and in the South by Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Irele Local Government Area occupies an area of over 1000 square kilometers in the lowland region, south east part of Ondo State. It falls within the tropical rain forest with abundant rainfall and sunshine. The Local Government Area drainage system is made up of river Ofo, Owena, Arerin, Apere, Oluwa, Out Atan and Ogbodogbo. The inhabitants of Irele Local Government Area are essentially Ikales with few Urhobo and Edo speaking settlers. The people also speak Yoruba and English Language fluently.
By the 2006 National Population Census figures, the Local Government has a total of over 200,000 people. There are over 300 towns and villages in Irele Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The major towns include: Ode-Irele, the headquarters of the local government area; Ami, Ajagba, Akotogbo, Iju-osun, Iyansan, Barogbo, Atoranse, Loda, Lonla, Lewumeji, Gbeleju-Loda, Kajola-Lokaka, Kajola-Ojurin and Liapanu, just to mention a few.
Among the traditional vocations of the people of Irele Local Government Area are
Ore Festival, Eje, Ojoye-Jesun, Eminale, Esigie and Egbare, which are being celebrated at different periods of the year in the communities. Indigenes from far and near do come yearly to their communities for these festivals.
Orthodox religion, Christianity and Islam are practiced with traditional religion. There is the belief in Malokun, Leron, Lomookuta, Maapeyo for Irele community. Erufun for Omi community, Epo and Awere for Iyansan; Igwe and Iwo for Akotogbo and Awere-awere for Ajagba communities.
There are six prominent traditional rulers in Irele Local Government Area; while there are few Olojas and Baales installed by the various traditional rulers in the domains.
Prominent among the existing chieftaincy title are: Maran, Seja, Gboroye, Aribo, Konye, Jagboju, Oyenusi, Orebemekun, Gbogunron, Yasere, Oyewoga, Aragbuwa, Lumeko, Idogun, Asaron, Agbogun, Lisa, Gbeleju, Ojan and Lemadoro etc.
A lot of mineral resources abound in Irele Local Government Area of Ondo State.
(a) Bitumen deposits at Lonla-Irele, Legbogbo, Gbeleju-Loda, Loda, Akinboni, Lutako, Daikolo, Laworo, Petu, Akinyomi, Ajagba, Barogbo and Iju-osun.
The large minerals are still untapped.
(d) Alluvial gold at Egbe-Letu Irele
(e) Kaolin at Omififun-Irele, Gbeleju, Lokaka, and Labaile villages in Irele Township.
(f) Iron Stones at Omi along the Basin of River Ofo.
(g) Sand of the manufacture of Glasses etc.
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