Ogbo South LG @30: The Journey So Far – Aremo Abduljelil Bamidele


The Federal Government on September 27 1991 created  Ogbomoso South Local Government with the Headquarter at Arowomole, to hasten the social and economic development of the peace loving and hard working people of the area.

It was carved out of the defunct Ogbomoso Local Government. The Local Government is naturally sited in the  savannah region of the North-Easter part of Oyo State, Covering about Sixty-eight square Kilometres.

It has an average temperature of 28 degrees centigrade. The total precipitation in Ogbomoso South Local Government at an estimated 1830 mm of rainfall per annum while the average wind speed in the Local Government is put at 9 km/h.

The Local Government is bounded in the North by the Ogbomoso North Local Government,in the South by Ogo oluwa local government, east by surulere local government, while it shares its Western border with Orire local government.

The population of Ogbomoso  South which is estimated over 200,000

The indigenes of Ogbomoso South Local Government who are purely of the Yoruba origin are well travelled, educated, peace loving  and traders.they co-exist  peacefully with other people of diverse ethnic groups.

The Principal Occupation of its people is farming  and they  engage is farming in massive production of crops such as cocoa, cashew, kolanut, mango and orange for subsistence, as they also produce food produce such as Yam, maize,  guinea corn, cassava, vegetables e.t.c

For Administrative Convenience, Ogbomoso  South is divided into 10 electoral wards with each ward being  represented by a councilor in at the local government secretariat.


The wards are 1-AKATA, 2-ALAPATA, 3-AROWOMOLE, 4-IBAPON, 5-IJERU ONE, 6-IJERU TWO, 7-ILOGBO, 8-ISOKO, 9-LAGBEDU, 10-OKEOLA/FARM SETTLEMENT.

There are a total 29 public Primary and 17 secondary schools.

Since the birth of the local government, the story of Ogbomoso South local government has been layers of success because since its inception, it has been blessed  with hardworking and result  oriented leaders.

During the regime of General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida – Head of State, August 27 1985-August 27 1993, Colonel Abdulkareem Adisa was appointed as the military Governor from September 3 1990- January 1992.

Mr H.A Adeyinka was appointed as pioneer  Chairman/Sole Administrator and Mr B.A Ajibade DPM/Secretary who served the Local Government dedicatedly  from September 27 1991 to 2nd December 1991

Mr Peter Oluremi Odetomi (Akata ward) was Elected under the platform of (SDP) as the 1st Executive Chairman,Late Mr Olla Basiru (Lagbedu ward)-Vice Chairman and Mr S.A Ladipo as the Secretary
2nd December to November 18th 1993.

Chief Ernest Adekunle  Oladeinde Shonekan and chief Kolapo Olawuyi Isola who was Elected as Executive Governor under the platform of the (SDP) August 26th 1993 to 17th November, 1993 .

During the regime of Late General Sani Abacha 17th November, 1993 to June 8th 1998 and Navy Captain Adetoye Oyetola Sode as Oyo state military Administrator from December 1993 to September 14th 1994, Mr A.O Olaleye DPM of the Local Government was appointed as the Chairman/Secretary to the Local Government by November 10th 1993 to April 25th 1994.

Colonel Chinyere Ike Nwosu was the military Administrator from September 14th 1994 to August 22nd 1996. With Late Commoder Ezekiel Olaleye Alamu (rtd) who was appointed as caretaker and Mr S.A Ogundipe as the DPM /Secretary to the Local Government April 25th  1994  to February 2nd 1995 and Mr John Adeyinka Adeleye DPM/Secretary to the Local Government February 2nd 1995.

Mr Peter Oluremi Odetomi (Akata ward) was Elected under the zero party as the 2nd Executive chairman and Mr Agboola Akanji Olufemi (Ijeru2 ward) as Vice Chairman  and Mr Adeyinka Adeleye DPM/Secretary to the Local Government March 30th 1996 to march 27th 1997

Comrade Adeoba Adeoye Oladele (Okeola/Farm settlement ward) was Elected as the 3rd Executive Chairman under the platform of (CNC) and Mr Abdulateef Osuolale Salaami(Ilogbo ward)-Vice Chairman And Mr Olabiyi Oladayo Olutunde DPM/Secretary to the Local Government  March 27th 1997 to August 1998.

During the regime of General Abdulsalam Alhaji Abubakar as the Head of State June 9th 1998  to May 29th 1999 ,where comm. Pol. Amen Endore Oyakhire was the military Administrator August 16th 1998 to May 1999, Mr I.A Adeduntan was appointed as caretaker chairman August 1998 to May 1999.

At the inception of the fourth republic, when HE Chief Olusegun Aremu Okikiola Mathew Obansanjo was elected as President and Commamder in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, between May 29th 1999 to May 28th 2007, which also saw Dr Lamidi Onaolapo Adesina elected as the Executive Governor of Oyo state under the platform of (A.D) 1999- 2003.

Mr Peter Oluremi Odetomi (Akata ward) was Elected as the 4th Executive Chairman under the platform of (A.D) with Late Alh Kamorudeen Ayinla (Isoko ward) as Vice Chairman and Mr Apostle Lakanmi (Isoko ward) as Secretary to the Local Government May 1999 to April 2002.

Mr Yemi Star Akin’s also appointed as Interim Chairman (Akata ward) under the platform of (A.D) May 2002 to April 2003.

During the regime of Sen. (Chief) Rasidi Adewolu Ladoja 2003 to 2006.
Hon. Abel Taiwo Alagbe (Lagbedu ward) was appointed as caretaker chairman under the platform of (PDP) April 2003 to April 2004.

Hon. Abel Taiwo Alagbe (Lagbedu ward) was Elected as the 5th  Executive Chairman under the platform of (PDP) alongside with Alh Bello Rasaq (Okeola/Farm settlement ward) as Vice Chairman and Mr Timothy O. Ayanyinka (Akata ward) as Secretary to the Local Government, Comrade Amuda Babatunde (Arowomole ward) as Secretary to the Local, Mr Sunday Ajadi (Ilogbo ward) as Secretary to the Local Government Respectively April 2004 to March 2007.

Alh. Kasali Sulaiman Akinlabi (Lagbedu ward) was appointed as caretaker chairman under the platform of (PDP) April 2007 to May 2007.

When Late Umaru Musa Yar’adua  came in as President with Chief Christopher Alao Akala as the Executive Governor May 2007 to May 2011, Dr Fajobi John Adebowale (Ijeru1) was appointed as caretaker chairman under the platform of (PDP) June 1st 2007 to November 2007.

Mr Adeleke Adewale Solomon (Ijeru1) was appointed as caretaker chairman under the platform of (PDP) November 1st 2007 to December 17th 2007

Prince Felix Adebayo Akande (Ijeru1) was Elected as the 6th Executive Chairman  under the platform of (PDP) December 17th to December 2010, where Late Alh. Kamorudeen Ayinla as the Vice Chairman  And Mr Gabriel Awujoola(Lagbedu ward) appointed as Secretary to the Local Government .

Mr Adeleke Adewale Solomon (Ijeru1 ward) was also appointed as caretaker chairman under the platform of (PDP) from December 2010 to May 2011.

Dr Good luck Ebele Jonathan came in as President, Late Sen. Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi was the Executive Governor from May 29th 2011 to May 2015.

Comrade Olajide Isaac Adisa (Isoko ward) was appointed as caretaker chairman under the platform of (ACN) and Chief Mathew Adeyi Fasola (Ijeru2) also appointed as caretaker chairman under the platform of (ACN) and (APC) Respectively alongside with Mr Akinbiyi Eben Akintayo (Ijeru1) as the Secretary to the Local Government.

First regime of President Muhammadu Buhari equivalent to second regime of
Late  Sen.isiaka Abiola Ajimobi.
Mr Adedeji Sunday (Ijeru1 ward) was appointed as caretaker chairman under the platform of (APC) where  Mr Adediran Alao was appointed as Secretary to the Local Government  and later Mr Olayiwola Sunday Ayan also appointed as Secretary to the Local Government Respectively between 2015 to 2018.

Mr Adeleke Adewale Solomon(Ijeru1 ward) was Elected as the 7th Executive Chairman under the platform of (APC) with Mr Adedeji Sunday (Ijeru1 ward ) as Vice Chairman between May 2018 to May 2019.
And Comrade Alamu Tope Stephen(Lagbedu ward) appointed as Secretary to the Local Government for some days

During the Second regime of President Muhammadu Buhari, our loving Governor His Excellency Engr Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde (GSM) came  in

Prince Oyedokun Oyeniyi Timothy
(Alapata ward) was appointed as caretaker chairman under the platform of (PDP) on December 2019 to March 2021 alongside with Engr Fagbemi Temidayo (Ijeru2 ward) as Secretary to the Local Government.

Again,Prince Oyedokun Oyeniyi Timothy (Alapata ward) was Elected as the 8th Executive Chairman May 2021 till Date under the platform of (PDP) with Comrade Olajide Isaac Adisa(Isoko ward)came in as Vice Chairman and Aremo Abduljelil Bamidele Busari was appointed as Secretary to the Local Government.

PAST LEADER OF HOUSE
1st set from 1992-1993

Mr J.A Olonade Leader of the House Alapata ward)

Mr Emmanual Ojo Leader of the House (Lagbedu ward)

2nd set from 1996-1997
Mr Agboola Akanji Olufemi Vice/Leader of the House
(Ijeru2 ward)

3rd set from 1997-1998
There three Principal officer are
Mr Akinola Akinloye Akano Supervisory councilor for Works (Okeola/Farm settlement ward)

Mr Ayobami Oseni Azeez Supervisory councilor for Agriculture (Ijeru2 ward)

Bar. Simeon O. Oyewo Supervisory councilor for Health (Arowomole ward)

4th set from 1999-2002
Mr Sunday Ayanbukola Leader of the House (Ijeru2)

Mr Olawumi Gbenga Leader of the House (Okeola/Farm settlement ward)

Late Mr Ige Olugbemiga Joshua Leader of the House (Arowomole ward)

5th set from 2004-2007
Mr Ajiboye Kayode Leader of the House (Alapata ward)

Alh. Tiamiyu Lateef Leader of the House (Ijeru2 ward)

6th set from 2007-2010
Mr Adeleke Olutayo Leader of the House (Ibapon ward)

7th set from 2018-2019
Alh. Bashiru Lawal Leader of the House (Lagbedu)

8th set from 2021-Till Date
Mr Alao Stephen Olatunji Leader of the House (Alapata ward)

Written By: Hon Aremo Abduljelil Bamidele Busari
Secretary Ogbomoso South Local
Government, Arowomole
Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

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