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Remo Federal Constituency

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THE REMO FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY OF OGUN STATE

The Remo Federal Constituency comprise of 3 Local Government Areas (LGAs) namely Remo North, Ikenne and Sagamu LGAs. Pertinent political and social information about the 35 political Wards of the Remo Federal Constituency are as follows:

REMO NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

Remo North Local Government Area was carved out of Ikenne Local Government Area on October 1st, 1996.  It occupies about 195 sq km, and it is bounded by Ijebu North Local Government Area to the East, Ikenne Local Government Area to the South, Obafemi/Owode Local Government Area to the West, and Oyo State to the North respectively.  The Local Government Area has 10 Electoral Wards, and its Headquarters is in Isara.  The wards are Isara Ward I, Isara Ward II, Isara Ward III, Isara Ward IV, Ilara, Akaka, Ipara, Orile-Oko, Ode-Remo Ward I, and Ode-Remo Ward II.  According to the 1991 Population Census figures, the projected population of this Local Government Area is over 112,000.  The Local Government has over 100 public primary and secondary schools.  There are also an appreciative number of private investments in the education industry.

IKENNE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

This Local Government Area was created in September 1991, from the defunct Remo Local Government Area.  It is considered a semi-urban settlement, comprising of 5 major towns; namely Iperu, Ilisan, Ogere, Irolu, and its headquarters is in Ikenne, hometown of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.  It has a land area of about 137.13 sq km, and bounded on the West by Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area, on the South by Sagamu Local Government Area, on the East by Odogbolu Local Government Area, and on the North by Remo North Local Government Area respectively.  The Local Government Area has 10 Electoral Wards namely Ikenne Ward 1, Ikenne Ward 2, Iperu Ward 3, Iperu Ward 4, Iperu Ward 5, Ogere Ward 6, Ogere Ward 7, Ilisan Ward 8, Ilisan Ward 9, and Irolu Ward 10.  The projected population of this Local Government Area is about 72,980, according to 1991 National population census.  And the Local Government has 34 primary & secondary schools. There are also two tertiary institutions that are privately owned, Babcock University at Ilisan and Ogun state-owned Institute of Social development at Shasha.

 SAGAMU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

Sagamu Local Government was established on 23rd September, 1991.  It was carved out from Ijebu Remo Local Government.  It is bounded by Odogbolu Local Government to the East, Ikenne Local Government to the North, and Obafemi-Owode Local Government to the West, and Lagos State to the South respectively.  The Local Government Area is named after its Headquarters of Sagamu.  The Local Government Area is approximately 47 kilometres from the state capital of Abeokuta.  As at the 2006 Population Census, Sagamu Local Government Area had a total population figure of 253,421 people of Yoruba, Hausa and Ibo backgrounds.  Sagamu Local Government Area is a cosmopolitan area that is divided into 15 Political Wards, namely: Ward 1 - Oko, Epe & Itunla I; Ward 2 - Oko, Epe & Itunla II; Ward 3 - Aiyegbami/Ijoku; Ward 4 - Sabo I; Ward 5 - Sabo II; Ward 6 - Itunsoku/Oyebajo; Ward 7 – Ijagba; Ward 8 – Latawa; Ward 9 - Ode–Lemo; Ward 10 - Ogijo/Ikosi; Ward 11 – Surulere; Ward 12 – Isote; Ward 13 – Simawa; Ward 14 – Agbowa; Ward 15 - Ibido/Itun Alara.  Sagamu Local Government Area has 53 public primary schools and 24 secondary schools. Similarly, there are also about 107 private primary and secondary schools located across the Local Government Area. The Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) is located in this Local Government Area.