The Cost of Living in Ijebu Ode and All You Need to Know.

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The cost of living in Ijebu Ode and all you need to know is another reveal on a town that has for long been in existence since the British began to rule. Ijebu people, especially the Ijebu Ode, was once at war with the British in the past and they later met with terms of agreement.

Where Is Ijebu-Ode?

Ijebu-Ode is a town in Ogun State. It is a South Western geopolitical zone in Nigeria. The city is located 110 km by road north-east of Lagos; it is within 100 km (62 mi) of the Atlantic Ocean in the eastern part of Ogun State and possesses a warm tropical climate.

It was around 16th century that Ijebu Ode was established as the chief town, and since pre-colonial times it has been the capital of the Ijebu kingdom. As at 2007, according to the census report of that same year, it has an estimated population of 222,653 people. It is home to Sungbo’s Eredo, one of the largest ramparts in West Africa.

The Cost of Living in Ijebu Ode and All You Need to Know

Living in Ijebu-Ode is not costly. It allows for more or less a normal standard of living that does not cost an arm and a leg to survive in. Like many cities across the country that have had a bitter taste of poor power supply over the years, the town is beginning to prosper in this regard, allowing small businesses dependent on electricity to flourish. Welders, fashion designers and owners of barbing and hair dressing salons, the situation favors everybody.

1. Ijebu Ode Geographical Structure

Ijebu-Ode is made up of three parts – Iwade, Ijasi and Porogun. Italupe is a ward in Iwade, not an Egure of Ijebu Ode.

2. Academic Institutions in Ijebu ode

The town has the following primary and secondary schools:

  • 39 Public Primary Schools.
  • 14 Public Junior Secondary school
  • 13 public Senior Secondary Schools
  • 110 approved Private Nursery and Primary Schools
  • 22 approved Private Secondary Schools.

The town has the following higher institutions:

  • Government Science And Technical College Ijebu-Ode
  • Tasued University
3. Does Ijebu-Ode have a Television Station?

Ijebu Ode has a local television station affiliated with the government’s NTA network and is the trade center of a farming region where yam, cassava, grain, tobacco and cotton are grown.

4. Agemo Festival in Ijebu-Ode

Agemo festival has masquerades and is a performing art of the Yoruba religion. Women are forbidden from seeing the Agemo on their way to Ijebu-Ode. A public announcement is made on radio and television to inform everyone the exact time Agemo will be moving. The Ojude Oba festival of Ijebu-Ode is usually held two days after the Ileya festival while the Ojude Oba festival of Ijebu-Isiwo is usually held three days after the Ileya.

Horses with beautiful and vintage carts are usually paraded on the streets of Ijebu Ode in the hours of the morning and eventually they ride to the palace of the king to celebrate. It is a festival whose main purpose is for the people of Ijebu to come together as one to honor their king and is regarded as one of the biggest in West Africa.

5. Ijebu Ode Rulership

Ijebu land is unified in that the same ruler who rules the Ijebu Kingdom also rules Ijebu Ode just like every other town.

Oba S.K. Sikiru Kayode Adetona, who is also known as the Awujale of Ijebuland, resides in Ijebu-Ode. Although he is regarded as the paramount ruler of Ijebu land, that is all the towns, the Awujale is highly revered by natives and residents of these towns.

6. Reputation of the Ijebu Ode People

As with most Ijebus, people from Ijebu Ode have a nationwide reputation of being natural entrepreneurs, great business men and women. Their very vast record of wealth got from trading is an attestation to this standing fact.

7. Ijebu Ode Food

The primary cultural food is Ikokore.


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