Ijebu Igbo (Yoruba: Ìjẹ̀bú-Igbó) is a town in Ogun State, Nigeria. It is approximately a 15-minute drive north of Ijebu Ode. Ijebu Igbo is the headquarters of Ijebu North Local Government Authority, of Ogun state, Nigeria.
Ijebu Igbo is divided into 5 clans: Oke-Sopen, Oke-Agbo, Ojowo, Atikori, and Japara.
An Oba (King) is enthroned to govern each of these clans. These Obas are typically classified as "Third-class" and they all submit to the headship of the Orimolusi of Ijebu-
The Orimolusi is a First-class and he is the supreme head of Ijebu-Igbo.
Some of the facts about the ancient town are:
1 - Ijebu igbo is the home of PONMO IJEBU ; ijebu igbo
has over 30 ponmo making industry known as "BUKA"... Also Ijebu Igbo is the major supplier of PONMO to Lagos state, Oyo state and wide distribution within Ogun state.
2 - Ijebu igbo is the home of COW MEAT ; Ijebu igbo is
the one of the originators of butcher business known
as "ALAPATA". Ijebu igbo is one of the major
distributor/supplier of cow meat to Epe, Aja, Sagamu
and all other towns within and around Ijebu land.
People come from other towns to buy cow meat in
Ijebu igbo because we are blessed with professional
Butchers. May God continue to bless them.
3 - Ijebu Igbo is the home of Agric Produce; Ijebu Igbo
is the 2nd largest town in Ogun State in terms of
LANDMASS, There are arable land for farming. Also
there are hundreds of villages and hamlet under
ijebu igbo. majority of the people in the rural area of
the town engaged in farming.
GARRI PRODUCTION, BANANA, PALM-OIL, COCOA, COLA NUT, ORANGE,
BAMBOO STICK etc are some of the produce that we
produce in Ijebu Igbo.
4 - Ijebu igbo is d home of spiritualist; Ijebu igbo is
blessed with hundreds of spiritualists. CLERIC, ALFAS,
PASTORS HERBALIST, TRADITIONALIST.
capable of handling any spiritual problem if they are
consulted. though, there are fake among them, but
if u need the real and original ones among them, you
will get them.
5 - Ijebu igbo is d home of politicians and Administrators; Ijebu igbo has produced great
politicians in the history of Nigeria and is still
producing politicians. Also, Ijebu igbo indigenes are
good administrators and great ambassadors
whenever, wherever they find themselves....people like Mike Adenuga, Abraham Adesanya, Buruji Kasham, Sen Durijaye, even World Africa Bank is headed by Ijebu Igbo indigene.
6 - Ijebu Igbo is the home of Scholars; I appreciate our
forefathers and our fathers for that.... They don't go
to school but they try all their best to educate their
children both male and female and its a great
honour for the town. As at now, a family will have
at least a GRADUATE in their family.
7 - OVER 80-CARS USUALLY TRANSPORT PONMO
FROM IJEBU IGBO TO LAGOS ON DAILY BASIS (UNBELIEVEABLE BUT ITS TRUE!)
8 - OVER 120 COWS KILLED AND BUTCHERED FOR
FOOD IN IJEBU IGBO ON DAILY BASIS......
UNBELIEVEABLE BUT ITS TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
9 - OVER 25 BUSES AND CARS USUALLY TRANSPORT
BANANA OUT OF IJEBU IGBO ON DAILY BASIS........
UNBELIEVEABLE BUT ITS TRUE
10 - IJEBU IGBO IS D BEST TOWN THAT PRODUCED
MANY SENATORS IN IJEBU LAND, No other town in
Ijebu land that has d number of senators that Ijebu igbo have.
(Unbelieveable but its
11 - IJEBU IGBO HAS OVER 50-PROFESSORS, HUNDREDS OF DOCTORATE HOLDER(PHD), THOUSANDS OF MASTERS HOLDERS(Msc), HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF GRADUATES(BSC).
(UNBELIEVEABLE BUT ITS TRUE!)
12 - Ijebu Igbo is known for sawmill business. There over 50 sawmills in the town.