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-Igbo. 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 isthe one of the originators of butcher business knownas “ALAPATA”. Ijebu igbo is one of the majordistributor/supplier of cow meat to Epe, Aja, Sagamuand all other towns within and around Ijebu land. People come from other towns to buy cow meat inIjebu igbo because we are blessed with professionalButchers. May God continue to bless them.
3 – Ijebu Igbo is the home of Agricultural Produce
Ijebu Igbois the 2nd largest town in Ogun State in terms of LANDMASS, There are arable land for farming. Alsothere are hundreds of villages and hamlet underijebu igbo. majority of the people in the rural area ofthe town engaged in farming. GARRI PRODUCTION, BANANA, PALM-OIL, COCOA, COLA NUT, ORANGE, BAMBOO STICK etc are some of the produce that weproduce in Ijebu Igbo.
4 – Ijebu igbo is the home of spiritualist
Ijebu igbo isblessed with hundreds of spiritualists. CLERIC, ALFAS,PASTORS HERBALIST, TRADITIONALIST. They arecapable of handling any spiritual problem if they areconsulted. though, there are fake among them, butif u need the real and original ones among them, youwill get them.
5 – Ijebu igbo is d home of Politicians and Administrators
Ijebu igbo has produced greatpoliticians in the history of Nigeria and is stillproducing politicians. Also, Ijebu igbo indigenes aregood administrators and great ambassadorswhenever,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 ourforefathers and our fathers for that…. They don’t goto school but they try all their best to educate theirchildren both male and female and its a greathonour for the town. As at now, a family will haveat 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 THE 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 itstrue!)
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.