About Obafemi Owode, Ogun State
Obafemi Owode is one of the 20 Local Government Area in Ogun State, Nigeria. Its administrative headquarters is located in the town of Owode Egba. Obafemi Owode Local Government is bordered by Odeda Local Government and Oyo State to the North, on the south by Ifo Local Government and Lagos State while it has Sagamu and Ikenne Local Governments to the East. It is divided into 12 wards.
The major language spoken is the Yoruba with the Egba dialect. The people of Obafemi Owode are predominantly farmers, most of whom engage themselves in farming of arable crops livestock rearing and fishing. Obafemi Owode Local Government is blessed with a vast fertile land suitable for the cultivation of rice, kolanut, sugarcane, maize, cassava, tomatoes and a variety of vegetables. The Local Government is renowned as the land of ofada rice.
Attractions in Obafemi Owode
Major attractions in Obafemi Owode includes; pottery, adire fabrics and handcrafts sold in village markets. The main markets you should look out for in the area include; the Mokoloki market, Ogunmakin market, Siun market, Obafemi market, Ibafo, Mowe and Owode markets.
Other tourist attractions of the area include the mountainous landscape found in the area, the Youth centre at Ofada town, wildlife forest of the area and the cultural practices of the people. They are blessed with rich Yoruba traditional dances such as Egungun, Ogodo dance and Bolojo dances.
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