Local Government Area in Ogun State, Nigeria

Imeko Afon is in the west of Ogun state, Nigeria.

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Imeko Afon is a Local Government Area in the west of Ogun State, Nigeria bordering the Republic of Benin. The climate is tropical, with a rainy season commencing around March and ending in November. The soil is fertile, and cassava and tomatoes are grown in large quantities. Cotton grown in the LGA supplies the Yaru, tread and textile industries in Benin Republic. Other crops are pepper, maize, groundnuts, yams, vegetables, cocoa, cashew and teak.

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The local Government was created from the old Egbado North Local Government in December 1996, during the military regime of General Sani Abacha. The land area is about 1,711 km2 (661 sq mi). The land is rolling, with small hills rising between 15 and 70 metres above sea level. The Yewa River runs through the area from North to South, with its tributaries, the rivers Oyan and Oha. The LGA is bounded in the north by Oyo State, to the east by the Abeokuta North LGA, to the south by the Yewa North LGA and to the west. It shares an international border with Benin. The international border is 93 km (58 mi), and is one of the most accessible stretches of border between the two countries.

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Imeko is about 20 kilometres (12 mi) by road from Ketou, a major trading town in Benin. The second largest settlement, Ilara, merges into Kanga in Benin.

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Tourist attractions include:

  • Celestial City, centre of the Celestial Church of Christ,
  • Imeko,
  • Odosuuru waterfalls,
  • Mount Boomu,
  • Afon, and
  • Jabata Forest.

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