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Alimosho local government area is the state’s largest local government area, located in the Ikeja division of Lagos state in Southwest Nigeria. To improve administrative efficiency, Alimosho LGA has six Local Council Development Areas: Agbado/Okeodo, Ayoba/Ipaja, Egbe/Idinmu, Mosan Okunola, Ikotun/Igando, and Egbeda/Akowonjo.

Alimosho has a population of 1,113,411 people, with the Yoruba tribe accounting for the majority. Yoruba and English are the most widely spoken languages in the area, and Christianity and Islam are both widely practiced religions. The Alimosho general hospital and the Alimosho grammar secondary school are popular landmarks in Alimosho LGA, and the Oro, Igunnu, and Egungun festivals are held there.

Reports from Wikiedit states that the Alimosho community and the four ruling houses eligible to the Alimosho baaleship stool have previously petitioned the State Government to transmit its request for upgrading its Baaleship to Obaship status to the State Government. Before it was wound up, the plea was filed to the former tribunal headed by Hon. Justice W A Oshodi.

According to legend, Alimosho town today is made up of the descendants of four princes who left Ile-Ife on hunting expeditions and established in Alimosho one after the other.

Princes Ogunbowale, Florin, Kosovo, and Afield were a group of hunting princes who spent months hunting in the dense forest before returning to Ile-Ife.

There was a hunting festival in Ile-Ife that is still observed today, during which all hunters would go into the thigh forest to hunt. This hunting expedition might last up to four months.

After nearly two months of adventure, Ogunbowale, Kosovo, and Afield all returned to the appointed location within a few days of each other. They waited a few more days in the hopes that Prince Florin, the eldest, would appear, but their hopes were dashed, and they all traveled to Ile-Ife.

Princes Ogunbowale, Kokumo, and Afuwape returned to the forest at the conclusion of the fourth month of the hunting excursion to look for their brother, Prince Folarin, in and around the specified meeting location. They returned to Ile-Ife after failing to locate Prince Folarin and sought the Ifa oracle for information on his whereabouts.

The three princes made the decision to pursue their brother. They left Ile-Ife with a coronet and ‘ipawo’ symbolizing princes, as well as an Ifa Priest and other deities including Ogun, Sango, Obatala, Oro, and others, until they arrived in Abeokuta, as predicted by the Ifa Oracle.

His brothers did not meet Prince Folarin at Abeokuta because they were told that he had converted to Islam and that Christians governed Abeokuta, therefore he had departed without leaving a trace with his family. It was revealed that Prince Folarin had married and changed his name to Alimi in Abeokuta. Because they were more traditionally minded than their christianity-dominated society, the three brothers found their stay in Abeokuta uneventful.

They consulted the oracle in the dead of night after spending some time in Abeokuta and were ordered to leave before sunrise. They quickly went with everything they owned, including the Ifa priest and their deities. They traveled till they arrived at the Alasua River, where they encountered a woman getting water. They explained their goal to the woman, who informed them that Alimi Eso (Alimi the Great Warrior) created the Alasua River settlement. They all moved in together with a woman who happened to be one of Prince Folarin’s wives (a.k.a Alimi Eso). Alimoso is a misspelling of Alimi Eso, and the town is still known by that name.

Princes Ogunbowale, Kokumo, and Afuwape met with their brother Prince Folarin (a.k.a Alimi Eso). Prince Folarin had occupied Elelubo since his settlement and founding of Alimoso, and his brothers Kokumo, Afuwape, and Ogunbowale had occupied Ogunbowale complex in Abule Alabe. They all agreed to stay apart in order to have enough space for farming and to accommodate their expanding families. Sangowunmi’s residence in Afuwape’s complex in Igboro continues to be the source of Ifa priests.

Geography Of Alimosho

The average temperature in the Alimosho local government area is 26.5 degrees Celsius, with an average humidity of 80 percent. The two seasons that are observed in the area are the dry and rainy seasons, with a total estimated precipitation of 2700 mm. The LGA originates from the Alashua river.

The Economical State Of Alimosho

Popular markets such as the Ikotun market, the Igando multi-purpose market, and the Akesan market draw thousands of buyers and sellers on a daily basis, making commerce a major economic element in the area. Several privately and government held institutions, like as hotels and banks, are also located in Alimosho LGA.

Wards in Alimosho Local Government Area

  • Abule-egba/aboru/meiran/alagbado
  • Ayobo/ijon Village (camp David)
  • Egbe/agodo
  • Egbeda/alimosho
  • Idimu/isheri Olofin
  • Igando/egan
  • Ikotun/ijegun
  • Ipaja North
  • Ipaja South
  • Pleasure/oke-odo
  • Shasha/akowonjo

Some Polling units in Alimosho Local Government Area

  • 1, Ajala Close
  • 1, Akinrinola Street
  • 1, Tayo Kehinde Street
  • 10, Ayodele Amusa
  • 10, Cash Road
  • 10, Duduyemi Street
  • 10, Fakoya Street Akowonjo
  • 10, Jolaosho Adelobo Street
  • 10, Oki Road, Oki
  • 10, Old Otta Road
  • 11, Akinjobi Street Ijegun
  • 11, Oremeji Street Oki
  • 11, Raji Oba Street
  • 12, Akinrinola Street
  • 12, Alhaji Folani Street
  • 12, Olukobi Street
  • 122, New Ipaja Road
  • 13, Olabisi Street Egbe Ikotun I
  • 13, Olabisi Street Egbe Ikotun Ii
  • 13, Ranti Alabi Drive
  • 13, Solomon Okonkwo
  • 14, Adebayo Street, Oki
  • 141, Old Otta Road I
  • 141, Old Otta Road Ii
  • 15, Fakoya Street Akowonjo
  • 16, Abayomi Street, Oki
  • 16, Akinde Street
  • 16, New Ipaja Road
  • 18, New Ipaja Road
  • 187, Abaranje Road Ikotun
  • 19, Jolaosho Adelobo Street
  • 197, Abaranje Road
  • 197, Abaranje Road Ikotun
  • 2, Adebayo Street, Oki
  • 2, Arowojoye Street
  • 2, Ayorinde Street
  • 2, Olugbesan Drive
  • 2, Solomon Okonkwo I
  • 2, Solomon Okonkwo Ii
  • 2, Solomon Okonkwo Iii
  • 21, Olorunfemi Street Olota
  • 22, Unity Drive
  • 25, Akinrinola Street
  • 25, Olorun Adaba Street
  • 25, Solomon Okonkwo
  • 25, Tayo Kehinde Street
  • 26, Ogunjobi Street
  • 29, Ponle Street
  • 3, Adebowale Street
  • 3, Adesanya Street Oki
  • 3, Jenrola Street
  • 3, Solomon Street Ikotun
  • 33, Olabode Ojomu Street Ikotun I
  • 33, Olabode Ojomu Street Ikotun Ii
  • 34, Onilewura Street Egbe
  • 37, Abanise Street Egbe I
  • 37, Abanise Street Egbe Ii
  • 3rd Avenue 31 Rd. D Close I
  • 3rd Avenue 31 Rd. D Close Ii
  • 3rd Avenue 31 Rd. D Close Iii
  • 4, Emmanuel Daudu
  • 40, Ogunjobi Street
  • 42, Irepodun Street I
  • 42, Irepodun Street Ii
  • 43, Oki Road, Oki
  • 43, Old Ota Road
  • 47, Agbogunleri Street
  • 5, Fakoya Street Akowonjo
  • 5, Pipeline Off. Old
  • 5th Ave, 52 Rd. Gowon Est. Behind White House Into Sat. Disk Off Mosan I
  • 5th Ave, 52 Rd. Gowon Est. Behind White House Into Sat. Disk Off Mosan Ii
  • 6, Adeboun Cole
  • 6, Adeboun Cole/iyana Ipaja
  • 6, Ben Street Akowonjo
  • 6, Mamadu Street Isheri
  • 6/8 Oladipupo Sanjos Layout Ii
  • 6/8 Oladipupo Sanjos Layout I
  • 7, Jolaosho/saratu Street
  • 8, Alake Lankoko Street Egbe
  • 9, Adebayo Street, Oki
  • 9, Akowonjo Road
  • 9, Tayo Kehinde Street
  • Abaranje Road/funmi Oshindein
  • Abaranje Road/osho Igbore
  • Abaranje Road/pipeline I
  • Abaranje Road/pipeline Ii
  • Abaranje Road/pipeline Iii
  • Abati Primary School
  • Abati Primary School Akowonjo
  • Abati/alh. Osho Junction
  • Abati/osho Junction
  • Abeokuta/fadeyi Junction
  • Abeokuta/sosanya I
  • Abeokuta/sosanya Ii
  • Abeokuta/sosanya Iii
  • Abeokuta/sosanya Iv
  • Abeokuta/sosanya V
  • Abesan Estate Pry. School Compound I
  • Abesan Estate Pry. School Compound Ii
  • Abesan Estate Pry. School Compound Iii

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