Welcome to Ojo

Let me welcome you to the beautiful city of Ojo, perfectly nestled in the heart of Lagos State, Nigeria. In this place, tranquility, history, and prosperity enjoy a harmonious blend. Ojo is a haven of peace, where the frantic hustle and bustle of everyday life intertwine with the serenity of its natural surroundings. Although popular as a business destination, Ojo’s prosperity is not limited to just the markets. It’s strategic location, along major transportation routes, and adjacent to significant commercial centers, makes it a ready attraction for investment.

The Ojo

The Ojo constituency which is predominantly of Yoruba origin, has a vibrant cultural identity that has withstood the test of time. The Ojo people speak a distinct language known as Ojo Yoruba, which is a dialect of the broader Yoruba language spoken in southwestern Nigeria. Geographically, the Ojo constituency is divided into eleven wards; Ojo town, Okokomaiko, Ajangbadi, Ijanikin, Iba, Ilogbo, Irewe, Tafi, Etegbin, Idoluwo and Sabo, each with its own unique characteristics and landmarks.
From the bustling neighborhoods near the banks of the Ologe Lagoon to the serene and picturesque areas surrounding Ojo, the constituency offers a variety of landscapes that contribute to its charm. The entire Ojo constituency holds its traditional rulers, known as Obas, in high regard. These traditional rulers play a crucial role in preserving cultural heritage, settling disputes, and guiding the community towards progress. The present Olojo of Ojo Kingdom, Oba Galib Adeniyi-Rufai, Adeife 1, has been on the throne for twelve years. Some others include Oba Ashafa, the Onijanikin of ijanikin, Oba (Dr.) Sulaimon Adeshina Raji-Ashade, the Oniba Ekun of Iba Kingdom, Chief Alhaji Wahab Amodu Hassan, the Baale of Ajangbadi, Oba Josiah Olanrewaju Aina, the Oloto of Oto Awori.
Map Outline of Ojo on Google Map

There are several historical landmarks within the Ojo constituency that serve as testaments to the community's long-lasting heritage. The Olojo Palace, a majestic structure steeped in history, stands as a symbol of Ojo's regal past. Other landmarks include sacred shrines, ancient settlements, and archaeological sites that provide glimpses into the rich history of the community. Like many others, the Ojo community faces challenges including Infrastructure development, access to quality healthcare and education, and unemployment amongst others. However, despite the challenges, the constituency offers numerous opportunities for growth and development. Its strategic location and proximity to major transportation routes make it a potential hub for commercial activities and investment. The community's rich cultural heritage and natural beauty can be leveraged to promote tourism and cultural exchange.

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Amongst many others, Ojo houses a campus of the Lagos State University, the Alaba International Market - the forty-something year old market known for selling a wide range of household goods and appliance repair, Alaba livestock market otherwise called Alaba Rago, the old Lagos International Trade Fair complex, Iyana-Iba market, Dolphin Golf course, located in the Navy town, barracks in Ojo. The constituency also boasts of having some of the fanciest beach houses including Ishahayi Beach, Ilashe Beach etc and beach resorts like Kamp Ikare, HOV, Sencilo, Pura Vida amongst others as well as tourist sites like the first storey building in Nigeria, the Nigeria-Benin Republic International border, Ologe Forest reserve in Ilogbo, Early Missionaries cemetery in Badagry, Whispering Palms in Iworo amongst others

In Ojo there are several State-of-the-art infrastructure and modern amenities that coexist perfectly with the traditional fabric of the community, creating a blend of old-world charm and contemporary convenience. Despite this however, the most notable show-off of Ojo, is its people which according to the last population census in 2006 had 401,000 male and 293,772 female, totalling over 609,173 with 62.3% between ages 15-64years old, 36.3% between 0-14 years old and 1.4% over 65 years old which signifies an active young population and a strong workforce capable of fostering industrialization. The people irrespective of religious differences, cohabit peacefully and offer warm hospitality and a sense of community which helps to create an atmosphere of belonging, where strangers are greeted with open arms and neighbors easily become lifelong friends.

As you explore Ojo, you will discover a myriad of cultural festivities including the Olojo, Oro, and Egungun festivals, all of which showcase the constituency’s vibrant heritage. At these times, colorful parades, traditional dances, and captivating music always light up the streets, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the richness of the local culture. Once again, I bid you welcome to Ojo Federal Costituency, a sanctuary of peace, a treasure trove of history, and a beacon of prosperity within the vibrant tapestry of Lagos State.