Oke’badan North LCDA is one of the 35 LCDAs created by the Executive Governor of Oyo State Senator Isiaq Abiola Ajimobi on 20th October, 2016. It was carved out of Ibadan North West Local Government with the sole aim of bringing government nerear to the people so as to ensure rapid socio-economic growth of the people thereby improving the living standard notwithstanding the ubiquitous concentrated complains about the economic crouch of Local councils across the country. It has its headquarters at Eleyele.
Oke’badan LCDA is bounded in the North by Ido Local Government, in the west by Ibadan West LCDA, in the East by Ibadan North East and in the South by Ibadan South East Local Government. The LCDA is predominantly urban area. It is thickly populated with people of different ethnic groups and of different races with diversed professions.
Oke’badan LCDA has Eleyele water works, Army barracks, Police State headquarters and a golf court. The local council has both social and physical infrastructural facilities that include roads, water supply, health centres and housing.
Because the Local government is the commercial nerve centre of the city. majority of its people engage in buying and selling of electronics, building materials, clothes, household utensils with banks and other government offices dominating a reasonable part of the commercial portion of the council area.
The Local Council area has the following markets in its jurisdiction; Eleyele market, Oke Padre, Feleye Motor spare part, fruits markets at Benjamin area. etc.
The following companies abound in the LCDA; Fan Milk, NIHORT, Oodua Printing Press, Askar Paint Limited, Oyo State Water Corporation Reservoir, Eleyele.
Oke’Badan LCDA houses the famous Oke’badan hill on which the yearly Oke’badan anniversary rituals are observed. This hill gives Oke’badan LCDA the edge over other LCDAs at the level of Tourist attraction.
The political administration of Oke’Badan LCDA started under a Caretaker Chairman, Mogaji Samuel Kolawole Ajadi who was sworn-in by His Excellency, Senator Isiaq Abiola Ajimobi on April 7, 2017.
However, on May 29, 2019, there was a change in political system of the state. His Excellency Engr. Oluwaseyi Makinde of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) became the Executive Governor of the state hence there was change in the system of administration at the State and Local Government level. On Monday December 19, 2019 Alh. Ganiy Abiodun Omotosho was sworn-in by His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde as the Caretaker Chairman of Okebadan North LCDA. He has been piloting the affairs of the LCDA till date.
The vox pop conducted across Oke’Badan LCDA reveals that the splitting of the LCDA from Ibadan North West Local Government has indisputably eased off the problems of distribution of resources as well as accessibility of the governing of the Local Council. This development has contributed much heightening the living standard of the people and their engagements within and outside the local council development area.