One of the two major rivers in Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria is the Yewa River with the other being the Ogun River.
The Yewa river is located in one (Yewa South) of the 20 local government areas of Ogun State. It is not just a notable river in the state (Ogun) but also in a neighbouring West African nation.
Here are 5 Things You Need To Know About The Yewa River In Ogun State
- It is a is a trans-boundary river between Republic of Benin and Nigeria. At one point, it crosses the border between the two countries.
- The major sources of the river are the Atan and Ilaro rivers in the same state (Ogun).
- The Yewa river empties into Badagry Creek which in turn empties into Lagos harbor.
- The river is in a West African tropical climate zone and is an important source of fishing for local inhabitants. An important aspect of the local fishing is the blue crab (Callinectes amnicola).
- The river is also notable for logging and sand mining operations in the Ogun State.