Ogun State is a state in southwestern Nigeria. Created in February 1976 from the former Western State.
Ogun State borders Lagos State to the south, Oyo State and Osun State to the north, Ondo State, and the Republic of Benin to the west.
Abeokuta is both Ogun State’s capital and most populous city; other important cities in the state include Ijebu Ode, the former royal capital of the Ijebu Kingdom, and Sagamu, Nigeria’s leading kola nut grower.
Ogun State had a total population of 3,751,140 residents as of 2006.
Nicknamed the “Gateway to Nigeria”, the state is notable for having a high concentration of industrial estates and being a major manufacturing hub in Nigeria.
Major factories in Ogun include the Dangote Cement factory in Ibese, Nestle, Lafarge Cement factory in Ewekoro, Memmcol in Orimerunmu, Coleman Cables in Sagamu and Arepo, Procter & Gamble in Agbara,amongst others.
Ogun State is predominantly Yoruba, with the Yoruba language serving as the lingua franca of the state. Ogun State is noted for being the almost exclusive site of Ofada rice production. Ogun state is also homed to so many icons in Nigeria and Africa at large.
Below are the governors that have ruled the state with a little biography.
LT. COL. SEIDU AYODELE BALOGUN
(MARCH 1976 – 1978)
Lt. Col. Seidu Ayodele Balogun, The First Military Governor Of The Newly-Created Ogun State Of Nigeria, Was Born On The 20th Of April, 1941.
BRIGADIER HARRIS O.D EGHAGHA
(JULY 1978 – OCTOBER 1979)
Brigadier General Harris Otadafevwerha Eghagha Was Born On 8 March 1934 In Mureje, Okpe Local Government Area In Delta State.
CHIEF VICTOR OLABISI ONABANJO
(OCT. 1979 – OCT. 1983)/(OCT. 1983 – DEC. 1983)
Chief Victor Olabisi Onabanjo Was Born On February 12, 1927. He Studied Journalism And Was An Accomplished Columnist For Many Years.
COLONEL OLADIPO DIYA
Brigadier Oladipo Diya Was Born On The 3rd Of April, 1944 At Odogbolu In The Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area Of Ogun State.
LT COLONEL OLADAYO POPOOLA
(AUGUST 1985 – AUGUST 1986)
Lt Col. Popoola Was Born On 26 February 1944. He Completed His Secondary Education In Ikire, Osun State.
COLONEL RAJI RASAKI
(AUGUST 1986 – JULY 1988)
The Military Governor Of Ogun State Between 1986 – 1988, Col. Raji Alagbe Rasaki, Was Born To Akande And Madam Sabitiyu Atunwa…
NAVY CPT. MOHAMMED ALABI LAWAL
(JULY 28, 1988 – SEPTEMBER 2, 1990)
He Was Born On January 24, 1946, In Ilorin, Kwara State. He Had His Primary Education At The United School, Ilorin Between 1953 And 1959
NAVY CPT. OLADEINDE OLUSOGA JOSEPH
(SEPTEMBER 3, 1990 – DECEMBER 31, 1991)
The Military Governor Of Ogun State Was Born In Aramoko-Ekiti, Ekiti State, On May 9, 1948. He Had His Elementary Education At Methodist School II, Oke-Ado, Ibadan.
CHIEF OLUSEGUN OSOBA
(1992 – 1993)/(1999 – 2003)
Chief Olusegun Osoba Was Born On July 15, 1941. He Took Over The Mantle Of Leadership Of Ogun State On January 2, 1992.
LT COL. DANIEL OLUKUNLE AKINTONDE
(DECEMBER 18, 1993 – AUGUST 20, 1996)
He Was Born In Jos, Plateau State, On November21, 1949. Lt. Col. Daniel Olukunle Akintonde, The Ogun State Military Administrator Hails From Ogbomoso, Oyo State.
GROUP CPT. SAM EWANG
1996 – 1998
Group Captain Sam Ewang Was Appointed Military Administrator Of Ogun State, Nigeria From August 1996 To August 1998.
NAVY COMMODORE KAYODE OLOFINMOYIN (RTD)
1998 – 1999
Navy Captain Kayode Olofin-Moyin Was Appointed Military Administrator Of Ogun State, Nigeria From August 1998 To May 1999.
OTUNBA GBENGA DANIEL
Gbenga Daniel (Born 6 April 1956) Is A Nigerian Politician,And Governor Of Ogun State Of Nigeria Since 29 May 2003 – May 2011.
SENATOR IBIKUNLE AMOSUN
2011 – 2019
On 29 May, 2011, Senator Amosun Was Sworn-In As The Fourth Elected Governor Of Ogun State, Having Won The Election Held In April 2011.