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Things To Know About ‘Virgin Land’ LGA In Ogun State



One of the local government areas in Ogun State, Imeko Afon is named ‘Virgin Land’. The local government area is situated in the western part of the ‘Gateway State’.

Imeko Afon which is a neighbouring town to the Benin Republic is one of the most visited local government areas in Ogun State due to its sites of tourist attractions.

The LGA is named ‘Virgin land’ so as to encourage tourists to the area. In 2010, a 20 kilometres (12 mi) Imeko-Oke-Agbede-Iwoye road was being built for this purpose.

The Local Government is divided into ten political wards: Imeko, Afon, Ilara, Iwoye/Jabata, Idofa, Owode/Obada/Idi-Ayin, Moriwi / Matale /Oke-Agbede, Agborogbomo, Atapele and Kajole / Agberiodo.

 Imeko, the LGA headquarters, is about 20 kilometres (12 mi) by road from Ketou, a major trading town in Benin. The second-largest settlement, Ilara, merges into Kanga in Benin.

Celestial City, Imeko

The major sites of tourist attraction include Celestial City, a centre of the Celestial Church of Christ, Imeko, Odosuuru waterfalls, Mount Boomu, Afon and Jabata Forest.

Several worshippers troop into Imeko annually for the Celestial Church of Christ events. This has put the area on the world map and has made the so-called ‘Virgin Land’ a place to be.

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