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Official Website of Oyo State Government
Oyo State, popularly referred to as the “Pace Setter” is one of the constituent 36 States of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.  It came into existence with the break up of the old Western State of Nigeria during the State creation exercise on 3rd February, 1976. Brigadier, now Major-General David Medaiyese Jemibewon (rtd) was the first Military Governor of the State (1976-1978).  His successor, Colonel, now Major General Paul C. Tarfa, rtd (July 1978-Sept.1979) midwived the transition to civil rule which ushered in the Second Republic on October 1, 1979. Ibadan, the capital city, reputed to be the largest indigenous city in Africa, South of the Sahara, had been the centre of administration of the old Western Region since the days of the British colonial rule in Nigeria.  Western Region then consisted of the present Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Edo and Delta States. The people of Oyo State are Yoruba with a common ancestor in Oduduwa. Within the State however, there are sub-ethnic groups with distinct dialect peculiarities.  The people of Oyo State may be divided into five broad groups, viz Ibadans, Ibarapas, Oyos, Oke-Oguns and Ogbomosos. State Government, South West, Yorubas, Odudua, housing, business developments, Investors, Governors, Cocoa, Human Activists, Properties, tourism, tourists, businesses, Rubber, resort, natural resources. bitumen, kaolin, phosphate, bauxite, granite, limestone, crude oil.