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LGA and neighborhood
Location within Lagos Metropolitan Area
|• Local Government Chairman and the Head of the Local Government Council||Hon. Jelili Adewale Sulaimon|
(official Census figure)
(claimed by Lagos State Government) (1st) in Lagos State
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Alimosho is a Local Government Area in the Ikeja Division, Lagos State, Nigeria It is the largest local government in Lagos, with 1,288,714 inhabitants, according to the official 2006 Census (however, the Lagos State Government disputes the official Census figures and claims a population within the LGA of more than 2 million residents). It has now been subdivided between several Local Community Development Areas (LCDA). The LCDA structure kicked off after the administration of Bola Ilori who was the last chairman of the old single Alimosho Local Government. The six sub-divisions created out of the old Alimosho are Agbado/Oke-odo LCDA, Ayobo/Ipaja LCDA, Alimosho LG, Egbe/Idimu LCDA, Ikotun/Igando LCDA and Mosan Okunola LCDA. The LGA contains the urban area of Egbeda/Akowonjo.
The Alimosho was established in 1945 and it was under the then western region. Majority who dominate Alimosho were the Egbados. The area is very rich in culture, prominent amongst which are Oro, Igunnu and Egungun Festivals annually celebrated. Aside the cultural heritages, majority of the inhabitants of the council area are Islamic and Christian faithful. However, Yoruba language is widely spoken in the community. The source of Alimosho is Alashua River, which is located on the axis of Oki and Alaguntan in Alimosho. The most recognised Baale is late Chief Kokumo follow by Lateef Sekoni, while the present Baale is Afuwape. The royal family includes Folarin, Kokumo, Ogunbowale and Afuwape. The Central Mosque in Alimosho is the 3rd Mosque in Lagos after the Badagry Central Mosque and the Lagos Central Mosque. The First court is now known as Alimosho Town Hall, which is not recognized anymore by the incumbent government, and the Baale of Alimosho, which is not also recognized by the government due to political reason.
The first secretariat of Alimosho is a two-storey building located on Council street which is now under Egbe/Idimu LCDA.
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