Iseyin, the Home of "Aso Oke", is a city located in Oyo State, South West Nigeria
,Africa. It is approximately 100 kilometers north of Ibadan. Iseyin is bounded by
Latitude 7º57’N & 8º17’N with longitude 2º45’E & 3º37’E, and shares boundaries with Ojogbodu (Oyo West), Kajola, Ifedapo and Ibarapa Local Government Areas of Oyo State.
The recent National head count put the city at a population of 256,926. The primary industry of
our area is cotton-based textiles.
Agriculture is our secondary occupation and some of the food crops cultivated include; maize, okro, yam, cassava and various leaf vegetables. Tobacco is grown
in large quantity and it is as a result of this that one of the biggest tobacco companies owned by British and American cited
its Leaf Office in Iseyin.
We are well known for trading, craftworks, soap making, gaari and oil palm processing. Iseyin has been the headquarters of Oke-Ogun area, which comprises
of Iseyin, Okeho, Iganna, Saki, kisi, Ipapo, Tede, Ado-Awaye etc. Oke Ogun
people are identified with language or dialet known as 'Onko' solicited. His Royal Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Abdu-Ganiyu Oloogunebi-Ajinese I, is the incumbent Aseyin of Iseyin, the paramount ruler of Iseyinland.
In 1914, Sir Lugard amalgamated southern and northern protectorate, Iseyin became a District Council. However with local Government Reform of 1976, the District council became Iseyin local Government Area in Oyo state. And of the 33LGA”S in Oyo state, Iseyin
Local Government Area is the second largest.