by Arafat Adelaja.
Ogun State is a state in southwestern Nigeria. Created in 1976, it borders Lagos State to the south, Oyo and Osun states to the north, Ondo to the east and the Republic of Benin to the west.
Osousi festival is celebrated amongst the people of Ikija and Ago-iwoye in Ogun state, Western Nigeria. It is believed that the festival first began thousands of years ago in Ejigbo Ile ife in osun state.
The Ojude-Oba festival is known to the Ijebus as a major festival that brings them together.The native age grades (Regberegbe) converge at the Awujale’s palace to pay homage to the Royal Majesty.
The history of Egungun is traceable to the then Alaafin Sango in the old Oyo Empire. Basically, Alaafin Sango did not want to lose contact with his dead maternal lineage in Tapa land when he became the Alaafin.
The Natural Resources in Ogun State.
The State has abundant natural resources that include forest and water bodies as well as large quantities of mineral deposits, such as limestone, phosphate, granite stone, gypsum, bauxite, bitumen, feldspar, clay, glass sand, kaolin, quartz, tar sand, gemstones and crude oil are available in commercial quantities.