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01.Oyo history

Oranyan Odede

Oranyan the grandson of Oduduwa was a very brave and warlike Prince, and of an indomitable courage. He was the founder of the order of the Esos. His body-guard consisted of 150 well trained soldiers. He founded the city of Oyo where he resided for a time he was said to have pushed up to a place called Oko, leaving Oyo in charge of one of the princes. Read more

The Oyo Empire

Oyo, a pre-colonial kingdom in present-day Nigeria, was founded in the 1300s. Established by Oranmiyan of the Yoruba people of West Africa, Oyo quickly grew to become one of the most powerful states in the Yoruba-speaking region which later became an empire with an extension as far as Dahomey and Ghana. Read more

Institution of Alaafin

The word “Alaafin” connotes the owner of the Palace. The title gives the Oba of Oyo Empire (The Alaafin) uniqueness not replicated in any other Yoruba ethnic group or variant. The institution of the Alaafin has been in existence and reduces its administrative prowess into practice for over 600 years before the advent of the British rule. Read more

Oyo Metropolitan Development Association Projects...


Job Creations

Socio-Cultural Developments

Archbishop Ayo Ladigbolu – Chairman
Mr. R.A. Atanda – Secretary General
Alhaji Abubakar
Chief Surv. Lala
Barrister Mojisola Adeyemi

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02.The Oyo Cabinet


The Basorun of Oyo Empire has the same official functions and responsibilities as the modern days Prime Ministers in the executive arm of the Oyo-Alaafin Government setup. Read more



The Agbaakin of Oyo Empire is basically in charge of some traditional rites on behalf of Alaafin such as the propitiations of Oranyan deity.



The Samu of Oyo Empire has a vast responsibility when it comes to counselling and guidance to the the institution of Alaafin and Oyo people.



The Alapinni of Oyo Empire heads the masquerades' mythical institution, and his office eliminated the witches in the olden days by execution.



The lagunna of Oyo Empire in the olden days and even in the modern days perform ambassadorial duties to the Alaafin.



The Akinniku of Oyo Empire was designated for gathering of military intelligence in the times of war and local intelligence prior to war times.


03.OMDA Initiatives

  • Progress Monitor
  • Power Generation
  • Projects Execution
  • Education

Progress monitoring in Oyo Metropolis is a vital component of the region’s development and governance framework. This practice involves the systematic tracking and assessment of ongoing initiatives, projects, and policies aimed at improving the city’s infrastructure, services, and overall quality of life for its residents. Here are some key aspects of progress monitoring in Oyo Metropolis:

  1. Project Evaluation: Various development projects, ranging from infrastructure improvements to social programs, are continuously evaluated to ensure they are on track, within budget, and meeting their intended objectives. This evaluation is crucial for efficient resource allocation and the successful completion of initiatives.
  2. Data Collection and Analysis: Progress monitoring relies on data collection and analysis to provide a clear understanding of the status of different projects and programs. Timely data enables decision-makers to make informed choices and address challenges promptly.
  3. Accountability: Accountability is a core principle of progress monitoring. Public officials and organizations responsible for projects and services in Oyo Metropolis are held accountable for the outcomes and impacts of their initiatives.
  4. Stakeholder Engagement: Engaging with stakeholders, including residents, community organizations, and local businesses, is essential for gaining insights into the impact of ongoing projects. Their feedback helps shape decision-making and ensures projects align with community needs.
  5. Performance Metrics: Clear performance metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) are established for each project. These metrics serve as benchmarks for measuring progress and success.
  6. Adaptation and Improvement: Progress monitoring allows for flexibility in project management. If issues arise or objectives need adjustment, decision-makers can adapt and refine strategies to enhance project effectiveness.
  7. Transparency: Oyo Metropolis emphasizes transparency in the progress monitoring process. Information regarding project status, financial accountability, and outcomes is often made publicly available to foster trust and public participation.
  8. Long-Term Planning: Monitoring progress in the metropolis contributes to long-term planning by identifying trends, challenges, and opportunities for future development. It helps city officials and planners make strategic decisions.
  9. Quality of Life Improvements: Ultimately, the goal of progress monitoring is to enhance the overall quality of life for residents in Oyo Metropolis. Whether through better infrastructure, improved services, or sustainable development, progress monitoring is a tool for positive change.

By maintaining a robust progress monitoring framework, Oyo Metropolis can efficiently manage its projects, enhance accountability, and ensure that development initiatives align with the needs and aspirations of its residents. This practice contributes to the ongoing growth and well-being of the city and its communities.

  1. Fencing of the 133KVA sub-station was championed and executed by the Oyo Metropolitan Development Association under the chairmanship of the Emeritus Archbishop (Rtd.) Prince L.S. Ayo Ladigbolu with notable supports by the sons and daughters of Oyo-Alaafin.

Project Objective: The construction and establishment of a 132kV Transmission Substation in Oyo Metropolis represents a critical infrastructure development initiative aimed at enhancing the reliability and efficiency of the electrical grid within the region. The primary objectives of this project are as follows:

  1. Enhanced Power Supply: To improve the quality and availability of electricity supply to the Oyo Metropolis, meeting the increasing demands of residential, commercial, and industrial consumers.
  2. Grid Reliability: To strengthen the overall grid infrastructure, reduce transmission losses, and minimize power interruptions, thereby ensuring a more stable power supply to the metropolis.
  3. Facilitating Economic Growth: By providing a robust electrical infrastructure, the project is expected to facilitate economic growth, attract investments, and support local businesses and industries, ultimately leading to job creation and improved living standards.

The Oyo Metropolitan Development Association (OMDA) employs a comprehensive project execution strategy designed to facilitate the successful planning, implementation, and completion of development initiatives within the Oyo Metropolitan area. This strategy is rooted in efficient and accountable processes, community engagement, and sustainable development principles. Here are key aspects of OMDA’s project execution strategy:

Needs Assessment: OMDA initiates projects by conducting thorough needs assessments. This involves engaging with community members, stakeholders, and experts to identify the specific needs and priorities within the metropolitan area.

    • Strategic Planning: Following the needs assessment, OMDA formulates a clear and comprehensive project plan. This plan outlines project objectives, scopes, timelines, budgets, and performance indicators.
    • Stakeholder Engagement: OMDA values input from local communities, businesses, and residents. Stakeholder engagement is integral to the planning and decision-making process. Regular consultations and feedback mechanisms are established to ensure alignment with community needs.
    • Resource Mobilization: OMDA leverages a variety of funding sources, including government grants, private investments, and international aid, to secure the necessary resources for project implementation.
    • Project Management: OMDA assigns dedicated project managers and teams responsible for overseeing each initiative. These teams are accountable for managing budgets, timelines, and deliverables.
    • Accountability and Transparency: The organization maintains transparency in project management, regularly reporting on progress and financial accountability. This commitment to transparency fosters trust among stakeholders and the public.
    • Quality Control: OMDA emphasizes quality assurance and monitors projects to ensure they meet specified standards and quality benchmarks.
    • Community Empowerment: OMDA engages in capacity-building programs to empower local communities to actively participate in and benefit from the projects. This includes skill development, training, and opportunities for economic growth.
    • Sustainability: Sustainability is a core principle of OMDA’s project execution strategy. Projects are designed to have a lasting positive impact on the environment, economy, and society. This may include green infrastructure, job creation, and social development programs.
    • Continuous Evaluation and Improvement: After project completion, OMDA conducts thorough evaluations to assess the impact and effectiveness of the initiative. Lessons learned are incorporated into future projects to continually improve the development process.
    • Adaptation: The organization remains flexible and ready to adapt to changing circumstances, including unforeseen challenges or opportunities, to ensure the success of its initiatives.

    OMDA’s project execution strategy reflects a commitment to responsible and sustainable development that enhances the overall well-being of the Oyo Metropolitan area. By engaging with stakeholders, prioritizing community needs, and upholding principles of transparency and accountability, OMDA strives to be a catalyst for positive change in Oyo metropolis and its environs.


  1. Initiative and Support for MOPOL OYO SQUADRON in Oyo-Alaafin
  2. Relocation of LAUTECH Hospital facility to Oyo
  3. Mobilization of Support for the advance school of Nursing and Mid-wivery.