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Iropo town is a medium size town. It is not too big in the heart of Ipokia Local Government Area. The town lies west of Ogun state in Nigeria. Some of it neighboring town include Ifonyintedo, Koko, Alaari, Idiroko, and Aseko. Although, there are more that are not listed here. The town shares border with Benin republic and Idogo. However, it is about 582km southwest of the countries federal capital territory.
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Iropo town is one of the 30 communities in Ipokia LGA Ogun state. One can travel to Cotonou, Benin republic on a motorcycle. For few hours without the use of necessary document like Visa, Passport etc. Iropo is also surrounded by some Island. These are Tongeji Island, Whekan Island etc.
Population in Iropo town
The town has a population of over 20,000 occupants. Which are Farmers, Hunters, Motorcycle riders, and Teachers. There are also medical personnel, public figures and many other people and profession. Soft sand, Red clay, and Kaolin are common in this land. The soil is also good for Agricultural practices. Fact proves that the land of Ipokia has a large deposit of Crude oil too. However, there are large rice production. This makes the land to be an important site. And also for international trade.
The people of this land are also prominent people in Nigeria. They also occupy prominent offices in the state and federal affairs. Some of this positions are minority leader in house of Assembly. The former diplomatic, former deputy governor of the state, etc. Although, the town is not civilised compare to the fact that it indigenes are well to do in the society.
Food in Iropo town
The people here delight so much in their food. Which are rich in protein, fat and oil, carbohydrate, and vitamins. Their foods are Fried or boiled cassava. They eat Gbon-npete soup, Iyan, Ajungun, Atakere, Atomboro, Epete-Ewa, Rice, and many other delicacies.
Religion in Iropo town
Religion practice in Iropo is fair. And it is a common way of life in Ogun state. They are mostly Islamic, Christianity and Traditional worshippers here. The common church in this area are Redeem Christian Church, Celestial Church of Christ, Faith Tabernacle and Deeper life. Festival also take place in this town. Which include Oro festival and other traditional rites perform to inaugurate their Oba.
Language in Iropo town
Since the Iropo’s are typically Yoruba people. Their major language is Yoruba. English is also spoken since it is an official language in the country. But the kind of Yoruba here is slide different from other state. This is because of their intonation. There is a popular mixed English called “Broken”. Anyone who is not familiar with the official English should be able to communicate with “Broken English”.
Social amenities in Iropo town
Iropo is a town that shares it basic amenities with other towns. Meaning it a rural community. Other town indigene come to Iropo to share what they have. And they also go to other towns to share in what they have. The town lacks good road, hospital, and education. However they also facing electricity issue. One will not boost of a good journey to Iropo because of it poor environ. But depending on your mission, there are hotels around. Where you can pass night in the neighboring town.
There is basically two airport close to Iropo town. The closest is Cadjehoun Airport which is about 66km from the town.