|History Of Offa A Town In Kwara State) by duro4chang(m): 6:08pm On Jul 14|
Offa is an ancient town and Headquarters of Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria. It is the second largest town in the state, located in central Nigeria with geographic coordinates of 8’9N 4’43E
Offa was founded by Olalomi Olofa-gangan; a crown prince from Oyo, and a direct descendant of king Oranmiyan in Ile-Ife, around 1395. He was a renowned hunter reputed for his dexterity as an archer. Offa is the traditional headquarters of Ibolo dialect of the Yoruba speaking people of Kwara and Osun States. Offa Local Government Area has 5 wards, namely; Essa, Ojomu, Balogun, Shawo and Igbo-Idun. Offa is the home of the legendary Moremi, who was believed to be responsible for the defeat of the frequent marauders who raided Ife, an ancient town and cradle of Yoruba race.
Olofa of Offa, Oba Alhaji Mufutau Oloyede Gbadamosi
The provincial figure for the population of Offa Local Government Area by the National population Commission (FRN official Gazette no24 of May, 2007 Government Notice) is 89,674 comprising of 46,266 males and 43,428 females. Offa has the reputation of being the home of sweet potatoes.
Offa town has always provided a safe heaven for all, irrespective of the tribe, place of origin or religion. The liberal, peace loving and hospitable nature of the indigenes accounts for the tremendous growth in the population of the immigrants in the town over time. Offa people are highly enterprising and the people engage in farming and commerce.
Education is the main industry of Offa people. Tertiary institutions in the town include the Federal Polytechnic, Kwara State College of Health Technology and Nigeria Navy School of Health Science, School of Basic Studies, and National teachers Institute. There are also two upcoming Private Universities.
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|Re: History Of Offa A Town In Kwara State) by Olu317(m): 2:26am On Jul 21|
The founder of Imoka known as Ọffa was not founded by Ọlọ́yọ́ prince or Ọlálọmi Ọlọ́ffa gangan. Rather it was founded by Ayéjin from Akogún lineage at Iléifẹ. This happened briefly after Ọrànmiyàn Odede founded Katunga.