Factsheet on Ogbomoso
- Ogbomoso one of the major cities in Nigeria is located in Yorubaland, in South-Western Nigeria. The city was founded around the mid 1600s;
- Ogbomoso people predominantly belong to the Yoruba ethnic group;
- In 1991, the population was estimated to be approximately 645,000. By 2005, the population has climbed to more than one million people.
- Farming, agriculture and general commerce form the backbone of the economy. Agricultural products include yams, cassava, maize, and tobacco remain notable agricultural products of the region.
Ogbomoso has two degree-granting instituition of higher learning. Ladoke Akintola University is named for the illustrious Ogbomoso son and Premier of the old Western Nigeria, Samuel Ladoke Akintola (SLA). LAUTECH is ranked at the top of the later generation universities in Nigeria. It awards degrees in science, engineering, technology and medicine.
The Baptist Seminary, one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in Nigeria. Offers degree programs in theology, sociology and philosophy.
The Seminary serves the Baptist Church in Nigeria, The Nigerian Baptist Convention, which also has its headquarters in Ogbomoso.