The present Afijio Local Government came into existence when the Federal Military Government in 1989 decided to divide the defunct Oyo Local Government Area into autonomous council areas. This development gave birth to Afijio Local Government and of course its progenitor, Oyo Local Government.
However, Afijio Local Councils has created three (3) times. First in 1964, as Afijio Provisional Authority. Second, in 1981 when the entire area was merged with Oyo Local Government before it was again carried out as an autonomous political entity in May 1989 with its former name, Afijio which is an acronym of Awe, Akinmoorin, Fiditi, Ilora, Imini, Jobele, Iluaje, Oluwatedo and Ojutaye which are the major towns that constitute the Local Government.
The Administrative Headquarters of the Local Government is located at Jobele. The strategic location of the Local Government by nature falls within the deciduous forest zone in the central part of Oyo, it occupies a land area of about 800 square kilometres.
Afijio Local Government is bounded in South by Akinyele Local Government, in the North by Oyo East Local Government, in the West by Iseyin Local Government, while in East shares common boundary with Ejigbo and Iwo Local Government Area of Osun State. As a result of creation of Local Council Development Area (LCDA) by the immediate past Administration, Afijio West Local Government with its headquarter at Idi-Igba, Ilora.
Apart from the major towns and villages mentioned earlier, there are other communities within the Local Government area including: The ten (10) Political wards.
Afijio Local Government is mainly dominated by Yoruba’s but other resident tribes can be found in their thousands residing in different part of the area.
The predominant religions of the indigence are Christianity and Islam. Nevertheless Traditional worshipers operate freely within the council area.
The indigenous of Afijio Local Government are mostly farmers and the Local Government is blessed with vast agricultural product such as: Maize, Yam, Cassava, Groundnuts, Cocoa, and Oil- palm, Kola Nut, Coffee and Fruits.
There are many poultry farmers, large scale and subsistence ones. The largest Government farm settlement in the state is in this Local Government Ilora Farm settlement. Some of the people are also artisans and they also engage in distributive trading in and outside the Local Government area.
Afijio Local Government is inhabited by peace loving people. They are hardworking, hospitable and law- abiding. The entire Local Government area is generally peaceful.
In Nigerian context, the Local Government area can be said to be both semi-urban and rural council. It has the necessary social amenities to facilitate smooth economic development.
There exist good and well maintained road networks, regular supply of both pipe borne water and deep well water, communication facilities viz G.S.M, land phone and postal services.
The Local Government is not lagging behind in the establishment of financial Institutions, African International Bank Limited Plc at Ilora was first Commercial Bank in the Local Government. Following this, is First Bank, Eleekara Community Bank, Idi-Igba; Ilora Community bank, Fiditi and Spring Bank.
To boost commercial activities of the people in Local Government area, several markets exist notably; Iware, Aawe, Fiditi, Ijaye-Ojutaye.