Traditional Institutions

The supreme traditional ruler (king) of the town is the Olofa who is assisted by five high chiefs namely; Essa, Ojomu, Balogun, Shawo, and Asalofa. There are two hundred and five thousand traditional households. Since the founding of the town in the late 14th century, twenty-four Kings, (Olofas) have ruled as follows:


1. Olalomi (The Olofa himself) 1397 – 1448 (51 Years) hunter Prince of oranmiyan Descendants Ife to Oyo

2. Olutide 1448 – 1491 (43years) Warred with Nupes. Settled at Offa Esun

3. Olugbensinde 1491 – 1526 (35years) Moved to Offa – Igbolotu

4. Oluwole 1526 – 1567 (41years) Wars with Nupes

5. Okunmolu 1567 – 1624 (57years) Settle on present site – Offa Igboro

6. Olusanle 1624 – 1679 (55years) Assisted Alfin to expand Olusanmi 1679 – 1726 (47years)

7. Olugbense 1726 – 1786 (60years) Constructed roads in Offa township reported Offa and Erinle Quarrel to Alafin

8. Bamgbola Aremu Agbojojoye 1789 – 1800 (11years) peaceful reign

9. Amodu Agaka 1800 – 1803 (3years) Fulani wars with Oyo affected Offa

10. Olumorin Anilelerin 1803 -1832 (29years) Nupes invaded Offa, moved to Ido-Osun, later moved to Iseyin

11. Alade Alebiosu 1832 – 1844 (12years) Supreme overlord of Ibolo kingdom

12. Ariyi Omolaoye 1844 -1850 (6years)

13. Morounhunfolu Okunoye 1850 – 1882 (32 years) With Ilorin warning Jalumi war

14. Atoloye Adegboye 1882 – 1886 (4years) Fight to Ido-Osun offa

15. Arokansorisa Otaogbaiye(2nd Reign) 1886 – 1902 (16years) Reigned when Adegboye was in Ido-Osun

16. Atoloye Adegboye (2nd reign) 1902 – 1906 (4years) Returned to Offa from Ido-Osun offa railway line reached Offa

17. Oyeniran Ariwajoye (I) 1906 – 1917 (11years) Train passed Offa, Christian come to Offa. 1st primary school CMS opened Ibolo district stationed in Offa station office withdraw. Offa became 2nd class chief

18. Arojojoye Adeboye 1917 -1920 (3years) Offa Erin-Ile road constructed.

19. Abidoye 1920 – 1926 (6years) Very much liked

20. Esuwoye I 1926 – 1936 (10years) Roofed palace with iron sheets

21. Wuraola Isioye 1936 – 1957 (21years) Rebuilt Onimoka shrine Adeboye, returned Central Mosque built, O. D. U also founded on Oct. 13th,135, Went on exile to Ogbomosho, General Hospital built.

22. Mustapha Keji 1959 – 1969 (10years) Pipe-borne water & electricity installed. Offa became the Administrative Headquarter of Oyun Local Government, St. Clear’s Girls Grammar School founded. Wuraola Isioye came back to Offa as a citizen

23. Mustapha Olawore Olanipekun Ariwajoye (II) 1970 – 2010 Staff of Office returned to Offa. Palace rebuilt to a modern structure. Industries and various developments are being established. Upgraded to 1st class Oba, Federal Polytechnic Offa established, Navy Academy was established.

24. Gbadamosi Esuwoye II 2010 to date