First and foremost, Ibadan is well known with the seven hills that constitute the geographical description of the city. Among these seven hills, the most influential is the Mapo Hill traditionally known as the Oke-Mapo. Upon this hill is the easiest access to the vastness of the city at a glance. Even with the expanding nature of Ibadan, Mapo Hill can be regarded as the centre of Ibadan.
Secondly, there exists a town hall known as Mapo Hall.
The stone of the Hall was laid in June 1925 by Capt. W. A. Ross (The Resident, Oyo Province) and it was completed and declared open by His Excellency, Sir Graeme Thomson during the traditional leadership of Oba Shiyanbola Ladugbolu, the
The Mapo Hall and its environs serve as an authentic documentation of the historical facts of colonialism as Badagry serves the purpose of slavery. Apart for the political importance of the hall presently housing local government of Oyo State, the cultural heritage is vividly seen as market women and men were holding
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