Ijero is a Local Government Area (LGA) in Ekiti state , Nigeria. It was created in 1976. Its capital/headquarters is located in Ijero Ekiti. Ijero Local Government Area is located in the north-western part of Ekiti state. Towns in this LGA include: Ikoro, Ipoti, Iloro, Odo-Owa, Ijurin, Ara, Epe, Araromi, Oke-oro, Iroko, Ayegunle, Temidire and Ilukuno. The local government is bordered by Moba Local Government and Ido-Osi Local Government in the East, Irepodun/Ifelodun in the West, Ekiti West in the south and Ila Orangun Local Government Area (in Osun State) in the North-West.
The local government area is endowed with rich mineral resources, such as tantalite, topaz, quarzite, Kashin, tin, micar, Kaolin, gemstone, tomalines, feldspar, etc. Efforts are being intensified to exploit these minerals on commercial basis. Recently, Federal Govt granted a Canadian firm CME in partnership with Trans Africa Nigeria Ltd licence to exploit tantalite. The local government area remains a major player in sustaining Ekiti State as a fountain of knowledge. This involvement is driven by a vibrant education sector, comprising a state School of Health Technology, a Government Technical College, 15 government secondary schools, 56 primary schools and twelve nursery schools and three pre-nursery schools.