How Oke Padi in Ibadan, Got it’s Name
Oke-Padi is a street in the ancient town of Ibadan in Oyo State, it was coined from “Padre”, but the omission of letters and easy pronunciation gave it Oke-Padi.
The first Catholic missionaries who came to Ibadan to locate a site to build a church requested for a land.
The villagers gave a place that has never been used, nor has a name to the missionaries, and a priest name “padre”, started and built the Church.
The villagers named the place after the priest called ” padre”, it became oke-Padre. Few letters were later omitted, which gave room for easy pronunciation and it changed to Oke-Padi.