Ijebu East is a Local Government Area (LGA) in Ogun state, Nigeria with its headquarters at Ogbere. The name Ijebu East was derived from the fact that it lies to the east of Ijebu-Ode, the center-point of Ijebu-Land. It emerged as a result of Local Government reforms in the country. This reform merged the Ijebu-East Central District Council, Ijebu-East Provincial Authority, Osunmayegun Provincial Authority and Ijemu-Waterside District into a single autonomous Local Government. Prior to the 1976 reforms, all the mentioned areas were within the Ijebu Provincial Area of the Western State.
Ijebu-East is bounded in the north by Ijebu North Local Government of Ondo State, in the east by Odigbo Local Government of Ondo State, in the north and west by Ijebu-Ode and Odogbolu Local Governments, while to south and south west are the Lekki Lagoon and Epe Local Government of Lagos State and to the south east by Ogun Waterside Local Government. All three religions are practiced here: Christianity, Islam and Traditional religion.