Imo state has 31 local government areas. This article covers all information you need to know about the LGAs in Imo state.
List of Local Governments in Imo State
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According to the 2006 census, Aboh Mbaise has a population of 195,652. There are different towns in Aboh-Mbaise. Aboh-Mbaise is a local government with rich cultural value. Nguru, a town in the LGA celebrates a cultural festival called ‘Itu aka Nguru Uboma ahia ise’ every February. The festival represents a tradition wherein the elders and priests of the land show the people which part of the forest they will farm for the year.
Ahiazu Mbaise was formed as a result of a merger between Ahiara and Ekwerazu LGA. Its headquarters are in the town of Afo oru. Ahiazu Mbaise comprise of 14 towns. According to the 2006 population census, Ahiazu Mbaise has a population of 170,902 people. The local government shares borders with Isiala Mbano and Ehime Mbano to its north, Obowo and Ihitte Uboma to its east, Ezinihitte Mbaise and Aboh Mbaise to its south and Ikeduru to its west.
This LGA is also known as Awo-Omamma. It is an oil-rich town which lies on the banks of Njaba River. The presence of wildlife and green vegetation in Umuezukwe makes it a potential tourism hub.
Ehime Mbano is another local government area in Imo State. The mission statement of Ehime Mbano is to allow for grass root development
Ezinihitte Mbaise is another local government area in Imo State. Its headquarter is in Itu.
Ideato North was created in 1976 as Ideato Local Government. However, it was later divided into Ideato North, and Ideato South. Its administrative headquarters is in Urualla. As of the year 201, the LGA had a population of 183,260 people.
The headquarters of Ideato South are in the town of Dikenafai, the area that homes the Orashi River. According to the 2006 census, Ideato South has a population of 159,879. There are twenty-three (23) autonomous communities in Ideato-South LGA. The main occupation of the inhabitants of Ideato-South is farming and trading.
Ihitte, also known as Uboma is another local government area in Imo State. Its headquarters are in the town of Isinweke. According to the 2006 census, the LGA has a population of 120,744. One of the communities in Ihitte/Unoma is Ezimba town.
Ikeduru local government area (LGA) is located in the western part of Imo State. It was earlier carved out of the Mbaitolu/Ikeduru LGA. It has its headquarters at Iho town.
Isiala Mbano is located in the north-eastern part of the Imo State capital, Owerri. It shares boundaries with Onuimo L.G.A. and some parts of Nwangele L.G.A to its north, Ehime Mbano L.G.A. to its east, to its south by Ikeduru and Mbaitolu L.G.As respectively. According to the 2006 census, Isiala Mbano has a provisional census figure of 198,736.
Its headquarters are in the town of Umundugba.
Izombe is an oil town in Njaba River basin in Imo State. Izombe is one of the towns in Oguta LGA. According to the 1991 census, Izombe is estimated to have a human population of 86,565 people. Oil exploration and production in Izombe area started as far back as the early 1960s. There are many international oil companies present in the town. However, Izombe is predominantly a farming community.
Mbaitoli is another Local Government Area in Imo State. Its headquarters are in the town of Nwaorieubi, also known as Nworieubi. According to the 2006 census, Mbaitoli has a population of 237,555.
Oru West LGA
Oru West has its headquarters in Mgbidi. It was the headquarters of the Oru Local Government Area before the LGA was divided in two, Oru West and Oru East. The division was made in 1996 under the military rule of Sani Abacha. Mgbidi is one of the oldest towns in Imo State.
Ngor Okpala has its headquarters is in the town of Umuneke Ngor. According to the 2006 census, the LGA has a population of 159,932. The LGA is the largest local government area in Imo State and in the country at large. It is a notable place in Imo state because of its strategic location. Ngor Okpala connects Abia and Rivers states. It also houses the Imo Airport. The LGA is also blessed with yet unexplored natural and mineral resources.
Its headquarters are in the town of Nnenasa. According to the 2006 census, Njaba has a population of 143,485.
Nkwerre has its headquarters in Nkwerre town. According to the 2006 census, the LGA has a population of 80,152 people.
Its headquarter is in Amaigbo town. According to the 2006 census, Nwangele has a population of 128,472 people.
Its headquarters are in the town of Otoko. The Obowo Local Government Council was formed by the defunct Ibrahim Babangida Administration in May 1989. Obowo used to be a part of Etiti Local Government. The economy used to be based on farming and fishing but now includes industrial services.
Oguta is a beautiful island town which is arguably the best planned part of Nigeria,
It is an oil-rich Local Government Area in Imo State,
Okigwe is the third largest city in Imo state.
Its headquarters are in the town of Okwe.
Orlu is the second largest city in Imo State with an estimated population of 420,000. The economy of is based on industrial activities. which gives it the unofficial title of the commercial capital of Imo state.
Orsu is both an LGA and tribe in Imo State.
Its headquarters is at Omuma.
Its headquarters are in the town of Mgbidi.
Its headquarters is in the city of Owerri. The area is also a major trade center for palm products.
Its headquarters are in the town of Orie Uratta.
Its headquarters are in the town of Umuguma. A part of the local government is part of capital city of Imo State, Owerri. The people of Owerri are predominantly farmers.