Rivers state is the sixth-most populous state in the country. The capital of Rivers State is Port Harcourt. Port Harcourt is economically significant to the nation, as the centre of its oil industry.
List of Local Governments in Rivers State
Rivers state has 23 local government areas.
Its headquarters is located in Ayama/Abua Central Abua. According to the 2006 census, Abua- Odual has a population of 282,988 people. The postal code of the area is 510102.
The headquarters of Ahaoda East LGA is in the city of Ahoada.
Ahaoda West is located in the northwestern part of Port Harcourt. It was carved out from the old Ahoada LGA in 1996. Its headquarters is in the town of Akinima. There are three major languages spoken in Ahaoda West, which are Ekpeye, Engenni and Ogbogolo.
The Orashi river runs across the entire Local Government area, hence the vegetation of the area is mainly a high dense rain forest. The major occupations of the people are farming, fishing, and hunting.
Its headquarters are in the town of Abonnema. According to the 2006 census, Akuku- Toru has a population of 156,006 people.
Andoni has its headquarters at Ngo Town. The LGA has an estimated population of over 311,500 people. The postal code of the area is 504
Asari-Toru Local Government Area
Asari- Toru was carved out of the old Degema Local Government Area on May 16, 1989. The inhabitants of Asari- Toru speak the “Kalabari” language and are of one ancestral origin and beliefs. Asari-Toru LGA is the capital of the ancestral stool of the Kalabari speaking dynasty. The Local Government Area comprises seventeen communities. The area has a population of 308,800 people, by projection of March 21, 2016. The postal code of the area is 504101.
Boony is also referred to as Ibani. It is both an island town and Local Government Area in Rivers state. It is also the capital of the Kingdom of Bonny. Historically, Bonny used to be a major trading post of the eastern delta between the 15th and 19th centuries. Currently, Bonny Island is a major export point for oil.
Its headquarters are in the town of Degema. According to the 2006 census, Degema has a population of 249,773 people. The postal code of the area is 504
It is part of the Port Harcourt metropolitan city. According to the 2006 census, Eleme has a population of 190,884 people. The major ethnic group in Eleme are the Eleme people while the main languages are the Eleme language. As at 2005, Eleme has two of Nigeria’s four petroleum refineries. The largest seaport in West Africa is also located at Onne, a famous town in Eleme.
Its headquarters are in the town of Emohua.
The major occupation in Emohua is farming. According to the 2006 census, Emohua has a population of 201,901 people. The postal code of the area is 511.
The Etche group is one of the Igbo groups in Rivers State, Nigeria.
Umuechem in Etche LGA is the second-place oil was discovered in Nigeria since oil exploration began in 1958. Today, Etche is reported to have the largest deposit of natural gas in the area. The major occupation of the Etche people is agriculture.
Its headquarters are in the town of Kpor. According to the 2006 census, Gokana has a population of 228,828 people. The local language is the Gokana language. The postal code of the area is 504. Gokana is divided into seventeen towns and each has its own king. The inhabitants of the seventeen towns have one common ancestry. The official sabbath or rest day when indigenes of Gokana are expected to stay at home and not go to the farm is called Koo.
Ikwerre has its headquarters in the town of Isiokpo. The postal code of the area is 511.
Khana LGA has its capital in the town of Bori. According to the 2006 census, Khana LGA has a population of 294,217 people. The local language is the Khana language. The postal code of the area is 504.
Obio- Akpor is located in the metropolis of Port Harcourt. According to the 2006 census, Obio Akpor local government area has a population of 464,789 people. The area’s postal code is 500102. Obio-Akpor has its headquarters at Rumuodomaya. The indigenous people of the area are the Ikwerre people, who are a subgroup of the Igbo people.
Ogba–Egbema–Ndoni LGA has its capital at Omoku. The indigenes are famous for their farming, fishing, wrestling, football skills. They also have a rich cultural history. they are good in wrestling and football. The LGA is the largest oil and gas producer in the whole of Rivers State.
Its headquarters are in the town of Ogu. According to the 2006 census, Ogu- Bolu has a population of 74,683 people. All postal codes for the area begins with 500.
Okrika is a port town in Rivers state. The capital of the Okrika Local Government Area is Okrika town. Okrika town is a suburb of Port Harcourt, situated on an island south of Port Harcourt. Okrika’s exports include refined petroleum products.
Omuma has its headquarters in the town of Eberi. The people of Omuma are Igbo. According to the 2006 census, Omuma has a population of 100,366 people. The postal code of the area is 512
The capital of Opobo/Nkoro LGA is Opobo Town.
Oyigbo is a port city. It is a satellite of Port Harcourt. The people of Oyigbo are Igbo.
Port Harcourt Local Government Area
The headquarters of Port Harcourt is located in Port Harcourt city. The local government consists of two ethnic groups, which are the Okrika, who are Ijaw (in the South) and the Ikwerre, who are Igbo (in the North). In 2011, the total population in the area was recorded to be 638,360 people.
According to the 2006 Census, Tai has a population of 117,797 people. Most of the inhabitants of Tai are Ogoni people who speak the Tee and Baan languages. There are many oil wells in the Tai region and the area is laced with pipelines,