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List Of The 17 Local Government Areas In Abia State And Their Towns In Nigeria

JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO Thursday, September 30, 2021 Basis

 
This post will provide information on the list of the 17 local government areas in Abia State and their towns in Nigeria as well as provide answers to questions to questions like: How many towns are in Abia? What are the 17 local governments in Abia state? How many communities are there in Abia state? Which local government is Uturu in Abia state? How much is Abia State bride price? How much is Gregory school fees?

Brief History of Abia State

Abia State is one of the thirty-six States in Nigeria and has about seventeen Local Government Areas out of the 774 Local Government Areas that constitute or make up the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Abia State was created on the 27th of August in the year 1991 during the government of General Ibrahim Babangida. The State is located in the south-eastern part of Nigerian. Abia state was created out of Imo State and the two sister states share boundaries. Abia State known as one of the constituent states of the Niger Delta region. The State has its capital is Umuahia while the commercial city of the state is Aba. Abia State is also referred to as GOD’s OWN STATE. The name "Abia" is an abbreviation of four of Abia state's densely populated regions Aba, Bende, Isuikwuato, and Afikpo.

People And Culture of Abia State

Abia State is an Igbo speaking state and is found under the Igbo ethnic group. The Igbo people, who are one of the indigenous peoples of South-eastern part of Nigeria, make up 95% of the population. Their traditional language, Igbo is in widespread use. English is also widely spoken, and serves as the official language in governance and business. In Abia State over 2.4 million people are mainly Christians while the rest of the population practice idol worship.

List of the 17 Local Government Areas in Abia State and their Towns in Nigeria

1. Aba North Local Government Area

This LGA is located in the town of Eziama Uratta (which is the headquarter) with seven (7) villages and they include;
  • Ogbo
  • Uratta
  • Eziama
  • Osusu
  • Umuola-Egbule
  • Umuola-Okpulor
  • Umuokoji

2. Aba South Local Government Area

It is situated in the commercial city of Aba and has about twelve (12) villages which include;
  • Asaeme
  • Ihieorji
  • Ndiegoro
  • Nnetu
  • Ohabiam
  • Umuagbai
  • Umumba
  • Umuosi
  • Abaukwu
  • Ariaria
  • Asaokpuja
  • Amanfuru

3. Arochukwu Local Government Area

It has a headquarter in the town of Arochukwu and has about seven (7) villages which are;
  • Ujari
  • Amasu
  • Ibom
  • Amuze
  • Oro
  • Obinkita
  • Amoba

4. Bende Local Government Area

This LGA is at Bende town and accounts as one of the serving 17 existing local government council with about eleven (11) villages which are;
  • Bende
  • Humbauzo
  • Uzuakoli
  • Umuhu-Ezexhi
  • Nkpa
  • Ozuitem
  • Umu-Menyi
  • Igbere
  • Alayi
  • Itumbauzo
  • Ugwueke

5. Ikwuano Local Government Area

This LGA is located at the town of Isiala Oboro and has about ten (10) villages which are;
  • Ariam
  • Umuhu
  • Umuokpara
  • Omuegwu
  • Usok
  • Ibeku
  • Ibere
  • Isingwu
  • Nkwo-Egwu
  • Nwkoachara

6. Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area

This LGA has its headquarters in the town of Okpuala-Ngwa with about seven (7) villages which are;
  • Ama-Asa
  • Amapu Ntigha
  • Amasa-Ntigha
  • Ihie
  • Ngwa Ukwu
  • Nsulu
  • Umuoha

7. Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area

This LGA is located in the town of Omoba and has about eleven (11) villages which are;
  • Omuoba
  • Amaise-Ahoba
  • Ngwa
  • Amaise
  • Ovu-Ngwa
  • Osokwa-Nvosi
  • Isiala-Nvosi
  • Ovu-Okwu
  • Okporo
  • Ahaba
  • Mbutu

8. Isuikwuato Local Government Area

It is located in the town of Nbalano and has about eight (8) villages whic are;
  • Achara-Utu
  • Ezere
  • Imenyi
  • Isu-Amawu
  • Mgbaugwu
  • Ogudo-Asa
  • Ohaise
  • Umun-nekwu

9. Obi Ngwa Local Government Area

It is in the town of Mgboko and has about elevent (11) villages which are;
  • Mgboko-Otu
  • Ngwa
  • Onuma
  • Abayi
  • Ibeme
  • Mgboko-Amiri
  • Ahiaba
  • Mgboko
  • Abayi
  • Akuma-Imo
  • Ntiagha-Uzor

10. Ohafia Local Government Area

This LGA has its headquarters in the town of Eben Ohafia with about ten (10) villages which are;
  • Nkporo
  • Oko-Aku
  • Amangwu-Ohafia
  • Ohofor-Ohafia
  • Oma-Ohafia
  • Ebem-Ohafia
  • Aro-Ngwa
  • Amasa
  • Oso-Akwa
  • Ama-Asato

11. Osisioma Ngwa Local Government Area

It is located in the town of Osisioma with about nine (9) villages and they include;
  • Osisioma
  • Uratta
  • Okpu-Umuobo
  • Amaitoli
  • Aro-Ngwa
  • Amasa
  • Oso-Okwa
  • Umunneise
  • Okupu-Umuobo

12. Ugwunagbo Local Government Area

It is located in the town of Ugwunagbo and it has about eight (8) villages which include;
  • Amaokpu-Umuitiri
  • Abayi
  • Akanu
  • Alaoji
  • Obuzor
  • Osusu-Aku
  • Ozaa-Umuebukwu
  • Uke

13. Ukwa East Local Government Area

It has headquarters at the town of Akwete with about eight (8) villages which include;
  • Ala-Ukwu
  • Azumini
  • Ibeme
  • Ikwueke
  • Ikwuo-Rieator
  • Ntigha-uzo
  • Obohia
  • Umuigbube-Achara

14. Ukwa West Local Government Area

It is located in the town of Oke-Ikpe and it has about eight (8) villages which include;
  • Ozar-Ukwu
  • Ozar West
  • Ipu-South
  • Ipu-East
  • Ipu-West
  • Asa-South
  • Obokwe
  • Asa-North

15. Umu-Nneochi Local Government Area

It is located in Nkwo-Agu in Amuda town, Nkwoagu, which serves as the administrative headquarters and it has about four (4) villages which are;
  • Umuelem
  • Achara
  • Lomara
  • Ihie

16. Umuahia North Local Government Area

The headquarter is in the city of Umuahia, known formerly as Ikwuano/Umuahia LG and has about four (4) villages which are;
  • Ohokobe
  • Ndume
  • Ossah
  • Ugwunihara

17. Umuahia South Local Government Area

It is located in the town of Apumiri, Ubalaka and has about eight (8) villages which include;
  • Ahiaukwu
  • Amakama
  • Ubalaka
  • Nsirimo
  • Ezeleke/Ogbodiukwu
  • Ohiaocha
  • Omaegwu
  • Old Umuahia

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