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

JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO Wednesday, October 6, 2021 Basis

 
This post will provide information on the list of the 17 local government areas in Enugu state and their towns in Nigeria as well as provide answers to questions like: Which state did Enugu came out from? What is the origin of Enugu? When was Enugu State created? What is the full meaning of Enugu? How many local government areas are in Enugu state? What are the list of the 17 local government areas in Enugu State?

Brief History of Enugu State in Nigeria

A British campaign to invade Arochukwu and open up the hinterland for British military and political rule was carried out in 1901. A war between the British and Aro officially started on 1st of December, 1901 lasting till 24th March, 1902 when the Aro were defeated. The Aro Confederacy ended and the rest of Aro dominated areas was added to The Colony and Protectorate of Southern Nigeria, declared in 1900. Europeans first arrived in the Enugu area in 1903 when the British/Australian geologist Albert Ernest Kitson led an exploration of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate to search for especially valued mineral resources under the supervision of the Imperial Institute, London. By 1909 coal was found under the village of Enugwu Ngwo in the Udi and Okoga areas and by 1913 the coal was confirmed to be in quantities that would be viable commercially. By 1914 the colonial government had already merged the Northern and Southern Nigeria Protectorate to form the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria. In 1938 Enugu became the administrative capital of the Eastern Region. The number of employed coal miners in Enugu grew from 6,000 (of mostly Udi men) in 1948 to 8,000 in 1958. Enugu's population rose sharply with its industrialisation; the population of the city reached 62,000 in 1952. Mining in Enugu was sometimes turbulent, as demonstrated by the events of 18 November 1949 when 21 striking miners were shot and killed and 51 wounded by police under British governance. The massacre that came to be known as "The Iva Valley Shooting" fuelled nationalist or "Zikist" sentiments among most Nigerians, and especially amongst Eastern Nigerians. "Zikisim" was a post World War II movement that was created out of admiration for Nnamdi Azikiwe who was a prominent nationalist of the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC). The shooting was right after a period of unrest when miners were angered by the belief that their full pay was being held back by the colliery management, a belief that was pushed by the nationalist press. Many of the Zikists tried to use the Iva Valley shooting to fuel their nationalistic agenda and push the British imperial administration, out of Nigeria. A detailed account of the incident was also published in the memoirs of the British Resident of Enugu at the time, James Stewart Smith. Enugu resumed in 1970 as the capital of the East Central State after the republic was dissolved. On 3rd of February, 1976 the East Central State was made into two new states, Imo and Anambra; there were then 19 states in Nigeria; Enugu was the capital of Anambra. On 27th August, 1991 the military dictatorship of Ibrahim Babangida divided the old Anambra State into two new states, Enugu State and Anambra State. Enugu remained as the capital of the newly created Enugu State, while Awka became the capital of the new Anambra State.

List of Local Government Areas in Enugu State and their Towns in Nigeria

1. Aninri Local Government Area

It has its administrative headquarters in Ndiagbor town with about 5 towns and villages which include:
  • Mpu
  • Ndiagbor
  • Nnenwe
  • Oduma
  • Opkanku

2. Awgu Local Government Area

It is located in Awgu town with about 5 other towns which are:
  • Agbogugu
  • Agbudu
  • Amoli
  • Awgu
  • Awgunta

3. Enugu East Local Government Area

It is located at the town of Nike-Uno with about 8 districts which include:
  • Nike-Uno
  • Ugwogo
  • Mbuli
  • Njodo
  • Agbogazi
  • Ako
  • Akpoga
  • Alulu

4. Enugu North Local Government Area

It is located in Opkara Avenue in the heart of the commercial city with about 4 main districts which are:
  • Amaigbo Lane
  • Onuato
  • Umunevo
  • Ihenwuzi

5. Enugu South Local Government Area

It is located at Uwani town with about 6 other towns and communities which include:
  • Akwuke
  • Amechi
  • Ugwuaji
  • Obeagu
  • Awkunanaw
  • Amechi-Uwani

6. Ezeagu Local Government Area

It is located in Aguobuowa town with about 5 other communities which are
  • Aguobuowa
  • Olo
  • Iwollo-Oghe
  • Umana Ndiagu
  • Aguobu-Umu

7. Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area

It is located in Ogbede town with about 12 other towns and villages which are;
  • Diogbe
  • Aku
  • Ohodo
  • Ukehe
  • Umuna
  • Umunko
  • Ekwegbe
  • Ozalla
  • Ochima
  • Ikolo
  • Idume
  • Ohebedim

8. Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area

It has its administrative headquarter in the town of Enugu-Ezike with about 4 communities which include:
    < Etteh
  • Umuozzi
  • Ezzodo
  • Esodo

9. Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area

It is located in Ibakwa-Aka town with about 6 villages and towns which are;
  • Uhunowerre
  • Alor
  • Iheakpu Awka
  • Ovoko
  • Ibakwa-Aka

10. Isi-Uzo Local Government Area

It is located in Ikem town with about 5 other towns and villages which include;
  • Umualor
  • Eha-Amufu
  • Neke
  • Mbu
  • Ikem
  • 11. Nkanu-East Local Government Area

    It has its administrative headquarteres in Amagunze town with about 12 other towns and villages which include:
    • Ihuopkara
    • Akpawfu (Akpofu)
    • Amagunze
    • Amauzam
    • Owo
    • Amechi-Idodo
    • Nara
    • Nkerefi
    • Nomeh
    • Ogbahu
    • Oruku
    • Ugbawka

    12. Nkanu-West Local Government Area

    It is located in Agbani town with about 5 other communities which include:
    • Akpugo
    • Akegbe-Ugwu
    • Agbani
    • Akpugo-Ndiuno
    • Uwani Akpugo-Obinagu

    13. Nsukka Local Government Area

    It is located in Nsukka town with about 14 other towns and villages which include:
    • Ede-Oballa
    • Nsukka
    • Eha-Alumona
    • Okpuje
    • Opi-Agu
    • Edem
    • Umuabor
    • Opi
    • Opi-Agu
    • Okpaligbo
    • Okutu
    • Opkuje
    • Obukpa
    • Ibagwani

    14. Oji-River Local Government Area

    It is located in Oji town with about 6 other towns which include:
    • Inyi
    • Akpugo-Eze
    • Achi-Uno
    • Oji-River (Urban)
    • Ugwuoba
    • Awlaw

    15. Udenu Local Government Area

    It is located in Obollo-Afor town with about 12 other villages and towns which include:
    • Ezima-Uno
    • Obollo-Afor
    • Ezima-Agu
    • Amolla
    • Igugu
    • Umundu Orba
    • Agbodu
    • Aba
    • Obollo-Etiti
    • Obollo-Eke
    • Imilike-Uno
    • Imilike-Agu

    16. Udi Local Government Area

    It has its headquarters in Udi town with about 10 other towns and villages which include:
    • Appakwume-Nze
    • Okpatu
    • Affa
    • Eke
    • Ebe
    • Ngwo-Asa
    • Ngwo-Uno
    • Obioma
    • Abia
    • Amokwe

    17. Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area

    It has its administrated headquarter in Umulokpa town with about 7 other towns which include:
    • Adaba
    • Umulokpa
    • Ojor
    • Igga
    • Adani
    • Uvuru
    • Nimbo

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