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List Of The 18 Local Government Areas In Edo State And Their Towns In Nigeria

JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO Tuesday, October 5, 2021 Basis

 
This post will provide information on the list of the 18 local government areas in Edo state and their towns in Nigeria as well as provide answers to questions like: When did Edo State created? Is Edo under Yoruba? What tribe is Edo State? What is Edo Benin culture and history? What are the 18 local government in Edo State? What are the 18 local government in Edo State and their headquarters? How many LGA are there in Benin City? Which local government is Benin City?

Brief History of Edo State in Nigeria

The Mid-Western Region was a division of Nigeria from 1963 to 1991, formally known as Bendel state from 1976. It was formed in June 1963 from Benin and Delta provinces of the Western Region, and its capital was Benin City. It was renamed a province in 1966, and in 1967 when the other provinces were split up into several states, it remained territorially intact, becoming a state. During the Nigerian Civil War, the Biafran forces invaded the new Mid-Western state, en route to Lagos, in an attempt to force a quick end to the war. While under Biafran occupation, the state was declared as the “Republic of Benin” as Nigerian forces were to retake the region. The republic collapsed a day after the declaration as Nigerian troops overtook Benin City. Edo State was established on 27 August 1991 when Bendel State was split into Edo and Delta States.

Culture and Belief of the People of Edo State in Nigeria

Edo State is home to several ethnicities, among them the Edo, Okpe, Esan, Afemai/Etsako, Ora, Akoko-Edo, Igbanke, Emai. Christianity is the dominant religion in Edo State with also a sizable number of Muslims though traditional religions are also practised.

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

1. Akoko-Edo Local Government Area

This is the oldest local government area in Edo state and is located in lgarra town with about 5 districts and towns which include:
  • Central Akoko/North
  • Igarra/East Akoko
  • Ikpeshi-Egbegbere/Atje
  • Kakumo-Anyanran
  • North Akoko

2. Egor Local Government Area

It is located in Uselu town with about 10 towns and villages which include:
  • Agidigbi
  • Egor
  • Environ Camps
  • Evbougide
  • Iguediayi
  • Iguikpe
  • Oghedaivbiobaa
  • Oghokhugbo
  • Oviasuyi Camp
  • Ugbighoko

3. Esan Central Local Government Area

It is located in lrrua town with about 7 towns and villages which include:
  • Irrua
  • Ewu
  • Opoji
  • Ugbegun
  • Igueben
  • Ebelle
  • Ewossa

4. Esan North- East Local Government Area

It is located in Uromi town with 2 towns which include Uromi and Uzea.

5. Esan South East Local Government Area

It is located in the town of Ubiaja with about 9 districts and towns which include:
  • Emu
  • Equare-Ewatto
  • Ewohimi
  • Ilushi
  • Inyenlen
  • Ohordua
  • Okhu-Essan
  • Onog-Holo
  • Oria

6. Esan West Local Governement Area

It is located in the town of Ekpoma with about 8 districts which include:
  • Eghoro
  • Ekpoma
  • Idoa
  • Naoka
  • Ogwa
  • Ujiogba
  • Ukhun
  • Urohi

7. Etsako Central Local Government Area

It has its headquarter at Fugar town with about 4 towns and villages which include:
  • Ekperi
  • Fugar-Avianwu
  • Okpekpe
  • Okpella

8. Etsako East Local Government Area

It is located in Agenebode town with about 8 districts and villages which include:
  • Agenebode
  • Agiere
  • Anumeji
  • Avhiodor
  • Bode-Waterside
  • Dapapa
  • Edegbe
  • Egori-Nauge

9. Etsako West Local Government Area

It is located in the commercial town of Auchi with about 5 districts which include:
  • Aviele
  • Awain
  • Jagbe
  • South Ibie
  • Uzairue-Jattu

10. lgueben Local Government Area

It is located lgueben town with about 3 districts which include:
  • Amahor
  • Ekpon
  • Ugun

11. lkpoba Okha Local Government Area

It is located ldogbo town with about 15 districts and villages which include:
  • Aduwawa
  • Agedo
  • Ekiuwa
  • Evbumufi
  • Evbuomodu
  • Ighekpe
  • Iguehana
  • Ogbeson
  • Ohovbe
  • Otenes Camp
  • Urora (UHOHO)
  • Ute OKHA
  • Ologbo
  • Ajoki Akpes Camp
  • Avbiama

12. Oredo Local Government Area

It has its headquarters in the town of Benin City with about 14 towns which include:
  • Gra
  • Etete
  • Ibiwe
  • Iwegie
  • Ugbague
  • Ihogbe
  • Isekhere
  • Oreoghene
  • Ibiwe
  • Ikpema
  • Eguadase
  • New Benin I
  • New Benin II
  • Ogbe Ogbelaka

13. Orhionmwon Local Government Area

It has its headquarters in Abudu town with about 6 districts which include:
  • Aibiokunla
  • Igbanke
  • Oloten
  • Ugboko
  • Ugu
  • Urho-Nigbe

14. Ovia North-East Local Government Area

It has its headquarter in Okada town with about 12 towns and villages which include:
  • Adolor
  • Iguoshodin
  • Isiuwa
  • Kokhuo
  • Oduna
  • Ofunm-Wengbe
  • Oghede
  • Okada
  • Oluku
  • Uhen
  • Uhiere
  • Utoka

15. Ovia South-West Local Government Area

It is located in the town of Iguoba-Zuwa with about 7 towns which include:
  • Ofunama
  • Ora
  • Siluko
  • Udo
  • Ugbogue
  • Umaza
  • Usen

16. Owan East Local Government Area

It is located in Afuze town with about 8 districts and towns which include:
  • Emai
  • Igue
  • Ihievbe
  • Ikao
  • Ivbi-Mion
  • Ive-Ada-Obi
  • Otuo
  • Uokha

17. Owan West Local Government Area

It is located in the town of Sabongida Ora having 3 districts which are:
  • Iuleha
  • Ora
  • Ozalla

18. Uhunmwode Local Government Area

It is located in Ehor town with about 8 districts and towns which include:
  • Egbede
  • Ehor
  • Igieduma
  • Isi North
  • Isi South
  • Uhi
  • Umagbae North
  • Umagbae South

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