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List Of The 27 Local Government Areas In Imo State And Their Towns In Nigeria

JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO Thursday, October 7, 2021 Basis

 
This post will provide information on the list of the 27 local government areas in Imo state and their towns in Nigeria as well as provide answers to questions like: Where is Imo State created from? When was Imo state founded? What is the motto of Imo State? Who is the richest person in Imo State?

Brief History of Imo State in Nigeria

Imo State came into existence in 1976 along with other new states created under the leadership of the late military ruler of Nigeria, Murtala Muhammed, having been previously part of East-Central State. The state is named after the Imo River which bears the name of a prominent Nigerian family with that family name, who were the chiefs of Imo State before the ratification of a more formal government. Part of it was split off in 1991 as Abia State, and another part became Ebonyi State. Imo state was created at Ngwoma and the meetings for the state creation which began after the Nigerian Civil War ended in 1970. Imo State is a predominantly Igbo speaking state, with Igbo people constituting an estimated 98% of the state population. During the Nigerian Civil War (1967-1970), the present day borders of Imo State were part of the Republic of Biafra, a secessionist state formed by Igbo nationalists. Secessionist sentiment remains commonplace in modern Imo State, with the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) being headquartered in the district of Okigwe. Imo State occupies the area between the lower River Niger and the upper and middle Imo River. The state economy is highly dependent on agricultural production, especially the production of palm oil, which a majority of citizens rely on for cooking.

List of the Local Governement Areas in Imo State and their Towns in Nigeria

1. Aboh-Mbaise Local Government Area

It has its headquarters in Aboh town with two districts which are: Nguru-Nweke and Nguru-Ahiato.

2. Ahiazu-Mbaise Local Government Area

It is located in Afor Oru town with about 11 districts and towns which include:
  • Oru-Ahiara
  • Ogbe
  • Lude / Nnara-Mbia
  • Obodo-Ahiara
  • Ekwere-Azu
  • Obohia
  • Umuokirika
  • Obodo-Ujichi
  • Ogwuama/Amuzi
  • Akobor
  • Nkpam

3. Ehime Mbano Local Government Area

It is the largest Local Government Area situated in Umuezeala town with about 5 districts and towns which include:
  • Umezeala
  • Agbaja
  • Umueze
  • Umukobia
  • Nneoto

4. Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area

It has its headquarters in Itu town with about 9 districts and towns which include;
  • Itu
  • Amumara
  • Akpodim
  • Azuzuahia-Eziudo
  • Owagia-Eziudo
  • Ife
  • Obizi
  • Onicha
  • Udo

5. Ideato North Local Government Area

It is located in in Urualla town with about 6 other towns which inlcude:
  • Akpullu
  • Umualaoma
  • Osina
  • Isiokpo
  • Akokwa
  • Uzii

6. Ideato South Local Government Area

It has its headquarters in Dikenafai town with about 6 districts which include:
  • Ntueke
  • Umuchima
  • Ubiohia
  • Umuobom
  • Umueshi
  • Umuakam/Umuago

7. Ihitte Uboma Local Government Area

It is located in Isinweke town with about 10 districts and towns which include:
  • Amakoha
  • Umuezegwu
  • Ato-werem
  • Abuke
  • Umuoma
  • Amainyi
  • Awuchinumo
  • Umuihi
  • Ezimba
  • Onichi-Uboma

8. Ikeduru Local Government Area

It is located in Iho town with about 9 other towns which include:
  • Abasu
  • Akabo
  • Amaimo
  • Amakohia
  • Amatta
  • Atta
  • Avuvu
  • Ezima
  • Owu-binubi
  • 9. Isiala Mbano Local Government Area

    It has it administrative headquarters in Umuelemai town with about 12 districts which include:
    • Umuduru
    • Osu-Owerre
    • Asu-ama
    • Umosu
    • Amausari
    • Amaraku
    • Obollo
    • Umunkwo
    • Ogbor
    • Uguri
    • Ibeme
    • Oka

    10. Isu Local Government Areas

    It is located in Umundugba town with about 7 other communities and towns which include:
    • Umuno-Ugba
    • Amadugba
    • Ekwe
    • Amurie-Amanze
    • Isunjaba
    • Uburu Ekwe
    • Oboro-Amurie

    11. Mbaitolu Local Government Area

    It is located in Nworieubi town with about 5 other communities which include:
    • Eziama Obiato
    • Umunoha
    • Orodo
    • Afara
    • Ogwa

    12. Ngor Okpala Local Government Area

    It is located in Umuneke Ngor town with about 8 districts which include:
    • Nguru
    • Umuowa
    • Umukabia Ngor
    • Ntu
    • Alulu
    • Oburu
    • Obokwe
    • Alatia

    13. Njaba Local Government Area

    It is located in Nnenasa town with about 4 districts and other towns which include;
    • Umuaka
    • Okwudor
    • Amucha
    • Attah

    14. Nkwerre Local Government Area

    It is located in Nkwerre town with about 7 other districts which include:
    • Nkwerre
    • Owerre-Nkworji
    • Eziama Obaire
    • Amaokpara
    • Umudi
    • Umuezeanoruo
    • Umunwala

    15. Nwangele Local Government Area

    It is located in Amaigbo town with about 4 districts which are:
    • Abbe
    • Isu
    • Umuozu
    • Abajah

    16. Obowo Local Government Area

    It is located in Otoko town with about 11 districts and towns which include:
    • Avutu
    • Ehume
    • Umuariam/Achara
    • Alike Obowo
    • Amuzi-Obowo
    • Ikwuato
    • Umunachi
    • Umuokeh
    • Umuosochie
    • Umungwa

    17. Oguta Local Government Area

    It is located in Oguta town with about 12 districts and towns which include:
    • Oguta
    • Agwa
    • Orsu Obodo
    • Egwe
    • Nnebukwu
    • Egbuoma
    • Awa
    • Akabor
    • Mgbelle
    • Ezi Orsu
    • Nkwesi
    • Izombe

    18. Ohaji-Egbema Local Govenment Area

    It has its administrative headquarters in Mmahu-Egbema town with about 9 districts which include:
    • Nwari-Agwa
    • Egbema
    • Ohoba
    • Assa
    • Obile
    • Umuokanne
    • Awara-Ikwerede
    • Mgbirichi
    • Umuopu

    19. Okigwe Local Government Area

    It is located in Okigwe town with about 5 districts which include:
    • Otanzu
    • Amuro
    • Umulolo
    • Ihube
    • Otan-Chara

    20. Onuimo Local Government Area

    It is located in Okwe town with about 5 other districts which include:
    • Okwe
    • Ofeahia
    • Umuanumeze
    • Okwelle
    • Umucheke

    21. Orlu Local Government Area

    It is located in Orlu town with about 15 districts and towns which include:
    • Umuzike
    • Umuowa
    • Umutanze
    • Umuna
    • Umudioka
    • Okporo
    • Orlu
    • Ogberuru
    • Obibi-Och
    • Mgbee
    • Ihitte-Owerre
    • Ihioma
    • Ebe
    • Eziachi
    • Amaike

    22. Orsu Local Government Area

    It is located in Awo-Idemili town with about 8 other districts and towns which include:
    • Amaruru
    • Assa-Ubirielem
    • Awo-idemili
    • Ebenator
    • Eziawa
    • Ihitte-Nasa
    • Ihitte-Ukwu
    • Umuhu-Okaiba

    23. Oru East Local Government Area

    It is located in Omuma town with about 7 districts which include:
    • Akatta
    • Akuma/Amagu
    • Amiri
    • Ofekatai
    • Omuma
    • Eziawo
    • Awo - Omama

    24. Oru West Local Government Area

    It is located in Mgbidi town with about 9 districts which are:
    • Amaofuo
    • Eleh
    • Aji
    • Mgbidi
    • Ibi Asoebe
    • Nempi Otulu
    • Ohakpu
    • Ubulu
    • Ozara

    25. Owerri Municipal Local Government Area

    It is located in the heart of the city of Owerri with about 2 districts which include:
    • Owerri Urban
    • New Owerri

    26. Owerri North Local Government Area

    It has its headquarters in Orie Uratta town with about 11 districts which include:
    • Egbu
    • Ulakwo
    • Emekuku
    • Emii
    • Agbala
    • Naze
    • Awaka
    • Azaraubo
    • Amakohia Uratta
    • Ezimba
    • Orji

    27. Owerri West Local Government Area

    It has its headquarters in Umuguma town with about 9 districts which include:
    • Avu
    • Nekede
    • Ihiagwa
    • Obinze
    • Umunwoha
    • Okukuv (Obogwu)
    • Okolochi
    • Eziobodo
    • Oforola

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