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List Of The 31 Local Government Areas In Akwa Ibom State And Their Towns In Nigeria

JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO Friday, October 1, 2021 Basis

 
This post will provide information on the list of the 31 local government areas in Akwa Ibom state and their towns in Nigeria as well as provide answers to questions like: When was Akwa Ibom state created? How many local government areas are in Akwa Ibom State? What is the largest local government area in Akwa Ibom state?

Brief History of Akwa Ibom State In Nigeria

The region of the state was created out of Cross River State on September 23, 1987 by the then Military Administration of General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida. No central government existed among the people of what is now Akwa Ibom State prior to the British invasion in 1904. Instead, the Annang, Oron, Efik, Ibonos and Ibibio were all autonomous groups. Although several Scottish missionaries arrived in Calabar in 1848, and Ibono in 1887, the British did not firmly establish control of the area until 1904. In that year, the Enyong Division was created encompassing the area of the current state of Akwa Ibom, with headquarters at Ikot Ekpene, an Annang city described by the noted Africanist Kaanan Nair, as the cultural and political capital of Annang and Ibibio. Akwa Ibom is a state in Nigeria. It is located in the coastal southern part of the country, lying between latitudes 4°32'N and 5°33'N, and longitudes 7°25'E and 8°25'E. The state is located in the South-South geopolitical zone, and is bordered on the east by Cross River State, on the west by Rivers State and Abia State, and on the south by the Atlantic Ocean and the southernmost tip of Cross River State

Culture And Belief of the People of Akwa Ibom State

Like their Efik neighbors of Cross River State, people of Akwa Ibom speak various dialects of the Ibibio-Efik languages, which belong to the Benue Congo language family, forming part of the Niger Congo group of languages. The religion of the people of Akwa Ibom is mainly christianity. A few of the populace pactice idol worship

List Of Local Government Areas In Akwa Ibom And Their Towns In Nigeria

1. Abak Local Government Area

It has its headquarters in town of Abak and Abak is also noted for its rich cultural heritage of traditional dances like Ekpo. It has about 5 villages which are;
  • Abak Urban
  • Afang Obong
  • Midim
  • Otoro
  • Ediene

2. Eastern Obolo Local Government Area

It is located in the town of Okoroete,also under Akwa-lbom south senatorial district with 2 popular villages which are
  • lko
  • Okoro Ete

3. Eket Local Government Aea

It is located in the town of Eket which is under Akwa-lbom south senatorial zone of the state and has about 3 villages which are;
  • Eket Central
  • Eket Urban
  • Okon
  • 4. Esit Eket Local Government Area

    The adminstrative headquarters is in the town of Uquo and is made up of about 8 villages which are;
    • Uquo
    • Ekebi
    • Ekpene Obo
    • Assan lkpa
    • Akwata
    • Edor
    • Ebighi Akpantong
    • Ebe Ekpi

    5. Essien Udim Local Government Area

    It is located in Afaha lko Ebak serving as one of the thirty one existing LG councils in the state thus falling under the Akwa-lbom north-west senatorial zone of the state with about 4 villages which include;
    • Adiasim
    • Ikpe Ennang
    • Okon Clan
    • Odoro lkot

    6. Etim Ekpo Local Government Area

    It is located in the town of Utu Etim Ekpo with about 5 villages whih include;
    • Uruk
    • Ikono
    • Utu
    • Etim
    • Obong

    7. Etinan Local Government Area

    It is headquaterd in the town of Etinan with about 3 villages which include;
    • Etinan Urbans
    • Northen lman
    • Southern lman
    • 8. Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area

      It is located in the town of Nung Udoe in Ibesikpo in Akwa-lbom north-east senatorial zone of the state and has 2 villages which include;
      • Ibesikpo
      • Asutan Ekpe

      9. lbiono lbom Local Government Area

      It is one of the existing thirty one LG councils located in the town of Oko-lta falling under the Akwa-lbom north-east senatorial zone of the state with about 4 villages which include;
      • Eastern lbiono
      • Southern lbiono
      • Western lbiono
      • lkanya

      10. lbeno Local Government Area

      It is located in the town of Ukpenekang which consists of about 4 villages which are;
      • lkini
      • Obob
      • Uke
      • Ekpe

      11. lka Local Government Area

      It is located in the town of Urua lnyang which comprises of about 4 villages namely;
      • Achan lka
      • Odoro
      • lto
      • Urban
      • 12. lkono Local Government Area

        It is located in lbiaku Ntok Okpo under Akwa-lbom north-west senatorial zone of the state, with about 6 villages which include;
        • lltak Ediene
        • lkono Middle
        • lkono South
        • Nkwost
        • Ndoya
        • ldama

        13. lkot Abasi Local Government Area

        It counts as one of the thirty-one existing councils of the state sited in lkot Abasi town under Akwa-lbom south senatorial zone comprising of about 6 villages which include;
        • Ukpom Okom
        • lkpa Nung Asang
        • Ukpum
        • Ete
        • Edemaya
        • lkpa Ebkwe

        14. lkot Epene Local Government Area

        It has its adminstrative headquarters in the town of lkot Ekpene a commercial city of its own in Akwa-lbom north-west senatorial zone containing 2 villages which are;
        • Amanyan
        • Ikot Ekpene Urban

        15. lnl Local Government Area

        It is located in the town of Odoro lkpe under Akwa-lbom north-west zone of the state consisting of about 8 villages which include;
        • Usuk
        • Ukwok
        • Nkari Odoro
        • lwerre
        • Mbanuso
        • ltu
        • lkpe
        • lkono North

        16. ltu Local Government Area

        It is located in ltu town under the Akwa-lbom north-east zone of the state comprising of about 6 villages which are:
        • Ayadehe
        • East Itam
        • Itu
        • Mbiabo
        • Oku
        • Itam

        17. Mbo Local Government Area

        It is one of the thirty one LGAs with its headquarters in Enwang town under Akwa-lbom south zone with 6 other districts and towns which include;
        • Afaha Okpo
        • Effiat
        • Ikpa Ibom
        • lkpo Ikono
        • lbiaku
        • Ukwong

        18. Mkpat Enin Local Government Area

        It is stationed in the town of Mpat Enin under Akwa-lbom south zone with 4 other towns which include;
        • Ukpum Minya
        • lkpa Nkono
        • lkpa lbono
        • lbiaku
      • 19. Nsit Atai Local Government Area

        It is located in the town of Odot under the Akwa-lbom north-east which is made up of 2 other districts which include;
        • Ndon Ikot Itie-Udung
        • Eastern Nsit
      • 20. Nsit lbom Local Government Area

        It is located in the town of Afaha Offiong under the Akwa-lbom north-east zone consisting the districts of Mbaiso and Asang.

        21. Nsit Ubium Local Government Area

        It is located in lkot Edibon town under Akwa-lbom north-east zone with with about 7 other districts and towns which include;
        • Asang clan
        • Ubium north
        • Ubium south
        • ltreto clan
        • Ndiya
        • lba Akpan
        • lbiakpan/Obotim

        22. Obot Akara Local Government Area

        It is headquartered in the town of Nto Edino which is made up of about 3 districts namely;
        • Obot Akara
        • Nto Edino
        • lkot Abia

        23. Okobo Local Government Area

        It is located in the town of Okoedi with about 7 towns which include;
        • Atabong
        • Ebughu
        • Eta
        • Ibighi
        • Odu
        • Okiuso
        • Ukwong

        24. Onna Local Government Area

        It has admindtrative capital in Abat town under Akwa-lbom south zone of the state comprising of about 4 districts and towns which include;
        • Awa Clan
        • Iquita
        • Nung Ndem Clan
        • Oniong Clan

        25. Oron Local Government Area

        It is located in the town of Oron under Akwa-lbom south senatorial zone in the state made up of 4 primary districts of Oron Urban namely;
        • Afaha Okpo
        • Eyo Abasi
        • Eyotong
        • Uya Oron
        • 26. Oruk Anam Local Government Area

          It is located in the town of lkot lbritam under Akwa-lbom north-west zone, with about 8 towns which include;
          • Abak /Midim
          • Ekparakwa
          • Ibesit Nung Ikot
          • lnen
          • Ndot
          • Nung Ita
          • Obio Akpa
          • Ibesit Nung Ikot

          27. Udung Uko Local Government Area

          It has administrative headquarters in the town of Uyofun under Akwa-lbom south senatorial zone of the state, with about 5 districts which are;
          • Udung Uko
          • Afaha Okpo
          • Okpo Clan
          • Mbodung
          • Ubodung Clan

          28. Ukanafun Local Government Area

          It is headquartered in lkot Akpa Nkuk town under Akwa-lbom north-west zone also known as lkot-Ekpene comprising of 4 districts and towns which are;
          • Northern Afaha
          • Northern Ukanafun
          • Southern Afaha
          • Southern Ukanafun
          • 29. Uruan Local Government Area

            It is located in the town of ldu under Akwa-lbom north-west zone of the state which consists 3 districts namely;
            • Uruan Central
            • Southern Uruan
            • Northen Uruan

            30. Urue-Offong/Oruko Local Government Area

            It has headquarters in the town of Urue Offiong in Akwa-lbom south senatorial zone of the state consisting of about 6 towns which include;
            • Afaha
            • Egughu
            • Ibighi
            • Okiuso
            • Ubodong
            • Ukwong

            31. Uyo Local Government Area

            It both serves as the capital of the state and Local Government Area with its adminstrative headquarters in Uyo under Akwa-lbom north-east senatorial zone comprising of about 5 towns which include;
            • Uyo Urban
            • Oku
            • Offot
            • lkono
            • Etoi

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