NDOKWA EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

I: POLITICS & ADMINISTRATION

HQ: Aboh

Chairperson: Hon  Mrs. Nkechi Chukwura

Ndokwa East Secretariat

Institutions of Traditional Administration

  • Obuonwe (Monarchy)
  • Okpala-Uku (Gerontocracy)
  • Onotu-Uku
  • Inotu
  • Town Development Associations
  • The monarchical (Kingship) system, which combines the council of chiefs, headed by the Obi ( or king) obtains in Aboh whereas other systems obtain in other clans.
  • House of Representative Member: Hon. Ossai Nicholas Ossai

Constituency Contact:

  • House of Assembly Member: Hon Chief Friday Osanebi (Deputy Speaker, DHA)

Constituency Contact:

  • Total Number of Wards Representative Councillors : 25
  • Council Speaker:
  • Majority Party – PDP
  • Minority Party – APC

II: GEOGRAPHY

  • Population (2006 Estimate):  103,171
  • Land Mass: approximately 1,617 km²
  • Boundaries: River Niger, Oshimili, Ndokwa West, Isoko South, and Bayelsa State
  • Vegetation: Evergreen Rain forest but 40% deciduous
  • Rainfall: 6’ of rainfall per annum; 7 months of rainfall and 5 months dry season and spells of harmattan (between late November and early January)
  • Terrain: Riverine region, plain mashy lowland with associated with creeks and rivers that drain the region, with flooding challenges, especially along river banks in the coastal areas.
  • Drainage: Drained by River Ase, Adofi, River Niger and Inyi creek.

III: OCCUPATION & BUSINESS

  • Agriculture: Area is suitable for a wide range of agricultural activities in livestock, fisheries, crop and tree crop farming. Currently, 85% subsistence farming and about 5% medium scale mechanized farming in crop farming. Vast potentials in rice farming and fisheries.
  • Main Agricultural Produce: Oil Palm, yam, plantain, cassava and maize, mellon, vegetables, etc.
  • Major Industry: Gas Plan and AGIP Power Plant
  • Drilling: Crude Oil and Gas
  • Industries: Logging and wood, dredging,
  • Mineral Deposits: Oil, Gas,
  • Local businesses: Printing, Crafts, weaving

IV: HEALTHCARE

  • General Hospitals – 3
  • Private Hospitals – 2
  • Medical Laboratories – 2
  • Maternity Homes/clinics – 3
  • Private Clinics – 3
  • Orphanages – 1

V: TOURISM

  • AGIP Power Plant, Okpai
  • Explore the Lower Niger River
  • Obi’s Palace at Aboh
  • The Ancient Slave Trade Port
  • Hotels
  • Festivals: Ikenge, Boat regatta, Oje,

VI: EDUCATION

Public Schools –

Tertiary Institutions:

  • Proposed Polytechnic
  • Technical Schools – 0
  • Public Secondary Schools – 25
  • Private Secondary Schools – 3
  • Public Primary Schools – 70
  • Private Primary Schools – 7

VII: WHO IS WHO IN NDOKWA EAST LGA

  • Ali Chukwuma (Musician)
  • Chief Eddy Ugbomah (Film Maker, Director)

VIII:  TOWNS AS CLANS (Some of these towns and villages are in clusters of 3-5 villages in a clan)

  1. Abala-Uno
  2. Abarra
  3. Aboh
  4. Afor
  5. Akarai
  6. Ase
  7. Ashaka
  8. Benekuku
  9. Ibedeni
  10. Ibrede
  11. Igbuku
  12. Inyi
  13. Iselegu
  14. Okapi
  15. Oku-oku
  16. Onuabo
  17. Onya
  18. Ossisa
  19. Umuolu
  20. Ushie
  21. Utchi