UKWUANI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

I: POLITICS & ADMINISTRATION

HQ: Obiaruku

Chairperson: Hon  Mrs. Benedicta Ndudi Izuegbu

Contact: Ukwuani LG Secretariat

Institutions of Traditional Administration

  • Okpala-Uku
  • Onotu-Uku
  • Inotu
  • Town Development Associations
  • There is an emergence of monarchical (Kingship) system which combines the Okpala-Uku and the council of chiefs, headed by the Onotu-Uku with an overall headship of an Eze (king).
  • House of Representative Member: Hon. Ossai Nicholas Ossai

Constituency Contact:

  • House of Assembly Representative: Honourable Ojo Alphonsus Ojo

Constituency Contact:

  • Total Number of Wards Representative Councillors : 16
  • Council Speaker:
  • Majority Party – PDP
  • Minority Party – APC

II: GEOGRAPHY

  • Population (2006 Estimate):  120,390
  • Land Mass: approximately 685 km2
  • Boundaries: Ika South, Orhionwon, Ethiope and Ndokwa West LGAs
  • Vegetation: Evergreen Rain forest but 80% 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: Upland region, plain lowland with very few hills associated with rivers that drain the region, with erosion challenges, especially along valleys in the coastal areas.
  • Drainage: Drained by River Ethiope, non-seasonal river, Okumeshi River, a seasonal river.

III: OCCUPATION & BUSINESS

  • Agriculture: Area is suitable for a wide range of agricultural activities in livestock, crop and tree crop farming, fishery. Currently, 85% subsistence farming and about 15% medium scale mechanized farming in crop farming. Vast potentials in rice farming. Rubber, oil palm plantations,
  • Main Agricultural Produce: Oil Palm, rubber, yam, plantain, cassava and maize, mellon, vegetables, etc.
  • Industries: Logging and wood, dredging
  • Mineral Deposits: Oil, Gas,
  • Local businesses: Printing, Crafts, produce

IV:  HEALTHCARE

  • General Hospitals – 3
  • Private Hospitals  – 7
  • Medical Laboratories- 6
  • Maternity/Clinics – 7
  • Private Clinics – 10
  • Orphanages – 4

V:  TOURISM  

  • The source of Ethiope River (about 178km long and deepest inland waterway in Africa) at Umuaja
  • Delta State Swimmers’ Training Pool
  • Hotels & Restaurants: Aluku Inn, Ricco Palace,
  • Shopping: main commercial nerve center with biggest market
  • Festivals: Ikenge/Ukwata, Ukpalabo, Igba, Uto, Enyi,

VI:  EDUCATION

Public & Private Schools –

Tertiary Institutions:

  • University: Novena University, Ogume (Amai Campus)
  • Technical Schools – 0
  • Para Educarional: Skill Acquisition Centre, Amai
  • Public Secondary Schools  – 13
  • Private Secondary Schools – 28
  • Public Primary Schools  –  32
  • Private Primary Schools – 17

VII: RENOWN MUSICIANS IN UKWUANI LGA

  • Oboduka Mba (Musician)
  • King Kennytone (Musician)
  • Chief Rogana Ottah (Musician)
  • SND Opia      (Musician)
  • Prince Smart Williams (Musician)
  • Ishie Brothers (Musicians)
  • Harmony kings (Musician)
  • John Okpor (Musician)
  • Adviser Ishioma (Musician)
  • Danny K (Musician)
  • Sports:  Sunday Oliseh (Nigerian Footballer, Former coach of the Super Eagles)
  • Ngozi Enuwuzo (African Swimming champion 1978-81)

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

  1. Adonishaka
  2. Akoku
  3. Amai
  4. Ebedei
  5. Eziokpor
  6. Ezionum
  7. Obilo
  8. Obeti
  9. Obiaruku
  10. Obinomba
  11. Owa Abbi
  12. Umuaja
  13. Umuebu
  14. Umukwata
  15. Umutu