CREATION: August 27, 1991, as an extraction of what used to be a part of Bendel State.
MAJOR COMMERCIAL CITIES: Warri, Ughelli, Agbor.
GEOGRAPHICAL PROFILE: The State is approximately between Longitude 5°00 and 6°.45' East and Latitude 5°00 and 6°.30' North.Delta; State presently covers a landmass of about 18,050 Km2 of which more than sixty percent (60%) is land. Delta State is generally low-lying without remarkable hills. The State has a wide coastal belt inter-laced with rivulets and streams, which form part of the Niger-Delta.
ECONOMIC PROFILE: Apart from the natural resources which Delta State is blessed with, the people also engage in agriculture. In almost all the LGAs, fresh fish, crabs, shrimps and dried fish abound. Furthermore, there are various solid mineral deposits within the State - industrial clay, silica, lignite, kaolin, tar sand, decorative rocks, limestone, etc. These are raw materials for industries such as brick making, ceramics, bottle manufacturing, glass manufacturing, chemical/insulators production, chalk manufacturing and sanitary wares, decorative stone cutting and quarrying. The State also prides itself as a major supplier of Nigeria’s crude. This amounts to about thirty-five percent (35%). Some considerable amount of natural gas is also gotten from the State.
PEOPLE: The Major ethnic groups are Urhobos, Ishekiri, Ijaw,Delta-Igbos, e.t.c; As an ethnically diverse State, the people who make up the groups, share ancestral and traditional administrative systems, which is evident in their dress, language, festivals, music and folklore. They are hospitable, enlightened, and resourceful people.
Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan,
Professor Amos Agbe Utuama.
LGAs: 25 namely: Aniocha North, Aniocha South, Bomadi, Burutu, Ethiope East, Ethiope West, Ika North-East, Ika South, Isoko North, Isoko South, Ndokwa East, Ndokwa West, Okpe, Oshimili North, Oshimili South, Patani, Sapele, Udu, Ugheli North, Ugheli South, Ukwuani, Uvwie, Warri North, Warri South, and Warri South-West.
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Last Updated on Saturday, 02 November 2013 07:59