Abia State

Abia State (God's Own State)

 Executive Govenor


Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu

 Deputy Governor

Right Honourable Ude Okochukwu


CREATION: Created 27th August 1991.

Capital: Umuahia

Major City: Aba, Osusu Aba, Uturu, Oro Arochukwu

GEOGRAPHIC PROFILE: Located in South-East of Nigeria, approximately at latitudes 40 40′ and 60 14′ north, and longitudes 70 10′and 80 east. Bounded in the North by Ebonyi State; bounded South and South West by Rivers; bounded East and South East by Cross River and Akwa Ibom States. It is bounded in the West by Imo and Northwest by Anambra. Land Area is 5,243.7 sq. km.

ECONOMIC PROFILE: Crude Oil, Gas production, and Agriculture.

OCCUPATION: Agriculture is the major occupation of the people of Abia State. This is induced by the rich soil, which stretches from the northern to the southern parts of the state. Subsistence farming is prevalent and about 70 per cent of the population is engaged in it.

ETHNIC  PROFILE: Igbos are 95% of the population; 1.19% (1991) National Population; 2,833,999 - 2006 (National Population Commission source); Official language – English; Local Language – Igbo

Local Government Area (LGA) – Aba North, Aba South, Arochukwu, Bende, Ikwuano, Isiala, Ngwa North, Isiala Ngwa South, Isiukwuato, Obi Ngwa, Ohafia, Osisioma Ngwa,Ugwunagbo, Ukwa East, Ukwa West, Umuahia North, Umuahia South and Umunneochi.

Raw Materials Distribution in Abia State

                                                                     ABIA STATE               

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

ABA NORTH

Glass Sand

Cassava, Vegetable, Maize, Plantain Banana, Palm Produce, Livestock, Bitter Cola. 

2

ABA SOUTH

Glass Sand

Cassava, Vegetable, Maize, Pawpaw, Palm Produce, Timber

3

AROCHUKWU

Shale, Limestone, Bentonitic Clay, Laterite

Cassava, Vegetable, Yam, Cocoyam, Palm Produce, Rubber, Maize, Rice

4

BENDE

Clay, Bentonite , Shale, Salt, Limestone, Phosphate, Laterite

Cassava, Yam, Cocoa, Cocoyam, Vegetable, Palm Produce, Rubber, Maize, Okra, Rice, Mango, Melon, Gmelina  Abora

5

IKWUANO

Ball Clay, Bentonite , Kaolin, Phosphate

Cassava, Palm Produce, Maize, Vegetable, Cocoa, Ginger, Cocoyam, Melon

6

ISIALA- NGWA NORTH

Glass Sand

Cassava, Palm Produce, Vegetable, Yam, Pineapple, Plantain, Banana, Bamboo, Ginger, Cocoyam, Raffia Palm

7

ISIALA- NGWA SOUTH

Glass  Sand

Maize, Bamboo, Ginger,  Palm Produce, Cassava, Plantain, Banana

8

ISUIKWUATO

Ball Clay, Kaolin,  Bentonite , Shale, Gypsum, Laterite

Cassava, Vegetable, Palm Produce, Maize, Cashew, Citrus, Pineapple, Yam.


9

OBI NGWA

Ball Clay, Bentonite , Kaolin, Phosphate

Palm Produce Maize, Ginger, Bamboo, Rafia Palm, Cassava

10

OHAFIA

Limestone, Shale, Marble

Cassava, Palm Produce, Maize, Rubber, Vegetable, Citrus, Rice Melon

11

OSISIOMA  NGWA

Marble

Cassava, Ginger, Palm- Produce

12

NGWUNAGBO

Marble

Palm Produce, Cassava, Ginger, Raffia Palm ,  Bamboo

13

UKWA EAST

Glass Sand, Petroleum.

Cassava, Palm Produce , Maize , Vegetable, Ube (Local Pear), Plantain

14

UKWA WEST

Glass Sand, Petroleum

Cassava, Palm Produce, Maize , Vegetable, Ube (Local Pear), Plantain

15

UMUAHIA NORTH

Kaolin,  Lignite, Ball Clay, Shale, Bentonite , Phosphate

Cassava, Maize, Palm Produce, Ube (Local Pear)

16

UMUAHIA SOUTH

Kaolin,  Bentonite Clay

Palm Produce, Cassava, Bamboo, Raffia Palm, Timber

17

UMUNNEOCHI

Clay, Kaolin, Granite

Cashew, Cassava, Citrus, Palm Produce, Ginger,  Rice

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