Ebonyi State

Ebonyi State Governor

                David Nweze Umahi

 

Deputy Governor

Dr. Kelechi Igwe

 

Creation: Created in 1996.

Capital : Abakaliki.

Major cities: Abakaliki, Afikpo, Onueke, Ishiagu, Ozizza

Geographic Profile: Latitude: 6° 15' 18" N, Longitude: 8° 05' 55" E; Land Area - 5,533 sq.kms.

Economic Profile: Mainly agricultural producing region. Produces rice, yams, solid minerals.

Occupation: Agriculture is the major occupation of the people of the state. It is a leading producer of rice, yam, potatoes, maize, beans, and cassava in Nigeria. Rice and yams are predominantly cultivated in Edda, a region within the state. Ebonyi has several solid mineral resources, including lead, crude oil, and natural gas

Ethnic Profile: Mainly Igbo speaking peoples but with a little non Igbo speaking; Official Language: English; Population – 1.7 Million.

Local Government Areas (LGA): Abakaliki, Afikpo North, Afikpo South, Ebonyi, Ezza North, Ezza South, Ikwo, Ishielu, Ivo, Izzi, Ohaozara, Ohaukwu and Onicha.

 

Raw Materials Distribution in Ebonyi State

EBONYI STATE

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

ABAKALIKI

Lead/Zinc, Brine, Limestone, Gypsum, Marble

Maize, Rice, Yam, Sweet Potato, Palm Produce, Mango, Cassava, Melon, Kolanut, Castor Seeds, Pigeon Pea, Mango, Timber, Piggery, Cashew, Poultry, Cocoyam, Fishery

2

AFIKPO NORTH

Granite, Laterite, Limestone, Lead/Zinc, Salt, Marble

Maize, Rice, Yam, Sweet Potato, Palm Produce, Mango, Cassava, Melon, Kolanut, Castor Seed, Pigeon Pea, Mango, Timber, Piggery, Cashew, Poultry, Cocoyam, fishery, Cowpea

3

AFIKPO SOUTH

Limestone, Granite, Ball Clay, Laterite, Lead/Zinc

Maize, Rice, Yam, Sweet Potato, Palm Produce, Mango, Cassava, Melon, Kola nut, Castor Seeds, Pigeon Pea, Mango, Timber, Piggery, Cashew, Poultry, Cocoyam, Fishery, Cowpea.

4

EBONYI

 

Maize, Rice, Yam, Sweet Potato, Palm Produce, Mango, Cassava, Melon, Kolanut, Castor Seed, Pigeon Pea, Mango, Timber, Piggery, Cashew, Poultry, Cocoyam, Fishery, Cowpea

5

EZZA NORTH

 

Maize, Rice, Yam, Sweet Potato, Palm Produce, Cassava, Melon, Kolanut, Castor Seeds, Pigeon Pea, Mango, Timber, Piggery, Cashew, Poultry, Cocoyam, Fishery, Cowpea, Citrus

6

EZZA SOUTH

 

Maize, Rice, Yam, Sweet Potato, Palm Produce, Mango, Cassava, Melon, Kolanut, Castor Seeds, Pigeon Pea, Mango, Timber, Piggery, Cashew, Poultry, Cocoyam, Fishery, Cowpea

7

IKWO

Lead/Zinc, Brine.

Maize, Rice, Yam, Sweet Potato, Palm Produce, Mango, Cassava, Melon, Kolanut, Castor Seed, Pigeon Pea, Mango, Timber, Piggery, Cashew, Poultry, Cocoyam, Fishery, Cowpea

8

ISHIELU

Limestone, Gypsum

Maize, Rice, Yam, Sweet Potato, Palm Produce, Mango, Cassava, Melon, Kolanut, Castor Seeds, Pigeon Pea, Mango, Timber, Piggery, Cashew, Poultry, Cocoyam, Fishery, Citrus, Cowpea

9

IVO

Granite, Lead/Zinc

Maize, Rice, Yam, Sweet Potato, Palm Produce, Mango, Cassava, Melon, Citrus, Kolanut, Castor Seed, Pigeon Pea, Mango, Timber, Piggery, Cashew, Poultry, Cocoyam, Fishery, Cowpea

10

IZZI

Leads/Zinc

Maize, Rice, Yam, Sweet Potato, Palm Produce, Mango, Cassava, Melon, Kolanut, Castor Seed, Pigeon Pea, Mango, Timber, Piggery, Cashew, Poultry, Cocoyam, Fishery, Citrus, Cowpea

11

OHAOZARA

Ball Clay, Bentonite, Salt, Lead/Zinc, Gypsum, Limestone, Black Marble, Pyrite, Quartz, Fluorspar, Granite

Maize, Rice, Yam, Sweet Potato, Palm Produce, Mango, Cassava, Melon, Kolanut, Castor Seeds, Pigeon Pea, Mango, Timber, Piggery, Cashew, Poultry, Cocoyam, Fishery, Cowpea

12

OHAUKWU

 

Maize, Rice, Yam, Sweet Potato, Palm Produce, Mango, Cassava, Melon, Kolanut, Castor Seeds, Pigeon Pea, Mango, Orange, Cashew, Poultry, Cocoyam, Cowpea

13

ONICHA

Lead/Zinc, Granite, Gypsum, Shale, Salt, Pyrite, Fluorspar

Maize, Rice, Yam, Sweet Potato, Palm Produce, Mango, Cassava, Melon, Kolanut, Castor Seeds, Pigeon Pea, Mango, Timber, Piggery, Cashew, Poultry, Cocoyam, Fishery, Cowpea

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