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Location City/LGA States or Territories Type Postcode
Isiugwu Ohafia Abia rural 442115
Ndi-Uduma-Awoke Ohafia Abia rural 442115
Abiriba Ohafia Abia facility 443001
Ohafia Ohafia Abia facility 443003
Ania Ohafia Abia facility 443004
Ohafia Ohafia Abia facility 443005
Obiekwesu Ohafia Abia rural 453114
Okpuala-Aro Ohafia Abia rural 453114
Umuarakpa Ohafia Abia rural 453114
Umuejie Ohafia Abia rural 453114
Umugwua Ohafia Abia rural 453114
Umukaa Ohafia Abia rural 453114
Umukai Ohafia Abia rural 453114
Umuohia Ohafia Abia rural 453114
Umuonyenkwu Ohafia Abia rural 453114
Umuotuo Ohafia Abia rural 453114
Amaogwuawu Ohafia Abia rural 453115
Amapu Ohafia Abia rural 453115
Amuzu Ohafia Abia rural 453115
Ibeku Ohafia Abia rural 453115
Mbutunta Ohafia Abia rural 453115
Umuagwu Ohafia Abia rural 453115
Umuihima Ohafia Abia rural 453115
Umuihioma Ohafia Abia rural 453115
Umuiimo-Osisiasa Ohafia Abia rural 453115
Umuimo- Ohafia Abia rural 453115
Umuimo-Egbelu Ohafia Abia rural 453115
Umuobasi Ohafia Abia rural 453115
Akpa 1 Ohafia Abia rural 453116
Akpa 11 Ohafia Abia rural 453116


Description of Ohafia

Ohafia local government area is situated in Abia state of Nigeria, and the headquarters is in the town of Ebem Ohafia. The towns and villages that constitute the Ohafia local government area include Amavo, Amangwu Abiriba, Ebem Nbem Ohafia, ohafia, Ohafor, Ohafia, and Umunneise. Ohafia LGA has an average temperature of about 27 degrees centigrade. The area observes two distinct seasons which are the rainy and the dry seasons having an average humidity level of 59 percent. Ohafia local government falls within the Tropical Savannah Climate zone. The current estimated population of the Ohafia local government is about 234,700 inhabitants with most of the people made up of members of the Igbo ethnic extraction.

History of Ohafia

Ohafia a local government area in Abia State, Nigeria is an Igbo-speaking region. The ancestral capital of the Ohafia town is centrally located in a village called Elu. The Ohafia Local Government Area is an administrative jurisdiction that was assigned by the Nigeria Government, which covers the entire villages of Ohafia and other towns such as Abiriba and Nkporo, the ancestors of the Ohafia people were known as mighty warriors. This particular aspect of the Ohafia people's history remains fundamental to their sense of identity. The knitted warrior's cap or the "leopard cap" (Igbo: Okpu ago) is very well known and it is an associated product of Ohafia.  Ohafia local government is home to the third largest military base in Nigeria, which is named Goodluck Jonathan Barracks after Nigeria's former President - Goodluck Jonathan. The barracks housed the headquarters of the newly established 14 Brigade and the 145 Battalion office complex of the Nigerian Army.

Economy of Ohafia

Trade is an important economic activity in the Ohafia local government, which hosts several markets such as the Amavo central market where a plethora of commodities are sold and bought. Farming also is a major occupation of the Ohafia dwellers with crops such as melon cassava, yam, and vegetables grown in large quantities within the area. Other important enterprises that the Ohafia people undertake include blacksmithing, wood carving, and food processing.

Description of Abia State

Abia State is located in the south-east region of Nigeria and shares borders with the states of Enugu and Ebonyi to the north and east, Imo State to the west, Cross River State to the east, Akwa Ibom State to the southeast, and Rivers State to the south. Its name is an anagram for the first letters of the names of the four most populous regions in the state: Aba, Bende, Isuikwuato, and Arochukwu. However, Aba is the most populous city and the economic hub of the state.

With a 2016 population estimate of over 3,720,000, Abia ranks 32nd in area and 27th in population out of the 36 states. In the far south, you'll find the swamp forests of the Niger Delta, while the rest of the state is mostly dry forest and transitional Cross-Niger woodlands with patches of savanna. The Imo and Aba Rivers, which form the state's western and southern borders, respectively, are also significant geographic features.

There are many different ethnic groups that have lived in what is now known as Abia State, but the Igbo people have been there the longest. During the pre-colonial era, the area that is now Abia State was a part of the Aro Confederacy, which had its capital in Arochukwu. The Aro Confederacy was eventually defeated by British troops in the early 1900s during the Anglo-Aro War. After the war, the area was annexed by the British and became part of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate, which later merged with British Nigeria. After this, Abia became a center of anti-colonial resistance, with the Women's War beginning in Oloko.

After independence in 1960, the region that is now Abia belonged to the post-independence Eastern Region until the region was split in 1967, at which point Abia became a part of the East Central State. In the three-year long Nigerian Civil War that followed, the former Eastern Region attempted secession as the state of Biafra, and Abia was a part of it. The East Central State was reformed after the war ended and Nigeria was reunited, but it wasn't until 1976 that Murtala Muhammed's regime created Imo State (which now includes what is now Abia). Fifteen years later, eastern Imo was separated from the state to become Abia State, and in 1996, a chunk of Abia's northeast was split off to become a part of the new Ebonyi State.

Abia State relies on the export of crude oil and natural gas and the cultivation of agricultural commodities like yams, maize, taro, oil palm, and cassava to sustain its economy. Particularly in and around Aba, manufacturing is a significant secondary sector economy. Abia is a rapidly developing and industrializing region, and as a result, it has the eighth highest Human Development Index in the country.

Geographical Description of Abia State

Abia State, which has a total area of about 6,320 square kilometers, is sandwiched between the states of Enugu and Ebonyi to the north and northeast. West is Imo State, to the east and south-east are Cross River and Akwa Ibom states, and to the south is Rivers State. The southern portion of the state is located in the Cross-Niger transition forests, while the rest of the state is in the Niger Delta Swamp Forests. Southern regions see an average annual rainfall of about 2,400 millimeters (94 in), with the heaviest precipitation falling from April through October. The Imo and Aba Rivers are the most significant waterways in Abia State, and they eventually empty into the Atlantic via Akwa Ibom.

Economics and infrastructure

Over 39% of the State's GDP comes from the extraction of crude oil and natural gas, making it a key industry. A total of about 50 marginal oil fields exist in the State, but it has not been easy for indigenous oil companies to attract the necessary funding and infrastructure capacity through the Marginal Fields Programme (MFP).

In fact, manufacturing contributes only 2% of GDP. Aba is the commercial hub of the state, producing a wide variety of goods including textiles, pharmaceuticals, soap, plastics, cement, footwear, and cosmetics. Additionally, the government of Abia State has recently completed construction of a 9,000-seat international conference center in Umuahia that can serve a variety of purposes. This world-class structure was commissioned by Governor T.A. Orji to promote tourism and stimulate the economy of the state by hosting major international and domestic events.

Seventy percent of Abia's labor force works in agriculture, making it the state's second largest economic sector with a contribution of 27 percent to GDP. Abia receives sufficient annual precipitation, making the region ideal for cultivating a wide variety of food crops, including but not limited to yams, corn, potatoes, rice, cashews, plantains, taro, and cassava. The most valuable commodity is oil palm.


A Governor is elected by the people to head the State Government, and he or she works closely with legislators in the State House of Representatives. Umuahia is the main administrative center. In total, there are 17 of these sub-national entities (LGAs).

Before Ogbonnaya Onu was elected governor of Abia in the Third Nigerian Republic in 1991, the newly formed state was governed by Military Administrator Frank Ajobena, who had been appointed by Ibrahim Babangida. After nearly two years in power, Onu was eventually deposed by Sani Abacha, who abolished the Third Republic and restored absolute military rule. Three more Military Administrators were appointed under the Abacha regime (Chinyere Ike Nwosu, Temi Ejoor, and Moses Fasanya) before Abacha's death and the accession of Abdulsalami Abubakar. Before he began the transition to democracy in 1998, Abubakar appointed another Military Administrator, Anthony Obi.

In 1999, after Nigeria's return to democracy, People's Democratic Party candidate Orji Uzor Kalu was elected governor. As a result, he took office on May 29, 1999, after being sworn in that day. Kalu ran again in 2003 on the PDP ticket and was reelected president (the Constitution of Nigeria limits Governors to two terms in office). After Kalu's term ended in 2007, Theodore Orji (PPA) was elected governor of Abia, defeating Onyema Ugochukwu (PDP). Theodore Orji switched parties from the PPA to the PDP in 2011 and was subsequently re-elected to a second four-year term.

As of 2015, Abia State is led by Okezie Ikpeazu (PDP), the state's ninth governor. On May 29, 2019, he was sworn in for a second term as Governor after being re-elected for a second term after defeating All Progressives Congress candidate Uche Ogah and All Progressives Grand Alliance candidate Alex Otti.

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