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Aniocha South Local Government is located in the northern part of Delta State, Nigeria, and is bordered by Aniocha North Local Government to the north, Ika South Local Government to the east, Oshimili North Local Government to the west, and Ndokwa East Local Government to the south.

The local government area covers an area of approximately 385 square kilometers and is predominantly characterized by low-lying terrain. It is drained by several rivers and streams, including the Anambra, Ose, and Umeje Rivers, which provide water for irrigation and fishing activities.

Aniocha South Local Government has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons - the rainy season which runs from April to October and the dry season which runs from November to March. The average annual rainfall in the area is about 1,800mm, with the heaviest rains occurring between June and September. The vegetation of Aniocha South is mainly tropical rainforest, with some areas of savanna and grassland. The area is home to several species of wildlife, including monkeys, baboons, antelopes, and several species of birds.

 

History

Aniocha South Local Government is located in Delta State, Nigeria, and was created on August 26, 1991, by the then-military government of Nigeria. The local government area was carved out of the old Aniocha Local Government Area, which was later divided into Aniocha North and Aniocha South Local Government Areas.

Aniocha South is predominantly inhabited by the Igbo people of Nigeria, and its headquarters is located in the town of Ogwashi-Uku. The local government area is home to several other towns and villages, including Ubulu-Uku, Ubulu-Unor, Ejeme-Aniogor, Issele-Mkpitime, and Issele-Uku.

The area that is now Aniocha South Local Government was originally part of the Kingdom of Benin, with several autonomous communities within the kingdom. In the 15th century, the area was conquered by the Igbo people, who migrated from the east and established several settlements in the area.

During the colonial era, the area became part of the British Protectorate of Southern Nigeria and later the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria. It was part of the Mid-Western Region until 1967 when the region was split into the Bendel and Mid-Western States. It remained part of Bendel State until 1991 when it was created as a separate local government area.

Economy

Aniocha South Local Government has a predominantly agricultural-based economy, with farming and fishing being the primary economic activities in the area. The fertile soil and favorable climate of the area support the cultivation of crops such as yam, cassava, maize, and vegetables. The area is also known for its production of palm oil and other cash crops. Fishing is another important economic activity in Aniocha South, with several rivers and streams in the area providing a source of fish for local consumption and trade. The local government area also has some small-scale industries, including food processing, garment making, and handicrafts. However, these industries are not yet fully developed, and there is potential for further growth in this area.

In recent years, there has been a push towards the development of the tourism industry in Aniocha South, as the area has several historical and cultural landmarks that attract visitors from other parts of Nigeria and beyond. Some of these landmarks include the Ogbe Ofu Palace in Ubulu-Uku, the Odogwu Shrine in Ogwashi-Uku, and the Nana's Palace in Issele-Uku. The government of Delta State has also been working to improve the infrastructure in Aniocha South, with the construction of roads and bridges to improve access to the area and support economic activities.

Overall, while the economy of Aniocha South Local Government is predominantly agricultural-based, there is potential for growth in other sectors, such as tourism and small-scale industries, which can help to diversify the economy and provide employment opportunities for the local population.

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of Delta State 

Nigeria's Delta State is located in the country's southwestern corner. The state was founded on August 27, 1991, from the previous Bendel State and was named after the Niger Delta, a substantial portion of which is located within the state. The state is bounded to the north by Edo State, to the east by Anambra State and Rivers State, to the south by Bayelsa State, and to the west by the Bight of Benin, which stretches along the state's coastline for roughly 160 kilometers. In 1991, once the state was established, 12 LGAs were established; by 2015, that number had increased to 25. While Asaba, near the Niger River in the northeast, serves as the state capital, Warri, on the southwest coast, is the state's economic hub. 

With a population of approximately 5.6 million as of 2016, Delta ranks as the 12th most populated state in the union despite being the 23rd largest in terms of land area. 

 While a small piece of the Niger Delta swamp woods can be found in the far south, the most of the state is covered by Nigerian lowland forests and Central African mangroves. The River Niger and its distributary, the Forçados River, run along Delta's eastern and southern borders, respectively. The Escravos River flows through Warri, and the coastal areas are riddled with dozens of smaller Niger distributaries that make up much of the western Niger Delta. Many areas of the state's natural landscape are home to endangered species including the African leopard and the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee, as well as threatened ones like the dwarf crocodile, Grey parrot, African fish eagle, mona monkey, and African manatee. The state's offshore waters are also rich in wildlife, with thriving populations of marine creatures such the Lesser African threadfin, crabs, blue mussels, and numerous types of whales.

And now, what? In the state's central region, you'll find the Isoko and Eruwa; in the east, you'll find the Ukwuani; in the northeast, you'll find the Ika, Ozanogogo, and Olukumi; in the northwest, you'll find the Anioma; and in the southwest, you'll find the Ijaw, Itsekiri, Urhobo, and Uvwie. Prior to its incorporation into the British Oil Rivers Protectorate in 1884, the territory that is now Delta State was divided among a number of independent monarchical states, including the Kingdom of Warri and the Agbor Kingdom. The British merged the protectorate, now known as the Niger Coast Protectorate, and the Southern Nigeria Protectorate into British Nigeria in the early 1900s. Colonial soldiers did not establish their authority over present-day Delta State until the 1910s, when the Ekumeku Movement had died down. From 1903 to 1930, the United Kingdom leased the enclave of Forcados to France, making Delta one of the few portions of what is now Nigeria to have been under French administration. 

After independence in 1960, Delta and the surrounding area were included in the post-independence Western Region until the region was split in 1963, at which point Delta and the surrounding area became part of the Mid-Western Region. In 1967, the Igbo-majority former Eastern Region tried to secede as the state of Biafra and invaded the Mid-Western Region in an effort to capture Lagos and quickly end the war; Biafran forces were halted and eventually pushed back, but not before they briefly declared the captured Mid-Western Region (including the now-Delta State) as the Republic of Benin. During their rule, Biafran soldiers committed crimes against ethnic Hausa, Urhobo, and Ijaw people in what is now Delta State; similarly, Nigerian forces committed the Asaba massacre against ethnic Igbos in Asaba after liberating the Mid-West. Once the war ended and Nigeria was reunited, the Mid-Western Region was rebuilt and remained so until 1976, when it was renamed Bendel State. Both Edo and Delta States were created from Bendel State's northern and southern halves in 1991. 

As one of the country's primary oil-producing states, Delta State's economy is mostly reliant on the extraction of petroleum and natural gas. 

Minority industries rely heavily on agriculture in this state, which produces a great deal of oil palm, yam, and cassava in addition to engaging in fishing and heliculture. Delta has the fourth highest Human Development Index in the country, thanks in large part to its abundant oil revenues; however, disputes between oil companies and local communities, along with years of systemic corruption, have led to hostilities, which are often tied to the lack of development in host communities. 

Geography

More over 60% of the State's total area is land, giving it a total land area of around 18,050 km2 (6,970 sq mi). The state can be found roughly between 5 and 6 degrees East and 5 and 6 degrees North. It lies in the middle of Nigeria and is bounded by the states of Edo to the north and west, Anambra, Imo, and Rivers to the east, Bayelsa to the southeast, and the Bight of Benin to the south, which has roughly 160 kilometers of shoreline. The state of Delta has relatively few hills and is mostly flat. The Niger River Delta, which includes this state, is located along its expansive coastline. 

Minerals

Industrial clay, silica, lignite, kaolin, tar sand, ornamental rocks, limestone, and many other types of solid mineral deposits can be found across the state. Underutilized minerals include those used in brick making, pottery, bottle making, glass making, chemical/insulators manufacture, chalk making, sanitary wares, decorative stone cutting and quarrying. 

The economy of Delta state, Nigeria, is heavily dependent on the sale of petroleum products due to the state's enormous crude oil reserves and its status as one of the country's top manufacturers of petroleum goods.



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