Complete List Of LGAs In Imo State, Capital, And Chairmen

LGA In Imo State, Capital, And Chairman

This is the complete list of the 27 Local Government Areas In Imo State which Include their headquarters and chairman:

S/N
LGA
Headquarters
Chairman
1
Aboh Mbaise
Aboh
Barr. Emma Njoku
2
Ahiazu Mbaise
Mbaise
Chief Larry Obinna Chikwe
3
Ezinihitte Mbaise
Ihitte
Chief Francis Onyeberechi
4
Ehime Mbano
Ozara
Barr. Chidi Okechukwu
5
Ihette Uboma
Urualla
Olemgbe Chike
6
Obowo
Dikenafai
Hon. C. C ihejirike
7
Okigwe
Isinweke
Mrs Nkechi Mbaonu
8
Unuimo
Ikeduru
Charles Mathew Ijezie
9
Isiala Mbano
Umuelemai
Chika Okoroike
10
Ideato North
Umundugba
Gloria Mbadigwe
11
Ngor Okpala
Nworji
Mayor Obinna Nweke
12
Owerri municipal
Umuneke
Ambrose Nkwodinma
13
Ideato South
Nnenasa
Chukwuma Ikeaka
14
Owerri West
Okohia
Enyioha Okechukwu
15
Nkwerre
Orlu
Frank Onyejiaka
16
Isu
Obowo
Kenneth Uka
17
Njaba
Oguta
Emeka Iheanacho
18
Nwangele
Mmahu
Cosmos Iwuagwu
19
Orlu
Okigwe
Mrs. Ifeoma Ndupu
20
Orsu
Okwu
Hon. Uchenna Osigwe
21
Oru East
Orlu
Nze Nyerere Ogbonna
22
Oguta
Awo-Omamma
Hon. Emma Mazi
23
Ohaji/Egbema
Omuma
Amadioha Marcel
24
Oru West
Omuma
Willie Okoliegwo
25
Mbaitoli
Owerri
John Eke
26
Owerri North
Owerri
Engr. Lams Ibeh
27
Ikeduru
Owerri
Mr. Tony Jude Iwuamadi

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What Is The Capital Of Imo State, Nigeria?

Owerri is the capital city of Imo State in Nigeria. With a population estimated at 1,401,873 as of 2016, Owerri spans approximately 100 square kilometers (40 square miles), making it the largest city in Imo State.

The city is comprised of three Local Government Areas: Owerri Municipal, Owerri North, and Owerri West. Owerri was founded in the 14th century CE by Ekwem Oha.

During the Nigerian Civil War, Owerri was the last of three capitals of the Republic of Biafra in 1969, following Enugu and Umuahia.

The city bears some historical relics from the war, though most artifacts are housed in the museum at Umuahia, Abia State.

In terms of transportation, Owerri has an airport, the Imo Airport, located 23 kilometers (14 miles) southeast of the city in Obiangwu, Ngor Okpala LGA.

This airport offers flight services to major Nigerian cities such as Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt, and Enugu. Also, Owerri produces different agricultural products including yams, cassava, taro, corn, rubber, and palm products. Moreover, Owerri is located atop substantial crude oil and natural gas reserves.

Educationally, Owerri is home to several tertiary institutions, including the African University of Science and Technology, Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Federal University of Technology Owerri, and Imo State University.

Owerri’s cultural value grows to its cuisine, with one notable dish being “ofe owerri,” famous for its rich flavor and ingredients such as snails, cow skin, goat meat, dried fish, and various spices.

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What Are The Largest And Smallest LGAs In Imo State By Population?

Here’s a list of the largest and smallest Local Government Areas In Imo State, and It is ranked according to the population of each LGA:

NOLGAPopulation As Of 2022
1Mbaitoli330,100
2Isiala-Mbano275,100
3Abo-Mbaise270,700
4Ohaji/Egbema254,200
5Owerri North245,100
6Ahiazu-Mbaise237,400
7Isu228,400
8Ideato South221,900
9Ngor-Okpala219,400
10Ideato North217,100
11Ezinihitte234,600
12Ikeduru208,100
13Orlu198,500
14Njaba199,400
15Oguta197,900
16Owerri Municipal174,200
17Nwangele177,500
18Okigwe184,500
19Oru West160,800
20Orsu167,100
21Obowo163,200
22Ihitte/Uboma166,000
23Oru East155,300
24Owerri West141,400
25Unuimo138,100
26Ehime-Mbano181,500
27Nkwerre111,600

The largest Local Government Area (LGA) in Imo State by population is Mbaitoli. It has a population of 330,100 people, making it the most populous LGA in the state.

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