Local Government Areas in Abia State

With its capital in Umuahia, Abia State is one of the five states in South-Eastern Nigeria. It was carved out from Imo state in 1991 and has an area of 2,440sqmi. Abia state shares boundaries with Imo state on the west, Rivers state on south, Cross river state on the east, Akwa-Ibom at the south-east and Anambra, Ebonyi and Enugu at the north. Abia state is literally surrounded by other south-eastern states.

Abia state, although first on the list of predominantly Igbo states by alphabetical order is one of the smallest by size. This is made up of 17 local government areas. Of the 17 local government areas in this state, only four are fully urban.

Below are the 17 local government areas in Abia State

1. Aba North Local Government Area

History of Aba North Local Government Area

Aba North is one of the local Government Areas in Abia State. This LGA was founded in 1991 at the creation of Abia state. With a landmass of 9 sq mi, Aba North is made up of seven towns. They are; Eziama, Uratta. Umuokoji, Osusu, Ogbo, Umuola-Egbelu, Umuola-Okpulo.

Location of Aba North Local Government Area

Aba North LGA is located at the western part of Umuahia and occupies the most urban parts of Abia state.

Chairman of Aba North LGA:

Sam Atulegwu

Wards in Aba North Local Government Area

Abia Aba North Ariaria Market 9

Abia Aba North Eziama 1

Abia Aba North Industrial Area 2

Abia Aba North Ogbor 1

Abia Aba North Ogbor 11

Abia Aba North Osusu 1

Abia Aba North Osusu 11

Abia Aba North old Aba GRA

Abia Aba North Uratta 6

Abia Aba North Umuola 8

Abia Aba North Umuogor 12

Abia Aba North Umuola

2. Aba South Local Government Area

History of Aba South Local Government Area

With 450 as its postal code, Aba South is a Local Government Area in Abia state that has a land mass of 19sq mi. It was created in 1991 alongside Aba North LGA and is made up of 16 towns.

Location of Aba South LGA

Aba South LGA is bordered by Aba North, Obingwa, Umunagbo and Osisioma LGAs. It is located close to southwestern Abia.

Chairman of Aba South LGA:

Okechukwu Dike

Wards in Aba South

Abia Aba South Aba River 11

Abia Aba South Aba Town Hall 12

Abia Aba South Asa 2

Abia Aba South Ekeocha 8

Abia Aba South Eziukwu 1

Abia Aba South Eyimba 3

Abia Aba South Gloucester 9

Abia Aba South Igwebuike

Abia Aba South Mosque 10

Abia Aba South Ngwa 4

Abia Aba South Ohazu 15

Abia Aba South Ohazu 116

3. Arochukwu Local Government Area

History of Arochukwu Local Government Area

Arochukwu is a city, a tribe and also an LGA in Abia state. It is situated in northeastern Abia and is made up of 19 towns.

Location of Arochukwu LGA

This LGA occupies northeastern Abia, it shares boundaries with Ohafia and Bende LGAs.

Chairman of Arochukwu LGA:

Amah Abraham

Wards in Arochukwu Local Government Area

Abia Arochukwu Arochukwu II 6

Abia Arochukwu Arochukwu II 6

Abia Arochukwu Arochukwu III 11

Abia Arochukwu Eleocha Ihechiowa 8

Abia Arochukwu Ikwu Ihechiowa 7

Abia Arochukwu Isu 10

Abia Arochukwu Ohaeke 2

Abia Arochukwu Ohafor I 3

Abia Arochukwu Ovukwu 1

Abia Arochukwu Ututu 9

4. Bende Local Government Area

History of Bende Local Government Area

Bende LGA is one of the most prominent LGAs in Abia. It was created in 1991 and is popular for being the LGA of Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state. It is also the Local Government Area of some prominent entertainers in Nigeria, some of them are, J-Martins, Chinedu Ikedieze, 2shots, Uche Jombo. Those that are indigenes of Bende LGA are known as Bende people. There are 9 towns in Bende. They are Itumbauzo, Item, Uzuakoli, Umuhu-Ezechi, Nkpa, Ozui-Tem, Umu-Menyi, IgbereAlayi, and Ugwueke.

Location of Bende LGA

Bende LGA occupies the northern axis of Abia state. It shares borders with six LGAs. They are; Arochukwu, Ohafia, Isiala, Isuikwu Ato, Umuahia South and Umuahia North LGAs.

Chairman of Bende LGA:

Chris Utoh

Wards in Bende

Abia Bende Amankalu/Akoliufu 1

Abia Bende Bende 2

Abia Bende Igbere ‘A’ 4

Abia Bende Igbere ‘B’ 5

Abia Bende Item A 6

Abia Bende Item B 7

Abia Bende Item C 8

Abia Bende Itumbauzo 9

Abia Bende Ozuitem 10

Abia Bende Ugwueke/Ezeukwu 3

Abia Bende Umu-Imenyi 12

Abia Bende Umuhu/Ezechi 11

Abia Bende Uzuakoli 13

5. Ikuano Local Government Area

History of Ikuano Local Government Area

Ikuano is one of the Local Government Areas that makes up Abia central senatorial district. It was carved out from Ikuano-Umuahia LGA in 1991. Ikuano LGA has its headquarters in Isiala Oboro and has a land mass of 281KM². It comprises of 52 villages and shares boundaries with Umuahia North and Ini LGA in Akwa Ibom state. Ikwuano has a rich agricultural heritage. As a result of this, it is known as the food basket of Abia state.

Location of Ikuano Local Government Area

Ikuano LGA is bordered by Umuahia South, Bende and Isiala Ngwa North LGAs. It is located at the center of Abia state.

Chairman of Ikuano Local Government Area

Hon Ezinne Ngozi Oji

Wards in Ikuano Local Government Area

Abia Ikuano Ariam 9

Abia Ikuano Ibere I 3

Abia Ikuano Ibere II 4

Abia Ikuano Oboro I 5

Abia Ikuano Oboro II 6

Abia Ikuano Oboro III 7

Abia Ikuano Oboro IV 8

Abia Ikuano Oloko I 1

Abia Ikuano Oloko II 2

Abia Ikuano Usaka 10

6. Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area

History of Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area

Isiala Ngwa North is a Local Government Area in Abia state that has its headquarters in Okpula-Ngwa. It has 451 as its postal code and has a landmass area of 109sq mi.

Location of Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area

This LGA is located right at the center of Abia state. It is bordered by Isiala Ngwa South, Ikuano and Umuahia South LGAs

Chairman of Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area

Bid Nwosu

Wards in Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area

Abia Isiala Ngwa North Amapu Ntigha 8

Abia Isiala Ngwa North Amasaa Nsulu 1

Abia Isiala Ngwa North Amasaa Ntigha 7

Abia Isiala Ngwa North Ihie 6

Abia Isiala Ngwa North Nsulu 3

Abia Isiala Ngwa North Mbawsi/ Unuomainta 10

Abia Isiala Ngwa North Ngwa Ugwu I 4

Abia Isiala Ngwa North Ngwa Ukwu II 5

Abia Isiala Ngwa North Umunna Nsulu 2

Abia Isiala Ngwa North Umuoha 9

7. Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area

History of Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area

Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area has its headquarters in Omuoba and is made up of 10 towns. This LGA has a land mass of 258km² and had Chief Damian Ozurumba as its first chairman.

Location of Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area

This LGA is located at the middle of Abia state. It is bordered by Isiala Ngwa North, Obingwa and Aba North LGAs.

Chairman of Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area

: Ogadinma Alvan

Wards in Isiala Ngwa South

Abia Isiala Ngwa South Akunekpu Eziama Na Obuba 6

Abia Isiala Ngwa South Amaise/ Amaise Anaba 1

Abia Isiala Ngwa South Ehina Guru Osokwa 5

Abia Isiala Ngwa South Mbutu Ngwa 4

Abia Isiala Ngwa South Mbutu Ukwu 3

Abia Isiala Ngwa South Ngwaobi 2

Abia Isiala Ngwa South Okporo Ahaba 10

Abia Isiala Ngwa South Omoba 7

Abia Isiala Ngwa South Ovungwu 8

Abia Isiala Ngwa South Ovuokwu 9

8. Isukwuato Local Government Area

History of Isukwuato Local Government Area

Isukwuato is an Igbo word which means three Isu families. It is an LGA which is believed to have emerged from three brothers. This LGA is the host Community of Abia state University, Uturu. Indigenes of this LGA are majorly Christians and have the Catholic Church, Anglican, and Presbyterian as the most prominent denominations in this LGA.

Location of Isukwuato Local Government Area

Isuikwuato LGA shares borders with Umunneochi, Umuahia North and Bende LGAs. It is located in the northwestern axis of Abia state.

Chairman of Isuikwuato Local Government Area

Christopher Osondu

Wards in Isuikwuato Local Government Area

Abia Isuikwuato Ezere 2

Abia Isuikwuato Ikeaghai I 8

Abia Isuikwuato Ikeagha II 9

Abia Isuikwuato Imenyi I

Abia Isuikwuato Isiala Amawu 3

Abia Isuikwuato Isu Amawu 4

Abia Isuikwuato Ogunduasa 5

Abia Isuikwuato Umuanyi/Absu 10

Abia Isuikwuato Umunnekwu 6

9. Obi Ngwa Local Government Area

History of Obi Ngwa Local Government Area

Obi Ngwa also known as Obioma Ngwa has its headquarters in Mgboko and a landmass of 395km². This local government area although not part of any LGA in Aba is geographically part of Aba.

Location of Obi Ngwa Local Government Area

Obingwa LGA occupies the southwestern axis of Abia state. It is bordered by Umunagbo, Aba South, Aba North, Isiala Ngwa South and Isiala Ngwa North LGAs

Chairman of Obingwa Local Government Area

Chidiebere Ihenyirimmadu

Wards in Obi Ngwa Local Government Area

Abia Obingwa Abayi I 1

Abia Obingwa Abayi II 2

Abia Obingwa Ahiaba 5

Abia Obingwa Akumaimo 8

Abia Obingwa Alaukwu Ohanze 7

Abia Obingwa Ibeme 11

Abia Obingwa

Maboko Amairi 6

Abia Obingwa Mboko Itungwa 4

Abia Obingwa Mgboko Umuanunu 3

Abia Obingwa Ndiarata/ Amairinabua 9

Abia Obingwa Ntighauzo Amairi 10

10. Ohafia Local Government Area

History of Ohafia Local Government Area

Ohafia doubles as a Local Government Area as well as a clan in Abia state. Ohafia LGA comprises of villages and towns in Ohafia, Abiriba and Nkporo. It has its headquarters in Ebem Ohafia and is host to the largest military base in the south east.

Location of Ohafia Local Government Area

Ohafia shares the northern axis of Abia with Bende LGA. It is bordered by Arochukwu and Bende LGAs.

Chairman of Ohafia Local Government Area

Samson Nagha

Wards in Ohafia Local Government Area

Abia Ohafia Agboji Abiriba 7

Abia Ohafia  Amaeke Abiriba 5

Abia Ohafia Amaogudu Abiriba 6

Abia Ohafia Ania Ohoafia 10

Abia Ohafia Ebem Ohafia 2

Abia Ohafia Isiama Ohafia 1

Abia Ohafia Ndi Agbo Nkporo 11

Abia Ohafia Ndi Elu Nkporo 11

Abia Ohafia Ndi Etiti Nkporo 4

Abia Ohafia Ohafor Ohoafia 8

Abia Ohafia Okanu Ohoafia

11. Osisioma Ngwa Local Government Area

History of Osisioma Ngwa Local Government Area

Osisioma Ngwa has its headquarters in Osisioma. It is a local government area with a land mass of 198km². Osisioma Ngwa is made up of 8 towns and has Ugochukwu Allen-Nwachukwu as its LGA chairman.

Location of Osisioma Ngwa Local Government Area

Osisioma Ngwa LGA occupies the southwestern axis of Abia. It shares boundaries with Ukwa West, Umunagbo, Aba South and Aba North LGAs.

Chairman of Osisioma Local Government Area

Ugochukwu Allen Nwachukwu

Wards in Osisioma Ngwa Local Government Area

Abia Osisioma Ama- Asia 5

Abia Osisioma Amaitolu Mbutu Umuojima 2

Abia Osisioma Amasator 3

Abia Osisioma Amator 8

Abia Osisioma Amavo 1

Abia Osisioma Aro- Ngwa 4

Abia Osisioma Okpor-Umuobo 10

Abia Osisioma Oso-Okwwa 6

Abia Osisioma Umunneise 9

Abia Osisioma Urtta 7

12. Ugwunagbo Local Government Area

History of Ugwunagbo Local Government Area

Ugwunagbo is one of the LGAs that is responsible for supplying Aba with farm products. There is a very little crude oil deposit in this LGA and farming is the major occupation of residents of this LGA. It is one of the few LGAs in Abia state that are chaired by women.

Location of Umunagbo Local Government Area

This LGA is located right at the center of Ukwa West, Ukwa East, Obingwa, Osisioma Ngwa and Aba South LGAs.

Chairman of Umunagbo Local Government Area

Chinyere Onuoha

Wards in Ugwunagbo LGA

Abia Ugwunagbo Ward Eight 8

Abia Ugwunagbo Ward Five 5

Abia Ugwunagbo Ward Four 4

Abia Ugwunagbo Ward Nine 9

Abia Ugwunagbo Ward One 1

Abia Ugwunagbo Ward Seven 7

Abia Ugwunagbo Ward Si 6

Abia Ugwunagbo Ward Ten 10

Abia Ugwunagbo Ward Three 3

Abia Ugwunagbo Ward Two 2

13. Ukwa East Local Government Area

History of Ukwa East Local Government Area

Ukwa east LGA is an LGA in Abia that has boundaries with Akwa Ibo state. This local government area has its headquarters in Akwete and also has a land mass of 280km². Residents of Ukwa LGA speak a dialect of the Igbo language which is very close to the language of indigenes of Akwa-Ibom

Location of Ukwa East Local Government Area

Ukwa East occupies the south and southeastern axis of Abia state. It is bordered by Ukwa West, and Umunagbo LGAs

Chairman of Ukwa East Local Government Area :

Okezie Ezeigbo

Wards in Ukwa East Local Government Area

Abia Ukwa East Akwete 5

Abia Ukwa East Azumini 3

Abia Ukwa East Ikwueke West 8

Abia Ukwa East Ikwueke East 7

Abia Ukwa East Ikwuorie 10

Abia Ukwa East Ikwuriator East 1

Abia Ukwa East Ikwuriator West 8

Abia Ukwa East Nkporobe/Ohuru 9

Abia Ukwa East Obohia 6

Abia Ukwa East Umuigube Achara 4

14. Ukwa West Local Government Area

History of Ukwa West Local Government Area

Ukwa West is a local government area with a land mass of 271km². It has its administrative headquarters in Oke Ikpe. Although Ukwa West is not the only local government area with crude oil deposits in Abia, it is the only Local Government Area where crude oil is mined. The oil producing communities in Ukwa West are; Umuahala, Umuokwor. Ukuaku, Owaza and Umorie.

Location of Ukwa West Local Government Area

Ukwa West occupies the southern and southwestern axis of Abia state. It shares boundaries with Umunagbo, Ukwa East and Osisioma LGAs.

Chairman of Ukwa West Local Government Area :

Uzoma Azumba

Wards in Ukwa West Local Government Area

Abia Ukwa West Asa North 1

Abia Ukwa West Asa South 4

Abia Ukwa West Ipu South 8

Abia Ukwa West Ipu East 7

Abia Ukwa West Ipu West 6

Abia Ukwa West Obokwe 2

Abia Ukwa West Obuzor 5

Abia Ukwa West Ogwe 3

Abia Ukwa West Ozaa West 10

Abia Ukwa West Ozaa Ukwu 9

15. Umuahia North Local Government Area

History of Umuahia North Local Government Area

With its headquarters doubling as the capital for Abia state, Umuahia North LGA is a local government area with an area of 245km². It is one of the most developed Local Government Areas in Abia state.

Location of Umuahia North Local Government Area

Umuahia North shares borders with Bende, Isukwuato and Umuahia South. It is located in the northwestern axis of Abia.

Chairman of Umuahia North Local Government Area :

Nwachukwu Chidiebere

Wards in Umuahia North Local Government Area

Abia Umuahia North Afugiri 10

Abia Umuahia North Ibeku East I 1

Abia Umuahia North Ibeku East II 2

Abia Umuahia North Ibeku West 4

Abia Umuahia North Isingwu 12

Abia Umuahia North Nkwoegwu 9

Abia Umuahia North Nkwoachara 8

Abia Umuahia North Umuahia Urban I 5

Abia Umuahia North Umuahia Urban II 6

Abia Umuahia North Umuahia Urban III 7

Abia Umuahia North Umuhu 11

16. Umuahia South Local Government Area

History of Umuahia South Local Government Area

Umuahia south has a land mass of 140km² and has its administrative headquarters in Apumuyi. Its chairman is Randy Ukawoke.

Location of Umuahia South Local Government Area

Umuahia South is bordered by four LGAs. They are Umuahia North, Bende, Ikuano, and Isiala Ngwa North.

Chairman of Umuahia South Local Government Area:

Randy Ukawoke

Wards in Umuahia South Local Government Area

Abia Umuahia South Ahiaukwu II 5

Abia Umuahia South Ahiaukwu I 4

Abia Umuahia South Amakama 7

Abia Umuahia South Ezeleke/ Ogbodiukwu 1

Abia Umuahia South Nsirimo 9

Abia Umuahia South Ohiaocha 3

Abia Umuahia South Old Umuahia

Abia Umuahia South Omaegwu 2

Abia Umuahia South Ubakala ‘B’ 10

Abia Umuaha South Ubakala ‘A’ 8

17. Umu Nneochi Local Government Area

History of Umu Nneochi Local Government Area

Umu Nneochi, also known as Nneochi is a Local Government Area with its administrative headquarters in Nkwoagu. The residents of Nneochi Local Government Area are mostly farmers and traders. This LGA has an area of 368 km².

Location of Umunneochi Local Government Area

This LGA occupies the northwestern wing of Abia state. It only shares borders with Isukwuato.

Chairman of Umunneochi Local Government Area:

E.A Awa

Wards in Umu nneochi Local Government Area

Abia Umu nneochi Amuda 1

Abia Umu nneochi Eziama- Ugwu 6

Abia Umu nneochi Ezingodod 4

Abia Umu nneochi Mbala/Achara 3

Abia Umu nneochi Ndiawa/ Umuelem/I 5

Abia Umu nneochi Obinolu/ Obiagu/ LA 12

Abia Umu nneochi Ubahu / Akawa/Arokpa 8

Abia Umu nneochi Umuaku 2

Abia Umu nneochi Umuchieze I 9

Abia Umu nneochi Umuchieze II 10

Abia Umunneochi Umuchieze III 11

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