Local Government Areas in Bayelsa

Oil rich Bayelsa sate was carved out of Rivers state in 1996. It is a state in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria and has its capital in Yenagoa. This state is occupied by the Ijaws and is made up of 8 local government areas.

1. Brass Local Government Area

History of Brass Local Government Area

Brass LGA in Bayelsa has its headquarters in Twon Brass. It is an LGA with a coastline of about 90km on the bight of Bonny. This LGA has an area of 1,404km². Although this area is relatively large, most of it is in the Edumanom forest and is not inhabited by people.

Location of Brass Local Government Area

Brass LGA occupies the south and the south western axis of Bayelsa. It is bordered by Southern Ijaw LGA in the north and northwest and Ogbia in the north.

Chairman of Brass Local Government Area:

Hon Bello Bina

Wards in Brass Local Government Area

Bayelsa Brass Brass 1 1
Bayelsa Brass Brass Ward Ii 2
Bayelsa Brass Cape Farmosa 6
Bayelsa Brass Ewoama/Fantuo 3
Bayelsa Brass Konsho 7
Bayelsa Brass Minibie 9
Bayelsa Brass Odioma/Diema 5
Bayelsa Brass Okpoama 4
Bayelsa Brass Os-Inibiri 8
Bayelsa Brass Sangana 10

2. Ekeremor Local Government Area

History of Ekeremor Local Government Area

Ekeremor is an LGA in Bayelsa state has its headquarters in Ekeremor town and that shares borders with Delta state. It has a coastline of 60km along the Bight of Bonny. This LGA is occupied majorly by the Ijaws and has an area of 1,810km².

Location of Ekeremor Local Government Area

Ekeremor occupies the northwestern part of Bayelsa state. It shares borders with southern Ijaw and Sagboma LGAs

Chairman of Ekeremor Local Government Area:

Tolu Amatu

Wards in Ekeremor Local Government Area

Bayelsa Ekeremor Eduwini I 11
Bayelsa Ekeremor Eduwini Ii 12
Bayelsa Ekeremor Oporomor I 6
Bayelsa Ekeremor Oporomor Ii 7
Bayelsa Ekeremor Oporomor Iii 8
Bayelsa Ekeremor Oporomor Iv 9
Bayelsa Ekeremor Oporomor V 10
Bayelsa Ekeremor Oyiakiri I 2
Bayelsa Ekeremor Oyiakiri Ii 3
Bayelsa Ekeremor Oyiakiri Iii 4
Bayelsa Ekeremor Oyiakiri Iv 5
Bayelsa Ekeremor Tarakiri 1

3. Kolokuma/ Opokuma Local Government Area

History of Kolokuma/ Opokuma Local Government Area

Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA in Bayelsa state has its headquarters in Kaiama. It has a very small area of 361km² which is mostly occupied by the Bayelsa National Forest.

Location of Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area

This LGA is located in north eastern Bayelsa. It shares borders with Yenagoa in the north east, east and south and also shares borders with Sagbosa in the north and northwest.

Chairman of Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area:

Wisdom Fafi

Wards in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area

Bayelsa Kolokuma/Opokuma Igbedi 11
Bayelsa Kolokuma/Opokuma Kaiama 4
Bayelsa Kolokuma/Opokuma Kaiama/Olobiri 5
Bayelsa Kolokuma/Opokuma Odi (Central) Ii 2
Bayelsa Kolokuma/Opokuma Odi (North) I 1
Bayelsa Kolokuma/Opokuma Odi (South) Iii 3
Bayelsa Kolokuma/Opokuma Okoloba (Sabagreia) Ii 10
Bayelsa Kolokuma/Opokuma Opokuma North 7
Bayelsa Kolokuma/Opokuma Opokumasouth 8
Bayelsa Kolokuma/Opokuma Sampou/Kalama 6
Bayelsa Kolokuma/Opokuma Seibokorogha (Sabagreia) 1 9

4. Nembe Local Government Area

History of Nembe Local Government Area

Nembe LGA was created in 1996 and has an area of 760km² which is mostly occupied by the Edumanom National Forest. This LGA has its headquarters in Nembe town.

Location of Nembe Local Government Area

Nembe LGA is almost entirely covered by Brass LGA. It shares borders with Brass LGA in the south northeast and southwest, with Ogbia LGA in the north and southern Ijaw in the Northwest.

Chairman of Nembe Local Government Area:

Walter Kuroghofa Odogu

Wards in Nembe Local Government Area

Bayelsa Nembe Bassambiri 1 4
Bayelsa Nembe Bassambiri 11 5
Bayelsa Nembe Bassambiri 111 6
Bayelsa Nembe Bassambiri 1v 7
Bayelsa Nembe Igbeta-Ewoama/Fantuo 8
Bayelsa Nembe Ikensi 12
Bayelsa Nembe Mini 11
Bayelsa Nembe Ogbolomabiri 1 1
Bayelsa Nembe Ogbolomabiri 11 2
Bayelsa Nembe Ogbolomabiri 111 3
Bayelsa Nembe Okoroma 1 9
Bayelsa Nembe Okoroma 11 10
Bayelsa Nembe Oluasiri 13

5. Ogbia Local Government Area

History of Ogbia Local Government Area

Ogbia LGA is an LGA in Bayelsa state that has a hand in the Nigerian economy. This is because it is the LGA where oil was first discovered in 1956. This LGA is occupied by the Ogbia people, a subscribe under the Ijaw tribe. Ogbia is the birth LGA of former president, Goodluck Jonathan and has a landmass of 695km.

Location of Ogbia Local Government Area

This LGA is bordered by Yenagoa LGA in the north, Nembe LGA in the south, southern Ijaw LGA in the west and Brass LGA in the northeast.

Chairman of Ogbia Local Government Area:

Ebianga Ogai

Wards in Ogbia Local Government Area

Bayelsa Ogbia Anyama 4
Bayelsa Ogbia Emeyal 7
Bayelsa Ogbia Imiringi 8
Bayelsa Ogbia Kolo 9
Bayelsa Ogbia Ogbia 1
Bayelsa Ogbia Okodi 5
Bayelsa Ogbia Ologi 3
Bayelsa Ogbia Oloibiri 10
Bayelsa Ogbia Opume 11
Bayelsa Ogbia Otakeme 12
Bayelsa Ogbia Otuabula 13
Bayelsa Ogbia Otuasega 6
Bayelsa Ogbia Otuokpoti 2

6. Sagbama Local Government Area

History of Sagbama Local Government Area

Sagbama LGA in Bayelsa state has its headquarters in Sagbama town. It is an LGA with an area of 945km². This LGA is not fully occupied by people as it has a large part of it in the Bayelsa National Forest.

Location of Sagbama Local Government Area

Sagbama LGA occupies the north and northeast axis of Bayelsa state. It shares boundaries with Ekeremor in the west, southern Ijaw in the south west, and Yenagoa in the northeast, and Kolokuma/Opokuma in the south.

Chairman of Sagbama Local Government Area:

Michael Magbisa

Wards in Sagbama Local Government Area

Bayelsa Sagbama Adagbabiri 13
Bayelsa Sagbama Adoni 8
Bayelsa Sagbama Agbere 1
Bayelsa Sagbama Agoro 11
Bayelsa Sagbama Angalabiri 2
Bayelsa Sagbama Asamabiri 7
Bayelsa Sagbama Ebedebiri 5
Bayelsa Sagbama Ofoni I 3
Bayelsa Sagbama Ofoni Ii 4
Bayelsa Sagbama Osekwenike 14
Bayelsa Sagbama Ossiama 6
Bayelsa Sagbama Sagbama 10
Bayelsa Sagbama Toru-Ebeni 12
Bayelsa Sagbama Trofani 9

7. Southern Ijaw Local Government Area

History of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area

Southern Ijaw LGA was created in 1996. It has its headquarters in Oporoma and also has a coastline of about 60km along the Bight of Bonny. This LGA is occupied by the Izon people, and was the LGA of former Bayelsa governor Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, and has a landmass of 2,682km², therefore making it the biggest LGA in Bayelsa state.

Location of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area

Southern Ijaw LGA single handedly occupies central Bayelsa. It shares borders with Ekppermor LGA in the northwest, Sagbasa LGA in the north, Brass LGA in the south, Nembe LGA in the southeast and Ogbia LGA in the east.

Chairman of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area:

Joshua Maciver

Wards in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area

Bayelsa Southern Ijaw Amassoma I 9
Bayelsa Southern Ijaw Amassoma Ii 10
Bayelsa Southern Ijaw Amassoma Iii 11
Bayelsa Southern Ijaw Apoi 15
Bayelsa Southern Ijaw Central Boma I 7
Bayelsa Southern Ijaw Central Boma Ii 8
Bayelsa Southern Ijaw East Boma I 12
Bayelsa Southern Ijaw East Boma Ii 13
Bayelsa Southern Ijaw Foropa 14
Bayelsa Southern Ijaw Koluama 17
Bayelsa Southern Ijaw Olodiama I 3
Bayelsa Southern Ijaw Olodiama Ii 4
Bayelsa Southern Ijaw Oporoma Ii 2
Bayelsa Southern Ijaw Oporoma 1 1
Bayelsa Southern Ijaw Otuan 5
Bayelsa Southern Ijaw Ukubie 16
Bayelsa Southern Ijaw West Boma 6

8. Yenagoa Local Government Area

History of Yenagoa Local Government Area

Yenagoa doubles as an LGA in Bayelsa and the state capital of Bayelsa state. This LGA is occupied majorly by the Ijaws and has Epie-Atissa, Gbarian, Ekpetiama, Buseni and Zarama as some of the languages regularly spoken by its indigenes. Yenagoa LGA was created in 1996 and has a landmass of 706km².

Location of Yenagoa Local Government Area

This LGA occupies northeast Bayelsa, it is bordered by Ogbia, Kolokuma/Opokuma, Southern Ijaw, and Sagbasa LGAs

Chairman of Yenagoa Local Government Area:

Mr. Oforji Oboku

Wards in Yenagoa Local Government Area

Bayelsa Yenagoa Attissa I 1
Bayelsa Yenagoa Attissa Ii 2
Bayelsa Yenagoa Attissa Iii 3
Bayelsa Yenagoa Biseni 1 12
Bayelsa Yenagoa Biseni 11 13
Bayelsa Yenagoa Ekpetiama 11 11
Bayelsa Yenagoa Ekpetiama I 10
Bayelsa Yenagoa Epie 11 5
Bayelsa Yenagoa Epie I 4
Bayelsa Yenagoa Epie Iii 6
Bayelsa Yenagoa Gbarain I 7
Bayelsa Yenagoa Gbarain Ii 8
Bayelsa Yenagoa Gbarain Iii 9
Bayelsa Yenagoa Okordia 14
Bayelsa Yenagoa Zarama

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