Local Government Areas in Ebonyi State

Ebonyi state was created in 1996. It was carved out partly from Abia and Enugu states.  It is the least developed state in southeast Nigeria and has its capital in Abakaliki. Ebonyi state is endowed with very fertile land and is a major source of food for those in the southeast region of Nigeria. This state is made up of 13 Local Government Area.

These Local Government Areas include are;

1. Abakiliki Local Government Area

History of Abakiliki Local Government Area

Abakaliki is both the capital of Ebonyi state as well as a Local Government Area in this state. This LGA is occupied by Igbos and had a population of 151,723 in the 2006 census.

Location of Abakaliki Local Government Area

Abakaliki Local Government Area occupies the eastern axis of Ebonyi state. It shares borders with Ikwo, Ezza north, Ezza South, and Izzi Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Abakaliki Local Government Area:

Emmanuel Nwangele

Wards in Abakaliki Local Government Area

Ebonyi Abakaliki Abakpa 1
Ebonyi Abakaliki Amachi (Ndebo) 2
Ebonyi Abakaliki Amachi (Ndegu) 3
Ebonyi Abakaliki Amagu / Enyieba 4
Ebonyi Abakaliki Amagu Unuhu 5
Ebonyi Abakaliki Azuii Udene 8
Ebonyi Abakaliki Azuiyiokwu Layout 7
Ebonyi Abakaliki Azumili/Azugwu 6
Ebonyi Abakaliki Edda 9
Ebonyi Abakaliki Izzi Unuhu 10
Ebonyi Abakaliki Ndiagu 11
Ebonyi Abakaliki Okpoitumo Ndebor 12
Ebonyi Abakaliki Okpoitumo Ndiegu 13
Ebonyi Abakaliki Timber Shed 14

2. Afikpo South Local Government Area

History of Afikpo South Local Government Area

Afikpo South Local Government Area has its headquarters in Nguzu Edda. It is an LGA that is occupied by the Edda people, a subgroup under the Igbo tribe. This Local Government Area was created in 1991 and has a landmass of 378km².

Location of Afikpo South Local Government Area

Afikpo south occupies the southern axis of Ebonyi state. It is bordered by Afikpo north to the east and north east, Ivo to the west and Ohaozara to the north.

Chairman of Afikpo South Local Government Area:

Eni-Uduma Chima

Wards in Afikpo South Local Government Area

Ebonyi Afikpo South Amaeke 2
Ebonyi Afikpo South Amangwu Edda 1
Ebonyi Afikpo South Amaoso 5
Ebonyi Afikpo South Amato 9
Ebonyi Afikpo South Amigbo Etiti Edda 3
Ebonyi Afikpo South Amiri 4
Ebonyi Afikpo South Ebunwana 6
Ebonyi Afikpo South Ndioke Ekoli Edda 7
Ebonyi Afikpo South Nguzu 8
Ebonyi Afikpo South Oso 10
Ebonyi Afikpo South Owutu 11

3. Afikpo North Local Government Area

History of Afikpo North Local Government Area

Afikpo North Local Government Area has its headquarters in Afikpo town. It is an LGA with an area of 240km² and is made up of several towns. Some of them are Ozizza,Unwana city, Ibii/Akpoha, Ugwuegu/Amaizu, Amasiri, etc.

Location of Afikpo North Local Government Area

This Local Government Area occupies the southeastern axis of Ebonyi state. It is bordered by Afikpo south in the west and southwest and Ohaozzara and Onioha in the north.

Chairman of Afikpo North Local Government Area:

Ogbonnaya Oko-Enyim

Wards in Afikpo North Local Government Area

Ebonyi Afikpo North Amata-Akpoha 1
Ebonyi Afikpo North Amogu Akpoha 2
Ebonyi Afikpo North Ezeke Amasiri 3
Ebonyi Afikpo North Ibii/Oziza Afikpo 6
Ebonyi Afikpo North Itim Afikpo 5
Ebonyi Afikpo North Nkpoghoro Afikpo 7
Ebonyi Afikpo North Ohaisu Afikpo ‘A’ 8
Ebonyi Afikpo North Ohaisu Afikpo ‘B’ 9
Ebonyi Afikpo North Poperi Amasiri 4
Ebonyi Afikpo North Ugwuegu Afikpo 10
Ebonyi Afikpo North Uwana Afikpo 1 11
Ebonyi Afikpo North Uwana Afikpo Ii 12

4. Ebonyi Local Government Area

History of Ebonyi Local Government Area

Ebonyi Local Government Area is a Local Government Area in Ebonyi state. It has its headquarters in Ugbodo and should not be mistaken for the state itself. This LGA had a population of 126, 837 in the 2006 census and has a landmass of 443km².

Location of Ebonyi Local Government Area

Ebonyi Local Government Area occupies the northern axis of Ebonyi state. It is bordered by Izzi in the east, Ohaukwu in the west and Abakaliki in the south.

Chairman of Ebonyi Local Government Area:

Juliet Nwaogbaga

Wards in Ebonyi Local Government Area

Ebonyi Ebonyi (Abakpa) 12
Ebonyi Ebonyi Abofia 10
Ebonyi Ebonyi Agalegu 1
Ebonyi Ebonyi Echiaba 7
Ebonyi Ebonyi Egwudinagu 2
Ebonyi Ebonyi Enyibichiri I 8
Ebonyi Ebonyi Enyibichiri Ii 9
Ebonyi Ebonyi Kpirikpiri 3
Ebonyi Ebonyi Mbeke 4
Ebonyi Ebonyi Ndiebo 5
Ebonyi Ebonyi Ndiegu 6
Ebonyi Ebonyi Onuenyim 11
Ebonyi Ebonyi Urban New Layout 13

5. Ezza North Local Government Area

History of Ezza North Local Government Area

Ezza North Local Government Area has its headquarters in Ebiaji. It was created in 1996 from old Ezza Local Government Area. It is majorly occupied by the Igbos and has a landmass of 305km².

Location of Ezza North Local Government Area

This LGA occupies the middle of Ebonyi state. It shares borders with Ezza south, Ishiaku, Abakaliki, Ohaukwu and Ebonyi Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Ezza North Local Government Area:

Nora Aloh

Wards in Ezza North Local Government Area

Ebonyi Ezza North Amuda/Ama Wula 1
Ebonyi Ezza North Ekka 2
Ebonyi Ezza North Inyere 3
Ebonyi Ezza North Ndieguazu – Umuoghara 4
Ebonyi Ezza North Nkomoro 5
Ebonyi Ezza North Ogboji 6
Ebonyi Ezza North Okposi Umuoghara 9
Ebonyi Ezza North Omege Umuezeokoha 8
Ebonyi Ezza North Oriuzor 10
Ebonyi Ezza North Oshiegbe Umuez Eokoha 7
Ebonyi Ezza North Umuezeoka 11

6. Ezza South Local Government Area

History of Ezza South Local Government Area

Ezza south Local Government Area is one of the Local Government Areas that is occupied by the Ezza people. It was created in 1996 and has its headquarters in Onueke. This Local Government Area has an area of 324km² and a population of 133, 625 in the 2006 census.

Location of Ezza South Local Government Area

Ezza south shares boundaries with Ekwo in the east, northeast and southeast, with Ezza north and Abakaliki in the north, and Onioha in the west and southwest.

Chairman of Ezza South Local Government Area:

Sunday Ogodo

Wards in Ezza South Local Government Area

Ebonyi Ezza South Amaeka 3
Ebonyi Ezza South Amaezekwe 1
Ebonyi Ezza South Amagu/Nsokara 2
Ebonyi Ezza South Amana 4
Ebonyi Ezza South Amudo/Okoffia 5
Ebonyi Ezza South Amuzu 6
Ebonyi Ezza South Echare 7
Ebonyi Ezza South Ezzama 8
Ebonyi Ezza South Ikwuator/Idembia 9
Ebonyi Ezza South Onueke 10
Ebonyi Ezza South Umunwagu / Idembia 11

7. Ikwo Local Government Area

History of Ikwo Local Government Area

Ikwo Local Government Area is the LGA of origin of former governor of Ebonyi state, Martin Elechi. It is also the host LGA of the Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo. Ikwo Local Government Area has a landmass of 500km² and has its headquarters in Onu-Ebonyi Echara.

Location of Ikwo Local Government Area

This Local Government Area occupies the south western axis of Ebonyi state. It is close to Onioha, Ezza south and Abakiliki Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Ikwo Local Government Area:

John Nnabo

Wards in Ikwo Local Government Area

Ebonyi Ikwo Ama Inyima 1
Ebonyi Ikwo Echialike 2
Ebonyi Ikwo Eka Awoke 3
Ebonyi Ikwo Ekpanwudele 4
Ebonyi Ikwo Ekpelu 5
Ebonyi Ikwo Enyibichiri 6
Ebonyi Ikwo Etam 7
Ebonyi Ikwo Igbudu I 8
Ebonyi Ikwo Igbudu Ii 9
Ebonyi Ikwo Inyimagu I 10
Ebonyi Ikwo Inyimagu Ii 11
Ebonyi Ikwo Ndiagu Amagu I 12
Ebonyi Ikwo Ndiagu Amagu Ii 13
Ebonyi Ikwo Ndiagu Echara I 14
Ebonyi Ikwo Ndiagu Echara Ii 15
Ebonyi Ikwo Ndufu Amagu 16
Ebonyi Ikwo Ndufu Amagu I 17
Ebonyi Ikwo Ndufu Awke 18
Ebonyi Ikwo Ndufu Echara 19
Ebonyi Ikwo Noye Alike 20

8. Ishielu Local Government Area

History of Ishielu Local Government Area

This Local Government Area has its headquarters in Ezillo and a landmass of 872km². Ishielu is made up of 13 towns and this 13 towns are occupied by farmers.

Location of Ishielu Local Government Area

Ishielu Local Government Area occupies the north western part of Ebonyi state. It is bordered by Onioha, Ezza north and Ohaukwu Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Ishielu Local Government Area:

Henry Eze

Wards in Ishielu Local Government Area

Ebonyi Ishielu Agba 1
Ebonyi Ishielu Amaezu 2
Ebonyi Ishielu Azuinyaba “A” 3
Ebonyi Ishielu Azuinyaba “B” 4
Ebonyi Ishielu Ezillo I 5
Ebonyi Ishielu Ezillo Ii 6
Ebonyi Ishielu Ezzagu (Nkomor) 8
Ebonyi Ishielu Ezzagu (Ogboji) 7
Ebonyi Ishielu Iyionu 9
Ebonyi Ishielu Nkalagu 10
Ebonyi Ishielu Nkalaha 11
Ebonyi Ishielu Ntezi 12
Ebonyi Ishielu Obeagu 13
Ebonyi Ishielu Ohofia 14
Ebonyi Ishielu Okpoto 15
Ebonyi Ishielu Umuhuali 16

9. Ivo Local Government Area

History of Ivo Local Government Area

Ivo Local Government Area is the host Local Government Area of the Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu. This LGA has been affected by the activities of oil pipeline vandals. Ivo LGA is occupied by the Ishiagu people, a subgroup under the Igbo ethnic group and it has a landmass of 245km².

Location of Ivo Local Government Area

Ivo Local Government Area occupies southwestern Ebonyi state. It is close to Oha ozarra and Afikpo south LGAs.

Chairman of Ivo Local Government Area:

Ude Ogbonnaya

Wards in Ivo Local Government Area

Ebonyi Ivo Akaeze Ishiagu 2
Ebonyi Ivo Akaeze Ukwu 1
Ebonyi Ivo Amagu 3
Ebonyi Ivo Amonye 4
Ebonyi Ivo Ihenta Ogidi 5
Ebonyi Ivo Iyioji Akaeze 6
Ebonyi Ivo Ndiokoro Ukwu 7
Ebonyi Ivo Ngwogwo 8
Ebonyi Ivo Obinagu 9
Ebonyi Ivo Okue 10
Ebonyi Ivo Umobo 11
Ebonyi Izzi Agbaja Anyanwuigwe 2

10. Izzi Local Government Area

History of Izzi Local Government Area

Izzi is a Local Government Area, a subgroup under the Igbo tribe and a dialect of the Igbo language. As an LGA, Izzi has a landmass of 1,069km² making it one of the biggest LGAs in Ebonyi. It aslo had a population of 313,200 in 2006.

Location of Izzi Local Government Area

Izzi Local Government Area solely occupies the northwestern axis of Ebonyi state. It is bordered by Ebonyi and Abakiliki Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Izzi Local Government Area:

Paul Nwogha

Wards in Izzi Local Government Area

Ebonyi Izzi Agbaja Offia Onwe 3
Ebonyi Izzi Agbaja(Mgbo) 1
Ebonyi Izzi Ezza Inyimagu – Igweled Oha 5
Ebonyi Izzi Ezza Inyimagu – Iziogo 6
Ebonyi Izzi Ezza Inyimagu Igbuhu 4
Ebonyi Izzi Ezza Inyimagu Ndiagu 7
Ebonyi Izzi Igbeagu Iii 10
Ebonyi Izzi Igbeagu Ndi Ettah 9
Ebonyi Izzi Igbeagu Nduogbu 8
Ebonyi Izzi Mgbalaku Inyimagu I 11
Ebonyi Izzi Mgbalaku Inyimagu Ii 12
Ebonyi Izzi Ndieze Inyimagu 11 Ndiabor Ishiagu 14
Ebonyi Izzi Ndieze Inyimagu Mgbabeluzor 13                                                                                                                    Ebonyi Izzi Agbaja Anyanwuigwe 2

11. Ohaozara Local Government Area

History of Ohaozara Local Government Area

Ohaozara Local Government Area in Ebonyi has its headquarters in Obiozara and a landmass of 312km². It is made up of 8 towns and is occupied by the Igbos. Indigenes of this Local Government Area are predominantly hunters and farmers.

Location of Ohaozara Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located in western Ebonyi. It shares boundaries with Onioha, Ivo, Afikpo south and Afikpo north LGAs.

Chairman of Ohaozara Local Government Area:

Nkechi Iyioku

Wards in Ohaozara Local Government Area

Ebonyi Ohaozara Amaechi Okposi 1
Ebonyi Ohaozara Enena Ezeraku 2
Ebonyi Ohaozara Mgbom Okposi 3
Ebonyi Ohaozara Obiozara 4
Ebonyi Ohaozara Okposi Achara 5
Ebonyi Ohaozara Okposi Okwu 6
Ebonyi Ohaozara Ugbogologo/Ugwulangwu 7
Ebonyi Ohaozara Uhuo Taru-Ugwu-Langwu 8
Ebonyi Ohaozara Umic Hima 9
Ebonyi Ohaozara Umunaga 10
Ebonyi Ohaozara Umuobuna 11

12. Ohaukwu Local Government Area

History of Ohaukwu Local Government Area

Ohaukwu Local Government Area has a landmass of 517km² and has its headquarters in Izhiangbo. It is occupied basically by the Igbos and had a population of 568,970 in 2017.

Location of Ohaukwu Local Government Area

Ohaukwu Local Government Area occupies the northern axis of Ebonyi state. It is bordered by Ebonyi, Ishiaku and Ezza North LGA.

Chairman of Ohaukwu Local Government Area:

Clement Odaa

Wards in Ohaukwu Local Government Area

Ebonyi Ohaukwu Effium Ii 2
Ebonyi Ohaukwu Effium I 1
Ebonyi Ohaukwu Ezzamgbo 3
Ebonyi Ohaukwu Ishi Ngbo I 4
Ebonyi Ohaukwu Ishi Ngbo Ii 5
Ebonyi Ohaukwu Ngbo 6
Ebonyi Ohaukwu Okposhi I 7
Ebonyi Ohaukwu Okposhi Ii 8
Ebonyi Ohaukwu Umu Ogudu Akpu I 11
Ebonyi Ohaukwu Umu Ogudu Akpu Ii 12
Ebonyi Ohaukwu Umu Ogudu Oshia 10
Ebonyi Ohaukwu Umuagara / Amechi 9
Ebonyi Ohaukwu Wigbeke I 13
Ebonyi Ohaukwu Wigbeke Ii 14
Ebonyi Ohaukwu Wigbeke Iii 15

13. Onicha Local Government Area

History of Onicha Local Government Area

Onicha Local Government Area in Ebonyi state should not be confused with Onitsha in Anambra state. This LGA has its headquarters in Isu and has a landmass of 476km². Some of the major towns that comprise this LGA are Oshiri, Aba-Omege and Ukawu.

Location of Onicha Local Government Area

Onicha Local Government Area is located in the western part of Ebonyi state. It shares boundaries with Ishialu in the north, Ohaozzara in the south Ezza north and Ezza south in the east.

Chairman of Onicha Local Government Area:

Felix Igboke

Wards in Onicha Local Government Area

Ebonyi Onicha Abaomege 1
Ebonyi Onicha Agbabor-Isu 2
Ebonyi Onicha Amanator-Isu 3
Ebonyi Onicha Ebia Oshiri 4
Ebonyi Onicha Enuagu-Onicha 5
Ebonyi Onicha Isi-Onicha 7
Ebonyi Onicha Isinkwo-Ukamu 6
Ebonyi Onicha Obeagu-Isu 8
Ebonyi Onicha Oguduukwor Oshiri 9
Ebonyi Onicha Okuzu-Ukawu 10
Ebonyi Onicha Ugwu-Oshiri 11
Ebonyi Onicha Umudomi-Onicha 12

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