Local Government Areas in Edo State

Edo state was created in 1991. It is made up mainly of the Bini, Esan, Owan and Etsako peoples. Edo state has its capital in Benin City and has Godwin Obaseki as its governor. Edo state is made up of 18 Local Government Areas and has an area of 17,802km².

Below are the Local Government Areas in Edo state.

1. Akoko Edo Local Government Area

History of Akoko Edo Local Government Area

Akoko Edo Local Government Area is perhaps the oldest Local Government Area in Edo state. It was created in 1979 and is made up of 39 towns.  It has its headquarters in Igarra town and also has a landmass of 1,371km².

Location of Akoko Edo Local Government Area

This Local Government Area occupies the northern axis of Edo state. It shares boundaries with Owan east in the south and southwest, Etsako west in the southeast, and Etsako east in the east.

Chairman of Akoko Edo Local Government Area:

Folorunsho Akerejola

Wards in Akoko Edo Local Government Area

Edo Akoko Edo Enwan/Atte/Ikpeshi/Egbigele 8
Edo Akoko Edo Ibillo/ Ekpesa/ Ekor/ Ikiran-Ile/ Oke 4
Edo Akoko Edo Igarra I 1
Edo Akoko Edo Igarra Ii 2
Edo Akoko Edo Imoga/ Lampese/ Bekuma/ Ekpe 3
Edo Akoko Edo Makeke/ Ojah/ Dangbala/ Ojirami/ Anyawoza 5
Edo Akoko Edo Oloma/ Okpe/ Ijaja/ Kakuma/ Anyara 6
Edo Akoko Edo Ososo 10
Edo Akoko Edo Somorika / Ogbe / Sasaro / Onumu / Eshawa / Ogugu Igboshi-Afe / Igboshi – Ele / Aiyegunle 7
Edo Akoko Edo Uneme-Nekhua/Akpama/ Aiyetoro/ Ekpedo/ Erhurun/ Uneme Osu 9

2. Egor Local Government Area

History of Egor Local Government Area

Egor Local Government Area in Edo state has its headquarters in Uselu town. It is a very small Local Government Area and has an area of 93km².  As an LGA with an area of 93km² Egor Local Government Area is perhaps the smallest Local Government Area in Edo state.

Location of Egor Local Government Area

Egor Local Government Area is located close to the southern axis of Edo state. It is surrounded by Ovia north east, Oredo, and Ikpoba –Okha Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Egor Local Government Area:

Madam Eghe Ogbemudia

Wards in Egor Local Government Area

Edo Egor Egor 4
Edo Egor Evbareke 6
Edo Egor Ogida/Use 3
Edo Egor Okhoro 9
Edo Egor Oliha 2
Edo Egor Otubu 1
Edo Egor Ugbowo 10
Edo Egor Uselu I 7
Edo Egor Uselu Ii 8
Edo Egor Uwelu 5

3. Esan Central Local Government Area

History of Esan Central Local Government Area

Esan Central is made up of several towns and villages. Very popular among them are Opoji, Ewu and Ugbegun. This Local Government Area has its headquarters Irrua and an area of 253km². Esan Central LGA is the Local Government Area of origin of some prominent Nigerians. Among them are Sunny Okosun and Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.

Location of Esan Central Local Government Area

Esan Central Local Government Area is located very close to the eastern end of Edo state. It is bordered by Iguegben, Esan northeast, Esan southeast, and Esan west Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Esan Central Local Government Area:

Mr. Eromosele Solomon

Wards in Esan Central Local Government Area

Edo Esan Central Ewu I 7
Edo Esan Central Ewu Ii 8
Edo Esan Central Ikekato 4
Edo Esan Central Opoji 9
Edo Esan Central Otoruwo I 5
Edo Esan Central Otoruwo Ii 6
Edo Esan Central Ugbegun 10
Edo Esan Central Uneah 1
Edo Esan Central Uwessan I 2
Edo Esan Central Uwessan Ii 3

4. Esan North-East Local Government Area

History of Esan North-East Local Government Area

Esan North-East Local Government Area doubles as a town and a Local Government Area in Edo state. It has a population of 119,346 and has Christians and traditionalists as its major occupants. This LGA is made up of two major town and is the LGA of origin of some prominent Nigerians. Two of them being Anthony Enahoro and Cardinal Okogie.

Location of Esan North-East Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located close to the center of Edo state. It is bordered by Esan South-east, Esan central and Esan west Local Government Areas.

Wards in Esan North-East Local Government Area

Edo Esan North East Amedokhian 7
Edo Esan North East Arue 3
Edo Esan North East Efandion 8
Edo Esan North East Egbele 1
Edo Esan North East Ewoyi 10
Edo Esan North East Idumu-Okojie 5
Edo Esan North East Obeidu 2
Edo Esan North East Ubierumu 11
Edo Esan North East Uelen/ Okugbe 4
Edo Esan North East Uwalor 9
Edo Esan North East Uzea 6

5. Esan South-East Local Government Area

History of Esan South-East Local Government Area

Esan South-East Local Government Area has a landmass of 1,306km² and has its headquarters in Ubiaja. It is made up of 14 towns and had a population of 167, 721 in 2006.

Location of Esan South-East Local Government Area

Esan South-East Local Government Area occupies the eastern axis of Edo state. It shares boundaries with Esan Northeast, Esan central and Iguegben Local Government Areas.

Wards in Esan South Local Government Area

Edo Esan South East Emu 5
Edo Esan South East Ewatto 3
Edo Esan South East Ewohimi I 1
Edo Esan South East Ewohimi Ii 2
Edo Esan South East Illushi I 8
Edo Esan South East Illushi Ii 9
Edo Esan South East Ohordua 4
Edo Esan South East Ubiaja I 6
Edo Esan South East Ubiaja Ii 7
Edo Esan South East Ugboha 10

6. Esan West Local Government Area

History of Esan West Local Government Area

Esan West Local Government Area is one of the many Local Government Areas in Edo state that are dominated by people of the Esan tribe. This Local Government Area is the host LGA of the Edo state university. Also, it has its headquarters in Ekpoma and has a landmass of 502km².

Location of Esan West Local Government Area

Esan West LGA is located close to the northern axis of Edo state. It shares boundaries with Etsako North, Etsako central, Owan east and Esan northeast LGAs.

Chairman of Esan West Local Government Area:

Kelly O. Udebhulu

Wards in Esan West Local Government Area

Edo Esan West Egoro/Idoa/Ukhun 3
Edo Esan West Emaudo/ Eguare/ Ekpoma 4
Edo Esan West Emuhi/ Ukpenu/ Ujoelen 7
Edo Esan West Ihunmudumu/Idumebo/Uke/Ujemen 5
Edo Esan West Illeh/Eko-Ine 10
Edo Esan West Iruekpen 6
Edo Esan West Ogwa 1
Edo Esan West Uhiele 9
Edo Esan West Ujiogba 2
Edo Esan West Urohi 8

7. Etsako West Local Government Area

 History of Etsako West Local Government Area

Etsako West Local Government Area in Edo state has its headquarters in Auchi. This LGA comprises of 4 clans and 8 towns. This LGA plays host to the Federal Polytechnic and has a landmass of 946km².

Location of Etsako West Local Government Area

Etsako west Local Government Area is located very close to northeast Edo state. It shares borders with Etsako central, Etsako east, Owan west and Esan northeast LGAs.

Chairman of Etsako West Local Government Area:

Mr. Alhassan Mohammed

Wards in Etsako West Local Government Area

Edo Etsako West Anwain 8
Edo Etsako West Auchi 1
Edo Etsako West Auchi Iii 4
Edo Etsako West Auchi I 2
Edo Etsako West Auchi Ii 3
Edo Etsako West Aviele 7
Edo Etsako West Jagbe 6
Edo Etsako West South Ibie 5
Edo Etsako West Uzairue North East 10
Edo Etsako West Uzairue North West 9
Edo Etsako West Uzairue South East 12
Edo Etsako West Uzairue South West 11

8. Etsako Central Local Government Area

History of Etsako Central Local Government Area

Etsako central Local Government Area has its headquarters in Fugar town. In the 2006 census, it had a population of 94,575 and has an area of 660km².

Location of Etsako Central Local Government Area

This LGA is located in northeast Edo state. It shares borders with Esan Northeast, Etsako East and Etsako west Local Government Areas.

Wards in Etsako Central Local Government Area

Edo Etsako Central Ekperi I 6
Edo Etsako Central Ekperi Ii 7
Edo Etsako Central Ekperi Iii 8
Edo Etsako Central Fugar I 1
Edo Etsako Central Fugar Ii 2
Edo Etsako Central Fugar Iii 3
Edo Etsako Central Iraokhor 5
Edo Etsako Central Ogbona 4
Edo Etsako Central South Uneme I 9
Edo Etsako Central South Uneme Ii 10

9. Etsako East Local Government Area

History of Etsako East Local Government Area

Etsako East Local Government Area is made up of several towns and villages. It has its headquarters in Agenebode and also has an area of 1,133km². This LGA had a population of 145,996 in the 2006 census.

Location of Etsako East Local Government Area

Etsako East Local Government Area occupies the northeastern axis of Edo state. It is bordered by Etsako central and Etsako east in the south and Akoko Edo in the west.

Chairman of Etsako East Local Government Area:

Sunday Adoga

Wards in Etsako East Local Government Area

Edo Etsako East Agenebode 1
Edo Etsako East Okpekpe 10
Edo Etsako East Okpella I 5
Edo Etsako East Okpella Ii 6
Edo Etsako East Okpella Iii 7
Edo Etsako East Okpella Iv 8
Edo Etsako East Three Ibies 9
Edo Etsako East Wanno I 2
Edo Etsako East Wanno Ii 3
Edo Etsako East Weppa 4

10. Igueben Local Government Area

History of Igueben Local Government Area

Long before Igueben became a Local Government Area in Edo state, it has existed as a kingdom. This Local Government Area has its headquarters in Igueben town and has a landmass of 380km². The language spoken by the inhabitants of Igueben Local Government Area is a blend of Esan and Edo.

Location of Igueben Local Government Area

Iguegben Local Government Area is located very close to the Eastern end of Edo state. It shares boundaries with Esan Southeast on the east, Esan west and Esan central in the north, and in the south.

Wards in Igueben Local Government Area

Edo Igueben Afuda/Idumuoka 3
Edo Igueben Amahor/Ugun 8
Edo Igueben Ekekhen/Idumu/Ogo/Egbike 1
Edo Igueben Ekpon 10
Edo Igueben Ewossa 9
Edo Igueben Idigun/ Idumedo 2
Edo Igueben Okalo/ Okpujie 7
Edo Igueben Owu/ Okuta/ Eguare Ebelle 6
Edo Igueben Udo 5
Edo Igueben Uhe/Idumuogbo/Idumueke 4

11. Ikpoba Local Government Area

History of Ikpoba Local Government Area

Ikpoba Local Government Area is an LGA in Edo state with its headquarters in Idogbo and an area of 862km². This LGA is an oil rich LGA and is made up of several towns and villages.

Location of Okpobo Local Government Area

This LGA is located at the southern end of Edo state. It shares boundaries with

Wards in Okpobo Local Government Area

Edo Ikpoba/Okha Aduwawa / Evbo Modu 4
Edo Ikpoba/Okha Gorretti 6
Edo Ikpoba/Okha Idogbo 8
Edo Ikpoba/Okha Iwogban/Uteh 1
Edo Ikpoba/Okha Obayantor 9
Edo Ikpoba/Okha Ogbeson 3
Edo Ikpoba/Okha Ologbo 10
Edo Ikpoba/Okha Oregbeni 2
Edo Ikpoba/Okha St. Saviour 5
Edo Ikpoba/Okha Ugbekun 7

12. Oredo Local Government Area

History of Oredo Local Government Area

Oredo Local Government Area in Edo state has its headquarters in Benin City. Its capital doubles as the capital of Edo state. This LGA is the most urban LGA in Edo state and has a landmass of 249km².

Location of Oredo Local Government Area

Oredo Local Government Area is a small LGA very close to the southern end of Edo state. It is bordered by Ovia northeast, Ikpoba, and Egor Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Oredo Local Government Area:

Osaro Obazee

Wards in Oredo Local Government Area

Edo Oredo Gra/Etete 2
Edo Oredo Ibiwe/ Iwegie/ Ugbague 12
Edo Oredo Ihogbe/ Isekhere/ Oreoghene/ Ibiwe/ Ice Road 5
Edo Oredo Ikpema/Eguadase 9
Edo Oredo New Benin I 6
Edo Oredo New Benin Ii 7
Edo Oredo Ogbe 1
Edo Oredo Ogbelaka/ Nekpenekpen 11
Edo Oredo Oredo 8
Edo Oredo Unueru/Ogboka 10
Edo Oredo Urubi/Evbiemwen/Iwehen 4
Edo Oredo Uzebu 3

13. Orhionmwon Local Government Area

History of Orhionmwon Local Government Area

With a landmass of 2,382km², Orhionmwon Local Government Area is one of the biggest LGAs in Edo state. It has its headquarters in Abudu and also had a population of 206,717 in 2006. This population has definitely increased very significantly.

Location of Orhionmwon Local Government Area

This Local Government Area occupies southeast Edo state and is bordered by Ikoba-Okha, and Igueben Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Orhionmwon Local Government Area:

Chief Roland Ibierutowhen

Wards in Orhionmwon Local Government Area

Edo Orhionmwon Aibiokula I 1
Edo Orhionmwon Aibiokula Ii 2
Edo Orhionmwon Evboesi 10
Edo Orhionmwon Igbanke East 11
Edo Orhionmwon Igbanke West 12
Edo Orhionmwon Iyoba 4
Edo Orhionmwon Ugbeka 3
Edo Orhionmwon Ugboko 5
Edo Orhionmwon Ugu 9
Edo Orhionmwon Ukpato 6
Edo Orhionmwon Urhonigbe North 7
Edo Orhionmwon Urhonigbe South 8

14. Ovia Northeast Local Government Area

History of Ovia Northeast Local Government Area

Ovia northeast Local Government Area has its headquarters in Okada town and is the host LGA of Lucky Igbinedion University. It has an area of 2,301km² and a population of 153, 849 in 2006.

Location of Ovia Northeast Local Government Area

This LGA stretches from the southern end of Edo to the western part of Edo state. It shares boundaries with Ovia southwest, Oredo, and Ikpoba-Ikha.

Chairman of Ovia Northeast Local Government Area:

Barr. Mrs. Lucy Omagbon

Wards in Ovia Northeast Local Government Area

Edo Ovia North East Adolor 4
Edo Ovia North East Iguoshodin 12
Edo Ovia North East Isiuwa 8
Edo Ovia North East Oduna 11
Edo Ovia North East Ofunmwegbe 5
Edo Ovia North East Oghede 10
Edo Ovia North East Okada East 2
Edo Ovia North East Okada West 1
Edo Ovia North East Okokhuo 9
Edo Ovia North East Oluku 6
Edo Ovia North East Uhen 3
Edo Ovia North East Uhiere 7
Edo Ovia North East Utoka 13

15. Ovia West Local Government Area

Ovia South West Local Government Area

Ovia southwest Local Government Area is one of the biggest Local Government Areas in Edo state. It has its headquarters in Iguobazuwa and also had a population of 135, 356 in 2006. Some of the prominent cities in this LGA are Igueze and Aghobahi.

Location of Ovia South West Local Government Area

Ovia southwest occupies southwest Edo state. It is bordered by Ovia Northeast LGA.

Chairman of Ovia Southwest Local Government Area:

Comrade Morrison Oguoroba-Ovia

Wards in Ovia South West Local Government Area

Edo Ovia South West Iguobazuwa East 1
Edo Ovia South West Iguobazuwa West 2
Edo Ovia South West Nikorogha 10
Edo Ovia South West Ofunama 9
Edo Ovia South West Ora 6
Edo Ovia South West Siluko 4
Edo Ovia South West Udo 5
Edo Ovia South West Ugbogui 8
Edo Ovia South West Umaza 3
Edo Ovia South West Usen 7

16. Owan Esan Local Government Area

History of Owan East Local Government Area

Owan east LGA is made up of 69 towns and villages and has its headquarters in Afuze. It is a fairly large LGA and has an area of 1,240km². This LGA is occupied by the Out people and has Christianity as the dominant religion of its indigenes

Location of Owan East Local Government Area

This LGA is located in northwestern Edo state. It is bordered by Akoko-Edo, Owan west, Etsako west and Esan West LGAs.

Chairman of Owan East Local Government Area:

Barrister Chief Jimoh Ijemai

Wards in Owan East Local Government Area

Edo Owan East Emai I 1
Edo Owan East Emai Ii 2
Edo Owan East Igue/Ikao 6
Edo Owan East Ihievbe I 3
Edo Owan East Ihievbe Ii 4
Edo Owan East Ivbiadaobi 10
Edo Owan East Ivbianion 7
Edo Owan East Otuo I 8
Edo Owan East Otuo Ii 9
Edo Owan East Uokha/Ake 5
Edo Owan East Warrake 11

17. Owan West Local Government Area

History of Owan West Local Government Area

Owan west Local Government Area has a landmass of 732km² and had a population of 97, 388 in 2006. Its headquarters is in Sabongida Ora. And also has 313 as its postal code.

Location of Owan West Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located close to the center as well as the western axis of Edo state.

Chairman of Owan West Local Government Area:

Mr. Godwin Agbodion

Wards in Owan West Local Government Area

Edo Owan West Avbiosi 5
Edo Owan West Eme-Ora/Oke 3
Edo Owan West Eruere 7
Edo Owan West Okpuje 8
Edo Owan West Ozalla 1
Edo Owan West Sabongida/Ora/Ogbeturu 4
Edo Owan West Sobe 11
Edo Owan West Uhonmora 2
Edo Owan West Ukhuse -Osi 6
Edo Owan West Uzebba I 9
Edo Owan West Uzebba Ii 10

18. Uhunmwode Local Government Area

History of Uhunmwode Local Government Area

Uhunmwode Local Government Area is one of the biggest LGAs in Edo state. It has an area of 2,033km² and has its headquarters in Uhunmode town. Although a majority of the indigenes of this LGA speak a language that is related to the Edo language, a handful of the indigenes of this LGA are Igbos

Location of Uhunmwode Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located close the center of Edo state. It is bordered by 7 other LGAs.

Wards in Uhunmwode Local Government Area

Edo Uhunmwode Egbede 10
Edo Uhunmwode Ehor 1
Edo Uhunmwode Igieduma 3
Edo Uhunmwode Irhue 4
Edo Uhunmwode Isi North 7
Edo Uhunmwode Isi South 8
Edo Uhunmwode Ohuan 9
Edo Uhunmwode Uhi 2
Edo Uhunmwode Umagbae North 5
Edo Uhunmwode Umagbae South 6

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