Local Government Areas in Imo State

Imo state was created in 1976. It is a state in southeastern Nigeria and has Owerri as its capital. Imo state, also known as the Eastern Heartland has a land mass of 5,530km².

Imo state shares borders with Abia, Rivers and Anambra states and is made up of 27 LGAs. They are

1. Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area

History of Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area

Aboh Mbaise is a very commercial Local Government Area in Imo state. It has its headquarters in Aboh. This LGA is the LGA of origin of some of Nollywood’s biggest stars. Some of them include; Rita Dominic, Genevieve Nnaji, and Kanayo O. Kanayo. Aboh Mbaise has a landmass of 184km² and has 462001 as its postal code.

Location of Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area

This LGA is located in the eastern part of Imo state. It is bounded by Ngor-Okpala in the south and southwest, Owerri north and Ikeduru in the northwest, Ahiazuru Mbaise in the north and Ezinihite in the northeast.

Chairman of Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area:

Nze Charles Onwunali

Wards in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area

Imo Aboh Mbaise Amuzu 9
Imo Aboh Mbaise Enyiogugu 1
Imo Aboh Mbaise Ibeku 12
Imo Aboh Mbaise Lagwa 11
Imo Aboh Mbaise Lorji 8
Imo Aboh Mbaise Mbutu 5
Imo Aboh Mbaise Nguru-Ahiato 2
Imo Aboh Mbaise Nguru-Nweke 4
Imo Aboh Mbaise Nguru-Nwenkwo 3
Imo Aboh Mbaise Umuhu 10
Imo Aboh Mbaise Uvuru 1 6
Imo Aboh Mbaise Uvuru Ii 7

2. Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area

History of Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area

Ahiazu Mbaise is an LGA in Imo state. It is occupied by the Mbaise people, a subgroup under the Igbo tribe. This LGA has its headquarters in the town of Afororu and is made up of 13 other towns. Ahiazu Mbaise has a landmass of 114km² and is also very densely populated.

Location of Ahiazu Mbaise

Ahiazu Mbaise is located in the eastern part of Imo state. It is bounded by Ehimme Mbano in the north, Ihitte Uboma and Obowo in the east, Aboh Mbaise in the south and Ikeduru in the west.

Chairman of Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area

Chief Bob Desmond Ugwuibe

Wards in Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area

Imo Ahiazu Mbaise Amuzi/Ihenworie 6
Imo Ahiazu Mbaise Mpam 9
Imo Ahiazu Mbaise Nnarambia 4
Imo Ahiazu Mbaise Obohia/Ekwereazu 8
Imo Ahiazu Mbaise Ogbe 1
Imo Ahiazu Mbaise Ogbor/Umueze 12
Imo Ahiazu Mbaise Okirika Nweke 7
Imo Ahiazu Mbaise Okirika Nwenkwo 5
Imo Ahiazu Mbaise Oparanadim 10
Imo Ahiazu Mbaise Oru-Na-Lude 3
Imo Ahiazu Mbaise Otulu/Aguneze 2
Imo Ahiazu Mbaise Umunumo/Umuchieze 11

3. Ehime Mbano Local Government Area

History of Ehime Mbano Local Government Area

Ehime Mbano Local Government Area is a small Local Government Area in Imo state. This LGA has “for grass root development” as its mission statement and has a small landmass of 169km².

Location of Ehime Mbano Local Government Area

This LGA is located close to the northeastern axis of Imo state. It is bounded by Okigwe and Unumo in the north, Isiala Mbano in the west, Ahiazu Mbaise in the south and Ihitte Mbano in the east.

Wards in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area

Imo Ehime Mbano Agbaja 1
Imo Ehime Mbano Nsu ‘A’ Ikpe 3
Imo Ehime Mbano Nsu ‘B’ Ihitte 4
Imo Ehime Mbano Nzerem/Ikpem 5
Imo Ehime Mbano Umualumaku/Umuihim 6
Imo Ehime Mbano Umueze I 10
Imo Ehime Mbano Umueze Ii/Umueleke 11
Imo Ehime Mbano Umuezeala 9
Imo Ehime Mbano Umukabia 2
Imo Ehime Mbano Umunakanu 7
Imo Ehime Mbano Umunumo 8

4. Ezinihitte Local Government Area

History of Ezinihitte Local Government Area

Ezinihitte Local Government Area n Imo state is made up of 15 communities. It had a population of 232,400 in 2006 and has its administrative headquarters in Itu.

Location of Ezinihitte Local Government Area

This LGA is located in the eastern axis of Imo state. It is bordered by Ahiazu Mbaise, Aboh Mbaise and Obowo Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Ezinihitte Local Government Area

Dr. Bede Nzenwa.

Wards in Ezinihitte Local Government Area

Imo Ezinihitte Mbaise Amumara 1
Imo Ezinihitte Mbaise Chokoneze/Akpodim/Ife 12
Imo Ezinihitte Mbaise Eziudo 8
Imo Ezinihitte Mbaise Ihitte 10
Imo Ezinihitte Mbaise Itu 2
Imo Ezinihitte Mbaise Oboama/Umunama 11
Imo Ezinihitte Mbaise Okpofe / Ezeagbogu 3
Imo Ezinihitte Mbaise Onicha I 4
Imo Ezinihitte Mbaise Onicha Ii 5
Imo Ezinihitte Mbaise Onicha Iii 6
Imo Ezinihitte Mbaise Onicha Iv 7
Imo Ezinihitte Mbaise Udo-Na-Obizi 9

5. Ideato North Local Government Area

History of Ideato North Local Government Area

Ideato North Local Government Area was created in 1976. Prior to exiting as Ideato North LGA, this LGA was a part of the larger Ideato Local Government Area. Ideato north LGA has its headquarters in Urualla town and has a landmass of 190km².

Location of Ideato North Local Government Area

This LGA is located in the north of Imo state. It is bounded by Orsu, Orlu, Ideato south, Umuno and Okigwe LGAs.

Chairman of Ideato North Local Government Area

Chief Bonaventure Mbonu

Wards in Ideato North Local Government Area

Imo Ideato North Akpulu 1
Imo Ideato North Akwu Owerre 4
Imo Ideato North Ezemazu/Ozu 12
Imo Ideato North Isiokpo 2
Imo Ideato North Izuogu I 7
Imo Ideato North Izuogu Ii 14
Imo Ideato North Ndi Iheme Arondizuogu 6
Imo Ideato North Ndimoko 8
Imo Ideato North Obodoukwu 9
Imo Ideato North Osina 10
Imo Ideato North Ozuakoki/Umuago 13
Imo Ideato North Umuokwara/Umuezeaga 3
Imo Ideato North Umuopia/Umukegwu 5
Imo Ideato North Uzii/Umualoma 11

6. Ideato South Local Government Area

History of Ideato South Local Government Area

Ideato south Local Government Area in Imo state has its headquarters in Dikenafai and has a landmass of 88km². This Local Government Area is made of 23 communit ies and is occupied majorly by farmers.

Location of Ideato South Local Government Area

Ideato south is located in the northern part of Imo state. It is bordered by Nkwerre in the south, Ideato North in the north, Umuno in the east and Orlu in the west.

Chairman of Ideato South Local Government Area

Chief Kelvin Eronini Nwanaforo

Wards in Ideato South Local Government Area

Imo Ideato South Amanator/Umueshi 1
Imo Ideato South Dikenafai 2
Imo Ideato South Isiekenesi I 3
Imo Ideato South Isiekenesi Ii 4
Imo Ideato South Ntueke 5
Imo Ideato South Obiohia 7
Imo Ideato South Ogboko I 8
Imo Ideato South Ogboko Ii 9
Imo Ideato South Ugbelle 6
Imo Ideato South Umuakam/Umuago 10
Imo Ideato South Umuchima 11
Imo Ideato South Umuma Isiaku 12
Imo Ideato South Umuobom 13

7. Ihitte /Uboma Local Government Area

History of Ihitte/Uboma Local Government Area

Ihitte/Uboma Local Government Area has its headquarters in Isinweke. It had a population of 120,744 in 2006 and has an area of 104km².

Location of Ihitte/Uboma Local Government Area

Ihitte/Uboma is located in the eastern axis of Imo state. It is bounded by Obowo, and Ehime-Mbano.

Chairman of Ihitte/Uboma Local Government Area

Chief Ikechukwu Awulonu

Wards in Ihitte/Uboma Local Government Area

Imo Ihitte/Uboma (Isinweke) Abueke 1
Imo Ihitte/Uboma (Isinweke) Amainyi 3
Imo Ihitte/Uboma (Isinweke) Amakohia 2
Imo Ihitte/Uboma (Isinweke) Atonerim 4
Imo Ihitte/Uboma (Isinweke) Awuchinumo 5
Imo Ihitte/Uboma (Isinweke) Dimneze 6
Imo Ihitte/Uboma (Isinweke) Ikperejere 7
Imo Ihitte/Uboma (Isinweke) Okata 8
Imo Ihitte/Uboma (Isinweke) Umuezegwu 9
Imo Ihitte/Uboma (Isinweke) Umuihi 10

8. Ikeduru Local Government Area

History of Ikeduru Local Government Area

Ikeduru Local Government Area was created from Mbaitolu/Ikeduru Local Government Area. Its motto is love, peace and progress, its headquarters is in Iho and it comprises of 14 other towns. Some of them are Abazu, Akao, Amaimo, Amakohia etc.

Location of Ikeduru Local Government Area

Ikeduru Local Government Area is located close to the middle of Imo state. It is bounded by Ahiazu-Mbaise on the east, Mgbidi in the west, Owerri north in the south, and Isiala Mbano in the north.

Chairman of Ikeduru Local Government Area:

Chief Sam Akamegwo

Wards in Ikeduru Local Government Area

Imo Ikeduru (Iho) Akabo 1
Imo Ikeduru (Iho) Amaimo 5
Imo Ikeduru (Iho) Amakohia 6
Imo Ikeduru (Iho) Amatta 2
Imo Ikeduru (Iho) Atta I 8
Imo Ikeduru (Iho) Atta Ii 9
Imo Ikeduru (Iho) Avuvu 7
Imo Ikeduru (Iho) Iho 3
Imo Ikeduru (Iho) Inyishi/Umudim 4
Imo Ikeduru (Iho) Ngugo/Ikembara 11
Imo Ikeduru (Iho) Ugirike / Okwu / Eziama 10
Imo Ikeduru (Iho) Uzoagba 12

9. Isiala Mbano Local Government Area

History of Isiala Mbano Local Government Area

Isiala Mbano Local Government Area in Imo state has its headquarters in Umueuemai town. It was created in 1989 and was carved out of Mbano Local Government Area. Isiala Mbano comprises of 28 autonomous communities and has a landmass of148km²

Location of Isiala Mbano Local Government Area

Isiala Mbano is located close to the northeast axis of Imo state. It is bounded by Ehime-Mbano in the east, Unumo in the north, Ikeduru and Mgbidi in the south, and Nwangele, Isu and Ideato south in the west.

Chairman of Isiala Mbano Local Government Area

Mrs. Ruby Uchenna Emele

Wards in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area

Imo Isiala Mbano (Umuelemai) Amaraku 1
Imo Isiala Mbano (Umuelemai) Amauzari 9
Imo Isiala Mbano (Umuelemai) Ibeme 4
Imo Isiala Mbano (Umuelemai) Obollo 10
Imo Isiala Mbano (Umuelemai) Ogbor 3
Imo Isiala Mbano (Umuelemai) Osu-Achara 12
Imo Isiala Mbano (Umuelemai) Osu-Owerre I 5
Imo Isiala Mbano (Umuelemai) Osu-Owerre Ii 6
Imo Isiala Mbano (Umuelemai) Osuama/Anara 7
Imo Isiala Mbano (Umuelemai) Ugiri/Oka 8
Imo Isiala Mbano (Umuelemai) Umunkwo 2
Imo Isiala Mbano (Umuelemai) Umuozu 11

10. Isi Local Government Area

 History of Isi Local Government Area

Isu Local Government Area has its headquarters in Umundugba town. It is occupied by the Isu people, and is made up of 8 communities. This LGA has a landmass of 40km² and is therefore one of the smallest LGAs in Imo state.

Location of Isi Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is bordered by Mbaitoli in the south, Nwangele in the east, and Njaba in the west and north.

Chairman of Isi Local Government Area:

Sir B.B Nwadike

Website of Isu Local Government Area:

http:/www.isu.gov.ng/

Wards in Isi Local Government Area

Imo Isu (Umundugba) Amandugba I 1
Imo Isu (Umundugba) Amandugba Ii 2
Imo Isu (Umundugba) Amurie Omanze I 5
Imo Isu (Umundugba) Amurie Omanze Ii 6
Imo Isu (Umundugba) Ekwe I 7
Imo Isu (Umundugba) Ekwe Ii 8
Imo Isu (Umundugba) Isu Njaba Iii 11
Imo Isu (Umundugba) Isu-Njaba I 9
Imo Isu (Umundugba) Isu-Njaba Ii 10
Imo Isu (Umundugba) Umundugba I 3
Imo Isu (Umundugba) Umundugba Ii 4

11. Mbaitoli Local Government Area

History of Mbaitoli Local Government Area

Mbaitoli Local Government Area has its headquarters in Nwaorieubi town. It is made up of 9 autonomous communities and had a population of 237,555 in 20006. Mbaitoli Local Government Area has a landmass of 204km² and has 461 as its postal code.

Location of Mbaitoli Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located at the middle of Imo state. It is bounded by Owerri west, Owerri north, Ikeduru, Oguta, Isu, Njaba, and Oru east Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Mbaitoli Local Government Area

Chief Onyema Nwachukwu

Wards in Mbaitoli Local Government Area

Imo Mbaitoli (Nwaorieubi) Afara/Eziama 1
Imo Mbaitoli (Nwaorieubi) Amaike Mbieri 11
Imo Mbaitoli (Nwaorieubi) Ezinihitie Mbieri 12
Imo Mbaitoli (Nwaorieubi) Ifakala 5
Imo Mbaitoli (Nwaorieubi) Ogbaku 2
Imo Mbaitoli (Nwaorieubi) Ogwa I 6
Imo Mbaitoli (Nwaorieubi) Ogwa Ii 7
Imo Mbaitoli (Nwaorieubi) Orodo ‘A’ 8
Imo Mbaitoli (Nwaorieubi) Orodo ‘B’ 9
Imo Mbaitoli (Nwaorieubi) Ubomiri 4
Imo Mbaitoli (Nwaorieubi) Umunoha/Azara 3
Imo Mbaitoli (Nwaorieubi) Umunwoha/Mbieri/Umuawu 10

12. Ngor Okpala Local Government Area

History of Ngor Okpala Local Government Area

Ngor Okpala Local Government Area is one of the biggest LGAs in Imo state. It is the host LGA of the Sam Mbakwe airport and has its headquarters in Umuneke Ngor. This LGA is a very fast growing LGA in Imo state and has a landmass of 561km²

Location of Ngor Okpala Local Government Area

Ngor Okpala is located in southeast Owerri. It is bounded by Aboh Mbaise, Owerri north and Owerri west Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Ngor Okpala Local Government Area

Barr. Enyinna Onuegbu

Wards in Ngor Okpala Local Government Area

Imo Ngor Okpala (Umuneke) Amala/Alulu/Oburu/Obokwe/Ntu 1
Imo Ngor Okpala (Umuneke) Elelem/Obike 2
Imo Ngor Okpala (Umuneke) Eziama/Okpala 4
Imo Ngor Okpala (Umuneke) Imerienwe 5
Imo Ngor Okpala (Umuneke) Logara/Umuohiagu 11
Imo Ngor Okpala (Umuneke) Ngor/Ihitte/Umukabia 7
Imo Ngor Okpala (Umuneke) Nguru/Umuowa 6
Imo Ngor Okpala (Umuneke) Obiangwu 10
Imo Ngor Okpala (Umuneke) Ohekelem Nnorie 8
Imo Ngor Okpala (Umuneke) Ozuzu 3
Imo Ngor Okpala (Umuneke) Umuhu 9

13. Njaba Local Government Area

History of Njaba Local Government Area

Njaba Local Government Area has its headquarters in Nnenasa. The LGA derived its name from the Njaba River in Imo state. Prior to becoming a Local Government Area in 1980, Njaba LGA was part of Isu LGA. This LGA has an area of 84km² and a population of 143,485km² in 2006.

Location of Njaba Local Government Area

Njaba Local Government Area is bordered by Mgbidi, Oru east, Orlu, Isu and Nkwere Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Njaba Local Government Area

Chief Eddy Ikwubuo

Wards in Njaba Local Government Area

Imo Njaba (Nnenasa) Amucha I 4
Imo Njaba (Nnenasa) Amucha Ii 5
Imo Njaba (Nnenasa) Atta I 1
Imo Njaba (Nnenasa) Atta Ii 2
Imo Njaba (Nnenasa) Atta Iii 3
Imo Njaba (Nnenasa) Nkume 6
Imo Njaba (Nnenasa) Okwudor 7
Imo Njaba (Nnenasa) Umuaka I 8
Imo Njaba (Nnenasa) Umuaka Ii 9
Imo Njaba (Nnenasa) Umuaka Iii 10
Imo Njaba (Nnenasa) Umuaka Iv 11

14. Nkwerre Local Government Area

History of Nkwerre Local Government Area

Nkwerre is an LGA in Imo state. Its headquarters is in the town of Nkwerre and it had a population of 80,152 in 2006. Nkwerre is one of the smallest LGAs in Imo state and has an area of 84km².

Location of Nkwerre Local Government Area

Nkwerre Local Government Area is a small LGA that is bordered by Ideato South, Njaba, Isu, Nwangele and Orlu Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Nkwerre Local Government Area

Chief Nwadiekwe Victor Amobi

Wards in Nkwerre Local Government Area

Imo Nkwerre Amaokpara 9
Imo Nkwerre Eziama Obaire 10
Imo Nkwerre Nkwerre Iv (Umunubo/Umunachi) 4
Imo Nkwerre Nkwerre V 5
Imo Nkwerre Nnanano (Nkwerre Ii) 2
Imo Nkwerre Onusa 1
Imo Nkwerre Owerre Nkworji I 6
Imo Nkwerre Owerre Nkworji Ii 7
Imo Nkwerre Umudi/Umuwala 8
Imo Nkwerre Umukor (Nkwerre Iii) 3

15. Nwangele Local Government Area

History of Nwangele Local Government Area

Nwangele is a Local Government Area in Imo state with its headquarters in Amaigbo. It is a relatively unknown LGA and had a population of 128,472 in 2006. Nwangele Local Government Area has an area of 63km² and is very densely populated.

Location of Nwangele Local Government Area

Nwangele LGA is bounded by Isiala Mbano on the south and east, by Isu in the west and Nkwerre in the north.

Chairman of Nwangele Local Government Area

Chief Ezekiel Chukwukere

Wards in Nwangele Local Government Area

Imo Nwangele (Onu-Nwangele Amaigbo) Abajah Ward I 10
Imo Nwangele (Onu-Nwangele Amaigbo) Abajah Ward Ii 11
Imo Nwangele (Onu-Nwangele Amaigbo) Abba Ward 6
Imo Nwangele (Onu-Nwangele Amaigbo) Amaju Community Ward (Amaigbo Iii) 3
Imo Nwangele (Onu-Nwangele Amaigbo) Amamnaisi (Amaigbo Iv) 4
Imo Nwangele (Onu-Nwangele Amaigbo) Amano/Umudurumba Ward (Amaigbo I) 1
Imo Nwangele (Onu-Nwangele Amaigbo) Dim-Na Nume 9
Imo Nwangele (Onu-Nwangele Amaigbo) Ezeobolo/Ofeahia/Duruoha/Umukabia (Amaigbo Ward V) 5
Imo Nwangele (Onu-Nwangele Amaigbo) Kara-Na-Orlu 8
Imo Nwangele (Onu-Nwangele Amaigbo) Umuanu Community Ward (Amaigbo Ii) 2
Imo Nwangele (Onu-Nwangele Amaigbo) Umuozu Ward 7

16. Obowo Local Government Area

History of Obowo Local Government Area

Obowo is an LGA in Imo state and has its headquarters in Otoko. It is the LGA of origin of former Imo state governor, Sam Mbakwe. Obo Local Government Area is located somewhere at the middle of Umuahia and Owerri and is occupied majorly by farmers.

Location of Obowo Local Government Area

Obowo is located in the eastern axis of Imo state. It is bounded by Ehitte Uboma in the north, Ezinihite in the south and Ahiazu- Mbaise in the west.

Chairman of Obowo Local Government Area

Chief Basil Amobi Ekweke

Wards in Obowo Local Government Area

Imo Obowo (Otoko) Alike 1
Imo Obowo (Otoko) Amanze/Umungwa 2
Imo Obowo (Otoko) Amuzi 3
Imo Obowo (Otoko) Avutu 4
Imo Obowo (Otoko) Ehume 5
Imo Obowo (Otoko) Odenkume/Umuosochie 6
Imo Obowo (Otoko) Okenalogho 7
Imo Obowo (Otoko) Okwuohia 8
Imo Obowo (Otoko) Umuariam/Achara 9
Imo Obowo (Otoko) Umunachi 10

17. Oguta Local Government Area

History of Oguta Local Government Area

Oguta Local Government Area is occupied by a group of people that are known as Umu-Ameshi. It has its headquarters in Oguta town and is the LGA of Origin of popular Nigerian Celebrity, Charles Oputa (Charlie Boy). Oguta Local Government Area is a tourist destination in Imo state and has a very rich heritage. This LGA had a population of 300,000 in 2017.

Location of Oguta Local Government Area

This LGA occupies the western axis of Imo state. It is bordered by Oru west, Oru east, Mgbidi, Ohaji/Egbema and Owerri west LGAs.

Chairman of Oguta Local Government Area

The chairman of Oguta Local Government Area is Princess Joan Nzeribe

Wards in Oguta Local Government Area

Imo Oguta (Oguta) Awa 1
Imo Oguta (Oguta) Egwe/Egbuoma 2
Imo Oguta (Oguta) Izombe 3
Imo Oguta (Oguta) Mbala/Uba 4
Imo Oguta (Oguta) Ndeuloukwu/Umuowere 5
Imo Oguta (Oguta) Obudi/Aro 6
Imo Oguta (Oguta) Oguta ‘A’ 7
Imo Oguta (Oguta) Oguta ‘B’ 8
Imo Oguta (Oguta) Oru 9
Imo Oguta (Oguta) Ossemotor/Enuigbo 10
Imo Oguta (Oguta) Uwaorie 11

19. Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area

History of Ohaji/ Egbema Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is an LGA with its headquarters in Mbahu-Egbema. It is oil rich and plays host to some multinational companies such as Agip and Shell. Ohaji/Egbema has a landmass of 890km², this makes it one of the biggest LGAs in the state.

Location of Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area

This Local Government Area occupies the southwestern part of Imo state. It is bordered by Ngor Okpala, Owerri west and Oguta LGAs.

Chairman of Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area

Princess C.E. Ikegwuruka

Wards in Ohaji/ Egbema Local Government Area

Imo Ohaji/Egbema (Mmahu-Egbema) Assa/Obile 1
Imo Ohaji/Egbema (Mmahu-Egbema) Awara/Ikwerede 2
Imo Ohaji/Egbema (Mmahu-Egbema) Egbema ‘A’ 3
Imo Ohaji/Egbema (Mmahu-Egbema) Egbema ‘B’ 4
Imo Ohaji/Egbema (Mmahu-Egbema) Egbema ‘C’ 5
Imo Ohaji/Egbema (Mmahu-Egbema) Egbema ‘D’ 7
Imo Ohaji/Egbema (Mmahu-Egbema) Egbema ‘E’ 6
Imo Ohaji/Egbema (Mmahu-Egbema) Ekwuato 8
Imo Ohaji/Egbema (Mmahu-Egbema) Obitti/Mgbishi 9
Imo Ohaji/Egbema (Mmahu-Egbema) Ohoba 10
Imo Ohaji/Egbema (Mmahu-Egbema) Umuagwo 11
Imo Ohaji/Egbema (Mmahu-Egbema) Umuapu 12

19. Okigwe Local Government Area

History of Okigwe Local Government Area

Okigwe is both a town, zone and Local Government Area in Imo state. As an LGA, Okigwe has its headquarters in Okigwe town. Okigwe Local Government Area is a very commercial Local Government Area and is also a major trade route between eastern and northern Nigeria.

Location of Okigwe Local Government Area

Okigwe Local Government Area occupies northeast Imo state. It shares boundaries with Ideato south, Ehime-Mbano, and Ihitte Uboma Local Government Area.

Chairman of Okigwe Local Government Area

Chief Charles Ezekwem

Wards in Okigwe Local Government Area

Imo Okigwe (Okigwe) Agbobu 11
Imo Okigwe (Okigwe) Aku 4
Imo Okigwe (Okigwe) Amuro 8
Imo Okigwe (Okigwe) Ezinachi 6
Imo Okigwe (Okigwe) Ihube 3
Imo Okigwe (Okigwe) Ndimoko Ofeimo/Ibinta/Okanachi/Umuowa Ibu 9
Imo Okigwe (Okigwe) Ogii 5
Imo Okigwe (Okigwe) Okigwe I 1
Imo Okigwe (Okigwe) Okigwe Ii 2
Imo Okigwe (Okigwe) Umualumuoke 7
Imo Okigwe (Okigwe) Umulolo 10

20. Onuimo Local Government Area

History of Onuimo Local Government Area

Onuimo is an LGA in Imo state. It has its headquarters in Okwe and also has 470 as its postal code. Onuimo Local Government Area has a landmass of 87km² and a population of 99,368 in 2006.

Location of Onuimo Local Government Area

Onuimo is located very close to the northeastern axis of Imo state. It is bordered by Isiala- Mbano, Okigwe, Ehime-Mbano, Nwangele, Ideato South and Ideato North.

Chairman of Onuimo Local Government Area

Barr. Lady Nkeiruka Ibekwe

Wards in Onuimo Local Government Area

Imo Onuimo (Okwe) Aboh/Okohia 6
Imo Onuimo (Okwe) Ezelu 4
Imo Onuimo (Okwe) Eziama 1
Imo Onuimo (Okwe) Ofeahia / Umuanumeze 5
Imo Onuimo (Okwe) Okwelle I 9
Imo Onuimo (Okwe) Okwelle Ii 10
Imo Onuimo (Okwe) Owerre-Okwe 3
Imo Onuimo (Okwe) Ozimo / Umuneze 7
Imo Onuimo (Okwe) Umucheke 2
Imo Onuimo (Okwe) Umuna 8

21. Orlu Local Government Area

History of Orlu Local Government Area

Orlu is a town, zone and Local Government Area in Imo state. It is the LGA of origin of some of the most prominent people in Imo and has its headquarters in Orlu town. Orlu Local Government Area plays host to the Imo state university teaching hospital and has a population of about 420, 000.

Location of Orlu Local Government Area

Orlu is located at the northern axis of Imo state. It is bounded by Oru east, Orsu, Njaba, Ideato north, Ideato south and Nkwerre LGAs.

Chairman of Orlu Local Government Area

Chief Edward Chinedu Obioha

Wards in Orlu Local Government Area

Imo Orlu Amaifeke 8
Imo Orlu Ebenese/Umueze/Nnachi Ihioma 3
Imo Orlu Eziachi/Amike 11
Imo Orlu Ihite Owerre 7
Imo Orlu Ogberuru/Obibi 12
Imo Orlu Ohafor/Okporo/Umutanze 1
Imo Orlu Okaeke/Okporo 2
Imo Orlu Okwua Bala/Ihioma 4
Imo Orlu Orlu/Mgbee/Orlu Govt. Station 13
Imo Orlu Owerri Ebeiri 10
Imo Orlu Umudioka 6
Imo Orlu Umuna 5
Imo Orlu Umuzike/Umuowa 9

22. Orsu Local Government Area

History of Orsu Local Government Area

Orsu is both a subgroup under the Igbo tribe as well as a Local Government Area in Imo state. This Local Government Area is occupied by the Orsu speaking people and has its headquarters in Awo-Idemili.

Location of Orsu Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located in northwest Imo and is bordered by Oru east, Ideato north and Orlu Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Orsu Local Government Area

Barr. F.M Nnadi

Wards in Orsu Local Government Area

Imo Orsu (Awo Idemili) Amaruru 11
Imo Orsu (Awo Idemili) Assah Ubiri Elem 9
Imo Orsu (Awo Idemili) Ebenator 2
Imo Orsu (Awo Idemili) Eziawa 10
Imo Orsu (Awo Idemili) Ihitenansa 8
Imo Orsu (Awo Idemili) Okwuamaraihie I 4
Imo Orsu (Awo Idemili) Okwuamaraihie Ii 5
Imo Orsu (Awo Idemili) Okwuetiti 6
Imo Orsu (Awo Idemili) Okwufuruaku 3
Imo Orsu (Awo Idemili) Orsu Ihiteukwa 7
Imo Orsu (Awo Idemili) Umuhu Okabia 1

23. Oru West Local Government Area

History of Oru West Local Government Area

Oru west is an LGA in Imo state. Its headquarters is in Mgbidi and it has an area of 93km². Just like most LGAs in Imo state, Oru west is occupied by Igbos.

Location of Oru West Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located in northwest Imo, It is bounded by Oru east and Oguta Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Oru West Local Government Area

Chief John Frank Ugaliegbulam

Wards in Oru West Local Government Area

Imo Oru West (Mgbidi) Aji 3
Imo Oru West (Mgbidi) Amafuo 5
Imo Oru West (Mgbidi) Ibiaso Egbe 4
Imo Oru West (Mgbidi) Mgbidi I 9
Imo Oru West (Mgbidi) Mgbidi Ii 10
Imo Oru West (Mgbidi) Nempi/Elem 1
Imo Oru West (Mgbidi) Ohakpu 6
Imo Oru West (Mgbidi) Otulu 2
Imo Oru West (Mgbidi) Ozara 7
Imo Oru West (Mgbidi) Ubulu 8

24. Oru East Local Government Area

History of Oru East Local Government Area

Oru east Local Government Area has its headquarters in Omuma. It is an LGA with oil and gas deposits. Oru Local Government Area has a landmass of 136km² and a population of 111,743 in 2006.

Location of Oru East Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located in northwest Imo state. It shares borders with Oru west, Mgbidi, Njaba, Orsu, Orlu and Oguta Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Oru East Local Government Area

Chief Fisher Ezeugo

Wards in Oru-East Local Government Area

Imo Oru-East Akata 9
Imo Oru-East Akuma 7
Imo Oru-East Amagu 8
Imo Oru-East Amiri I 5
Imo Oru-East Amiri Ii 6
Imo Oru-East Awo-Omamma I 1
Imo Oru-East Awo-Omamma Ii 2
Imo Oru-East Awo-Omamma Iii 3
Imo Oru-East Awo-Omamma Iv 4
Imo Oru-East Omuma 10

25. Owerri North Local Government Area

History of Owerri North Local Government Area

Owerri North Local Government Area has its headquarters in Orie Uratta. This LGA is one of the most developed in Imo state and is occupied by both indigenes and non-indigenes of Imo state.

Location of Owerri North Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located at the middle of Imo state. It is bordered by Owerri Municipal, Owerri west, Aboh Mbaise, Ngor Okpala, Ikeduru and Mgbidi LGAs.

Chairman of Owerri North Local Government Area

Dr Erick K. Ogwo

Wards in Owerri North Local Government Area

Imo Owerri North (Orie Uratta) Agbala/Obube/Ulakwo 11
Imo Owerri North (Orie Uratta) Awaka/Ihitte-Ogada 1
Imo Owerri North (Orie Uratta) Egbu 3
Imo Owerri North (Orie Uratta) Emekuku I 5
Imo Owerri North (Orie Uratta) Emekuku Ii 6
Imo Owerri North (Orie Uratta) Emii 4
Imo Owerri North (Orie Uratta) Ihitta-Oha 8
Imo Owerri North (Orie Uratta) Naze 2
Imo Owerri North (Orie Uratta) Obibi-Uratta I 9
Imo Owerri North (Orie Uratta) Obibi-Uratta Ii 10
Imo Owerri North (Orie Uratta) Obibiezena 12
Imo Owerri North (Orie Uratta) Orji 7

26. Owerri Urban Local Government Area

History of Owerri Urban Local Government Area

Owerri Urban Local Government Area is the most developed LGA in Imo state. It is the host LGA of the Imo state University, the Dan Anyiam stadium and lots of other important landmarks in Imo state. With an area of 58km² and a population of 127,213, this LGA is the most densely populated in Imo state.

 Location of Owerri Urban Local Government Area

This Local Government Area occupies the middle of Imo state. It is surrounded by Owerri west and Owerri North LGAs.

Chairman of Owerri Urban Local Government Area

Chief Emma Odor

Wards in Owerri Urban Local Government Area

Imo Owerri Urban (Owerri) Aladinma I 1
Imo Owerri Urban (Owerri) Aladinma Ii 2
Imo Owerri Urban (Owerri) Azuzi I 5
Imo Owerri Urban (Owerri) Azuzi Ii 6
Imo Owerri Urban (Owerri) Azuzi Iii 7
Imo Owerri Urban (Owerri) Azuzi Iv 8
Imo Owerri Urban (Owerri) Gra 9
Imo Owerri Urban (Owerri) Ikenegbu I 3
Imo Owerri Urban (Owerri) Ikenegbu Ii 4
Imo Owerri Urban (Owerri) New Owerri I 10
Imo Owerri Urban (Owerri) New Owerri Ii 11

27. Owerri West Local Government Area

History of Owerri West Local Government Area

Owerri west Local Government Area is the host LGA of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri and also the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, and Imo state secretariat. It has its headquarters in Umuguma and has a landmass of 295km².

Location of Owerri West Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is Located in the southern axis of Imo state. It is bordered by Owerri Urban, Owerri north, Ohaji/Egbema, Oguta, Mgbidi and Ngor Okpala Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Owerri West Local Government Area

Engr Ikenna Elezieanya

Wards in Owerri West Local Government Area

Imo Owerri West (Umuguma) Amakohia-Ubi/Ndegwu Ohii 9
Imo Owerri West (Umuguma) Avu/Oforola 1
Imo Owerri West (Umuguma) Emeabiam/Okolochi 4
Imo Owerri West (Umuguma) Eziobodo 5
Imo Owerri West (Umuguma) Ihiagwa 6
Imo Owerri West (Umuguma) Irete/Orogwe 10
Imo Owerri West (Umuguma) Nekede 7
Imo Owerri West (Umuguma) Obinze 8
Imo Owerri West (Umuguma) Okuku 3
Imo Owerri West (Umuguma) Umuguma 2

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