Local Government Areas in Rivers State

Oil rich Rivers state is one of the most populous states in Nigeria. It was created in 1967 and covers an area of 11,077km². This state has Ezenwo Wike as its governor and is made up of 23 Local Government Areas.

1. Abua-Odual Local Government Area

History of Abua-Odual Local Government Area

Abua-Odual is a town and a Local Government Area in Rivers state. It has its headquarters in Abua town and has an area of 704km². Abua-Odual was created in 1991 and had a population of 282,988 in the 2006 census.

Location of Abua-Odual Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located in the western part of Rivers. It shares boundaries with Bayelsa state, Ahoada east, Ahoada west, Emohua, Degema and Akuku Toru Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Abua-Odual Local Government Area:

Hon Daniel E.O Daniel

Wards in Abua-Odual Local Government Area

 

Rivers Abua-Odual Abua Iv 4
Rivers Abua-Odual Abua I 1
Rivers Abua-Odual Abua Ii 2
Rivers Abua-Odual Abua Iii 3
Rivers Abua-Odual Agada 9
Rivers Abua-Odual Akani 12
Rivers Abua-Odual Anyu 13
Rivers Abua-Odual Emago-Kugbo 11
Rivers Abua-Odual Emelego 10
Rivers Abua-Odual Emughan I 5
Rivers Abua-Odual Emughan Ii 6
Rivers Abua-Odual Okpeden 8
Rivers Abua-Odual Otapha 7

2. Ahoada East Local Government Area

History of Ahoada East Local Government Area

Ahoada East Local Government Area was created in 1996. It has its headquarters in Ahoada town and has a landmass of 341km².

Location of Ahoada East Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is bounded by Ahoada West, Abua-Odual, Emohua, and Ogba, Egbema, Andoni Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Ahoada East Local Government Area:

Justice Eke

Wards in Ahoada East Local Government Area

Rivers Ahoada East Ahoada Iv 4
Rivers Ahoada East Ahoada I 1
Rivers Ahoada East Ahoada Ii 2
Rivers Ahoada East Ahoada Iii 3
Rivers Ahoada East Akoh I 11
Rivers Ahoada East Akoh Ii 12
Rivers Ahoada East Akoh Iii 13
Rivers Ahoada East Uppata Iii 7
Rivers Ahoada East Uppata Iv 8
Rivers Ahoada East Uppata V 9
Rivers Ahoada East Uppata Vi 10
Rivers Ahoada East Uppata I 5
Rivers Ahoada East Uppata Ii 6

3. Ahoada West Local Government Area

History of Ahoada West Local Government Area

Ahoada West Local Government Area Local Government Area was created in 1996. It was crafted out of the old Ahoada Local Government Area. This Local Government Area has its headquarters in Akinima and is occupied predominantly by farmers, hunters and fishermen.

Location of Ahoada West Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is bounded by Abua-Odual Local Government Area, Ahoada East Local Government Area, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area and Bayelsa.

Chairman of Ahoada West Local Government Area:

Agri Ezekiel Friday

Wards in Ahoada West Local Government Area

Rivers Ahoada West Ediro I 1
Rivers Ahoada West Ediro Ii 2
Rivers Ahoada West Igbuduya I 5
Rivers Ahoada West Igbuduya Ii 6
Rivers Ahoada West Igbuduya Iii 7
Rivers Ahoada West Igbuduya Iv 8
Rivers Ahoada West Joinkrama 3
Rivers Ahoada West Okarki 4
Rivers Ahoada West Ubie I 9
Rivers Ahoada West Ubie Ii 10
Rivers Ahoada West Ubie Iii 11
Rivers Ahoada West Ubie Iv 12

4. Akuku Toru Local Government Area

History of Akuku Toru Local Government Area

Akuku Toru Local Government Area was created in 1990. It is a large Local Government Area of 1,443km² and has its headquarters in Abonnema town.

Location of Akuku Toru Local Government Area

This Local Government Area occupies the southwestern axis of Rivers state. It is bounded by Degema Local Government Area and Abua-Odual Local Government Area.

Chairman of Akuku Toru Local Government Area:

Theodore S. Georgewill

Wards in Akuku Toru Local Government Area

Rivers Akuku Toru Alise Group 13
Rivers Akuku Toru Briggs I 4
Rivers Akuku Toru Briggs Ii 5
Rivers Akuku Toru Briggs Iii 6
Rivers Akuku Toru Georgewill Ii 8
Rivers Akuku Toru Georgewill Iii 7
Rivers Akuku Toru Georgwill Iii 9
Rivers Akuku Toru Jack I 10
Rivers Akuku Toru Jack Ii 11
Rivers Akuku Toru Jack Iii 12
Rivers Akuku Toru Kula I 15
Rivers Akuku Toru Kula Ii 16
Rivers Akuku Toru Manuel I 1
Rivers Akuku Toru Manuel Ii 2
Rivers Akuku Toru Manuel Iii 3
Rivers Akuku Toru North/South Group 17
Rivers Akuku Toru Obonoma 14

5. Andoni Local Government Area

History of Andoni Local Government Area

Andoni Local Government Area was created in 1991 and has its headquarters in Ngo town. With a landmass of 233km² and a population of 311,500 in the 2006 census, Andoni Local Government Area is one of the Local Government Areas in Rivers state with high populations.

Location of Andoni Local Government Area

Andoni Local Government Area is located in the southeastern axis of Rivers state. It is bounded by Bonny Local Government Area, Khana Local Government Area and Opobo Nkoro Local Government Area.

Chairman of Andoni Local Government Area:

Chief Allen Jonah Abbi

Wards in Andoni Local Government Area

Rivers Andoni Agwut-Obolo 3
Rivers Andoni Asarama 9
Rivers Andoni Ataba I 10
Rivers Andoni Ataba Ii 11
Rivers Andoni Ekede 4
Rivers Andoni Ikuru Town 5
Rivers Andoni Ngo Town 1
Rivers Andoni Samanga 8
Rivers Andoni Unyeada I 6
Rivers Andoni Unyeada Ii 7
Rivers Andoni Unyen Gala 2

6. Asari-Toru Local Government Area

History of Asari-Toru Local Government Area

Asari Toru Local Government Area was created in 1989. Prior to its creation, it was a part of the Degema Local Government Area. This Local Government Area has its headquarters in Buguma and has an area of 113km². Asari Toru Local Government Area is occupied by Kalabari speaking people and had a population of 220,100 in 2006.

Location of Asari-Toru Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is bounded by Emohua and Degema Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Asari-Toru Local Government Area:

Wright Warmate

Wards in Asari-Toru Local Government Area

Rivers Asari-Toru Buguma East I 3
Rivers Asari-Toru Buguma East Ii 4
Rivers Asari-Toru Buguma North East 6
Rivers Asari-Toru Buguma South West 5
Rivers Asari-Toru Buguma East West 10
Rivers Asari-Toru Buguma North West Ii 9
Rivers Asari-Toru Buguma North West I 8
Rivers Asari-Toru Buguma South 1
Rivers Asari-Toru Buguma South East 2
Rivers Asari-Toru Buguma West 7
Rivers Asari-Toru Isia Group I 11
Rivers Asari-Toru Isia Group Ii 12
Rivers Asari-Toru West Cental Group 13

7. Bonny Local Government Area

History of Bonny Local Government Area

Bonny is an island as well as an LGA in Rivers state. It is also an oil rich Local Government Area. Bonny Local Government Area houses the Largest LNG Gas Plant in Nigeria and has a landmass of 654.60km².

Location of Bonny Local Government Area

Bonny Local Government Area is located in the southern axis of Rivers state. It is bordered by Okrika, Degema, Ogu, Gokana, and Andoni Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Bonny Local Government Area:

Simon Hart

Wards in Bonny Local Government Area

Rivers Bonny Ward I Oro-Igwe 1
Rivers Bonny Ward Ii Court/ Ada Allison 2
Rivers Bonny Ward Iii Dan Jumbo/ Beresiri 8
Rivers Bonny Ward Iii Orosiriri 3
Rivers Bonny Ward Iv New Layout 4
Rivers Bonny Ward Ix Nanabie 9
Rivers Bonny Ward V Finima 5
Rivers Bonny Ward Vi Abalamabie 6
Rivers Bonny Ward Vii Dema Abbey 7
Rivers Bonny Ward X Oloma Ayaminima 10
Rivers Bonny Ward Xi Peterside 11
Rivers Bonny Ward Xii Kalaibiama 12

8. Degema Local Government Area

History of Degema Local Government Area

Degema Local Government Area is one of the oldest Local Government Areas in Rivers state. It was created in 1962 and has its headquarters in Degema town. Degema Local Government Area is quite big, it has an area of 1,011km² and a population of 249,773 in the 2006 census.

Location of Degema Local Government Area

Degema is bordered by Bonny Local Government Area, Akuku Toru Local Government Area, Okrika Local Government Area, Asari Toru Local Government Area and Port Harcourt Local Government Area.

Chairman of Degema Local Government Area:

Ombo Benibo

Wards in Degema Local Government Area

Rivers Degema Bakana Vi 6
Rivers Degema Bakana I 1
Rivers Degema Bakana Ii 2
Rivers Degema Bakana Iii 3
Rivers Degema Bakana Iv 4
Rivers Degema Bakana V 5
Rivers Degema Bille 16
Rivers Degema Bukuma 15
Rivers Degema Degema I 11
Rivers Degema Degema Ii 12
Rivers Degema Degema Iii 13
Rivers Degema Ke/Old Bakana 17
Rivers Degema Obuama 14
Rivers Degema Tomble I 7
Rivers Degema Tomble Ii 8
Rivers Degema Tomble Iii 9
Rivers Degema Tomble Iv 10

9. Eleme Local Government Area

History of Eleme Local Government Area

Eleme is one of the most known Local Government Areas in Rivers state. It was created in 1996, is occupied majorly by the Eleme people and has the Eleme language as its dominant language. Eleme is an oil-rich Local Government Area and has a landmass of 138km².

Location of Eleme Local Government Area

Eleme Local Government Area is bounded by Oyigbo, Obio/Akpor, Tai, Okrika and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Eleme Local Government Area:

Obarilomate Ollor

Wards in Eleme Local Government Area

Rivers Eleme Agbonchia 8
Rivers Eleme Akpajo 9
Rivers Eleme Alesa 1
Rivers Eleme Aleto 10
Rivers Eleme Alode 2
Rivers Eleme Ebubu 4
Rivers Eleme Ekporo 5
Rivers Eleme Eteo 6
Rivers Eleme Ogale 3
Rivers Eleme Onne 7

10. Emohua Local Government Area

History of Emohua Local Government Area

Emohua Local Government Area was created in 1991. It has its headquarters in Emohua town and has a landmass of 831km². This Local Government Area had a population of 201,901 in 2006 and has farming as the major occupation of its indigenes.

Location of Emohua Local Government Area

Emohua Local Government Area stretches from the middle of Rivers state to the northern axis of Rivers. It is bounded by Ogba/ Edbema/ Ndoni, Ahoada east, Abua-Odual, Asari Toru, Degema, Ikwere, and Obio/ Akpor Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Emohua Local Government Area:

Mrs Ngozi Omeriji

Wards in Emohua Local Government Area

Rivers Emohua Egbeda 11
Rivers Emohua Elele Alimini 9
Rivers Emohua Emohua Ii 4
Rivers Emohua Emohua I 3
Rivers Emohua Ibaa 6
Rivers Emohua Obelle 5
Rivers Emohua Odegu I 13
Rivers Emohua Odegu Ii 14
Rivers Emohua Ogbakiri I 1
Rivers Emohua Ogbakiri Ii 2
Rivers Emohua Omudioga/ Akpadu 10
Rivers Emohua Rumuekpe 8
Rivers Emohua Rundele 7
Rivers Emohua Ubimini 12

11. Etche Local Government Area

History of Etche Local Government Area

Etche Local Government Area is occupied by the Etche people. It is one of the fairly large Local Government Areas in Rivers state. Etche Local Government Area has a landmass of 805km² and had a population of 351,200 in the 2006 census.

Location of Etche Local Government Area

Etche occupies the northeastern axis of Rivers state. It is bounded by Ikwerre, Oyigbo and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Etche Local Government Area:

Gift Anyalebechi

Wards in Etche Local Government Area

Rivers Etche Afara 1
Rivers Etche Akpoku/Umuoye 16
Rivers Etche Akwa/Odogwa 15
Rivers Etche Egbu 2
Rivers Etche Egwi/Opiro 6
Rivers Etche Igbo I 3
Rivers Etche Igbo Ii 4
Rivers Etche Igbo Iii 5
Rivers Etche Igbodo 14
Rivers Etche Mba 18
Rivers Etche Ndashi 17
Rivers Etche Nihi 7
Rivers Etche Obibi/Akwukabi 9
Rivers Etche Obite 10
Rivers Etche Odufor 8
Rivers Etche Okehi 11
Rivers Etche Owu 19
Rivers Etche Ozuzu 12
Rivers Etche Ulakwo 13

12. Gokana Local Government Area

History of Gokana Local Government Area

Gokana Local Government Area was created in 1991. It has its headquarters in kpor town. This Local Government Area is made up of 16 towns and has the Ogoni language as its dominant language. Gokana Local Government Area has a landmass of 126km² and a population of 228,828 in the 2006 census.

Location of Gokana Local Government Area

Gokana Local Government Area is bounded by Khana, Ogu, Bonny, and Tai Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Gokana Local Government Area:

Loius Alawa

Wards in Gokana Local Government Area

Rivers Gokana B-Dere 4
Rivers Gokana Bera 17
Rivers Gokana Biara I 12
Rivers Gokana Biara Ii 13
Rivers Gokana Bodo I 1
Rivers Gokana Bodo Ii 2
Rivers Gokana Bodo Iii 3
Rivers Gokana Bomu I 7
Rivers Gokana Bomu Ii 8
Rivers Gokana Derken/Deeyor/Nweribiara 14
Rivers Gokana K-Dere I 5
Rivers Gokana K-Dere Ii 6
Rivers Gokana Kpor/Lewe/Gbe 9
Rivers Gokana Mogho 10
Rivers Gokana Nweol/Gioko/Barako 11
Rivers Gokana Yeghe I 15
Rivers Gokana Yeghe Ii 16

13. Ikwerre Local Government Area

History of Ikwerre Local Government Area

Ikwerre is one of the most dominant Local Government Areas in River state. It was created in 1991 and has its headquarters in Isiokpor town. Ikwerre Local Government Area is occupied majorly by the Ikwerre people and has an area of 1,380km².

Location of Ikwerre Local Government Area

Ikwerre Local Government Area stretches form the middle of Rivers state to the northern axis of the state. It is bounded by Emohua, Etche and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Ikwerre Local Government Area:

Nwoziri Chukwuemeka

Wards in Ikwerre Local Government Area

Rivers Ikwerre Aluu 13
Rivers Ikwerre Apani 6
Rivers Ikwerre Elele I 3
Rivers Ikwerre Elele Ii 4
Rivers Ikwerre Igwuruta 12
Rivers Ikwerre Isiokpo I 1
Rivers Ikwerre Isiokpo Ii 2
Rivers Ikwerre Omademe/Ipo 10
Rivers Ikwerre Omagwa 9
Rivers Ikwerre Omerelu 5
Rivers Ikwerre Ozuaha 11
Rivers Ikwerre Ubima 8
Rivers Ikwerre Umuanwa 7

14. Khana Local Government Area

History of Khana Local Government Area

Khana Local Government Area was created in 1992. It is occupied by the Ogoni people and has its headquarters in Bori. According to the 2006 census, Khana Local Government Area has a population of 294,217. It also has a landmass of 560km².

Location of Khana Local Government Area

Khana Local Government Area is bounded by Gokana Local Government Area, Opobo Nkoro Local Government Area, Tai Local Government Area, Oyigbo Local Government Area and Andoni Local Government Area.

Chairman of Khana Local Government Area:

Barida Nsaanee

Wards in Khana Local Government Area

Rivers Khana Baen/Kpean/Duburo 18
Rivers Khana Bane 10
Rivers Khana Bargha 7
Rivers Khana Beeri 9
Rivers Khana Bori 1
Rivers Khana Boue 13
Rivers Khana Gwara/Kaa/Eeken 15
Rivers Khana Kaani 6
Rivers Khana Kono/Kwawa 11
Rivers Khana Llueku/Nyokuru 3
Rivers Khana Lorre/Luebe/Kpaa 19
Rivers Khana Okwali 5
Rivers Khana Opuoko/Kalaoko 16
Rivers Khana Sii/Betem/Kbaabbe 17
Rivers Khana Sogho 4
Rivers Khana Taabaa 8
Rivers Khana Uegwere 14
Rivers Khana Wiiyaa Kara 12
Rivers Khana Zaakpori 2

15. Obio/Akpor Local Government Area

History of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area

Obio/Akpor is a small but very densely populated Local Government Area in Rivers state. It is indigeneous to the Ikwerre people and is one of the riches Local Government Areas in Rivers state. Obio/ Akpor Local Government Area houses one of the campuses of the University of Port Harcourt and is also and oil rich Local Government Area.

Location of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is bounded by Ikwere Local Government Area, Etche Local Government Area, Oyigbo Local Government Area, Port Harcourt Local Government Area, Degema Local Government Area, and Eleme Local Government Area.

Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area:

Hon Innocent Paddy Wali

Wards in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area

Rivers Obio/Akpor Choba 15
Rivers Obio/Akpor Elelenwo (3b) 5
Rivers Obio/Akpor Oro-Igwe 1
Rivers Obio/Akpor Ozuoba/Ogbogoro 16
Rivers Obio/Akpor Rukpoku 14
Rivers Obio/Akpor Rumueme (7a) 9
Rivers Obio/Akpor Rumueme (7b) 10
Rivers Obio/Akpor Rumueme (7c) 11
Rivers Obio/Akpor Rumuigbo (8a) 12
Rivers Obio/Akpor Rumukwuta (8b) 13
Rivers Obio/Akpor Rumuodara 2
Rivers Obio/Akpor Rumuodomaya (3a) 4
Rivers Obio/Akpor Rumuokoro 7
Rivers Obio/Akpor Rumuokwu (2b) 3
Rivers Obio/Akpor Rumuolumeni 17
Rivers Obio/Akpor Rumuomasi 8
Rivers Obio/Akpor Worji 6

16. Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area

History of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area

This Local Government Area comprises of many riverine communities and has its headquarters in Omoku town. It was created in 1991 and has an area of 1,621km².

Location of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area

This Local Government Area occupies the northwest axis of Rivers state.

Chairman of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area:

Barr Osi Olisa

Wards in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area

Rivers Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Egbema I 13
Rivers Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Egbema Ii 14
Rivers Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Egi I 9
Rivers Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Egi Ii 10
Rivers Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Egi Iii 11
Rivers Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Egi Iv 12
Rivers Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Igburu 8
Rivers Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Ndoni I 15
Rivers Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Ndoni Ii 16
Rivers Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Ndoni Iii 17
Rivers Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Omoku Town I 1
Rivers Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Omoku Town Ii 2
Rivers Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Omoku Town Iv (Usomini) 4
Rivers Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Omoku Town V 5
Rivers Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Omuku Town (Obieti) 3
Rivers Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Usomini I (North) 6
Rivers Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Usomini Ii (South) 7

17. Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area

History of Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area

Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area has its headquarters in Ogu town. It was created in 1996 and is occupied by the Ogu people. This Local Government Area has a landmass of 89km² and has Unity, Service, and Development as its motto.

Location of Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area

Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area is bounded by Gokana Local Government Area, Okrika Local Government Area and Bonny Local Government Area.

Chairman of Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area:

Mrs Daisy Tamunoene

Wards in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area

Rivers Ogu/Bolo Bolo Iv 10
Rivers Ogu/Bolo Bolo I 7
Rivers Ogu/Bolo Bolo Ii 8
Rivers Ogu/Bolo Bolo Iii 9
Rivers Ogu/Bolo Ele 12
Rivers Ogu/Bolo Ogu I 1
Rivers Ogu/Bolo Ogu Ii 2
Rivers Ogu/Bolo Ogu Iii 3
Rivers Ogu/Bolo Ogu Iv 4
Rivers Ogu/Bolo Ogu V 5
Rivers Ogu/Bolo Ogu Vi 6
Rivers Ogu/Bolo Wakama 11

18. Okrika Local Government Area

History of Okrika Local Government Area

Okrika is an LGA in Rivers that comprises of many fishing communities. It has its capital in the town of Okrika and is occupied by the Ijaw people. This Local Government Area houses quite a number of the industries in Rivers state, one of them is Nestoil plc.

Location of Okrika Local Government Area

Okrika Local Government Area is bounded by Eleme Local Government Area, Bonny Local Government Area, Degema Local Government Area, Port Harcourt Local Government Area, Tai Local Government Area and Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area.

Chairman of Okrika Local Government Area:

Wilson David Alabere

Wards in Okrika Local Government Area

Rivers Okrika Kalio 9
Rivers Okrika Ogan 8
Rivers Okrika Ogoloma I 10
Rivers Okrika Ogoloma Ii 11
Rivers Okrika Ogoloma Iii 12
Rivers Okrika Okrika I 1
Rivers Okrika Okrika Ii 2
Rivers Okrika Okrika Iii 3
Rivers Okrika Okrika Iv 4
Rivers Okrika Okrika V 5
Rivers Okrika Okrika Vi 6
Rivers Okrika Okrika Vii 7

19. Omuma Local Government Area

History of Omuma Local Government Area

Omuma is an LGA in Rivers state that is dominated by people of Igbo origin. It was created in 1999 and has its headquarters in Eberi town.

Location of Omuma Local Government Area

Omuma Local Government Area is surrounded by Etche Local Government Area.

Wards in Omuma Local Government Area

Rivers Omuma Ariraniiri/Owu-Ahia Community 2
Rivers Omuma Eberi-Dikeomuuo Community 1
Rivers Omuma Obibi/Ajuloke Community 9
Rivers Omuma Obiohia Community 3
Rivers Omuma Ofeh Community 6
Rivers Omuma Ohimogho Community 4
Rivers Omuma Oyoro 5
Rivers Omuma Umuajuloke Community 10
Rivers Omuma Umuogba I Community 7
Rivers Omuma Umuogba Ii Community 8

20. Opobo/Nekoro Local Government Area

History of Opobo/Nekoro Local Government Area

Opobo/ Nekoro Local Government Area has its headquarters in Opobo town.  It is both

a town and Local Government Area in Rivers state.

Location of Opobo/Nekoro Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is bounded by Andoni and Khana Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Opobo/Nekoro Local Government Area:

Datubo Pepple

Wards in Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area

Rivers Opobo/Nekoro Dappaye Ama-Kiri I 5
Rivers Opobo/Nekoro Dappaye Ama-Kiri Ii 6
Rivers Opobo/Nekoro Diepiri 3
Rivers Opobo/Nekoro Jaja 7
Rivers Opobo/Nekoro Kalaibiama I 1
Rivers Opobo/Nekoro Kalaibiama Ii 2
Rivers Opobo/Nekoro Nkoro I 9
Rivers Opobo/Nekoro Nkoro Ii 10
Rivers Opobo/Nekoro Nkoro Iii 11
Rivers Opobo/Nekoro Queens Town Kalama 8
Rivers Opobo/Nekoro Ukonu 4

21. Oyigbo Local Government Area

History of Oyigbo Local Government Area

Oyigbo Local Government Area, also known as Obigbo Local Government Area was created in 1991. It houses Shell Petroleum Development Company and is occupied majorly by the Igbo people.

Location of Oyigbo Local Government Area

Oyigbo occupies the eastern axis of Rivers state.

Chairman of Oyigbo Local Government Area:

Gbali Chisom

Wards in Oyigbo Local Government Area

Rivers Oyigbo Asa 7
Rivers Oyigbo Azuogu 5
Rivers Oyigbo Komkom 10
Rivers Oyigbo Obeakpu 2
Rivers Oyigbo Obete 6
Rivers Oyigbo Ogberu 3
Rivers Oyigbo Okoloma 1
Rivers Oyigbo Oyigba West 8
Rivers Oyigbo Oyigbo Central 9
Rivers Oyigbo Umuagbai 4

22. Port Harcourt Local Government Area

History of Port Harcourt Local Government Area

Port Harcourt Local Government Area is the most developed Local Government Area in Rivers s ate. It houses the Rivers State University and has its headquarters in Port Harcourt City.

Location of Port Harcourt Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is bounded by Degema Local Government Area, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Eleme Local Government Area and Okrika Local Government Area.

Chairman of Port Harcourt Local Government Area:

Christian Chiokwa

Wards in Port Harcourt Local Government Area

Rivers Port Harcourt Abuloma/Amadi-Ama 20
Rivers Port Harcourt Diobu 17
Rivers Port Harcourt Elekahia 19
Rivers Port Harcourt Mgbundukwu (One) 14
Rivers Port Harcourt Mgbundukwu (Two) 15
Rivers Port Harcourt Nkpolu Oroworukwo 10
Rivers Port Harcourt Nkpolu Oroworukwo Two 18
Rivers Port Harcourt Ochiri/Rumukalagbor 8
Rivers Port Harcourt Ogbunabali 4
Rivers Port Harcourt Oroabali 3
Rivers Port Harcourt Orogbum 2
Rivers Port Harcourt Oromineke/Ezimgbu 1
Rivers Port Harcourt Oroworukwo 9
Rivers Port Harcourt Port Harcourt Township 5
Rivers Port Harcourt Port Harcourt Township Vi 6
Rivers Port Harcourt Port Harcourt Vii 7
Rivers Port Harcourt Rumuobiekwe Ward 16
Rivers Port Harcourt Rumuwoji (One) 11
Rivers Port Harcourt Rumuwoji (Three) 13
Rivers Port Harcourt Rumuwoji (Two) 12

23. Tai Local Government Area

History of Tai Local Government Area

Tai Local Government Area was created in 1996 and is occupied by the Ogoni people. It is an oil rich Local Government Area and covers an area of 159km².

Location of Tai Local Government Area

Tai Local Government Area is bordered by Eleme, Gokana, Khana, and Oyigbo Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Tai Local Government Area:

Bob Uelor Nkue

Wards in Tai Local Government Area

Rivers Tai Ward I (Botem/Gbeneo) 1
Rivers Tai Ward Ii (Kpite) 2
Rivers Tai Ward Iii (Korokoro) 3
Rivers Tai Ward Iv Koroma/Horo 4
Rivers Tai Ward Ix Nanabie 9
Rivers Tai Ward V (Kira/Borobara) 5
Rivers Tai Ward Vi (Gio/Kporghor/Gbam) 6
Rivers Tai Ward Vii (Nonwa) 7
Rivers Tai Ward Viii (Barryira/Bara-Ale/Sime) 8
Rivers Tai Ward X (Ban-Ogoi) 10

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