Obanliku

About Obanliku Local Government Area (L.G.A)

Obanliku local government area is found in Cross River state, South-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria with the headquarters of the LGA in the town of Sankwala. Towns and villages that make Up Obanliku LGA include Utanga, Sankwala, Busi, Basang, Bendi, Bebi, Bishiri, and Amana. The estimated population of Obanliku LGA is put at 164,903 inhabitants with the area mostly inhabited by members of the Becheve ethnic group. The Becheve language is commonly spoken in the LGA while the religion of Christianity is widely practiced in the area. Popular festivals held in Obanliku LGA include the New Yam Festival.


GEOGRAPHY OF OBANLIKU

Obanliku LGA covers a total area of 1,057 square kilometres and has a number of rivers and streams flowing through its territory. The LGA has a number of mountains and hills and boasts an average temperature of 24 degrees centigrade. The average humidity level in Obanliku LGA is put at 80 percent.


ECONOMY OF OBANLIKU

Trade flourishes in Obanliku LGA with the area hosting several markets such as the Sankwala and Bendi Central markets. The area also has a rich agricultural heritage with a variety of food and cash crops grown in the LGA. Other important economic activities of the people of Obanliku LGA include fishing and crafts making.

HISTORY OF OBANLIKU

Obanliku LGA was created on the 27th of August, 1991.                


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