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

Udu local government area is in Delta state, South-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The headquarters of the LGA are in the town of Otor-udu. The LGA is made up of several towns and villages which include Ovwian, Egiegi, Igbogidi, Opete, Enerhen, Aladja, Ohwiase and Ujevwu. The LGA has an estimated population of 185,735 inhabitants with the area primarily occupied by members of the Urhobo ethnic configuration. The Urhobo language is commonly spoken in the LGA while the religion of Christianity is widely practiced in the area. The paramount traditional ruler in Udu LGA is known as the Ovie of Udu kingdom while the notable landmarks in the area include the Delta Steel Company, Aladja and the Shell gas plant Otor-Udu.


Udu LGA has an average temperature of 25 degrees centigrade while the warri River flows through the area. The LGA has a number of other rivers and streams flowing through its territory with the area also hosting substantial forest reserves.


Udu LGA is rich in deposits of minerals such as rubber, silica, as well as crude oil and natural gas with the area hosting a number of oil mining firms. Trade also flourishes in the area with the LGA hosting several markets such as the Udu main market where a variety of commodities are bought and sold. Other important enterprises undertaken by the people of Udu LGA include fishing, farming, and lumbering.

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