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

Ukwuani local government area is found in Delta state, South-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria with the hadquarters of the area in Obiaruku. The LGA is made up of several towns and villages which include Obinomba, Obiaruku, Umutu, Umukwata, Akoku, Amai, Eziokpor, Obiarumu, and Ebedei. The estimated population of Ukwuani LGA is put at 212,334 inhabitants with the area predominantly occupied by members of the Ndokwa ethnic group. The Ndokwa language is commonly spoken in the LGA while the religions of Christianity and traditionalism are widely practiced in the area. Festivals celebrated in Ukwuani LGA include the Obianuku Ikenga festival while the paramount traditional ruler in Ukwuani LGA is the Okpala Uku of Ukwuani. Notable landmarks in Ukwuani LGA include the St. George Grammar School Obinomba.


Ukwuani LGA has an average temperature of 25 degrees centigrade with the area hosting a number of rivers, streams, and creeks. The average humidity level in the LGA is put at 74 percent while total precipitation is at an estimated 3050 mm of rainfall per annum.


Trade is an important economic activity in Ukwuani LGA with the area hosting several markets such as the Umutu ultra- modern market where a variety of commodities are bought and sold. Fishing also booms in Ukwuani LGA with the area’s water bodies being rich in seafood. Other important economic activities engaged in by the people of Ukwuani LGA include farming, lumbering, and wood carving.


Ukwuani LGA was created on the 4th of December 1996 from the Ndokwa west LGA.

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