Ovia Northeast local government area is found in Edo state, South-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The headquarters of the LGA are in the town of Okada and the LGA is made up of several towns and villages which include Uhen, Okada, Ofunmwengbe, Uhiere, Isiuwa, Addor, Oluku, Iguoshodin and Utoka. The LGA has an estimated population of 369,042 inhabitants with the area primarily populated by members of different tribal affiliations such as the Ijaw and Bini ethnic groups. Popular festivals held in Ovia Northeast LGA include the New Yam festival while the notable landmarks in the LGA include the Igbinedion University, Okada and the Okomu oil palm company.
Ovia Northeast LGA occupies a total area of 2,301 square kilometres and has an average temperature of 28 degrees centigrade. The LGA witnesses two distinct seasons which are the dry and the rainy seasons with the average humidity level in the LGA put at 52 percent.
Agriculture is an important economic activity in Ovia Northeast LGA with crops such as oil palm, banana, plantain, sugarcane, cassava, and maize. The LGA also hosts industries, hotels, banks, privately owned institutions as well as government owned establishments. Other important economic activities in Ovia Northeast LGA include trade, lumbering, and crafts making.
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