Okigwe

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

Okigwe local government area is found in Imo state, South-east geopolitical enclave of Nigeria and is made up of towns and villages such as Aro-okigwe, Ope, Umuka, Umuokpara, Otanzu, Ihube, Amuro, and Umulolo. The estimated population of Okigwe LGA is put at 202,461 inhabitants with the area mostly populated by members of the Igbo ethnic group. The Igbo language is commonly spoken in the area while the religion of Christianity is widely practiced in the area. Popular landmarks in Okigwe LGA include the Federal Government College Okigwe.


GEOGRAPHY OF OKIGWE

Okigwe LGA has an average humidity level of 27 degrees centigrade with a very hilly terrain. The LGA witnesses two major seasons which are the dry and the rainy seasons with. There are a number of rivers and streams in Okigwe LGA with the average humidity level in the area put at 59 percent.


ECONOMY OF OKIGWE

Trade flourishes in Okigwe LGA with the area hosting several markets such as the Okigwe main market and the Okigwe Regional cattle market. The LGA also has a vibrant agricultural sector with the area known for the cultivation of a number of crops such as yam, cassava and cocoyam. A number of hotels, banks, industries, restaurants, as well as government institutions are found in Okigwe LGA.


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