Eleme

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

Eleme local government area is situated in Rivers state, Southsouth geopolitical zone of Nigeria with the headquarters of the LGA in the town of Ogale. The towns and villages that make up Eleme LGA include Nchia, Akpajo, Alode, Ebubu, Onne, Eteo, Alesa, and Aleto. The population of Eleme LGA is estimated at 174,612 inhabitants with the most populous ethnic division in the area being the Eleme ethnic sub-division. The Nchia and Odido dialects of the Eleme language are commonly spoken in Eleme LGA while Christianity is the widely practiced religions. The Oneh Eh of Eleme is the traditional administrator of the LGA.


GEOGRAPHY OF ELEME

Eleme LGA covers a total area of 138 square kilometres with the LGA consisting of several rivers and tributaries. The total annual precipitation of the LGA is 3,250 mm of rainfall while the average temperature of the area is put at 25 degrees centigrade.


ECONOMY OF ELEME

Eleme LGA has enormous reserves of crude oil and natural gas and the area is home to one of Nigeria’s four major refineries. The area also hosts the Onne seaport which is a hub for the movement of a variety of cargoes. Fishing is also an important economic activity in Eleme local government area as the area’s many rivers are rich in seafood. Other key economic enterprises undertaken by the inhabitants of Eleme LGA include the Farming and trade.

HISTORY OF ELEME

Eleme local government area was created in the year 1996.    


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