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

Okrika local government area is found in Rivers state, South-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The LGA is made up of several towns and villages which include Ele, Isaka, Koniju, Obumolon, Ogu, Ogolome, Bolo, Ogbogbo, Dikiboama, and Dankiri. The estimated population of Okrika LGA is put at 284,710 inhabitants with the area mostly inhabited by members of the Ijaw and Kalabari ethnic divisions. The Ijaw language is one of the spoken languages in Okrika LGA while the religion of Christianity is widely practiced in the area. The Amayanabo of Okrika is the paramount traditional ruler in the area while the notable landmarks in the LGA include the Fenibeso shrine and the St. Peters Cathedral.


Okrika LGA has an estimated elevation of 450 metres above sea level with an average temperature of 25 degrees centigrade. The LGA lies close to the Bonny River with the average humidity level in the LGA put at 81 percent. Okrika LGA witnesses two distinct seasons which are the dry and the rainy seasons with the LGA hosting several rivers and tributaries.


Okrika LGA is rich in deposits of crude oil and natural gas with the activities of oil mining and refining companies contributing immensely to the economy of the area. Fishing is also a popular economic activity in Okrika LGA with the area’s many rivers and tributaries being rich in sea food. Farming is another occupation undertaken by people of Okrika LGA with the area known for the cultivation of several crops which include cassava, oil palm, yam, and plantain.                                                  

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