Oyigbo local government area is domiciled in Rivers state, South-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria with its headquarters in the town of Afam. The LGA is made up of towns, villages, and districts such as Obeama, Azusogu, Okoloma, Umuosi, Mgboji, Egberu, Okponta, Afaukwu, and Ndoki. The current estimated population of Oyigbo LGA is put at 209,841 inhabitants with the area hosting members of the Obigbo sub-division of the Igbo ethnic group. The Obigbo dialect is commonly spoken in theLGA while the religions of Christianity and traditionalism are extensively practiced in the area. The paramount traditional ruler in Oyigbo LGA is the Eze of Oyigbo while the prominent festivals held in the LGA include the Ekpe masquerade festival.
Oyigbo LGA has an average temperature of 25 degrees centigrade with the area hosting several rivers and tributaries. The average humidity level in the LGA is 79 percent while the average wind speed in the area is put at 12 km/h.
Oyigbo LGA is rich in deposits of crude oil and natural gas with the area hosting several oil mining corporations which contribute to the economy of the area. The LGA is a hub for fishing with the rivers and tributaries that constitute the area’s hydrosphere being rich in seafood. Other important economic activities in Oyigbo LGA include farming, trade, and crafts making.
Oyigbo LGA was created in the year 1991.
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