Tai

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

Tai local government area is situated in Rivers state, South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The headquarters of the LGA are in the town of Saakpenwa and the area is made up of several towns and villages such as Kporghor, Gio, Koroma, Kpite, Kira, Gbam, Horo, Botem, and Kebara. The estimated population of Tai LGA is put at 194,732 inhabitants with the area majorly inhabited by members of the Ogoni ethnic group. The Tee and Ban languages are commonly spoken in Tai LGA while the religions of Christianity and traditionalism are widely practiced in the area. The paramount traditional ruler in Tai LGA is the Gbene Mene Tai.


GEOGRAPHY OF TAI

Tai LGA covers an estimated total area of 159 square kilometres and has an average temperature of 25 degrees centigrade. The LGA is home to a number of streams and rivers with the average humidity level in the area put at 73 percent.


ECONOMY OF TAI

Tai LGA hassubstantial deposits of crude oil and natural gas and plays host to a number of oil minin companies. Farming also blossoms in the LGA with the area known for the cultivation of a variety of crops which include banana, plantain, cassava, and vegetables. Other important economic activities that take place in Tai LGA include fishing, wood carving, and the making of canoes and fishing nets.

HISTORY OF TAI

Tai LGA was created in the year 1996.


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