Local governments in Anambra state and their towns

Local governments in Anambra state and their towns

Local governments provide services to the population in the areas of education, culture, health care, social welfare, public parks, water supply, and sewage. All of them operate by decrees which are supplementing national laws and approved by the Ministry of Internal Affairs. This post will tell you about local governments in Anambra state and their towns. Below is all the information you need to know. Keep reading and find all the answers to your questions.

Local governments in Anambra state and their towns

Local government in Anambra state

Do you know how many local government in Anambra state? Their total number is 21. Below we will tell you more about each of them.

1. Aguata Local G

overnment Area

  • Short description: Aguata LGA is headquartered in AGUATA and is one of the existing 21 LGAs of the state, it includes the following towns: Achina, AguluezeChukwu, Akpo, Amesi, Ekwuluobia, Ezinifite, Igbo-Ukwu, Isuofia, Uga, Umuchu, Nkpologwu, Oraeri, Isuanaoma, Umuona, and Ikenga fall.
  • Business information: Aguata Local government is one of three tiers of the government. It is the Chairman who is the head of the Local Government, which also have elected Councilors. This local government area primary purpose is to help in the economic and social development of the communities or areas in their jurisdiction. They receive allocations from the state and also collect revenues from their rural areas under their administration.
  • Type of government: Local Government
  • Chairman: Honourable Chukwuma Umeoji
  • Total area: 195 km2 (75 sq mi)
  • Total population (2006): 370,172
  • Density: 1898/km2 (4920/sq mi)
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (WAT)
  • Postal code: 422xxx
  • Area code(s): 046
  • Website: http://www.anambrastate.gov.ng/local-government/aguta
  • Number of districts: 13 (Achina, Agulueze-Chukwu, Akpu, Amesi, Ekwulobia, Ezinifite, Igbo-Ukwu, Ikenga, Isuofia, Nkpologwu, Ora-Eri, Uga, Umuchu)
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2. Anambra East Local Government Area

  • Short description: Anambra East Local Government Area is located in the town of Otuocha which is one of the 21 LGAs in the state, and the towns that make up the LG are Umueri, Aguleri, Otuocha, Enugwu-Aguleri, Eziagulu-Otu, Enugwu-Otu, Anam, Igbariam, Nando & Nsugbe.
  • Business information: The towns and villages in Anambra East Local Government Area are well noted for the abundance of unexplored oil deposits. The LGA comprises of LG Chairman, Councillors, and other elects who are responsible for the allocated towns and associated villages in the areas of development, and grassroots administration.
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (WAT)
  • Number of districts: 10 (Aguleri, Otuocha, Enugwu-Aguleri, Eziagulu-Otu, Enugwu-Otu, Anam, Igbariam, Nando, Nsugbe, Umueri (Umuleri)
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3. Anambra West Local Government Area

  • Short description: Anambra West LGA is domiciled at the town of Nzam, one of the 21 LGAs in the state with the composition of the following towns of Ezianam, Ifite-Anam, Nzam, Olumbanasa, Oroma-Etiti, Umueze-Anam & Umuenwelum-Anam, which is under the council administration.
  • Business information: The towns under the jurisdiction of the Anambra West LGA/ under the administration of the council is overseen by the LGA acting chairman who is the head and other members of the local government council such as the Councillors and others. And they are focused on the activities which relate to the issues of the local community. The towns in this LG areas are also noted well for their rich, untapped oil deposits and farming activities due to their fertile land.
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (WAT)
  • Number of districts: 8 (Umuikwu-Anam, Nzam, Ezianam, Ifite-Anam, Olumbanasa, Oroma-Etiti, Umueze-Anam, Umuenwelum-Anam)
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4. Anaocha Local Government Area

  • Short description: Anaocha LGA headquarters is in the town of Neni and one of the 21 LGAs of the state, and the towns that make up the LGA are Neni, Adazi-Enu, Adazi-Nnukwu, Agulu, Aguluzigbo, Ichida, Obeledu, Nri and other.
  • Business information: The Anaocha Local Government Area is a conglomeration of 10 towns and many villages, and the chairman under the administration is responsible for the community grassroots development and other matters that relate to Anambra State government lowest levels administration.
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (WAT)
  • Number of districts: 10 (Ichida, Akwaeze, Neni, Adazi-Enu, Adazi-Ani, Adazi-Nnukwu, Agulu, Aguluzigbo, Obeledu, and Nri)
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5. Awka North Local Government Area

  • Short description: Awka North Local Government Area has its headquarters at Achalla Town. Such towns as Achalla, Amansea, Amanuke, Ebenebe, Isu-Aniocha, Mgbakwu, Ugbene, Ugbu-Enu, and Ukum made up the LG.
  • Business information: Awka North is one of the Local Government Areas in Anambra State Nigeria and comprises of the Chairman who oversees the affairs of the council as well as other elects who were appointed in order to work as a team in the development of the towns and villages in the designated local government jurisdiction.
  • Total population (2006): 112,608
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (WAT)
  • Number of districts: 9 (Achalla, Amansea, Amanuke, Ebenebe, Isu-Aniocha, Mgbakwu, Ugbene, Ugbu-Enu, Ukum)
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6. Awka South Local Government Area

  • Short description: Awka South LGA is at Awka Town and comprises the towns of Amawbia, Ifite-Akwa, Ezinato, Ishiagu, Mbaukwu, Nibo, Nise, Okpuno, Umuawulu, under its administration.
  • Business information: The Local Government Area secretariat can be located at the headquarter which is Awka Town. Awka South Local Government Areas is one of the administrative division of the State of Anambra which is in the lowest (grassroots) level.
  • Total population (2006): 18,049
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (WAT)
  • Number of districts: 9 (Amawbia, Awka-Ifite, Ezinato, Isiagu, Mbaukwu, Nibo, Nise, Okpuno, Umuawulu)
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7. Ayamelum Local Government Area

  • Short description: Ayamelum LGA is situated in the town of Anaku, and is amongst the existing 21 LGAs in the state.
  • Business information: The Ayamelum Local Government Area is known for its fertile arable lands used for commercialized agricultural activities. The government administration of the council of Ayamelum LGA plays an important role for the communities/towns that it made up through the coordination of the Chairman and its Councillors allocated to various wards in the LGA.
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (WAT)
  • Number of districts: 8 (Anaku, Umumbo, Umueje, Omasi, Omor, Igbakwu, Umuerum, and Ifite Ogwari)
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8. Dunukofia Local Government Area

  • Short description: Dunukofia LGA is one of the 21 LGAs of the state and the following towns: Ukpo, Nawgu, Ifite-Dunu, Ukwulu, Umudioka, and Umunachi make up the LGA.
  • Business information: Dunukofia Local Government Area consists of 6 towns under its jurisdiction and is administered by the current incumbent Chairman of the council. The activities and development of the towns and villages in the local government council have been made accessible through the Councillors which are divided into different wards for the better representative of each community.
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (WAT)
  • Number of districts: 6 (Ukpo, Ifite-Dunu, Ukwulu, Nawgu, Umudioka, Umunachi)
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9. Ekwusigo Local Government Area

  • Short description: Ekwusigo LGA is headquartered in Ozubulu and serves as one of the 21 existing councils of the state and the towns of Ozubulu, Oraifite, Ichi and Ihembosi are the components of the council.
  • Business information: Ekwusigo Local Government Area is one of the grassroots level government in Anambra state which is comprised of 4 towns as well as many other villages and communities that made it up. The main aim for the LGA Chairman and its elects is to make sure that the communities under its jurisdiction are developed socially and economically and have access to the incentives and more allocated to them.
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (WAT)
  • Number of districts: 4 (Ozubulu, Oraifite, Ichi, Ihembosi)
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10. Idemili North Local Government Area

  • Short description: Idemili North LGA is headquartered in Ogidi and functions as one of the 21 serving councils of the state & the towns of Ogidi, Abacha, Abatete, Eziowelle, Ideani, Nkpor, Obosi, Oraukwu, Uke, & Umuoji fall under the sphere of the council administration.
  • Business information: Idemili North Local Government Area is made up of 10 towns, was created in 1989 and is bordered by Oyi LGA, Dunukofia LGA, Njikoka LGA, Aniocha LGA, Idemili South LGA, and Onitsha South LGA. The local government area consists of 12 wards which are supervised by the associated Councilors and a Chairman which administers adequate responsibilities to each ward.
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (WAT)
  • Number of districts: 10 (Ogidi, Abacha, Ideani, Eziowelle, Abatete, Nkpor, Obosi Oraukwu, Uke, Umuoji)
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11. Idemili South Local Government Area

  • Short description: Idemili South Local Government Area is in the town of Ojoto and serves as one of the 21 LGAs in the state and the towns in the council are Ojoto, Alor, Akwa-Ukwu, Awka-Etiti, Nnobi, Nnokwa, Umunachi, and Oba.
  • Business information: Idemili South Local Government Area also consists of 12 wards and is being bordered by Idemili North LGA, (Nnewi North and Ekwusigo LGA), Anaocha LGA and Ogbaru LGA on the North, South, East, and West respectively. The LGA is being overseen and coordinated by the incumbent Chairman of the council and other elects that helps in passing down information, and other things to the various designated districts and villages.
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (WAT)
  • Website: http://idemilisouthlg.com.ng/idemili/
  • Number of districts: 8 (Akwa-Ukwu, Ojoto, Alor, Awka-Etiti, Nnobi, Nnokwa, Oba, Umunachi)
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12. Ihiala Local Government Area

  • Short description: Ihiala LGA is located in the town of Ihiala Town and is amongst the 21 existing councils and comprises of the following towns of Ihiala, Azia, Okija, Mbosi, Amorka, Isseke, Orsumoghu, Ubuluisiuzor, Uli, Lilu and more which can be seen below.
  • Business information: Ihiala Local Government Area was formerly known as Ihiala division and was created in 1976 consisting of 10 autonomous towns and many villages. The LG council is headed by the Chairman who is responsible for the delegation and administering of the information and authority to his area of jurisdiction through its Councillors located in various wards across the LGA.
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (WAT)
  • Number of districts: 10 (Okija, Ihiala, Amorka, Azia, Isseke, Mbosi, Orsumoghu, Lilu, Ubuluisiuzor)
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13. Njikoka Local Government Area

  • Short description: Six towns (Abagana, Enugwu-Ukwu, Nimo, Enugwu-Agidi, Nawfia, and Abba) fall under the jurisdiction of Njikoka Local Government Area which is headquartered in Abagana.
  • Business information: The Local Government Chairman is the main representative for the towns in the LG and his other elects such as the Councillors represent their assigned wards. Njikoka LGA has 18 wards and as well 18 Councillors for each
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (WAT)
  • Number of districts: 6 (Abagana, Enugwu-Ukwu, Nimo, Enugwu-Agidi, Nawfia, Abba)
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14. Nnewi North Local Government Area

  • Short description: Nnewi North Local Government Area is in the town of Nnewi and counts as one of the 21 existing councils with compositions of four autonomous sub-towns of Otolo, Uruagu, Umudim, and Nnewi-Ichi.
  • Business information: Nnewi North Local Government Area consists of only one town - Nnewi but is made up of other autonomous sub towns such as Otolo, Umudim, Nnewi-Ichi, and Uruagu. Nnewi is noted for its commercial activities ranging from auto parts manufacturing, automobile assembling, industrial services, and acts as a commercial hub across the Niger.
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (WAT)
  • Number of districts: 5 (towns: Nnewi and sub-towns: Otolo, Uruagu, Umudim, Nnewi-Ichi)
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15. Nnewi South Local Government Area

  • Short description: Nnewi South Local Government Area is located in Ukpor Town, and the towns that make up the LGA are Ukpor, Ekwulumili, Amichi, Azigbo, Unubi, Osumenyi, Ogbodi, Ebenator, Utuh, Ezinifite, and Akwaihedi.
  • Business information: Nnewi South Local Government Area has Ukpor as the headquarters and consists of 10 towns and other sub-towns and villages which made it up. The LGA is rested upon the shoulders of the Chairman and his Councilors and operates at the lowest level of the government hierarchy. The Chairman and his Councilors are responsible for receiving allocations and collecting revenues from the state government disbursing to its area of jurisdiction.
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (WAT)
  • Number of districts: 10 (Ekwulumili, Amichi, Azigbo, Unubi, Osumenyi, Utuh, Ogbodi, Ebenator, Ezinifite, and Akwaihedi)
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16. Ogbaru Local Government Area

  • Short description: Ogbaru LGA is in the town of Atani, and the LG comprises of Akili Ogidi, Atani, Akili Ozizor, Amiyi, Mputu, Obeagwe, Ohita, Odekpe, Ogbakugba, Ochuche Umuodu, Ossomala, Ogwu-Aniocha, Umunankwo, Umuzu, Okpoko, and Ogwu Ikpere.
  • Business information: The LGA is headed by the acting Chairman who is responsible for the social and economic development of the people and communities under his jurisdiction and as well delegates his authority to his Councillors who are responsible for the different wards in the LGA.
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (WAT)
  • Number of districts: 16 (Akili Ogidi, Atani, Akili Ozizor, Amiyi, Mputu, Obeagwe, Ohita, Odekpe, Ogbakugba, Ochuche Umuodu, Ossomala, Ogwu-Aniocha, Umunankwo, Umuzu, Okpoko, and Ogwu Ikpere)
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17. Onitsha North Local Government Area

  • Short description: Onitsha North Local Government Area is headquartered in Onitsha Town, and Onitsha is the only town that makes up the Local Government Area.
  • Business information: Onitsha North Local Government Area Council is one of the secretariats in Anambra that houses the lowest level officials of the 3 tiers of government such as the LG Chairman and Councillors.
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (WAT)
  • Number of districts: 1 (Onitsha Town)
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18. Onitsha South Local Government Area

  • Short description: Onitsha South Local Government Area headquarters in Fegge Town of Onitsha and the districts of upper Iweka, Odoakpu, Woliwo, Awada, Ochanja and more, make up the LGA.
  • Business information: Onitsha South Local Government Area consists of districts which are well established in commercial activities. The LGA generates most of their revenues from the commercialized activities of the people and accounts to the state government as well as collect allocations.
  • Total population (2006): 136,662
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (WAT)
  • Number of districts: 5 (Iweka, Odoakpu, Woliwo, Awada, Ochanja)
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19. Orumba North Local Government Area

  • Short description: Orumba North Local Government Area is located in the town of Ajalli, and the local government covers the towns of Akpu, Ajalli, Amaokpalla, Amaetiti, Awa, Nanka, Ndikelionwu, Ndiokolo, Ndiokpola, Ndiowu, Ndiukwue, Okpoeze, Omogho, and Ufuma.
  • Business information: Orumba North Local Government Area has a well fertile land which is suitable for commercial agricultural purposes and is one of the reasons why most of its inhabitants are predominately farmers. The LGA also houses the Federal Polytechnic in Anambra which is situated in Okoh. The LGA Chairman and his subordinates are the ones who oversee that activity of the people in the grass root level and serve as an intermediary between the people of the LGA and the state.
  • Total population (2006): 172,405
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (WAT)
  • Number of districts: 14 (Akpu, Ajalli, Amaokpala, Amaetiti, Awa, Nanka, Ndikelionwu, Ndiokolo, Ndiokpola, Ndiowu, Ndiukwue, Okpoeze, Omogho, and Ufuma)
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20. Orumba South Local Government Area

  • Short description: Orumba South Local Government Area is in Umunze Town and the towns that the LGA council covers are Agbudu, Ezira, Eziagu, Enugwu-Umuonyia Ihite, Isulo, Ndiokpoleze, Nkerehi, Ogboji, Ogbunka, Onneh, Owerre-Ezukala, Umunzem, and Umuomoku.
  • Business information: The Chairman of the Orumba South Local Government Area is responsible for the realization of most of the economic and social projects in the towns in its jurisdiction. The communities in the LGA gets their allocations from the representative Councillors responsible for each ward and also in charge of revenue collections.
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (WAT)
  • Number of districts: 13 (Agbudu, Ezira, Eziagu, Enugwu-Umuonyia Ihite, Isulo, Ndiokpoleze, Nkerehi, Ogboji, Ogbunka, Onneh, Owerre-Ezukala, Umunze, Umuomoku)
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21. Oyi Local Government Area

  • Short description: Oyi LGA is in the town of Nteje and consists of the following towns: Ogbunnike, Awkuzu, Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Nteje, Umunebe, and Umunya.
  • Business information: Oyi Local Government Area is one of the 21 LGAs in Anambra State Nigeria, and is represented by the Chairman and his subordinates in matters that concern the LGA. The LG council is in charge of public administration in local government area and other related matters.
  • Total population (2006): 168,029
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (WAT)
  • Number of districts: 6 (Ogbunnike, Awkuzu, Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Nteje, Umuneba, and Umunya)
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Now you know about all local governments and their towns in Anambra state. Get more information here.

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Source: Legit Nigeria

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