Eastern Obolo Towns And Villages
Eastern Obolo (or Obolo agan Mbum-ura in the local Obolo language) is a Local Government Area (LGA) in southern Nigeria, having its administrative centre in Okoroete.
It is a coastal local government area in the state of Akwa-Ibom that is heavily influenced by the Bight of Bonny. Eastern Obolo LGA was carved out of Ikot Abasi LGA on December 4, 1996 by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
It has around 100,361 persons and a total area of roughly 117,000 km2. It consists of 32 settlements, which are separated into two clans: Okoroete and Iko.
Below is the complete list Of Towns And Villages In Eastern-Obolo Local Government, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria:
Okoro Ete District
- Ama Ngbuoji
- Ama Ngulasi
- Emere Oke I
- Emere Oke II
- Okoro Inyong
- Okwon Obolo
There are 10 political wards. All the communities in Eastern Obolo belong to the Obolo ethnic group of Ijaw descent; hence, they have a shared ancestry that enables peaceful cohabitation and interdependence.
Eastern Obolo is in the Niger Delta between the Imo and Qua Iboe estuaries, between 4°28′ and 4°53′ latitude and 7°50′ and 7°55′ longitude. It’s bordered by Mkpat Enin, Onna, Ikot Abasi, Ibeno, and the Atlantic Ocean.
The cultural legacy extends across the whole Niger Delta, with “Etibo” and “Wurkor” traditional clothes.
Elek-Okpoon, Iko, Otunene, Emeroke, Ikonta, and Obianga in eastern Obolo have onshore and offshore oil wells. Educwink, Elek-Okpoon, Agan-asa have fishing villages. Mangrove, iroko, raffia, rubber, kolanut, coconut, peas, and mango grow in forests.
Eastern Obolo craftsmen are mostly fisherman, with over 65 per cent participating in active fishing.
Strong cultural connection exists between the Obolo and Iko peoples. It has a 117,008-km2 landmass and a 184-km coastline. Different populations speak mutually intelligible varieties of Obolo, the main language. The Iko dialect spoken in Iko clan and is comprehensible to a vast number of people in Eastern Obolo. Iko is connected to Obolo and Okoroutip, the sister/twin LGA of Eastern Obolo.
The community is mostly Obolos (95%), Ibibio, and Ibo. Low productivity owing to poor fish harvest, restricted farmlands, and high unemployment causes emigration. With the start of academic activity at the Akwa-Ibom state university (AKSU) major campus, Ikot Akpadem, and coconut plantation project, hundreds of immigrants are coming.