Ogu/Bolo Towns And Villages
Ogu–Bolo (sometimes written Ogu/Bolo) is a Local Government Area located in Ogu, Rivers State, Nigeria.
As of the 2006 census, it has an area of 89 km2 and a population of 74,683. The majority of residents in the region are Ogu–Bolo.
The area’s postal codes begin with 500.
Below is the complete list Of Towns And Villages In Ogu- Bolo Local Government, Rivers State, Nigeria:
- Adiai – Obiofu
- Ase – Imonita
Ogu/Bolo culture is extensive, from festivals to clothing to cuisine. Some consider them as magnificent but mostly ineffectual. Important Ogu/Bolo customs include Iria puberty and marriage ceremonies, wrestling, traditional plays, burial rites, and installation of chiefs and traditional rulers.
Some of their Masquerades are colourful and creative in make-up or accoutrements, and are a regular sight in the community and LGA, especially during celebratory events. These are religious, historical, or personifications of folklore.
Their great performances, accompanied by lyrics and music, highlight the people’s drama and entertainment. Unique dances exist. Pots, drums, gongs, horns, and xylophones are musical instruments.
All are manufactured locally by specialists with historic traditions. Carvers have perfected their work on masquerades and ceremonial watercraft throughout time.
The simply practical forms of these carvings are gaining a new dimension and polish, reflecting the people’s regard for aesthetics. Dances, dramas, and masquerades represent religion, society, and work. Culture has affected the people’s lives.
So, a spiritually uplifting circle is formed. The Ogu man’s (Okrika-Ijaw) confidence, love of truth, fair-play, and healthy transactions are influenced by his culture.
Ogu/Bolo is financially stable. Main economic activity include fishing and peasant farming. Mostly Tai, Eleme, Bonny, and Andoni. The introduction of “legal” commerce by Europeans in the middle of the past century enhanced the amount of commercial activity in Ogu as more people flocked to Olobulo market, Adu fe, Olomu Soko, and Tende fe to embark on “big trade.”
People accepted Christianity and Western education once missionaries arrived. Ogu’s St. Martins’ Anglican Church was finished and consecrated in 1966. The church serves as a memorial to a people’s ancient dedication to progressive ideas and activity.
The first post-primary school in Ogu/Bolo LGA opened in 1973. This college’s focus set it apart for years. Ogu had a modern hospital, clean water, and a paved road by the 1970s.