Akwa Ibom state is located in the south south geopolitical zone in Nigeria. You often you may have been hearing about this state and would love to know the places and towns there. Let’s take a look at Akwa Ibom, one of the most peaceful states in Nigeria. Our article will provide the profile of the state, and the local government areas and towns.
Overview of Akwa Ibom State
Akwa Ibom state got it name after the Qua Iboe river, the major river in the state. It was created in 1987 from the former Cross River State. The state is located in the coastal southern part of the country, and is bordered on the east by Cross River State, on the west by Rivers State and Abia State, and on the South by the Atlantic Ocean and the southernmost tip of cross river state.
It is worthy of note here that Akwa Ibom is currently among the highest petroleum producing state in the country. The state could boost of state-of-the-art infrastructures which are few to mention include: Akwa Ibom International Airport; two major sea ports on the Atlantic Ocean; a 30,000 seater ultra modern sports complex; Ibom E-Library; and good network of roads.
Akwa Ibom has a population of over 10 million people. These people belong to Ibibio, Annang, Eket and Oron tribes, with a few variants from these ethic groups.
Local Government Areas & Towns in Akwa Ibom State
Alwa Ibom state has 31 Local Government Areas. Major towns in the state include Uyo, Eket, Ikot Ekpene, Oron, Abak, Ikot Abasi, Ikono, Etinan and Mkpat Enin.
Here is the list of local government areas and towns in Akwa Ibom state;
Abak Local Government Area
Abak LGA is one of the local government area on Akwa Ibom. It has its headquarters in town of Abak.
Towns in Abak LGA include: Abak Urban, Afang Obong, Midim, Otoro and Ediene.
Eastern Obolo Local Government Area
Eastern Obolo LGA is a coastal local government area and one of the thirty one local government councils in Akwa Ibom.
Popular towns in Eastern Obolo are: lko and Okoro Ete.
Eket Local Government Area
Eket LGA is a developed area in the state. The local government capital is located in the town of Eket.
Towns in Eket LGA include the following: Eket Urban and Okon Eket.
Esit Eket Local Government Area
Esit Eket LGA is a sister local government to the Eket LGA. It has her adminstrative headquarters is in the town of Uquo in Akwa-lbom south senatorial zone.
Towns that make up Esit Eket LGA include: Uquo, Ekebi, Ekpene Obo,:Assan lkpa, Akwata, Edor, Ebighi Akpantong and Ebe Ekpi.
Essien Udim Local Governent Area
Essien Udim LGA as a local government in Akwa Ibom, has it headquarters in the town of Afaha lko Ebak.
Other towns in Essien Udim include: Adiasim, Ikpe Ennang, Okon Clan, Odoro lkot etc.
Etim Ekpo Local Government Area
Etim Ekpo LGA has a capital located in the town of Utu Etim Ekpo.
Other towns in Etim Ekpo LGA include: Uruk, Ikono, Utu, Etim and Obong.
Etinan Local Government Area
Etinan LGA is headquartered in the town of Etinan with other towns and districts including Etinan Urbans, Northern lman and Southern lman.
Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area
Ibesikpo Asutan LGA has it headquarters in the town of Nung Udoe in Ibesikpo.
Other notable towns in Ibesikpo Asutan are: Ibesikpo and Asutan Ekpe.
lbeno Local Government Area
lbeno LGA is a coastal local government area in Akwa Ibom. It is headquatered in the town of Ukpenekang.
Other towns in Ibeno LGA include: lkini, Obob, Uke and Ekpe.
lbiono lbom Local Government Area
lbiono lbom LGA is one of the existing thirty one local government on Akwa Ibom. The LG headquarters is located in the town of Oko-lta.
Towns in Ibiono Ibom LGA include Okoita, lbiono and lkanya.
lka Local Government Area
lka LGA has a capital sited in the town of Urua lnyang.
Towns in Ika LGA include: Achan lka, Odoro, lto and Ika Urban.
lkono Local Government Area
lkono LGA is one of the thirty-one local government areas in Akwa Ibom State. The local government headquarters is located in lbiaku Ntok Okpo.
Other towns in Ikono include: lltak Ediene, lkono Middle, lkono South, Nkwost, Ndoya, ldama.
lkot Abasi Local Government Area
lkot Abasi LGA counts as one of the local government area of the state. lkot Abasi town is the headquarters of the LGA.
Other towns in Ikot Abasi are: Okon, lkpa Nung Asang, Ete, Edemaya and lkpa Ebekwe.
lkot Epene Local Government Area
lkot Epene LGA is a commercial area in the state, and it has its adminstrative headquarters in the town of lkot Ekpene a commercial city in Akwa-lbom.
Other towns in Ikot Ekpene are: Amanyan and Ikot Ekpene Urban.
lni Local Government Area
lni LGA is has an headquarter in the town of Odoro lkpe.
Other towns in Ini LGA include: Usuk, Ukwok, Nkari Odoro, lwerre, Mbanuso, ltu, lkpe.
ltu Local Government Area
ltu LGA is headquartered in ltu town.
Other towns in Itu LGA include the following: Ayadehe, East Itam, Itu, Mbiabo, Oku and Itam.
Mbo Local Government Area
Mbo LGA is one of the thirty one local government area of Akwa Ibom, with it headquarters in Enwang town.
Other towns in Mbo LGA are: Afaha Okpo, Effiat and Ukwong.
Mkpat Enin Local Government Area
Mkpat Enin LGA is a southern local government in Akwa Ibom State. The local government headquarters is in the town of Mkpat Enin.
Here is the list of towns in Mkpat Enin LGA: Mkpat Enin Urban, Ikot Akpaden, Minya, lkpa Ikono, lkpa lbom, Ekim and lbiaku.
Nsit Atai Local Government Area
Nsit Atai LGA has an headquarter in the town of Odot.
Towns in Nsit Atai include: Ndon Ikot Itie-Udung and Eastern Nsit.
Nsit lbom Local Government Area
Nsit lbom LGA has a capital located in the town of Afaha Offiong.
Other towns in Nsit lbom include: Mbaiso and Asang.
Nsit Ubium Local Government Area
Nsit Ubium LGA is as one of the LGAs in the Akwa Ibom, with capital located in lkot Edibon town.
Other towns in Nsit Ubium include: ltreto, Ndiya, lba Akpan and lbiakpan/Obotim.
Obot Akara Local Government Area
Obot Akara LGA is headquartered in the town of Nto Edino, and is made up townhs namely Obot Akara, Nto Edino and lkot Abia.
Okobo Local Government Area
Okobo LGA which is amongst the current thirty-one local government in the state is located in the town of Okoedi.
Other towns in Okobo are: Atabong, Ebughu, Eta, Ibighi, Odu, Okiuso and Ukwong.
Onna Local Government Area
Onna LGA is a local government area in Akwa Ibom State, with it adminitrative capital in Abat town.
Other towns in Onna LGA include: Awa, Iquita, Nung Ndem and Oniong.
Oron Local Government Area
Oron LGA is a coastal and prominent local government in Akwa Ibom. The local government headquarters in the commercial town of Oron.
Towns in Oron are: Oron Urban, Afaha Okpo, Eyo Abasi, Eyotong and Uya Oron.
Oruk Anam Local Government Area
Oruk Anam LGA is the largest in the state and it counts as one of the local government area. It headquarters is located in the town of lkot lbritam.
Other towns in Oruk Anam LGA include: Abak Midim, Ekparakwa, Ibesit Nung Ikot, lnen, Ndot, Nung Ita, Obio Akpa and Ibesit Nung Ikot.
Udung Uko Local Government Area
Udung Uko local government headquarters in the town of Uyofun. It has other towns which includes: Udung Uko, Afaha Okpo, Okpo, Mbodung and Ubodung.
Ukanafun Local Government Area
Ukanafun LGA is in Akwa Ibom north west. The local government is one of the thirty-one LGAs in the state, and is headquartered in lkot Akpa Nkuk town.
Other towns and districts in Ukanafun LGA are: Northern Afaha, Northern Ukanafun, Southern Afaha and Southern Ukanafun.
Uruan Local Government Area
Uruan LGA is a local government area in Akwa Ibom state, and has a capital located in the town of Idu Uruan.
Towns in Uruan LGA include Uruan urban and Idu.
Urue-Offong/Oruko Local Government Area
Urue-Offong/Oruko LGA is one of the local government area in the state with its headquarters in the town of Urue Offiong.
Other towns in Urue Offiong LGA include: Afaha, Egughu, Ibighi, Okiuso, Ubodong and Ukwong.
Uyo Local Government Area
Uyo LGA is the capital local government of Akwa Ibom State. It both serves as the capital of the state and aa a local government itself. The adminstrative headquarters of Uyo LGA is in Uyo.
Towns in Uyo LGA include the following: Urban, Oku, Offot, lkono Itam and Etoi.
These are the local government areas in Akwa Ibom State and the popular towns located in it. We believe you now have a glimpse of which place to visit in the oil rich state.