Imo State

Imo State (The Eastern Heartland)

 Executive Governor

 

     Owelle Rochas Okorocha  


Deputy Governor
 

  Prince Eze Madumere


Creation: Created February 3, 1976

Capital: Owerri

Major Commercial City: Owerri

Major Cities: Okigwe, Oguta, Nkwerre, Orlu, Mbaise, Mbano, Mbieri, Ideato, Awo-Idemili, Ohaji,

Geographic Profile: Imo State lies within latitudes 4°45'N and 7°15'N, and longitude 6°50'E and 7°25'E with an area of around 5,100 sq km. It is bordered by Abia State on the East, by the River Niger and Delta State on the west, by Anambra State to the north and Rivers State to the south. Besides Owerri, Imo State's major towns are Isu, Okigwe, Oguta, Orlu, Mbaise, Mbano, Mbieri, Orodo and Orsu.

Economic Profile: The State is rich in natural resources including crude oil, lead, zinc, white clay, fine sand, limestone and natural gas in commercial quantities. The state also produces agricultural produce such as palm produce, cocoa and rubber. The main staple crops are yam, cassava, cocoyam and maize.

Ethnic Profile: Imo state is a predominantly Igbo speaking state, with Igbo people constituting a majority of 98%.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Imo State is made up of 27 Local Government Areas: Aboh Mbaise; Ehime Mbano; Ezinihitte; Ideato North; Ideato South; Ihitte/Uboma; Ikeduru; Isiala Mbano; Isu; Mbaitoli; Ngor Okpala; Njaba; Nkwerre; Nwangele; Obowo; Oguta; Ohaji/Egbema; Okigwe; Onuimo; Orlu; Orsu; Oru East; Oru West; Owerri Municipal; Owerri North; Owerri West.

Raw Materials Distribution in Imo State

IMO STATE

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

ABOH-IMBAISE

 

Oil palm, Cassava, Fruits Oil bean seed, Bread fruit, Vegetables

2

AHIAZU-MBAISE

 

Oil palm, Cassava, Fruits, Oil bean seed, Vegetables, Bread fruit.

3

EHIME-MBANO

Kaolin, Bentonite

Palm produce, Cassava, Fruits, Vegetables

4

EZINIHITTE

 

Palm produce, Cassava, Fruits, Vegetables, Oil bean seed, Bread fruit.

5

IDEATO-NORTH

Limestone, Bentonite

Cassava, Rice, Palm produce

6

IDEATO-SOUTH

Bentonite, Limestone

Cassava, Palm produce, Rice

7

IHITTE/UBOMA

 

Palm produce, Cassava, Rice, Vegetables

8

IKEDURU

 

Palm produce, Cassava, Vegetables

9

ISIALA MBANO

Ball clay

Palm produce, Cassava, Vegetables

10

ISU

Bentonite, Kaolin, Silica sand

Cashew, Cassava, Palm produce

11

MBAITOLI

 

Cassava, Palm produce, Rubber

12

NGOR-OKPALA

 

Palm produce, Rubber

13

NJABA

Silica sand

Palm produce, Cassava

14

NWANGELE

 

Palm produce, Poultry, Cassava.

15

NKWERRE

 

Palm produce, Cassava

16

OBOWO

Silica sand

Poultry, Fruits

17

OGUTA

Petroleum

Cassava, Fishery, Yam, Palm produce

18

OHAJI-EGBEMA

Petroleum, Limestone

Cassava, Palm produce, Rubber, Plantain, Banana

19

OKIGWE

Limestone, Ball clay, Lead/Zinc, Gypsum

Cashew, Palm produce, Cattle, Citrus

20

ORLU

Ball clay, Lead/Zinc, Lignite

Cassava, Palm produce.

21

ORSU

 

Palm produce, Cassava

22

ORU EAST

Kaolin

Palm produce, Cassava

23

ORU WEST

 

Palm produce, Cassava

24

OWERRI MUNICIPAL

Petroleum, Ball clay

Livestock, Rubber, Fruits

25

OWERRI NORTH

Petroleum

Palm produce, Poultry, Cassava

26

OWERRI WEST

Petroleum

Palm produce, Poultry, Cassava

27

ONUIMO

Ball clay

Palm produce, Cassava

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