Delta State

Delta State (The Big Heart)

 Executive Governor 

 
Ifeanyi Okowa

 

Deputy Governor 
 
Kingsley Otuaro

Creation: August 27, 1991, as an extraction of what used to be a part of Bendel State.

Capital: Asaba.

Major Cities: Warri, Ughelli, Agbor, Asaba, Sapele, Burutu.

Geographic Profile: The State is approximately between Longitude 5°00 and 6°.45' East and Latitude 5°00 and 6°.30' North. Delta State presently covers a landmass of about 18,050 Km2 of which more than sixty percent (60%) is land.  Delta State is generally low-lying without remarkable hills. The State has a wide coastal belt inter-laced with rivulets and streams, which form part of the Niger-Delta.

Economic Profile: Apart from the natural resources which Delta State is blessed with, the people also engage in agriculture. In almost all the Local Government Areas, fresh fish, crabs, shrimps and dried fish abound. Furthermore, there are various solid mineral deposits within the State - industrial clay, silica, lignite, kaolin, tar sand, decorative rocks, limestone, etc. These are raw materials for industries such as brick making, ceramics, bottle manufacturing, glass manufacturing, chemical/insulators production, chalk manufacturing and sanitary wares, decorative stone cutting and quarrying. The State also prides itself as a major supplier of Nigeria’s crude. This amounts to about thirty-five percent (35%). Some considerable amount of natural gas is also gotten from the State.

Occupation: The major occupations of the people are farming, hunting, fishing and oil exploration.

Ethnic Profile: The Major ethnic groups are Urhobos, Ishekiri, Ijaw,Delta-Igbos, e.t.c; As an ethnically diverse State, the people who make up the groups, share ancestral and traditional administrative systems, which is evident in their dress, language, festivals, music and folklore. They are hospitable, enlightened, and resourceful people.

Local Government Areas (25 LGAs): Aniocha North, Aniocha South, Bomadi, Burutu, Ethiope East, Ethiope West, Ika North-East, Ika South, Isoko North, Isoko South, Ndokwa East, Ndokwa West, Okpe, Oshimili North, Oshimili South, Patani, Sapele, Udu, Ugheli North, Ugheli South, Ukwuani, Uvwie, Warri North, Warri South, and Warri South-West.

Raw Materials Distribution in Delta State

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

ANIOCHA NORTH

Lignite, Kaolin, Laterite, Silica Sand

Cassava, Rice, Maize, Yam, Palm Produce, Cashew, Timber, Banana, Cocoa, Plantain, Poultry, Cow Pea, Potato, Cocoyam, Pineaple, Oranges, Mango, Rubber, Piggery, Pear

2

ANIOCHA SOUTH

Lignite, Kaolin, Gravel, Silica Sand

Cassava, Rice, Maize, Yam, Palm Produce, Cashew, Timber, Banana, Cocoa, Plantain, Poultry, Cow Pea, Cocoyam, Pineaple, Mango, Rubber, Piggery, Cattle

3

BOMADI

Laterite, Silica Sand, Natural Gas, Petroleum

Coconut, Cassava, Maize, Cocoa, Sugarcane, Water Yam, Fisheries, Groundnut, Potato, Plantain, Palm Produce, Timber

4

BURUTU

Silica Sand, Ball Clay, Petroleum, Natural Gas

Coconut, Cassava, Maize, Cocoa, Sugarcane, Water Yam, Plantain, Timber, Fishery

5

ETHIOPE EAST

Silica Sand, Ball Clay, Petroleum, Natural Gas

Coconut, Cassava, Maize, Cocoa, Rubber, Pineaple, Sugarcane, Water Yam, Plantain, Poultry, Kolanut, Timber, Fishery, Cowpea, Groundnut, Cocoyam, Oranges, Oil Palm

6

ETHIOPE WEST

Silica Sand, Ball Clay, Petroleum, Natural Gas

Coconut, Cassava, Maize, Rice, Cocoa, Rubber, Pineaple, Sugarcane, Plantain, Banana, Poultry, Yam, Kolanut, Fishery, Groundnut, Cocoyam, Mango.

7

IKA NORTH EAST

Lignite, Laterite, Silica Sand

Cassava, Maize, Rice, Timber, Palm Produce, Cashew, Rubber, Pineaple, Banana, Fisheries, Plantain, Poultry, Cowpea

8

IKA SOUTH

Lignite, Laterite, Silica Sand

Cassava, Maize, Rice, Timber, Palm Produce, Cashew, Timber, Rubber, Pineaple, Banana, Fisheries, Plantain, Poultry, Cowpea.

9

ISOKO NORTH

Silica Sand, Ball Clay, Gravel, Natural Gas

Cassava, Maize, Rice, Yam, Palm Produce, Cocoa, Coconut, Rubber, Pineaple, Pear, Sugarcane, Kolanut, Water Yam, Banana, Fisheries, Plantain, Timber, Poultry, Cowpea, Groundnut, Cocoyam, Livestock

10

ISOKO SOUTH

Gravel, Silica Sand, Ball Clay, Natural Gas, Petroleum, Laterite

Cassava, Maize, Rice, Palm Produce, Cocoa, Coconut, Rubber, Pineaple, Pear, Sugarcane, Kolanut, Fisheries, Plantain, Timber, Poultry, Cowpea, Groundnut, Cocoyam, Orange, Livestock

11

NDOKWA EAST

Gravel, Silica Sand, Ball Clay, Natural Gas, Petroleum, Laterite

Cassava, Maize, Rice, Palm Produce, Cocoa, Coconut, Rubber, Pineaple, Pear, Sugarcane, Water Yam, Kolanut, Fisheries, Plantain, Timber, Poultry, Cowpea, Groundnut, Potato, Cocoyam, Orange, Cashew

12

NDOKWA WEST

Silica Sand, Ball Clay, Natural Gas, Petroleum, Laterite

Cassava, Maize, Rice, Palm Produce, Cocoa, Coconut, Rubber, Pineaple, Pear, Sugarcane, Water Yam, Kolanut, Fisheries, Plantain, Timber, Poultry, Cowpea, Cashew, Groundnut, Cocoyam, Orange, Potato, Banana, Cocoyam

13

OKPE

Silica Sand, Ball Clay, Gravel, Natural Gas, Petroleum, Laterite

Cassava, Maize, Rice, Palm Produce, Cocoa, Coconut, Rubber, Pineaple, Pear, Sugarcane, Water Yam, Kolanut, Fisheries, Plantain, Timber, Poultry.

14

OSHIMILI NORTH

Silica Sand, Laterite, Granite

Cassava, Maize, Rice, Yam, Potato, Palm Produce, Cocoa, Pineaple, Mango, Oil Palm, Fisheries, Bamboo, Banana, Plantain, Cowpea, Cocoyam, Orange, Livestock

15

OSHIMILI SOUTH

Silica Sand, Laterite, Granite, Gravel, Ball Clay

Maize, Rice, Cowpea, Groundnut, Yam, Cassava, Potato, Palm Produce, Pineaple, Mango, Fisheries, Pear, Cashew, Bamboo, Banana, Plantain, Vegetable, Cocoyam, Coconut, Water Yam,  Livestock

16

PATANI

 

Cassava, Maize, Potato, Palm Produce, Fisheries, Plantain, Timber

17

SAPELE

Petroleum, Natural Gas, Ball Clay, Silica Sand, Laterite

Cassava, Maize, Rice, Palm Produce, Cocoa, Coconut, Rubber, Pear, Pineaple, Sugarcane, Water Yam, Fisheries, Banana, Plantain, Kolanut, Poultry.

18

UDU

 

Maize, Groundnut, Cassava, Pineaple, Mango, Plantain, Cowpea, Cocoyam, Orange, Rubber, Palm produce

19

UGHELLI NORTH

Crude Oil, Silica Sand, Ball Clay, Natural Gas

Cassava, Maize, Rice, Water Yam, Coconut, Rubber, Pear,  Pineaple, Sugarcane, Oil Palm, Fisheries, Banana, Plantain, Orange.

20

UGHELLI SOUTH

Petroleum, Silica Sand, Ball Clay, Natural Gas

Water Yam, Plantain, Banana, Timber, Fishery, Kolanut, Poultry, Cassava, Pear, Maize, Rice, Palm Produce, Rubber, Pineaple, Coconut, Cocoa, Sugarcane

21

UKWUANI

 

Cassava, Groundnut, Cowpea, Maize, Palm Produce, Pineaple, Mango, Plantain, Cocoyam, Orange, Rubber, Timber, Fishery.

22

UVWIE

 

Cassava, Groundnut, Maize, Palm Produce, Pineaple, Mango, Plantain, Cowpea, Cocoyam, Orange, Rubber, Fishery

23

WARRI NORTH

Petroleum, Silica Sand, Ball Clay, Gravel, Natural Gas

Sugar Cane, Coconut, Cocoa, Cassava, Maize, Rice, Palm Produce, Pineaple, Fisheries, Plantain, Poultry, Pear, Banana, Cowpea, Yam, Rubber.

24

WARRI SOUTH

Petroleum, Silica Sand, Ball Clay, Gravel, Natural Gas

Cassava, Maize, Rice, Sugar Cane, Coconut, Cocoa, Palm Produce, Pineaple, Fisheries, Plantain, Poultry, Pear, Banana, Kolanut, Yam, Rubber.

25

WARRI SOUTH –WEST

 

Rice, Groundnut, Yam, Cassava, Fisheries, Pineaple, Orange, Mango, Plantain, Timber

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