Rivers State

Rivers State (Treasure Base)

EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR

Chief (Barr(.) Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (CON)


DEPUTY GOVERNOR

 

Dr. Mrs Ipalibo Harry Banigo

CREATION: Created ‎27 May 1967.

CAPITAL: Port-Harcourt.

MAJOR  CITY: Port-Harcourt, Abuloma, Boibu-Oromerizemgbu, Elekohia, Okuru, Orada Diobu, Rumuokoro

GEOGRAPHIC PROFILE: The State is lying on 4°45′N 6°50′E with total area of 11,077 km2. Rivers State is bounded on the South by the Atlantic Ocean, to the North by Imo, Abia and Anambra States, to the East by Akwa Ibom State and to the West by Bayelsa and Delta states.

ECONOMIC PROFILE: Agriculture, which includes fishing, is the main occupation of the people of Rivers State. However, it is in the production of oil and gas that Rivers State is most famous. Rivers State has maintained its importance as a leading supplier of wealth to the nation for centuries. In 2007, the state ranked 2nd nationwide with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $21.07 billion and a per capital income of $3,965. The state is famous for its vast reserves of crude oil and natural gas. It was perhaps the richest and most important section of the African zone of the British Empire. Rivers State has two major oil refineries, two major seaports, airports, and various industrial estates spread across the land. More than 60% of the country’s output of crude oil is produced in the state. Other natural resources found within its boundaries are silica sand, glass sand and clay.

OCCUPATION: Agriculture, which includes fishing, is the main occupation of the people of Rivers State. However, it is in the production of oil and gas that Rivers State is most famous.

ETHNIC PROFILE: It is home to many indigenous ethnic groups: Ikwerre, Ibani, Opobo, Eleme, Okrika, and Kalabari, Etche, Ogba, Ogoni, Engenni and others. The people from Rivers State are known as "Riverians".

LGAs: 23 namely: Port Harcourt, Obio-Akpor, Okrika, Ogu–Bolo, Eleme, Tai, Gokana, Khana, Oyigbo, Opobo–Nkoro, Andoni, Bonny, Degema, Asari-Toru, Akuku-Toru, Abua–Odual, Ahoada West, Ahoada East, Ogba–Egbema–Ndoni, Emohua, Ikwerre, Etche, Omuma.

Raw Materials Distribution in Rivers State

RIVER STATE

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

ABUA/ODUAL

Petroleum, Natural gas

Pineapple, Banana, Palm produce, Ginger, Raffia palm, Cassava, Timber

2

AHOADA EAST

Petroleum, Natural gas

Cassava, Palm produce, Ginger, Guava, Pineapple, Raffia palm

3

AHOADA WEST

 

Kenaf, Cassava, Raffia palm, Palm produce, Citrus, Fruits, Oranges

4

AKUKU TORU

Petroleum, Natural gas

Fisheries, Rattan cane.

5

ANDONI

 

Fishery, Sea foods, Cassava, Plantain, Yam

6

ASARI-TORU

Petroleum, Natural gas

Fishery, Sea foods

7

BONNY

Petroleum, Natural gas

Coconut, Fishery, Shrimps

8

DEGEMA

Petroleum, Natural gas

Fishery, Sea foods, Timber, Plywood

9

ELEME

Petroleum, Natural gas

Cassava, Raffia Palm, Ginger

10

EMOHUA

Petroleum, Natural gas

Ginger, Cassava, Rattan cane, Raffia palm, Rice, Melon, Palm produce

11

ETCHE

Petroleum, Ball clay, Silica sand

Rubber, Palm produce, Yam, Cassava

12

GOKANA

Petroleum, Natural gas

Maize, Melon, Cassava, Palm produce

13

IKWERRE

Petroleum, Natural gas, Ball clay

Rubber, Palm produce, Raffia palm, Cassava, Maize, Plantain

14

KHANA

 

Palm produce, Cassava, Melon, Fishery

15

OBIO/AKPOR

Silica sand

Palm produce, Yam, Plantain

16

OGBA/EGBEMA/NDONI

Petroleum, Natural gas

Cassava, Yam, Maize, Plantain, Banana, Pineapple, Melon, Palm produce

17

OGU/BOLO

 

Fishery, (Crayfish, oyster), Coconut, Banana, Plantain

18

OKIRIKA

Silica sand

Cassava, Fishery

19

OMUMMA

 

Cassava, Yam, Plantain, Rice, Maize, Melon, Citrus, Fruits, Oranges, Mango, Pineapple.

20

OPOBO/NKORO

Petroleum

Banana, Pineapple

21

OYIGBO

Petroleum, Silica sand

Timber, Cassava, Raffia palm

22

PORT-HARCOURT

Petroleum, Natural gas

Plantain, Oranges, Mango, Pineapple, Fruits, Palm produce, Cassava, Raffia palm

23

TAI

 

Ginger, Cassava, Raffia palm, Palm produce, Yam, Maize, Coconut, Fruits, Oranges, Mango, Pineapple

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