4/15/2011

The Extend of Igboland


Alaigbo (Igboland) mainly includes 5 states in the south eastern part of Nigeria
which are:
Abia State - God's Own State

               Umuahia Capital

In addition to the capital Umuahia, Abia State is also home to Aba, a major
commercial city which has the highest population in Abia State. Aba is also
well known for the Ariara market, which is reputed to be one of the largest
markets in West Africa.

The people of Abia State are reputed to be entrepreneurial, industrious and
market trading oriented. This is attested to by the fact that Abia State has
numerous factories. 

The main industry in Abia State is farming and agricultural produce includes
oil palm, Cashew, rubber, cocoa, coconut and cassava.

Tourist attractions in Abia State include:

• Azumiri Blue River, Ukwa East
• Long Juju (Ibina Ukpabi), Arochukwu
• Museum of Colonial History, Aba
• National War Museum, Umuahia
• Ngodo and Uhuchukwu caves, Umunneochi
• Obu Nkwa, Asaga Ohafia
• Ojukwu Bunker, Umuahia


Anambra State - Light of the Nation

Bridge over the Niger River to Onitsha
The Capital and the Seat of Government is Awka.
The people of Anambra State are renowned for their resoucefulness and
entrepreneurship.

Anambra State's main industry is agriculture and includes oil palm, maize,
rice, yam, cassava, and fish. The state also produces enamel-ware and has
Cotton Textile Mills at Onitsha.

Tourist attractions include:
 

• Aguleri Game Reserve
• Agulu Lake in Agulu
• Odinani Museum
• Ogbunike Caves
• Ogba Cave in Ajalli
• Rojeny Tourist Village


Ebonyi State - Salt of the Nation

Okposi Salt Lake













The largest city is the capital Abakaliki.

The major occupation of Ebonyi State indigenes is agriculture.
Crops produced include yam, cassava, plantain, banana, maize,
cocoyam, palm produce, cocoa and rubber. Salt is also a mineral
resource of Ebonyi State which is mined in the Uburu/Okposi
salt lakes of Ohaozara.

Tourist attractions include:
• Umuana Afikpo Golden Natural Lake Sand Beach

Enugu State - Coal City State

View of Enugo Capital









Its capital is Enugu, from which the state - created in 1991 from the old
Anambra State - derives its name.
 
The main industry of Enugu state is agriculture with yam tubers, palm produce
and rice being their main produce.
The main mineral resource in Enugu State is coal, in addition,
new mineral deposits have recently been discovered and include
limestone, iron ore, crude oil, natural gas and bauxite.

Tourist attractions include:
 
• Ezeagu Tourist Complex
• Iva Valley Coal Mine
• Mmanwu Festival
• Nike Holiday Resort
• Nkalagu Silicon Sand
• Uzo-Uwani Natural Nature's Wonder

Imo State - Eastern Heartland
View of Owerri 














Its capital and largest city is Owerri.

Agricultural produce in Imo State includes palm produce, cocoa, rubber, yam,
cassava, cocoyam and maize.

Mineral resources in Imo State include crude oil, lead, zinc, white clay,
fine sand, limestone and natural gas.

Tourist attractions in Imo State include:


• Abadaba Lake
• Amadioha Shrine
• Blue Obana Lake
• Edemili Lake
• Ekwe & Ebenator Spring
• Iyi Mgbede Spring
• Iyi Ogidi Spring
• Iyi Okwu Spring
• Lagwa Monkey Colony
• Nekede Zoo
• Oguta Lake Resort
• Okigwe Rolling Hills
• Onicha Mbaise Spring
• The Sources of Urashi River



Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State and a few of the surrounding areas
are claimed as Igboland, too. Not by everybody, though.


Rivers State - Treasure Base of the Nation

View of Port Harcourt
 


 






The Atlantic Ocean runs along the southern area of the State. The main ethnic
groups in Rivers State are Ijwa, Ikwere, Etche, Ogoni, and Ogba/Egbema.
Ijaw and Ikwerre are the most spoken languages although pidgin English is
widely used.


Mineral Resources in Rivers State include crude oil and natural gas.
The capital of Rivers State, Port Harcourt, is the nerve centre of the
famous Nigerian oil industry and home to several Oil & gas companies
including the Shell Petroleum Development Company of (Nigeria) Limited, AGIP,
Texaco and Elf.

Rivers State is the second largest economy in the Nigeria after Lagos State.
Rivers State has two major Refineries, two major Seaports, airports, and a
railway link across the State.

Tourist attractions in Rivers State include:
 

• Ifoko Beach, Ifoko
• Isaac Boro Park, Port Harcourt
• Monument of King Jaja of Opobo Monument
• Okrika Aquatic Stadium Man-made
• Port Harcourt Tourist Beach



Igboland and its people, blessed by God, indeed!
  

1 comment:

  1. truely we are blessed by God ..i appreciate you God for creatin me an igbo and from abia the Gods own state..lord bless d owner of this site amen

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