Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni

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Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni
LGA
Country  Nigeria
State Rivers State
Government
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni is a Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria, with its capital at Omoku. It is part of the Ogba / Ebgema / Ndoni / Ahoada West constituency of the Nigerian House of Representatives.[1]

Population[edit]

The Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area is inhabited by the three tribes Ogba, Egbema and Ndoni people. The Egbema speak their own dialect of the Igbo language, whereas Ogba speak the Ogba language while Ndoni speak dialect related to Ukwuani language in Delta State.

They are great farmers and fishermen with a rich cultural history. The area has produced prominent sons and daughters, which includes Prof. Claude Ake, Felix Obuah, Hon. Chief Victor Masi (former Minister for Finance, Nigeria), Senator Francis J. Ellah, Chief C. D. Orike, Dr. Peter Odili (former Governor of Rivers State), Chief Ifeanyi Odili (the Onwa of Ndoni), Late Chief Valentine Akponor LLB. (Hons) LLM (Lond.) Chief G. U. Ake, Senator Wilson Ake amongst others.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ogba / Ebgema / Ndoni / Ahoada West Constituency". AfDevInfo. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  2. ^ Ossie Ezeaku (2007-06-11). "Mike Okiro - The Man And The Misplaced Logic". Nigerians In America. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 

Coordinates: 5°20′30″N 6°39′20″E / 5.34167°N 6.65556°E / 5.34167; 6.65556