Achi, Enugu

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Achi is a town located in Enugu State, in southeastern Nigeria.

==Geography Achi is the largest town in Oji River, a Local Government Area of Enugu State. Achi town is made up of 12 villages - "isii na ulo, isii na agu" as the natives say. That phrase literally means that there are 6 villages in the northern section of the town and 6 villages in the southern section (if you imaginarily divide the town into two sections).

Achi town in surrounded by some other towns: Isuochi (in Abia State), Inyi (also part of Oji River LGA of Enugu State, Ugbo, and Obeagu (Awgu LGA of Enugu State) and some parts of Udi LGA of area of Enugu State.

The most popular village at Achi is Isikwe.[citation needed] Isikwe comprises Umuakpu, Umuola, Obinagu, Abor and other minor villages. Umuakpu is termed 'Small London' because of its numerous modern buildings owned by its men and women mainly residing at Europe and United States of America. Umuakpu has its own water pipe line, electrification and telephone system. Umuakpu is noted for its production of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, economists, modern businessmen and other professionals. And also popular is Agbadala Achi with prominent sons and daughters

Achi is generally made up of sandy soil which is not particularly fertile. As a result, Achi town and people are not known for the cultivation of any particular crop, although Cashew trees and mellon do grow fairly well in Achi. Achi is not the biggest producer (or even a genuine contender) of any cash crop in Eastern Nigeria.

Villages of Achi: 1. Adu 2. Agbadala 3. Ahani 4. Akwu 5. Amaetiti 6. Amankpunato 7. Egwu 8. Ehuhe 9. Enugu Agu 10. Ihe 11. Isikwe 12. Nkpokoro

Achi is not only a name of a tree, people answer the name Achi, like Achi Herbert Chijindu is a lecturer, registered Quantity Surveyor and CEO/MD Chiherb International Limited.


There are several primary schools in Achi with all 12 villages having at least one primary school. The oldest Secondary educational institutions in Achi include Corpus Christi College (founded in 1960) and Girls Secondary School (founded in 1962). Also found in Achi is Savory Memorial Seminary,[1] an Anglican Seminary owned by Diocese of Oji-River, Anglican Communion.

Another popular institution is the Achi Joint Hospital, which is a fairly old hospital. For several years it was and perhaps is still the best hospital in what used to be known as Awgu division in the then East Central State.

There is a fairly old institution known as Achi Farm School (founded around 1960). The institution has for several years been training agricultural extension officers who are currently scattered all over eastern Nigeria.

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