Alor, Anambra

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Alor
Town
Nickname(s): Alor London
Alor is located in Nigeria
Alor
Alor
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 6°05′N 6°57′E / 6.083°N 6.950°E / 6.083; 6.950Coordinates: 6°05′N 6°57′E / 6.083°N 6.950°E / 6.083; 6.950
Country Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
Geo-political Zone South-East
State Anambra State
Local Government Area Idemili South
Government
 • Type Traditional
 • Traditional Ruler Currently Vacant(Regent)
 • Governing Body Igwe-In-Council, Alor People's Convention (APC)
Time zone WAT (UTC+01)

Alor is a town in Idemili South LGA, Anambra State, Nigeria.

Infrastructure[edit]

Alor has a functional road system that primes it from the surrounding communities, adequate water reticulation and street lights that grace the town at night. The main market day in Alor is NKWO, and on that day, traders from the villages and from neighboring towns converge at the market square (Nkwo-Alor) to trade.

Government[edit]

The Traditional government of Alor consists of the Igwe (King) followed by the Ndi-Ichie (Lords), Ndi-Idi, Ndi-Ozo (orzor), Ndi-Nze (Dukes) and other titled individuals and groups E.g.:, Umu-Nna, Umu-Ada, Otu Ogbo (Age Group), Ndi-Ikom, Ndi-Nne etc. However, there are other special sceptered branches that enforce order, they are:- the Igwe-In-Council, Alor Peoples Convention (APC), Alor Development Union (ADU), the vigilante groups etc.

The Alor has numerous educated sons and daughters that are employed in manifold industries and trades both in Alor, Nigeria and overseas. Moreover, Animal husbandry, Block industries, Printing Press, Wine depot (palm wine), Palm oil mills, and Soap industries are among the few industries that can be found in Alor.

Education[edit]

Alor is home to numerous nursery schools with seven primary schools and two high schools, a federal university, plus other higher institutions like commercial colleges and evangelical seminaries.

Culture[edit]

The culture of Alor is equivalent to its neighboring communities which are in turn consistent with general Igbo culture.

Place of worship[edit]

Alor has multiple churches and denominations: Roman Catholic, Anglican, Deeper life, Cherubim and Seraphim, Dominion City, Grace of God Assemblies, Odozi-Obodo, Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel), Sabbath churches etc.

People[edit]

Some prominent people from Alor include;

  • HRH Chief S.N Okonkwo Ezediohamma 1 of Alor.
  • Chief P.N. Okeke-Ojiudu - Nigerian First Republic politician as Minister for Agriculture and businessman.
  • Senator Chris Ngige - Former Governor of Anambra State
  • Engr. Emeka Ezeh (FNSE), Director General Bureau of Public Procurement, Nigeria
  • Professor Emeka Ezeonu, Professor of Biochemistry NAU Awka Nigeria
  • Dr Obiagwu Hillary Ikechukwu, Registrar Obstetrics and Gynaecology NAUTH Nigeria