Asari-Toru

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Asari-Toru
LGA
Country Nigeria
State Rivers State
Date created 29 May 1989
Seat Buguma
Area
 • Land 44 sq mi (113 km2)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Asari-Toru is a Local Government Area in Rivers State, Nigeria.

General Information[edit]

Asari-Toru Local Government Area was created out of the old Degema Local Government Area on May 16, 1989 under the Hon. Eziwoke Wokoma. The inhabitants are of a common language which is the “Kalabari” speaking nationality, with ancestral origin and beliefs. Asari-Toru is the “Seat” of the Ancestral Stool of the Kalabari Speaking Dynasty which cuts across Akuku-Toru and Degema Local Government Areas. The Local Government Area upon creation presently encompasses Seventeen (17) Communities namely: Buguma, Abalama, Abiama, Angulama, Atuka, Ido, Ifoko, Illelema, Krakrama, Minama, Okpo, Omekweama, Omekwetariama, Oporoama, Sama, Agama, Tema. Buguma City is the Headquarters of the Local Government Area and Seat of the King of Kalabari Kingdom: His Royal Majesty, King (Prof.) T.J.T Princewill, Abbi the XI, Amayanabo of Kalabari Kingdom. Within the Seventeen (17) communities, an estimated population of Three Hundred and Fifty thousand (350,000) persons can be identified as inhabiting these Communities.These communities have been grouped into thirteen (13) electoral wards. The Local Government Area upon creation presently encompasses Seventeen (17) Communities namely: Buguma, Abalama, Abiama, Angulama, Atuka, Ido, Ifoko, Illelema, Krakrama, Minama, Okpo, Omekweama, Omekwetariama, Oporoama, Sama, Sangama, Tema. It has an area of 113 km² and a population of 220,100 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 504.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-20.