Ekpoma

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Ekpoma
Town
Ekpoma is located in Nigeria
Ekpoma
Ekpoma
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 6°45′N 6°08′E / 6.750°N 6.133°E / 6.750; 6.133Coordinates: 6°45′N 6°08′E / 6.750°N 6.133°E / 6.750; 6.133
Country Nigeria
StateEdo
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
Area code(s)055
ClimateAw

Ekpoma is a town in Edo State, Nigeria. It is the administrative headquarters of the Esan West Local Government Area. Ekpoma lies on the geographical coordinate of latitude 6°45′N 6°08′E / 6.750°N 6.133°E / 6.750; 6.133. The town has an official Post Office, and it is home to the Ambrose Alli University.[1]

Population[edit]

It has a population of over 190,000 people. It has an adult male population of over 60,000 and adult female population of over 50,000. It is politically divided into 10 wards and occupies a land mass of 502km sq. [2]

People[edit]

The people are mainly of Esan tribe, and are predominantly academic and non-academic staffs of Ambrose Alli University, owners of small scale medium enterprises (SME’s), subsistence farmers and others which include civil service, trading, transportation and students of Ambrose Alli University.

Health[edit]

The community enjoys a blend of traditional and orthodox medicine, with the presence of two general hospitals, a number of privately owned hospitals and Government owned health centers, and is also closely linked with Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, where a lot of inhabitants visit to receive health care. Traditional bone setters, traditional birth attendants and herbal healers are also fairly distributed around the town setting. The caliber of staff commonly found at the health centers include community health extension workers, nurses, auxiliary nurses and doctors. Services offered at these centers include: health education, immunization, family planning counselling, treatment of minor ailments and first aid, referrals, and ante-natal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
  2. ^ Okun, R., Okosun, M. (1990). An Overview of the Esan West Local Government. The journal for geographical placement for Ekpoma community. 15(4), 259-265