Ibiono-Ibom

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ibiono-Ibom
LGA
Ibiono-Ibom is located in Nigeria
Ibiono-Ibom
Ibiono-Ibom
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 5°14′0″N 7°53′0″E / 5.23333°N 7.88333°E / 5.23333; 7.88333Coordinates: 5°14′0″N 7°53′0″E / 5.23333°N 7.88333°E / 5.23333; 7.88333
Country  Nigeria
State Akwa Ibom State
Capital Oko Ita
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Ibiono-Ibom is located in the south-south (Niger Delta Region) of Nigeria and is a Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. It has its administrative headquarters at Oko Ita. The territorial unit and geographical area called, addressed and known as ibiono ibom consists of nine clans(9) clans, thirty three (33)groups and one hundred and Ninety Three (193) villages. It covers a total land surface of 2761.76 sq. kilometers, with a total population of 385,145.

Major cities[edit]

Oko Ita is the local government headquarters of Ibiono Ibom. Idoro, Ididep, Afaha Obio Eno, Ikot Usen, Utit Obio, and Afua, Use Ndon, Ikpanya are a few of many prominent towns.

Administrative areas[edit]

Ibiono Ibom is divided into 9 Clans:

LGA Website
Afaha Clan
Ibiaku Clan
Ididep Clan
Idoro Clan
Ikpanya Clan
Mbiabong Clan
Ntan Clan
Use Clan
Utit Obio Clan

History[edit]

The people of Ibiono Ibom arrived in what is now Nigeria between 1200-1500 BC.[citation needed]

The region of the local government was created out of Itu Local government Area in December 1996.

Demography[edit]

The people are predominantly of the Christian faith. The main ethnic groups of the LGA are:

The Ibibio peoplewho speak a dialect of the Ibibio Language.

The Ibibio language belongs to the Benue–Congo language family, which forms part of the Niger–Congo group of languages.

Despite the homogeneity, no central government existed among the people of what is now Ibiono Ibom LGA prior to the British invasion in 1904.

When Ibiono Ibom was created in 1996, Oko Ita was chosen as the local government headquarters to spread development to all regions of the LGA.

Education[edit]

The current region of Ibiono Ibom in old Itu LGA were the first set of people to encounter Western education in Akwa Ibom State with the establishment of Mary Slessor secondary school,1950 and other top flight schools such as the Ididep Science College (formerly Teachers' Training College, Ididep). Currently various institutions for post primary education have sprung up and spread across the local government.

Some Educational Institutes in the local government include:

Politics[edit]

Politics in Ibiono Ibom is dominated by the people from the central part of Ibiono, with the highly endorse political party being PDP (Peoples Democratic Party)

Prominent people from Ibiono Ibom[edit]

Ibiono Ibom has produce many prominent people for Akwa Ibom State and Nigeria as a whole. Great personalities like Cardinal Ekanem, First Nigeria Roman Catholic Cardinal.

Obong (Major General) Philip Efiong, Akankang Ibiono Ibom.Serving under the Biafran Government from 1967 to 1970, Obong Philip Efiong served as Chief of Logistics, Chief of Staff, Commandant of the Militia, and Chief of General Staff.. read more about him:http://www.philip-effiong.com/Dad-Memory.

Rt.Hon. Senator ITA ENANG: Ita Solomon Enang (born 23 August 1962) is a Nigerian politician who represented the Itu and Ibiono Ibom Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State in the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2011. He was elected Senator for the Uyo (North East) Senatorial District of Akwa Ibom in the 2011 Federal elections. Background: Ita Solomon Enang was born on 23 August 1962. He attended the Presbyterian Teachers Training College, Ididep, Akwa Ibom State (1974-1979). He was admitted to the University of Calabar, Calabar in 1980 where he read Law, graduating in 1984. He went on to the Nigerian Law School, Lagos and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985. He then entered private practice with his own law firm.[

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Template:Clans and Villages of Ibiono Ibom LGA