Isuikwuato

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Isuikwuato
LGA and town
Coordinates: 5°32′N 7°29′E / 5.533°N 7.483°E / 5.533; 7.483
Country Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
State Abia State

Isuikwuato is a local government area in Abia State in southeastern Nigeria. The name Isu-Ikwu-Ato translates from Igbo as 'three Isu families or lineage' and refers to the three lineages descended from the Isu people, in what is now a local government area. The three brothers are Imenyi which was Considered the Eldest, Oguduasaa the second eldest and their younger sibling Isuamawo, these three major clans which also harbours some various communities in each of them makes up the present day Isuikwuato.It has an estimated population of over 50,000 people. Isuikwuato has natural resources such as iron ore and kaolin.[1] Oil lines flow through Isuikwuato and there have been cases of burst pipe which have had severe effects on the local economy and environment. The major cash crops are palm oil and cassava.[2] The soil at Isuikwuato is loose and suffers from Erosion and this left some dangerous erosion sites in the area. They lack the needed government backing to build drainages around the area to guide the flow of water without further harming the already crying soil. Blessed with hills and highlands, the town will appreciate water infrastructures because water is an important but hard resource to get in Isuikwuato. Isuikwuato is also home to Abia State University Uturu.

Isuikwuato people are predominantly Christians. Catholic, Anglicans, Presbyterians and Methodists dominate other denominations, but denominations such as Assemblies of God have increased in number. The Isuikwuato Christian Organisation (ISUCCO) has helped to evangelise the communities.

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Coordinates: 5°32′N 7°29′E / 5.533°N 7.483°E / 5.533; 7.483