Odukpani

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Odukpani
LGA and town
Country Nigeria
StateCross River State
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Odukpani is a Local Government Area in Cross River State, Nigeria. It lies between latitude 5°4'52.46''N and longitude 8°20'59.7''E and has an elevation approximately 413ft.[1] It is largely populated by the Efik people.[2]

President Olusegun Obasanjo announced in March 2006 that a 561 megawatt gas turbine power station was to be opened at Ikot Nyong in the LGA.[3] In April 2008 the House Committee on Power and Steel was investigating the power station project, which was only 30% complete and eight months behind schedule, although the contractor had been fully paid.[4]

Settlements in Odukpani include Akpap Okoyong, Eki, Eniong Abatim, Ito, Idere, Ukwa Ibom, Creek Town, Inuakpa Okoyong, Okurikang. The LGA has approximately a population of 257,800 persons. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.nigeriagalleria.com. "Odukpani Town, Popular Town, Prominent town,in Cross River Nigeria Guide". www.nigeriagalleria.com. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  2. ^ IDMC : Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre | Countries | Nigeria | Controversy over demarcation between LGAs in the Cross River and Akwa Ibom states caused violence and displacement, 2001
  3. ^ Obasanjo in Calabar, speaks on 25-year electricity plan The Vanguard, Saturday, March 11, 2006
  4. ^ Stanley Nkwazema (2 April 2008). "Contractor Overpaid By N.22bn". This Day. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
  5. ^ "Cross River (State, Nigeria) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map and Location". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 2018-02-24.

Inuakpa Okoyong