Okija

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Okija is a city in Ihiala LGA, Anambra State in Nigeria. Okija, the oldest town in the Ihiala local government area, and one of the biggest towns in Igboland. Okijians are generally Christians. It is the home of Madonna University, Okija. In Okija, Orashi River on its flow to the Atlantic, joins Okposi river one of its tributaries.[1] [2]

Culture[edit]

Okija Shrine[edit]

The Okija Shrine or Ogwuwu Akpu is the popular local shrine in the city. It was a dispute settlement shrine where people with personal, land and business issues go to in order to seek adjudication by the gods.

Notable Nigerians from Okija[edit]

Okija is home to many notable Nigerians, including;

External links[edit]

Reference List[edit]

  1. ^ Anazoo, I.J; et al. (2008). "Sanitary Quality of Ulasi River, Okija, Anambra State, Nigeria". Microbiology, Anambra State University of Science and Technology. African Journal of Applied Zoology and Environmental Biology. 7: 1. ISSN 1119-023X. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ Mbajiorgu, C. C.; et al. (2003). "A water quality study of Ulasi river at selected locations" (PDF). 29th WEDC International Conference Towards The Millennium Development Goals: 1. Retrieved May 14, 2016.