Oil City 3
|Local Government Area||Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni|
|• Governor||Ezenwo Nyesom Wike PDP|
|• Total||52 km2 (20 sq mi)|
|• Land||52 km2 (20 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (CEST)|
Omoku is a town in Rivers State, Nigeria with a population of about 200,000 people. It Is located in the southern part of the state, near the boundary with Delta State and Imo State. It is the headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area and one of the major cities of the Ogba people and Rivers State of Nigeria. It is also the capital seat of the Oba of Ogba land. The indigenes speak the Ogba dialect of the Igboid language.
Oil companies which operate there include Shell Petroleum Development Company, Total Exploration & Production Nigeria and Nigerian Agip Oil Company. The city's infrastructure has been improved with the construction of dual carriageway roads, a power generation plant and banks.
Omoku enjoys relatively stable power supply. But lately,[when?] the oil companies that provide these services free of charge face a lot of challenges in providing this service. This may not be unconnected to the rapid growth and unchecked development on this social service. It is one of the few towns in Nigeria which are not connected to the national electricity grid and thus is not under the control of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria.