Omuku

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Omoku
city
Nickname(s): Oil City 3
Omoku is located in Nigeria
Omoku
Omoku
Location of Omoku in Nigeria
Coordinates: 5°20′31″N 6°39′22″E / 5.342°N 6.656°E / 5.342; 6.656Coordinates: 5°20′31″N 6°39′22″E / 5.342°N 6.656°E / 5.342; 6.656
State Rivers State
Local Government Area Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni
Government
 • Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike PDP
Area
 • Total 52 km2 (20 sq mi)
 • Land 52 km2 (20 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 160,000
  estimated [1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+1)

Omoku is a town in Rivers State, Nigeria with a population of about 200,000 people. It Is located in the northern part of the state, near the boundary with Delta State and Imo State. It is the capital of the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area and one of the major cities of the Ogba people. It is also the capital seat of the Oba of Ogba land.

Oil companies which operate there include SPDC, TOTAL and NAOC. 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,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 (PHCN).

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""The World Gazetteer"". Archived from the original on 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 

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