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Onna is located in Nigeria
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 4°39′0″N 7°52′0″E / 4.65000°N 7.86667°E / 4.65000; 7.86667Coordinates: 4°39′0″N 7°52′0″E / 4.65000°N 7.86667°E / 4.65000; 7.86667
Country Nigeria
StateAkwa Ibom State
 • ChairmanJoshua T. Ndoho
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Onna is a Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Its name comes from an acronym of the names of the four predominant clans in the area: Oniong, Nnung Ndem, Awa Afaha and Awa.[1]

Onna has a population of about 495,000 people worldwide. Because of its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, the people of Onna are predominantly fishermen and farmers. The oil rich local government is also home to a number of highly intellectual population who have made numerous impact in the community, nationwide and in the diasporas.

Villages in Onna[edit]

  • Ikwe
  • Ikot Akpatek
  • Ikot Ebidang
  • Ikot Ebekpo
  • Abat
  • Ndon Eyo
  • Mkpok
  • Okat
  • Ikot Edor
  • Ukpana
  • Mkpaeto
  • Ikot Esor
  • Ikot Iko Ibon
  • Okom
  • Ikot Ndudot
  • Ikot Ebiere
  • Ikot Udo
  • Ikot Nkan
  • Ikot Ndua Iman
  • Ikot Obong Ishiet
  • Ikot Akpan Ishiet
  • Atiamkpat
  • Awa Iman
  • Nnung Oku
  • Ntan Ide Ekpe
  • Awa ndon
  • Awa aAtai
  • Ikot Abasi oniong
  • Ikot Mbong
  • ssss


The traditional stool is occupied by Royal Fathers known as Paramount Rulers. The current Paramount Ruler is His Royal Majesty, Edidem Raymond Timothy Inyang (born June 13, 1947), who assumed the throne in 2017 upon the death of his predecessor His Eminence Edidem Akpabio Udo Ukpa. .

Oil and gas industry[edit]

Onna is near large offshore oil- and gas-drilling operations. Both Exxon Mobil[2]and Total S.A. have operations in the area. Their operations have caused some controversy. Local researchers found large amounts of pollution from oil spills in and around Onna.[3]


  1. ^ "Onna Local Government Area". www.manpower.com.ng. Retrieved 2021-09-11.
  2. ^ "ExxonMobil", Wikipedia, 2019-12-05, retrieved 2019-12-05
  3. ^ Dr. E. A. Akpofure. "Oil Spillage in Nigeria's Niger Delta". Urhobo Historical Society. Retrieved 2008-04-11.