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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, Southeastern Nigeria. Its name comes from an acronym of the three predominant clans that live in the area: Oniong, Nnung Ndem, and Awa.[citation needed]

Because of its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, the people of Onna are predominantly fishermen.

Oil and Gas Industry[edit]

Onna is located near large offshore oil and gas drilling operations. Both Exxon Mobil 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.[1]


  1. ^ Dr. E. A. Akpofure. "Oil Spillage in Nigeria's Niger Delta". Urhobo Historical Society. Retrieved 2008-04-11.