Orumba North

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Orumba North
Country  Nigeria
State Anambra State
Population (2006)
 • Total 172,405
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Orumba North is a Local Government Area in Anambra State, East-central Nigeria.


The 16 major towns that make up the local government are as follows;

  • Awgbu,
  • Omogho,
  • Ndiokpalaeze,
  • Ndiokolo,
  • Amaetiti,
  • Ndiokpalaeke,
  • Okoh,
  • Nanka,
  • Ndiukwuenu,
  • Awa,
  • Ndikelionwu,
  • Ajalli,
  • Ufuma,
  • Amaokpala,
  • Ndiowu, and
  • Okpeze.

It is a region with markedly fertile land for agriculture with prominent products around rice, yam, cassava, and palm oil. Most of the population are subsistence farmers and traders. There is also a large student community as a result of the presence of a Federal Polytechnic located at Okoh.


Here is the list of secondary schools in Orumba North Local Government Area:

  • Community High School, Nanka
  • Community Secondary School, Nanka
  • Community Secondary School, Oko
  • Community Secondary School, Ndikelionwu
  • Community Secondary School, Ndiowu
  • Community Secondary School, Ufuma
  • Community Secondary School, Enugwuabor Ufuma
  • Community Secondary School, Awgbu
  • Community High School, Awgbu
  • Awgbu Grammar School, Awgbu
  • Community Secondary School, Ajali
  • Community Secondary School, Omogbo
  • Community Secondary School, Awa

Notable people[edit]

Notable people from Orumba Local Government Area include:

  • Professor Vincent Chukwuemeka Ike, educationist and author who hails from Ndikelionwu where he is now a traditional King.
  • Professor Humphrey Nwosu, from Ajali town, Chairman of the National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (NECON)
  • Dr. Alex Ekwueme, from Okoh town, a scion of the Royal House of Okoh, politician, architect and former Vice-president of Nigeria.

Ufuma is particularly popular in the South Eastern part of Nigeria because it had offered sanctuary to fleeing Biafran warlords during the final days of the Nigerian-Biafran conflict.