Oyigbo

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Oyigbo
Obigbo
LGA
Nickname(s): OY
Oyigbo is located in Nigeria
Oyigbo
Oyigbo
Coordinates: 4°52′41″N 7°7′42″E / 4.87806°N 7.12833°E / 4.87806; 7.12833
Country Nigeria
State Rivers State
Date created 1991
Seat Afam
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Oyigbo (also Obigbo) (Igbo: Obi Igbo) is a town 30 kilometers from the port city of Port Harcourt [1]:1 and a Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. It is a satellite of Port Harcourt.

Sir Precious Oforji was elected Chairman of the Oyigbo LGA in 2008.[2] HRH EZE MIKE NWAJI was installed the traditional of Obigbo since 1998 to date.[3]

Oil and Gas Exploration[edit]

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) operates an oil well in the LGA.[4] Eastern Network Gas Pipeline (Alscon pipeline) passes through Obigbo in the north.[5]:5 Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC and the Rivers State Government under Gov. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi pledged to work together to restore production activities at the Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC operated Obigbo Gas Plant.[6] On November 1, 2013, citing considerable health and safety risk to people, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC), JV shut down Obigbo gas plant over encroachment on the right-of-way of gas pipelines.[7] And on June 28, 2015, SPDC JV’s announced that its Afam VI located in Okoloma village of Ogbigbo has delivered 20million MWh electricity into national grid and created over 150 jobs.[8]

Demographics[edit]

The Oyigbo people are of Igbo extraction.[9]:1

Towns and Villages[edit]

  • Izuoma
  • KomKom
  • Obeama
  • Afam
  • Mirinwanyi
  • Egberu
  • Ndoki
  • Umuagbai

Education[edit]

Primary and Secondary Schools[edit]

  • Success Education Center
  • Basic International School
  • PHCN staff School
  • Great Child Education Center
  • Bishop Okoye Memorial School
  • Dominican Catholic School
  • Brilliant primary and secondary school
  • The Springfield Group of Schools
  • Sharon Rose Model School
  • Little Angels Model School
  • Community Primary School, Obeama

References[edit]

  1. ^ Polimeni, John M; et al. (June 2007). Labor Migration And Rural-Suburban Symbiosis In Igbo Society. cluteinstitute.com. 6. International Business & Economics Research Journal. 
  2. ^ Odimegwu Onwumere (31 Oct 2008). "Grassroots Politics, Precious Oforji's Example". Modern Ghana Media Communication Limited. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Prince Oswald Nwaji (July 22, 2009). "Peaceful Oyigbo". The Port Harcourt Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  4. ^ Odimegwu Onwumere (12 Dec 2008). "Shell Neglects Shell Road In Oyigbo L.G. A". Modern Ghana Media Communication Limited. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  5. ^ "Role of Nigerian Gas Company in the Nigerian Electricity Industry" (PDF). nipptransactions.com. June 2013. 
  6. ^ "NNPC, Rivers Government Move to Resuscitate Obigbo Gas Plant". nnpcgroup.com. 
  7. ^ "SPDC JV shuts down Obigbo gas plant over encroachment on the right-of-way of gas pipelines". shell.com.ng. 
  8. ^ "SPDC JV's Afam VI delivers 20million MWh electricity into national grid…creates over 150 jobs". shell.com.ng. 
  9. ^ Polimeni, John M; et al. (June 2007). Labor Migration And Rural-Suburban Symbiosis In Igbo Society. cluteinstitute.com. 6. International Business & Economics Research Journal. 

Coordinates: 4°52′41″N 7°7′42″E / 4.87806°N 7.12833°E / 4.87806; 7.12833