Warri South West

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Warri South West
Country Nigeria
StateDelta State
HeadquartersOgbe-Ijo
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Warri South West is a Local Government Area in Delta State, Nigeria. It was created in 1997 and has its headquarters in the town of Ogbe-Ijoh. It has an estimated land area of 1,722 km² and a population of 116,681 from the census of 2006 but this population has grown since then.

Warri Southwest is home to the Ijaw and Itsekiri ethnic groups in Delta State. The Ijaw inhabit Ogbe-ijoh, Gbaramatu, Isaba and diebiri communities as the majority while the Itsekiris inhabit the Ugborodo and Madangho communities as the minority. This LGA boasts of some of the largest proven oil and gas reserves in Delta State and the Niger Delta.

Operation has commenced in the Phase one the Escravos Gas to Liquid project and in March 2015 another $16 Billion gas project was commissioned. In addition, the Nigerian maritime University will be taking off in Okerenkoko.

In the presence of the wealth of natural resource, the LGA has suffered huge impact of resource extraction and communal disputes but in the past years it has emerged a state place for business and development.

The postal code of the area is 332.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2009-10-20.

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