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Brief history of Awba-Ofemili - NaijaAgroNet: ... Linking agrobiz, sustainable environs, people & technology


Awba-Ofemili is a town in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria. The town has an estimated population of 15,978 according to the 2006 Nigerian Census. Awba-Ofemili has eight villages, each of which made up small communities of kindreds.

The eight villages in Awba-Ofemili today include Umuokpe, Umuchibu, Ezike, Akpana, Enugwu-Agu, Umuosite, Enugwu, Umuezeavu.

HRH Igwe Ezekwesili Maduagwuna,
Ofemili 1 of Awba-Ofemili

Awba-Ofemili is about 30kilometers (km) from Awka, the capital city of Anambra State. Like most towns in Awka-North, Awba-Ofemili’s climate and soil conditions are favorable to farming, especially for rice mass production.

Awba-Ofemili is bordered in the north by Ibite-Olo (Enugu State), on the East by Ugbene (by land) and Achalla (by water), on the West by Umuolum (Ayamelum L.G.A), and on the south by Aguleri through the Ezu-Omabala waterways (Anambra East L.G.A).

Since after the civil war in 1970s, Awba-Ofemili has had some three successive Traditional Rulers/ His Royal Highnesses (HRH)/Igwes; namely late, Igwe Samuel Nzegwu Obidigwe (Ezu 1 of Awba-Ofemili), late Igwe Samson Chike Akabueze (Okemili 1 of Awba-Ofemili) and the current being HRH Igwe Ernest Ezekwesili Maduagwuna (Ofemili 1 of Awba-Ofemili)

Awba-Ofemili has historical affinity with Nachi in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State as pertains to her origin.

For details and comments, see Brief history of Awba-Ofemili

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