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Obi Local Government Area

Obi local government area was in 1996 and has its headquarters at Obarike-Ito. The local government area derives its name from the Obi stream that flows in the area.

Headquarters:

Obarike-Ito (Ito Barracks)

Created:

10th October 1996

Geo-Location:

South Central

Landmass:

195 Sq km

Population:

98,550 (2006)

Languages:

Igede

Boundaries:

  1. Ado Local Government Area,
  2. Otukpo Local Government Area, and
  3. Oju Local Government Area of Benue State.

Occupation:

Farming

Farmer produce:

The main farm produce are:

  1. Maize,
  2. Cassava,
  3. Groundnut, and
  4. Yams

Mineral resources:

  1. Banxite
  2. Limestone
  3. Crude oil
  4. Tin Ore, and
  5. Copper

Distance from Makurdi:

1:30hr

Major towns:

  1. Adum East,
  2. Itogo,
  3. Okpokwu, and
  4. Ikwokwu

Area Code:

BRT

Council Wards:

  1. Obarike-Ito council ward
  2. Orihi council ward
  3. Okwutungbe council ward
  4. Ogore council ward
  5. Okpokwu council ward
  6. Odiapa council ward
  7. Obeko council ward
  8. Itogo council ward
  9. Irabi council ward
  10. Ikwokwu council ward
  11. Akum West council ward, and
  12. Adiko council ward