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EASTERN OBOLO Local Government Area
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Location: It is located in the Niger Delta fringe between Imo and Qua Iboe Rivers estuaries and lies between latitudes 4° 28` and 4° 53` and longitudes 7° 50` and 7° 55` East. It is bounded in the North by Mkpat Enin Local Government Area, North East by Onna, West by Ikot Abasi, South East by Ibeno Local Government Areas and in the South by the Atlantic Ocean.

Representative: Hon. Charles Constance Mbong

Paramount Ruler: HRM Ubong (Apostle, Dr.) Owen Sylvanus Ukafia, Ede VI (JP)

Chairman

Hon. Francis Charles Uduyok

Born on October 28, 1973, he attended St. Silas Primary School, Okoroete, and later proceeded to Commercial Secondary School, Ibekwe, for his secondary education.

For his university education, Hon. Uduyok attended the University of Calabar where he obtained B.Sc in Accounting.

Shortly after his National Service, he was employed by the Akwa Ibom State Local Government Service Commission as an Account Officer II..

In his school days, he was the National President of the National Association of Eastern Obolo Students (NAOES). In that capacity he initiated and implemented both scholarship and bursary awards to students of Eastern Obolo origin. He also facilitated the establishment of the only secondary school in Okoroete known as Okoromita Comprehensive Secondary School, Okoroete.

Hon. Uduyok has also worked as the Public Relations Manager in CECC, China Engineering Construction Company Nig. Ltd. Before his resignation to contest the Local Government elections, he had served as a member of a Federal Board, the Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute, and had also served in several political committees in the State.
 


A Local Government Building
 

 

People
The people are a mixture Andoni and Iko extractions; strong cultural affinity exists among the people.lt has a total landmass of 117,008 square kilometres with an estimated shoreline of about 184 km long.


Culture
The cultural heritage is not restricted to the people. Rather the entire Niger Delta with unique traditional dressing synonymous with "Etibo" and "Wurkor"

Population

MalesFemalesTOTAL:
30,00330,54060,543
* Source: 2006 National Census
 

Recent Projects  Profile

  • Traditional Rulers Council office Complex
  • Renovation of Council Secretariat
  • Offering N40,000 revolving loan to women of Eastern Obolo L.G.A Ninety (90) women benefited
  • New admin block built by the administration at 60 days in office
  • Rehabilitation of Electrification Poles/Wires Along Ikot Akpaden Okorete Rd, Eastern Obolo to Enable The LGA reconnect to the National Grid After 14 Months of Darkness
  • Health Centre Emereoke
  • Renovation of Obolo Hall At Okoroete
  • Amauka Health Centre
  • Traditional Rulers Council Office Complex
 

EASTERN OBOLO In The News
Mar, 17 2009: Christmas Village Planned for Eastern Obolo LGA...more
Oct, 19 2008: Ikot Akpan Udo crisis: Akwa Ibom sets up commission of inquiry ...more

Natural Resorces
Abundant mineral deposits with onshore and offshore oil wells at Elekpen, Iko Town, Otunene and Iko-Nta/Obianga.

Fishing depot at Educwink, Elekpon, Agan-asa. Forest reserves include mangrove, iroko, raffia, rubber, kolanurt, coconut, peas, mango, etc.


Commerce
Predominantly fishermen with over 85 per cent involved in active fishing.
 

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