OKOBO Local Government Area
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Location: Okobo Local Government Area is bounded by Uruan, Oron, Udung Uko and Nsit Atai Local Government Areas.

Representative: Hon. Asukwo Efiong Odiong

Paramount Ruler: HRH Obong (Engr.) Efiong Robin Amasi


Rt. Hon. John Ita

He was born 46 years ago into the royal family of Asuquo Asuquo Ita-Etenne of Atabong clan, Okobo LGA. He attended St. Joseph Primary School, Anua, Uyo, and Central School, Ewene, Enugu between 1971 and 1975.

Between 1975 and 1980, he attended Lutheran High School, Obot Idim, Uyo, where he sat for WASC in 1980, and also in Comprehensive Secondary School, Uyo, in 1983. He has a diploma in Interior Decoration/Design from Rhodec International School of Design, London, by correspondence. In 1994, he was admitted into School of Accountancy and Business Administration, Uyo, where he bagged National Diploma, ONO, in 1996.

After his course in Interior Design, he registered Elegant Intercraft Group which specializes in interior decoration, building services, printing and graphics. He is a member, Institute of Independent Designers, as well as associate, Institute of Professional Designers.

In 1999, Hon. Ita was elected councillor into Okobo Legislative Council, where he became the minority leader and has since remained in active. politics. In 2000, he was admitted into Abia State University where he graduated with a B.Sc. in Government and Public Administration with Second Class Upper division.

An ordained Elder of World Missionary Church, he also served as the Secretary of Men`s Fellowship and Chairman, Men`s Fellowship.

He is happily married to former Emah Asuquo Okon of Mbierebe Obio, in Ibesikpo/Asutan LGA. He likes travelling and rock music.

A Local Government Building


The people form part of the Oro Nation and have at present a population of 104,057 people using the 2006 national census figures as guide. The people use the popular dialect of Oro and Okobo though Ibibio language is commonly understood. A vibrant cultural heritage expressed in such traditional dances and masquerades as Ekpe, Ibom, Okponkpong, Afiakeyit, Nkuho, etc. Prominent recognition is given to Nkuho, a symbolic institution where maidens are confined for a certain period for induction and training for matrimonial responsibilities.


* Source: 2006 National Census

Recent Projects  Profile

Borehole at Govt. Guest House, Okobo
New Borehole, At Okobo L.GA
Construction of lock-up stores At Atabong Market, Okobo
New Borehole In a Primary School Okobo
Construction at Ayabong Market, Okobo

OKOBO In The News
Nov, 13 2009: Akwa Ibom Govt. to Identify With Arik Airline...more
Oct, 21 2009: Okobo Roads for Grading Soon...more
Sep, 24 2009: Akwa Ibom Inaugural Flight Lands in Okobo...more
Aug, 12 2009: Justice Boss Assures LRC of Support...more

Natural Resorces
Tropical forest with obeche, mahogany for supply of wood for boat and canoe construction. Good deposits of clay and fine sand.

The people are actively engaged In farming and fishing.

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