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Obot Akara LGA

OBOTAKARALGA

Location
Located North East of Akwa Ibom State, It shares boundaries with Essien Udim, Ikono, Ini, Ikot Ekpene Local Government Areas in Akwa Ibom State, and Ikwuano and Isiala Ngwa Local Government Areas in Abia State.

Natural Resources
Agricultural produce include the following: palm oil and kernel, cassava, yam and cocoyam, poultry farm, fish farm, etc, mineral deposits such as corked oil wells, limestone, clay, sand and gravels.

Commerce
The people are predominantly farmers. There are some who are into hunting and craft making.

People
The people of Obot Akara Local Government Area are of Annang extraction and speak the Annang language. The people of Obot Akara identify themselves with such traditional heritage as expressed in masquerades, folklores and dances such as Ekpo, Abiakpo, Uta, Asian Uboikpa, etc. The attachment of the people to culture and tradition is as strong as it is inexplicable. Nonetheless, there are many who have embraced the Christian faith as noticed by the number of schools, hospitals and other facilities built by Christian organizations.

Population

Males Females TOTAL:
76,579 71,702 148,281
* Source: 2006 National Census