Edo state Local Governments and their headquarters

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Edo state Local Governments and their headquarters

Edo state is one of the 36 states we have in Nigeria comprising 18 different local governments each with their own headquarter. Presently, the capital of Edo state in located in the city of Benin. In today’s article, we are going to discuss Edo state Local Governments (LG) and their headquarters one by one.

While Benin City is the capital of Edo state, it was also the capital and  seat of government of imperial ancient Benin kingdom which spread from Benin City to Lagos and to the present Republic of Benin.  It is noted for its bronze works and crafts.

Local government areas in Edo state

Benin City which is the headquarter of Edo state, contains the palace of the Oba of Benin, the great moat, the National Museum, Ramat park, Ogba zoo, Sakponba ,/Asoro monument, Emotan  statue, Igun Bronze Casters.

In Benin City, there are many commercial banks, Central Bank of Nigeria, many hotels and secondary school, in fact UNIBEN located here. It is also the headquarters of Oredo Local Government Area, the spiritual home and origin of all Edo speaking people.

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Now, the name of all 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Edo state and their headquarter are discussed in the table below:

# (S/N)Local GovernmentCapital’s Name
1OrhionmwonAbudu
2OwanAfuze
3Etsako EastAgenebode
4Etsako WestAuchi
5UhunmwodeEhor
6Esan WestEkpoma
7Etsako centralFugal
8Esan CentralIrrua
9Ikpoba-Okha Idogbo
10Ovia SouthWestIguobazuwa
11Akoko EdoIgarra
12IguebenIgueben
13Ovia NortheastOkada
14Owan WestSabongida
15Esan SoutheastUbiaja
16Esan NortheastUromi
17EgorUselu
18EdoBenin City

18 LGAs in Edo state and their capital

The explanation of all eighteen local governments in Edo state shown in the table above are as follows one by one with their headquarters.

#1. Abudu

Abudu, the headquarters of Orhionmwon Local Government Area is about 51 kilometres form Benin City. River Orhionmwon runs through the town. The people are of the Benins Clan.

#2. Afuze

Afuze, the headquarters of Owan Local Government Area, is 130 kilometres from Benin City. It has become an important training ground for sports men and women and has been earmarked for development into an Olympic standard training ground. The Institute of Physical Education is situated there. The people are of Owans-Oras Clan {Children of Oba Ozolua}.They are renowned for the production of cocoa, tobacco and cashew

#3. Agenebode

Agenebode is the headquarters of Etsako East Local Government of Edo State. Sand Beaches of Agenebode {Weppa Wanno} is located there . The people are of Afemais Clan also known as Ivbiosakon.

#4. Auchi

Auchi is the headquarters of Etsako West Local Government Area. It has a polytechnic and is scattered over hills and valleys. The hilly nature of the terrain makes the weather of Auchi cool most of the year. Auchi is 133 kilometres from Benin City. Cloth weaving is an important occupation of the people who are of Afemais Clan also known as Ivbiosakon.

#5. Benin City

Benin City is the capital of Edo state. It was also the capital and  seat of government of imperial ancient Benin kingdom which spread from Benin City to Lagos and to the present Republic of Benin.

#6. Ehor

Ehor is the Local Government Headquarters of Uhunmwode of Edo state. The first Enogie of Ehor was the son of Oba Olua. Historical record showed that the early people of Ihevbe {Isevbe} migrated from Ehor.The people are of the Benins Clan.

#7. Ekpoma

Ekpoma is the headquarters of Esan West Local   Government Area, is about 45 minutes drive from Benin City .The people  are of Esan/Ishan Clan .The Ambrose Alli University is located in the town. Rice cultivation is a major occupation of the people.

#8. Fugal

Fugal is the headquarters of Etsako central Local Government Area. The people are of  Afemais Clan also known as Ivbiosakon.

#9. Irrua

Irrua is the headquarters of Esan Central Local Government Area .The people  are of Esan/Ishan Clan.

#10. Idogbo

Idogbo is the headquarters of Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area. Benson Idahosa University is located there. The people are of the Benins Clan.

#11. Iguobazuwa

Iguobazuwa is the headquarters of  Ovia SouthWest Local Government Area  The people are of Benins Clan. It is about 30 minutes drive from Benin City.

#12. Igarra

Igarra is the headquarters of Akoko Edo Local Government Area. The hilly nature of the place makes it picturesque. It is about 167 kilometeres from Benin City . known nationally for its fine pottery. They are of Akoko-Edos Clan.

#13. Igueben

Igueben is the headquarters of Igueben Local Government of Edo state. Udo Tourist Centre and Amahor Waterside are located there . The people  are of Esan/Ishan Clan.

#14. Okada

Okada is the Local Government Headquarters of Ovia Northeast. Okada is the success story of the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbenedion who transformed it to the envy of its neighbours. Okada Wonderland and Igbinedion University are located there. The people are of Benins Clan.

#15. Sabongida

Sabongida is the headquarters of Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State. The people are of Owans/Oras clan {Children of Oba Ozolua}.

#16. Ubiaja

Ubiaja is the headquarters of Esan Southeast Local Government Area . It is 114 kilometres from Benin City. The people are of Esan/Ishan Clan. Rice cultivation and cloth-weaving are major occupation of the people.

#17. Uromi   

Uromi is the headquarters of Esan Northeast Local Government of Edo state. The people are of Esan/Ishan Clan.

#18. Uselu

Uselu is the headquarters of Egor Local Government Area. Uselu is the official residence of Edaiken who is the eldest son of the reigning Oba and the heir apparent to the throne of Benin kingdom. Egua-Iyoba {Iyoba Palace}, the reigning Oba’s mother officially residence and University of Benin are located there. The people are of the Benins Clan.

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