Ogwashi Ukwu, sometimes spelt as Ogwashi-Uku, is an Igbo town in Delta State, Nigeria.[1] Located west of the state capital Asaba, it is the headquarters for the Local Government Area, Aniocha South.[2] The population of Ogwashi-Ukwu is about 50,234.[citation needed]. However, its number has increased vastly and keeps increasing. It is an Anioma region of Delta State which is home to the Igbo-speaking people of Delta State. Its natives are the Enuani (Igbo) people, who are predominantly farmers and fishers. [citation needed]The villages in Ogwashi-Ukwu include Ikelike (the original inhabitants), Umu Dei, Azungwu, Agidiase, Agidiehe, Ogbe Akwu, Ishekpe, Ogbe Onicha, Ogbe Ubu, Ogbe Ani and Umu-okwe.[3]

Official seal of Ogwashi-Ukwu
Adaigbo Nshiagu
Ogwashi-Ukwu is located in Nigeria
Coordinates: 6°10′59.06″N 6°31′27.72″E / 6.1830722°N 6.5243667°E / 6.1830722; 6.5243667
StateDelta State
 • ObiObi Ifechukwude Chukuka Okonjo 2nd
 • Total50,234
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
National languageIgbo

Landmarks edit

  • Jay Jay Okocha Stadium
  • Ogwashi-Ukwu Post Office,
  • Ukwu Orji at Ogbeofu,
  • Ihu Ngwu at Azungwu
  • Abu Ano Market at Ishekpe and
  • Ogwashi-Ukwu Carnival (Ineh Festival)
  • Kwale junction
  • Agidiase
  • Hausa Quarters - It had beautiful well-kept lawns and gardens maintained by prisoners under the watch of warders. There were many fruit trees: mango, guava, tangerine, orange and grapefruit which delighted the children and provided shade. Today Ogige is the site of Local Government Offices and it would benefit from landscaping and maintenance services. Although the fruit trees are gone it remains a green and leafy part of the town.
  • Obi's Palace (the king's palace) at Ogbe Nti Quarters, Umu Dei Village
  • Obasanjo Egg and Poultry Farm.

Institutions edit

Notable indigenes of Ogwashi Ukwu [citation needed] edit

Ogwashi-Ukwu has a number of prominent people either born in the town or elsewhere, who have contributed to the growth of the town or of Nigeria.[5] They have made their mark in the fields of politics, scholarship, sports and the arts. Here are some of them:

Gallery edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Dailytrust News, Sports and Business, Politics | Dailytrust". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2022-08-09.
  2. ^ "Dailytrust News, Sports and Business, Politics | Dailytrust". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2022-08-24.
  3. ^ Ltd, rome2rio Pty. "Discover how to get to Ogwashi-Uku from anywhere". Rome2rio. Retrieved 2022-09-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Home". Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi-Uku. Retrieved 2022-06-16.
  5. ^ "Ogwashi-Uku…a town of giants with 'gigantic' problems". The Nation Newspaper. 2013-07-19. Retrieved 2022-09-03.
  6. ^ Okogba, Emmanuel (2018-10-06). "Nigerian Boxing @ 58: A tale of fluctuating fortunes". Vanguard News. Retrieved 2022-09-03.
  7. ^ "Jay-Jay Okocha Biography | Naijabiography". Naijabiography Media. Retrieved 2022-08-30.
  8. ^ "Peter Emelieze – Channels Television". Retrieved 2022-09-07.
  9. ^ "Peter EMELIEZE | Profile | World Athletics". worldathletics.org. Retrieved 2022-09-07.

External links edit