Aba, Abia

Aba is a city in Abia State with over 1.7 million inhabitants (calculated as of 2012).

Geography

The city is located in the eastern Niger Delta in southeastern Nigeria on the eponymous river.

History

The town was founded in the 19th century by the people of the Ibo during the British colonial period near a military base as a small village. He later developed into a commercial and transportation center of the region.

1929 came in Aba to an uprising of the female population of the city against the British tax policy. By taking the capital city of Enugu State of Nigeria secessionist Biafra in October 1967 Aba was temporarily temporary seat of government of the state.

Diocese of Aba

Economy

The area around Aba is used for agriculture. There are obtained palm oil and palm kernels harvested and kola nuts. There are also important manufacture of textiles, pharmaceuticals, shoes and soap.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Orji Uzor Kalu ( born 1960 ), politician
  • Olu Oguibe ( b. 1964 ), artist and writer
  • Pascal Ojigwe (born 1976 ), football player
  • Onyekachi " Tico " Okonkwo ( b. 1982 ), football player
  • Kalu Uche ( b. 1982 ), football player
  • Ikechukwu Uche ( born 1984 ), football player
  • Onyekachi Apam ( born 1986 ), football player

Pictures of Aba, Abia

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