Anambra State

Anambra is a state of Nigeria with its capital at Awka, Onitsha is the largest city with 561 106 inhabitants ( 2005).


The state is located in the south of the country, bordered to the north by the state of Kogi, to the south by the states of Rivers and Imo, on the west by the states of Delta and Edo and on the east by the state of Enugu.


The state was formed on August 27, 1991 from part of the former Anambra State ( Enugu ). First administrator was between 27th August 1991 to January 1992 Joseph Abula. After the gubernatorial elections on 19 April 2003, the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the candidate of the PNP ( People's Democratic Party ), Chris Ngige, the winner; on 15 March 2006 this decision was overturned by the Court of Appeal in Enugu because of vote-rigging and the election subsequently the candidate of APGA (All Progressives Grand Alliance ), Peter Obi awarded. Chris Ngige reigned from 29 May 2003 to 16 March 2006 on 17 March 2006 Peter Obi was sworn in as governor. On November 2, 2006, Obi was in a process whose legality is still challenged, removed from office by the Senate of the State of the Office, as his successor his former deputy Virginia Etiaba ( APGA ) was determined.

List of Governors and Administrators

  • Joseph Abulu ( administrator 1991-1992)
  • Chukwuemeka Ezeife (Governor 1992-1993)
  • Dabo Aliyu (Transitional Administrator 1993)
  • Mike Attah ( administrator 1993-1996)
  • Rufai Garba ( administrator 1996-1998)
  • Emmanuel Ukaegbu ( administrator 1998-1999)
  • Chinwoke Mbadinuju (Governor 1999-2003)
  • Chris Ngige (Governor 2003-2006)
  • Peter Obi (Governor 2006)


The state is divided into 21 Local Government Areas. These are: Aguata, Anambra East, Anambra West, Anaocha, Awka North, Awka South, Ayamelum, Dunukofia, Ekwusigo, Idemili North, South Idemili, Ihiala, Njikoka, Nnewi North, Nnewi South, Ogbaru, Onitsha North, Onitsha South, Orumba North, South and Oyi Orumba.


Agriculture is an important industry in Anambra. There are grown under other oil palm, maize, rice, yams and cassava. Also significant is the fishing.


Anambra has good transport links to other states of the country. The River Niger in Onitsha connects the ports of Port Harcourt, Rivers State and Bururu and Warri, Delta State.


Abia | Adamawa | Akwa Ibom | Anambra | Bauchi | Bayelsa | Benue | Borno | Cross River | Delta | Ebonyi | Edo | Ekiti | Enugu | Gombe | Imo | Jigawa | Kaduna | Kano | Katsina | Kebbi | Kogi | Kwara | Lagos | Nassarawa | Niger | Ogun | Ondo | Osun | Oyo | plateau | Rivers | Sokoto | Taraba | Yobe | Zamfara Federal Capital Territory

  • State (Nigeria )
  • Anambra