Ebonyi State

Ebonyi is a state of Nigeria, with its capital Abakaliki, the ( 2005), with 134 113 inhabitants and largest city.


The state is located in the southeast of the country, bordered to the north by the Benue State, to the south by Abia State, on the west by Enugu State and on the east by the Cross River State.


The state was formed on 1 October 1996 from a part of the states of Abia and Enugu. First administrator was between October 7, 1996 and August 1998 Ayu Fegahabor. Current governor since May 29, 1999 Sam Egwu.

List of Governors

  • Ayu Fegahabor (Governor 1996-1998)
  • Simeon Oduoye (Governor 1998-1999)


The state is divided into 13 Local Gouvernment Areas. These are: Abakaliki, Afikpo North, Afikpo South, Ebonyi, Ezza North, Ezza South, Ikwo, Ishielu, Ivo, Izzi, Ohaozara, Ohaukwu and Onicha.


The vast majority of the working population in Ebonyi is employed in agriculture. He cultivated coconuts, cocoa, corn, peanuts, rice, yams, bananas, cassava, melons, sugar cane, beans, fruits and vegetables. Also significant is the fishing industry.

Are located on mineral resources in Ebonyi among other limestone, zinc, marble, and salt.

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

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