Biase

Biase Local Government Area is in the Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State. The headquarter is located at Akpet Central.

BIASE
Location of Biase Local Government Area in Cross River State
Senatorial DistrictSouth
Created      –
Local Government HeadquarterAkpet Central
Area1,285.56 km²
Government
ChairmanHon. Ada Charles Egwu
Vice ChairmanHon. Oyono Owai
Leader
Paramount RulerHRM Onun Apostle Nicholas Odum
Wards     10
Educational Institutions
Marjor Markets

Geography

Biase Local Government Area is bounded in the west by Abia and Ebonyi State, South by Odukpani Local Government Area, East by Akamkpa Local Government Area and north by Yakurr and Abi Local Government Area.

History

Local Government Wards

There are ten wards in the local government area. The wards are:

Umon South

Abayong

Akpet/Abini

Biakpan

Erei North

Erei South

Ikun/Etono

Agwagwune/Okurike

Umon North

Adim

PEOPLE AND LANGUAGE
The Efik language is the main language of Biase people but several variations of the Efik language, such as Ubaghara and Ukwa, are also spoken in Biase.

Other major languages spoken in Biase are the Agwagune, Efut, Erei, Ubahara and Umon.

The major language in Biase LGA is the ukpet language, which is spoken among the ukpet group of communities like Akparavuni, Umia, Ibogo, Akpet Central, Akpet 1, Ufut, Betem and others.

TRADITION
Biase people observe all Efik traditions and dance including Ekpe, Ekombi and Abang. The Ekpe Society is the authority in some parts of Biase whilst Agban is observed in Ubaghara, while Abbu is observed by the Agwagune, okurike and Erei north mostly which comprises (Umuolor, Ipene, Elu, Egbor, Obum) and Ijom across the River

PAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHAIRMEN

                   NAMEYEAR
Hon Gabriel Egari1999
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