Obanliku Local Government is located in the Northern Senatorial District of Cross River State. Its headquarters is located at Sankwala. Obanliku Local Government Area was created by the Military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida on August 27, 1991.
Location of Obanliku Local Government Area in Cross River State
|Created||August 27, 1991|
|Local Government Headquarter||Sankwala|
|Chairman||Hon. Mrs. Margaret Uyilewhome Indie|
|Vice Chairman||Hon. Anthony Adabo Anyam|
|Paramount Ruler||HRM Uchua Amos Uyumulam Item|
It is both an inter-State and international boundary Local Government Area. It is bounded in the North by Kwanda Local Government of Benue State in the East by the Republic of Cameroon, the west by Obudu Local Government Area and in the South by Boki Local Government Area
Local Government Wards
There are ten wards in the local government area. The wards are:
PEOPLE AND LANGUAGE
Obanliku has four basic linguistic groups, which include Bendi, Obanliku, Utanga and Bechere
The Local Government Area has a rich cultural heritage with each village having a unique cultural dancing troupe. The songs are composed in the local languages and constitute the predominant music in the rural communities.
New Yam Festival
TRADITIONAL MARKET DAYS
Sankwala Market Every five days
Amagashic Market Every five days i.e. a day after Sankwala Market.
Amana Market Every 5 days i.e. a day after Amagashic Market.
Utanga Market Every 5 day i.e. a day after Amana Market.
Bendi Centre Market Every 5 days i.e. a day after Utanga
Obudu Cattle Ranch
The people that inhabit Obanliku Local Government Area are predominantly farmers. Agriculture which accounts for about 80 percent of production is the mainstay of the economy of the Local Government Area. The area is blessed with abundant fertile land which is suitable for cultivation of the following cash and crops.
Cocoa; Bushmango; Yams; Kolanut; Coffee; Wheat; Cassava; Groundnut; Soya beams; Cotton; Oil Palm; Rice; Banana/Plantation; Cashew; Casto; Citrus Orchard; Honey breeding; Pineapple; Apple; Grape;
Large-Scale rearing is carried out. The famous Obudu Cattle Ranch, which situates in Obanliku Local Government Area is characterized by numerous ranges with coast grazing land suitable for cattle rearing and general livestock breeding. Milk, butter, cheese, etc. are produced in large quantity.
The Local government Area is commercially sensitive as all crops cultivated are marketable. These crops include yams, rice, cassava (garri) and kola nut. Banana and honey have essentially won national recognition as they are taken far beyond the Local Government Area and State. Banana is conveyed to the Northern parts of the country while honey is very popular among pharmaceutical companies. There exist major markets viz Sankwala market, Amagashi market, Bendi Central, Utanga and Amana markets. The Amana market is reputed for its international status given its location in the Nigeria Cameroon border community. Other minor markets exist in the major groups of village.
PAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHAIRMEN
|Dr. Godwin Amanke|
|Hon. Ashua Jeremiah Ugare||2013|