Ogoja Local Government Area is located in the Northern Senatorial District of Cross River State. Its headquarters is Ogoja town in the northeast of the Local Government Area.
Location of Ogoja Local Government Area in Cross River State
|Local Government Headquarter||Ogoja Town|
|Chairman||Hon. Emmanuel Ishabor|
|Educational Institutions||Federal College of Science,|
Ogoja Local Government Area is bounded by Yala to the west, Bekwarra to the North, Obudu to the Northeast, Boki in the South East and Ikom in the South.
Ogoja LGA is one of the oldest province even before Nigeria’s independence, it was among the Eastern protectorate during the precolonial era.
Before the creation of the current 18 Local Government Areas in Cross River State , Ogoja harboured many Local Government Areas namely; Yala, Bekwarra, Boki.
Local Government Wards
There are ten wards in the local government area. The wards are:
MBUBE EAST I
MBUBE EAST II
MBUBE WEST I
MBUBE WEST II
PEOPLE AND LANGUAGE
It consists of many tribal units, including Ishibori (this village has different clans such as Uhmuria, Ikaptang, Ikajor, Ishinyema, Ikariku, Imerakorm) and Igoli as the central town. Mbube, being one of the major tribes, comprises different villages, including: Odajie, Adagum, Ekumtak, Idum, Ojerim, Egbe, Nkim, Ogberia Ogang & Ogberia Ochoro, Oboso, Benkpe, Edide, Bansan, Aragban, etc. Their major source of livelihood is subsistence agriculture, basically farming of cassava, yams, palm oil, palm wine etc. Ekajuk, is one of the major clan in Ogoja Local government area. Divided into Ward I and Ward II, and includes major communities such as Nwang, Ekpogrinya, Esham, Egbong, Nnang, Ewinimba and Bansara (which are collection of a group of villages.)
TRADITIONAL AUTHORITY SYSTEM
The traditional Rulers Council of the LGA is headed by the Paramount Ruler. The stool of the Paramount Ruler is the highest stool of traditional authority in the Local Government Council and the current holder of the office in Ogoja LGA is addressed as His Royal Highness
MAJOR MARKET DAYS
PAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHAIRMEN
|Chief Hon. Christopher Monkom|
|Hon. Rita Ayim||2013 to 2016|