History of Enugu State Nigeria

Enugu State came into existence on 27, August 1991 during the rule of President Ibrahim Babangida. It is located at the south-eastern part of Nigeria. The name “Enugu” was gotten from the native name “Enu” Ugwu” meaning “hill Top”, and surrounded with beautiful landscape and ever green vegetation.

The theme of the State is “Coal city”. The state is surrounded with different State such as; Anambra state – west, Abia State- South, Kogi State- North, Benue and Eboyin –East.  Enugu and Nsukka  are major towns in the state as a result of the various tertiary institutions located in them. iDONSABI.com presents you the history of Enugu State as well as its senatorial zones and tourist attraction sites.

Ethnic Groups in Enugu State

Enugu State indigenes are mainly Igbo speaking people. They are mainly Christians with few of them involved in traditional practices.

Enugu State Population

According to the year 2006 national population census, Enugu State was recorded as having 722,664 people in it.

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The size of the sate in terms of area is 7,161km². This makes Enugu state the largest State area in southeast area.

Local Government Areas in Enugu State

There are seventeen local Government Areas in Enugu State

  • Aninri
  • Awgu
  • Ezeagu
  • Oji River
  • Udi
  • Enugu East
  • Enugu South
  • Enugu North
  • Isi Uzo
  • Nkanu East
  • Nkanu West
  • Igbo Etiti
  • Igbo Eze North
  • Igbo Eze South
  • Nsukka
  • Udenu
  • Uzo Uwani

Map of Enugu State

Enugu State Map
Enugu State Map

 Enugu State Economy

The economy of Enugu state is made up of a number of crops as well as mineral resources. Enugu State is well known for producing yam tubers, palm Produce and rice. Minerals resources in the state include Coal, Limestone, Iron, Ore, crude oil, Natural gas and Bauxite.

Places to Visit in Enugu State

There are a number of fascinating destinations in Enugu states for tourists.

  • Iva Valley Coal Mine Natural
  • Ezeagu Tourist Complex
  • Nkalagu Silicon Sand Physical
  • Uzo-Uwani Natural  Wounder
  • Nike lake Resort (holiday)
  • Iheneke Lake
  • Africa Pricness resort
  • Enugu Museum
  • Enugu zoological garden
  • New yam festival (annual)
  • Mmanwu Festival Cultural
  • Diana Festivals
  • Princess of Wales Festival

Wards in Enugu State

There are 261 wards in Enugu State. You can find them below in alphabetical order.

                       Wards in Enugu State
AAbakpa I, Abakpa II, Abbi, Abia, Abor, Achara Layout East, Achara layout West, Achiagu I, Achiagu II, Achiagu III, Achiuno I, Achiuno II, Achiuno III, Achiuno IV, Adaba –nkume, Adani, Affa/Oghu/Ikono, Agba Umana, Agbani, Agbemebe/Umabor, Agbogugu, Aguobu (umumba), Aguobu – Owa I, Aguobu –Owa II, Akalite, Akegbe- Ugwu (okwuo), Akpa Kwume/nze, Akpa/ozzi, Akpawfu/Isienu/amangunze, Akpogu, Akpugo II, Akpugo III, Akpugo IV, Akpugoeze, Aku I, Aku II, Aku III, Aku IV, Aku V  (idueme), Akugbo VI, Akwuke, Alor Agu, Alor-Uno, Amabo/Hausa/Yoruba, Amagunze, Amala, Amankanu/Ogbahu, Amechi I, Amechi II, Amechi /Idode/Oruku, Amodu, Amokwe, Amorji, Amurri, Anikenano/Ugwueme, Asata Township, Awgu I, Awgu II, Awha, Awhum/Ukana, Awkunanaw East, Awkunana West, Awlaw
C, D, EChina Town, Diogbe/Umuno, Ebe, Echara, Ede-Nta, Ede-Ukwu, Edem-Ani, Egede/Umuoka, Eha-Ndiagu, Eha –Uno, Ehamufu I, Ehamufu II, Ehamufu III, Ehamufu  IV, Ejuoha/Udeme, Ejuona/Uwani, Eke, Ekwegbe I, Ekwegbe II, Essodo I, Essodo II, Essodo III, Ette I, Ette II, Ette central, Ezema ward, Ezimo, Ezzodo, r.a
G,IGui New Layout, Ibagwa-Nike /edem, Ibagwani/ Ibagwaga Okpaligbo, Ibeku, Ibite Akegbe Ugwu, Igga/Asaba, Ihe, Ihe, Iheaka (Likki/akutara word), Iheaka (ugo Akohi Ward), Iheakpu (ajuona Ogbagu Ward), Iheakpu (ezzi Ngwu Ward), Ihewuzi, Ihuokpara, Ikem I, Ikem II, Ikolo/ohebe, Imezi Owa I, Imezi Owa  II, Imilike, Independent Layout, Inyi I, Inyi II, Inyi III, Inyi IV, Isu Awa/Ogugu/Agbudu/Ituku, Itchi/Uwani, Itchi/Uwani II, Iwollo
MMary land, Mbu I, Mbu II, Mbulu –Njodo East, Mbulu-Njodo West, Mbuluiyiukwu, Mbuluowehe, Mburubu, Mgbagbu Owa  I, Mgbagbu Owa  II, Mgbagbu Owa   III, Mgbidi/mmaku, Mgbowo, Mkpunano, Mpu
NNachi, Nara I, Nara II, Ndeabo, Ndiuno Uwani  (akpugo), Neke I, Neke II, New Haven, Ngwo Asa, Ngwo Uno, Nimbo I, Nimbo II, Nkalagu Obukpa, Nkererfi I, Nkerefi II, Nkpologu, Nnenwe I, Nnenwe II, Nnwnwe III, Nnu, Nomeh, Nrobo, Nsude
OObe, Obe Agu  Umana, Obeagu, Obeagu I, Obeagu II, Obimo/Ikwoka, Obinagu, Obinagu Uwani  (akpugo  I), Obinofia, Obioma, Obollo-afor, Obollo-eke, Obollo-etiti, Obukpa, Obuoffia, Oduma I, Oduma II, Oduma III, Oduma IV, Ogbaku, Ogbette  East, Ogbette West, Ogbodu-aba, Ogbozalla/idi, Oghe I, Oghe II, Ogui Township, Ogurugu, Ohaodo I, Ohaodo II, Oji – River I, Oji – River II, Oji – River III, Oji – River IV, Ojo, Okpanku, Okpatu, Okpogho, Okpuje/okutu/anuka, Olo/Amagu Umulokpa I, Onu-asata, Onyohor /Ochima/Idoha, Orba I, Obra II, Ovoko (Ajuona Ward), Ovoko (umuelo/Ovoko Agu Ward), Ovoko (Umulolo Ward), Owelli/amoli/Ugbo/ogugu, Owerre/Umuoyo, Owo, Ozalla, Ozalla I, Ozalla II,
T, UTrans-ekulu, Udi Siding/Iva Valley, Udi/Agbudu, Udunedem, Ugbawka I, Ugbawka II, Ugbene I, Ugbene II, Ugwuaji, Ugwugo Nike, Ugwuoba I, Ugwuoba II, Ugwuoba III, Uhunowerre, Ukehe I, Ukehe II, Ukehe III, Ukehe IV, Ukehe V, Ukpata, Ulo/amagu/Umulokpa II, Umana Ndiagu, Umuabi, Umuaga, Umualor, Umuchigbo, Umuenwene, Umueze, Umuitodo I, Umuitodo II, Umuitodo III, Umulokpa, Umulumgbe, Umumba Ndiumo, Umunevo, Umuozzi I, Umuozzi II, Umuozzi III, Umuozzi IV, Umuozzi IX, Umuozzi V, Umuozzi VI, Umuozzi VII, Umuozzi VIII, Umuozzi X, Unadu, Uvuru, Uwani East, Uwani West

Zones in Enugu State

There are mainly three senatorial District/Zones in Enugu State.

Enugu East Senatorial zone

This Zone has a number of six local Government Areas under it;

  • Enugu East
  • Enugu South
  • Enugu North
  • Isi Uzo
  • Nkanu East
  • Nkanu West

Enugu State North Senatorial Zone

This Zone also has six local Government;

  • Igbo Etiti
  • Igbo Eze North
  • Igbo Eze South
  • Nsukka
  • Udenu
  • Uzo Uwani

Enugu State West Senatorial Zone

The Enugu Stae West Senatorial Zone has five local Government;

  • Aninri
  • Awgu
  • Ezeagu
  • Oji River
  • Udi

The Government of Enugu State

Enugu State government has three arms:

  • The Executive Arm
  • The Legislative Arm
  • The Judicial Arm

The Executive Arm of Enugu State

This Arm is headed by the State governor assisted by the commissioners who the governor appoints to head different departments of the State. IFEANYI UGWUANYI is the present governor of Enugu State.

The Legislative Arm of Enugu State

This Legislative arm has the State house of Assembly in Enugu State. It is made up of 25 members voted by the people of the 25 constituencies in the State. EDWARD UBOSI is the present speaker of the State house Assembly.

The Judicial Arm of Enugu State

This Arm of the State is headed by the chief judge of the State to ensure justice in all areas.  Justice NGOZI EMEHELU is the present chief Judge of the State.

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