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Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

August 21, 2011

The traditional apparel for the men is an over-flowing jumper or long-sleeve shirt worn over a “George” wrapper tied around the waist and flowing down to the ankles. This dress is complemented with a cap and a walking stick for support and defence. For the women, the traditional wear is Read More →

Geography

Geography

August 21, 2011

Abia State, which occupies about 5,834 square kilometers, is bounded on the north and northeast by the states of Anambra, Enugu, and Ebonyi. To the west of Abia is Imo State, to the east and southeast are Cross River State and Akwa Ibom State, and to the south is Rivers Read More →

Religion

Religion

August 21, 2011

The people of Abia State are pre-dominantly Christians of different denominations. There are also a good number of Muslims, with adherents of the two religions living together peacefully. Some people in the state are animists, who believe in a Being called “Chukwu.” The traditional worshippers believe in the ability of Read More →

Education

August 21, 2011

The Abia State Government places priority on education. It runs over 800 primary schools, 160 secondary schools, one teacher training college and five technical colleges. There is also a College of Education (Technical) at Arochukwu. Other higher institutions in the state are the Abia State University at Uturu in lsuikwuato Read More →

Industries

August 21, 2011

It is the policy of the Abia State Government to encourage the development of industrial activities in the state. Large-scale industrial establishments located in Abia include; Nigerian Breweries, Aba; Golden Guinea Breweries, Umuahia; Aba Textile Mills, International Glass Industry (IGI), Aba and Modern Ceramics, Umuahia etc. Several medium scale industries Read More →

Mineral Resources

Mineral Resources

August 21, 2011

Abia State is blessed with enormous mineral resources. The proper exploitation of these minerals has obvious economic and development implications. The types, location and potential uses of these minerals are shown below; S/N Minerals Sources of Raw Materials Utilization (or Potential uses ) 1 Crude Oil Oilfields at Imo River Read More →

Culture & Tourism

Culture & Tourism

August 21, 2011

Abia State is blessed with abundant potentials that are scattered all over the State. Since the creation of Abia State in 1991, the State has been its best within its available resources in the identification, development and harnessing of these rich and abundant tourism potentials. Realizing the importance of tourism, Read More →