Local Government

Abia State has 17 local government areas (LGAs). They are:

 

Administrative Areas:
The Local Government Chairman who is the Chief Executive Officer of the local government heads each of the seventeen LGAs in the state. A Secretary, Supervisory Councilors and Councilors usually assist him. Most local government councils in the state have five departments viz: Administration, Agriculture, Health, Education and Works.

The administrative headquarters of the local government area is located in one of the urban or semi urban areas within the local government area. High courts are found in Aba and Ohafia local government areas as well as Umuahia, the state capital. Magistrate courts are located in Aba, Arochukwu, Ohafia, Bende, Isiukwuato and Ukwa LGAs. Customary courts are also found in Ukwa, Isiukwuato, Bende, Ohafia, and Arochukwu LGAs. Each autonomous community has a traditional head, the Eze that has been identified, selected, appointed and installed by the people according to their own tradition and presented to the government for recognition.

Selection may be hereditary, elective or rotatory. For such an Eze to be recognized, the local government chairman has to endorse the documents presented to him by the Eze before for- warding the documents to the governor for recognition. The Eze also has to be presented by the autonomous community at an appointed date and time to the governor or his representative, for recognition.

The government also appoints one Eze from each autonomous community. An election is usually conducted amongst recognized Ndi Ezes for each local government to select members to serve at the council of Ndi Eze at the state level.

About half of the members of the council are select- ed while half are appointed. Every member of the council of Ndi Eze is required to serve for three years unless prevented from doing so by death or resignation. The council of Ndi Eze in Abia State is made up of 36 Ezes with one chairman and two deputy chairmen.

 

THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS AND IT’S CHAIRMEN

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA CHAIRMAN
   
Aba North Prince Stanley Ogbonna
Aba South Emma Iheoma Emeruwa
Arochukwu Kalu Kalu James
Bende Gabriel Okereke Elendu
Ikwuano Ezinne Ngozi Orji
Isialangwa North Ginger Onwusigwe
Isialangwa South Ifeanyi Isikaku
Isuikwuato Nnamdi Udeze
Obingwa Hanson Amaechi
Osisioma Ositadinma Iheyirinna Mgbeahuru
Ohafia John Eke, Ugwunagbo – Eze Nwanganga
Ukwa East Lewis Obianyi
Ukwa West Goodluck Nwobiwe
Umuahia North Nwachukwu Chidiebere
Umuahia South
Obioma Ogbulafor
Ugwunnagbo
Eze Nwangaga
Umunneochi
Barr. Okey Igwe

 

THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS AND IT’S DEPUTY CHAIRMEN

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA PHONE NO
Hon. Chuks Wabara Ukwa East 08033911802
Arc. Chris Nwosu Umuahia South 08035853750
Hon. Chiemela Iheanacho Wagbara Ugwunagbo 08033419969
Hon. Barr. Frank Nnaoma Aba North 08033093156
Hon. Johnbull Enwereuzor Ukwa West 08031356085
Hon. Chief Hendris Ojiabor Isikwuato 08038801085
Hon. Mayor Egesigh Eze Azu Ohafia 08131525939
Chidiebere Kingsley Bende 08033421144
Sir. Nnaemeka Achilefu Isialangwa South 08035011808
Hon. Chiwendu Victor Ochulor Isialangwa North  
Deacon Ezeobi Stanley Obinna Umunneochi 08037120413
Hon. Daniel O Abah Arochukwu 08033870368
Pst. Anthony Sunday Obike Umuahia North 08033870368
Nelson Ngozichukwu Nworu Obingwa 08034415956
Engr. Goodswill Chinyere Ajagba Osisioma Ngwa  
Anthony Alaribe Ikwuano  
Hon. Agbahiwe Omenka Callison Aba South