The History of Ajaokuta – The Tribe That Owns Ajaokuta Local Government is Ebira Tribe. See reasons and the history below.
Before creation of kogi State, Ebira (Ebira Tao & Ebira Koton, Okun, Kakanda and other minority ethnic groups with Ajaokuta and Lokoja were in Kwara state, while Igala are in Benue state before amalgamation and creation of Kogi State in 1991.
How come a former Benue indegene now claiming an old Kwara Lands (lokoja, ajaokuta, etc).
Historical Background of Ajaokuta.
Ajaokuta Local Government was created from Okene Local Government Area on 27th August, 1991 and has it’s headquarters at Adogo. The Local Government is in the Central Senatorial District of Kogi State and covers a landmass of 1,088 square kilometers.
Geography of Ajaokuta Local Government Area.
Ajaokuta Local Government is bounded to the North East by Lokoja LGA, Bassa Local Government to the North West, Ofu Local Government to the East and South-West by Okene and Adavi Local Government Areas respectively.
Climate Of Ajaokuta Local Government Area.
Ajaokuta LGA is located in the tropical zone, influenced by two climatic conditions namely: rain and dry seasons. The rainy season starts from April to October, while the dry season starts from November to April. The dominant vegetation of Ajaokuta Local Government Area by virtue of lying on the fingers of the equator, is interspaced with erect and numerous trunks of trees.
Population of Ajaokuta Local Government Area.
The 2006 projected population of the Local Government Area is put at 97,904. I would have tripled by now.
Administrative Districts and Settlements of Ajaokuta
Ajaokuta Local Government Area has three districts namely, Ajaokuta, Eganyi and Ebiya.
Ajaokuta district has it’s headquarter at Ajaokuta native town. The traditional ruler in the area is the Onu Ajaokuta, and it is a third class status. This district has four wards namely Ajaokuta, Adogu-Ogodo, Geregu and Upake wards. Eganyi district has its headquartersat Adogo and has the Olu as the traditional ruler which is first class in status. It has eight wards namely Adogo, Achagana, Badoko and Ogiri wards. The rest are Patesi/Abodu, Uwosi/Owpho, Uchuwa/Upaja and Odonu/Ohuege wards.
Ebiya district with its headquarters at Ebiya has the Idu as the traditional ruler and third class status. The district has two wards namely Ebiya North and South respectively.
Occupation of Ajaokuta People
The major occupation of the people of Ajaokuta Local Government Area is the production of cash and food crops as well as fishing. The vegetation of the area further provides positive environment to the major occupation of the people, especially Sahel Savannah which favours trees like locust beans, palm trees, iroko, mahogany etc, all of which are economically viable.
Infrastructural Development of Ajaokuta
The area has enjoyed the development of the towns and villages under several administrations.
The giant Iron and Steel Company of the Nation is located in Ajaokuta Local Government Area .
Did Igala People Own Ajaokuta?
No! Igala people are not the owner of Ajaokuta Local Government Area. Its owned by Ebira. This is the true History of Ajaokuta
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