Ogwashi Ukwu

Ogwashi Ukwu is a town in Delta State, Nigeria. It is located west of the state capital, Asaba and is the headquarters for the local government area, Aniocha South. The population of Ogwashi-Ukwu is about 2,000,000 (2 million). Its numbers have vastly increased. It is in the Anioma part of Delta State, the Igbo-speaking part and its natives are Enuani people. Nine villages make up Ogwashi-Ukwu. These are: Ikelike (the original inhabitants), Umu Dei, Azungwu, Agidiase, Ogbe Akwu, Ogbe Mokwuni/Ogbe Ukwu, Ishekpe, Ogbe Onicha and Ogbe Ani.

Ogwashi-Ukwu (also spelled Ogwashi-Uku)
Nickname(s): 
Adaigbo Nshiagu
Ogwashi-Ukwu (also spelled Ogwashi-Uku)
Coordinates: 6°10′59.06″N 6°31′27.72″E
CountryNigeria
StateDelta State
Government
  ObiObi Ifechukwude Chukuka Okonjo 2nd
Population
  Total2,000,000
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Landmarks

  • Jay Jay Okocha Stadium
  • Ogwashi-Ukwu Post Office,
  • Ukwu Orji at Ogbeofu,
  • Ihu Ngwu at Azungwu
  • Abu Ano Market at Ishekpe and
  • Ogwashi Ukwu Carnival (Ineh Festival)
  • Kwale junction
  • Agidiase
  • Ogige - this is an area that borders the Post Office. It was formerly the colonial British Administrative Headquarters and included their residential area. It had beautiful well-kept lawns and gardens maintained by prisoners under the watch of warders. There were many fruit trees: mango, guava, tangerine, orange and grapefruit which delighted the children and provided shade. Today Ogige is the site of Local Government Offices and it would benefit from landscaping and maintenance services. Although the fruit trees are gone it still remains a green and leafy part of the town.
  • Obi's Palace (the king's palace) at Ogbe Nti Quarters, Umu Dei Village
  • Obasanjo Egg and Poultry Farm, Kwale Road

Institutions

Prominent citizens


Notable indigenes of Ogwashi Ukwu

Ogwashi-Ukwu has a number of prominent people either born in the town or elsewhere, who have contributed to the growth of the town or of Nigeria. They have made their mark in the fields of politics, scholarship, sports and the arts. Here are some of them:

  • Peter Konyegwachie champion boxer and silver medalist, featherweight category in the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Augustine Okocha former international professional football player

See also

References

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