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Otukpo Local Government Area
« on: June 03, 2019, 03:59:30 PM »
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  • Otukpo Local Government Area

     

    Otukpo local government area and is also home to the Och’Idoma Palace. Otukpo Town is a metropolitan town and the most developed place in Idoma Land of Benue State, and the oldest in the area.


    Headquarters:
    Otukpo Town

    Ethnic Composition:

    Aside from Idoma people, there are communities of other Nigerian tribes such as:

        Hausa,
        Yoruba,
        Ibo and
        Tiv.

    Most members of these communities have lived long enough in Otukpo Town and have made it their home thereby becoming Idoma through settlement.
    Languages:

    The people of the Otukpo local government area predominantly speak a dialect of Idoma language except for the Akpa people (found around Otobi – Allan axis) who speak Akweya language.
    Boundaries:

    Otukpo Local Government Benue boundaries

        To the North: Apa Local Government Area,
        To the South: Obi, Ado and Okpokwu Local Government Area,
        To the East: Gwer West Local Government Area, and Gwer East Local Government Areas, and
        To the West: Ohimini Local Government Area.

    Otukpo Local Government Kogi State boundaries

        To the West by Ankpa local government area of Kogi State.

    Religion:

    Residents of Otukpo Town are predominantly Christians and Muslim but unlike other parts of Nigeria, followers of the two religions have lived together in peace hence the reputation of Otukpo Town as a peaceful and friendly place to live.
    The people:

    Otukpo Town is mainly inhabited by civil servants, it is also a vibrant commercial town. The main market attracts a huge number of traders and visitors from neighbouring towns and villages on a daily basis. Other commercial activities in the town include:

        Cottage sandal making industries,
        A rice mill,
        Restaurants, and
        Bars.

    Agriculture produce:

        Rice production,
        Yam production,
        Cassava production,
        Guinea Corn production, and
        Maize production.

    Mineral Resources:

    The local government area has large reserves of kaolin with the potential for commercial exploration in addition to the large deposit of clay soil which has given risen to clay brick cottage industries in the area.
    Other prominent places in Otukpo Local Government Area:

        Ogobia,
        Upu,
        Otukpoicho,
        Otobi,
        Adoka,
        Oyagede, and
        Akpa-Igede.

    Transportation:
    Road:

    Otukpo is linked by road to the rest of the country via a trunk A road from:

        Enugu State to Makurdi Local Government Area

    Road transportation to and from Otukpo Town is via commercial bus and taxi services.

    Popular transport companies plying different routes to Otukpo Town include:

        Ageshi Transport,
        Silva Travel,
        Benue Links,
        Pleasure Travel,
        Ifesinachi,
        Calculux, and
        Boston Express.

    Rail:

    The Port Harcourt to Kaduna railway line also passes through Otukpo Town with a railway station in the town.
    Banks:

    Major commercial banks with branches in Otukpo include:

        First Bank,
        Agriculture,
        Co-operative Bank,
        Oceanic Bank,
        Intercontinental Bank,
        Unity Bank,
        Bank PHB,
        UBA, and
        Zenith Bank.

        Benue State
            Historical Background
            Organs of Benue State Government
            Indigenous administrative structure and institutions
            Benue State Governors
        Local Governments
            Ado
            Agatu
            Apa
            Buruku
            Gboko
            Guma
            Gwer East
            Gwer West
            Katsina-Ala
            Konshisha
            Kwande
            Logo
            Makurdi
            Obi
            Ogbadibo
            Ohimini
            Okpokwu
            Oju
            Otukpo
            Tarka
            Ukum
            Ushongo
            Vandeikya
        Culture
            Carnivals
            Dances
            Festivals
        Benue State Ministries
            Women Affairs and Social Development
            Arts, Culture and Tourism
            Health and Human Services
            Science and Technology
            Youth Development and Sports
            Works and Transport
            Housing and Urban Development
            Water Resource and Environment
            Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs
            Rural Development and Cooperatives
            Education
            Justice
            Information and Orientation
            Finance
            Industry, Trade and Investment
            Agriculture and Natural Resources
            Lands and Survey
            Commerce and Industries
        Ethnic Composition
            Tiv People
            Idoma People
            Igede People
        Tourism and recreation
        Educational Institutions
        Sports
            Lobi Stars Football Club, Makurdi
        Radio Stations



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