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Enugu State Map - Local Government areas

  • Date Created April 24, 2021
  • Capital Aguobu Owa
  • LGA Chairman Chukwudi Ezinwa
  • Land Area 633 km2 (244 sq mi)
  • Population 169,718 (2006 Census)
  • GDP

History of Ezeagu Local Government  Area, Enugu State

Headquarters is in the town of Aguobu-Owa. History has it that the six villages in Aguoba Owa all migrated from Imezi Owa. Of the six villages, Umuaji is the oldest followed by Ogwofia, Umudim, Ezedume, Ezema and Okunito. The people of Ezeagu are known popularly for abacha as the most common staple food. Abacha is made from grated cassava that has been cooked before grating. The starch is then washed off and is then processed dry. Abacha is better prepared in local pots popularly called “Oku'' (means “fire” in Igbo) than in modern pots. It’s produced both in subsistence and commercial quantity. 

The popular Ezeagu waterfall is located here. It is called ‘Ogbagada’ which is about 23 meters high, a natural lake and a three kilometre long cave full of tunnels and chambers. Fancy a dip? Or a full on submerge? You won’t be disappointed