Ngor Okpala in Imo State is an LGA that lies near Ihiagwa at the west, Owerri at the North West, and Umuahia at the North East. Meanwhile, Uduk Usur is in the South. However, it is a popular LGA in the Southeastern part of Nigeria and has its administrative headquarters in Umuneke Ngor. Nevertheless, the Ngor Okpala shares a common boundary with the Abia state and Rivers state. Also, it has 5 kindred which are, Amanwaebo, Umuokereke, Amaube, Umuodah, and, Amankwu. Nonetheless, it is one of the 27 LGA in Imo state. Also, it is the largest Local Government Area in Imo State and one of the largest LGA among others in Nigeria. Nevertheless, with an area of 561 km², the land is rich in minerals. Also, its postal code is 460.
Map of Ngor Okpala In Imo State
However, Ngor Okpala is near Naze, Nekede, Emii, and Okpofe in the North. Also, Uvuru, and Owerrinta at the East. Meanwhile, Ihiagwa and Eziobodo are in the West. And the town is near Obite in Rivers State. However, Uvuru is a nearby town to this LGA and is home to Orie Uvuru market in Nguru-Umu Ohie Uku Road. Also, Owerrinta is a town that lies along Owerri/Onitsha Expressway in Abia state. Which is in Isiala Ngwa South LGA. While Obite a community in Etche LGA of Rivers State sits very close to Ngor Okpala.
History of Ngor Okapla Local Government Area
Although, history has it that Okpala originates from Ama-Asaa. However, it used to be one of the 7 villages that make up Ama-Asaa. Furthermore, due to the popularity of Okpala; it took over the Ama-Asaa name. Also, that is why some people still call it Okpala Junction. However, there are many communities in Ngor Okpala. Nonetheless, Alatia and Ikem are one of the newest Autonomous community. Meanwhile, Ngor Okpala consists of Umuowa, Umukabia-Ogodo , Obiangwu, Logara, Orishieze, Ntu, Umuekwuneand, Alulu, Umuhu, Amala, Oburu, Eziama, Obokwe, Nnorie, Umuhu, Upe, Ihite-Okwe, Obike, Umuohiagu, Imerienwe, Elelem, Nguru-Umuaro, and Ohekelem.
Towns in Ngor Okpala Imo State
Population of Ngor Okpala in Imo state
However, Ngor Okpala is one of the populated places in Imo state. As of 1991, its population was 135,711; in 2006 it hits 157,858 and in 2016 the population climbed to 217,400. Therefore, the population of Ngor Okpala in Imo state 2020 is estimated at 220,100. Meanwhile, towns in Imo state with higher population are Ideato South 219,900 while Ideato North is 215,100 as 0f 2006. However, Isu is 226,300, Ezinihitte is 232,400; Ahiazu-Mbaise is 235,200, Ohaji/Egbema is 251,900; Abo-Mbaise is 268,200, Isiala-Mbano is 272,600, and Mbaitoli is 327,000 as of 2016. Although, Owerri seems to have the highest population since it is divided into three; Owerri Municipal is 172,600, Owerri West is 140,100 and Owerri North is 242,800. The total number of Owerri population in Imo state is higher than each of the LGAs. Although, Mbaitoli has the most population Imo State.
Weather in Ngor Okpala
Ngor Okpala is mostly cloudy and has 33°C s0metimes. However, the precipitation is usually 61%, having an humidity of 57%. Meanwhile, the speed of the wind blows at 5km/h. Furthermore, during the wet season Ngor Okpala is usually warm, sometimes its oppressive and overcast. Meanwhile, the dry season is muggy, cloudy and usually hot too. Therefore, it is always from 20°C to 33°C
Villages In Ngor Okpala Imo State
- Ozara Umukabia
- Umuohie Ngor
- Uram Nogr
- Umuocham Ntu
- Umuogbor Ntu
- Uvuru Ntu
- Umuhita Ntu
- Umuokpor Ntu
- Umuanaka Ntu
- Umuhoko Ntu
- Umuaku Ntu
- Umunakoche Ntu
- Umuogban Ntu
How many LGA is in Imo State?
However, there are lot of Local Government Areas in Imo state. Although, Imo State consists of 27 local government areas.
Biggest LGA in Imo
Nonetheless, the Biggest LGA in Imo state is Ngor Okpala
Languages in Ngor Okpala
The people of Ngor Okpala speaks the Igbo language. However, there are other Nigerian language spoken within the town. Some of this languages include Ibibio, Efik, Etche and Ikwerre. This is because these tribes share boundaries or are close to Ngor Okpala. Meanwhile, Hausa and Yoruba the major language are spoken by immigrants who reside in this town. While English is an official language and is widely used by almost everybody in the town. Although, people who are not good in speaking English uses the Pidgin English as a means of communication. Lastly, French and other foreign languages are thought in schools too.
Foods in Ngor Okpala
The typical food eaten in Ngor Okpala town is a common delicacy in entire Igbo land. However, according to research here are the few food that the Igbos love eating. That is Egusi soup, Orha soup, Banga soup, Isara soup, Archara soup, and Olubu soup. Others are Okra soup, Okhazi Soup, Yam Pottage and porridge, Rice, and Bean. I know some are still missing but let stop here.
Restaurants in or near Ngor Okpala
However, these are the few restaurants that one can go to have a delicious meal. Meanwhile, some of them offers traditional dishes. While others do continental dishes. Nonetheless, in some of these restaurants you can eat Amala. Which is a special Yoruba delicacy.
- Ngọzi shop
- Olegemes Compound
- Stainless Resturant
- De King’s Garden
- Kute N’Klean Bar and Grill
- Country style chicken Owerri city mall
- MM Chicken Twist
- Harmony Kitchen
- Amala Spot
- Johnpaul Kitchen Restaurants & Viewing centre
- Spicesy Suya
- Mrs Opara’s Restaurant
- School Cafe
- Crunchies Fast Food
- John Celia Restaurant & Bar
- MAMA G RESTAURANT
- Nushiri Mmii
- Sunic Foods
Religion in Ngor Okpala in Imo state
Although, Ngor Okpala in Imo state is a Christian town that is home to Catholic churches, and Pentecostal Churches. However, some of these churches are St Peter Catholic Church, Redeem Christian Church; Winners Chapel, Methodist Church etc.
Social Amenities in Ngor Okpala
Nevertheless, Ngor Okpala is a fast growing LGA in Imo state. However, it is home to industries and Market. Also, Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport lies here. ALSO READ ABOUT, BEST AIRPORTS IN NIGERIA. Furthermore, the town is home to schools and tourist resort such as luxurious hotels and bars.