Okija town which is the home of a prestigious private University known as Madonna University is a popular town at Ihiala local government area of Anambra state in the southeastern part of Nigeria. Okija town is made up of 30 villages and one of the 10th district in Ihiala LGA among Uli, Ubuluisiuzor, Orsumoghu, Mbosi, Lilu, Isseke, Ihiala, Azia, Amorka.
The town is in the southern part of the state bounded by Ozubulu town in Ekwusigo LGA in the north, Ihembosi and Ukpor town in the east, Ogbaru town in Ogbaru LGA in the west, and is closed to various towns which include Owerri to the north, and Onitsha at the south.
Population in Okija
Okija town has a population that is more than 5,042 people. The inhabitant dwells on animal husbandry, farming, fishing, and hunting. The soil is fertile and favors agriculture as a result of this the town is said to be the largest producer of food items in Ihiala Local Government Area and Anambra state.
Resources in Okija town
Okija town has major produce in yam, plantain, palm oil, maize, cocoyam, cassava etc.
The topography of the land includes forest, hills, streams, and valley making Okija more valuable. The town has various mineral resources and seafood, any investor who comes into the land will never regret the investment.
The occupant in this town varies depending on their level of education and profession, some are Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Artist, Politician, Civil servant etc. While others are bricklayers, marketer seller, fishmonger, taxi driver, cyclist etc. Life in Okija is fun and anyone living here has nothing to regret.
Language in Okija town
The most spoken language in Okija is Igbo language, others are common Nigerian languages like Edo, Efik, Fulani, Hausa, Ibibio, and Yoruba. Foreign languages like French, English, and Portuguese are also taught in schools.
Food available in Okija town
The indigene and occupant of Okija mostly eat the Igbo kind of food though has it garnished in special ways, their food include banga soup, boli (Roasted plantain), orha and egusi (Melon) soup, ukwu (vegetable) soup, okra soup, archara soup, plantain, yam pottage and porridge (Awai), fufu, garri, jollof rice, maize, etc. the town has many and different kinds of dishes you need to visit the town and see what they dwell on.
Religion and Festival in Okija town
The type of religion practice in this land is Christianity, though few traditional worshippers still live in the land but are not easily noticeable. Churches like the Roman Catholic, Methodist, and Redeem Christian Church are easily traceable. The people of this land have a very rich culture and perform festivals like the new yam festival, beauty pageant which usually attracts citizens in the diaspora to come back to the town and participate.
The town is blessed with a world-class women and children hospital in Nigeria, the best Jesuit College, and University, Banks, Hotels Industries etc. There are also many dignitaries who held from the town such as Dr. Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi the founder of Obijackson and the managing director of Nestoil company. There are 5 airports closed to Okija town which are Asaba International Airport, Sam Mbakwe International Airport, Port Harcourt International Airport, Akanu Ibiam International Airport, and Warri Airport.
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