LGA Highlights

Today, Imo is inhabited by a projected population of over 5 million Igbos who are bound  together by a common language, common social institutions, traditions and customs as well diverse religious believe. At its creation in 1976 it has 17 divisions which metamorphosed to 21 local government areas, namely:

DIVISION

  1. Aba
  2. Afikpo
  3. Arochukwu
  4. Bende
  5. Etitli
  6. Mbaitoli/Ikeduru
  7. Mbano
  8. Mbaise
  9. Mgbidi
  10. Ngwa
  11. Nwgere
  12. Oguta
  13. Ohafia
  14. Okigwe
  15. Owerri
  16. Umuahia
  17. Ukwa

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  1. Aba
  2. Aboh Mbaise
  3. Afikpo
  4. Arochukwu
  5. Bende
  6. Etiti
  7. Ideato
  8. Ikwuano 
  9. Isiala Ngwa
  10. Isuikwuato 
  11. Mbaitoli/Ikeduru
  12. Mbano
  13. Nkwere Isu
  14. Obioma Ngwa
  15. Ohaji/Egbema/Ogu
  16. Ohaozara
  17. Orlu
  18. Oru
  19. Owerri
  20. Okwa

In 1991, the state was further split into two , namely : Imo and Abia in the state creation exercise by General Ibrahim Babangida. What remained of Imo State was therefore constituted into 27 Local government areas viz:

L.G.As

  1. Aboh Mbaise
  2. Ahiazu Mbaise
  3. Ehime Mbano
  4. Ezinihite Mbaise
  5. Ihitte uboma
  6. Ideato North
  7. Ideato South
  8. Ikeduru
  9. Isiala Mbano
  10. Isu
  11. Mbaitoli
  12. Njeaba
  13. Ngor Okpala
  14. Ngwere
  15. Nwangere
  16. Obowo
  17. Oguta
  18. Ohaji/Egbema
  19. Okigwe
  20. Onuimo
  21. Oru East
  22. Oru West
  23. Orlu
  24. Orsu
  25. Owerr Municipal
  26. Owerri North
  27. Owerri West

HEADQUATERS

  1. Aboh
  2. Afor-Oru
  3. Ehime
  4. Itu
  5. Isinweke
  6. Urualla
  7. Dikenafai
  8. Iho
  9. Umuelemai
  10. Umundugba
  11. Nwaorieubi
  12. Nnenasa
  13. Umuneke Ngor
  14. Nkwere
  15. Amaigbo
  16. Otoko
  17. Oguta
  18. Nmahu egbema
  19. Okigwe
  20. Okwe
  21. Omuma
  22. Mgbidi
  23. Orlu
  24. Awo Idemili
  25. Owerri
  26. Orie Uratta
  27. Umuguma

It has three senatorial zones , namely: Okigwe, orlu  and Owerri. Okigwe 6 L.G.As , Orlu 12 L.G.As , Owerri 9 L.G.As.