ABUA/ODUAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

Abua also called and known as (Ogbo-Abuan or Abua central) is the headquarters of Abua/Odual Local Government Area.The community which is made up of thirteen (13) sub-towns and villages, including Otari, Amalem,Ukana, Ogbema, Emilaguan, Oghora, Arukwo, Omaraka, Omokwa, Omelema, Omagbele and Esidia-Ogbema. Ogbo-Abuan can be accessed by road from Ahoada East Local Government Area and by sea from Degema in Degema Local Government Area.

Besides the local government heaquarters, Abua is the traditional head clan of the entire Abuan kingdom as well as the seat of the Oda-Abuan, the paramount ruler of the Abuan clan and first class ruler in the Rivers State Traditional Rulers Council.

With a population figure currently estimated to be over 100,000 people, Abua town is fast taking the shape of a cosmopolitan settlement, especially with the increasing influx of non-indigenous people and the expansion in public infrastructure and associated commercial activities.

There are not less than ten (10) public primary schools, two (2) secondary schools, a number of private and public primary and secondary schools as well as a police division, the Abua General Hospital and the popular Ayezi market. Abua is also rich in natural resources, including oil and gas, sand, clay and agricultural lands. situated in the rain forest, the area is rich in timber and fertile lands for the cultivation of rubber, cassava,plantain, banana, oil palm as well as medicinal restorative plants.

Christianity is the dominant religion, while English and the local dialect are widely spoken.
Abua also have enormous touristic value. The Egbukule society, the Arugu masquerades, the women dance troupes and the seasonal wrestling festivals are some of the exciting cultural heritage of the people.

view of Abua Town  Center