OMUMA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

Eberi have always been the cetral community in Omuma area of the Etche etnic nationality. The community served as the first headquarters of Etche county council before it was moved to Okehi for reasons of centrality. It later became the headquarters  of Omuma urban during Chief Melford Okilo’s administration. On the 4th of November 199, Eberi became the headquarters of Omuma Local Government following it’s creation out of the present Etche Local Government Area. This singular act has enhanced the political, economic and social status of the Eberi community in Rivers State  and the country at large.

From time, Eberi has been vibrant and economically active community. The then Eastern regional Government cited an Oil mill  1952, the only Dispensary (Health Center) in 1954, and a Customary Court in 1956. After the civil war, the government of commander Alfred Diete Spiff established the only police Station, Chief Melford Okilo established the first Government Secondary School.

Eberi is an agrarian community as farming is the dominant occupation of the people. The people of Eberi are peaceful, industrious and hospitable. Apart from the vast arable land Eberi and the entire Omuma Local Government Area are blessed with abundant deposits of natural resources, including oil and gas, sand and clay, facinating vegetation and wildlife.

Before now, it was difficult to access Eberi and other communities in the Local Government AreaArea. But this is now history thanks to the administration of Governor Nyesom Wike, who has constructed the Umueze-Umuogba-Umuokpurukpu-Umueke-Umunju-Umuellechi-Eberi. With this road, the Eberi and the entire Omuma Local Government Area are now open for development and investors.

Aerial View of Eberi