Abia Senatorial Districts and their Local Government Areas

Abia has 3 senatorial districts and 17 Local Government Areas (LGAs). The senatorial districts with the LGAs they comprise are:

SENATORIAL DISTRICTLGAs
ABIA NORTH UMUNNEOCHI, ISUKWUATO, OHAFIA, AROCHUKWU, BENDE
ABIA CENTRAL UMUAHIA NORTH, UMUAHIA SOUTH, IKWUANO, ISIALA NGWA NORTH, ISIALA NGWA SOUTH, 
ABIA SOUTH ABA NORTH, ABA SOUTH, UGWUNAGBO, OBINGWA,  UKWA EAST, UKWA WEST & OSISIOMA 

Nigeria has 109 Senatorial Districts, 3 in each of the 36 states and 1 in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Every senatorial district sends a Senator to the House of Senate, National Assembly, Abuja, so the total number of Nigerian Senators is 109.

The formation of the Senate is based on the three Senatorial Districts per State and one for the Federal Capital Territory. The 109 member Senate is presided over by the President of the Senate and assisted by the Deputy President of the Senate, all are chosen among the Senators. They are then assisted by eight Principal Officers and several Committee Chairmen and Vice Chairmen.

The 8 Principal Officers include Majority Leader, Deputy Majority Leader, Minority Leader, Deputy Minority Leader, Chief Whip, Deputy Chief Whip, Minority Whip and Deputy Minority Whip.

Abia

Abia State is a state in south-eastern Nigeria. Umuahia is the capital and Aba is largest city and commercial centre.

Abia was created on 27 August 1991 from the eastern part of Imo state, and it takes its name from the acronym of four of its most populated regions: Aba, Bende, Isuikwuato, and Afikpo.

The state is bordered by Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, and Rivers states, and it is the only Southeastern state that has boundary with all the other four Southeastern states in Nigeria.

Abia has 17 Local Government Areas (LGAs), namely:

  1. Aba North
  2. Aba South
  3. Arochukwu
  4. Bende
  5. Ikwuano
  6. Isiala-Ngwa North
  7. Isiala-Ngwa South
  8. Isuikwuato
  9. Obi Ngwa
  10. Ohafia
  11. Osisioma Ngwa
  12. Ugwunagbo
  13. Ukwa East
  14. Ukwa West
  15. Umuahia North
  16. Umuahia South
  17. Umu-Nneochi