ANAMBRA Senatorial Districts and the Local Government Areas

ANAMBRA  has 3 senatorial districts and 21 Local Government Areas (LGAs). The senatorial districts with the LGAs they comprise are:

SENATORIAL DISTRICTLGAs
ANAMBRA NORTH ONITSHA NORTH, ONITSHA SOUTH, OYI, OGBARU, ANAMBRA EAST, ANAMBRA WEST, AYAMELUM
ANAMBRA CENTRAL AWKA NORTH, AWKA SOUTH, NJIKOKA, ANAOCHA, IDEMILI NORTH, IDEMILI SOUTH, DUNUKOFIA
ANAMBRA SOUTH IHIALA, NNEWI NORTH, NNEWI SOUTH, ORUMBA SOUTH, ORUMBA NORTH, AGUATA, EKWUSIGO

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.

List of LGAs in Anambra State

  1. Aguata
  2. Anambra East
  3. Anambra West
  4. Anaocha
  5. Awka North
  6. Awka South
  7. Ayamelum
  8. Dunukofia
  9. Ekwusigo
  10. Idemili North
  11. Ihiala
  12. ldemili South
  13. Njikoka
  14. Nnewi North
  15. Nnewi South
  16. Ogbaru
  17. Onitsha North
  18. Onitsha North
  19. Onitsha South
  20. Orumba South
  21. Oyi

Anambra is a Nigerian State located in south-eastern part of the country.

Date created
27 August 1991

Capital
Awka

Area
4,844 km²

Anambra is bounded by Delta State to the west, Imo State to the south, Enugu State to the east and Kogi State to the north.

It has one of the highest population densities in Africa. The state comprises numerous thickly populated villages, a number of small towns and a few major towns; some areas are so thickly populated that the estimated density is 1500-2000 persons living within every square kilometer.

Most of the population is rural, although over the last two decades the rural-urban migration has stretched the meagre urban services to a breaking point. This pattern of human migration has posed serious problems for the state’s resources, fragile infrastructure, environmental sanitation, erosion control and social services. This pressure is especially evident in its huge commercial city of Onitsha.

Most of the population of Anambra State are members of the enterprising Igbo ethnic group who are renowned for their resourcefulness and spirit of entrepreneurship. The Anambra Igbo are ubiquitous and can be found in all nooks and crannies of Nigeria, as well as in virtually every region of the world. Wherever they find themselves, the entrepreneurial skills of the Igbo stand them out in all their fields of endeavor. Indeed, Anambra State is a very exciting place to visit by anyone who wants to experience the vibrance of authentic Africa.

Old Anambra State was created in 1976 from part of East Central State, and its capital was Enugu. Following further state creation in 1991, Anambra was divided into two states, Anambra and Enugu. Awka is the capital of Anambra State.

The main towns of Anambra state are Awka, Onitsha, Nnewi, Obosi, Ihiala, Ekwulobia (Aguata), Uli, Abagana.

Other significant communities include Ogidi, Aguleri, Umueri (Umuleri), Umuoba-Anam, Nmiata-Anam, Awkuzu, Nsugbe, Ichida, Alor and Atani. There are 21 local government areas in the state: Aguata, Awka-North, Awka-South, Anambra-East, Anambra-West, Anaocha, Ayamelum, Dunukofia, Ekwusigo, Idemili-South and Idemili-North. Others are Ihiala, Njikoka, Nnewi-North, Nnewi-South, Ogbaru, Onitsha-North, Onitsha-South, Orumba-North, Orumba-South, and Oyi.

Anambra State Government Secretariat in Awka, the state capital