Delta state is a rich oil and gas producing state in Nigeria, and they have a rifenery and sea ports to complement this. This write-up will list out the local government areas and notable towns in Delta state.
Overview of Delta State
The State got it name after the delta region of the River Niger, which is major in the state area. Delta State was created on 27th May 1991 from the then Bendel State during the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.
Located in the coastal southern part of Nigeria, Delta State is bordered with Edo and Ondo States to the north west, Imo and Anambra to the north east, Rivers and Bayelsa States to the south east. Also, it has approximately 122 kilometres of coastline on the Atlantic ocean in the south west and south.
Asaba town is the capital of Delta state, and Warri city is the largest commercial urban area in the state. Other major towns still within the state include Agbor, Ughelli, Oleh, Ozoro, Oghara, Sapele, Koko, Burutu, Okpanam and Ogwashi-ukwu.
List of Local Government Areas and Towns in Delta state
Aniocha North Local Government
Aniocha North LGA is one of the local government area in Delta state. It has an administrative headquarter in Issele-Uku town. There are other notable towns in Aniocha North LGA which include: Ugodor, Obomkpa, Anioma, Ubulubu, Idumuje-Unor, Issele-Mkpitime, Ugbodu, Onicha-Ukwu, Isa-Ogwashi, Issele-Azagba, Obior and Onicha-Olona.
Aniocha South Local Government
Aniocha South LGA is another local governmenta rea in the state. Its administrative headquarters is in Ogwashi-Uku town with Egbudu- Akah, Nsukwa, Ejeme-Aniogor, Isheagwu, Ejeme-Unor, Igbudu, Ukwu-Oba, Ubulu Ukwu, Ewulu, Olor, Ubulu-Okiti, Ubulu-Unor, Umute, Abugba, Azamu, Edo-Ogwashi being the notable towns in the area.
Bomadi Local Government
Bomadi LGA’s headquarter is located in the town of Bomadi and the area consists of other towns like Ogriagbene, Esama, Akugbene, Kpakiama, Ekamuta-gbene, Azebiri, Ogodobiri, Okoloba and Kalafuo-gbene.
Burutu Local Government Area
Burutu Local Government is one of the Local Govt Areas that make up Delta State. It headquarter is in Burutu towns, with other towns like Forcados, Iduwuni, Ngbilebiri-Mein/Ogbulubiri, Obatebe, Ogulagha, Operemor, Seimibiri Toumo, Dunu-Ogusu, Edegbene, Ikorogha and Oboro making up the area.
Ethiope East Local Government Area
Ethiope East LGA has an headquarter in Isiokolo town. There are other towns which include: Abraka, Agbon, Akpoho, Ekerejeta, Erho, Ofuoma, Ogheje, Okagbare, Oria, Ugolo, Umeghe, Urhuagbesa Urhuogo Inland, Urhuoka and Urhuovie.
Ethiope West Local Government Area
Ethiope West LGA also make up as one of the 25 LGAs in the State. It has an administrative headquarter in Oghara town. Other towns include: Atiwor, Boboroku, Edjeba, Eghvwa, Ibada, Idjedaka, Jessa, Mosogar, Oghobaye, Okinigho, Edjemuon, Okuagbaye, Ugbakele, Ugbevbe and Egbeku.
Ika North East Local Government Area
Ika North East LGA has an headquarter located in the town of Owa Oyibu and with other towns like Akumazi, Idumuesah, Igbodo, Mbiri, Otolokpo, Owa, Umunede, Ute-Ogbeje and Ute-Okpu still making up the area.
Ika South Local Government Area
Ika South LGA is a sister local government area to the previous. The headquarter is located in the town of Agbor with other towns including: Abavo, Agbor-Obi, Agbor-Alidima, Agbor Town, Agbor, Agbor-Nta, Aliagwa, Alifekede, Alizormo, Alihagwu, Alihame, Aliokpu, Alisimie, Alisor and others.
Isoko North Local Government Area
Isoko North LGA is a prominent local government area in Delta state and it houses the State Polytecnic at Ozoro town, it administative headquarter. Other towns in the area are: Ellu, Emevor, Iluelogbo, Iyede, Okpe-Isoko, Otibio, Ovrode, Owhe/Akiehwe, Oyede and Ozoro.
Isoko South Local Government Area
Isoko South LGA has it headquarter in the town of Oleh. Other towns are: Aviara, Emede, Enhwe, Erowa/Umeh, Igbide, Irri, Oleh, Olomoro and Uzere.
Ndokwa East Local Government Area
Ndokwa East LGA is headquartered in the town of Aboh. Notable towns in the area include: Abarra, Aboh, Afor, Ase, Ashaka, Ibedeni, Ibrede, Okpai, Onyia, Ossissa, Adiai, Akarai, Beneku, Igbuku, Obikwele, Onogbokor, Onuaboh, Ushie, Umuolu and Utchi
Ndokwa West Local Government Area
Ndokwa West LGA is one of the 25 LGAs in Delta state with its administrative seat located in located in Kwale (Utagba-Ogbe). Other prominent towns and districts in the area include: Abbi, Ogume, Onicha-Ukwuani, Utagba, Utagbe-Uno, Ijeze, Imam-Abbi and Emu-Uno.
Okpe Local Government Area
Okpe LGA is an Urhobo local government area. It is one of the 25 LGAs of Delta state and it has an administrative headquarter in Orerokpe town. Towns in Okpe LGA include: Ajaguoyibo, Arunuse, Egbaghe Egbega-Oviri, Egbele and Obamedi.
Oshimili North Local Government Area
Oshimili North LGA has it headquarters in Akwukwu-Igbo town, and it comprises of other towns and villages which include: Ibusa, Nsukwa, Oko-Okwe, Okpanam, Ugbolu, Ubulu, Aganike, Ajaji, Aninwalo, Ekpechor, Iyiaga, Oshimili, Machakolo and Ngegwu.
Oshimili South Local Government Area
Oshimili South LGA is a Local government area in Delta state with an administrative headquarter in the town of Asaba, the state’s capital. As a developed area, there are many towns in it which include: Agu, Anala Amakom, Cable Point, Ogbele, Okwe, Ugbomanta quarters, Umuaji, Umuezei, Umuonaje and West End.
Patani Local Government Area
Patani LGA is one of the 25 Local Government Areas of Delta state. It has an administrative capital in Patani town, which the area got it name. Other towns are: Kabowei, Kumboei, Agoloma, Bolou, Apelebiri, Bolou-Angiama, Odoruba and Toru-Angiama.
Sapele Local Government Area
Sapele LGA is a renown area and one of the twenty-five LGAs of Delta state. The popular Sapele town is the administrative headquarter of the LGA. Other prominent towns include: Amukpe,Ugborhen and Elume.
Udu Local Government Area
Udu LGA is another area in Delta, and its local government area headquarters is sited in Otor- Udu town. Evwrirhe, Oniere, Uheredjo, Ahadja, Asagba, Ayama, Edjophe, Egiegi, Egini, Ekete, Ekorota, Emadadja, Erhieuiohor, Obodo, Obubu, Ogbe-Udu and Oghior towns are the notable areas in Udu LGA.
Ughelli North Local Government Area
Ughelli North LGA is a renown area in Delta state. Its capital is located in the town of Ughelli and other major towns include: Agbarha-Otor, Agbarho, Evwreni, Ogor, Orogun, Ughelli and Uwheru.
Ughelli South Local Government
Ughelli South LGA is headquatered in Otujeremi town. Notable towns include: Arhavba-rien, Effurun Otor, Eghwu, Okparabe, Olomu, Ughelli and Arhavbarien.
Ukwuani Local Government
Ukwuani LGA has a capital located in the town of Obiaruku. There are other prominent towns in Ukwani LGA which include: Akoku-Uno, Amai-Nge, Ishikaguma, Umubu, Umuekum, Umuosele Adonishaka, Ebedei- Uno and Obi-Ebedei.
Uvwie Local Government Area
Uvwie LGA is an industrious area in Delta state. It is headquarted in Effurun and comprises of other towns which includes Ekpan, Enerhen, Jeddo, Okpaka, Okuamowah, Okuireroh, Okwemowa, Okwetata, Okwtata, Opete, Ugbokodo, Ugbolokposo, Ugbomoro, Ugboroke and Ughoton.
Warri North Local Government Area
Warri North LGA is one of Delta local government area. It has an headquarter located in Koko town and consists of other towns which includes Tebu, Tisun, Ugbege, Aleima, Bear-Town, Brohimi, Odububa, Ogbinbirin, Ogbudugbodu, Okoromado, Opuama, Abegborode, Ajamogha and Arunologbo.
Warri South Local Government Area
Warri South LGA is one of the present local government areas in Delta State. There are many towns in the area which include: Ikpisan, Ifie-Kporo, Ubeji, Ajamimogha, Ode-Itsekiri, Agbassa, Orugbo, Alders, Ogunu, Obodo, Igbudu, Omadino, Edjeba, Ijala, Ekurede, Ugbori and Okere.
Warri South West Local Government Area
Warri South West LGA has it headquarter located in the town of Ogbe-Ijoh. Other towns include: Aja-Udaibo, Akpikpa, Gbaramatu, Isaba, Madangho, Ogbe-Ijoh, Ogidigben, Oporoza, Orere and Ugborodo.
Delta state is one of the richest states in Nigeria. Much of the state’s wealth is credited to the availability of petroleum and accompanying industries. To complement it as a good place to visit, there are many tourist attractions, sand beaches and islands in the State. We’ve listed the towns and local government areas in Delta state, in this write-up.