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Otukpo Local Government Area

Otukpo local government area with its headquarters in Otukpo town is centrally located in Idoma Land. Otukpo is the oldest and most developed local government area in Idoma land. Otukpo local government area has four of the 22 Idoma districts; Otukpo, Akpa, Adoka and Ugboju districts. In the March 2006 population census, Otukpo local government area had a population of 266,411 and was projected to be 359,600 in 2016.

The local government area is bordered to the north by Apa local government area; to the south by Obi, Ado and Okpokwu local government areas; to the east by Gwer West and Gwer East local government areas and to the west by Ohimini local government area and Ankpa local government area of Kogi State.

Otukpo local government area is known for rice, yam, cassava, guinea corn and maize production. The local government area also has rich forest reserves hence the presence of many saw mills in the area.

The local government area has large reserves of kaolin with the potential for commercial exploration in addition to the large deposit of clay soil which has given risen to clay brick cottage industries in the area.

The people of the Otukpo local government area predominantly speak a dialect of Idoma language except for the Akpa people (found around Otobi – Allan axis) who speak Akweya language.

The Och'Idoma I, Agabaidu Ogiri Oko, was from Adoka district. 

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Emeka Bright - Thu, 30-Jun-16 - 05:40

for funs, relaxation and tourism visit Otukpo and u wont regret it

Adanu Godmercy - Fri, 13-May-16 - 16:33

Hi there,
May the Lord God bless Idoma Land and save our children from the hand of Child traffic. Like the incidence of my ONLY Child, James Ochoyama, a 3 years old boy who was adopted/kidnapped from his school, Unique Science Nursery and primary School Otukpo about 10 am on November 6th 2015.Till now this boy is nowhere to be found and our Police are doing nothing about this case. Call this contact if you have any useful comment. 08054015099