WHEN WAS ANAMBRA STATE CREATED, WHO CREATED IT?

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Bellajay asked 2 months ago

PLEASE IN WHAT YEAR WAS ANAMBRA STATE CREATED IN NIGERIA AND UNDER WHOSE GOVERNMENT REGIME WAS ITS CREATION

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Sulhazan Staff answered 2 months ago

Anambra State was created by the regime of General Murtala Mohammed with capital at Enugu in 1976 from the then of East Central State.
A further state creation exercise by the then regime of General Ibrahim Babangida on 27th August 1991 divided Anambra into two states, Anambra and Enugu. The capital of present day Anambra State is Awka.
Anambra State consists of twenty-one (21) Local Government Areas. They are:

  • Aguata
  • Awka North
  • Awka South
  • Anambra East
  • Anambra West
  • Anaocha
  • Ayamelum
  • Dunukofia
  • Ekwusigo
  • Idemili North
  • Idemili South
  • Ihiala
  • Njikoka
  • Nnewi North
  • Nnewi South
  • Ogbaru
  • Onitsha North
  • Onitsha South
  • Orumba North
  • Orumba South
  • Oyi

Anambra state is bounded by Delta and Edo States to the west, Imo and Rivers States to the south, Enugu State to the east and Kogi State to the north. Anambra State derives it’s name from Anambra River that traverses the state.

Sulhazan Staff answered 2 months ago

Anambra is a state in southeastern Nigeria. Its name was inspired by one of its Northern and riverine clans Anam but merged with “branch”.
The colonialists who travelled from the present day Anambra region to present Northern Nigeria often described where they were coming from as “Anam branch”.
The term coupled with Omambala, the Igbo name of the Anambra River formed the name Anambra.
The capital and seat of government is Awka. Onitsha, a historic port city from pre-colonial times, has developed as by far the largest urban area in the state. The state’s theme is “Light of the nation”.