Oyigbo is a town, 30 kilometers from the port city of Port Harcourt and a local government area of Rivers State, Nigeria.
Sir Precious Oforji was elected Chairman of the Oyigbo LGA in 2008. EZE Mike Nwaji was enthroned as the crowned traditional king of Obigbo in 1998. The towns and villages in Oyigbo Local Government area include : Oyigbo district; Asa, Komkom, Obeama, Oyigbo, while for the Ndoki district they include Afa Uku, Afam, Afam Nta, Azusogu, Egberu, Mgboji, Mrihu, Obeakpu, Obeta, Obumku,Okoloma, Okponta, Umuagbai, Umuosi.
Owing to the geographical location of Oyigbo, there was a contention between the neighboring States, Rivers State and Abia State as to which of the States should rightfully own the Oyigbo Local Government Area. After several deliberations between the two States involved, there was an agreement that Oyigbo should remain as a part of Rivers State.
Oil and gas exploration
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