History of Ogoja In Cross River State

By | March 9, 2018

History of Ogoja In Cross River State

Ogoja

Ogoja

Ogoja
Latitude:   6.6584       Lat (DMS)               6° 39′ 30N
Longitude: 8.7992       Long (DMS)             8° 47′ 57E
Elevation (Feet): 830
Population Est.:  171,901
Zipcode:  550101

History
Ogoja is a big town in Cross River State, Nigeria.“The name Ogoja” is wildly used in Northern Cross River it is one of the Local Government Area in Cross River Its headquarters is Ogoja town  It has an area of 972 km² and a population of 171,901 at the 2006 census.

The people of Ekoi are the major habitants of the city, the town was one of the provinces during pre-colonial independence. It consists of many tribes, which includes: Ishibori (This village has different clans like Uhmuria, Ikaptang, Ikajor, Ishinyema, Ikariku, Imerakorm) and Igoli as the central town. Mbube being one of the major tribes consist of different villages which includes: Odajie, Adagum, Ekumtak, Idum, Ojerim, Egbe,Nkim, Ogberia Ogang & Ogberia Ochoro,Oboso,Benkpe, Edide, Bansan, Aragban etc. their major source of livelihood is subsistence agriculture, basically farming of cassava, yams, palm oil, palm wine etc.

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