Itu, Nigeria


Location in Nigeria

Coordinates: 5°10′0″N 7°59′0″E / 5.16667°N 7.98333°E / 5.16667; 7.98333Coordinates: 5°10′0″N 7°59′0″E / 5.16667°N 7.98333°E / 5.16667; 7.98333
Country  Nigeria
State Akwa Ibom State
  Type Democratic
  Chairman Michael James Etim
Population (2006)
  Total 127,033
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Itu is located in the south east of Nigeria and is a Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The Local Government Area occupies a landmass of approximately 606.1 0 square kilometres.[1] It is bounded in the North and North-East by Odukpani in Cross River State and Arochukwu in Abia State, in the West by Ibiono Ibom and Ikono Local Government Areas, in the South and SouthEast by Uyo and Uruan Local Government Areas, respectively.[2]

National Assembly Representative

Hon. Henry Okon Archibong

Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Representative

Hon. Ekaette Ebong Okon[3]

Paramount Ruler

HRH Edidem Edet Akpan Inyang[4]

Council Chairman


Politics in Itu is dominated by the people from the central part of Ibiaku Itam, with the highly endorsed political party being PDP (Peoples Democratic Party)

Notable people from Itu

Itu has produced many prominent people for Akwa Ibom State and Nigeria as a whole, including:-



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