Enugu State is one of the 36 states in the Nigerian federation and was created in 1991 from the eastern two-thirds of Anambra State. Less formally, it is also known as the Wawa state, because the people in this area respond with ‘wa’ (used as an emphasising ‘no’) rather than ‘mba’ used in other parts of Igboland.
Located in the southeast of the country, Enugu spreads its borders to the states of Kogi and Benue to the north, Ebonyi to the east, Abia and Imo to the south and Anambra to the west, covering an area of around 8,730 km2.
Its landscape changes from tropical dense rain forest in the south to small round-topped hills covered by open grasslands with occasional clusters of woodland in the middle to sometimes almost sandy savannah in the north. The state includes most of the Udi-Nsukka plateau, a pair of plateaus that form a nearly continuous elevated area. The Nsukka plateau extends about 130 km from Nsukka in the north, to Enugu in the south and continues southward for about 160 km to Okigwe. It rises more than 300 meters and its highest part is found 20 km northwest of Enugu. The steep slopes form spectacular views of the hills and lowlands, broken up by numerous streams and rivulets feeding the Niger and Benue rivers.
With a population of about 3 million, Enugu State is home to the Igbo speaking peoples, widely noted for their industry, entrepreneurship, resourcefulness, traveling and most importantly hospitality (it is custom to greet people very warmly first, asking about their family and health, before starting any business). The Igbos have had long contact with western influences and English is spoken widely. Christianity is the major religion, mostly due to the history of contact with the west in the pre-colonial period.
Lawrence Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi was born on 20th March 1964. He hails from Orba Town in Udenu Local Government Area of Nsukka Zone in Enugu State.
He holds both Bachelor and master’s degrees in Business Administration from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Before venturing into politics, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi was the General Manager of Premier Insurance Brokers Limited, Enugu and was the president of the Rotary Club of Emene in Enugu State.
In 2003, he was elected to the Federal House of representatives under the platform of People's Democratic Party (PDP), representing Igbo-Eze N/Udenu constituency. He served for two terms and exited the position in 2011.As a member of the House of Representatives of Nigeria, he served as the Chairman, House Committee on Marine Transport.
Following his party’s primary election of 8 December 2014 in Enugu, Ugwuanyi successfully won PDP’s gubernatorial ticket and contested in the April 2015 general elections. He was sworn in as the current governor of the state on May 29, 2015.
The Enugu State government house serves as the Official home to the state governor or chief state executive of the state and their families. It is the official venue for events such as the state's executive council meetings, government conferences, swearing in of cabinet members and of course the Governor's official business. It can also be used as receptions and functions hosted by individuals; some arms of the state government also have offices at the state government house.
Farming and trading constitute the key occupations in the state’s economy: yam, cassava and palm-oil products are the main crops, but corn, rice, pumpkin, melon, beans, okra, avocado, pineapple and even cashew nuts are cultivated as well.
- Enugu East
- Enugu North
- Enugu South
- Igbo Etiti
- Igbo Eze North
- Igbo Eze South
- Isi Uzo
- Nkanu East
- Nkanu West
- Oji River
- Farm Production
- Sales of Farm produce
- Palm Oil Production
- Electronic Repairs
- Restaurant Business
- Fast Food Business
- Second-hand Products
- Electronics Business
- Recharge Card Business
- Boutique Business
- ATCOI College of Education Enugu
- Caritas University
- Enugu State College of Education
- Enugu State University of Science and Technology
- ESUT College of Medicine
- Godfrey Okoye University
- Institute of Management and Technology
- Madonna University
- Osisatech Polytechnic
- Renaissance University
- University of Nigeria Nsukka
- ESUT Business School (EBS)
- Rehabilitation of Enugu bound Carriageway of the Onitsha-Enugu Road,
- Rehabilitation of Old Enugu – Portharcourt Road (Agbogugu-Abia Border Spur to
- Rehabilitation of Inyi-Akpugoeze to Anambra Border
- Rehabilitation of Amugo Uno-Oriemba Market-Amugo Isiorji Onuani Road in Enugu State
- Construction of Oji-Achi-Mmaku-Awgu Road with Spur to Obeagu-Ugbo in Enugu State,
- Completion of the construction of Rea Zonal Office in Enugu State
- Procurement and installation of 10 NOS. 300KVA Transformer in Udenu/Igbo-Eze North Federal Constituency, Enugu State
- Rural Electrification of 2 communities in Udenu/Igbo-Eze Constituency Enugu State
Ezeagu Tourist Complex
The complex is located at the south-central pan of the State. It is made up of a waterfall, a three-kilometer cave, natural spring and a lake. The complex has a unique beautification due to its natural setting.
Awhum Water Fall and Cave
Awhum waterfall is situated at Amaugwe village of Awhum town in Udi Local Government Area. The waterfall is because of massive outcrop of granite rock with water cascading over the top forming a stream. A section of the fall is warm through the season. The fall is 30 meters high and is located close to Awhum Monastery. The water is said to be curative (have healing power) and capable of dispelling evil or satanic forces if and wherever sprinkled. It takes about 45 minutes walk from the parking spot to the fall.
Enugu is not a coastal city. As a result of this, it does not offer the ocean life that is obtainable in coastal cities like Lagos and Port Harcourt. If you are visiting Enugu for a short while and will need a beach experience, then, you should visit Akwute- Atakwu as it is the best place for beach loving tourists.
Ngwo Cave, Pine and Waterfall
The trek to the Ngwo Cave requires navigating your way through the large cluster of trees at the beautiful Ngwo Pine Forest, sharp twists and turns along the stone-paved track, as the route slants downward. The valley floor is tiled by a gently flowing stream of limpid spring waters. A barefooted trek upstream in the water leads into a dark cleft at the end of the valley. A narrow but high opening leads into the crevice and the loud splashing of the waters of the raging crystal clear waters announces your arrival.
Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Achara
Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium was one of the stadiums that played host to the FIFA under 17 world cups in 2009. It was named after Nigeria’s first president, Dr.Nnamdi Azikiwe and is the home stadium of Rangers FC. If you are a football lover, then your visit to Enugu will be incomplete without a visit to the Nnamdi Azkiwe Stadium.
Silicon Hill, Nkalogu
Silicon hill is 300 meter above sea level and is one of the highest points in Enugu state. From Silicon hill, you will get to appreciate the wonders of nature. If you are scared of heights, this hill is not a place for you.
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