Interesting Facts About Anambra State


Anambra, it’s name is an anglicized version of the original “Oma Mbala ” the native name of the Anambra River. The state theme is “Light of The Nation”

Anambra is located in Southeastern Nigeria, it was created on 27 August 1991 from Old Anambra in which Enugu was the capital.

It’s current governor is Willie obiano
Deputy Governor is Nkem Okeke.

Anambra became the first State in Nigeria to adopt it’s structural plans for its cities and with effective implementation.

Anambra is the 8th most populated state in Nigeria and 2nd most densely populated in Nigeria after Lagos.

Anambra has an impressive road network system that makes almost all of it’s rural communities connected by good road, the same applies to electricity distribution.

Anambra has an impressive numbers of billionaire who are driving their local economy.

Anambra has the highest literacy rate in Nigeria,

Anambra has the lowest poverty rate in Nigeria,

Anambra has the first indigenous car manufacturing plants in Nigeria, located at Nnewi , owned by (chief Innocent Chukwuma of Innoson Motors.

The first blackman that nearly became a pope in Italy (Cardinal Francis Arinze) is from Anambra State.

The first Nigeria /African to receive a(PHD) in mathematics equation without a calculator and has 13 degree from different universities around the world (Prof Chike Obi ) from Anambra State.

The first duly elected vise president of Nigeria Dr Alex Ekwueme is from Anambra State.

The first Nigeria graduate to join Nigeria army is Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, leader of secessionist Biafra Republic.

The first senate president of Nigeria, Dr Nwafor Orizu is from Anambra precisely Nnewi.

The man that spearheaded and got our independent as a sovereign nation Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe from Anambra, Onitsha precisely.

The first Nigerian to win the international and African Nobel prize and honor as a renowned writer of all time in novel and literature Prof Chinua Achebe is from Ogidi in Anambra State.

The investor of the fastest computer that can extract more petroleum from oil field Dr Phillip Emeagwali from Anambra State.

The first patriotic Nigeria woman, who turned down 1 billion naira bribe offer, in order to save lives of innocent and down trodden Nigerians by fighting fake drugs and brought NAFDAC to limelight is Prof Dora Akunyili from Anambra State.

The only and first governor in Nigeria to be kidnapped on power was Dr. Chris Nwabueze Ngige.

The current Miss Nigeria Winner Is Miss Chioma Stephanie Obiadi from Anambra.

Louis Odumegwu Ojukwu is the first Nigeria millionaire and first president of Nigeria stock exchange.

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