Ebonyi State is a state in Nigeria, in the south of the Eastern region. It is inhabited and populated primarily by Igbo. Its capital and largest city is Abakaliki. It is one of the six states created in 1996 by the Abacha government. Ebonyi was created from parts of both Enugu State and Abia State.



Ebonyi State Snapshot

  • Total land area: 6,400 Sq. Km
  • Local Government Areas: 13 LGAs: Abakaliki, Izzi, Ezza North, Afikpo South, Ohaukwu, Ebonyi, Onicha, Ishielu, Ezza South, Ikwo, Afikpo North, Ohaozara, Ivo.
  • Population: 2,176,947 (Male- 1,064,156 and Female- 1,112,791)
  • Vegetation: Semi-savannah grassland with forests and swamps
  • Major crops: Rice, yam, potatoes, maize, beans, and cassava.
  • Solid minerals: Lead, crude oil, salt and natural gas

Main Investment Opportunities

Opportunities for investment exist in:

  • Agribusiness
  • Light Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Energy
  • Mining