Imo state (located in the southeast part of Nigeria) has twenty seven local
government areas and shares boundaries with Anambra state to the north, Delta state and
River Niger to the west, Rivers state to the
south and Abia state to the east. The state was
created February 1976 and the capital is Owerri.
Imo state has many rivers, in fact it derived
its name from the Imo River. Other major rivers
include the Otamiri and Njaba. Imo state
occupies an estimated area of 5,100 square
kilometers and is blessed with abundant natural
mineral resources which include crude oil,
limestone, lead, zinc and natural gas. The
predominant language spoken by the people of Imo is Igbo.
Imo state is also blessed with numerous
tourist centers, a few of which include the
Mbari ( located at Ikenegbu), Oguta Lake Holiday
Resort, and the rolling hills of Okigwe.