Abia State, home to Enyimba Football Club of Aba, two time African Champion league winners (2003 & 2004) was created on 27th August, 1991, by the then Federal Military Government under General lbrahim Babangida, out of Imo State.
“Abia” is an acronym formed from the initial letters of four groups of people, namely:
Aba, Bende, lsuikwuato and Afikpo. These constituted the major groups in the state at its creation.
Located in the southeastern region of Nigeria, Abia State lies within approximately latitudes 4° 40′ and 6° 14′ north, and longitudes 7° 10′ and 8° east.
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Okezie IkpeazuExecutive Governor
Motivation: God’s own state Created: 27 August 1991 Capital: Umuahia Political Party: PDP
Museums & Parks: National museum of colonial history and National war museum
Other tourist attractions: Arochukwuk caves, Azumimi river, Enemaba warm spring,Akwette weaving centre, Agbagwu slave market, Long juju of Arochukwu.