About Abba

Located within the heartland of the Igbo ethnic group of South-East Nigeria, Abba is in Nwangele Local Government Area of Imo State.

In colonial times, Abba was under Okigwe District but in 1947 the town was transferred to Orlu District.

Abba later became part of the Nwangele Division of Orlu Province, Eastern Region, and with the creation of Imo State was under Nkwerre – Isu Local Government Area. 

When Nkwerre-Isu split, Abba was in Nkwerre Local Government Area and in 1996, Abba became part of Nwangele Local Government Area.

Before its delineation into four autonomous communities, Abba comprised  four main villages: Umuokwara, Umudurunna, Ekitiafor and Ogwuaga.These four villages are collectively known as Abba Ama Ano.

With boundaries in the east with Dikenafai and Okwelle, in the west;Isu and Umuozu, in the North; Owerri-Nkwoji and Umudi, and in the south with Umunachi and Eziama, Abba has a table land with arable soil that supports diverse crops – tubers, vegetables, fruit and other economic trees.

There are no rivers in Abba, but in olden times, there were many  streams and tributaries, including Mmiri Ebu, Okware-eleke, Nwodei, Iyieke, Iyiafor, Mmiri-ukwu-ugiri, Obor, Otakwu, Nwankpi, IyiUmuoma, and Iyi-Umuoke-Umudi.

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Beneficiaries of AACDU/Akanchawa Scholarship 2019/2020






Gregory Tochukwu Amaefule

Federal  Univ. of Tech. Owerri


Elect/Electronic Engr.

Ukamba Ogochi Getrude

Abia State University



Ukonu Marvellous Chidubem

University  of Port Harcourt


Duru Ozioma Augusta

The Polytechnic Ibadan

ND 11

Science Lab Tech

Nwadike Prisca Oluchi

Abia State University



Duru Samson Chima

University of Nigeria


Biological Sciences

Ohiaeri  Hope Chinonso

Imo State Poly Umuagwo


Science Lab Tech

Adibe Ujunwa Joy

Imo State University Owerri


Computer  Science

Ogude Oluchi Scholastica

Imo State University Owerri


Education Economics

Agwunobi Happiness C.

Federal Poly Nekede



Uchenna Michael Ewuzie

University of Nigeria



Anyadiegwu Stelladoris Chioma

Imo State University



Chikezie Ezinne Anne

Imo State  University


Public Health

Nnanna Christabel C.

Imo State University, Owerri


Education History

Uzoamaka Esther Onyinyechi

Alvan Ikoku Fed. College of Education

NCE Final

ED/Social Studies

Akogu Joshua Chukwuebuka

Imo State University


Education Physics

Ukaoha Chukwuebuka Franklin

University of Uyo


Petroleum Engineering

Chief Okezie Akwiwu visits Abba Welfare Association, UK

On September 29, 2019, Chief Okezie Akwiwu, Chairman Human Capital Development Committee of AACDU, was in London to address members of Abba Welfare Association, United Kingdom and Ireland. He talked about the efforts of AACDU to bolster security and education in Abba Ama Ano.

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NUC Approves Imo Claretian University, Abba

The National Universities Commission has given final approval for the commencement of Imo Claretian University, Abba. Officials of NUC will inspect the university site from October 14 to October 16, 2019.

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picture of Abba Children's Day
picture of Abba children

Abba Children's Day

Engr. Paul Ozigbu, Chairman of AACDU, celebrated the first Abba Children’s Day at Central School on September 15, 2019. Children from the four Abba Ama Ano communities came together to perform, dance and feast.

Abba Community Leaders

Chief Paul Ozigbu of Abba, Imo State

Chief Paul Ozigbu
(Nnanyereugo, Ekwueme II)

Chairman Abba Autonomous Communities Development Union (AACDU)

Chief Joe Asole of Abba, Imo State

Chief Joe Asole
(Chinalurum Durunna)

Secretary AACDU

Chief Barr Leonard Onwuzuruike

Chief (Barr) Leonard Onwuzuruike

Treasurer AACDU

Chief Dan Ojiako of Abba, Imo State

Chief Dan Ojiako
(Dike Di Oha Mma)

Financial Secretary AACDU

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Onyekachi Ogude

Public Relations Officer AACDU

Barr Stan Ofoma

Barrister Stan Ofoma

Coordinator AACDU

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Chief JohnBosco Ozigbu (Ogwuaga of Ogwuaga)

Political Adviser AACDU

Nze (Dr) Chijioke K.C Anyanjo

Leader Ndi Nze na Ozo Abba Ama Ano, Adviser on Culture AACDU

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Chief (Barr) Martin Ezeka

Legal Adviser AACDU

Chief Okezie Akwiwu of Abba, Imo State

Chief Okezie Akwiwu
(Akaraka Ogwuaga)

Chairman Human Capital Development Committee of AACDU

Lady Elfrida Agwunobi of Abba

Lady Elfrida Agwunobi

Chairperson, AACDU Women's Wing

Prof Iwuala of Abba

Chief (Prof) M.O.E Iwuala
(Ojinmuta of Abba, Ugwumba Durunna)

Chairman Imo Claretian University Development Committee AACDU

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Chief (Arc) Madubuike Ohiaeri

Chairman Emeritus AACDU

Abba events

2018 Abba Day