List Of Towns and Villages In Bayelsa State: Brass Ekeremor Kolokumma Nembe Ogbia Sagbama Kolu-Ama Oporoma Yenagoa (Rural) Opokuma Brass 1 Brass Ward II Ewoama / Fantuo Okpoama Odioma / Diema Cape Farmosa Kongho Oginibiri Minibie Sangana Tarakiri Oyiakiri I Oyiakiri II Oyiakiri III Oyiakiri IV Oporomor I Oporomor II Oporomor III Oporomor IV Oporomor …
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In the center of the Niger Delta, in the South South area of Nigeria, sits the state of Bayelsa. One of the newest states in the federation is Bayelsa State, which was split from Rivers State in 1996. Yenagoa, the nation’s capital, is subject to a significant risk of yearly flooding. The Atlantic Ocean dominates its southern borders, which it shares with Rivers State to the east and Delta State to the north across the Niger River for 17 km and the Forçados River for 198 km. 10,773 square kilometers (4,159 square miles) make up the entire surface. Ekeremor, Kolokuma/Opokuma, Yenagoa, Nembe, Ogbia, Sagbama, Brass, and Southern Ijaw are the state’s eight local government areas. According to the population count from 2006, the state is the smallest in all of Nigeria. Since Bayelsa State is located in the Niger Delta, it has an estuary and riverine environment, and the state’s bodies of water prohibit the construction of substantial road infrastructure.
Along with Isoko and Urhobo, the Ijaw languages are extensively spoken in Bayelsa State. The state serves as the Ijaw people’s main residence and place of origin. In the Sagbama local government region, the Urhobo people have their ancestral home in the state.
The petroleum industry is the primary sector of the Bayelsa State economy because it is located in the oil-rich Niger Delta. The state is home to the Oloibiri Oilfield, where oil was discovered for the first time in Nigeria and is predicted to generate 30–40% of the nation’s oil as of 2015. The state is home to Nigeria’s greatest gas reserve (18 trillion cubic feet). Even while having one of the greatest crude oil and natural gas deposits in the nation helps the local economy, the state is nonetheless hampered by severe poverty and pollution from oil spills.
As of 2022, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo serves as the deputy governor and Douye Diri serves as the governor of Bayelsa State.