ANAMBRA STATE ASSOCIATION DUBLIN
We are an association of indigenes of Anambra State, Nigeria, resident in Dublin, Republic of Ireland and have attained 18 years of age, and who by birth, marriage or adoption, can claim Anambra State as our place of origin. To maintain the continuum of ‘being our brothers keepers’, we have elected to sustain and entrench a formal relationship with one another, through which brotherhood, mutual understanding, love, trust and development can be cultivated and maintained among us and with the rest of Anambrarians in Nigeria.
Anambra State Association, Dublin is a socio-cultural organisation registered in Ireland as a non-profit organisation that is dedicated to membership empowerment through capacity building, with commitment to design and organise programs, seminars and workshops that inform, educate and enlighten our members.
ASA- Dublin is also dedicated to the development of our immediate environment with commitment to participate in community forums aimed at aiding integration and promoting inclusiveness. ASA Dublin is equally committed to supporting other charitable organisations that cater for the less privileged in our immediate society.
ASA- Dublin is dedicated to the development of Anambra State, Nigeria, with commitment to generating and executing ideas capable of complimenting the initiatives of Anambra State Government with special focus on grassroots and core disadvantaged areas.
ASA-Dublin believes in partnership and collaboration with stakeholders hence is a member of The New Communities Partnership (NCP) Dublin. This membership is aimed at lubricating the wheels of social inclusion of the wider Nigerian community in Ireland, specifically the Igbo population into Irish civil society.
ANAMBRA STATE NIGERIA:
Anambra State is a state in south-eastern Nigeria with a population of 4,177,828 (2006 Census). Its name is an anglicized version of the original ‘Oma Mbala’, the native name of the Anambra River. The Capital and the Seat of Government is Awka. Onitsha and Nnewi are the biggest commercial and industrial cities, respectively. The state’s theme is “Light Of The Nation”. Boundaries are formed by Delta State to the west, Imo State and Rivers State to the south, Enugu State to the east and Kogi State to the north. The origin of the name is derived from the Anambra River (Omambala) which is a tributary of the famous River Niger.
The indigenous ethnic group in Anambra state are the Igbo (98% of population) and a small population of Igala (2% of the population) who live in the North western part of the state.
Anambra is the eighth most populated state in the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the second most densely populated state in Nigeria after Lagos State. The stretch of more than 45 km between Oba and Amorka contains a cluster of numerous thickly populated villages and small towns giving the area an estimated average density of 1,500–2,000 persons per square kilometre.
The state was created on 27th august, 1991 out of the Old Anambra state which was divided into Enugu and Anambra states. Hitherto, the Old Anambra State had been created from East Central state in 1976, which had been created from the Eastern Nigeria in 1967.
The state has as its capital, Awka with 21 local government areas. The 21 local Government areas are namely; Aguata, Awka North, Awka South, Anambra East, Anambra West, Anaocha, Ayamelum, Dunukofia, Ekwusigo, Idemili North, Idemili South, Ihiala, Njikoka, Nnewi North, Nnewi South, Ogbaru, Onitsha North, Onitsha South, Orumba North, Orumba South and Oyi.
Anambra state lies in the Anambra basin, home to a rich base of natural gas and crude oil. It is also rich in other minerals The economy of the state is characterized by primary production activities in Agriculture, manufacturing and commercial activities.
The mainstay of the economy is commerce and this contributes significantly to the Internally generated revenue of the government.
Onitsha and Nnewi have remained as the major towns and the economic hubs of the new state.
The state has fast growing towns especially those that border the major towns and this is fuelled more by those resettling after the skirmishes in the northern part of the country. The majority of residents are Anambrarians and are from the Igbo ethnic.
The state government has designated 10 towns as urban.
Past Governors of Anambra State:
|Name||Title||Took Office||Left Office||Party||Notes|
|John Atom Kpera||Governor||March 1976||July 1978||Military|
|Col. Datti Sadiq Abubakar||Governor||July 1978||October 1979||Military|
|Jim Nwobodo||Governor||October 1979||October 1983||NPP|
|Christian Onoh||Governor||October 1983||December 1983||NPN|
|Allison Madueke||Governor||January 1984||August 1985||Military|
|Samson Omeruah||Governor||August 1985||December 1987||Military|
|Robert Akonobi||Governor||December 1987||August 1990||Military|
|Herbert Eze||Governor||August 1990||January 1992||Military|
|Joseph Abulu||Administrator||27 August 1991||January 1992||Military|
|Chukwuemeka Ezeife||Governor||2 January 1992||17 November 1993||SDP|
|Dabo Aliyu||Acting Administrator||November 1993||December 1993||Police|
|Mike Attah||Administrator||9 December 1993||21 August 1996||Military|
|Rufai Garba||Administrator||21 August 1996||6 August 1998||Military|
|Emmanuel Ukaegbu||Administrator||6 August 1998||29 May 1999||Military|
|Chinwoke Mbadinuju||Governor||29 May 1999||29 May 2003||PDP|
|Chris Ngige||Governor||29 May 2003||17 March 2006||PDP|
|Peter Obi||Governor||17 March 2006||3 November 2006||APGA|
|Virginia Etiaba||Governor||3 November 2006||9 February 2007||APGA||Appointed when the previous governor, Peter Obi, was impeached by the state legislature for alleged gross misconduct. She transferred her powers back to Peter Obi three months later when an appeal court nullified the impeachment.|
|Peter Obi||Governor||9 February 2007||2014||APGA||Emmanuel Nnamdi Uba (Andy Uba) was elected and sworn in as the governor of Anambra State on 27th May, 2007. He was removed by a supreme court decision on 14th June, 2007. He governed the State for 14 days.|
|Chief Willie Obiano||Governor||17th March 2014||2022||APGA|
|Charles Chukwuma Soludo||Governor||17th March 2022||Present||APGA||Prefers to be addressed as Charlie, Nwa-Mgbafor or Mr Governor.|