Nnewi is a town in Anambra State, south-central Nigeria. It is located about 15 miles south of Onitsha and has a population of about 958,000. Geographically, falls within the tropical rain forest region of the world. And as such, it suffers from soil leaching and sol erosion.
In spite of these factors, that have reduced the soil to a porous sandy terrain, her citizens have survived this harshness through subsistence type of agriculture and trading. Prior to this period, elaborate network of trade routes have emerged over the centuries linking them to the coastal region, the riverine Igbos and the entire Igbo mainland (Oru na Igbo)
Nnewi is the only town in Nnewi North LGA. It has four villages (sub-towns) that make up the one-town local government, which includes; Otolo, Uruagu, Umudim and Nnewi-ichi. The traditional ruler of Nnewi- Igwe of Nnewi -presently is Igwe Kenneth Orizu the 3rd of which this royal family is from Otolo Nnewi, and for this reason, is regarded as first among equals of the four villages.
Other traditional rulers exist in other villages and they oversee the traditional affairs of their respective villages, which are Obi Nnamdi AC Obi (ogidi)who is obi of Uruagu, Obi Umudim And obi Onyekaba Of Nnewichi.
Here is the list of secondary schools in Nnewi North Local Government Area:
2. Nnewi Metropolitan City
|LGA||Nnewi North, Nnewi South|
|Settled||September 4, 1440|
|Incorporated town||April 1904|
Government Type (Local level)
His Royal Highness Igwe Kenneth Orizu III
Chief Nnamdi Obi,
Chief Kenneth Okafor
Chief George Onyekaba
Government Type (State level)
Local Government Council
PDP, APGA, APC
Nnewi and Satellite towns
2,500,0007,000/sq mi (2,800/km2)
|Time zone||WAT (UTC+ 1)|
|Religion||- Catholics: 77.14%
- African Traditional Religion (A.T.R.): 0.4%
- Others eg. Anglican, Pentecostals: 22.14%