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Towns of Agbon

Isiokolo

Ekpan

Okpara Inland

Okpara W/S

Kokori

Okurekpo

Ovu Inland

Oviorie

Ekrebuo

Erhomeghwu

Okuidjerhe

Samagidi

Egbogho

Urhwokpe

Ekraka

Erhonaka

Erhorike

Okurutuyo

Okurekpagha

Unumane

Okoradaode

Okurufor

Okururhujevwe

Umiaghwa

Okurihohi

Okwibada

Erhokori

Orhuakpor

Ekrudu

Okwukpokpo

Okureghwro

Igun

Otumara

Okorogba

Okredafe

Okuemeka

Okurekpagha

Okuogbamu

Ovwere

Urhobo

Okumodje

Obadjere

Igwevwore

Okwokpokpo

Ekusioro

Okurobi

Okuronika

Okuighele

Ekirugbo

 

The Urhobo Kingdom of Agbon


HRH Okpara I (JP)
The Ovie of Agbon

THE KINGDOM
Agbon Kingdom (clan) covers about 375 square kilometers. The land is bounded in the north by Ethiope East Local Government Area, made of fellow Urhobo communities, and Orhiowon Local Government Area in neighbouring Edo State, with Benin communities. On the east, it is bounded by Abraka Clan and Orogun Clan, Ujode River, and Ekrerhavwe, all of which are Urhobo communities in Ughelli North Local Government Area.  To Agbon's west lie other Urhobo communities of Agbarho a kingdom within Ughelli North Local Government Area, Orerokpe and Aghalokpe of Okpe Local Government Area.

NATURAL RESOURCES
Agbon is naturally blessed with very fertile land with well developed  agricultural activities. Food, mostly yam, plantain and cassava, are successfully farmed. In addition,  cash crops like palm produce and rubber plantations are well  developed.

In addition to all these, Agbon has many oil fields within its territory.  The Erhorike Oil wells are considered  to be among the shallowest  in the world.

Apart from these, results of some seismic/geological investigations undertaken in the area have revealed large prospects of additional oil deposits within Agbon territory.


Agbon Chiefs in a group photograph with the Ovie of Agbon (center/maroon wrapper)

 

 

 

 

 

 



POPULATION

Dating back to Nigeria's 1963 Census, Agbon  has been ranked as the second most populous cultural unit in Urhoboland, coming only after Okpe.  Today, using scientific projection with the 1963 population figure as a base, we believe the Kingdom now has a much greater population and most certainly retains its second ranking among Urhobo cultural units.

HUMAN RESOURCES
The greatest gift of Agbon Kingdom is its people. Its hardworking citizens have been in the forefront of development in Urhoboland and beyond. It is  on record that Agbon produced the first Principal of Urhobo College,  M.G. Ejaife. He later served as Urhobo's first Senator. Agbon also produced the first Chief of Staff of the Nigeria Army, Major General David A. Ejoor, as well as the first Urhobo Chief Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Justice Ayo Irikefe. It is from this portion of Urhoboland that Nigeria had its first Commissioner for Labor,  Chief T.E.A. Salubi, during the colonial administration.

Many Agbon sons fought honourably in the Nigerian Civil War. A  prominent example was the late Major Nicholas Smart Otite, who was a squad mate of General Babangida, General Abacha, General Useni, General Hanadu, and Major General Nasko. Smart Otite died at the Onitsha theatre of the war.

COMPOSITION OF AGBON KINGDOM
Agbon Kingdom is made up of the following sub-Kingdoms which are named after the descendants of the children of Agbon:

(1) OKPARA (FIRST SON)
(2) KOKORI (SECOND SON)
(3) EKU (THIRD SON)
(4) ORHOAKPOR (ORHOKPOR FOURTH SON)
(5) IGUN
(6) OVU (DESCENDANT OF OKPARA)  

In the course of time, Igun has become part and parcel of the Agbon Kingdom. It is on record that Igun migrated from the descendants of Ohwoyovwe in Ewu and settled in Agbon Kingdom. The residents of Igun were later adopted by the Agbon people.

Until the nineteen twenties, Ovu was part Okpara. As a result of the high rate at which the population of Ovu grew, they moved from Eregbe Quarters of Okpara to their present location, where they found fertile land for their farming occupation.

Up till date the Ovu people maintain cultural ties with the people of Okpara. These ties were developed before their settlement in their present location.

Towns and villages of Agbon Kingdom
(1) Isiokolo (2) Ekrebuo (3) Kokori Inland (4) Erhomeghwu (5) Okuidjerhe (6) Samagidi (7) Egbogho (8) Urhwokpe (9) Ekraka (10) Erhonaka (11) Erhorike (12) Okpara Inland (13) Okurutuyo (14) Okurekpagha (15) Unumane (16) Okoradaode (17) Okurufor (18) Okururhujevwe (19) Umiaghwa (20) Okurihohi (21) Okwibada (22) Erhokori (23) Orhuakpor (24) Ekrudu (25) Okwukpokpo (26) Okureghwro (27) Eku (28) Igun (29) Otumara (30) Okpara W/S (31) Okorogba (32) Okurekpo (33) Okredafe (34) Oviorie (35) Ovu Inland (36) Okuemeka (37) Okurekpagha (38) Okuogbamu (39) Ovwere (40) Urhobo (41) Okumodje (42) Obadjere (43) Ekpan (44) Igwevwore (45) Okwokpokpo
(46) Ekusioro (47) Okurobi (48) Okuronika (49) Okuighele (50) Ekirugbo.
 

CONCLUSION
Agbon Kingdom has been a pace setter in the whole of Urhobo land. From producing the first President of Urhobo Progress Union in the person of Chief Omohwovo -- it later gave Urhobo two other Presidents General: Chief John A. Okpodu, who succeeded Chief Mukoro Mowoe, and Chief T. E. A. Salubi.  It has contributed much to the educational development of Urhoboland and boasts of having one of the heaviest concentrations of graduates, medical doctors, and professors -- in all of Africa.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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