Obimo

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Obimo is a town in the Nsukka local government area of Enugu state in Nigeria. Its full name is "Obimo Asebere". It is made up of five communities:

  • Akpotoro
  • Amagu
  • Ajuona- reji
  • Agbo -Ideke aleju
  • Akautara

It is situated on the outskirts of Nsukka city. Obimo shares common borders with Edem in the North; Lejja in the south; [agbani nguru]] in the east and Nkpologu in the west.

Education in the community includes three secondary school: Community Secondary School Obimo (formally Obimo Girls) , Community high school Ajuona ,Community Secondary School Akpotoro Obimo. And five primary school include Udoka primary school Akpotoro, Hilltop primary school i and ii Ajuona, Union primary school, Community primary school Agbo , Central primary school Akwutara.

HRH Igwe Spencer is the traditional ruler of Obimo and HRH Igwe Moses Edoga is the traditional ruler of Ajuona Autonomous Community ,who became the successor of the late chief Anthony Ani.

Driving down from Nsukka, Ikwoka Ezemba is the first village to be located at the bottom part of 'Ugwu odugudu hill before locating the first village after the hill. Amagu (Ama agu), which implies "the lion's den", is the first village to be sighted as soon as one sets their feet on Ajuona Obimo.

History[edit]

Views on the tradition of origin and migration of Obimo people are far different from that of her neighbours. One version talks of Igala influence, while another version point at Eri-Nri influence. More claims were that while there was Eri-Nri influences in the area, the influence of Attah of Igala was more felt in the early settlement of the inhabitants of Obimo town just like many other localities within Nsukka area. although, most of the inhabitants believe that they didn't migrate from anywhere, but as has always been there. this point they back up with, the fact that they don't share any social affiliation with any village, in terms of giving them respect as their Ancestors or somewhere they migrated from. Old obimo inhabitants where believed to be great sculptors, traces of this can be seen in one of the smallest village in Obimo, (Ama-eha Agbo). they can be digged up from the Compound of a man popularly referred to as Ugwuta Alaya Onyechi, but whose real name is Abel Ugwoke.

Socio-cultural[edit]

These communities were traditional religionists. They attach most of their socio-cultural, political and economic activities to traditional African religion – until the advent of the white man with his new religion.

Economy[edit]

They are subsistence agriculturalists depending more on their locally produced agricultural tools like hoes, axes and matchets. Their most staple food crop till present is yam (Dioscorea spp). They also engage in craftsand artistic works like blacksmithing, carving, basket making, weaving. Their women cultivate majorly garden egg and fresh pepper. They also engaged in activities with their neighbouring towns.

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