The name 'Anioma' is a coinage made by Chie Denis Osadebe when the motion for the actualization of the development of the state was born. It remains in truth an acronym originated from the names of the geo-political locations around then specifically: Aniocha, Ndokwa, Ika and Oshimili all who are culturally, traditionally and linguistically associated and have actually been relating from time immemorial.
The Anioma are group lie in the West Basin of the River Niger in today South-south, Delta state, Nigeria. Anioma wonderfully ranges from Ubulubu to Ebu. Anioma is frequently described as Delta North within the state of Delta. Anioma is bounded to the East by Anambra state; to the southeast by lmo and Rivers States; to the south by Bayelsa State; to the southwest by lsoko ethnic group; to the west, by Urhobo ethnic group; to the northwest by Edo State and the north by Kogi State.
Much of the Anioma neighborhoods trace their origin to the Igbo as their initial houses, therefore the factor for the typical recommendation to these individuals as Delta Igbo. This might likewise describe the dialect of individuals. Though it might be argued that the Anioma individuals posses varied history, natural course of occasions have actually specific unified and assisted in no little method to homogenize the culture and linguistics of these individuals.|It might be argued that the Anioma individuals posses varied history, natural course of occasions have actually specific unified and assisted in no little method to homogenize the culture and linguistics of these individuals. While the origin of these group of individuals can mostly be traced to the Igbo like Ibusa partially from Nshi (Nri) and Ogwashi-- Uku from Nri, there still some whose history can be traced to the Bini where Ezechima was stated to have actually moved founding locations like Onitsha (now in the South-East), Issele-Uku, Onicha-Ugbo and others alike.
The dialects of Anioma can sufficiently be organized into Ukwuani (mainly spoken by the Ndokwa and Ukwuani), Enu-Ani (Ibusa, Ogwashi-Uku, Asaba, parts of Igbodo, Ilah, Issele-Uku etc), Ika (Agbor) and Aboh (spoken mainly by the Aboh and the neighborhoods around it) nevertheless, there is no doubt that the Anioma towns and neighborhoods comprehend and speak the Igbo language efficiently.
There are Anioma individuals in Edo state of Nigeria (Igbanke), Anambra state (Onitsha, Ozobulu, Obosi, Oraifite) Imo state (Oguta), Rivers state (Ndoni, Ogba) among a number of others. The British following the defeat of the Anioma individuals by them throughout the years of Ekwumekwu wars imperialistically performed this terrific damage of balkanization. This circumstance was additional aggravated by the Federal Federal government of Nigeria who has through series of marginalization policies of the Igbo straight motivated the department of the Igbo, annexing a few of these oil abundant towns and towns to other states with unique history and culture. An ideal example is the unexpected development of the '6 geo-political' expression, which has actually resulted in the department of the when Eastern area wonderfully ruled by the Igbo.
Some Anioma towns and neighborhoods
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City government Locations
The Anioma area does not consist of a single City government Location however are located in 9 various Areas within Delta state which consists of 25 city government locations in all and are as follows:
(i) Aniocha North
(ii) Aniocha South
(iii) Ika south
(iv) Ika North-East
(v) Ndokwa East
(vi) Ndokwa West
(viii) Oshimili North
(ix) Oshimili South
Agitation for the development of Anioma state
The agitations for the development of a different state for this Igbo individuals of Anioma have actually yielded absolutely nothing however at finest the circumstance of individuals in today Delta state. This agitation started in 1951 when Hon. Frank Oputa Ututu and and Hon Oki from Ndokwa both moved a movement for the then Western Home of Assembly where they canvassed for a different province for individuals. It is exceptional to keep in mind that at this time individuals were mostly balkanized and combined with Benin and Warri provinces the British even beating Anioma throughout the Ekwumekwu wars since they feared that if left unified the Anioma individuals might when again increase and formidably beat them. Chief Obafemi Awolowo and his Action Congress Group was to prohibit the development of a different province for Anioma, an action seriously deemed a major danger and marginalization of the Igbo method back. Since, the last has actually not been become aware of the agitation for the development of Anioma state.
Marginalization of the Anioma area
Anioma like their Igbo kith and kins in the Southeast are presently being marginalized in today federal state of Nigeria. Anioma therefore stays among the least industrialized areas of Nigeria. Facilities and fundamental facilities are doing not have in the area and great roadways can barely be discovered in the areas and neighborhoods of Anioma. It is unexpected that oil is plentiful in industrial amounts in parts of Anioma however the federal government of Nigeria has actually not done anything to support the requirement of facilities in this area. Numerous of the towns and neighborhoods of this area are doing not have of great roadways that automobiles can gain access to. The Oniocha-Obomkpa roadway for example, has actually considering that stopped to exist and people in the town can barely indicate where the roadway was hitherto lying. The best risk to the presence of towns like Ibusa, Ogwashi-Uku, Ilah, Akwukwu-Uku, are absence of water. Unfortunately the indigenes of these huge towns still go to streams to bring drinkable water for usage.
Likewise, a town like Okpanam has just one roadway where the town can be accessed.|A town like Okpanam has just one roadway in which the town can be accessed. The existence of the state federal government is not being felt in all of these locations. It is dreadful that streetlights can not be discovered in practically every part of Anioma excepting Asaba not even in Ibusa, which are just some couple of miles far from the state capital. Roadways and bridges are likewise not discovered linking the different towns and neighborhoods of the area, the for that reason takes a long time to network even the closest neighbouring neighborhoods. This is the fate of Anioma individuals.
This location has actually been marginalized politically, financially and educationally too. Ibusa as a town extremely near to Asaba can not take pride in as much as 6 public schools. Far less of this variety of schools exists in Oko-Anala and the other 3 Oko neighborhoods. Even worse still, seats and desks are extremely in less presence in these schools. Politically, the federal governments of Nigeria from the years of Awolowo and his Action Group have actually continued to reject individuals the development of Anioma state as required by the individuals in spite of the clearness that a group of individuals are provided meaning or acknowledgment on the basis of their history, culture and history and location. This basis has actually been used in the development of states in Nigeria. However the fate of the Anioma individuals have actually been grotesquely rejected, quelched and relatively declined for no simply factor however just since it belongs to the marginalization of the Igbo.|The fate of the Anioma individuals have actually been grotesquely rejected, quelched and relatively declined for no simply factor however just since it is part of the marginalization of the Igbo. Even as we understand that an individuals are specified by the method they view themselves. Early theorists and thinkers of considering that validated this. For the Anioma individuals of Nigeria it is a various video game.
It is likewise a recognized truth that the political activities and aspirations of these individuals have actually constantly ended listed below the executive management of the state since of specific sensations that the Igbo area can not have their among their towns as the state capital and another of their individual as the guv of the state. This sensation implicitly and clearly produces an advancement that might never ever see any Anioma indigene become the guv of the state if left ignored.
The Anioma individuals and Associations will certainly have to set up social and political battles to resolve this unsightly circumstance. Just a vibrant management of the Anioma can assist accomplish this. The Anioma once again will have to gather anywhere they discover themselves and look for reputable and powerful ways of fighting the advancement bereft of violence though we understand that the area has never ever in its whole history been connected to any type of violence. The area must preserve this tidy sheet. People and companies should establish Anioma homeland. The area has actually just seen a golden of advancement through self-development be the social and political companies of the area should do a lot more to draw in the interest of the state and federal governments to the flight of individuals.
Gladly, the Company For the Development of Anioma Culture (OFAAC) and the Anioma Association U.S.A and a lot more Organizations have actually started this action in the best instructions to see to the advancement of the location. These different Associations ought to develop developmental jobs to establish these neighborhoods however care ought to be taken not to replicate the efforts of those in your home and concentration on any specific location of the area to the hinderance of others should likewise be prevented. The Western Igbo who reside in the South-south should be separated through the development of Anioma state. The Anioma should work more difficult to this location. Let every Anioma children and children know this.
Some characters of Anioma origin
The Anioma area is blessed with plentiful personnels all who have actually served this nation in various endeavours. A few of them are as follows:
(i) Teacher Pat Utomi
(ii) Chief Sabastine Adigwe
(iii) Chief Godwill Obielum
(iv) Teacher Augustine Esogbue
(v) Chief Sunny Odogwu,
(vi) Chief warm Okogwu
(vii) Hon. Ndudi Elumelu,
(viii) Teacher Buchi Emecheta
(ix) Tony Elumelu
(x) Austine Jay Jay Okocha
(xi) Nduka Ugbade
(xii) Teacher Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
(xiii) Barr. Peter Nwaoboshi
(xiv) Dr. Ify Okowa
(xv) Mr. Frank Atuche
(xvi) Mr. Jim Ovia
(xvii) Dr. Ifeanyi Okpalobi
(xviii) Chief Benjamin Elue
(xix) Dr Kanirum Osia
-LRB-xx-RRB- Chief Tony Azuya
| There are Anioma individuals in Edo state of Nigeria (Igbanke), Anambra state (Onitsha, Ozobulu, Obosi, Oraifite) Imo state (Oguta), Rivers state (Ndoni, Ogba) among a number of others. It is exceptional to keep in mind that at this time the individuals were mostly balkanized and combined with Benin and Warri provinces the British even beating Anioma throughout the Ekwumekwu wars since they feared that if left unified the Anioma individuals might when again increase and formidably beat them. Gladly, the Company For the Development of Anioma Culture (OFAAC) and the Anioma Association U.S.A and numerous more Organizations have actually started this action in the best instructions to see to the advancement of the location.