Tourism! Have You Been To Ogidi?

Coordinating Reporters

Michael Nwazuluoke and Deborah Ogechi  Nwankwo

Market in Ogidi

  Ogidi is a town located in Idemili north local government area of Anambra State. Its history is very rich as it dates back to over 450 years. Ogidi means strong pillar. Ogidi is known for its famous Iyi-Enu hospital and its aforigwe market.
    According to a native of Ogidi, Mr. Chukwuma Maduka, “We have the Nkwo Ogidi market. Our cultural annual festival whuch is called the Nwafor festival, is celebrated every mid-July. We have nine villages in Ogidi which includes the Ikenga Ogidi, Ezinkwo Ogidi, Akanano Ogidi, Uru Ogidi, Umu-Ado Ogidi, Ama-Okwu Ogidi, Nne Ogidi, Uruagu Ogidi, Achalla Ogidi and Nkwelle Ogidi”.
    The first built hospital in Ogidi is the Iyi-Enu missionary hospital which was established in 1907, built by the Church Missionary Society. Its popular churches are the St. Philips Anglican church and the Holy trinity parish, Ogidi, Abatete, Oraukwu road.
    ” Majority of the people in Ogidi are Christians. One of the popular shrines in Ogidi is the Inwelle Ogidi shrine. Our traditional ruler is a renowed pharmacist by name Igwe Pharm. Alex Uzo Unyido. His palace is located at Uru.” Samuel Amadi , one of the residents said.
    With over 70,000 population of the people of Ogidi, the producing of great men like Chinua Achebe. The highly intelligent and hardworking men and women who are farmers, industrialists and technocrats, Ogidi is indeed a good place to visit.
Reporters/Researchers
Nkechi Chinenye Emefo
Winnifred Ifunanya Awogwo
Esther Onyekachukwu Dibia
Chiamaka Genevieve Obido
Isioma Okonkwo

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

24 Comments

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  1. deborah nwankwo 2016054130

    ogidi is such a nice place with very free minded people living in ogidi…

  2. Ezike Onyeka Emmanuel

    The ogidi people are very friendly and welcoming.

    Quiz No: 59

  3. wow nice.. this types of research helps us to know more about our surrounding communities nice

  4. Ezike Onyeka Emmanuel

    The ogidi people are very friendly and accommodating .

  5. Arinze obiageli peyson

    Quiz no 59

    Nice one. Wish to visit this town someday

  6. It was really nice visiting ogidi place

  7. Ibeh Ifunanya Cynthia

    quiz no 118
    They are lovely people

  8. Ogidi is such a beautiful place to visit.

  9. I will love to visit ogidi
    Quiz no 48

  10. will one day make out time to visit oxidised place
    quiz no 71

  11. Wow ogidi is a land I’ll love to visit, this land really harbours great men
    Quiz no: 098

  12. Ezeifeka Emmanuella (112)

    I’ve been to ogidi before. It’s a beautiful place with beautiful people.

  13. Ogidi the home place for all
    accommodating,friendly and lovely people!

    QUIZ NO:-113

  14. Okonkwo Isioma Jane

    They are great people
    Quiz no:87

  15. Okeke cynthia chinecherem

    Ogidi is blessed indeed…
    Quiz no:33
    Reg no:2016054023

  16. Beautiful horizon ,with cascade of everlasting blessing.quiz num:89

  17. A place to visit.
    Quiz no. 53

  18. Ezike Onyeka Emmanuel

    The ogidi people are friendly.

    Quiz no : 69.

  19. ogidi is a very nice place to be…and the people are very friendly..
    quiz no 1

  20. Awogwo winnifred ifunanya

    ogidi is really a place to be… 77

  21. Okonkwo Isioma Jane

    It is a very peaceful place
    Quiz no:87

  22. ogidi is a nice place to be,good roads,cultural activities..

  23. obido chiamaka Genevieve

    Wow ogidi is a such a nice place to visit hope that has not being there yet should try and do that soon
    Quiz no 18
    2016054087

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