Hello Steemians, today I will be taking you around Umuahia, Abia State. Umuahia is the capital of Abia State located in South-Eastern Nigeria.
✓Federal Medical Centre (Queen Elizabeth Hospital): Located along Aba Road opposite Guaranty Trust Bank, Umuahia, it came into existence in November 1991. It boasts of specialists in different medical fields like community medicine, obstetrics and Gynaecology and many others.
✓Golden Guinea Breweries: originally named Independence Brewery Limited, it is located along Aba Road, Ubakala, Umuahia. It was founded in 1962 as a local competitor with foreign manufacturers in the country by the Eastern Nigerian regional Government.
It stalled production in 2003, due to a fire outbreak but reopened in April 2018. They are the producers of Golden Guinea Beer.
✓Abia State High Court of Justice: located along Ikot Ekpene Road, it is the highest and Central court in Abia State. It is presided over by the Chief Judge of the State.
✓Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike: Formally known as Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State. It is located in Umudike, Abia State. It is one of the three Universities of Agriculture in Nigeria. It was founded in November 1992. It has its motto as Knowledge, Food and Security. It's current Vice Chancellor is Prof. Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe.
✓National Root Crop Research Institute: Located at Umudike beside Michael Okpara University of Agric, it started operation 1st January 1923 as a British Colonial Provincial Experimental Farm with Headquarters at Moor Plantation, Ibadan.
Their national mandate is to research into genetic improvement, production, processing, storage and socio-economics of root and other tuber crops of economic importance.
✓Central Bank of Nigeria, Umuahia Branch: It is a branch of the Nigerian Apex Bank which is located at Commissioners quarters, Oguruibe Layout, Umuahia. Abia State.
✓West African Examination Council, (WAEC) Umuahia: located along Oguruibe Layout, Umuahia. It is in charge of the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in Abia State.
✓Ehimiri Zone 9 Police station. Established in December 2000, it is located in Ehimirin, Umuahia.
✓Amarajane Hospital and Maternity: A popular Private hospital in Umuahia. It is located along Ikot-Ekpene Road, Umuahia.
✓Streams of Joy International: A church whose General Overseer is Pastor Jerry Eze. It organizes the popular NSPPD morning prayers with motto 'What God cannot do does not exist'. It is located along Ikot-Ekpene Road, Umuahia.
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