Yala Local Government Area is in the Northern Senatorial District of Cross River State. Its headquarters is in the town of Okpoma in the east of the Local Government Area.
Location of Yala Local Government Area in Cross River State
|Local Government Headquarter||Okpoma|
|Chairman||Hon. Barr. Fabian Odey Ogbeche|
Yala Local Government Area is bounded to the North by Benue State, Ebonyi State to the West, Obubra in the South, Ikom in the Southeast, Ogoja in the East and Bekwarra to the Northeast.
Yala LGA was first created in
Local Government Wards
There are ten wards in the local government area. The wards are:
MBUBE EAST I
MBUBE EAST II
MBUBE WEST I
MBUBE WEST II
PEOPLE AND LANGUAGE
The dominant tribe in the Area are the Yala. Yala is also a language spoken by some inhabitants of Yalaland. Other major tribes in Yala Local Government Area are, Igede-Edii (Anyadaha, Anyugbe, Eminyi, Ibilla, Igbakobor and Opiriku), Itekpa, Gabu, Ukele and Yache. They speak Igede, Kukelle and Yache language respectively.
Major settlements in Yala LGA include Okpoma, Okuku, Yahe, Ugaga, Ijegu, Oloko, Imaje, Oke, Echumoga, Woda, Ebo, Igede Edii Nation, Itekpa, Maa, Wonye, Uchu, Osina, Mbuor, Aliforkpa, Echumofana, Wanihem, Wanikade, Wanokom, Ijiraga, Ntrigom etc.
TRADITIONAL AUTHORITY SYSTEM
The traditional Rulers Council of the LGA is headed by the Paramount Ruler. The stool of the Paramount Ruler is the highest stool of traditional authority in the Local Government Council and the current holder of the office in Tala LGA is addressed as His Royal Highness
In Yala, the most celebrated agricultural produce is the yam. An entire day is declared as a public holiday to celebrate the yam every new harvest time which is usually on the 30th of August annually. This sees Yala people from all around the world return home to enjoy a cultural heritage festival and Holiday.
PAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHAIRMEN
|Hon.||2013 to 2016|