Awofia according to common oral tradition was the founder of Amawbia. The town has six surviving villages: Umueze, Ngene, Adabebe, Umukabia, Ezimezi and Enu-oji. From time immemorial, Amawbia had been an automatons community, managing its own affairs. Beginning from 1905, Amawbia had been the seat of government for the former Awka District, the former Njikoka Local Government, and presently, Awka Local Government.
The old Government Station, Amawbia is located within the town’s North-eastern and overlooking the junction of the very important Enugu-Onitsha trunk ‘A’ road and the Amawbia Agulu-Ekwulobia trunk B road. Amawbia is a nodal town. There too, is situated, the famous been Amawbia Eke market (alias Eke Oyibo)which had been a legend amongst all the towns around. It was the only local marker established by the British Government for the entire Awka Division. Inspite of the grave depredation wrought on it during the period of 1967-1970 Nigerian Civil War, Eke Market Amawbia has retained its attractions and popularity as the nerve centre of daily commercial activities for many. Continue reading “Brief History of Amawbia Town”
His Royal Majesty Igwe Michael Ositadimma Okoye was born in December 25th 1926 at Aguogba – Adabebe Village Amawbia. He was born to the family of Okoye Nwika in Oguluwa kindred. His mother Nwangbankwo hails from Nibo Town in Ezeoye Village. She was a daughter of Erike Family.