Imo State History, Education and Recruitment

Imo state is an Igbo state created in 1976 in South East geo-political zone of Nigeria with a population of over 6 million people comprising of 27 LGAs.

Imo State came into existence in 1976, along with other new states created under the leadership of the late military ruler of Nigeria, Murtala Muhammed, having been previously part of East-Central State.

  • Capital: Owerri
  • Created: 3 February 1976
  • LGA: 27

There are 27 Local Government Areas in Imo state: Aboh Mbaise, Ahiazu Mbaise, Ehime Mbano, Ezinihitte Mbaise, Ideato North, Ideato South, Ihitte/Uboma, Ikedur. Full list


Education Institution

  • Hezekiah University, Umudi
  • Maranathan University, Mgbidi
  • Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede
  • Imo State University, Owerri
  • Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe University Ogboko, Imo State.
  • University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Umuagwo
  • Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO)

Imo State has an estimated population of about 5.8 million and the population density varies from 230-1,400 people per square kilometer.

The state is culturally homogeneous as it is a predominantly Igbo speaking state with minor differences in dialects. The tate has a very rich cultural heritage and this is manifested in dressing, music, dance, festivals, arts and crafts, and the traditional hospitality of the people.

Imo State indigenes are predominantly Christians of different denominations, but mostly Catholics, while others worship or practice traditional religion.


Prospective applicants seeking employment into the state civil service commission and agencies can submit their online information to the state employment database.

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