We are so excited to be back in Owerri after 17 years. The town is located in one of the most densely populated areas of Nigeria and is inhabited by the predominantly Christian Igbo people.
Owerri is the capital of Imo state located in southern Nigeria. The town is the seat of the New (Federal) University of Imo, Alvan Ikoku College of Education, and several secondary schools. It is also served by a general hospital.
Land and Climate
This city has a tropical climate. Owerri has significant rainfall most months, with a short dry season. The average annual temperature in Owerri is 26.4 °C (79.52 °F).
Owerri sits in the rain forest and produces many agricultural products, such as yams, cassava, taro, corn, rubber and palm products. It is the chief trade center for a region of modified rainforest that also yields rubber for export. It is known for its handicraft centers. Although there is little industrial development, one factory produces galvanized sheet iron. Owerri also sits on huge crude oil and natural gas reserves like most of the Igbo land areas.