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A brief summary of Nsit Atai as a Clan

Introduction

Nsit Atai Local government area was created in 1996 with its capital at Odot by the government of president Ibrahim Babangida. It has an area of out of a about 17,000 square kilometers, with 62 villages.

Agriculture provides employment and means of livelihood to the people of Nsit Atai. The land is generally fertile but the fertility rate is very low due to continuous activities which results in low productivity, income and low standard of living.

Nsit Atai as a result is classified by the Economic Study Report of 2005 in Nigeria as one of the local government areas with high poverty index

Location
Nsit Atai is located in south east Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria and is a local government area of Akwa Ibom state. It is approximately 50 kilometers from Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom state. It is bounded in the north by Uruan, in the east by Okobo, in the west by Ibesikpo Asutan Ekpe Local Government Area.

People
Nsit Atai People are Ibibio outlined extraction with Ibibio language as the main spoken language. Cultural influences include Ekpo, Ekong, Eko-ong utah, Egre and other traditional dances.

Population
Males - 37,318; Females - 74,595. A total of 101,915 people live in Nsit Atai local government area of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria according to 2006 census.

Paramount Ruler
HRH Edidem Akpan Udofia Ntuen

Chairman
Hon. Ibanga-Bassey Akpan

Education
Nsit Atai local government area has decent levels of educational institutions. They are pre-primary, primary and secondary schools. There are 13 pre-primary schools, 25 primary schools, 9 secondary schools and 26 adult education centers. Most of the schools are in decaying and deplorable conditions. Teacher student ratio is 1:50 students per class.

Health
Nsit Atai has 1 comprehensive Health Care center, 1 primary health center and 2 health posts. All the centers and are in deplorable conditions in terms of physical structures, facilities / equipment and personnel.

Natural Resources
Mineral resources include crude oil deposits, commercial quantity of salt and high quantity of clay for pottery. Agricultural resources include plantain, banana, palm produce and cassava.

Commerce
Predominantly farmers and sundry traders.

Conclusion
Nsit Atai has been very slow in development since its creation in 1996. Nsit Atai is in fact aggressively, yearning for development. This local government has suffered from abject neglect over the years. The pitiable sight is worrisome and calls for a holistic approach to aggressive transformation. To do this, government and indeed all indigenes of Nsit Atai must join hands and harness the bounteous human and natural resources of the area for the common good of all. For this reason, we the members all of Mboho Ima Ndito Nsit Atai North America, Inc. (MINNANA) have a major role to play in the development of Nsit Atai.

Sun, May 28, 2017

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