Ini Local Government Area was carved out of the former Ikono Local Government Area and is bounded by Ikono, Obot Akara Local Government Areas of the State, and Abia State. It has a landmass of 320,451 square kilometers.
Limestone, clay, gravel, fine sand, crude oil and iron ore. The forest region provides timber and firewood.
Because of the land expanse of the area, the people are predominantly farmers, producing such food items as rice, palm produce, cassava, cocoa, plantain, banana, etc. As the nickname indicates – food basket of Akwa Ibom State – there are good potential for agricultural expansion. Activities by hunters are appreciably noticed.
The people of Ini Local Government Area are of the Ibibio stock, and Ibibio language is spoken.
|Source: Office of State Surveyor – General, Uyo|