Ogba–Egbema–Ndoni (also spelled Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni) is a Local Government Area in Rivers State, Nigeria, with its capital at Omoku. It is part of the Ogba / Ebgema / Ndoni / Ahoada West constituency of the Nigerian House of Representatives.
The Ogba–Egbema–Ndoni Local Government Area is inhabited by the three tribes Ogba people, Egbema and Ndoni people, Ogba as migrants from the old Benin kingdom whereas all others are sub-groups of the Igbo people. The Ndonis are a pure stock of Ndokwa people of Delta State. They are great farmers and fishermen with a rich cultural history.
Ogba Egbema Ndoni was declared a home mission field in 2002. It is located in River state, with over 95 towns and villages. The youth of the area are well known for cultism and prostitution. Polygamy is generally accepted among the people. There are about 300,000 people scattered abroad. The people are very strong in traditional festival such as Masquerade (Okorosno), and Nchaka. They also indulge in dancing and wrestling, which is part of their culture. The people’s economic resources include Crude oil and gas. They have the highest crude oil concentration in the country. However, the dividends of these resources are in the hands of cult members. Those who are not part of them are indeed suffering.
35% of the people are practicing African traditional Religion, 45% are Nominal Christians while only 20% are Christians. Also, out of these 95 towns and villages, only ten (10) have a taste of the Baptist work ministry.
People Groups on Focus: Egbema, Ogba and Ndoni
- Regular Outreach programmes such as Film, medical, one to one witnessing, crusade etc, at least twice in a month
- To make sure regular Discipleship programmes and literacy classes are run in all the worship centres.
- To plant 3 new Baptist churches in areas with need.
- To train at least 3 indigenous Pastors among the 3 tribes we are reaching.
How you can be involved
- Prayer support for the missionary couple, mission pastors and all the people on the field.
- Training of indigenes in our theological institutions.
- Purchase of video projector, video or CD player, generator and public address system.
- Short term mission trips
- Professional Christian volunteers to live and work among the people
- Distribution of Bibles and Baptist Hymnals
- Digging of well and/ or sinking of boreholes
- Purchase of parcels of land for Church buildings and mission houses
- Provision of means of transportation for the Missionary and pastors
- Provision of adequate health care facilities.