Ahoada is divided into two local government areas: Ahoada East, with its headquarters In Ahoada Town, and Ahoada west, with its headquarters in Akinima. The people are predominantly farmers and fishermen.
Okogbe on the East-West Road, in Ahoada west local government area, where yesterdays fuel tanker fire occurred, is one of the crude oil and gas-rich communities in the Niger Delta, with the Nigerian Agip oil company (NAOC) and other companies operating in the area.
The ahoada general hospital, where the victims were rushed to, is at Ahoada in Ahoada East local government area of the state.
Ahoada is densely populated and it is about 55 minutes drive from Port Harcourt, the rivers state capital.
Ahoada west and east are part of the 23 local government areas in rivers state. Ahoada west council shares boundary at Mbiama with Bayelsa State.
Ahoada east has its boundary with ogba/egbema/ndoni local government area, where a former governor, Dr. Peter Odili, hails from.
Ahoada east, Ahoada West and Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, as well as neighbouring councils are agitating for creation of a state, with the capital at Omoku, the present headquarters of ogba/egbema/ndoni council.
Ahoada (correctly spelt Ahuda) is an administrative subdivision OF Rivers state, located North West of Port Harcourt.
The Ekpeye are the indigenous people of Ahoada, where the Ekpeye dialect is spoken. The city of Ahoada has offices for several of the state and federal departments, with a post office and a telegraph and telephone exchange. There is an all-weather road to the Port Harcourt international airport.

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