Though the region had long been established long before the neighbouring communities (e. g Ibani ) came to settle in the area.
4.Oron Local Government Area was created out of the old Eket Division on August 13, 1970, following the directive of the Federal Government of Nigeria that the then South Eastern State be split into more administrative divisions. It is one of the oldest local government areas in Akwa Ibom. In recent political exercises, four more local government areas have been carved out of Oron Local Government Area—Mbo, Okobo, Udung Uko and Urue Offong-Uruko.
By Steven Clifford