Nempi is one of the ancient towns in the former Oru LGA, now Oru West LGA after the creation of Oru East LGA by the Babangida administration. Nempi has 17 villages which are governed by 3 Kings namely; the Obi of Amafor – HRH Late Eze A. M. Akamigbo, Ezeonyeoruru 1, Obi the IV in charge of Amafor kingdom, the Obi of Ihiteoha – HRH Eze Obed Agabaenwere, and the paramount ruler of Nempi Ancient Kingdom HRH. Eze A. M. Obiekweihe, the Ogbuehi II of Nempi.
Nempi has 4 public primary schools, 4 private primary schools, one public secondary school and a daily market of international repute, 2 public health centers located in Amafor and Ihiteoha, a pro cathedral of the catholic church and an Archdeaconry of the Anglican church. Nempi produced the first medical doctor in Oru in 1959. He built his hospital – BEX Memorial Hospitals at Nempi and Onitsha. She produced the first LGA chairman in Oru LGA. Nempi indigenes championed the cause of development in Oru LGA and the defunct Biafra.
The 17 villages in Nempi are (in alphabetical order):
Information provided by Obi Chidozie Anthonius.
18 April, 2017