4 Things to know about The Port City of Okrika in Nigeria
When you talk about Okrika in Nigeria, what immediately comes to mind are cheap secondhand clothes.
The reason for this is that Okrika is the sobriquet for used clothes. We are talking about Okrika in Rivers State, South-South, Nigeria.
Okrika is a local government located on a very small Island south of Port Harcourt. It sits on the north of the Bonny River and on Okrika Island. The riverine town can be reached by vessel. According to the 2006 census, the population of Okrika is 222,026.
People, language and culture
Okrika is one of the major towns that makes up the Ijaw clan. Although they have been eclipsed by Port Harcourt and Ikwerre (for political reasons), they have contributed so much not only to the growth of Rivers. The Kirike is the main dialect of Okrika people while Igbo spoken by a few others.