Ohimini Local Government was created in December 1996 from the old Otukpo Local Government. It shares boundary with Otukpo Local Government Area in the North and East, Okpokwu Local Government in the West and Olamaboro and Ankpa Local Government Areas of Kogi State in the South.
The inhabitants of the local government area are predominantly Idoma-speaking people, one of the largest ethnic groups in the state. The local government has a total projection population figure of about 140,000 based on the 1991 National Population Census and covers a total landmass of about 25 square kilometers.
Ohimini local government comprises of two district areas: Oyagede and Oglewu. These were further subdivided into ten political units/council wards:
Ohimini Local Government is predominantly an agrarian local government with yams, guinea corn, groundnut, maize, cassava, beniseed and beans forming the major produce. Others crops include ginger, pepper, bambara nut, peanuts and fruits such as oranges, mangoes, pineapple, cashew among others.
The local government is equally endowed with abundant natural and mineral resources. Theses is a coal deposit in Oyagede area of the Local government. Other natural resources include thick virgin forest in Ogodu and Amoke in Onyagede as well as Ochobo wards. These forests are capable of providing enough raw materials for wood production in commercial quantity.
These are some of the mineral and agricultural resources that are found in the local government which of course could be of great benefit to investors. These are in the addition, large expanse of lands for cultivation and establishment of industries and factories.
From these agro-based raw materials and already available skilled manpower, investors are assured of appreciable returns on their investments with electricity, good network of roads and water already available in the local government.
The internally generated revenue of the local government comes from collections from the various local government internal/local sources. These sources include taxes, ground rents, general licenses motor parts/markets, rent on government property etc. More revenue sources are however being explored in order to boost internal revenue generation. Though the local government has a very poor revenue base due to its rural nature and presence of only one viable market, a very impressive amount of money is generated from these sources every month due to the presence of dedicated, hardworking and honest staffers in the local government.
Tourism facilities abound as features for attraction in the local government area. When tourism is mentioned in the local government area, what immediately comes to the mind of many people is the Ohimini river from which the local government area derives its name. It provides a veritable tourism attraction. This is rightly so, as the sheer beauty of this great river makes one marvel at nature. The numerous thick forests scattered all over the local government area offer formidable attraction to tourists.