Tourism enthusiasts will agree that Akwa Ibom State is filled with natural, cultural and historical sites with exciting tourism prospects.
Nevertheless, while every community in the state has something remarkable to show, Itu Local Government Area is unarguably an epic.
With its beautiful hilly landscape, undulating vegetation accentuated by cascading waterfalls, thunderous rivers and crystal clear streams and ponds, this magical place paints a picture of biblical Eden.
Its people are, from time immemorial, welcoming, hospitable and innovative. Little wonder early European traders established a large trading post here.
According to a version of historical records, Itu got its name from large aquatic mammals manatees that colonized its fresh water creeks.
The entire area, spanning current day Itu, Ibiono Ibom, Ikono, Ini was a meeting place between the aboriginals, from the hinterlands, and their alien trading partners, whether from Arochukwu, Efik or Europe.
In essence, Itu was the potpourri of cultures, languages and alien civilization.
However, Itu was swarmed with cross cultural influences whether from pre-colonial traders in slaves and other goods to missionaries and British colonialists, who forced western civilization on subjects, or the secessionist Biafran war lords and brutal Nigerian soldiers, who collectively took a heavy toll on the people during the Nigeria Civil war.
Astonishingly, Itu people managed to maintain their distinct culture in cuisine, dance, folklore, songs and craftsmanship.
Indeed, Itu Local Government Area has a unique place in the history of Akwa Ibom State and its people worth celebrating, hence we the good people of Itu are inviting the general pupublic to Our home on the 28th December 2018 as we celebrate our heritage with line up Activities to keep you entertained