A brief history of the beautiful river of nun can be described as one of the most exciting thing to read. The River nun has a historical place in the history of Nigeria as it played a key role in the colonial past of the Nigeria. This brief summary is to enlighten you more about this river and its importance.
For those of you traveling from Lagos to Portharcourt or calabar via warri, you will defiantly pass through the bridges on River Nun. The Nun River is a river in Rivers state Nigeria. It is formed when the River Niger splits into two forming the Nun and the Forcados rivers. I know you will be wondering. The river Nun is the river that separate or form a border line between delta state and River state in Nigeria.
River Nun is a distributary in Nigeria and is nearby to Obudogbene and Curlew Island. I want you to know that the river Nun is brownish-black in colour and flows 160 km south, to the Gulf of Guinea at Akassa. Its course runs mainly through thinly settled areas and swamps.
From our history books and other geographic collections, I want you to recall that in the 19th century, the River Nun was a hub for trade between the Igbo kingdom which was based at Aboh. The river’s trading history began with the trade of slaves but was later replaced by palm oil export. Over the years, the rivers mouth has silted heavily blocking the river entry passage, which lead to traders using the Forcados river.
The beautiful river Nun is considered the direct continuation of the Niger River. Good news came to the people of the area when in 1963 petroleum was discovered along the Nun. In 1965 the popular Trans-Niger Pipeline was completed, and oil from the Nun River Fields was piped to a community in Emohua LGA of Rivers state known as Rumuekpe, where there is a link with the Trans-Niger Line.