About Yakuur, Cross River
Yakurr is a Local Government Area (LGA) in Cross River state, Nigeria. Yakurr LGA was created out of Obubra Local Government in 1987, with headquarters at Ugep. It shares boundaries with Abi, Obubra, Biase and Akamkpa Local Government Areas. It comprises of 13 wards and is inhabited by the people of Agoi, Ibami Assign, Mkpani, Ekon, Nko Ugep and Idomi. The dominant language in Yakurr is Yakurr. The people of Yakurr Local Government Area are largely farmers and celebrate new yam festival. The most pronounced festival in Yakurr is Leboku.
Yakurr Local Government Area produces Yam, Cocoyam Cassava, Plantain, Okro, Beans, Maize and Pumpkin. Other cash crops available in the area are oil palm, cocoa, cashew and rubber. There are quite a number of natural resources that are abound in Yakurr namely kaolin, sand glass and quartzite, dried coffee kolanut (Natural honey). It has a popular cave in Ekori, which can carry the whole village. The cave located between Nkpani and Ekori is like a hide out during was period. Kosanmah River: It is blue in colour though not drinkable. Nobody fishes there and only a particular family sacrifices there once in a while.