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List Of The 16 Local Government Areas In Taraba State And Their Towns In Nigeria

JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Basis

 

Introduction

This post will provide information on the list of the 16 local government areas in Taraba state and their towns in Nigeria and also provide answers to questions as regards to Taraba State, Nigeria.

Brief History of Taraba State in Nigeria

Taraba is a state in North Eastern Nigeria, named after the Taraba River which traverses the southern part of the state. Taraba's capital is Jalingo. The inhabitants are mainly the Fulani, Jukun, Chamba,Kuteb and the Ichen who are found predominantly in the southern part of the state while Wurkum, Mumuye, and Kona tribes are predominantly located in the northern part of the state. The central region is mainly occupied by the Mambila people, Chamba,Fulani and Jibawa. There are over 40 different tribes and their languages in Taraba State. The state was created out of the former Gongola State on 27 August 1991, by the military government of General Ibrahim Babangida. The major occupation of the people of Taraba State is agriculture. Cash crops produced in the state include coffee, tea, groundnuts and cotton. Crops such as maize, rice, sorghum, millet, cassava, and yam are also produced in commercial quantity. In addition, cattle, sheep and goats are reared in large numbers, especially on the Mambilla Plateau, and along the Benue and Taraba valleys.[citation needed] Similarly, the people undertake other livestock production activities like poultry production, rabbit breeding and pig farming in fairly large scale. Communities living on the banks of River Benue, River Taraba, River Donga and Ibi engage in fishing all year round. Other occupational activities such as pottery, cloth-weaving, dyeing, mat-making, carving, embroidery and blacksmithing are also carried out in various parts of the State.

List of Local Government Areas in Taraba State and their Towns in Nigeria

1. Ardo Kola Local Government Area

It has its headquarters in Sunkani town with about 11 other towns which include:
  • Alim Gora
  • Iware
  • Jauro
  • Yinu
  • Lamido
  • Borno
  • Mayo Ranewo
  • Sarkin Dutshe
  • Sunkani
  • Tau
  • Zongon Kombi

2. Bali Local Government Area

It is located in Bali town with about 10 other towns which include:
  • Bali
  • Badokoshi
  • Gang Dole
  • Gang Mata
  • Ganglari
  • Gangtiba
  • Suntai
  • Takalafiya
  • Kaigama
  • Maihula

3. Donga Local Government Area

It is located in Donga town with about 12 other towns which include:
  • Akate
  • Fada
  • Gayama
  • Gindin
  • Dutshe
  • Gyatta
  • Aure
  • Mararaba
  • Nyita
  • Suntai
  • Asibiti
  • Bikadarko

4. Gashaka Local Government Area

It is located in Serti town with about 9 other towns and districts which include:
  • Gashaka
  • Garbabi
  • Gangumi
  • Gayam
  • Jamtari
  • Mai-ldanu
  • Mayo Seibe
  • Serti A and B
  • Galumjima

5. Gassol Local Government Area

It is located in Mutum town with about 11 other towns which include:
  • Mutum Biyu
  • Gassol Gunduma
  • Nam Nai
  • Sabon Gida
  • Sarkin
  • Shira
  • Sendirde
  • Tutare
  • Wurojam
  • Wuryo
  • Yarima

6. Ibi Local Government Area

It serves as the adminstrative headquarter of the area council and it covers about 5 major towns which include:
  • Ibi
  • Dampar
  • Nwonyo
  • RimiUku
  • Sarkin Kudu

7. Jalingo Local Government Area

It is located in the capital city of Jalingo with about 10 other cities and towns which include:
  • Jalingo
  • Abbare Yelwa
  • Barade
  • Kona
  • Kachalla Sembe
  • Majidadi
  • Mayo Gol
  • Sarkin Dawaki
  • Sintaii
  • Turaki

8. Karim Lamido Local Government Area

It is located in Karim Lamido town with about 9 districts which include:
  • Karim Lamido
  • Andamin
  • Bachama
  • Bikwin
  • Darofai
  • Didango
  • Jen Ardido
  • Jen Kaigama
  • Kwanchi

9. Kurmi Local Government Area

It has its adminstrative headquarters in Baissa town with about 11 other towns which include:
  • Kurmi Bassia
  • Abong
  • Akwento-Boko
  • Bente-Gelea
  • Bissaula
  • Didan
  • Ashuku-Eneme
  • Ndaforo-Geanda
  • Njuwande
  • Nyido-Tosso
  • Adobe-Asha

10. Lau Local Government Area

It is located in Lau town with about 10 other towns which include:
  • Lau
  • Kunini
  • Mayo Lope
  • Garin Dogo
  • Garin
  • Mashi
  • Lainde
  • Abbare
  • Minda
  • Donbelli

11. Sardauna Local Government Area

It is located in Gembu town with about 10 other towns which include:
  • Gembu A
  • Gembu B
  • Kabri
  • Kakara Magu
  • Mayo-ndaga
  • Mbamnga
  • Ndum-yaji
  • Nguroje
  • Titong
  • Warwar

12. Takum Local Government Area

It is a commercial town doubling as the local government area headquarter with about 12 other towns which include:
  • Takun
  • Bete
  • Dutshe
  • Fete
  • Gahweton
  • Manya
  • Rogo
  • Shibong
  • Tikari
  • Yukuben
  • Bikashibila
  • Chanchanji

13. Ussa Local Government Area

It has its adminstrative headquarter in Lissam town with about 14 other towns which include:
  • Ussa
  • Lissam
  • Kpambo
  • Lumbu
  • Rufu
  • Bika
  • Fikyu
  • Kwambai
  • Jenuwa
  • Kwesati
  • Lufu
  • Liji
  • Tati
  • Shibung
  • Acha

14. Wakuri Local Government Area

It is a town and also a local government area with about 15 districts which include:
  • Wukari
  • Avyi
  • Matar-Fada
  • Gidan-Idi
  • Tsokundi
  • Nwokyo
  • Rafin-Kada
  • Chonku
  • Kente
  • Chinka
  • Jibu
  • Assa
  • Bantaje
  • Arufu
  • Akwana

15. Yorro Local Government Area

It is located in Kpantisawa town with about 5 major towns and villages which include:
  • Bikassa
  • Nyaja
  • Pantisawa
  • Pupule
  • Sumbu

16. Zing Local Government Area

It is located in Zing town with about 7 other towns and districts which include:
  • Zing
  • Bubong
  • Lamma
  • Monkin
  • Yakoko
  • Dinding
  • Bitako

What is the richest local government in Taraba State?

Kurmi is the third richest local government in Nigeria. The local government is situated in Taraba state, whose capital is Jalingo. The local government has very fertile land and this makes agricultural opportunity abound there.

Which tribe is Taraba?

Taraba state is inhabited mainly by the Jukum (Jukun) and Mambilla peoples, among whom there are considerable numbers of Christians.

Who is the most richest person in Taraba State?

Theophilus Danjuma who has a Net Worth of about $5 Billion is the richest person in Taraba state. He was born on the 9th of December, 1938 in Takum local government area of Taraba state. He is popularly called TY.

How many tribes are in Taraba?

There are over 40 different tribes and their languages in Taraba State.

Who is the king of Taraba State?

The King of Taraba state is His Royal Majesty, Dr. Shekarau Angyu Masa-Ibi Kuvyon II, CFR, Monarch of Wukari Federation Aku Uka of Wukari; Chairman, Taraba State Council of Traditional Rulers; Chancellor, Federal University Dutse. He has been in office since 1976 till date.

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