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List Of The 20 Local Government Areas And Their Towns In Bauchi State Nigeria

JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO Monday, October 4, 2021 Basis

 
This post will provide information on the list of the 20 local government areas and their towns in Bauchi state Nigeria, as well as provide answers to questions like: Who founded Bauchi? When Bauchi State was created? How many tribes are in Bauchi? What is Bauchi known for? How many local government areas are in Bauchi? What are the 20 local government in Bauchi State? What is the largest local government in Bauchi State? How many local government are in Bauchi South?

Brief History of Bauchi State in Nigeria

During the colonial era up to independence, it formed part of the Bauchi Plateau of the then Northern Region, until the 1967 state creation exercise, when the Bauchi, Borno, and Adamawa provinces constituted the former North-Eastern State. With the creation of Bauchi State in 1976, then comprising present Bauchi and Gombe State, it included 16 local government areas. The number of local government areas in the then Bauchi State was increased to 20 and later to 23. However, in 1997 when Gombe State was created out of Bauchi and additional local governments were created in the country, Bauchi State was left with 20 local government area. Bauchi State (Hausa: Jihar Bauchi) takes its name from the historic town of Bauchi, which also serves as the capital city and is located in the North East of Nigeria. The state was formed in 1976 when the former North-Eastern State was broken up. It originally included the area now in Gombe State, which became a distinct state in 1996.

Culture and Belief of the People of Bauchi State in Nigeria

Bauchi State has a total of 55 tribal groups in which Gerawa, Sayawa, Jarawa, Kirfawa, Turawa Bolewa, Karekare, Kanuri, Fa'awa, Butawa, Warjawa, Zulawa, Boyawa MBadawa. Fulani are the main tribes. There are cultural similarities in the people's language, occupational practices, festivals, dress and there is a high degree of ethnic interaction especially in marriage and economic existence. The major religion practiced in this region is Islamic religion.

List of Local Government Areas and their towns in Bauchi State Nigeria

1. Alkaleri Local Government Area

The headquarter is at Alkaleri and is made up of about 15 districts which include;
  • Alkaleri Birin
  • Gigara
  • Yankari
  • Dan Kungibar
  • Futuk
  • Gar
  • Duguri
  • Gwana
  • Mansur
  • Gwaram
  • Maimadi
  • Pali
  • Yalo
  • Yuli
  • Lim

2. Bauchi Local Government Area

It is located in the city of Bauchi and has about 16 districts which include;
  • Bauchi
  • Dandango
  • Birsh
  • Miri
  • Daraki
  • Galambi
  • Kangyare
  • Kundum
  • Duru
  • Majidadi
  • Makama
  • Sarki Barji
  • Liman
  • Katagum
  • Zungur
  • Dan'iya Hardo

3. Bogoro Local Government Area

It is located in the town of Bogoro and has about 15 villages which include;
  • Abiya
  • Lusa
  • Badagari
  • Bala (Bala)
  • Ball Lusa
  • Bar
  • Baram
  • Boi
  • Boloro
  • Bom
  • Bonga
  • Bongo
  • Bungu
  • Dashem Bamin Kogi

4. Danbam Local Government Area

It is located in Danbam and has about 9 districts which are;
  • Danbam
  • Dagauda
  • Gargawa
  • Garuza
  • Garbama
  • Jalam Central
  • Jalam East
  • Yame
  • Zaura

5. Darazo Local Government Area

It is located in Darazo town with about 11 towns which include;
  • Darazo
  • Gabarin
  • Gabayari
  • Konkiyal
  • Lago
  • Lanzai
  • Papa
  • Sade
  • Tauya
  • Wahu
  • Yautare

6. Dass Local Government Area

It is situated in the town of Dass with about 12 districts which include;
  • Dass
  • Bagel
  • Bajar
  • Baraza
  • Bundot
  • Bununu central
  • Bununu south
  • Durr
  • Dolt
  • Wandi
  • Zumbul
  • Lukshi

7. Gamawa Local Government Area

It is located in Gamawa town and has about 9 districts which include
  • Gamawa
  • Gadiya
  • Gololo
  • Kafin Romi
  • Kubdiya
  • Raga
  • Tumbi
  • Udubo
  • Zindi
  • 8. Ganjuwa Local Government Area

    It has its administrative center in Ganjuwa town and has about 11 districts which include;
    • Ganjuwa
    • Kariya
    • Gungura
    • Kafin Madaki
    • Kubi West
    • Kubi East
    • Miya East
    • Miya West
    • Nassarawa South
    • Nassarawa North
    • Yali

    9. Giade Local Government Area

    It is situated in the town of Giade with about 10 districts which include;
    • Giade
    • Sabon
    • Sara
    • Chinkani
    • Doguwa south
    • Doguwa central
    • Isawa
    • Uzum
    • Zirrami
    • Zabi
    • 10. Itas Gadasu Local Government Area

      It is located in Itesiwaju town with about 8 villages which include;
      • Itas Gadau
      • Buzawa
      • Gwarai
      • Kashuri
      • Mashema
      • Bambal
      • Abdollawa
      • Magarya
      • 11. Jama'are Local Government Area

        It is located in the town of Jama'are with about 5 villages;
        • Jama'are
        • Dogon Jeji
        • Galdimari
        • Hamfari
        • Jurara

        12. Katangun Local Government Area

        It is made up of about 12 villages which include;
        • Katagun
        • Azare
        • Bulkachuwa
        • Dagoro
        • Buskuri
        • Chinade
        • Gambaki
        • Bidir
        • Madachi
        • Gangai
        • Madangala
        • Madara

        13. Kirfi Local Government Area

        It has its administrative headquarters in Kirfi Kasa with about 7 districts which include;
        • Kirfi
        • Kirfi Badara
        • Bara
        • Beni 1 and 2
        • Dewu central
        • Dewu east
        • Wanka

        14. Misau Local Government Area

        It is both a town and also the local government area headquarter of Misau with about 11 districts which include;
        • Misau
        • Gwaram
        • Beti
        • Gugulin
        • Hardawa
        • Jarkasa
        • Kukadi
        • Gundari
        • Sarma
        • Akuyam
        • Sirko

        15. Ningi Local Government Area

        It is located in the town of Ningi with about 14 districts which include;
        • Ningi
        • Bashe
        • Balma
        • Jangu
        • Kudu
        • Kurmi
        • Nasaru
        • Burra
        • Balma
        • Sama
        • Tiffi
        • Kyata
        • Gudu
        • Yamma

        16. Shira Local Government Area

        It is located in Yana town with about 12 districts which include;
        • Shira
        • Beli
        • Audubun
        • Gagidoba
        • Bukul
        • Bangire
        • Disina
        • Faggo
        • Kilbori
        • Tsafi
        • Zubo
        • Tumfafi

        17. Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area

        It has its administrative headquarter in Bununu town with about 10 towns which include;
        • Tafawa Balewa
        • Bununu
        • Bula
        • Danjiri
        • Dull
        • Kardam A and B
        • Lere south
        • Lere north
        • Tapshin
        • Ball

        18. Toro Local Government Area

        The administrative headquarter is in Toro town with about 14 districts which include;
        • Toro
        • Jama'a
        • Zaranda
        • Lame
        • Mara
        • Tama
        • Raute
        • Geji
        • Ribina
        • Tolden-Fulani
        • Wonu
        • Zalau
        • Rishi
        • Palama

        19. Warji Local Government Area

        It consits of about 8 districts which include;
        • Dagu east
        • Dagu west
        • Gabanga
        • Katanga
        • Kilbori
        • Rangan
        • Tiyin
        • Warji south

        20. Zaki Local Government Area

        The headquarter is located in Katagum town with about 14 districts which are;
        • Kotagum
        • Zaki
        • Bursali
        • Gumai
        • Mainako
        • Maiwa
        • Makawa
        • Murmur North
        • Murmur South
        • Sakwa
        • Tashena
        • Kafin
        • Alanganwa
        • Gadai

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