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List Of The 21 Local Government Areas In Kogi State And Their Towns In Nigeria

JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Basis

 
This post will provide information on the list of the 21 local government areas in Kogi state and their towns in Nigeria as well as provide answers to questions like: What language does Kogi speak? Is Kogi State a Yoruba state? Who created Kogi State? Where did Igala originate? How many local government areas are there in Kogi State? What are the local government in Kogi? What is the largest local government in Kogi State?

Brief History of Kogi State in Nigeria

The state was created in 1991 from parts of Kwara State and Benue State. Igala is the majority ethnic group in the state. The state as presently constituted, comprises the people of the Kabba Province of Northern Nigeria. One of the first Qadi in the Kogi State was Faruk Imam. There are three main ethnic groups and languages in Kogi: Igala, Ebira, and Okun (a Yoruba Group) with others such as Bassa Nge of Bassa L.G.A, Kupa and Kakanda speakers, who are a people of Nupe extraction under Lokoja L.G.A., Bassa-Komo which is also of Bassa Local Government Area, Oworo people (A Yoruba Group), Igbo, Ogori Magongo, and Idoma. The name Nigeria, was coined in Lokoja by Flora Shaw in the hill of Mount Patti, the future wife of Baron Lugard, a British colonial administrator, while gazing out at the river Niger. Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy. There are many Farm produce from the state notably coffee, cocoa, palm oil, cashews, groundnuts, maize, cassava, yam, rice and melon. Mineral resources include coal, limestone, iron, petroleum and tin. The state is home to the largest iron and steel industry in Nigeria known as Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited and one of the largest cement factories in Africa, the Obajana Cement Factory. Kogi State is noted as being the only state in Nigeria to border ten other states. Kogi State is nicknamed the "Confluence State" due the fact that the confluence of the River Niger and the River Benue occurs in its capital, Lokoja.

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

1. Adavi Local Government Area

It has its capital in Ogaminana town with about 13 other towns and villages which include:
  • Abagiri
  • Adabi
  • Adabunoze
  • Adademe
  • Adonukoko
  • Akobobe
  • Aku
  • Anyoke
  • Anyoke Enyomo
  • Atami
  • Ateba
  • Ebenitutu
  • Ebogogo

2. Ajaokuta Local Government Area

It has its headquarters in Ajaokuta town with about 16 districts and towns which include:
  • Ebiya
  • Ajaokuta
  • Egayi
  • Badoke
  • Bagana
  • Bataga
  • Egede
  • Gaduma
  • Ganaja
  • Garegu
  • Ichmwa
  • Idibo
  • Idire
  • Inara
  • Kporoko
  • Obangede

3. Ankpa Local Government Area

It has its administrative headquarters in Ankpa town with about 15 other towns and wards which include:
  • Enjema
  • Ojoku
  • Abache
  • Abo
  • Acherane
  • Adde
  • Aguma
  • Aka
  • Akwu
  • Ankpa
  • Atuma
  • Biraidu
  • Ebakpoti
  • Ede
  • Efiwo

4. Bassa Local Government Area

It has its headquarters in Oguma town with about 4 major district areas and 7 wards which are:
  • Ahutara
  • Akakana
  • Akishamishi
  • Ozonogulo
  • Kpepere
  • Nyimo
  • Paperi
  • Rioume
  • Usaman
  • Zavkama
  • Maza

5. Dekina Local Government Area

It is located in Dekina town with about 4 major districts and 9 towns and villages which include:
  • Birdu
  • Dekina
  • Okura
  • Egume
  • Adoma
  • Ajebido
  • Adum
  • Agada
  • Agbajo
  • Agidibai
  • Agojeju
  • Ahojori
  • Aje-Kelega

6. Ibaji Local Government Area

It is located in Onyedega town with about 13 other towns and districts which include:
  • Adgwu
  • Ajankoje
  • Ajitata
  • Ajmukoje
  • Akene
  • Akinia
  • Akpalobe
  • Akpanya
  • Akpiola
  • Akura
  • Alakwa
  • Alogwu
  • Amabo

7. Idah Local Government Area

It consists of about 11 towns and districts which include:
  • Ede
  • Ega
  • Ichala
  • Igalaogba
  • Igecheba
  • Ogegele
  • Owoli Apa
  • Ogegele
  • Igacheba
  • Igalaogba
  • Ichala

8. Igbalamela Odolu Local Government Area

It is located in Ajaka town with about 13 other towns and wards which include:
  • Odolu
  • Ajaka
  • Ofodo
  • Akpanya
  • Ogbodibo
  • Agbokete
  • Ogbolibomi
    • Ojigbe
    • Avrugo
    • Ekwuloko
    • Oforachi
    • Oji-Aja
    • Ubele

    9. Ijumu Local Government Areas

    It is has its administrative headquarters in Iyara town with about 6 other towns and districts which include:
    • Aduge
    • Agirigbobn-Oke
    • Aiyegunle Gbede
    • Aiyeotro-Gbrdde
    • Aiyere Ayere
    • Araromi-Gbede

    10. Kabba Bunnu Local Government Area

    It has its administrative headquarters in Kabba town with about 11 other towns and wards which include:
    • Aiyetoro-Kiri
    • Akutupa Kiri
    • Aiyede Igunse
    • Aiyedun
    • Ayangan
    • Ebeleko
    • Egbeda
    • Egunse
    • Idde
    • Iyan Kabba
    • Kakun

    11. Kogi Local Government Area

    It stands as a state and the local government area having headquarters in Koton Karfe town with about 11 other towns and wards which include:
    • Abuse Bassa
    • Achabo
    • Acheni
    • Adaba
    • Adabode
    • Adagima
    • Adama
    • Adamuro-Bassa
    • Adanya
    • Adigi-Gwari
    • Adiho

    12. Lokoja Local Government Area

    It has its headquarters in Lokoja town with about 15 other towns and districts which include:
    • Kakanda
    • Kupa
    • Lokoja Rural
    • Oworo
    • Akpayan
    • Eban Kaci
    • Aledu
    • Ayinoke
    • Banda
    • Abugi
    • Agini
    • Angbapu
    • Arakpo
    • Awumi
    • Bagi

    13. Mopa-Muro Local Government Area

    It is located in Mopa town with about 10 other towns and wardswhich include:
    • Odole
    • Orokere
    • Takete Idde
    • Otafun
    • Ileteju
    • Agbofogun
    • Aiyedayo
    • Aiyedaro
    • Aiyede
    • Okagi

    14. Ofu Local Government Area

    It has its administrative headquarters in Ogwoawo town with about 4 major districts and 13 towns and villages which include:
    • Gwalawo
    • Igala
    • Aloji
    • Ejule
    • Etakwu
    • Igo
    • Ofoke
    • Ogbonicha
    • Iboko
    • Aloma
    • Itobe
    • Ogwa
    • Ugwo-Lawo

    15. Ogori-Magongo Local Government Area

    It is located in Akpata town with about 14 other towns and districts which include:
    • Akpafa
    • Afuku
    • Aiyeromi
    • Akonoboro
    • Amuguru
    • Apata
    • Arawu
    • Arere
    • Ayetoro
    • Efan
    • Eke
    • Eku Daudu
    • Eku Oba
    • Emayin

    16. Okehi Local Government Area

    It is located in Obangede town with about 12 other towns and districts which include:
    • Imanu
    • Inawe
    • Inochine
    • Inokoro
    • Ireapana
    • Irekovi
    • Iremariku
    • Irewagere
    • Irikuochakoko
    • Irusuegeze
    • Isuwen
    • Itakpe

    17. Okene Local Government Area

    It is a well known city that serves as the headquarters of the local government area with about 13 other towns and districts which include:
    • Okene
    • Okengwen
    • Abuga
    • Agere
    • Agewa
    • Acheze
    • Ere
    • Obehira-Eba
    • Obenira-Bete
    • Odenku
    • Ozuja
    • Ukpororo
    • Ahache Otutu-Are

    18. Olamaboro Local Government Area

    It is located in the South eastern part of the state with its headquarters in Opko town consisting of about 12 district and villages which include:
    • Imani
    • Ogodu
    • Okpo
    • Inwa
    • Iwilli
    • Iyodo
    • Mabenyi
    • Ododa
    • Oforo
    • Ofudu
    • Ogalobe
    • Ogbodo

    19. Omala Local Government Area

    It is located in Abejukolo town with about 15 other towns and districts which include:
    • Ife
    • Ogodu
    • Ado
    • Adoka
    • Agbenema-Ife
    • Agojeju-Odo
    • Ajaja
    • Ajibu
    • Ajiyolo
    • Akpacha
    • Bagaji-Odfo
    • Bagana
    • Braidu
    • Bukami
    • Drisu

    20. Yagba East Local Government Area

    It has its headquarters in Isanlu town with 2 major districts of Yagba North-East and Yagba South-east and 10 towns and villages which include:
    • Amuro
    • Iddo
    • Idofin
    • Ijowa
    • Ilafin
    • Irunda
    • Isanlu-Itedo
    • Isanlu-Makutu
    • Isanlu-Mopa
    • Iye
    • Lofin

    21. Yagba West Local Government Area

    It is located in Odo-Ire town with about 13 other towns and wards which include:
    • Akaka
    • Assia
    • Egbe
    • Ejiba
    • Iddo
    • Igbaraku
    • Isanlu Esa
    • Iyemerin
    • do-Ara
    • Odo-Ere
    • Odo-Eri
    • Odosin
    • Ogbe

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