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List Of The 25 Local Government Areas In Niger State And Their Towns In Nigeria

JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Basis

 

Introduction

The Presence of the two hydroelectric power generating dams in Niger state earns the state the slogan "The Power State". The Kainji Dam and Shiroro Dam, are located in Niger State, and the newly Zungeru Dam is also located there, the Jebba Dam is half Niger state and Kwara Sharing boundaries. This post will provide information on the list of the 25 local government areas in Niger state and their towns in Nigeria and also provide answers to frequently asked questions below.

Brief History of Niger State in Nigeria

Niger is a state in the Middle Belt region of Nigeria and the largest state in the country. The state's capital is at Minna. Other major cities are Bida, Kontagora and Suleja. It was formed in 1976 when the then North-Western State was bifurcated into Niger State and Sokoto State. It is home to Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar, two of Nigeria's former military rulers. The Nupe, Gbagyi, Kamuku, Kambari, Gungawa, Hun-Saare, Hausa and Koro form the majority of numerous indigenous tribes of Niger State. The state is named after the River Niger. Two of Nigeria's major hydroelectric power stations, the Kainji Dam and Shiroro Dam, are located in Niger State, and the newly Zungeru Dam is also located there, the Jebba Dam is half Niger state and Kwara Sharing boundaries. The famous Gurara Falls is in Niger State, and Gurara Local Government Area is named after the Gurara River, on whose course the fall is situated. Also situated there is Kainji National Park, the largest National Park of Nigeria, which contains Kainji Lake, the Borgu Game Reserve and the Zugurma Game Reserve.

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

1. Agaie Local Government Area

It has its administrative headquarters in Agaie town with about 12 other town and villages which include:
  • Boku
  • Dauaci
  • Ekossa
  • Ekowugi
  • Ekobadeggi
  • Ekowuna
  • Etsugaie
  • Kintako
  • Kintifi
  • Kutiriko
  • Magaji
  • Tagagi

2. Agwara Local Government Area

It is located in Agwara town with about 10 other towns and villages which include:
  • Abebugur
  • Agwara
  • Akisanri
  • Alhaji-Da Are
  • Berkete
  • Boro Gandugi
  • Budo
  • Budo Kadinta
  • Budo Saidu
  • Budo Sule

3. Bida Local Government Area

It is a commercial town and also doubles as local government area headquarter with about 13 other towns and districts which include:
  • Bida
  • Bariki
  • Kyari
  • Dokodza
  • Landzun
  • Masaba
  • Masaga
  • Wadata
  • Nassaratu
  • Umaru
  • Majigi
  • Mayaki Ndajiya
  • Ceniya

4. Borgu Local Government Area

It is located in New Bussa in the north-western area of the state with about 10 other towns and districts which include:
  • Borgu
  • Dugga
  • Babana
  • Karsbonde
  • Konkoso
  • Malale
  • New Bussa
  • Shagunu
  • Wawa
  • Riverline

5. Bosso Local Government Area

It is located in Maikunkele town with about 10 other towns and districts which include:
  • Bejo
  • Beji
  • Bosso
  • Chanchaga
  • Garatu
  • Kampala
  • Kodo
  • Maikunkele
  • Maitumbi
  • Shata

6. Chanchaga Local Government Area

It has its administrative headquarters in capital city of Minna and the area council covers districts of Babeji and Minna.

7. Edati Local Government Area

It is located in Enagi town with about 11 other towns and districts which include:
  • Edati
  • Enagi
  • Etsu Tasha
  • Gazhe
  • Fazhi
  • Gbangban
  • Gonagi
  • Guzan
  • Rokota
  • Sakpe

8. Gbako Local Government Area

It is located in Lemu town with about 10 other towns and districts which include:
  • Gbako
  • Lemu
  • Batagi
  • Gogata
  • Edokoto
  • Edozhigi
  • Etsu Audu
  • Gbadafu
  • Nuwankota
  • Sammajiko

9. Gurara Local Government Area

It is located in Gwan town with about 18 other towns and districts which include:
  • Abuchi
  • Baji
  • Boku
  • Bonu
  • Daku
  • Dikko
  • Gawu
  • Guna
  • Gurara
  • Gwachife
  • Gwari
  • Izom
  • Kabo
  • Kadna
  • Kaka
  • Kungo
  • Kungoshi
  • Kwaka

10. Katcha Local Government Area

It is a town and also the local government area headquarters with about 10 towns and districts which include:
  • Katcha
  • Kataregi
  • Gbakogi
  • Essa
  • Edotsu
  • Bisanti
  • Bakeko
  • Badeggi
  • Dzwafu
  • Sidi Saba

11. Kontagora Local Government Area

It consists of about 13 districts and towns which include:
  • Kontagora Central
  • Arewa
  • Gabas
  • Kudu
  • Madara
  • Magajiya
  • Masuga
  • Nagwamatse
  • Rafin Gora
  • Tungan Kawo
  • Tunganwawa
  • Usalle
  • Yamma

12. Lapai Local Government Area

It has its administrative headquarters in Lapai town with about 14 other towns and districts which include:
  • Lapai
  • Gupa
  • Gurdi
  • Kudu
  • Muye
  • Takuti
  • Gulu
  • Evuti
  • Arewa
  • Yamma
  • Birnin Maza
  • Tashibo
  • Gbacinku
  • Kpada

13. Lavun Local Government Area

It is located in Kutigi town with about 15 other towns and districts which include:
  • Lavun
  • Busu
  • Batati
  • Dabban
  • Dassun
  • Doko
  • Edatti
  • Egbako
  • Gaba
  • Jima
  • Kutigi
  • Lagun
  • Mambe
  • Kuchi
  • Mambe

14. Magama Local Government Area

It has its administrative office in Nasko town with about 9 other towns and districts which include:
  • Nasko
  • Magama
  • Auna Central
  • Auna East
  • Auna Southeast
  • Auna East Central
  • Ibelu Central
  • Ibelu North
  • Ibelu West

15. Mariga Local Government Area

It is located in Bangi town with about 10 other towns and districts which include:
  • Mariga
  • Bobi
  • Deri
  • Bangi
  • Igwama
  • Kakihom
  • Kontokoro
  • Kumbashi
  • Maburya
  • Gulbin Beka

16. Mashegu Local Government Area

It doubles as a town and a local government area headquarter with about 10 other towns and villages which include:
  • Mashegu
  • Dapangi
  • Makera
  • Babban Rami
  • Ibbi Kaboji
  • Kulho
  • Kasanga
  • Kwotachi
  • Mazakuka
  • Likoro

17. Mokwa Local Government Area

It has its administrative headquarters in Mokwa town with about 14 other towns and districts which include:
  • Mokwa
  • Rabba
  • Ndayoko
  • Muregi
  • Kudu
  • Takuma
  • Kpaki
  • Ja'agi
  • Bokani
  • Muwo
  • Gbajibo
  • Gbara
  • Jebba North
  • Labozhi

18. Munya Local Government Area

It is located in Sarkin Pawa town with about 16 other towns and districts which include:
  • Angunu
  • Beni
  • Chibani
  • Dandaudu
  • Dangunu
  • Daza
  • Fuka
  • G.Auta
  • Gini
  • Gwaderi
  • Kabula
  • Kazai
  • Kuchi
  • Munya
  • Sarkin-Pawa
  • Zaggaga

19. Paikoro Local Government Area

It has its administrative headquarters in Paikoro town with about 13 other towns and districts which include:
  • Paikoro
  • Gwam
  • Adumu
  • Chimbi
  • Ishau
  • Jere
  • Kafin Koro
  • Kwagana
  • Kwakuti
  • Nikuchi T
  • Paikoro Central
  • Tutungo Jedna
  • Mallam

20. Rafi Local Government Area

It is located in Kagara town with about 13 other towns and districts which include:
  • Rafai
  • Kagara
  • Guna
  • Kusheri
  • Kwon
  • Goma
  • Tegina
  • Kongoma Central
  • Kongoma West
  • Kundu
  • Kushirki North
  • Kushirki South
  • Sabon Gari

21. Rijau Local Government Area

It has its administrative office in Rijau town with about 12 other towns and villages which include:
  • Rijau
  • Dukku
  • Dugge
  • Danrangi
  • Genu
  • Jama'are
  • Shambo
  • T/Bunu
  • T/Magajiya
  • Ushe
  • Genu
  • Warari

22. Shiroro Local Government Area

It is located in Kuta city with about 18 other cities and districts which icnlude:
  • Shiroro
  • Galkogo
  • Kuta
  • Allawa
  • Bassa
  • Bangajiya
  • Kukoki
  • Egwa
  • Gwada
  • Gussoro
  • Erana
  • Gurmana
  • Kurebe
  • Kwaki
  • Chukwuba
  • Kato
  • Manta
  • Pina

23. Suleja Local Government Area

It is located in Suleja city with about 17 other cities and districts which include:
  • Apia
  • Bagama
  • Buru
  • Burum
  • Bwoi
  • Chimbi
  • Chizako
  • Dachine
  • Dwakoro
  • Gauraka
  • Gupena
  • Gusun
  • Hashimi
  • Ibo
  • Iku South
  • Kuurmin Sarki
  • Ikume

24. Tafa Local Government Area

It has its administrative office in Wuse town with about 9 other towns and districts which include:
  • Tafa
  • Dogon-Kurmi
  • Garam
  • Ija
  • Iku
  • Jakoro
  • New Bwari
  • Wuse
  • Zuma

25. Wushishi Local Government Area

It has its administrative headquarters in Wushishi town with about 13 other towns and districts which include:
  • Wushishi
  • Zungeru
  • Tukunji
  • Yamigi
  • Sabon Gari
  • Maito
  • Lokogoma
  • Kwata
  • Kodo
  • Akare
  • Barwa
  • Gwarjiko
  • Kanwuri

Where was Niger State Created from?

It was formed in 1976 when the then North-Western State was bifurcated into Niger State and Sokoto State. It is home to Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar, two of Nigeria's former military rulers.

How Many Tribes do we have in Niger State?

Niger State has a number of different tribes. Its three most popular ethnic groups are Nupe, Gbagyi and Hausa.

Who Created Niger?

Lord Lugard Created Nigeria 104 Years Ago.

Which Tribe is the Oldest in Nigeria?

The Igbo people are descendants of the Nri Kingdom, the oldest in Nigeria. They have many customs and traditions and can be found in southeast Nigeria, consisting of about 18% of the population. This tribe differs from the others in that there is no hierarchical system of governance.

How many Local Government are in Minna?

The 25 LGAs are divided into 274 wards.

What is the Local Government of Minna?

Minna is part of the Chanchaga local government area.

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