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By JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO/Basis/Monday, October 18, 2021

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

                              
                            

Introduction

Nasarawa state is referred to as the "Home of Solid Minerals". It is an Islamic state with many ethnic groups. This post will provide information on the list of the local government areas in Nasarawa state and their towns in Nigeria and also provide answers to frequently asked questions below:

Brief History of Nasarawa State in Nigeria

Nasarawa was created on the 1st of October, 1996 by the Abacha government from the (today neighboring) Plateau State. Nasarawa State is bounded in the north by Kaduna State, in the west by the Federal Capital Territory, in the south by Kogi and Benue States and in the east by Taraba and Plateau States. Nasarawa State has agriculture as the mainstay of its economy with the production of varieties of cash crops throughout the year. It also contains various minerals such as salt, baryte, and bauxite, which are mostly mined by artisanal miners. Nasarawa State is home to the Farin Ruwa Falls in Wamba Local Government area of the state. Farin Ruwa falls is reputed to be one of the highest falls in Africa. There is also the Salt Village in Keana Local Government Area of the State. It produces naturally iodized salt from the lake located near it. The town is also one of the cradles of Alago civilization, one of the major ethnic groups in the state. Also notable is the Eggon hills of the Eggon people which is situated around Nasarawa Eggon. This was the hills which the Eggon people had settled and established as an ancestral heritage as well. Tourists love to go hiking on this beautiful and high hill overlooking the Nasarawa Eggon local government and surrounding areas.

List of the Local Government Areas in Nasarawa State and their Towns in Nigeria

1. Akwanga Local Government Area

It is located in the commercial town of Akwanga with about 14 other towns and districts which include:
  • Akwanga East
  • Akwanga West
  • Nunku
  • Ningo
  • Moroa
  • Gwanje
  • Gudi
  • Andaha
  • Anchobaba
  • Ancho
  • Nigha'an
  • Angwan Zaria
  • Anjida
  • Boher

2. Awe Local Government Area

It has its administrative headquarters in Awe town with about 3 districts and 7 towns which include:
  • Awe
  • Azaara
  • Tunga
  • Barkano
  • Baure
  • Booga
  • Gidrin Kadai
  • Hassan Gayam
  • Jagan Gari
  • Jangara

3. Doma Local Government Area

It is located in Doma town with about 11 other towns and districts which include:
  • Doma
  • Doka
  • Rubuki
  • Sarkin
  • Dawaki
  • Ungwan
  • Madoki
  • Agbashi
  • Alagye
  • Gidanrai
  • Akpanaja

4. Karu Local Government Area

it is located in the new town of Karu with about 10 other towns and villages which include:
  • Kondoro
  • Tattara
  • Karshi
  • Aso
  • Gurkur
  • Gitata
  • Kodape
  • Agada
  • Uke
  • Baggi

5. Keana Local Government Area

It is located in Keana town with about 10 other towns and districts which include:
  • Oki
  • Obene
  • Kardarko
  • Kwara
  • Iwagu
  • Giza Madaki
  • Giza Galadima
  • Amiri
  • Aloshi
  • Agaza

6. Keffi Local Government Area

It consist of 8 districts and towns which are:
  • Keffi East
  • Yara
  • Sabon Gari
  • Liman Abaji
  • Kofar Goriya
  • Jigwada
  • Gangare Tudu
  • Angwan Iya

7. Kokona Local Government Area

It is located in Kokona town with about 19 other towns and districts which include:
  • Yelwa
  • Koya
  • Kana
  • Kofar Gwari
  • Kufan Gwari
  • Hadari
  • Garaku
  • Dari
  • Amba
  • Agwada
  • Atama
  • Audun Galadima
  • Auguwan Kuramai
  • Bakin Ayeni
  • Bassan Zarangi
  • Bazariye
  • Doma
  • Endo

8. Lafia Local Government Area

It serves as the state capital of Nasarawa state as well as the administrative headquarters of the local government area with about 10 towns and districts which include:
  • Barikin Abdullahi
  • Lafia
  • Assokio
  • Keffi Wambai
  • Zanwa
  • Shabu
  • Kwandere
  • Mokama
  • Sarkin Pada
  • Barkin Rijiya

9. Nasarawa Egon Local Government Area

It is located in Nasarawa Egon town with about 20 other towns and districts which include:
  • Ende
  • Ginda
  • Alizaga
  • Arugbadu
  • Bakyano
  • Nass/Eggon
  • Sako
  • Umme
  • Agunji
  • Alogani
  • Arikpa
  • Ezzen
  • Wakama
  • Angbaku
  • Buba
  • Galle
  • Gbamze
  • Ogbagi
  • Wogan
  • Ubbe

10. Nasarawa Local Government Area

It has its administrative headquarters in Nasarawa town with about 11 other towns and districts which include:
  • Loko
  • Udege
  • Bakono
  • Guto Aguba
  • Aissa
  • Angewa
  • Ataga
  • Ayele
  • Aza
  • Dora
  • Gwafa

11. Obi Local Government Area

It is located in Obi town situated in the southern end of Nasarawa State with about 13 other towns and districts which include:
  • Zhemegli
  • Adudu
  • Agwatashi
  • Deddere
  • Tudun Adabu
  • Duduguru
  • Gidan Ausa
  • Riri
  • Akanga
  • Atabara
  • Abiuga
  • Agrugwa
  • Agwade

12. Toto Local Government Area

It has its administrative headquarters in Toto town with about 17 other towns and districts which include:
  • Gada
  • Toto
  • Umaisha
  • Gwargwada
  • Ugya
  • Shege
  • Shatan Kwato
  • Katakpa
  • Kanyehu
  • Gadagwa
  • Dausu
  • Bugakarmo
  • Abebasen
  • Akureba
  • Akwashi
  • Araba
  • Buga

13. Wamba Local Government Area

It is located in Wamba town with about 14 other towns and districts which include:
  • Wamba West
  • Wamba East
  • Mangar
  • Angba
  • Jimiya
  • Angbo
  • Dechu
  • Gbagi
  • Gbata
  • Gbogi Ugu
  • Gbombu
  • Gbriji
  • Gbude
  • Gitta Barmo
  • Gitta Kasa

When Nasarawa State was Created?

Nasarawa State was created 1st of October, 1996

Which Tribe is Nasarawa?

The main ethnic groups in Nasarawa State are Aguta, Alago, Basa, Ebira, Eggon, Gbagyi, Gwandara, Kanuri and Tiv.

Where did Eggon came from?

Eggon is native to Nigeria located in Nasarawa, Kaduna, and Benue states. The language family in Eggon include: Niger–Congo, Atlantic–Congo, Benue–Congo, Plateau South Eggonic.

Is Nasarawa an Hausa State?

Nasarawa is a state in north central geopolitical zone in Nigeria. Its capital is Lafia and it is an Hausa state.

What are the Thirteen Local Government in Nasarawa State?

There are 13 local government areas in Nasarawa State and they are Awe, Akwanga, Doma, Karu, Keana, Keffi, Kokona, Lafia, Nasarawa, Nasarawa-Eggon, Obi, Toto, and Wamba.

Which Tribe is the most Populated in Nasarawa State?

The main ethnic groups in Nasarawa State are Aguta, Alago, Basa, Ebira, Eggon, Gbagyi, Gwandara, Kanuri and Tiv.
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