Niger State is one of the 36 states in Nigeria and has 25 LGAs located in the North Central region of the country. The state has the largest landmass with about 70% arable and cultivable land. It is nicknamed “Power State” as it is home to three (3) hydroelectric dams that generate about 70% combined power output in the Nation’s Power Sector.
Niger State was created on 3 February 1976 from the defunct North–Western State during the regime of General Murtala Mohammed.
The State is bordered to the North by Zamfara State, West by Kebbi State, South by Kogi State, southwest by Kwara State, Northeast by Kaduna State, and Southeast by FCT. The State also has an International Boundary with the Republic of Benin along Agwara and Borgu LGAs to the Northwest, thereby promoting trade relations.
Niger State Snapshot
- Total land area: 68,925 Km2
- Capital: Minna
- Population: 5,947,214 (Male- 3,033,079 and Female- 2,914,135)
- Vegetation: Sudan savannah
- Major crops: Yam, Cassava, Shea Butter, Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Rice, Groundnut And Cowpea
- Solid minerals: Talc, Gold, Ball Clays, Silica, Sand, Marble, Copper, Iron, Feldspar, Lead, Kaolin, Casserole, Columbite, Mica, Quartzite and Limestone
- There are three agricultural zones in Niger State.
Main Investment Opportunities
Opportunities for investment exist in:
- Light Manufacturing
Niger State is made up of several Local Government Areas (LGAs), each with its own administrative headquarters.
Niger has 25 Local Government Areas (LGAs), each with its own unique characteristics and attributes. These LGAs play a crucial role in the governance and administration of the state. Here is a list of the 25 Local Government Areas in Niger State:
- Agaie LGA
- Agwara LGA
- Bida LGA
- Borgu LGA
- Bosso LGA
- Chanchaga LGA
- Edati LGA
- Gbako LGA
- Gurara LGA
- Katcha LGA
- Kontagora LGA
- Lapai LGA
- Lavun LGA
- Magama LGA
- Mariga LGA
- Mashegu LGA
- Mokwa LGA
- Moya LGA
- Paikoro LGA
- Rafi LGA
- Rijau LGA
- Shiroro LGA
- Suleja LGA
- Tafa LGA
- Wushishi LGA
List of Niger State’s 25 Local Government Areas with their Headquarters
Here is a comprehensive table listing all the LGAs in Niger State along with their headquarters:
Niger State is known for its diverse cultural heritage and natural attractions. It is home to the Gurara Falls, Kainji Lake National Park, and the Jebba Hydroelectric Power Station. Each LGA plays a crucial role in the overall governance and development of the state.
To learn more about Niger State and its LGAs, you can visit the official website of the Niger State Government at https://nigerstate.gov.ng/. The website provides up-to-date information on the state’s activities, projects, and initiatives.
Niger State continues to grow and develop, and the LGAs within the state play a vital role in shaping its future. Each LGA contributes to the cultural, social, and economic fabric of the state, making Niger State a unique and vibrant part of Nigeria.
Disclaimer: It’s important to note that the information provided in this article is based on the knowledge available up to January 2023, and there may have been changes in the administrative divisions since then. For the most up-to-date information, it is recommended to visit the official sources or contact the relevant authorities in Niger state.