List of Local Governments in Bauchi State

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Bauchi State derives its name from the historic town of Bauchi, which is also the capital city of the state. Bauchi town is located in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria. Before 1976, Bauchi used to be a province in North-eastern Nigeria. Bauchi state was formed in 1976 when the former North-Eastern State split. At first, the state included the area now in Gombe State. However, the Gombe state became a distinct state in 1996. According to the 2006 census, the state has a population of 4,653,066.

Bauchi state houses the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, which is located in Bauchi city. Other educational institutions located in Bauchi state include Bauchi State University, Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, and Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi.

List of Local Governments in Bauchi State

List of Local Governments in Bauchi State

Bauchi State has twenty local government areas, which are:

  • Bauchi
  • Tafawa Balewa
  • Dass
  • Toro
  • Bogoro
  • Ningi
  • Warji
  • Ganjuwa
  • Kirfi
  • Alkaleri
  • Darazo
  • Misau,
  • Giade
  • Shira
  • Jama’are
  • Katagum
  • Itas/Gadau
  • Zaki
  • Gamawa
  • Damban

This article provides information on the local governments in Bauchi state. Read on below:

Alkaleri 

Alkaleri has its headquarters in the town of Alkaleri in the northern side of the area. Alkaleri LGA has a population of 329,424 according to the 2006 census. The major ethnic groups in the area are the Fulani, Kanuri, Dugurawa, Guruntawa and Labur “Jaku” people. The postal code of the area is 743

Bauchi 

Bauchi LGA (formerly Yakoba) is a city in north eastern Nigeria and the capital of Bauchi State. The town is also the capital of the Bauchi Local Government Area and of the traditional Bauchi Emirate. The local government is located on the northern edge of the Jos Plateau. The Local Government Area has a population of 493,810 according to the 2006 census.

Bogoro 

Bogoro has its headquarters in the town of Bogoro. The major ethnic groups are Za’ar or Sayawa people. Bogoro has a population of 84,215 according to the 2006 census. The postal code of the area is 741

Dambam 

Dambam has its headquarters in the town of Dambam. The local government has two districts; which are Dagauda and Jalam and a population of 150,922 according to the 2006 census.

Darazo 

Darazo has its headquarters in the town of Darazo. The local government has a population of 251,597 according to the 2006 census. The language spokem in Darazo is the Zumbun language spoken in Jimbim settlement.

Dass 

Dass has its headquarters in the town of Dass with a population of 89,943 according to the 2006 census. Dass is endowed with rich agricultural land that provides the whole of Bauchi state and other neighbouring states with rice and maize. Dass is renowned for its peaceful state despite the inhabitation of diverse ethnic groups.

Gamawa 

Gamawa borders Yobe State in the east. Its headquarters are in the town of Gamawa.

It has a population of 286,388 according to the 2006 census. The major ethnic groups in Gamawa are the Hausa, Fulani People Fulfulde and Kare people.

Ganjuwa

Ganjuwa local government was curved out from the Darazo Local Government in September, 199. It shares borders with Jigawa State on the North and Gombe State on its South-Eastern side. The Local Government has a population of 280,486 population according to the 2006 Population Census. There are also numerous tribes/languages in Ganjuwa. Ganjuwa’s headquarters are in the town of Kafin Madaki.

Giade 

Giade has its headquarters are in the town of Giade. The local government has a population of 156,969 according to the 2006 census.

Itas/Gadau

Itas/Gadau has its headquarters in the town of Itas Itesiwaju. Gadau town is in the east of the area. Gadau local government is with a population of 229,996 according to the 2006 census. The predominant ethnic group in the area are the Hausa people in common with the other divisions of the state. The main campus of Bauchi State University is located in Gadau town in Gadau local government. The postal code of the area is 751.

Jama’are 

Jama’are has its headquarters in the town of Jama’are. The local government has a population of 176,883 according to the 2006 census. The major population in the area is the Fulani tribe who migrated from Dulare, the Republic of Chad into Jama’are. The postal code of Jama’are is 751.

Katagum 

Katagum is a town and a local government area in Bauchi state. It is also a traditional emirate in the state. The town is located on the northern bank of the Jama’are River. Katagum has fertile land so many of its inhabitants practicing farming including lots of poultry farming

Kirfi

Kirfi borders Gombe State in the east. Its headquarters are in the town of Kirfi (or Kirfin Kasa). The predominant ethnic group in Kirfi is the Hausa. The Bure language is also spoken in the LGA. The postal code of the area is 743.

Misau 

Misau has its headquarters in the town of Misau. It was founded by a man called Hamman Mangan who ruled as an unofficial King for a period of 25 years at around 1850 AD. Misau has a population of 263,487 according to the 2006 census. The postal code of Misau is 750.

Ningi 

Ningi is a local government and a town. It is also an emirate in Bauchi State. The Ningi emirate comprises two local government areas, Ningi and Warji, with a population of 387,192 according to the 2006 Census.

Shira 

Shira has its headquarters in the town of Yana. The local government has a population of 234,014 according to the 2006 census.

Tafawa Balewa

Tafawa Balewa has its headquarters in the town of Tafawa Balewa. The language spoken in Tafawa Balewa LGA is the Saya language.

Toro

Toro local government headquarters is in the town of Toro. Toro local government is the largest local government in Nigeria and West Africa in particular.

Warji 

Warji has its headquarters in the town of Warji.

Zaki 

Zaki has its headquarters in the town of Katagum. The predominant major ethnic group in the area are the Hausa. Kanuri and Kare ethnic group are in the east of the area. The language spoken in Zaki is the Bade language.

 

 

 

 

 

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