List of Local Governments in Kogi State

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Kogi state is located in the central region of Nigeria. The capital of Kogi state is Lokoja. It is popularly called the confluence state because of the meeting of River Niger and River Benue at its capital, Lokoja.

The major occupation in Kogi state is Agriculture. It is also the mainstay of the state economy. Inhabitants of riverine areas in Kogi state also engage in fishing. Kogi state also has coal, petroleum, limestone, steel, and other mineral industries. This article covers a list of local governments in Kogi state and other information you need to know about them.

List of Local Governments in Kogi State

List of Local Governments in Kogi State

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Adavi

Adavi LGA lies next to Edo State to its south and the state capital Lokoja to its north. Its headquarters are in the town of Ogaminana. According to the 2006 census, Adavi has a population of 202,194 people.

Ajaokuta

The headquarters of Ajaokuta are in the town of Egayin. According to the 2006 census, Ajaokuta has a population of 122,321 people. Ajaokuta is home to the famous multibillion-dollar Ajaokuta steel mill which remains the largest steel mill in Nigeria. The steel mill was established in 1979, by the Soviet Union, in agreement with Nigeria. In some corners, the steelworks are referred to as the “bedrock of Nigeria’s industrialization”

Ankpa

Its headquarters are in the town of Ankpa. According to the 2006 census, Ankpa has a population of 267,353 people. However, by 2016, the population had increased to 359,300.

Bassa

Bassa shares borders with Benue River to its north and River Niger to its west. Its headquarters are in the town of Oguma. According to the 2006 census, Bassa has and a population of 139,993 people.

Dekina

Its headquarters are in the town of Dekina. According to the 2006 census, Dekina has a population of 260,312 people.

Ibaji

Ibaji is separated from Edo State to its south by the Niger River, it also shares borders with Delta state to its south. Its headquarters are in the town of Onyedega which is situated on the Niger River. According to the 2006 census, Ibaji has a population of 128,129 people.

Idah

Idah is both a town and local government area, located on the eastern bank of the Niger River. It is the headquarter of the Igala Kingdom. According to the 2006 census, Idah had a population of 79,815 people. Traditionally, Idah town is the capital of the Igala Kingdom. The traditional ruler of Igala kingdom is the Attah Igala. Idah is also an important fishing port and trading area in Nigeria. The area used to be regularly visited by local and foreign traders who traded mostly agricultural produces and minerals mostly. Back then, trades were conducted by trade and barter.

Idah town is a major food supplier for the whole of Kogi State. It has commercial routes on the river Niger that links it up with the state capital, Lokoja to its north, Onitsha and Anambra state to its south and Agenebode in Edo State to its west. The major population in Idah town is Igala.

Igalamela-Odolu

This LGA shares borders with the Niger River to its west and Enugu State to its east. Its headquarters are in the town of Ajaka. According to the 2006 census, it has a population of 148,020 people.

Ijumu

Its headquarters are in the town of Iyara. The people of ijumu speak a dialect of Yoruba language called Okun. The major occupation in Ijumu is farming while the women engage in trade. According to the 2006 census, Ijumu has a population of 119,929 people.

Kabba/Bunu

Its headquarters are in the town of Kabba. According to the 2006 census, Kabba has a population of 145,446 people.

Kogi LGA

Kogi is a Local Government Area in Kogi State. It shares borders with Niger state and the Niger River to its west, Abuja to its the north, Nasarawa state to its east and the Benue River and its confluence with the River Niger to its south. Its headquarters are in the town of Koton Karfe. According to the 2006 census, Kogi LGA has a population of 115,900 people.

Lokoja

Lokoja is a city in Nigeria. It lies at the confluence of the Niger and Benue rivers. It is also the capital of Kogi State. The area that later became Lokoja was inhabited by people from different ethnic groups for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. Some of the first groups of people to settle in Lokoja area were the Yoruba people from Ile-Ife, otherwise known as Oworo people, the Hausa and Nupe people.

Mopa Muro

Its headquarters are in the town of Mopa. According to the 2006 census, Mopa Muro LGA has a population of 44,037 people.

Ofu

Ofu LGA is located in the central part of Kogi State. It shares borders with the Niger River to its west. Its headquarters are in the town of Ogwoawo.

Okehi

Its headquarters are in the town of Obangede. According to the 2006 census, Okehi has a population of 199,999 people.

Okene

Okene is a town and Local Government Area in Kogi state. It was carved out from the then Ebira Division in 1976, following the 1976 Local Government Reform. The predominant people in Okene are the Ebira people, while the major local language is Ebira.

Olamaboro

Olamaboro LGA is located in the south-eastern part of Kogi State, Nigeria. It shares borders with Enugu State and Benue State. Its headquarters are in the town of Okpo. According to the 2006 census, Olamaboro has a population of 160,152 people.

Omala

Omala shares boundaries with Benue river to its north. Its headquarters are in the town of Abejukolo. According to the 2006 census, Omala has a population of 108,402 people.

Yagba East

Its headquarters is in the town of Isanlu. According to the 2006 census, Yagba East has a population of 140,150 people.

Yagba West

Yagba west is located in the west of the state where it joins with Kwara State. Its headquarters is in the town of Odo Ere. According to the 2006 census, Yagba west has a population of 149,023 people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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