Local Government Areas in Bauchi State

Bauchi state was created in 1976. It is a state in northern Nigeria and has a landmass of 49,119km². Prior to becoming a state, Bauchi state was a province under the north eastern state in Nigeria and is made up of 20 local government Areas.

1. Bauchi Local Government Area

History of Bauchi Local Government Area

Bauchi is both a city and an LGA in Bauchi state. It is the burial place of Tafawa Balewa and has a tropical savannah climate.  It has a landmass of 3,687km² and is located very close to Jos in Plateau state. Some of the languages that are spoken by the residents of Bauchi LGA are Fulani, Gerawa, Jarawa, Gere, Sayawa, Kir-Balar language and Zumbun language.

Location of Bauchi Local Government Area

Bauchi LGA is located in the southern part of Bauchi state. It shares borders with Alkaleri, Kari, Toro, and Tafawa Balewa LGAs.

Chairman of Bauchi Local Government Area:

Adamu Abubakar

Wards in Bauchi Local Government Area

Bauchi Bauchi Birshi/Miri 7
Bauchi Bauchi Dan’iya Hardo 11
Bauchi Bauchi Dandango/Yamrat 6
Bauchi Bauchi Dawaki 12
Bauchi Bauchi Galambi/Gwaskwaram 10
Bauchi Bauchi Kangyare/Turwun 9
Bauchi Bauchi Kundum/Durum 8
Bauchi Bauchi Majidadi ‘A’ 1
Bauchi Bauchi Majidadi ‘B’ 2
Bauchi Bauchi Makama/Sarki Baki 3
Bauchi Bauchi Mun/Munsal 5
Bauchi Bauchi Zungur/Liman Katagum 4

2. Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area

History of Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area

Tafawa Balewa LGA is the birthplace of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and has its headquarters in the town of Bununu. It was moved from Tafawa Balewa to Bununu as a result of unending crises. It derives its name form Tafari Baleri which mean rock and black. This LGA is occupied by Hausa/Fulani and Seyawa peoples.

Location of Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area

Tafawa Balewa LGA is located in the southern region of Bauchi state it is bordered by Dass, Alkareri, Alkaleri, Toro, and Bauchi LGAs

Chairman Local Government Area:

Aminu Umar Dambaba

Wards in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area

Bauchi Tafawa Balewa Ball 7
Bauchi Tafawa Balewa Bula 8
Bauchi Tafawa Balewa Bununu 11
Bauchi Tafawa Balewa Dajin 9
Bauchi Tafawa Balewa Dull 10
Bauchi Tafawa Balewa Kardam “A” 1
Bauchi Tafawa Balewa Kardam “B” 2
Bauchi Tafawa Balewa Lere South 4
Bauchi Tafawa Balewa Lere North 3
Bauchi Tafawa Balewa Tapshin 5
Bauchi Tafawa Balewa Wai 6

3. Dass Local Government Area

History of Dass Local Government Area

Dass LGA in Bauchi state has its headquarters in the town of Dass. This LGA has a landmass of 532km². Dass LGA has a very rich land and as a result of this, most of its residents engage in farming for a living.

Location of Dass Local Government Area

Dass LGA is located in the southern axis of Bauchi, it is bordered by Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi and Toro LGAs.

Chairman of Dass Local Government Area:

Musa Bayero (Raja)

Wards in Dass Local Government Area

Bauchi Dass Bagel/Bajar 1
Bauchi Dass Baraza 5
Bauchi Dass Bundot 2
Bauchi Dass Bununu Central 3
Bauchi Dass Bununu South 4
Bauchi Dass Dott 6
Bauchi Dass Durr 7
Bauchi Dass Polchi 8
Bauchi Dass Wandi 9
Bauchi Dass Zumbul/Lukshi 10

4. Toro Local Government Area

History of Toro Local Government Area

Toro LGA has its headquarters in Toro Town and has an area of 6,932 km². It is both the longest as well as the largest LGA in Bauchi state. There are quite a number of languages spoken by residents of this LGA .However, the Zeem language is the most dominant.

Location of Toro Local Government Area

This LGA is located close to central Bauchi state. However, it is still considered an LGA in the southern part of the state. It is bordered by Dass, Bauchi and Tafawa Balewa LGAs.

Chairman of Toro Local Government Area:

Danlami Garbi Abubakar

Wards in Toro Local Government Area

Bauchi Toro Jama’a / Zaranda 6
Bauchi Toro Lame 7
Bauchi Toro Mara / Palama 4
Bauchi Toro Rahama 11
Bauchi Toro Rauta / Geji 5
Bauchi Toro Ribina 3
Bauchi Toro Tama 10
Bauchi Toro Tilden Fulani 2
Bauchi Toro Toro / Tulai 1
Bauchi Toro Wonu 8
Bauchi Toro Zalau / Rishi 9

5. Bogoro Local Government Area

History of Bogoro Local Government Area

Bogoro LGA in Bauchi state has a landmass of and has its headquarters in the town of Bogoro 894km². It was created in 1991 and is one of the smallest LGAs in Bauchi state.

Location of Bogoro Local Government Area

This LGA is located southern Bauchi state and is almost surrounded by Tafawa Balewa LGA with which it shares its borders.

Chairman of Bogoro Local Government Area:

Jacob Wuya

Wards in Bogoro Local Government Area

Bauchi Bogoro B O I “A” 5
Bauchi Bogoro B O I “B” 6
Bauchi Bogoro B O I “C” 7
Bauchi Bogoro Bogoro “A” 1
Bauchi Bogoro Bogoro “B” 2
Bauchi Bogoro Bogoro “C” 3
Bauchi Bogoro Bogoro “D” 4
Bauchi Bogoro Lusa “A” 8
Bauchi Bogoro Lusa “B” 9
Bauchi Bogoro Lusa “C” 10

6. Ningi Local Government Area

History of Ningi Local Government Area

Ningi is a town, an emirate as well as an LGA in Bauchi state. This LGA has a landmass of 4,625km2 and is inhabited majorly by Fulani, Ningawa, Warjawa, Fa, awa and Duwa peoples. This LGA long existed as an emirate before it became an LGA in Bauchi state.

Location of Ningi Local Government Area

Ningi LGA is categorized under central Bauchi state. However, it occupies the western axis of this state.

Chairman of Ningi Local Government Area:

Sule Idris

Wards in Ningi Local Government Area

Bauchi Ningi Balma 5
Bauchi Ningi Bashe 10
Bauchi Ningi Burra / Kyata 8
Bauchi Ningi Dingis 2
Bauchi Ningi Jangu 4
Bauchi Ningi Kudu / Yamma 6
Bauchi Ningi Kurmi 11
Bauchi Ningi Nasaru 3
Bauchi Ningi Ningi 1
Bauchi Ningi Sama 9
Bauchi Ningi Tiffi / Guda 7

7. Warji Local Government Area

History of Warji Local Government Area

Warji LGA in Bauchi state, with an area of 625km² has its headquarters in Warji town. Warji LGA is a part of the Ningi Emirates. Also, it existed long before it became an LGA in Bauchi state.

Location of Warji Local Government Area

This LGA occupies the very center of Bauchi state. It shares borders with Ningi and Garjuwa LGAs

Chairman of Warji Local Government Area:

Alhassan Mahmoud

Wards in Warji Local Government Area

Bauchi Warji Baima South/East 2
Bauchi Warji Baima North / West 1
Bauchi Warji Dagu East 3
Bauchi Warji Dagu West 4
Bauchi Warji Gabanga 5
Bauchi Warji Katanga 6
Bauchi Warji Kilbori 9
Bauchi Warji Rangan 7
Bauchi Warji Tiyin 8
Bauchi Warji Tudun Wada West 10

8. Ganjuwa Local Government Area

History of Ganjuwa Local Government Area

Ganjuwa LGA was created in 1991. Prior to its creation, it was a part of Darazo LGA. This LGA shares borders with Jigawa as well as Gombe state. Although there are lots of languages spoken by the indigenes of this LGA, the dominant languages are Hausawa, Kariyawa, Miyawa, Denawa, and Gerawa. Ganjuwa LGA has an area of 5,059km² and has its headquarters in Kafin Madaki.

Location of Ganjuwa Local Government Area

This LGA is categorized under central Bauchi. It shares borders with Toro LGA in the west, Bauchi LGA in the south, Ningi LGA in the northwest, Darzo LGA in the north southeast and Kirfi LGA in the east.

Chairman of Ganjuwa Local Government Area;

Dr. Alkassim Ibrahim

Wards in Ganjuwa Local Government Area

Bauchi Ganjuwa Ganjuwa 1
Bauchi Ganjuwa Gungura 2
Bauchi Ganjuwa Kafin Madaki 3
Bauchi Ganjuwa Kariya 4
Bauchi Ganjuwa Kubi East 5
Bauchi Ganjuwa Kubi West 6
Bauchi Ganjuwa Miya East 7
Bauchi Ganjuwa Miya West 8
Bauchi Ganjuwa Nasarawa South 10
Bauchi Ganjuwa Nasarawa North 9
Bauchi Ganjuwa Yali 11

9. Kirfi Local Government Area

History of Kirfi Local Government Area

This LGA has its headquarters in Kirfi Kasa and has an area of 2,371km². The dominant tribe in this LGA is the Hausa tribe while the Hausa language as well as the Bure language are the basic languages of communication.

Location of Kirfi Local Government Area

Kirfi is located in northeast Bauchi. It is bordered by Alkaleri and Ganjuwa LGAs.

Chairman of Kirfi Local Government Area:

Mustapha Alhaji Ali Cheledi

Wards in Kirfi Local Government Area

Bauchi Kirfi Badara 1
Bauchi Kirfi Bara 2
Bauchi Kirfi Beni “A” 3
Bauchi Kirfi Beni “B” 4
Bauchi Kirfi Dewu Central 5
Bauchi Kirfi Dewu East 6
Bauchi Kirfi Kirfi 7                                                                                                                                                              Bauchi Kirfi Shango 8
Bauchi Kirfi Tubule 9
Bauchi Kirfi Wanka 10

10. Alkaleri Local Government Area

History of Alkaleri Local Government Area

Alkaleri LGA has its headquarters in Alkalere and has a landmass of 5,918km². This LGA was created in 1991 and has Dugurawa, Labur and Jarawa as its major tribes.

Location of Alkaleri Local Government Area

This LGA occupies the southeastern axis of Bauchi state and is bordered by Kari, Tafawa Balewa and Bauchi LGAs.

Chairman of Alkaleri Local Government Area:

Dahiru Maina Fatuk

Wards in Alkaleri Local Government Area

Bauchi Alkaleri Alkaleri 1
Bauchi Alkaleri Birin/ Gigara/ Yankari 7
Bauchi Alkaleri Dan Kungibar 6
Bauchi Alkaleri Futuk 9
Bauchi Alkaleri Gar 3
Bauchi Alkaleri Gwana / Mansur 11
Bauchi Alkaleri Gwaram 4
Bauchi Alkaleri Maimadi 5
Bauchi Alkaleri Pali 2
Bauchi Alkaleri Yalo 10
Bauchi Alkaleri Yuli/ Lim 8

11. Darazo Local Government Area

History of Darazo Local Government Area

Darazo LGA has its headquarters in Darazo town and the Zumbun language as its most dominant language. It was created in 1991 and has a landmass of 3,015km².

Location of Darazo Local Government Area

This LGA occupies the eastern part of Bauchi state it shares boundaries with Dambam LGA in the north, Misau LGA in the northwest and Ganjuwa in the southwest.

Chairman of Darazo Local Government Area:

Baba Dan Lawan Hamza

Wards in Darazo Local Government Area

Bauchi Darazo Darazo 1
Bauchi Darazo Gabarin 3
Bauchi Darazo Gabciyari 9
Bauchi Darazo Konkiyal 4
Bauchi Darazo Lago 5
Bauchi Darazo Lanzai 7
Bauchi Darazo Papa 11
Bauchi Darazo Sade 6
Bauchi Darazo Tauya 2
Bauchi Darazo Wahu 10
Bauchi Darazo Yautare 8

12. Misau Local Government Area

History of Misau Local Government Area

Misau is both a town as well as an LGA in Bauchi state. As a town it existed long before the creation of Nigeria. However, as an LGA, it is only 27 years old. Misau LGA has its headquarters in the town of Misau and has a landmass of 1,226km².

Location of Misau Local Government Area

Misau is located in northern Bauchi, it is bordered by Darazo LGA in the east, south and southeast and in the west by Giade, north by Katabum LGA and northeast by Danbam LGA

Chairman of Misau Local Government Area:

Mohammed Lele Suleiman

Wards in Misau Local Government Area

Bauchi Misau Ajilin/Gugulin 5
Bauchi Misau Beti 2
Bauchi Misau Gwaram 10
Bauchi Misau Hardawa 7
Bauchi Misau Jarkasa 3
Bauchi Misau Kukadi/Gundari 4
Bauchi Misau Sarma/Akuyam 8
Bauchi Misau Sirko 9
Bauchi Misau Tofu 6
Bauchi Misau Zadawa 1

13. Giade Local Government Area

History of Giade Local Government Area

Giade LGA was created in 1991. With a landmass of 668 km², it is one of the smallest LGAs in Bauchi and has its headquarters in Giade town.

Location of Giade Local Government Area

This LGA is located in Northern Bauchi and shares borders with Katagum LGA in the north, Shira LGA in west the and Misau LGA in the east.

Chairman Giade Local Government Area:

Umar Adamu Zabi

Wards in Giade Local Government Area

Bauchi Giade Chinkani 1
Bauchi Giade Doguwa South 4
Bauchi Giade Doguwa Central 3
Bauchi Giade Giade 5
Bauchi Giade Isawa 6
Bauchi Giade Sabon Sara 2
Bauchi Giade U. Zum “A” 7
Bauchi Giade Uzum “B” 8
Bauchi Giade Zabi 9
Bauchi Giade Zirrami 10

14. Shira Local Government Area

History of Shira Local Government Area

Shira LGA in Bauchi state has its headquarters in the town of Yana. With a landmass of 1,321km², this LGA is not considered a big LGA in Bauchi when compared to other LGAs in this state.

Location of Shira Local Government Area

Shira LGA is located in northern Bauchi. It shares boundaries with Katagum LGA in the north east, Giade LGA the east and Jar ma’are LGA in the North West.

Chairman of Shira Local Government Area:

Ahmed Abdulamid

Wards in Shira Local Government Area

Bauchi Shira Andubun 1
Bauchi Shira Beli/Gagidaba 6
Bauchi Shira Bukul/Bangire 3
Bauchi Shira Disina 4
Bauchi Shira Faggo 5
Bauchi Shira Kilbori 7
Bauchi Shira Sambuwal 2
Bauchi Shira Shira 8
Bauchi Shira Tsafi 9
Bauchi Shira Tumfafi 10
Bauchi Shira Zubo 11

15. Jama’are Local Government Area

History of Jama’are Local Government Area

This LGA is home to lots of Fulani migrants from the Lake Chad Basin and has its headquarters in Jama’are town. It is an LGA with a landmass of 493km², this makes it one of the smallest LGAs in Bauchi state.

Location of Jama’are Local Government Area

Jama’are LGA is located in northern Bauchi. It shares boundaries with Itas Gadau in the north, Katagum in the north east and Shira in the south and southeast.

Chairman of Jama’are Local Government Area:

Isa Mohammed Wabi

Wards in Jama’are Local Government Area

Bauchi Jama’are Dogon Jeji “A” 5
Bauchi Jama’are Dogon Jeji “B” 6
Bauchi Jama’are Dogon Jeji “C” 7
Bauchi Jama’are Galdimari 9
Bauchi Jama’are Hanafari 8
Bauchi Jama’are Jama’are “A” 1
Bauchi Jama’are Jama’are “B” 2
Bauchi Jama’are Jama’are “C” 3
Bauchi Jama’are Jama’are “D” 4
Bauchi Jama’are Jurara 10

16. Katagun Local Government Area

History of Katagun Local Government Area

Katagun is not just an LGA in Bauchi state. It is both a town and also an emirate. It is occupied by Kanuri, Fulani, Hausa, Shirawa and Karekare people.  This LGA has a land mass of 1,436 km² and has its headquarters in Azare.

Location of Katagun Local Government Area

Katagun Located Government Area is located in north Bauchi, it is bordered by Shira, Giade, Misau, Giade, Danbam, and Itas Gadua.

Chairman of Katagun Local Government Area:

Mohammad Darji Waliki

Wards in Katagun Local Government Area

BAUCHI KATAGUM BULKACHUWA/DAGARO 9
BAUCHI KATAGUM BUSKURI 5
BAUCHI KATAGUM CHINADE 8
BAUCHI KATAGUM GAMBAKI/BIDIR 7
BAUCHI KATAGUM MADACHI/GANGAI 11
BAUCHI KATAGUM MADANGALA 3
BAUCHI KATAGUM MADARA 4
BAUCHI KATAGUM NASARAWA BAKIN KASUWA 2
BAUCHI KATAGUM RAGWAM/MAGONSHI 6
BAUCHI KATAGUM TSAKUWA KOFAR GABAS/ KOFAR KUKA 1
BAUCHI KATAGUM YAYU 10

17. Itas Gadau Local Government Area

History of Itas Gadau Local Government Area

Itas/Gadau LGA in Bauchi sate has its headquarters in Itesiwaju. This LGA is dominanted by the Hausas and has an area of 1,398km². It is also the host LGA of Bauchi state university’s main campus

Location of Itas/Gadau Local Government Area

This LGA is located in north Bauchi and shares boundaries with Jama’are, Katagum, Zaki and Gamawa LGAs.

Chairman of Itas/ Gadau Local Government Area:

Idris Sa’idu

Wards in Itas/ Gadau Local Government Area

Bauchi Itas/Gadau Abdallawa/Magarya 4
Bauchi Itas/Gadau Bambal 7
Bauchi Itas/Gadau Bilkicheri 6
Bauchi Itas/Gadau Buzawa 5
Bauchi Itas/Gadau Gadau 8
Bauchi Itas/Gadau Gwarai 3
Bauchi Itas/Gadau Itas 1
Bauchi Itas/Gadau Kashuri 9
Bauchi Itas/Gadau Mashema 2                                                                                                                                          Bauchi Itas/Gadau Zubuki 10

18. Zaki Local Government Area

History of Zaki Local Government Area

Zaki LGA in Bauchi sate has its headquarters in Katagum. It is dominanted by the Hausas and the Kanuris. This LGA has a landmass of 1,436km² and has Bade as its dominant language.

Location of Zaki Local Government Area

Zaki occupies the upper northern part of Bauchi state. It shares borders with Gamawa and Itas/Gudau LGAs.

Chairman of Zaki Local Government Area:

Mohammed Yalwaji Sakwa

Wards in Zaki Local Government Area

Bauchi Zaki Alangawari / Kafin / Larabawa 9
Bauchi Zaki Bursali 1
Bauchi Zaki Gumai 6
Bauchi Zaki Katagum 2
Bauchi Zaki Mainako 11
Bauchi Zaki Maiwa 10
Bauchi Zaki Makawa 4
Bauchi Zaki Murmur South 8
Bauchi Zaki Murmur North 7
Bauchi Zaki Sakwa 5
Bauchi Zaki Tashena / Gadai 3

19. Gamawa Local Government Area

History of Gamawa Local Government Area

Gamawa LGA in Bauchi state has its headquarters in Gamawa town and a landmass of 2,925km². It is occupied by the Fulani, Hausa and Kare peoples.

Location of Gamawa Local Government Area

Gamawa LGA occupies the north eastern part of Bauchi state. It shares borders with Zaki LGA in the north and north east, Danbam in the south east, Katagum LGA in the southwest, and Itas Gudau LGA in the west.

Chairman of Gamawa Local Government Area:

ARC Ibrahim Musa Udubo

Wards in Gamawa Local Government Area

Bauchi Gamawa Alagarno/Jadori 5
Bauchi Gamawa Gadiya 10
Bauchi Gamawa Gamawa 1
Bauchi Gamawa Gololo 3
Bauchi Gamawa Kafin Romi 2
Bauchi Gamawa Kubdiya 4
Bauchi Gamawa Raga 9
Bauchi Gamawa Tarmasuwa 8
Bauchi Gamawa Tumbi 6
Bauchi Gamawa Udubo 7
Bauchi Gamawa Zindi 11

20. Danbam Local Government Area

History of Danbam Local Government Area

Danbam is an LGA in Bauchi state which has its headquarters in Danbam town. It has a landmass of 1,077km² and was created in

Location of Danbam Local Government Area

This LGA is located in north Bauchi and shares borders with Darazo, Misau, Katagum and Gamawa LGAs.

Chairman of Danbam Local Government Area:

Engr Mohammed Jauro Dagauda

Wards in Dambam Local Government Area

Bauchi Dambam Dagauda 6                                                                                                                                              Bauchi Dambam Dambam 3
Bauchi Dambam Gargawa 7
Bauchi Dambam Garuza 1
Bauchi Dambam Gurbana 2
Bauchi Dambam Jalam Central 9
Bauchi Dambam Jalam East 10
Bauchi Dambam Yame 5
Bauchi Dambam Yanda 4
Bauchi Dambam Zaura 8

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