Local Government Areas in Nasarawa State

Nasarawa state was created in 1996. It is a state in the north central region of Nigeria and has its capital in Lafia. Nasarawa state covers a landmass of 27,117km². Also, it has Umaru Tanko Al-Makura as its governor.

1. Akwanga Local Government Area

 History of Akwanga Local Government Area

Akwanga Local Government Area is the Local Government Area that houses the center of education in Nasarawa state. It also house the School of Health, Alushi and the Hill College of Education Gwanje. Akwanga Local Government Area has its headquarters in Akwanga town and has a landmass of 996km².

Location of Akwanga Local Government Area

Akwanga is located in the northern part of Nasarawa state. It is bordered by Kaduna state in the north, Wamba in the east, Kokona in the west, and Nasarawa Egbon in the south.

Wards in Akwanga Local Government Area

Nasarawa Akwanga Agyaga 2
Nasarawa Akwanga Akwanga East 10
Nasarawa Akwanga Akwanga West 9
Nasarawa Akwanga Ancho Nighaan 4
Nasarawa Akwanga Anchobaba 1
Nasarawa Akwanga Andaha 5
Nasarawa Akwanga Gudi 7
Nasarawa Akwanga Gwanje 3
Nasarawa Akwanga Moroa 8
Nasarawa Akwanga Ningo / Bohar 11
Nasarawa Akwanga Nunku 6

2. Doma Local Government Area

 History of Doma Local Government Area

Doma Local Government Area is an LGA with its headquarters in Doma town. It is a large Local Government Area and has an area of 2,714km².

Location of Doma Local Government Area

Doma Local Government Area is located in the southern part of Nasarawa state. It is bordered by Lafia in the north, Keana in the east, and Nasarawa Local Government Area in the west.

Chairman of Doma Local Government Area:

John Ogah

Wards in Doma Local Government Area

Nasarawa Doma Agbashi 5
Nasarawa Doma Akpanaja 8
Nasarawa Doma Alagye I 1
Nasarawa Doma Alagye Ii 2
Nasarawa Doma Doka I 6
Nasarawa Doma Doka Ii 7
Nasarawa Doma Rukubi I 3
Nasarawa Doma Rukubi Ii 4
Nasarawa Doma Sarkin Dawaki 10
Nasarawa Doma Ungwan Madaki 9

3. Karu Local Government Area

 History of Karu Local Government Area

Karu Local Government Area in Nasarawa state is very close to Abuja. It has its headquarters in new Karu town and has an area of 2,640km². Karu Local Government Area is the host LGA of the Loyola Jesuit College and it had a population of 205,477 in 2006.

Location of Karu Local Government Area

Karu Local Government Area occupies the northwestern part of Nasarawa state. It is bounded by Korona, Keffi and Nasarawa Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Karu Local Government Area:

Eya Ninallah

Wards in Karu Local Government Area

Nasarawa Karu Agada/Bagaji 2
Nasarawa Karu Aso / Kodape 1
Nasarawa Karu Gitata 7
Nasarawa Karu Gurku/Kabusu 8
Nasarawa Karu Kafin Shanu/Betti 5
Nasarawa Karu Karshi I 3
Nasarawa Karu Karshi Ii 4
Nasarawa Karu Karu 11
Nasarawa Karu Panda / Kare 10
Nasarawa Karu Tattara/Kondoro 6
Nasarawa Karu Uke 9

4. Keana Local Government Area

 History of Keana Local Government Area

Keana Local Government Area is a Local Government Area in Nasarawa that has an area of 1,048km². It had a population of 80,000 in 2006 and has 951 as its postal code.

Location of Keana Local Government Area

Keana Local Government Area is located in the southern part of Nasarawa state. It is bordered by Benue in the south, Obi in the north, Awe in the east, and Doma in the west.

Wards in Keana Local Government Area

Nasarawa Keana Agaza 8
Nasarawa Keana Aloshi 7
Nasarawa Keana Amiri 2
Nasarawa Keana Giza Galadima 10
Nasarawa Keana Giza Madaki 9
Nasarawa Keana Iwagu 1
Nasarawa Keana Kadarko 5
Nasarawa Keana Kwara 6
Nasarawa Keana Obene 3
Nasarawa Keana Oki 4

5. Keffi Local Government Area

 History of Keffi Local Government Area

Keffi Local Government Area is a very small Local Government Area. It has a landmass of 138km² and has its headquarters in Keffi. Keffi is a very densely populated Local Government Area and had a population of 92,664 in 2006.

Location of Keffi Local Government Area

Keffi Local Government Area is surrounded by Karu and Korona Local Government Areas.

Wards in Keffi Local Government Area

Nasarawa Keffi Ang.Rimi 7
Nasarawa Keffi Angwan Iya I 1
Nasarawa Keffi Angwan Iya Ii 2
Nasarawa Keffi Gangare Tudu 4
Nasarawa Keffi Jigwada 9
Nasarawa Keffi Keffi Town East / Kofar Goriya 5
Nasarawa Keffi Liman Abaji 10
Nasarawa Keffi Sabon Gari 8
Nasarawa Keffi Tudun Kofa T.V 3
Nasarawa Keffi Yara 6

6. Kokona Local Government Area

 History of Kokona Local Government Area

Kokona is a Local Government Area with an area of 1,844km². It has its headquarters in Kokona town and had a population of 109,749 in 2006.

Location of Kokona Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located in northwest Nasarawa state. It is bounded by Karu, Akwanga, Nasarawa, Lafia, Keffi and Nasarawa Egbon Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Kokona Local Government Area:

Musa Namo

Wards in Kokona Local Government Area

Nasarawa Kokona Agwada 1
Nasarawa Kokona Amba 9
Nasarawa Kokona Bassa 3
Nasarawa Kokona Dari 8
Nasarawa Kokona Garaku 10
Nasarawa Kokona Hadari 7
Nasarawa Kokona Kofar Gwari 5
Nasarawa Kokona Kokona 4
Nasarawa Kokona Koya / Kana 2
Nasarawa Kokona Ninkoro 6
Nasarawa Kokona Yelwa 11

7. Lafia Local Government Area

 History of Lafia Local Government Area

Lafia doubles as the capital of Nasarawa state and a Local Government Area. This Local Government Area is occupied by Christians and is the host Local Government Area of the Nasarawa State University Faculty of Agriculture Lafia. Lafia Local Government Area had a population of 330,712 in 2006 and is one of the biggest Local Government Areas in Nasarawa state.

Location of Lafia Local Government Area

Lafia Local Government Area is located in eastern Nasarawa state. It is bordered by Plateau state in the east, Wamba and Nasarawa Egbon in the north, Obi and Awe in the south and Doma Local Government Area in the west.

Chairman of Lafia Local Government Area:

Ahmed Suleiman

Wards in Lafia Local Government Area

Nasarawa Lafia Adogi 1
Nasarawa Lafia Agyaragun Tofa 2
Nasarawa Lafia Arikya 4
Nasarawa Lafia Ashigie 6
Nasarawa Lafia Assakio 5
Nasarawa Lafia Bakin Rijiya/Akurba/Sarkin Pada 3
Nasarawa Lafia Chiroma 7
Nasarawa Lafia Gayam 8
Nasarawa Lafia Keffin/Wambai 9
Nasarawa Lafia Makama 10
Nasarawa Lafia Shabu/Kwandere 11
Nasarawa Lafia Wakwa 12
Nasarawa Lafia Zanwa 13

8. Nasarawa Local Government Area

 History of Nasarawa Local Government Area

Nasarawa Local Government Area should not be mistaken for Nasarawa state. This LGA is a very large one. It has an area of 5,704 and has its capital in Nasarawa. This LGA plays host to The Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa.

Location of Nasarawa Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located in the southwestern part of Nasarawa state. It is bordered by Toto, Doma, Karu, Kokona, and Lafia Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Nasarawa Local Government Area:

Mr. Ayuaba Usman

Wards in Nasarawa Local Government Area

Nasarawa Nasarawa Akum 2
Nasarawa Nasarawa Ara I 11
Nasarawa Nasarawa Ara Ii 12
Nasarawa Nasarawa Guto/Aisa 6
Nasarawa Nasarawa Kanah/Ondo/Apawu 14
Nasarawa Nasarawa Laminga 13
Nasarawa Nasarawa Loko 4
Nasarawa Nasarawa Nasarawa Central 9
Nasarawa Nasarawa Nasarawa East 8
Nasarawa Nasarawa Nasarawa Main Town 10
Nasarawa Nasarawa Nasarawa North 7
Nasarawa Nasarawa Odu 15
Nasarawa Nasarawa Tunga/Bakono 5
Nasarawa Nasarawa Udenin 3
Nasarawa Nasarawa Udenin Gida 1

9. Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area

 History of Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area

Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area has its headquarters in Nasarawa Eggon town. This Local Government Area has a landmass of 1,208 and has 960 as its postal code.

Location of Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area

This LGA is bounded by Kokona, Lafia, Akwanga, and Wamba Local Government Areas. It occupies the middle of Nasarawa state.

Chairman of Eggon Local Government Area:

Akolo Ahmed-Success

Wards in Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area

Nasarawa Nasarawa Eggon Agunji 14
Nasarawa Nasarawa Eggon Aloce/Ginda 12
Nasarawa Nasarawa Eggon Alogani 13
Nasarawa Nasarawa Eggon Ende 10
Nasarawa Nasarawa Eggon Igga/Burumburum 3
Nasarawa Nasarawa Eggon Ikka Wangibi 9
Nasarawa Nasarawa Eggon Kagbu Wana 8
Nasarawa Nasarawa Eggon Lambaga/Arikpa 7
Nasarawa Nasarawa Eggon Lizzin Keffi/Ezzen 6
Nasarawa Nasarawa Eggon Mada Station 5
Nasarawa Nasarawa Eggon Nasarawa Eggon 1
Nasarawa Nasarawa Eggon Ubbe 2
Nasarawa Nasarawa Eggon Umme 4
Nasarawa Nasarawa Eggon Wakama 11

10. Obi Local Government Area

History of Obi Local Government Area

Obi Local Government Area has no connections with the Igbo tribe. It has its headquarters in Obi town and has a landmass of 967km².

Location of Obi Local Government Area

Obi Local Government Area is located close to the southern end of Nasarawa state. It is bounded by Lafia in the north, Keana in the south, Awe in the east and Doma in the west.

Chairman of Obi Local Government Area:

Hajia Sahadatu Alituhu

Wards in Obi Local Government Area

Nasarawa Obi Adudu 10
Nasarawa Obi Agwatashi 1
Nasarawa Obi Deddere/Riri 2
Nasarawa Obi Duduguru 5
Nasarawa Obi Gidan Ausa I 8
Nasarawa Obi Gidan Ausa Ii 9
Nasarawa Obi Gwadenye 6
Nasarawa Obi Kyakale 7
Nasarawa Obi Obi 3
Nasarawa Obi Tudun Adabu 4

11. Toto Local Government Area

 History of Toto Local Government Area

Toto Local Government Area in Nasarawa state has its headquarters in Toto town. It is divided into three districts, they are Umaisha, Gada, and Toto. This Local Government Area has an area of 2,903 and had a population of 119,077km².

Location of Toto Local Government Area

Toto Local Government Area occupies the southwestern axis of Nasarawa state. It shares boundaries with Nasarawa Local Government Area.

Chairman of Toto Local Government Area:

Musa Oyineyi-Mohammed

Wards in Toto Local Government Area

Nasarawa Toto Bugakarmo 3
Nasarawa Toto Dausu 5
Nasarawa Toto Gadagwa 2
Nasarawa Toto Gwargwada 1
Nasarawa Toto Kanyehu 6
Nasarawa Toto Katakpa I 12
Nasarawa Toto Shafan Abakpa I 9
Nasarawa Toto Shafan Kwatto I 10
Nasarawa Toto Shege I 11
Nasarawa Toto Toto 8
Nasarawa Toto Ugya 7
Nasarawa Toto Umaisha 4

12. Wamba Local Government Area

 History of Wamba Local Government Area

Wamba Local Government Area has its administrative headquarters in Wamba town. It has a landmass of 1,156km² and had a population of 72,894 in 2006.

Location of Wamba Local Government Area

Wamba occupies the northeastern axis of Nasarawa state. It is bounded by Nasarawa Eggon, Akwanga and afia Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Wamba Local Government Area;

Musa Shaibu Wayu

Wards in Wamba Local Government Area

Nasarawa Wamba Arum 1
Nasarawa Wamba Gitta 3
Nasarawa Wamba Jimiya 10
Nasarawa Wamba Konvah 5
Nasarawa Wamba Kwara 9
Nasarawa Wamba Mangar 2
Nasarawa Wamba Nakere 4
Nasarawa Wamba Wamba East 8
Nasarawa Wamba Wamba West 7
Nasarawa Wamba Wayo 6

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