Local Government Areas in Niger State

Niger state is a state in Central Nigeria which covers an area of 76,363km². It is the largest state in Nigeria and was created in 1976. Niger state is made up of 24 Local Government Areas. Below are the Local Government Areas in Niger state;

1. Agaie Local Government Area

 History of Agaie Local Government Area

Agaie Local Government Area in Niger state has its headquarters in Agaile town. It is occupied by the Nupe and Fulani peoples and has a land mass of 1,903km².

Location of Agaie Local Government Area

Agaie Local Government Area is located in the southwestern axis of Niger state. It is bounded by

Chairman of Agaie Local Government Area:

Abdullahi Umaru

Wards in Agaie Local Government Area

Niger Agaie Baro 1
Niger Agaie Boku 2
Niger Agaie Dauaci 8
Niger Agaie Ekobadeggi 3
Niger Agaie Ekossa 4
Niger Agaie Ekowugi 5
Niger Agaie Ekowuna 6
Niger Agaie Etsugaie 7
Niger Agaie Kutiriko 9
Niger Agaie Magaji 10
Niger Agaie Tagagi 11

2. Agwara Local Government Area

 History of Agwara Local Government Area

Agwara Local Government Area in Niger state has its headquarters in the Agwara town and is occupied majorly by Muslims. This Local Government Area has a landmass of 1,538km² and had a population of 57,413 in 2006.

Location of Agwara Local Government Area

Agwara Local Government Area is located in northwest Niger state.

Chairman of Agwara Local Government Area:

Jafaru Mohammed

Wards in Agwara Local Government Area

Niger Agwara Adehe 1
Niger Agwara Agwata 2
Niger Agwara Busuru 3
Niger Agwara Gallah 4
Niger Agwara Kashini 5
Niger Agwara Kokoli 6
Niger Agwara Mago 7
Niger Agwara Papiri 8
Niger Agwara Rofia 9
Niger Agwara Suteku 10

3. Bida Local Government Area

 History of Bida Local Government Area

Bida is a Local Government Area as well as a city in Niger state. It is densely populated and has a landmass of 51km². Bida Local Government Area is occupied majorly by the Nupe people and partly by tribes from other parts of Nigeria.

Location of Bida Local Government Area

Bida Local Government Area is located in the southern axis of Niger state. It is bordered by Mokwa, Gbako and Katcha Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Bida Local Government Area:

Mohammed Sodiq

Wards in Bida Local Government Area

Niger Bida Bariki 1
Niger Bida Ceniyan 2
Niger Bida Dokodza 3
Niger Bida Kyari 4
Niger Bida Landzun 5
Niger Bida Masaba Ii 7
Niger Bida Masaba I 6
Niger Bida Masaga I 8
Niger Bida Masaga Ii 9
Niger Bida Mayaki Ndajiya 10
Niger Bida Nassarafu 11
Niger Bida Umaru Majigi Ii 13
Niger Bida Umaru/Majigi I 12
Niger Bida Wadata 14

4. Borgu Local Government Area

 History of Borgu Local Government Area

Borgu LGA is one of the Local Government Areas in Niger state. Its headquarters is in new Bussa and it has 913 as its postal code. Borgu Local Government Area was created in 1991. Prior to becoming an LGA in Niger state, it was a part of Kwara state.

Location of Borgu Local Government Area

Borgu occupies the northwestern part of Niger state. It is bordered by Agwara, Mashegu and Mokwa Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Borgu Local Government Area:

Suleiman Ahmed

Wards in Borgu Local Government Area

Niger Borgu Babanna 1
Niger Borgu Dugga 2
Niger Borgu Kabe/Pissa 7
Niger Borgu Karabonde 3
Niger Borgu Konkoso 4
Niger Borgu Malale 5
Niger Borgu New Bussa 6
Niger Borgu Riverine 10
Niger Borgu Shagunu 8
Niger Borgu Wawa 9

5. Bosso Local Government Area

 History of Bosso Local Government Area

Bosso Local Government Area in Niger state has its headquarters in Maikunkele and is the host LGA of one of the campuses of the Federal University of Technology, Minna. It is an LGA with an area of 1,592km² and a population of 147,359 in 2006.

Location of Bosso Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is bounded by Katcha, Shiroro, Wushishi and Paikori Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Bosso Local Government Area:

Abdulahi Saidu

Wards in Bosso Local Government Area

Niger Bosso Beji 1
Niger Bosso Bosso Central I 2
Niger Bosso Bosso Central Ii 3
Niger Bosso Chanchaga 4
Niger Bosso Garatu 5
Niger Bosso Kampala 6
Niger Bosso Kodo 7
Niger Bosso Maikunkele 8
Niger Bosso Maitumbi 9
Niger Bosso Shata 10

6. Chanchaga Local Government Area

 History of Chanchaga Local Government Area

Chanchaga Local Government Area in Niger state has its administrative headquarters in Minna. With a landmass of 72km² and a population of 201,429 in 2006, it is a very small but densely populated Local Government Area.

Location of Chanchaga Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is entirely surrounded by Bosso Local Government Area. It is located close to the eastern axis of Niger state.

Chairman of Chanchaga Local Government Area:

Yusuf Inuwa

Wards in Chanchaga Local Government Area

Niger Chanchaga Limawa ‘A’ 1
Niger Chanchaga Limawa ‘B’ 2
Niger Chanchaga Makera 3
Niger Chanchaga Minna Central 4
Niger Chanchaga Minna South 5
Niger Chanchaga Nassarawa ‘A’ 6
Niger Chanchaga Nassarawa ‘B’ 7
Niger Chanchaga Nassarawa ‘C’ 8
Niger Chanchaga Sabon Gari 9
Niger Chanchaga Tudun Wada North 10
Niger Chanchaga Tudun Wada South 11

7. Edatti Local Government Area

 History of Edatti Local Government Area

Edatti Local Government Area in Niger state has a landmass of 1,752km² and had a population of 160,321 in 2006. The Kaduna River goes through this Local Government Area and separates it into two parts.

Location of Edatti Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is bounded by Mokwa, Lavun, Katcha and Gbako Local Government Areas. It is located in the southern axis of Niger state.

Chairman of Edatti Local Government Area:

Isah Mamman Zubairu

Wards in Edatti Local Government Area

Niger Edatti Enagi 1
Niger Edatti Etsu Tasha 2
Niger Edatti Fazhi 3
Niger Edatti Gazhe I 4
Niger Edatti Gazhe Ii 5
Niger Edatti Gbangban 6
Niger Edatti Gonagi 7
Niger Edatti Guzan 8
Niger Edatti Rokota 9
Niger Edatti Sakpe 10

8. Gbako Local Government Area

 History of Gbako Local Government Area

Gbako Local Government Area has its headquarters in Lemu town. It has an area of 1,753km² and had a population of 127,466 in 2006.

Location of Gbako Local Government Area

Gbako Local Government Area is located in the southern axis of Niger state. It is bounded y Wushishi Local Government Area, Katcha Local Government Area, Lavun Local Government Area and Edati Local Government Area.

Chairman of Gbako Local Government Area:

John Taman

Wards in Gbako Local Government Area

Niger Gbako Batagi 1
Niger Gbako Batako 2
Niger Gbako Edokota 3
Niger Gbako Edozhigi 4
Niger Gbako Etsu Audu 5
Niger Gbako Gbadafu 6
Niger Gbako Gogata 7
Niger Gbako Lemu 8
Niger Gbako Nuwankota 9
Niger Gbako Sammajiko 10

9. Gurara Local Government Area

 History of Gurara Local Government Area

Gurara Local Government Area in Niger state is very close to Abuja. It has its headquarters in Gwan and is majorly occupied by the Gwari people. Gurara Local Government Area has an area of 954km² and had a population of 90,974 in 2006.

Location of Gurara Local Government Area

Gurara Local Government Area is located in the eastern axis of Niger state. It is bounded by Lapia Local Government Area, as well as Suleja Local Government Area.

Chairman of Gurara Local Government Area:

Jibrin Isah

Wards in Gurara Local Government Area

Niger Gurara Bonu 1
Niger Gurara Diko 2
Niger Gurara Gawu 3
Niger Gurara Izom 4
Niger Gurara Kabo 5
Niger Gurara Kwaka 6
Niger Gurara Lambata 7
Niger Gurara Lefu 8
Niger Gurara Shako 9
Niger Gurara Tufa 10

10. katcha Local Government Area

 History of Katcha Local Government Area

Katcha Local Government Area in Niger state has its headquarters in Katcha town. This Local Government Area was created in 1981 from Gbako Local Government Area.  Katcha Local Government Area has a landmass of 1,681km² and a population of 122, 176 in the 2006 census.

Location of Katcha Local Government Area

Katcha Local Government Area is located to the southeastern axis of Niger state. It is bounded by Agaie, Edati, Paikoro, Bosso, and Gbako Local Government Areas

Chairman of Katcha Local Government Area:

Mohammed Dogo

Wards in Katcha Local Government Area

Niger Katcha Badeggi 2
Niger Katcha Bakeko 1
Niger Katcha Bisanti 3
Niger Katcha Dzwafu 4
Niger Katcha Edotsu 5
Niger Katcha Essa 6
Niger Katcha Gbakogi 7
Niger Katcha Kataregi 9
Niger Katcha Katcha 8
Niger Katcha Sidi Saba 10

11. Kontagora Local Government Area

 History of Kontagora Local Government Area

Kontagora is a town, an Emirate and a Local Government Area in Niger state. It is the LGA of origin of the Niger state governor and has a landmass of.

Location of Kontagora Local Government Area

Kontagora Local Government Area is located close to the northern axis of Niger state. It shares borders with Magama Local Government Area, Mashegu Local Government Area, and Mariga Local Government Areas

Chairman of Kontagora Local Government Area:

Ahmed Attahiru

Wards in Kontagora Local Government Area

Niger Kontagora Arewa 1
Niger Kontagora Central 2
Niger Kontagora Gabas 3
Niger Kontagora Kudu 4
Niger Kontagora Madara 7
Niger Kontagora Magajiya 5
Niger Kontagora Masuga 6
Niger Kontagora Nagwamatse 8
Niger Kontagora Rafin Gora 9
Niger Kontagora Tungan Kawo 11
Niger Kontagora Tunganwawa 10
Niger Kontagora Usalle 12
Niger Kontagora Yamma 13

12. Lapai Local Government Area

 History of Lapai Local Government Area

Lapai is a Local Government Area close to the FCT. It has its administrative headquarters in Lapia town and has a landmass of 3,051km². Lapai is an Emirate and town in addition to being a Local Government Area in Niger state and had a population of 110,127 in 2006.

Location of Lapia Local Government Area

Lapia occupies the southeastern axis of Niger state. It shares borders with Paikoro and Agaie Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Lapai Local Government Area:

Mohammed Mustapha

Wards in Lapai Local Government Area

Niger Lapai Arewa/Yamma 1
Niger Lapai Birnin Maza/Tashibo 2
Niger Lapai Ebbo/Gbacinku 3
Niger Lapai Evuti/Kpada 4
Niger Lapai Gulu/Anguwa Vatsa 5
Niger Lapai Gupa/Abugi 6
Niger Lapai Gurdi/Zago 7
Niger Lapai Kudu/Gabas 8
Niger Lapai Muye/Egba 9
Niger Lapai Takuti/Shaku 10

13. Lavun Local Government Area

 History of Lavun Local Government Area

Lavun Local Government Area in Niger state has its headquarters in Kutigi town. This Local Government Area is bordered by the Kaduna River on the east and has an area of 2,835km².

Location of Lavun Local Government Area

Lavun Local Government Area is located in the southern axis of Niger state. It is bordered by Wushishi and Mashegu Local Government Areas in the north, Edati Local Government Area in the south, Gbako Local Government Area in the east, and Mokwa Local Government Area in the west.

Wards in Lavun Local Government Area

Niger Lavun Batati 2
Niger Lavun Busu/Kuchi 1
Niger Lavun Dabban 5
Niger Lavun Dassun 3
Niger Lavun Doko 4
Niger Lavun Egbako 6
Niger Lavun Gaba 7
Niger Lavun Jima 8
Niger Lavun Kusotachi 10
Niger Lavun Kutigi 9
Niger Lavun Lagun 11
Niger Lavun Mambe 12

14. Magama Local Government Area

 History of Magama Local Government Area

Magama Local Government Area in Niger state has its administrative headquarters in Nasko town. It is a big LGA and has a landmass of 4,107km².

Location of Magama Local Government Area

Magama Local Government Area is bounded by Rijau Local Government Area in the north, Kontagora and Mariga Local Government Areas in the east, and Mashegu Local Government Area in the south.

Chairman of Magama Local Government Area:

Mohammed Auna

Wards in Magama Local Government Area

Niger Magama Auna Central 1
Niger Magama Auna East 3
Niger Magama Auna East Central 2
Niger Magama Auna South 5
Niger Magama Auna South East 4
Niger Magama Ibelu Central 6
Niger Magama Ibelu East 7
Niger Magama Ibelu North 8
Niger Magama Ibelu West 9
Niger Magama Nasko 10
Niger Magama Nassarawa 11

15. Mariga Local Government Area

 History of Mariga Local Government Area

Mariga Local Government Area has its headquarters in Bangi town. With a landmass of 5,552km², Mariga Local Government Area is the second largest LGA in Niger state. This Local Government Area is occupied by the Kamuku people and has the Hausa language as its dominant language.

Location of Mariga Local Government Area

Mariga Local Government Area occupies the northern axis of Niger state. It shares birders with Rijau Local Government Area, Magama Local Government Area, Kontagora Local Government Area, Rafi Local Government Area, and Mashegu Local Government Area.

Chairman of Mariga Local Government Area:

Idris Ibrahim

Wards in Mariga Local Government Area

Niger Mariga Bangi 1
Niger Mariga Beri 2
Niger Mariga Bobi 3
Niger Mariga Galma/Wamba 5
Niger Mariga Gulbin – Boka 4
Niger Mariga Igwama 7
Niger Mariga Inkwai 6
Niger Mariga Kakihum 8
Niger Mariga Kontokoro 9
Niger Mariga Kumbashi 10
Niger Mariga Maburya 11

16. Mashegu Local Government Area

 History of Mashegu Local Government Area

Mashegun Local Government Area has its headquarters in Mashegu town and is the biggest Local Government Area in Niger state. It has a landmass of 9,182km² and with a population of 215,022 in the 2006 census is very sparsely populated.

Location of Mashegu Local Government Area

Mashegu Local Government Area stretches from the middle to the southwestern axis of Niger state.

Wards in Mashegu Local Government Area

Niger Mashegu Babban Rami 1
Niger Mashegu Dapangi/Makera 2
Niger Mashegu Ibbi 3
Niger Mashegu Kaboji 4
Niger Mashegu Kasanga 5
Niger Mashegu Kulho 7
Niger Mashegu Kwatachi 6
Niger Mashegu Mashegu 8
Niger Mashegu Mazakuka/Likoro 9
Niger Mashegu Saho-Rami 10

17. Mokwa Local Government Area

 History of Mokwa Local Government Area

Mokwa Local Government Area has its administrative headquarters in Mokwa town. It is a big Local Government Area and has a landmass of 4,338km². This Local Government Area shares borders with Kwara and Kogi state and had a population of 244,937 in 2006.

Location of Mokwa Local Government Area

Mokwa Local Government Area stretches from the southern axis to the southwestern axis of Niger state. It is bordered by Lavun Local Government Area, Mashegu Local Government Area, and Edati Local Government Area.

Chairman of Mokwa Local Government Area:

Idris Ndasode

Wards in Mokwa Local Government Area

Niger Mokwa Bokani 1
Niger Mokwa Gbajibo/Muwo 2
Niger Mokwa Gbara 3
Niger Mokwa Ja’agi 4
Niger Mokwa Jebba North 5
Niger Mokwa Kpaki/Takuma 6
Niger Mokwa Kudu 7
Niger Mokwa Labozhi 8
Niger Mokwa Mokwa 9
Niger Mokwa Muregi 10
Niger Mokwa Rabba/Ndayako 11

18. Munya Local Government Area

 History of Munya Local Government Area

Munya Local Government Area in Niger state has its headquarters in Sarkin Pawa. It is occupied by the Gwari people and has a landmass of 2,176km².

Location of Munya Local Government Area

Munya Local Government Area occupies part of the eastern axis of Niger state.

Chairman of Munya Local Government Area:

Yahuza Mohammed

Wards in Munya Local Government Area

Niger Munya Beni 1
Niger Munya Dandaudu 2
Niger Munya Dangunu 3
Niger Munya Daza 4
Niger Munya Fuka 5
Niger Munya Gini 6
Niger Munya Guni 7
Niger Munya Kabula 8
Niger Munya Kazai 9
Niger Munya Kuchi 10
Niger Munya Sarkin Pawa 11

19. Paikoro Local Government Area

 History of Paikoro Local Government Area

Paikoro Local Government Area has its headquarters in Paikoro town. It had a population of 158,086 in the 2006 census and has an area of 2,066km².

Location of Paikoro Local Government Area

Paikoro Local Government Area is located in the eastern part of Niger state.

Chairman of Paikoro Local Government Area:

John Ibrahim

Wards in Paikoro Local Government Area

Niger Paikoro Adunu 1
Niger Paikoro Chimbi 2
Niger Paikoro Gwam 3
Niger Paikoro Ishau 4
Niger Paikoro Jere 5
Niger Paikoro Kafin Koro 6
Niger Paikoro Kwagana 7
Niger Paikoro Kwakuti 8
Niger Paikoro Nikuchi T/Mallam 9
Niger Paikoro Paiko Central 10
Niger Paikoro Tutungo Jedna 11

20. Rafi Local Government Area

 History of Rafi Local Government Area

Rafi Local Government Area in Niger state has an area of 3,680km² and a population of 181,929 in the 2006 election. It has its headquarters in Kagara town and has 922 as its postal code.

Location of Rafi Local Government Area

Rafi Local Government Area is located in northeastern axis of Niger state. It is bounded by Shiroro Local Government Area, Mariga Local Government Area, Mashegu Local Government Area and Wushishi Local Government Area.

Chairman of Rafi Local Government Area:

Gambo Kagara

Wards in Rafi Local Government Area

Niger Rafi Kagara Gari 1
Niger Rafi Kakuri 2
Niger Rafi Kongoma Central 3
Niger Rafi Kongoma West 4
Niger Rafi Kundu 7
Niger Rafi Kusherki North 5
Niger Rafi Kushirki South 6
Niger Rafi Sabon Gari 8
Niger Rafi Tegina Gari 9
Niger Rafi Tegina West 10
Niger Rafi Yakila 11

21. Rijau Local Government Area

 History of Rijau Local Government Area

Rijau Local Government Area in Niger state has its administrative headquarters in Rijau town. It is a large Local Government Area and has a landmass of 3,196km².

Location of Rijau Local Government Area

Rijau Local Government Area is isolated in the northern axis of Niger state. It is bounded by Magama Local Government Area and Mariga Local Government Area.

Chairman of Rijau Local Government Area:

Bello Bako

Wards in Rijau Local Government Area

Niger Rijau Danrangi 1
Niger Rijau Dugge 2
Niger Rijau Dukku 3
Niger Rijau Genu 4
Niger Rijau Jama’are 5
Niger Rijau Rijau 6
Niger Rijau Shambo 7
Niger Rijau T/Bunu 8
Niger Rijau T/Magajiya 9
Niger Rijau Ushe 10
Niger Rijau Warari 11

22. Shiroro Local Government Area

 History of Shiroro Local Government Area

Shiroro Local Government Area has its headquarters in Kuta town. It has an area of 5,015km² and is one of the largest Local Government Areas in Niger state.

Location of Shiroro Local Government Area

Shiroro Local Government Area is located in the northeastern axis of Niger state.

Chairman of Shiroro Local Government Area:

Mark Jagaba

Wards in Shiroro Local Government Area

Niger Shiroro Allawa 1
Niger Shiroro Bangajiya 2
Niger Shiroro Bassa/Kukoki 3
Niger Shiroro Egwa/Gwada 4
Niger Shiroro Erana 5
Niger Shiroro Galkogo 6
Niger Shiroro Gurmana 7
Niger Shiroro Gussoro 8
Niger Shiroro Kato 9
Niger Shiroro Kushaka/Kurebe 10
Niger Shiroro Kwaki/Chukwuba 11
Niger Shiroro Manta 12
Niger Shiroro Pina 13
Niger Shiroro She 14
Niger Shiroro Ubandoma 15

23. Suleja Local Government Area

 History of Suleja Local Government Area

Suleja is a city, an LGA and an Emirate in Niger state. This Local Government Area was formerly called Abuja and as a result of this is sometimes mistaken for a town in Abuja. Suleja Local Government Area had a population of 216,578 in 2006.

Location of Suleja Local Government Area

Suleja Local Government Area is located in the eastern axis of Niger state. It shares boundaries with Tafa Local Government Area and the FCT.

Wards in Suleja Local Government Area

Niger Suleja Bagama ‘B’ 2
Niger Suleja Bagmama ‘A’ 1
Niger Suleja Hashimi ‘A’ 3
Niger Suleja Hashimi ‘B’ 4
Niger Suleja Iku South I 5
Niger Suleja Iku South Ii 6
Niger Suleja Kurmin Sarki 7
Niger Suleja Magajiya 8
Niger Suleja Maje North 9
Niger Suleja Wambai 10

24. Tafa Local Government Area

 History of Tafa Local Government Area

Tafa is a Local Government Area in Niger state with its headquarters in Wuse town. It is very close to the FCT and has a very small area of 222km².

Location of Tafa Local Government Area

Tafa Local Government Area is located in the eastern fringe of Niger state. It shares boundaries with Suleja and Gurara Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Tafa Local Government Area:

Ado Abubakar

Wards in Tafa Local Government Area

Niger Tafa Dogon Kurmi 1
Niger Tafa Garam 2
Niger Tafa Ija Gwari 3
Niger Tafa Ija Koro 4
Niger Tafa Iku 5
Niger Tafa New Bwari 6
Niger Tafa Wuse East 8
Niger Tafa Wuse West 7
Niger Tafa Zuma East 9
Niger Tafa Zuma West 10

24. Wushishi Local Government Area

 History of Wushishi Local Government Area

Wushishi Local Government Area has its headquarters in Wushishi town. It had a population of 81,783 in 2006 and has an area of 1,879km².

Location of Wushishi Local Government Area

Wushishi Local Government Area is located close to the middle of Niger state. It shares borders with Mashegu, Rafi, Lavun, Gbako, and Bosso Local Government Areas

Chairman of Wushishi Local Government Area:

Mohammed Bashir

Wards in Wushishi Local Government Area

Niger Wushishi Akare 1
Niger Wushishi Barwa 2
Niger Wushishi Gwarjiko 3
Niger Wushishi Kanwuri 4
Niger Wushishi Kodo 5
Niger Wushishi Kwata 6
Niger Wushishi Lokogoma 7
Niger Wushishi Maito 8
Niger Wushishi Sabon Gari 9
Niger Wushishi Tukunji/Yamigi 10
Niger Wushishi Zungeru 11

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