Local Government Areas in Taraba State

Taraba state derives its name from the Taraba River and has Jalingo as its capital. It was created on the 27th of August, 1991 and covers a very large area of 54,473km².

Below are the Local Government Areas in Taraba state.

1. Ardo-Kola Local Government Area

History of Ardo-Kola Local Government Area

Ardo Kola Local Government Area in Taraba state has its headquarters in Sunkani town. It is an LGA with an area of 2,262km² and a population of 86,921 in the 2006 census.

Location of Ardo kola Local Government Area

Ardo Kola Local Government Area shares borders with Bali, Jalingo, Lau, Yorro, Gassol, and Karim Lamido Local Government Areas.

Wards in Ardo Kola Local Government Area

Taraba Ardo – Kola Alim Gora 1
Taraba Ardo – Kola Ardo Kola 2
Taraba Ardo – Kola Iware 3
Taraba Ardo – Kola Jauro Yinu 4
Taraba Ardo – Kola Lamido Borno 5
Taraba Ardo – Kola Mayo Ranewo 6
Taraba Ardo – Kola Sarkin Dutse 7
Taraba Ardo – Kola Sunkani 8
Taraba Ardo – Kola Tau 9
Taraba Ardo – Kola Zongon Kombi 10

2. Bali Local Government Area

History of Bali Local Government Area

Bali Local Government Area in Taraba state has its headquarters in Bali town. It has a landmass of 9,146km² and a population of 208,935 in the 2006 census.

Location of Bali Local Government Area

Bali Local Government Area stretches from the middle of Taraba to the eastern part of this state. It is bounded by Gashaka, Kurmi, Bonga, Gassol, Ardo Kola, and Yorro Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Bali Local Government Area:

Mr. Danladi Suntai

Wards in Bali Local Government Area

Taraba Bali Badakoshi 1
Taraba Bali Bali A 2
Taraba Bali Bali B 3
Taraba Bali Gang Dole 4
Taraba Bali Gang Mata 7
Taraba Bali Ganglari 5
Taraba Bali Gangtiba 6
Taraba Bali Kaigama 8
Taraba Bali Maihula 9
Taraba Bali Suntai 10
Taraba Bali Takalafiya 11

3. Donga Local Government Area

History of Donga Local Government Area

Donga Local Government Area in Taraba state has its headquarters in Donga town. It is an LGA with a landmass of 3,121km² and a population of 134,111 in 2006.

Location of Donga Local Government Area

Dunga Local Government Area shares borders with Takum, Bali, Kurmi, Wukari and Ussa Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Donga Local Government Area:

Mr. Nashuka Musa

Wards in Donga Local Government Area

Taraba Donga Akate 1
Taraba Donga Asibiti 2
Taraba Donga Bikadarko 7
Taraba Donga Fada 3
Taraba Donga Gayama 4
Taraba Donga Gindin Dutse 5
Taraba Donga Gyatta Aure 6
Taraba Donga Mararraba 8
Taraba Donga Nyita 9
Taraba Donga Suntai 10

4. Gashaka Local Government Area

History of Gashaka Local Government Area

Gashaka Local Government Area in Taraba state has its headquarters in Serti town. In addition to being an LGA, Gashaka is also an Emirate. This Local Government Area has an area of 8,393km² and is occupied predominantly by Hausas.

Location of Gashaka Local Government Area

Gashaka occupies the eastern axis of Taraba state.

Chairman of Gashaka Local Government Area:

Alhaji Mohammed Umar

Wards in Gashaka Local Government Area

Taraba Gashaka Galumjina 1
Taraba Gashaka Gangumi 2
Taraba Gashaka Garbabi 3
Taraba Gashaka Gashaka 4
Taraba Gashaka Gayam 5
Taraba Gashaka Jamtari 6
Taraba Gashaka Mai-Idanu 7
Taraba Gashaka Mayo Selbe 8
Taraba Gashaka Serti ‘A’ 9
Taraba Gashaka Serti ‘B’ 10

5. Gassol Local Government Area

History of Gassol Local Government Area

Gassol is one of the Local Government Areas in Taraba state that are occupied by Mumuye people. It is bounded by the Taraba and Benue rivers and has a landmass of 5,548km². Gassol Local Government Area has its headquarters in Mutum town and had a population of 244,749 in 2006.

Location of Gassol Local Government Area

Gassol Local Government Area is bordered by Bali, Ibi, Wukari, Ardo Kola and Karim Lamido Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Gassol Local Government Area:

Alhaji Yahuza Yahaya

Wards in Gassol Local Government Area

Taraba Gassol Gassol 1
Taraba Gassol Gunduma 2
Taraba Gassol Mutum Biyu I 3
Taraba Gassol Mutum Biyu Ii 4
Taraba Gassol Nam Nai 5
Taraba Gassol Sabon Gida 6
Taraba Gassol Sarkin Shira 7
Taraba Gassol Sendirde 8
Taraba Gassol Tutare 9
Taraba Gassol Wurojam 10
Taraba Gassol Wuryo 11
Taraba Gassol Yarima 12

6. Ibi Local Government Area

History of Ibi Local Government Area

Ibi is an administrative district, a town and a Local Government Area in Taraba state. This Local Government Area is quite riverine and has the Taraba as well as the Donga River flowing through it into the Benue River.

Location of Ibi Local Government Area

Ibi occupies the western axis of Taraba state. It is bounded by Wukari and Gassol Local Government Areas.

Wards in Ibi Local Government Area

Taraba Ibi Dampar I 1
Taraba Ibi Dampar Ii 2
Taraba Ibi Dampar Iii 3
Taraba Ibi Ibi Nwonyo I 4
Taraba Ibi Ibi Nwonyo Ii 5
Taraba Ibi Ibi Rimi Uku I 6
Taraba Ibi Ibi Rimi Uku Ii 7
Taraba Ibi Sarkin Kudu I 8
Taraba Ibi Sarkin Kudu Ii 9
Taraba Ibi Sarkin Kudu Iii 10

7. Jalingo Local Government Area

History of Jalingo Local Government Area

Jalingo is both the capital of Taraba state as well as an LGA in the state. It is the most developed and also the most densely populated Local Government Area in Taraba state.

Location of Jalingo Local Government Area

Jalingo Local Government Area is surrounded by Ardo Kola, Yorro, and Yau Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Jalingo Local Government Area:

Alhaji Abdul Boboji

Wards in Jalingo Local Government Area

Taraba Jalingo Abbare Yelwa 1
Taraba Jalingo Barade 2
Taraba Jalingo Kachalla Sembe 3
Taraba Jalingo Kona 4
Taraba Jalingo Majidadi 5
Taraba Jalingo Mayo Goi 6
Taraba Jalingo Sarkin Dawaki 7
Taraba Jalingo Sintali 8
Taraba Jalingo Turaki ‘A’ 9
Taraba Jalingo Turaki ‘B’ 10

8. Karim Lamido Local Government Area

History of Karim Lamido Local Government Area

Karim Lamido Local Government Area in Taraba state has its headquarters in Karim Lamido town. Karim Lamido Local Government Area is one of the largest LGAs in Taraba state. It has a landmass of 6,620km² and had a population of 195,844 in 2006.

Location of Karim Lamido Local Government Area

Karim Lamido Local Government Area occupies the northwestern axis of Taraba state.

Wards in Karim Lamido Local Government Area

Taraba Karim-Lamido Amar 1
Taraba Karim-Lamido Andamin 2
Taraba Karim-Lamido Bachama 3
Taraba Karim-Lamido Bikwin 4
Taraba Karim-Lamido Darofai 5
Taraba Karim-Lamido Didango 6
Taraba Karim-Lamido Jen Ardido 7
Taraba Karim-Lamido Jen Kaigama 8
Taraba Karim-Lamido Karim “A” 9
Taraba Karim-Lamido Karim “B” 10
Taraba Karim-Lamido Kwanchi 11

9. Kurmi Local Government Area

History of Kurmi Local Government Area

Kurmi Local Government Area was created in1996. It is an LGA in Taraba state with its headquarters in Baissa. Kurmi Local Government Area is occupied majorly by the Itchen, Ndola, and Tigun peoples. It has a landmass of 1,681km² and a population of 91,531 in the 2006 census.

Location of Kurmi Local Government Area

This Local Government Area shares borders with Bali Local Government Area in the north, Donga in the northwest, Ussa in the southwest, and Sardauna in the southeast.

Chairman of Kurmi Local Government Area:

Hon Stephen Ibrahim

Wards in Kurmi Local Government Area

Taraba Kurmi Abong 1
Taraba Kurmi Akwento/Boko 2
Taraba Kurmi Ashuku/Eneme 3
Taraba Kurmi Baissa 4
Taraba Kurmi Bente/Galea 5
Taraba Kurmi Bissaula 6
Taraba Kurmi Didan 7
Taraba Kurmi Ndaforo/Geanda 8
Taraba Kurmi Njuwande 9
Taraba Kurmi Nyido/Tosso 10

10. Lau Local Government Area

History of Lau Local Government Area

Lau Local Government Area is an LGA in Taraba state that is predominantly occupied by Hausas and Fulanis. It has its administrative headquarters in Lau town and has an area of 1,660km².

Location of Lau Local Government Area

Lau Local Government Area is bounded by Ardo Kola, Zing, Jalingo, and Yorro Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Lau Local Government Area:

Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi Gudule

Wards in Lau Local Government Area

Taraba Lau Abbare I 1
Taraba Lau Abbere Ii 2
Taraba Lau Donadda 3
Taraba Lau Garin Dogo 4
Taraba Lau Garin Magaji 5
Taraba Lau Jimlari 6
Taraba Lau Kunini 7
Taraba Lau Lau I 8
Taraba Lau Lau Ii 9
Taraba Lau Mayo Lope 10

11. Sardauna Local Government Area

History of Sardauna Local Government Area

Sardauna Local Government Area in Taraba state is located on the Mambila Plateau. Its capital is Gembu and it is occupied by quite a number of tribes. Some of these tribes include; Ndola, Fulani, Tigon, Panso, Chamba, Kambu, Kaka, and Mambila.

Location of Sardauna Local Government Area

Sardauna occupies the southeastern axis of Taraba state.

Wards in Sardauna Local Government Area

Taraba Sardauna Gembu ‘A’ 1
Taraba Sardauna Gembu ‘B’ 2
Taraba Sardauna Kabri 3
Taraba Sardauna Kakara 4
Taraba Sardauna Magu 5
Taraba Sardauna Mayo-Ndaga 6
Taraba Sardauna Mbamnga 7
Taraba Sardauna Ndum-Yaji 8
Taraba Sardauna Nguroje 9
Taraba Sardauna Titong 10
Taraba Sardauna Warwar 11

12. Takum Local Government Area

History of Takum Local Government Area

Takum Local Government Area was created in 1975. It was crafted out of Wukari Local Government Area and has its headquarters in Takum town. This Local Government Area is occupied by the Jukuns, Kutebs, Hausas and Fulanis. Also, it has a landmass of 2,503km².

Location of Takum Local Government Area

Takum Local Government Area is bordered by Ussa and Donga Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Takum Local Government Area:

Mr. Shiban Tikari

Wards in Takum Local Government Area

Taraba Takum Bete 1
Taraba Takum Bikashibila 6
Taraba Takum Chanchanji 2
Taraba Takum Dutse 3
Taraba Takum Fete 4
Taraba Takum Gahweton 5
Taraba Takum Manya 7
Taraba Takum Rogo 8
Taraba Takum Shibong 9
Taraba Takum Tikari 10
Taraba Takum Yukuben 11

13. Ussa Local Government Area

History of Ussa Local Government Area

Ussa Local Government Area was created in 1996 by Gen Sani Abacha. Its administrative headquarters is in Lissam and it is dominated by the Kuteb people. Ussa Local Government Area has a landmass of 1,495km².

Location of Ussa Local Government Area

Ussa Local Government Area is located in the southwestern end of Taraba state. It is bounded by Kurmi, Takum and Donga Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Ussa Local Government Area:

Rimansikwe Karma

Wards in Ussa Local Government Area

Taraba Ussa Bika 1
Taraba Ussa Fikyu 2
Taraba Ussa Jenuwa 3
Taraba Ussa Kpambo 4
Taraba Ussa Kpambo Puri 5
Taraba Ussa Kwambai 6
Taraba Ussa Kwesati 7
Taraba Ussa Lissam I 8
Taraba Ussa Lissam Ii 9
Taraba Ussa Lumbu 10
Taraba Ussa Rufu 11

14. Wukari Local Government Area

History of Wukari Local Government Area

Wukari Local Government Area in Taraba is occupied by the Jukun people. It has its headquarters in Wukari town and has a landmass of 4,308km².

Location of Wukari Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is bordered by Gassol, Donga and Ibi Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Wukari Local Government Area:

Mr. Adi Daniel

Wards in Wukari Local Government Area

Taraba Wukari Akwana 1
Taraba Wukari Avyi 2
Taraba Wukari Bantaje 3
Taraba Wukari Chonku 4
Taraba Wukari Hospital 5
Taraba Wukari Jibu 6
Taraba Wukari Kente 7
Taraba Wukari Puje 8
Taraba Wukari Rafin Kada 9
Taraba Wukari Tsokundi 10

15. Yorro Local Government Area

History of Yorro Local Government Area

Yorro is an LGA in Taraba state with its headquarters in Yorro town. Although it has a landmass of 1,275km², it is one of the smallest Local Government Areas in Taraba state.

Location of Yorro Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located in the northeastern axis of Taraba state.

Chairman of Yorro Local Government Area:

Mr. Joseph Mika

Wards in Yorro Local Government Area

Taraba Yorro Bikassa I 1
Taraba Yorro Bikassa Ii 2
Taraba Yorro Nyaja I 3
Taraba Yorro Nyaja Ii 4
Taraba Yorro Pantisawa I 5
Taraba Yorro Pantisawa Ii 6
Taraba Yorro Pupule I 7
Taraba Yorro Pupule Ii 8
Taraba Yorro Pupule Iii 9
Taraba Yorro Sumbu I 10
Taraba Yorro Sumbu Ii 11

16. Zing Local Government Area

History of Zing Local Government Area

Zing Local Government Area has its administrative headquarters in Zing town. This Local Government Area is occupied by the Mumuye people and has an area of 1,030km².

Location of Zing Local Government Area

This Local Government Area occupies the northeastern edge of Taraba state. It is surrounded by Yorro Local Government Area.

Chairman of Zing Local Government Area:

Mr. Christopher Koshombo

Wards in Zing Local Government Area

Taraba Zing Bitako 1
Taraba Zing Bubong 2
Taraba Zing Dinding 3
Taraba Zing Lamma 4
Taraba Zing Monkin A 5
Taraba Zing Monkin B 6
Taraba Zing Yakoko 7
Taraba Zing Zing Ai 8
Taraba Zing Zing Aii 9
Taraba Zing Zing B 10

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