List Of States In Nigeria And Their Local Government Areas – The state is subdivided into local government areas, which are further divided into wards. Local government areas are made up of a minimum of ten wards and a maximum of fifteen wards.
Local government is governed by a democratically elected local government council, consisting of a chairman who is the chief executive and other members called councilors. There are currently 774 local government areas in Nigeria.
The next slide describes the 774 local government areas in Nigeria by state.
List Of States In Nigeria And Their Local Government Areas
1. Abia State
Abia State is made up of the following Local Government Areas: Aba North, Aba South, Arochukwu, Bende, Isiala Ngwa South, Ikwuano, Isiala, Ngwa North, Isukwuato, Ukwa West, Ukwa East, Umuahia, and Umuahia South.
2. Adamawa State
Adamawa State is featured in these Local Government Areas: Demsa, Fufore, Ganye, Girei, Gombi, Jada, Yola North, Lamurde, Madagali, Maiha, Mayo-Belwa, Michika, Mubi South, Numna, Shelleng, Song, Toungo, Jimeta, Yola South, and Hung.
3. Anambra State
Anambra State is made up of the following Local Government Areas: Aguata, Anambra, Anambra West, Anaocha, Awka South, Awka North, Ogbaru, Onitsha South, Onitsha North, Orumba North, Orumba South, and Oyi.
4. Akwa Ibom State
Akwa Ibom State is made up of these 31 Local Government Areas: Abak, Eastern Obolo, Eket, Essien Udim, Etimekpo, Etinan, Ibeno, Ibesikpo Asutan, Ibiono Ibom, Ika, Ikono, Ikot Abasi, Ikot Ekpene, Ini, Itu, Mbo, Mkpat Enin, Nsit Ibom, Nsit Ubium, Obot Akara, Okobo, Onna, Orukanam, Oron, Udung Uko, Ukanafun, Esit Eket, Uruan, Urue Offoung, Oruko Ete, and Uyo.
5. Bauchi State
The local government areas in Bauchi are: Alkaleri, Bauchi, Bogoro, Darazo, Dass, Gamawa, Ganjuwa, Giade, Jama`are, Katagum, Kirfi, Misau, Ningi, Hira, Tafawa Balewa, Itas gadau, Toro, Warji, Zaki, Dambam
6. Bayelsa State
Bayelsa State has the following Local Government Areas: Brass, Ekeremor, Kolok/Opokuma, Nembe, Ogbia, Sagbama, Southern Ijaw, Yenagoa, Membe.
7. Benue State
Benue State is made up of these Local Government Areas: Ador, Agatu, Apa, Buruku, Gboko, Guma, Gwer East, Gwer West, Kastina-ala, Konshisha, Kwande, Logo, Makurdi, Obi, Ogbadibo, Ohimini, Oju, Okpokwu, Oturkpo, Tarka, Ukum, and Vandekya.
8. Borno State
This state is made up of the following Local Government Areas which are: Abadan, Askira/Uba, Bama, Bayo, Biu, Chibok, Damboa, Dikwagubio, Guzamala, Gwoza, Hawul, Jere, Kaga, Kalka/Balge, Konduga, Kukawa, Kwaya-ku, Monguno, Mafa, Marte, Magumeri, Maiduguri, Mobbar, Ngala, Nganzai, and Shani.
9. Cross River State
Cross River State has these Local Government Areas: Abia, Akampa, Akpabuyo, Bakassi, Bekwara, Biase, Boki, Calabar South, Etung, Ikom, Obanliku, Obubra, Obudu, Odukpani, Ogoja, Ugep North, Yala, and Yarkur.
10. Delta State
The Local Government Areas in Delta state are Aniocha South, Anioha, Bomadi, Burutu, Ethiope west, Ethiope east, Ika south, Ika north east, Isoko south, Isoko north, Ndokwa east, Ndokwa west, Okpe, Oshimili north, Oshimili south, Patani, Sapele, Udu, Ughelli south, Ughelli north, Ukwuani, Uviwie, Warri central, Warri north, and Warri south.
11. Ebonyi State
Ebonyi State is made up of these 13 Local Government Areas which are: Abakaliki, Afikpo South, Afikpo north, Ebonyi, Ezza, Ezza south, Ikwo, Ishielu, Ivo, Ohaozara, Ohaukwu, Onicha, and Izzi.
12. Edo State
Edo State is made up of the listed Local Government Areas: Akoko-Edo, Egor, Essann east, Esan south east, Esan central, Esan west, Etsako Central, Etsako east, Etsako, Orhionwon, Ivia north, Ovia south west, Owan west, Owan south, and Uhunwonde.
13. Ekiti State
Ekiti State is featured with these Local Government Areas: Ado Ekiti, Effon Alaiye, Ekiti south west, Ekiti west, Ekiti east, Emure/ise, Orun, Ido, Osi, Ijero, Ikere, Ikole, Ilejemeje, Irepodun, Ise/Orun, Moba, Oye, and Aiyekire.
14. Enugu State
Enugu State is made up of the following Local Government Areas: Awgu, Aninri, Enugu east, Enugu south, Enugu North, Ezeagu, Igbo Eze north, Igbi etiti, Nsukka, Oji river, Undenu, Uzo Uwani, and Udi.
15. Gombe State
The Local Government Areas in Gombe state are: Akko, Balanga, Billiri, Dukku, Dunakaye, Gombe, Kaltungo, Kwami, Nafada/Bajoga, Shomgom, Yamaltu/Deba.
16. Imo State
Imo State is made up of these Local Government Areas: Aboh-mbaise, Ahiazu-Mbaise, Ehime-Mbaino, Ezinhite, Ideato North, Ideato South, Ihitte/Uboma, Ikeduru, Isiala, Isu, Mbaitoli, Ngor Okpala, Njaba, Nwangele, Nkwere, Obowo, Aguta, Ohaji Egbema, Okigwe, Onuimo, Orlu, Orsu, Oru west, Oru, Owerri, Owerri North, and Owerri south.
17. Jigawa State
These are the local government areas in Jigawa state: Auyo, Babura, Birnin- Kudu, Birniwa, Buji, Dutse, Garki, Gagarawa, Gumel, Guri, Gwaram, Gwiwa, Hadeji, Jahun, Kafin-Hausa, kaugama, Kazaure, Kirikisamma, Birnin-magaji, Maigatari, Malamaduri, Miga, Ringim, Roni, Sule Tankarka, Taura, and Yankwasi.
18. Kaduna State
Kaduna State is attributed with these Local Government Areas which are: Brnin Gwari, Chukun, Giwa, Kajuru, Igabi, Ikara, Jaba, Jema`a, Kachia, Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Kagarok, Kauru, Kabau, Kudan, Kere, Makarfi, Sabongari, Sanga, Soba, Zangon-Kataf, and Zaria.
19. Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
FCT is made up of only 6 Local Government Areas namely: Abaji, Abuja Municipal, Bwari, Gwagwalada, Kuje, and Kwali.
20. Kano State
Kano State has these Local Government Areas namely: Ajigi, Albasu, Bagwai, Bebeji, Bichi, Bunkure, Dala, Dambatta, Dawakin kudu, Dawakin tofa, Doguwa, Fagge, Gabasawa, Garko, Garun mallam, Gaya, Gezawa, Gwale, Gwarzo, Kano, Karay, Kibiya, Kiru, Kumbtso, Kunch, Kura, Maidobi, Makoda, MInjibir Nassarawa, Rano, Rimin gado, Rogo, Shanono, Sumaila, Takai, Tarauni, Tofa, Tsanyawa, Tudunwada, Ungogo, Warawa, and Wudil.
21. Katsina State
The local government areas in Katsina are: Bakori, Batagarawa, Batsari, Baure, Bindawa, Charanchi, Dan- Musa, Dandume,Danja, Daura, Dutsi, Dutsin `ma, Faskar, Funtua, Ingawa, Jibiya, Kafur, Kaita, Kankara, Kankiya, Katsina, Furfi, Kusada.Mai aduwa, Mani, Malumfashi, Musawa, Mash, Matazu, Rimi, Sabuwa, Safana, Sandamu, and Zango.
22. Kebbi State
Kebbi State is made up of the following 22 Local Government Areas: Aliero, Arewa Dandi, Argungu, Augie, Bagudo, Birnin Kebbi, Bunza, Dandi, Danko, Fakai, Gwandu, Jeda, Kalgo, Koko-besse, Maiyaama, Ngaski, Sakaba, Shanga, Suru, Wasugu, Yauri, and Zuru.
23. Kogi State
Kogi State has these 20 Local Government Areas: Adavi, Ajaokuta, Ankpa, Bassa, Dekina, Yagba east, Ibaji, Idah, Igalamela, Ijumu, Kabba bunu, Kogi, Mopa muro, Ofu, Ogori magongo, Okehi, Okene, Olamaboro, Omala, and Yagba west.
24. Kwara State
Kwara is made up of these Local Government Areas; Asa, Baruten, Ede, Ekiti, Ifelodun, Ilorin south, Ilorin west, Ilorin east, Irepodun, Isin, Kaiama, Moro, Offa, Oke ero, Oyun, and Pategi.
25. Lagos State
Lagos State is characterized by these Local Government Areas namely; Agege, Alimosho Ifelodun, Alimosho, Amuwo-Odofin, Apapa, Badagry, Epe, Eti-Osa, Ibeju- Lekki, Ifako/Ijaye, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Kosofe, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, Mushin, Ojo, Oshodi-Isolo, Shomolu, and Surulere.
26. Nasarawa State
The local government areas in Nasarawa State are: Akwanga, Awe, Doma, Karu, Keana, Keffi, Kokona, Lafia, Nassarawa, Nassarawa/Eggon, Obi, Toto, and Wamba.
27. Niger State
Niger State is made up of these 24 Local Government Areas: Agaie, Agwara, Bida, Borgu, Bosso, Chanchanga, Edati, Gbako, Gurara, Kitcha, Kontagora, Lapai, Lavun, Magama, Mariga, Mokwa, Moshegu, Muya, Paiko, Rafi, Shiroro, Suleija, Tawa-Wushishi.
28. Ogun State
Ogun State has the listed Local Government Areas: Abeokuta south, Abeokuta north, Ado-odo/otta, Agbado south, Agbado north, Ewekoro, Idarapo, Ifo, Ijebu east, Ijebu north, Ikenne, Ilugun Alaro, Imeko afon, Ipokia, Obafemi/owode, Odeda, Odogbolu, Ogun waterside, and Sagamu.
29. Ondo State
The Local Government Areas In Ondo State are: Akoko north, Akoko north east, Akoko south east, Akoko south, Akure north, Akure, Idanre, Ifedore, Ese odo, Ilaje, Ilaje Oke-Igbo, Irele, Odigbo, Okitipupa, Ondo, Ondo east, Ose, and Owo.
30. Osun State
Osun State has these 30 Local Government Areas namely; Atakumosa west, Atakumosa east, Ayeda-ade, Ayedire, Bolawaduro, Boripe, Ede, Ede North, Egbedore, Ejigbo, Ife north, Ife Central, Ife South, Ife east, Ifedayo, Ifelodun, Ilesha west, Ila-orangun, Ilesah east, Irepodun, Irewole, Isokan, Iwo, Obokun, Odo-otin, ola oluwa, olorunda, Oriade, Orolu, and Osogbo.
31. Oyo State
Oyo State is made up of these 34 Local Government Areas namely; Afijio, Akinyele, Atiba, Atigbo, Egbeda, Ibadan, Ibadan north east, Ibadan central, Ibadan south east, Ibadan west south, Ibarapa east, Ibarapa north, Ido, Ifedapo, Ifeloju, Irepo, Iseyin, Itesiwaju, Iwajowa, Iwajowa olorunshogo, Kajola, Lagelu, Ogbomosho North, Ogbomosho south, Ogo oluwa, Oluyole, Ona Ara, Ore lope, Orire, Oyo east, Oyo west, Saki east, and Saki west.
32. Plateau State
Plateau State has these Local Government Areas which are; Barkin/ladi, Bassa, Bokkos, Jos North, Jos east, Jos south, Kanam, Kiyom, Langtang north, Langtang south, Mangu, Mikang, Pankshin, Qua`an pan, Shendam, and Wase.
33. Rivers State
The local government Areas in Rivers State are: Abua/Odial, Ahoada west, Akuku toru, Andoni, Asari toru, Bonny, Degema, Eleme, Emohua, Etche, Gokana, Ikwerre, Oyigbo, Khana, Obio/Akpor, Ogba east /Edoni, Ogu/bolo, Okrika, Omumma, Opobo/Nkoro, Portharcourt, and Tai.
34. Sokoto State
Sokoto State has these 22 Local Government Areas namely: Binji, Bodinga, Dange/shuni, Gada, Goronyo, Gudu, Gwadabawa, Illela, Kebbe, Kware, Rabah, Sabon-Birni, Shagari, Silame, Sokoto South, Sokoto north, Tambuwal, Tangaza, Tureta, Wamakko, Wurno, and Yabo.
35. Taraba State
Taraba State is made up of 16 Local Government Areas namely: Akdo-kola, Bali, Donga, Gashaka, Gassol, Ibi, Jalingo, K/Lamido, Kurmi, Lan, Sardauna, Tarum, Ussa, Wukari, Yorro, and Zing.
36. Yobe State
Yobe State is made up of 17 Local Government Areas which are: Borsari, Damaturu, Fika, Fune, Geidam, Gogaram, Gujba, Gulani, Jakusko, Karasuwa, Machina, Nagere, Nguru, Potiskum, Tarmua, Yunusari, Yusufari, and Gashua.
37. Zamfara State
Zamfara State has these 14 Local Government Areas which are: Anka, Bukkuyum, Dungudu, Chafe, Gummi, Gusau, Isa, Kaura Namoda, Mradun, Maru, Shinkafi, Talata Mafara, and Zumi.
There are a total of 774 local governments in Nigeria and these local governments are closest to the people. Like presidential and governmental elections, local government elections are held every four years in which each chairman is elected.
Frequently Asked Question(s)
Which state has the highest LGA in Nigeria?
Which LGA is the smallest in Nigeria?
Bakassi is the smallest LGA, with a population of 31,641 as of 2006.
Which LGA is the oldest?
The oldest, largest and unaltered L.G.A in Nigeria. Akoko-Edo is a local government area in Edo state of Nigeria. Its headquarters is at Igarra.
What is the oldest town in Nigeria?
City of Benin,
What is the name of the smallest city in Nigeria?
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