List Of LGAs In Niger State And Their Chairmen

LGA In Niger State, Capital, And LGA Chairman
No.
LGA
Town
Chairman
1
Agaie
Agaie
Ibrahim Halil Sayuti
2
Agwara
Agwara
Hon. Iliya Zakari
3
Bida
Bida
Yahaya Abubakar
4
Borgu
New Bussa
Sulaiman Yarima
5
Bosso
Bosso
Hon. Arc. Abubakar Gomna Suleiman
6
Chanchaga
Minna
Hon. Aminu Yakubu Ladan
7
Edati
Edati
Hon. Sunday Daniel Yisa-Bologi
8
Gbako
Minna
Ahmadu Yahyah Abubakar
9
Gurara
Wushishi
Hon. AbdulHalim Abubakar
10
Katcha
Katcha
Musa Isiyaku
11
Kontagora
Kontagora
Hon. Shehu Pawa
12
Lapai
Lapai
Mohammed Musa Kirikpo
13
Lavun
Kuta
Isah Mohammed Kutigi
14
Magama
Magama
Alhaji Safyanu Yahaya
15
Mariga
Mariga
Shehu Haruna
16
Mashegu
Mashegu
Alhaji Alhassan isah mazakuka
17
Mokwa
Mokwa
Jibrim Muregi
18
Munya
Munya
Najume Aminu
19
Paikoro
Minna
Hon. Aminu Umar Yandayi
20
Rafi
Kagara
Alh Ismaila Modibbi
21
Rijau
Rijau
Hon. Danladi Kwambo Uganda
22
Shiroro
Kuta
Akilu Isyaku Kuta
23
Suleja
Suleja
Hon. Abdullahi Shuaibu Maje
24
Tafa
Tafa
Danladi Iya
25
Wushishi
Wushishi
Hon. Muhammad Kpoti Yelwa

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What Are Some Of The Major Industries Or Economic Activities In Each LGA?

Agriculture is the main economic activity in most LGAs of Niger State. Crops like yams, cassava, rice, millet, sorghum, and groundnuts are widely grown.

Livestock rearing, particularly cattle, sheep, goats, and poultry, is another major contributor to the state’s economy. Bida and Shiroro boast of gold mining, while Gurara holds potential for limestone and gypsum extraction.  (Responsible mining practices are crucial for a sustainable future).

Minna, the capital city, is a hub for commerce and administration. Similarly, Suleja’s proximity to Abuja promotes trade and commercial activities.

Markets, businesses, and service industries like transportation and finance are key players in these LGAs. The Kainji Dam in Shiroro LGA is a powerful source of hydropower generation.

Suleja, due to its strategic location, has attracted some industrial development. Minna also has lots of industrial activity, with the specific industries varying depending on resources and infrastructure.

Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are planned across various LGAs. These zones might focus on specific industries like agro-processing, manufacturing, or tourism, depending on the location and resources.

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Are There Any Tourist Attractions Located Within A Specific LGA?

Below are some of the beautiful attractions within specific LGAs:

1. Kainji National Park (Borgu LGA)

Kainji National Park

Established in 1976, Kainji National Park is a harbor for wildlife and nature lovers. Confining over 5,500 square kilometers, the park boasts a diverse space of ecosystems.

You can explore the sprawling savannah woodlands, teeming with wildlife like elephants, buffalos, and different antelope species.

Stroll through lush wetlands, a paradise for birdwatchers with over 350 recorded bird species. Undoubtedly the park’s gem is the majestic Kainji Lake, formed by the construction of the Kainji Dam on the Niger River.

2. Gurara Waterfalls (Gurara LGA)

Gurara Waterfalls

For a refreshing out, head to the Gurara Waterfalls, a cascading sensation reaching a height of 50 meters.

The thundering water plunges into a cool pool at its base, inviting visitors for a dip or a relaxing swim during the rainy season (April to November) when water flow is at its peak.

The surrounding landscape, sprinkled with lush greenery and towering rock formations, provides a picture-perfect backdrop for memorable photos.

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3. Zuma Rock

Zuma Rock

Zuma Rock is a monolithic wonder that dominates the landscape of Niger State. Towering over 700 meters above the surrounding plains, this rock formation is a significant landmark.

While its unique shape and size are enough to leave you speechless, Zuma Rock also holds historical significance. It served as a defensive stronghold for the Gwari people in ancient times.

Important Note: Climbing the rock is currently restricted due to safety concerns.

4. Ladi Kwali Pottery Center (Suleja LGA)

Ladi Kwali Pottery Center

For art enthusiasts, a visit to the Ladi Kwali Pottery Center in Suleja LGA is a must. Ladi Kwali, a renowned Nigerian potter known for her innovative use of geometric patterns and bold colors, hailed from this area.

The center not only showcases her work but also offers workshops for visitors interested in learning the art of pottery making.

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