Kogi State

Kogi State (The Confluence State)

 Executive Governor

 

kogi state gov.

Mr.Yahaya Bello

 

 

Deputy Governor

 

Mr. Simeon Achub

 CREATION: 27TH AUGUST, 1991

Capital: Lokoja.

Major Cities: Lokoja, Okene, Anpka, Ayiamgba

Geographic Location: Niger, Nasarawa and the Federal capital territory to the north and Benue state to the east. It is bounded to the south by Enugu and Edo states, and Ekiti and Kwara states to the west.

Economic Profile: Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy and the principal cash crops. There are many Farm produce from the state notably coffee, cocoa, palm oil, cashews, groundnuts, maize, cassava, yam, rice. Mineral resources include coal, limestone, iron, petroleum and tin. The State is home to the largest iron and steel industry in Nigeria - Ajaokuta Steel.

Ethnic Profile:  There are three main ethnic groups and languages in Kogi: Igala, Ebira, and Okun (similar to Yoruba) with other minorities like Bassa, a small fraction of Nupe mainly in Lokoja, the Ogugu subgroup of the Igala, Gwari, Kakanda, Oworo people (similar to Yoruba), Ogori Magongo and the Eggan community.

Occupation: Farming is the major occupation of the people .

Local Government Areas(LGAs): 21 LGA’s - Adavi, Ajaokuta, Ankpa, Bassa, Dekina, Ibaji, Idah, Igalamela-Odolu, Ijumu, Kabba/Bunu, Kogi, Lokoja, Mopa-Muro, Ofu, Ogori/Magongo, Okehi, Okene, Olamaboro, Omala, Yagba East, Yagba West, Oju, Okpokwu, Otukpo, Tarka, Ukum, Ushongo, Vandeikya.

Raw Materials Distribution in Kogi State

KOGI STATE

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

ADAVI

Ball Clay, Marble, Granite, Limestone, Feldspar, Dolomite

Cassava, Yam, Maize, Rice, Sorghum, Soya beans, Benniseed, Millet, Cowpea, Groundnut, Tomatoes, Pepper, Sheabutter, Mango, Citrus, Castor, Cashew, Livestock, poultry

2

AJAOKUTA

Ball Clay, Iron Ore, Granite, Limestone, Marble

Cassava, Maize, Yam, Beniseed, Millet, Sugarcane, Cowpea, Groundnut, Okro, Pepper, Tomatoes, Amaranthus, Sheabutter, Mango, Citrus, Castor, Cashew, Livestock

3

ANKPA

Ball Clay, Iron Ore, Coal, Granite

Cassava, Yam, Maize, Amaranthus, Sheabutter, Soyabeans, Cocoyam, Sweet Potatoes, Sorghum, Millet, Cowpea, Pigeon Pea, Groundnut, Bambara Nut, Melon, Beniseed, Tomatoes, Okro, Pepper, Garden Eggs, Oil Palm, Mango, Cocoa, Plantain, Kolanut, Timber, Cashew, Livestock, Fishery, Citrus.

4

BASSA

Ball Clay, Granite

Cassava, Maize, Yam, Rice, Soya beans, Millet, Sugarcane, Cowpea, Pigeon Pea, Groundnut, Beniseed, Sweet Potato, Tomatoes, Okra, Pepper, Amaranthus, Sheabutter, Guava, poultry, Piggery, Livestock.

5

DEKINA

Ball Clay, Granite, Coal, Gemstone

Cassava, Maize, Yam, Soyabeans, Sorghum, Beniseed, Millet, Groundnut, Rice, Okro, Pepper, Tomatoes, Amaranthus, Sheabutter, Mango, Citrus, Castor, Cashew, Oil Palm, Kola nut, Guava, Poultry, Piggery, Livestock

6

IBAJI

Ball Clay, Silica Sand, Coal, Crude Oil

Maize, Yam, Fishery, Banana, Plantain, Sugarcane, Amaranthus , Tomatoes, Potato, Rice, Oil Palm.

7

IDAH

Ball Clay, Granite, Crude Oil

Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Cowpea, Groundnut, Beniseed, Pigeon Pea, Soyabeans, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Amaranthus , Tomatoes, Pepper, Sheabutter,  Rice, Oil Palm, Pineapple, Cashew, Kolanut, Timber, Livestock, Poultry

8

IGALAMELA/ ODOLU

Ball Clay, Silica Sand, Granite

Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Cowpea, Groundnut, Beniseed, Pigeon Pea, Soyabeans, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Amaranthus , Tomatoes, Pepper, Sheabutter, Rice, Oil Palm, Pineapple, Cashew, Citrus, Kolanut, Timber

9

IJUMU

Ball Clay, Limestone, Marble, Iron Ore, Granite

Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Cowpea, Groundnut, Beniseed, Pigeon Pea, Soyabeans, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Amaranthus , Tomatoes, Pepper, Sheabutter,  Rice, Oil Palm, Pineapple,Citrus, Cashew, Kolanut, Timber, Livestock

10

KABBA/ BUNU

Ball Clay, Granite, Cassiterite, Columbite, Gold, Kaolin, Marble, Tantalite

Cassava, Maize, Yam, Rice, Millet, Melon, Soyabeans, Sorghum, Cowpea, Groundnut, Melon, Sweet Potato, Pineapple, Poultry, Cocoa, Coffe, Plantain, Pigeon pea, Beniseed, Sheanut, Amaranthus,    

11

KOGI

Ball clay, Iron Ore, Marble, Limestone, Feldspar, Granite

Cassava, Maize, Yam, Millet, Melon, Soyabeans, Sorghum, Cowpea, Groundnut, Sweet Potato, Poultry, Beniseed, Sheanut, Amaranthus, Mango, Citrus, Timber, Livestock, Fisheries

12

LOKOJA

Ball clay, Iron Ore, Marble, Kaolin, Granite, Coal

Cassava, Maize, Yam, Rice, Millet, Melon, Soyabeans, Sorghum, Cowpea, Groundnut, Melon, Sweet Potato, Pineapple, Poultry, Cocoa, Coffe, Plantain, Pigeon pea, Beniseed, Sheanut, Amaranthus

13

MOPA – MURO

Ball Clay, Talc, Granite.

Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Mellon, Cowpea, Groundnut,  Pigeon Pea, Soyabeans, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Cocoyam,  Castor Seed, Amaranthus , Tomatoes, Garden Eggs, Pepper, Sheabutter,  Rice, Palm Kernel,  Cashew, Kolanut,  Livestock, Poultry

14

OFU

Ball Clay, Marble, Kaolin

Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Cowpea, Groundnut, Beniseed, Mellon, Pigeon Pea, Soyabeans, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Amaranthus , Tomatoes, Pepper, Sheabutter, Plantain, Banana, Pineapple, Oil Palm,  Cashew, Kolanut, Timber, Livestock, Poultry

15

OGORI – MAGONGO

Feldspar, Silica Sand.

Castor seed, Maize, Millet, Cowpea, Groundnut, Beniseed, Pigeon Pea, Soyabeans, Cotton, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Pepper, Poultry

16

OKEHI

Ball Clay, Iron Ore, Granite, Quartz

Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Mellon,Sugar Cane, Cowpea, Groundnut,  Pigeon Pea, Soyabeans, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Cocoyam,  Castor Seed, Amaranthus , Tomatoes,  Sheabutter,  Palm Kernel,  Livestock, Poultry

17

OKENE

Ball clay, Dolomite, Marble, Limestone, Feldspar, Granite, Quartz

Cassava, Maize, Yam, Melon, Soyabeans, Sorghum, Cowpea, Groundnut, Sweet Potato, Poultry, Beniseed, Cashew, Guava, Citrus, Poultry, Livestock

18

OLAMABORO

Ball Clay, Silica Sand, Coal

Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Cowpea, Groundnut, Bambara nut,  Melon, Beniseed, Pigeon Pea, Plantain, Soyabeans, Cocoyam, Garden Egg,  Sweet Potatoes, Rice, Oil Palm, Cashew

19

OMALA

Ball Clay, Granite

Maize, Millet, Rice, Sorghum, Cowpea, GroundnutBambara nut, , Beniseed, Mellon, Pigeon Pea, Soyabeans, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Amaranthus , Tomatoes, Pepper, Sheabutter, Mango, Cocoa, Citrus, Plantain, Oil Palm,  Cashew, Kolanut, Timber, Livestock, Fishery

20

YAGBA EAST

Ball Clay, Iron Ore, Feldspar, Talc, Phosphate, Mica, Cassiterite, Gold, Granite, Limestone, Marble.

Cassava, Maize, Yam, Soyabeans, Sorghum, Mellon, Pigeon pea, Millet, Groundnut, Okro, Pepper, Tomatoes, Amaranthus, Sheabutter,  Citrus, Kola Nut,, Cashew, Cocoa, Coffee, Timber, Poultry, Livestock

21

YAGBA WEST

Ball Clay, Iron Ore, Feldspar, Talc, Phosphate, Mica, Cassiterite, Quartz, Columbite, Tantalite, Granite, Limestone, Marble

Cassava, Maize, Yam, Soyabeans, Sorghum, Mellon, Pigeon pea, Millet, Cowpea, Cocoyam, Groundnut, Okro, Pepper, Tomatoes, Amaranthus, Sheabutter, Citrus, Mango, Guava, Cashew, Poultry, Livestock, Palm Kernel, Castor Seed

 

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