Nasarawa State

Nasarawa State (Nigeria's Home of Solid Minerals)

 Executive Governor

 

Alhaji Umaru Tanko Al-Makura

 

Deputy Governor

 

Hon Dameshi B. Luka

 

CREATION: 1st October 1996; Capital is Lafia

Major Cities: Lafia, Akwanga, Keffi, Nasarawa- Eggon, Obi, Doma, Awe, Nasarawa-Toto

Geographic location: Coordinates: 8°32′N 8°18′E Nasarawa State is bounded in the north by Kaduna State, in the west by the Abuja Federal Capital Territory, in the south by Kogi and Benue States and in the east by Taraba and Plateau States.

Economic Profile: Nasarawa State has agriculture as the mainstay of its economy with the production of varieties of cash crops throughout the year. It also contains minerals such as salt and bauxite.

Ethnic Profile: There are 29 languages spoken as first languages in Nasarawa State. Most languages are small minority languages. Major languages are Agatu, Basa, Eggon, Gbagyi, Gade, Goemai, Gwandara, Ham, Kofyar, and Lijili. One language – Basa-Gumna – is extinct.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): The 13 Local Government Areas of Nasarawa State are:
Akwanga, Awe, Doma, Karu, Keena, Keffi, Kokona, Lafia, Nasarawa, Nasarawa Egon, Obi, Toto, Wamba.

Raw Materials Distribution in Nasarawa State

NASSARAWA STATE    

 

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

AKWANGA

Cassiterite, Amethyst, Beryl, Emerald, Garnet, Sapphire, Topaz, Ball Clay.

Maize, Groundnut, Yam, Guinea Corn, Millet, Melon, Rice, Sweet Potato, Cassava.

2

AWE

Barytes, Galena, Salt, Sapphire, Topaz, Garnet.

Maize, Rice, Groundnut, Yam, Cassava, Guinea Corn, Millet, Beniseed, Melon, Cassava.

3

DOMA

Barytes, Silica Sand, Amethyst, Beryl, Emerald.

Maize, Rice, Groundnut, Yam, Cassava, Guinea Corn, MilletBeniseed, Sugarcane, Fisheries.

4

KARU

Barytes, Silica Sand, Amethyst, Garnet, Sapphire, Topaz

Yam, Cassava, Guinea Corn, Groundnut, Millet, Sugarcane

5

KEANA

Galena, Salt, Amethyst, Emerald, Topaz

Cotton, Maize, Yam, Cassava, Groundnut, Guinea Corn, Millet, Potato.

6

KEFFI

Cassiterite, Granite, Amethyst, Beryl, Emerald, Garnet, Sapphire, Topaz, Ball Clay.

Rice, Maize, Groundnut, Guinea Corn, Yam, Cassava, Fruits

7

KOKONA

Amethyst, Granite, Garnet, Sapphire, Topaz

Maize, Rice, Guinea Corn, Yam, Cassava, Melon, Irish Potato, Vegetables.

8

LAFIA

Silica Sand, Barytes, Amethyst, Garnet, Sapphire.

Yam, Cassava, Guinea Corn, Groundnut, Millet, Rice, vegetables

9

NASSARAWA

Cassiterite, Silica Sand, Amethyst, Sapphire, Topaz

Yam, Rice, Cassava, Guinea Corn, Groundnut, Millet, Vegetables, Fruits, Fisheries.

10

NASSARAWA EGGON:
 


Granite, Amethyst, Sapphire, Topaz

Yam, Cassava, Guinea Corn, Millet, Groundnut, Fruits

11

OBI

Coal, Limestone, Pyrite, Salt, Emerald, Sapphire, Garnet

Yam, Cassava, Rice, Sugarcane, Millet, Mellon

12

TOTO

Limestone, Iron Ore, Marble, Granite, Garnet, Sapphire, Emerald

Maize, Rice, Yam, Groundnut, Guinea Corn, Sugarcane, Millet, Vegetables, Fruits.

13

WAMBA

Monazite, Zircon, Ball Clay, Emerald, Sapphire, Amethyst

Cassava, Yam, Guinea Corn, Groundnut, Maize, Millet, Vegetable, Fruit.

 

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