Niger State

Niger State (The Power State)

 Executive Governor

 

Abubakar Sani Bello

 

Deputy Governor

 

Ahmed Muhammad Ketso

 

CREATION: 3 February 1976, Capital - Minna.

Major Cities: Minna, Mokwa, Suleja, Zungeru, Bida, Kotangora

Geographic Location: The State lies on the 3.20° East and longitude 11.30° North. Kaduna State and FCT are her borders to the North-East and South-East respectively; Zamfara State borders the North, Kebbi State in the West, Kogi State in the South and Kwara State in the South West, while the republic of Benin along Agwara LGA boarders her North West.

Economic Profile: Some natural and mineral resources found in the state include Talc, Gold, Ball clays, Silica, Sand, Marble, Copper, Iron, Felsper, Lead, Kaolin, Cassetrite, Columbite, Mica, Quartzite and Limestone. Two of Nigeria's major hydroelectric power stations, the Kainji Dam and the Shiroro Dam, are located in Niger State.

Ethnic Profile: Though there are three most pronounced ethnic groups which are Nupe, Gbagyi and Hausa, there are many other groups living happily with one another Kadara, Koro, Barab, Kakanda, GanaGana, Dibo, Kambari, Kamuku, Pangu, Dukawa, Gwada and Ingwai. Tribes like Igbo, Yoruba and numerous others from other States also settled happily in Niger State.

Occupation: Farming is the dominant occupation of Niger state.

Local Government Areas(LGAs): Agaie, Agwara, Bida, Borgu, Bosso, Chanchaga, Edati, Gbako, Gurara, Katcha,Kontagora, Lapai, Lavun, Magama, Mariga, Mashegu, Mokwa, Munya, Paikoro, Rafi, Rijau, Shiroro, Suleja, Tafa, Wushishi.

Raw Materials Distribution in Niger State

NIGER STATE

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

AGAIE

Ball Clay, Kaolin, Limestone

Millet, Rice, Melon, Sorghum, Mango, Sheanut, Wood, Sugarcane, Livestock, (Hides & Skin)

2

AGWARA

Granite.

Fisheries, Groundnut, Yam, Cassava, Cotton, Mango, Soya Beans, Livestock.

3

BIDA

Kaolin, Ball Clay, Silica Sand

Rice, Maize, Sorghum, Cassava, Mango, Orange, Banana, Sugarcane, Sheanut.

4

BORGU

Red Clay, Feldspar

Millet, Maize, Sorghum, Groundnut, Soyabeans, Yam, Cotton, Mango, Livestock, Fisheries, Sugarcane

5

BOSSO

Gold, Silica Sand, Red Clay, Graphite, Granite, Kaolin

Sheanut, Maize, Sorghum, Yam, Coffee, Palm Kernel, Millet

6

CHANCHAGA

Talc, Red Clay, Gold, Granite, Marble, Dolomite, Iron Ore,     Columbite, Copper, Galena, Feldapar

Sorghum, Groundnut, Maize, Sheanut, Palm Kernel, Cassava Livestock (Hides & Skin), Milk, Wood, (Forest Product), Mango

7

EDATI

Kaolin, Red Clay, Iron Ore

Groundnut, Rice, Sorghum, Bambara Nut, Yam, Palm Kernel, Cassava, Sugarcane, Fisheries

8

GBAKO

Ball Clay, Silica Sand, Kaolin

Rice, Groundnut, Cassava, Banana, Orange, Mango, Sheanut, Palm, Fruits, Sugarcane, Melon, Sorghum, Meat, Hides & Skin.

9

GURARA

Marble, Dolomite, Silica Sand, Ball Clay, Granite, Galena

Maize, Ginger, Sorghum, Yam, Mango, Sheanut.

10

KATCHA

Kaolin, Silica Sand

Rice, Maize, Sorghum, Cassava, Mango, Orange, Banana, Sugarcane, Sheanut.

11

KONTAGORA

Gold, Feldspar, Asbestos, Iron Ore, Granite, Quartz

Maize, Cotton, Groundnut, Sheanut, Sorghum, Millet, Livestock, (Hides & Skin), Forestry, Fisheries

12

LAPAI

Limestone, Kaolin, Ball Clay

Sheanut, Rice, Groundnut, Sorghum, Millet, Melon, Maize, Orange, Mango, Pineapple, Banana

13

LAVUN

Silica Sand, Kaolin, Ball Clay.

Groundnut, Rice, Sorghum, Bambara Nut, Yam, Sugarcane, Cassava, Palm Kernel, Livestock, Fisheries

14

MAGAMA

Gold, Granite Quartz

Maize, Groundnut, Millet, Sorghum, Sheanut, Cotton, Livestock, Hides & Skin, Milk, Forestry.

15

MARIGA

Granite, Quartz, Sapphire, Amethyst.

Maize, Cotton, Groundnut, Sheanut, Sorghum, Millet, Livestock, Hides & Skin.

16

MASHEGU

Kaolin, Ball Clay, Gold

Maize, Sorghum, Groundnut, Yam, Mango

17

MOKWA

Kaolin, Clay, Granite, Silica Sand

Rice, Yam, Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Mango, Sugarcane

18

MUYA

Silica Sand, Ball Clay

Maize, Sorghum, Groundnut, Soya Beans, Sheanut, Yam, Livestock, Forest Based – Wood.

19

PAIKORO

Ball Clay, Marble, Kaolin, Gold

Maize, Sorghum, Yam, Beniseed, Millet, Livestock

20

RAFI

Gold, Granite, Talc, Graphite, Tourmaline

Millet, Sorghum, Sheanut, Cotton, Forestry, Livestock, Meat, Milk

21

RIJAU

Gold, Ball Clay, Iron Ore, Granite, Quartz

Millet, Maize, Groundnut, Guinea Corn, Cotton, Cowpea

22

SHIRORO

Manganese, Talc, Kyanite, Mica, Gold, Kaolin, Limestone, Feldspar, Graphite.

Groundnut, Maize, Sheanut, Sorghum, Livestock, Milk, Hides & Skin, Forestry.

23

SULEJA

Granite, Marble

Maize, Groundnut, Sorghum, Yam, Soya beans, Beniseed, Livestock, Hides & Skin, Forestry

24

TAFA

 

Maize, Groundnut, Sorghum, Yam, Soya beans, Beniseed, Livestock, Hides & Skin, Forestry.

25

WUSHISHI

Gold, Kaolin, Granite, Silica Sand

Maize, Sorghum, Groundnut, Yam, Mango

 

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