“Center of Unity”


Mohammed Bello
Mohammed Musa Bello

Creation: Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was Created in 1976

Major Towns: Garki, Gwarinpa, Orozo, Karu and wuse

Geographic Profile: The territory is located just north of the confluence of the Niger River and Benue River. It is bordered by the states of Niger to the West and North, Kaduna to the northeast, Nasarawa to the east and south, and Kogi to the southwest. Lying between latitude 8.25 and 9.20 north of the equator and longitude 6.45 and 7.39 east of Greenwich Meridian, Abuja is geographically located in the center of the country. The Federal Capital Territory has a landmass of approximately 7,315 km², of which the actual city occupies 275.3 km2. It is situated within the Savannah region with moderate climatic conditions.

Ethnic Profile: The indigenous inhabitants of Abuja are the Gbagyi (Gwari) as the major language, Bassa, Gwandara, Gade, Ganagana, Koro

Economic Profile: Agriculture in FCT produces yams, millet, maize, sorghum, and beans. Mineral resources include clay, tin, feldspar, gold, iron ore, lead, marble, and talc.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Abaji, Abuja Municipal, Gwagwalada, Kuje, Bwari and Kwali

Raw Materials Distribution in ABUJA (FCT)

                                                           FCT ABUJA    
1 ABAJI Marble, Dolomite, Granite, Lead/Zinc, Ball Clay

Maize, Sorghum, Yam, Beans, Rice, Millet, Tomatoes, Vegetables, Livestock, Poultry.

2 ABUJA MUNICIPAL AREA COUNCIL Laterite, Granite, Marble, Lead/Zinc, Gravel

Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potato, Pepper, Tomatoes, Livestock, Poultry.

3 BWARI Cassiterite, Ball Clay,   Mica, Tantalite, Wolframite Yam, Cassava, Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Sweet Potato, Pepper, Tomatoes, Sheanut, Groundnut, Livestock, Poultry, Rice
4 GWAGWALADA Ball Clay, Marble, Tantalite, Granite, Lead/ Zinc Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potato, Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Sweet Potato, Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Onion, Tomatoes, Pepper, Livestock, Poultry
5 KUJE Marble, Dolomite, Ball Clay, Mica, Tantalite Yam, Cassava, Beans, Rice, Tomatoes, Pepper, Sweet Potato, Livestock, Poultry
6 KWALI Wolframite, Tantalite, Mica, Lead/ Zinc, Marble, Granite Yam, Cassava, Groundnut, Cowpea, Millet, Maize, Sorghum, Pawpaw, Beans, Pepper, Onion, Tomatoes, Sugar Cane, Poultry

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