Nasarawa State

Nasarawa State (Nigeria’s Home of Solid Minerals)

 Executive Governor

Abdullahi Sule

Deputy Governor

Emmanuel Agbadu Akabe

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


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

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


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.


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.

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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