Nigeria // //
Federal Capital Territory

Barrister Ezenwo Nyesom Wike

Honourable Minister FCT

Dr. Mahmoud Mariya

Minister of State, FCT


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.

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.





Major Cities

Ethnic Profile
The indigenous inhabitants of Abuja are the Gbagyi (Gwari) as the major language, Bassa, Gwandara, Gade, Ganagana, Koro
Local Govt Areas
Abaji, Abuja Municipal, Gwagwalada, Kuje, Bwari and Kwali