Nigeria // //

Mohammed Umar Bago

Executive Governor

Yakubu Garba

Deputy Governor


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.


Farming is the dominant occupation of Niger state.



Major Cities

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.
Local Govt Areas
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.