NUMBER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN EACH STATE IN NIGERIA

Full details on the number of local government in each state in Nigeria, the most populous black nation in the world run a three-tiered system of government. These are; the Federal, the State, and the Local Governments. There are 36 states in the country and each state is made up of a number of local government areas. For this article, we look at the Number Of Local Government In Each State In Nigeria all, there are 774 located governments in Nigeria.

NUMBER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN EACH STATE IN NIGERIA

Numbers of Local Government in Nigeria
  • Abia State

Asia state has seventeen Local Government Areas. They are; Aba North LGA, Aba South LGA, Isuikwuato LGA, Obi Ngwa LGA, Ohafia LGA, Osisioma Ngwa LGA, Arochukwu LGA, Bende LGA, Ikwuano LGA, Ugwunagbo LGA, Ukwa East LGA, Ukwa West LGA, Isiala Ngwa North LGA, Isiala Ngwa South LGA,  Umuahia North LGA, Umuahia South LGA, Umu Nneochi LGA.

  • Adamawa State

In Adamawa, there are twenty-one Local Government Areas in. They are; Girei LGA, Gombi LGA, Guyuk LGA, Hong LGA, Jada LGA, Lamurde LGA, Madagali LGA, Maiha LGA, Mayo-Belwa LGA, Demsa LGA, Fufore LGA, Ganye LGA, Michika LGA, Mubi North LGA, Mubi South LGA, Numan LGA, Shelleng LGA, Song LGA, Toungo LGA, Yola North LGA and Yola South LGA.

  • Akwa Ibom State

There are thirty-one Local Government Areas in Akwa Ibom State.Abak LGA, Etim-Ekpo LGA, Etinan LGA, Ibeno LGA, Ibesikpo-Asutan LGA, Ibiono-Ibom LGA, Ika LGA, Ikono LGA, Ikot Abasi LGA, Ikot Ekpene LGA, Ini LGA, Eastern Obolo LGA, Eket LGA, Esit-Eket LGA, Essien Udim LGA, Itu LGA, Mbo LGA, Mkpat-Enin LGA, Okobo LGA, Onna LGA, Oron LGA, Oruk Anam LGA, Ukanafun LGA, Udung-Uko LGA, Uruan LGA, Urue-Offong/Oruko LGA, Uyo LGA Nsit-Atai LGA, Nsit-Ibom LGA, Nsit-Ubium LGA and Obot-Akara LGA.

  • Anambra State

Anambra State is made up of twenty-one Local Government Areas.Anambra West LGA, Anaocha LGA, Ayamelum LGA, Dunukofia LGA, Idemili North LGA, Idemili South LGA, Ihiala LGA, Njikoka LGA, Aguata LGA, Awka North LGA, Awka South LGA, Anambra East LGA, Nnewi North LGA, Nnewi South LGA, Ogbaru LGA, Onitsha North LGA, Onitsha South LGA, Orumba North LGA, Orumba South LGA, Oyi LGA and Ekwusigo LGA.

  • Bauchi State

Bauchi State has a total of twenty Local Government Areas. They are; Bauchi LGA, Dass LGA, Toro LGA, Bogoro LGA, Ningi LGA, Warji LGA, Ganjuwa LGA, Kirfi LGA, Tafawa Balewa LGA, Darazo LGA, Misau LGA, Giade LGA, Shira LGA, Alkaleri LGA, Jama’are LGA, Katagum LGA, Itas/Gadau LGA, Zaki LGA, Gamawa LGA and Damban LGA.

  • Bayelsa State

Bayelsa State has the least number of local government areas. There are just eight Local Government Areas in the State. They are; Brass LGA, Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA, Sagbama LGA, Nembe LGA, Ogbia LGA, Southern Ijaw LGA, Ekeremor LGA, and  Yenagoa LGA.

  • Benue State

In Benue state, there are twenty-two Local Government Areas. The local government areas are;Ado LGA, Apa LGA, Buruku LGA, Agatu LGA, Gboko LGA, Guma LGA, Gwer East LGA, Gwer West LGA, Katsina-Ala LGA, Konshisha LGA, Kwande LGA, Logo LGA, Ohimini LGA, Oju LGA, Okpokwu LGA, Otukpo LGA, Tarka LGA, Ukum LGA, Ushongo LGA, Vandeikya LGA Makurdi LGA, Obi LGA and Ogbadibo LGA.

  • Borno State

There are a total of twenty-seven Local Government Areas in Borno State. They are; Askira/Uba LGA, Bama LGA, Bayo LGA, Chibok LGA, Damboa LGA, Dikwagubio LGA, Guzamala LGA, Hawul LGA, Jere LGA, Kaga LGA, Kalka/Balge LGA, Abadan LGA,  Konduga LGA, Kukawa LGA, Kwaya-ku LGA, Mafa LGA, Magumeri LGA, Gwoza LGA, Maiduguri LGA, Biu LGA,  Marte LGA, Mobbar LGA, Monguno LGA, Ngala LGA, Nganzai LGA and Shani LGA.

  • Cross River State

Cross River state has a total of eighteen Local Government Areas. They are; Abi, Akamkpa, Akpabuyo,  Bakassi, Bekwarra, Biase, Boki, Calabar Municipal, Calabar South, Etung, Ikom, Obanliku, Obubra, Obudu, Odukpani, Ogoja, Yakuura and Yala Located Government Areas.

  • Delta State

In Delta state, there are twenty-five Local Government Areas namely;Aniocha south LGA, Anioha LGA, Ethiope west LGA, Ethiope East LGA, Ika South LGA, Ika north east LGA, Isoko South LGA, Bomadi LGA, Burutu LGA,Isoko North LGA, Ndokwa East LGA, Ndokwa West LGA, Okpe LGA, Oshimili North LGA, Oshimili South LGA, Patani LGA, Udu LGA, Ughelli South LGA, Ughelli North LGA, Ukwuani LGA, Uviwie LGA, Warri central LGA, Sapele LGA, Warri North LGA and Warri South LGA.

  • Ebonyi State

Ebonyi State has a total of thirteen Local Government Areas. They are; Abakaliki LGA, Afikpo North LGA, Afikpo South (Edda) LGA, Ezza South LGA, Ikwo LGA, Ishielu LGA, Ivo LGA, Izzi LGA, Ohaozara LGA, Ebonyi LGA, Ezza North LGA, Ohaukwu LGA, and Onicha LGA.

  • Enugu State

The coal state, Enugu has a total of seventeen Local Government Areas. These are; Aninri LGA, Enugu East LGA, Enugu North LGA, Enugu South LGA, Ezeagu LGA, Awgu LGA, Igbo Etiti LGA, Igbo Eze North LGA, Igbo Eze South LGA, Isi Uzo LGA, Nkanu East LGA, Nkanu West LGA, Nsukka LGA, Oji River LGA, Udenu LGA and Udi LGA, Uzo-Uwani LGA.

  • Edo State

There are a total of eighteen Local Government Areas in Edo state. They are; Akoko-Edo LGA, Esan Central LGA, Esan North-East LGA, Esan South-East LGA, Esan West LGA, Egor LGA,  Etsako Central LGA, Etsako East LGA, Etsako West LGA, Igueben LGA, Ikpoba-Okha LGA, Oredo LGA, Ovia South-West LGA, Orhionmwon LGA, Ovia North-East LGA, Owan East LGA, Owan West LGA and Uhunmwonde LGA.

  • Ekiti State

Ekiti State only has sixteen Local Government Areas. They are; Ado-Ekiti, Ikere, Oye, Aiyekire (Gbonyin), Efon, Ekiti East, Ekiti South-West, Ekiti West, Emure, Ido-Osi, Ijero, Ikole, Ilejemeje, Irepodun/Ifelodun, Ise/Orun, and Moba Local Government Areas.

  • Gombe State

There areeleven Local Government Areas in Gombe State. They are; Akko LGA, Dunakaye LGA, Gombe LGA, Kaltungo LGA, Kwami LGA, Balanga LGA, Billiri LGA, Nafada/Bajoga LGA, Dukku LGA, Shomgom LGA and Yamaltu/Deba LGA.

  • Imo State

In Imo State, there are twenty-seven Local Government Areas. They are; Aboh Mbaise LGA, Ahiazu Mbaise LGA, Ezinihitte Mbaise LGA, Ideato North LGA, Ideato South LGA, Ihitte/Uboma LGA, Ehime Mbano LGA, Nkwerre LGA, Ikeduru LGA, Isiala Mbano LGA, Isu LGA, Mbaitoli LGA, Ngor Okpala LGA, Njaba LGA, Nwangele LGA, Oguta LGA, Ohaji/Egbema LGA, Okigwe LGA, Onuimo LGA, Orlu LGA, Orsu LGA, Obowo LGA, Oru West LGA, Oru East LGA, Owerri Municipal, Owerri North LGA, Owerri West LGA and Nwangele LGA.

  • Jigawa State

Jigawa State has a total of twenty-seven Local Government Areas. They are; Auyo LGA, Biriniwa LGA, Birnin Kudu LGA, Buji LGA, Dutse LGA, Gagarawa LGA, Garki LGA, Babura LGA,  Gumel LGA, Guri LGA, Gwaram LGA, Hadejia LGA, Jahun LGA, Kafin Hausa LGA, Gwiwa LGA, Kaugama LGA, Kazaure LGA, Kiri Kasama LGA, Kiyawa LGA, Maigatari LGA, Miga LGA, Ringim LGA, Roni LGA, Malam Madori LGA, Sule Tankarkar LGA, Taura LGA, Yankwashi LGA.

  • Kaduna State

Kaduna state has a total of twenty-three Local Government Areas. They are; Birnin Gwari LGA, Giwa LGA, Igabi LGA, Jaba LGA, Jema’a LGA, Kaduna North LGA, Kaduna South LGA, Kagarko LGA, Kajuru LGA, Chikun LGA, Kaura LGA, Kauru LGA, Kubau LGA, Kudan LGA, Lere LGA, Makarfi LGA, Kachia LGA, Sabon Gari LGA, Sanga LGA, Ikara LGA, Soba LGA, Zangon Kataf LGA, Zaria LGA.

  • Kano State

Kano State has the highest number of local government areas in Nigeria with a total of forty-four Local Government Areas. They are; Ajingi LGA, Albasu LGA, Dambatta LGA, Dawakin kudu LGA, Dawakin Tofa LGA, Doguwa LGA, Garun Mallam LGA, Gaya LGA, Gezawa LGA, Gwale LGA, Gwarzo LGA, Bagwai LGA, Bebeji LGA, Bichi LGA, Bunkure LGA, Dala LGA,  Kabo LGA, Kano Municipal, Karaye LGA, Kibiya LGA, Kiru LGA, Kumbtso LGA, Kunchi LGA, Kura LGA, Madobi LGA, Makoda LGA, Minjibir LGA, Fagge LGA, Gabasawa LGA, Garko LGA, Nassarawa LGA, Rano LGA, Rimin Gado LGA, Tofa LGA, Tsanyawa LGA, Tudun Wada LGA, Rogo LGA, Shanono LGA, Sumaila LGA, Takai LGA, Tarauni LGA,  Ungogo LGA, Warawa LGA and Wudil LGA.

  • Katsina State

There are a total of thirty-four Local Government Areas in Katsina State. These are; Bakori LGA, Batagarawa LGA, Dandume LGA, Danja LGA, Daura LGA, Dutsi LGA, Dutsin-Ma LGA, Faskari LGA, Funtua LGA, Ingawa LGA, Jibia LGA, Kafur LGA, Kaita LGA, Kankara LGA, Kankia LGA, Katsina LGA, Batsari LGA, Baure LGA, Bindawa LGA, Charanchi LGA, Dan Musa LGA, Kurfi LGA, Kusada LGA, Mai’Adua LGA, Malumfashi LGA, Mani LGA, Mashi LGA, Matazu LGA, Musawa LGA, Sabuwa LGA, Safana LGA, Sandamu LGA, Rimi LGA and Zango LGA.

  • Kebbi State

Kebbi State has a total of twenty-one Local Government Areas. These are; Aleiro LGA, Arewa Dandi LGA, Bunza LGA, Dandi LGA, Maiyama LGA, Ngaski LGA, Sakaba LGA, Fakai LGA, Gwandu LGA, Jega LGA, Kalgo LGA, Koko/Besse LGA, Argungu LGA, Augie LGA, Bagudo LGA, Birnin Kebbi LGA, Shanga LGA, Suru LGA, Danko/Wasagu LGA, Yauri LGA and Zuru LGA.

  • Kogi State

There are only twenty-one Local Government Areas in Kogi State. These are; Adavi LGA, Ajaokuta LGA, Ankpa LGA, Bassa LGA, Ijumu LGA, Kabba/Bunu LGA, Koton Karfe LGA, Dekina LGA, Ibaji LGA, Idah LGA, Igalamela-Odolu LGA, Lokoja LGA, Mopa-Muro LGA, Ofu LGA, Ogori/Magongo LGA, Olamaboro LGA, Omala LGA, Okehi LGA, Okene LGA, Yagba East LGA and Yagba West LGA.

  • Kwara State

Kwara State has a total of sixteen Local Government Areas. They are; Asa, Baruten, Edu, Ekiti, Ifelodun, Ilorin East, Ilorin South, Ilorin West, Irepodun, Isin, Kaiama, Moro, Offa, Oke Ero, Oyun, and Pategi Local Government Areas.

Lagos State

Lagos State only has twenty Local Government Areas. They are; Agege LGA, Alimosho Ifelodun LGA, Alimosho LGA, Amuwo-Odofin LGA, Apapa LGA, Ifako/Ijaye LGA, Ikeja LGA, Ikorodu LGA, Kosofe LGA, Lagos Island LGA, Badagry LGA, Epe LGA, Eti-Osa LGA, Ibeju- Lekki LGA, Lagos Mainland LGA, Mushin LGA, Ojo LGA, Oshodi –Isolo LGA, Shomolu LGA and Surulere LGA.

  • Nasarawa State

Nasarawa State is divided into thirteen Local Government Areas. These are; Akwanga LGA, Awe LGA, Doma LGA, Lafia LGA, Nassarawa LGA, Karu LGA, Keana LGA, Keffi LGA, Kokona LGA, Nassarawa/Eggon LGA, Obi LGA, Toto LGA and Wamba LGA.

  • Niger State

Niger State has twenty-five Local Government Areas. These are; Agaie LGA, Agwara LGA, Edati LGA, Gbako LGA, Gurara LGA, Katcha LGA, Kontagora LGA, Lapai LGA, Munya LGA, Paikoro LGA, Rafi LGA, Lavun LGA, Magama LGA, Mariga LGA, Bida LGA, Borgu LGA, Bosso LGA, Chanchaga LGA, Mashegu LGA, Mokwa LGA,Rijau LGA, Shiroro LGA, Suleja LGA, Tafa LGA and Wushishi LGA.

  • Ogun State

There are a total of twenty Local Government Areas in Ogun State. They are; Abeokuta North LGA, Abeokuta South LGA, Ado-Odo/Ota LGA, Ewekoro LGA, Ifo LGA, Ijebu East LGA, Imeko Afon LGA, Ipokia LGA, Obafemi Owode LGA, Odogbolu LGA, Odeda LGA, Ijebu North LGA, Ijebu North East LGA, Ijebu Ode LGA, Ikenne LGA, Ogun Waterside LGA, Remo North LGA, Sagamu LGA, Yewa North LGA and Yewa South LGA.

  • Ondo State

Ondo State is divided into eighteen Local Government Areas. These are; Akoko north LGA, Akoko north east LGA, Akoko south east LGA, Akoko south LGA, Ese Odo LGA, Ilaje LGA, Ile Oluji/Okeigbo LGA, Irele LGA, Odigbo LGA, Okitipupa LGA, Akure north LGA, Akure LGA, Idanre LGA, Ifedore LGA, Ondo LGA, Ondo east LGA, Ose LGA and Owo LGA.

  • Osun State

Osun State has thirty Local Government Areas. They are; Atakumosa west LGA, Atakumosa east LGA, Egbedore LGA, Ejigbo LGA, Ife north LGA, Ife central LGA, Ife south LGA, Ife east LGA, Ifedayo, Ifelodun LGA, Ilesha west LGA, Ila- orangun LGA, Ilesah east LGA, Irepodun LGA, Irewole LGA, Ayedaade LGA, Ayedire LGA, Bolawaduro LGA, Boripe, LGA, Ede LGA, Ede north LGA, Isokan LGA, Iwo LGA, Obokun LGA, Odo-otin LGA, ola oluwa LGA, olorunda LGA, Oriade LGA, Orolu LGA and Osogbo LGA.

  • Oyo State

Oyo State is made up of thirty-three Local Government Areas. These are; Akinyele Moniya LGA, Egbeda Egbeda LGA, Ibadan North Agodi Gate LGA, Ibadan North-East Iwo Road LGA, Ibadan North-West LGA, Ibadan South-West Ring Road LGA, Ibadan South-East Mapo LGA, Afijio Jobele LGA,  Ibarapa Central LGA, Ibarapa East Eruwa LGA, Ido LGA, Irepo LGA, Iseyin LGA, Kajola LGA, Lagelu LGA, Ogbomosho North LGA, Surulere LGA, Orelope LGA,  Ogbomosho South LGA, Saki East LGA, Itesiwaju Otu LGA, Iwajowa LGA, Ibarapa North LGA, Oyo West Ojongbodu LGA, Atiba Ofa Meta LGA, Atisbo Tede LGA, Saki West LGA, Olorunsogo LGA, Oluyole LGA, Ogo Oluwa LGA, Ori Ire LGA, Oyo East LGA and Ona Ara LGA.

  • Plateau State

Plateau State is divided into a total of seventeen Local Government Areas. They are; Barkin Ladi LGA, Jos South LGA, Kanam LGA, Kanke LGA, Langtang North LGA, Langtang South LGA, Mangu LGA, Bassa LGA, Bokkos LGA, Jos East LGA, Jos North LGA, Mikang LGA, Pankshin LGA, Qua’an Pan LGA, Riyom LGA, Shendam LGA and Wase LGA.

  • Rivers State

Rivers State has twenty-three Local Government Areas. They are; Abua-Odual LGA, Ahoada East LGA, Ahoada West LGA, Degema LGA, Eleme LGA, Emohua LGA, Andoni LGA, Asari-Toru LGA, Bonny LGA, Etche LGA, Gokana LGA, Ikwerre LGA, Oyigbo LGA, Khana LGA, Akuku-Toru LGA, Obio-Akpor LGA, Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni LGA, Ogu-bolo LGA, Okrika LGA, Omumma LGA, Opobo-Nkoro LGA, Portharcourt LGA and Tai LGA

Sokoto State

Sokoto state has a total of twenty-three Local Government Areas. These are; Binji LGA, Bodinga LGA, Gudu LGA, Gwadabawa LGA, Dange Shuni LGA, Gada LGA, Goronyo LGA, Illela LGA, Isa LGA, Kebbe LGA, Sokoto North LGA, Sokoto South LGA, Tambuwal LGA, Tangaza LGA, Tureta LGA, Kware LGA, Rabah LGA, Sabon Birni LGA, Shagari LGA, Silame LGA, Wamako LGA, Wurno LGA and Yabo LGA.

  • Taraba State

There are a total of sixteen Local Government Areas in Taraba State. They are; Ardo Kola LGA, Karim Lamido LGA, Kurmi LGA, Lau LGA, Bali LGA, Donga LGA, Gashaka LGA, Gassol LGA, Ibi LGA, Jalingo LGA,  Sardauna LGA, Takum LGA, Ussa LGA, Wukari LGA, Yorro LGA and Zing LGA.

  • Yobe State

There are a total of seventeen Local Government Areas in Yobe State. They are; Bade LGA, Gujba LGA, Gulani LGA, Fika LGA, Fune LGA, Jakusko LGA, Machina LGA, Nangere LGA, Nguru LGA, Karasuwa LGA, Bursari LGA, Damaturu LGA, Geidam LGA, Potiskum LGA, Tarmuwa LGA, Yunusari LGA and Yusufari LGA.

  • Zamfara State

There are only fourteen Local Government Areas in Zamfara State. They are; Anka LGA, Bakura LGA, Tsafe LGA, Gummi LGA, Gusau LGA, Kaura Namoda LGA, Birnin Magaji/Kiyaw LGA, Bukkuyum LGA, Bungudu LGA,  Maradun LGA, Maru LGA, Shinkafi LGA, Talata Mafara LGA and Zurmi LGA.

  • Federal Capital Territory (Abuja)

FCT is also divided into local government areas and has a total of six Local Government Areas which are;

Abaji LGA, Abuja Municipal,Gwagwalada LGA, Kuje LGA, Bwari LGA and Kwali LGA.

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