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Full List Of North Central States In Nigeria Currently

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List of North Central States  and their Geographic Location, Economic Profile, Occupation, Ethnic Profile and Local Government Areas (LGAs) and Raw Materials Distribution in these States. Source

Benue State (The Food Basket of The Nation)

Creation: February 3, 1976.

Capital: Makurdi.

Major Cities: Makurdi, Gboko Otukpo, Katsina-Ala, Zaki-Biam, Ukum and Adikpo.

Geographic Location: Its geographic coordinates are longitude 7° 47’ and 10° 0’ East. Latitude 6° 25’ and 8° 8’ north; and shares boundaries with five other states namely: Nassarawa to the north, Taraba to the east, Cross-River to the south, Enugu to the south-west and Kogi to the west. The State also shares a common boundary with the Republic of Cameroun on the south-east.

Economic Profile: Its major agricultural produce include yam, rice, beans, cassava, potatoes, maize, soya beans, sorghum, millet and cocoyam. The state also accounts for over 70% of Nigeria’s soya beans production.

Occupation:The major occupation of the people is farming.

Ethnic Profile: Tiv, Idoma, Igede, Etulo, Abakpa, Jukun, Hausa, Akweya and Nyifon. The Tiv are the dominant ethnic group, occupying fourteen (14) local government areas, while the Idoma and Igede occupy the remaining nine local government areas.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ado, Agatu, Apa, Buruku, Gboko, Guma, Gwer East, Gwer West, Katsina-Ala,Konshisha, Kwande, Logo,Makurdi, Obi,Ogbadibo, Ohimini,Oju,Okpokwu,Otukpo,Tarka,Ukum,Ushongo,Vandeikya

 

Raw Materials Distribution in Benue State

BENUE STATE
S/N LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA MINERAL RAW MATERIALS AGRO RAW MATERIALS
1 ADO Limestone, Brine (Salt Solution), Lead/Zinc, Feldspar Yam, Cassava, Rice, Maize, Sorghum, Soyabeans, Fruits, Mango, Vegetable, Chilies, Pepper, Livestock.
2 AGATU Silica Sand, Clay, Coal Yam, Cassava, Rice, Maize, Sorghum, Fruits, Vegetable, Beniseed, Chilies, Pepper, Livestock.

 

3 APA limestone, Gypsum, Kaolin, Anhydrite, Calcium, Sulphate, Clays, Bentonite Yam, Cassava, Sorghum, Maize, Rice, Vegetable, Beniseed, Fruits, Mango, Palm Produce, Spices, Fishery, Livestock
4 BURUKU Glass Sand, Ball Clay, Baryte Yam, Cassava, Rice, Maize, Beniseed, Sorghum, Fruits, Mango, Vegetable, Cashew Nuts, Groundnuts
5 GBOKO Limestone, Glass Sand, Barytes, Brine (Salt solution), Lead/Zinc Yam, Cassava, Maize, Fruits, Mango, Sorghum, Soyabeans, Millet, Spices, Vegetable.

 

6 GUMA Limestone, Glass sand, Barytes, Brine (Salt Solution) Yam, Rice, Cassava, Sorghum, Maize, Soyabeans, Millet, Fruits, Vegetable, Mango, Spices, Tomatoes, Livestock
7 GWER EAST Barytes, Gypsum, Brine (Salt Solution) Yam, Rice, Cassava, Sorghum, Maize, Soyabeans, Millet, Fruits, Vegetable, Mango, Spices, Livestock.

 

8 GWER WEST Clay, Crude, Gypsum Yam, Cassava, Rice, Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Soyabeans, Fruits, Vegetable, Spices, Livestock.

 

9 KATSINA – ALA Glass Sand, Limestone, Flourspar, Brine (Salt Solution), Lead/Zinc Yam, Cassava, Maize, Rice, fishery, Sugarcane, Beniseed, Sheanut, Mango, Fruits, Vegetable, Spices, Cashew Nuts, Livestock
10 KONSHISHA Limestone, Gypsum, Lead/Zinc Yam, Cassava, Rice, Soyabeans, Sorghum, Beniseed, Citrus Fruits, Livestock, sugarcane.

 

11 KWANDE Gemstone Yam, Cassava, Soyabeans, Mango, Rice, Sorghum, Palm Produce, Fruits, Vegetable, Livestock, Groundnuts
12 LOGO Silica Sand, Baryte Yam, Cassava, Rice, Sorghum, Soyabeans, Spices, Millet, Fruits, Vegetable, Livestock, Mango, Tomatoes
13 MAKURD Glass Sand, Ball Clay, Barytes, Mica Yam, Cassava, Rice, Groundnut, Sorghum, Fruits, Maize, Tomatoes, Vegetable, Livestock.

 

14 OBI Ball Clay, Kaolin, Magnetite, Ilmenite Beniseed, Cassava, Groundnut, Locust Bean, Melon, Rice, Maize, Sorghum, Yam, Citrus Fruit, Millet, Livestock
15 OGBADIBO Coal, Kaolin, Wolframite, Ball Clay Cassava, Cocoyam, Citrus Fruits, Maize, Palm Produce, Rice, Yam, Kolanut, Spices, Livestock.

 

16 OJU Ilmenite, Magnetite, Bauxite Cassava, Palm Produce, Maize, Rice, Millet, Soyabeans, Beniseed, Locust Beans, Livestock.

 

17 OHIMINI Ball Clay, Bentonite, Bauxite Cassava, Yam, Millet, Sorghum, Rice, Citrus Fruits, Palm Produce, Vegetable, Livestock.

 

18 OKPOKWU Coal, Shale, Ball Clay Cassava, Yam, Sheanut, Rice, Palm Produce, Fruits, Kolanut, Beniseed, Maize, Sorghum, Livestock.
19 OTUKPO Coal, Kaolin, Bentonite, Bauxite, Ball Clay, Wolframite Yam, Cassava, Rice, Millet, Maize, Soyabeans, Palm Produce, Melon, Beniseed, Guinea corn, Pepper, Spices, Vegetable, Livestock
20 TARKA Limestone, Barytes Yam, Cassava, Soyabeans, Groundnut, Guinea Corn, Sheanut, Livestock
21 UKUM Ball Clay, Limestone, Lead/Zinc Beniseed, Yam, Cassava, Millet, Sorghum, Fruits, Rice, Maize, Sheanut, Vegetable, Livestock.
22 USHONGO Baryte, Lead/zinc, Brenite Beniseed, Beans, Soyabeans, Groundnuts, Sorghum, Cassava, Yam, Rice, Millet, Citrus Fruits, Vegetable, Livestock.
23 VANDEIKYA Yam, Cassava, Maize, Rice, Sorghum, Groundnut, Fruits, Vegetable

Kogi State (The Confluence State)

CREATION: 27TH AUGUST, 1991

Capital: Lokoja.

Major Cities: Lokoja, Okene, Anpka, Ayiamgba

Geographic Location: Niger, Nasarawa and the Federal capital territory to the north and Benue state to the east. It is bounded to the south by Enugu and Edo states, and Ekiti and Kwara states to the west.

Economic Profile: Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy and the principal cash crops. There are many Farm produce from the state notably coffee, cocoa, palm oil, cashews, groundnuts, maize, cassava, yam, rice. Mineral resources include coal, limestone, iron, petroleum and tin. The State is home to the largest iron and steel industry in Nigeria – Ajaokuta Steel.

Ethnic Profile:  There are three main ethnic groups and languages in Kogi: Igala, Ebira, and Okun (similar to Yoruba) with other minorities like Bassa, a small fraction of Nupe mainly in Lokoja, the Ogugu subgroup of the Igala, Gwari, Kakanda, Oworo people (similar to Yoruba), Ogori Magongo and the Eggan community.

Occupation: Farming is the major occupation of the people .

Local Government Areas(LGAs): 21 LGA’s – Adavi, Ajaokuta, Ankpa, Bassa, Dekina, Ibaji, Idah, Igalamela-Odolu, Ijumu, Kabba/Bunu, Kogi, Lokoja, Mopa-Muro, Ofu, Ogori/Magongo, Okehi, Okene, Olamaboro, Omala, Yagba East, Yagba West, Oju, Okpokwu, Otukpo, Tarka, Ukum, Ushongo, Vandeikya.

Raw Materials Distribution in Kogi State

KOGI STATE
S/N LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA MINERAL RAW MATERIALS AGRO RAW MATERIALS
1 ADAVI Ball Clay, Marble, Granite, Limestone, Feldspar, Dolomite Cassava, Yam, Maize, Rice, Sorghum, Soya beans, Benniseed, Millet, Cowpea, Groundnut, Tomatoes, Pepper, Sheabutter, Mango, Citrus, Castor, Cashew, Livestock, poultry
2 AJAOKUTA Ball Clay, Iron Ore, Granite, Limestone, Marble Cassava, Maize, Yam, Beniseed, Millet, Sugarcane, Cowpea, Groundnut, Okro, Pepper, Tomatoes, Amaranthus, Sheabutter, Mango, Citrus, Castor, Cashew, Livestock
3 ANKPA Ball Clay, Iron Ore, Coal, Granite Cassava, Yam, Maize, Amaranthus, Sheabutter, Soyabeans, Cocoyam, Sweet Potatoes, Sorghum, Millet, Cowpea, Pigeon Pea, Groundnut, Bambara Nut, Melon, Beniseed, Tomatoes, Okro, Pepper, Garden Eggs, Oil Palm, Mango, Cocoa, Plantain, Kolanut, Timber, Cashew, Livestock, Fishery, Citrus.
4 BASSA Ball Clay, Granite Cassava, Maize, Yam, Rice, Soya beans, Millet, Sugarcane, Cowpea, Pigeon Pea, Groundnut, Beniseed, Sweet Potato, Tomatoes, Okra, Pepper, Amaranthus, Sheabutter, Guava, poultry, Piggery, Livestock.
5 DEKINA Ball Clay, Granite, Coal, Gemstone Cassava, Maize, Yam, Soyabeans, Sorghum, Beniseed, Millet, Groundnut, Rice, Okro, Pepper, Tomatoes, Amaranthus, Sheabutter, Mango, Citrus, Castor, Cashew, Oil Palm, Kola nut, Guava, Poultry, Piggery, Livestock
6 IBAJI Ball Clay, Silica Sand, Coal, Crude Oil Maize, Yam, Fishery, Banana, Plantain, Sugarcane, Amaranthus , Tomatoes, Potato, Rice, Oil Palm.
7 IDAH Ball Clay, Granite, Crude Oil Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Cowpea, Groundnut, Beniseed, Pigeon Pea, Soyabeans, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Amaranthus , Tomatoes, Pepper, Sheabutter,  Rice, Oil Palm, Pineapple, Cashew, Kolanut, Timber, Livestock, Poultry
8 IGALAMELA/ ODOLU Ball Clay, Silica Sand, Granite Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Cowpea, Groundnut, Beniseed, Pigeon Pea, Soyabeans, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Amaranthus , Tomatoes, Pepper, Sheabutter, Rice, Oil Palm, Pineapple, Cashew, Citrus, Kolanut, Timber
9 IJUMU Ball Clay, Limestone, Marble, Iron Ore, Granite Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Cowpea, Groundnut, Beniseed, Pigeon Pea, Soyabeans, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Amaranthus , Tomatoes, Pepper, Sheabutter,  Rice, Oil Palm, Pineapple,Citrus, Cashew, Kolanut, Timber, Livestock
10 KABBA/ BUNU Ball Clay, Granite, Cassiterite, Columbite, Gold, Kaolin, Marble, Tantalite Cassava, Maize, Yam, Rice, Millet, Melon, Soyabeans, Sorghum, Cowpea, Groundnut, Melon, Sweet Potato, Pineapple, Poultry, Cocoa, Coffe, Plantain, Pigeon pea, Beniseed, Sheanut, Amaranthus,    
11 KOGI Ball clay, Iron Ore, Marble, Limestone, Feldspar, Granite Cassava, Maize, Yam, Millet, Melon, Soyabeans, Sorghum, Cowpea, Groundnut, Sweet Potato, Poultry, Beniseed, Sheanut, Amaranthus, Mango, Citrus, Timber, Livestock, Fisheries
12 LOKOJA Ball clay, Iron Ore, Marble, Kaolin, Granite, Coal Cassava, Maize, Yam, Rice, Millet, Melon, Soyabeans, Sorghum, Cowpea, Groundnut, Melon, Sweet Potato, Pineapple, Poultry, Cocoa, Coffe, Plantain, Pigeon pea, Beniseed, Sheanut, Amaranthus
13 MOPA – MURO Ball Clay, Talc, Granite. Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Mellon, Cowpea, Groundnut,  Pigeon Pea, Soyabeans, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Cocoyam,  Castor Seed, Amaranthus , Tomatoes, Garden Eggs, Pepper, Sheabutter,  Rice, Palm Kernel,  Cashew, Kolanut,  Livestock, Poultry
14 OFU Ball Clay, Marble, Kaolin Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Cowpea, Groundnut, Beniseed, Mellon, Pigeon Pea, Soyabeans, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Amaranthus , Tomatoes, Pepper, Sheabutter, Plantain, Banana, Pineapple, Oil Palm,  Cashew, Kolanut, Timber, Livestock, Poultry
15 OGORI – MAGONGO Feldspar, Silica Sand. Castor seed, Maize, Millet, Cowpea, Groundnut, Beniseed, Pigeon Pea, Soyabeans, Cotton, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Pepper, Poultry
16 OKEHI Ball Clay, Iron Ore, Granite, Quartz Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Mellon,Sugar Cane, Cowpea, Groundnut,  Pigeon Pea, Soyabeans, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Cocoyam,  Castor Seed, Amaranthus , Tomatoes,  Sheabutter,  Palm Kernel,  Livestock, Poultry
17 OKENE Ball clay, Dolomite, Marble, Limestone, Feldspar, Granite, Quartz Cassava, Maize, Yam, Melon, Soyabeans, Sorghum, Cowpea, Groundnut, Sweet Potato, Poultry, Beniseed, Cashew, Guava, Citrus, Poultry, Livestock
18 OLAMABORO Ball Clay, Silica Sand, Coal Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Cowpea, Groundnut, Bambara nut,  Melon, Beniseed, Pigeon Pea, Plantain, Soyabeans, Cocoyam, Garden Egg,  Sweet Potatoes, Rice, Oil Palm, Cashew
19 OMALA Ball Clay, Granite Maize, Millet, Rice, Sorghum, Cowpea, GroundnutBambara nut, , Beniseed, Mellon, Pigeon Pea, Soyabeans, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Amaranthus , Tomatoes, Pepper, Sheabutter, Mango, Cocoa, Citrus, Plantain, Oil Palm,  Cashew, Kolanut, Timber, Livestock, Fishery
20 YAGBA EAST Ball Clay, Iron Ore, Feldspar, Talc, Phosphate, Mica, Cassiterite, Gold, Granite, Limestone, Marble. Cassava, Maize, Yam, Soyabeans, Sorghum, Mellon, Pigeon pea, Millet, Groundnut, Okro, Pepper, Tomatoes, Amaranthus, Sheabutter,  Citrus, Kola Nut,, Cashew, Cocoa, Coffee, Timber, Poultry, Livestock
21 YAGBA WEST Ball Clay, Iron Ore, Feldspar, Talc, Phosphate, Mica, Cassiterite, Quartz, Columbite, Tantalite, Granite, Limestone, Marble Cassava, Maize, Yam, Soyabeans, Sorghum, Mellon, Pigeon pea, Millet, Cowpea, Cocoyam, Groundnut, Okro, Pepper, Tomatoes, Amaranthus, Sheabutter, Citrus, Mango, Guava, Cashew, Poultry, Livestock, Palm Kernel, Castor Seed

Kwara State (The Place of Harmony)

Creation: May 27, 1967

Capital: Ilorin

Major Cities: Ilorin, Jebba, Omu- Aran,Offa

Geographic Location: Kwara State is situated between parallels 8° and 10° north latitudes and 3° and 6° east longitudes, with Niger State in the north, Kogi State in the east, Oyo, Ekiti and Osun States in the south and an international boundary with the Republic of Benin in the west.

Economic Profile: Agriculture is the main source of the economy and the principal cash crops are: cotton, cocoa, coffee, Kolanut, tobacco, beniseed and palm produce. Mineral resources in the state are Gold, limestone, marble, feldspar, clay, kaolin, quartz and granite rocks.

Ethnic Profile: The principal groups residing in Kwara State are the Yoruba, Nupe, Bariba and Fulani. Major languages are English (official) and Yoruba.

Occupation:Farming is the major occupation of the people.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): The 16 LGAs are: Asa, Baruten, Edu, Ekiti, lfelodun, llorin East, llorin West, llorin South, Irepodun, Kaiama, Moro, Offa, Oyun, Isin, Oke-Ero and Patigi.

Raw Materials Distribution in Kwara State

KWARA STATE
S/N LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA MINERAL RAW MATERIALS AGRO RAW MATERIALS
1 ASA Ball Clay, Silica Sand. Maize, Sorghum, Cashew, Rice, Cowpea, Melon, Groundnut, Cassava, Sheanut, Pepper, Poultry, Livestock.
2 BARUTEN Kaolin, Ball Clay, Silica Sand Groundnut, Millet, Sorghum, Sheanut, Yam, Seed Cotton, Sweet Potato, Melon, Cassava, Soya Beans, Rice, Poultry, Livestock
3 EDU Kaolin, Silica Sand, Ball Clay Sheanut, Rice, Sorghum, Neem Tree, Sugarcane, Melon, Millet, Banana, Melon, Millet, Yam, Groundnut, Fisheries, Livestock, Pawpaw, Mango, Cashew, Citrus, Cowpea
4 EKITI Ball Clay, Silica Sand Palm Kernel, Yam, Guinea Corn, Oil Palm, Plantain, Soya Beans, Melon, Kolanut, Maize, Cocoa, Neem Tree, Sheanut, Cassava, Rice, Millet
5 IFELODUN Kaolin, Dolomite, Marble, Ball Clay, Silica Sand Maize, Guinea corn, Cashew, Beans, Rice, Melon, Groundnut, Cassava, Sheanut, Soya Beans, Sweet Potato, Cotton, Neem Tree, Fruits, Tobacco, Yam
6 ILORIN EAST Kaolin, Ball Clay, Silica Sand, Granite, Marble Cashewnut, Sheanut, Cassava, Millet, Kenaf, Melon, Neem Tree, Castor Oil, Yam, Rice, Maize, Sugarcane, Soya Beans, Beans, Rice, Fresh Milk, Groundnut, Locust Beans
7 ILORIN SOUTH Ball Cay, Kaolin, Silica Sand Melon, Pepper, Locust Bean, Cashew, Sheanut, Groundnut, Fresh Milk, Beans, Sorghum, Maize, Cassava, Soyabeans, Rice, Yam
8 ILORIN WEST Kaolin, Ball Clay, Silica Sand, Granite Tobacco, Cashew Nut, Sheanut, Cassava, Millet, Kenaf, Melon, Castor Oil, Locust Bean, Soya Beans, Beans, Rice, Dairy, Groundnut, Yam, Maize
9 IREPODUN Feldspar, Kaolin, Quartz, Dolomite, Ball Clay, Silica Sand Cocoa, Palm Kernel, Cashew, Banana, Plantain, Castor Oil, Neem Tree, Beans, Guinea Corn, Maize, Cassava, Melon, Pepper, Locust Bean, Yam, Groundnut, Rice, Kolanut, Citrus, Soya Beans.
10 ISIN Ball Clay, Kaolin, Sand Cassava, Maize, Sheanut, Locust Beans, Soyabeans, Guinea Corn, Beans, Melon, Cashew Nut, Rice, Groundnut, Yam, Cotton, Tree Crop
11 KAIAMA Kaolin, Ball Clay, Silica Sand Cotton Seed, Sheanut, Sweet Potato, Cassava, Melon, Maize, Sorghum, Soya Bean, Rice, Groundnut, Millet, Yam
12 MORO Gold, Marble, Tantalite, Cassaiterite, Ball Clay, Dolomite, Talc, Limestone Sugarcane, Kenaf, Millet, Cassava, Neem Tree, Melon, Castor, Yam, Sheanut, Soyabean, Maize, Cotton, Groundnut, Rice, Beans, Cashew Nut, Sorghum
13 OFFA Ball Clay, Granite, Silica Sand Citrus, Castor, Cassava, Cotton, Locust Bean, Coffee, sweet Potato, Maize, Rice, Beans, Yam, Tomatoes, Groundnut.
14 OKE-ERO Ball Clay, Silica Sand Palm Kernel, Yam, Guinea Corn, Plantain, Kolanut, Maize, Cocoa, Cashew Nut, Soyabeans, Rice, Cassava, Groundnut, Palm Oil
15 OYUN Ball Clay, Silica  Sand Sugarcane, Locust Bean, Coffee, Cassava, Cotton, Groundnut, Soyabeans, Maize, Yam, Rice, Beans, Yam, Tomatoes, Groundnut
16 PATEG Kaolin, Ball Clay, Silica Sand Maize, Sugarcane, Melon, Cashew Nut, Sheanut, Pepper, Soyabeans, Rice, Groundnut, Cassava, Yam, Fishery

Nasarawa State (Nigeria’s Home of Solid Minerals)

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

NASSARAWA STATE

 

S/N LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA MINERAL RAW MATERIALS AGRO RAW MATERIALS
1 AKWANGA Cassiterite, Amethyst, Beryl, Emerald, Garnet, Sapphire, Topaz, Ball Clay. Maize, Groundnut, Yam, Guinea Corn, Millet, Melon, Rice, Sweet Potato, Cassava.
2 AWE 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.
6 KEFFI 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.
10 NASSARAWA EGGON:
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.

Niger State (The Power State)

CREATION: 3 February 1976, Capital – Minna.

Major Cities: Minna, Mokwa, Suleja, Zungeru, Bida, Kotangora

Geographic Location: 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.

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.

Occupation: Farming is the dominant occupation of Niger state.

Local Government Areas(LGAs): 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.

Raw Materials Distribution in Niger State

NIGER STATE
S/N LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA MINERAL RAW MATERIALS AGRO RAW MATERIALS
1 AGAIE Ball Clay, Kaolin, Limestone Millet, Rice, Melon, Sorghum, Mango, Sheanut, Wood, Sugarcane, Livestock, (Hides & Skin)
2 AGWARA Granite. Fisheries, Groundnut, Yam, Cassava, Cotton, Mango, Soya Beans, Livestock.
3 BIDA Kaolin, Ball Clay, Silica Sand Rice, Maize, Sorghum, Cassava, Mango, Orange, Banana, Sugarcane, Sheanut.
4 BORGU Red Clay, Feldspar Millet, Maize, Sorghum, Groundnut, Soyabeans, Yam, Cotton, Mango, Livestock, Fisheries, Sugarcane
5 BOSSO Gold, Silica Sand, Red Clay, Graphite, Granite, Kaolin Sheanut, Maize, Sorghum, Yam, Coffee, Palm Kernel, Millet
6 CHANCHAGA Talc, Red Clay, Gold, Granite, Marble, Dolomite, Iron Ore,     Columbite, Copper, Galena, Feldapar Sorghum, Groundnut, Maize, Sheanut, Palm Kernel, Cassava Livestock (Hides & Skin), Milk, Wood, (Forest Product), Mango
7 EDATI Kaolin, Red Clay, Iron Ore Groundnut, Rice, Sorghum, Bambara Nut, Yam, Palm Kernel, Cassava, Sugarcane, Fisheries
8 GBAKO Ball Clay, Silica Sand, Kaolin Rice, Groundnut, Cassava, Banana, Orange, Mango, Sheanut, Palm, Fruits, Sugarcane, Melon, Sorghum, Meat, Hides & Skin.
9 GURARA Marble, Dolomite, Silica Sand, Ball Clay, Granite, Galena Maize, Ginger, Sorghum, Yam, Mango, Sheanut.
10 KATCHA Kaolin, Silica Sand Rice, Maize, Sorghum, Cassava, Mango, Orange, Banana, Sugarcane, Sheanut.
11 KONTAGORA Gold, Feldspar, Asbestos, Iron Ore, Granite, Quartz Maize, Cotton, Groundnut, Sheanut, Sorghum, Millet, Livestock, (Hides & Skin), Forestry, Fisheries
12 LAPAI Limestone, Kaolin, Ball Clay Sheanut, Rice, Groundnut, Sorghum, Millet, Melon, Maize, Orange, Mango, Pineapple, Banana
13 LAVUN Silica Sand, Kaolin, Ball Clay. Groundnut, Rice, Sorghum, Bambara Nut, Yam, Sugarcane, Cassava, Palm Kernel, Livestock, Fisheries
14 MAGAMA Gold, Granite Quartz Maize, Groundnut, Millet, Sorghum, Sheanut, Cotton, Livestock, Hides & Skin, Milk, Forestry.
15 MARIGA Granite, Quartz, Sapphire, Amethyst. Maize, Cotton, Groundnut, Sheanut, Sorghum, Millet, Livestock, Hides & Skin.
16 MASHEGU Kaolin, Ball Clay, Gold Maize, Sorghum, Groundnut, Yam, Mango
17 MOKWA Kaolin, Clay, Granite, Silica Sand Rice, Yam, Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Mango, Sugarcane
18 MUYA Silica Sand, Ball Clay Maize, Sorghum, Groundnut, Soya Beans, Sheanut, Yam, Livestock, Forest Based – Wood.
19 PAIKORO Ball Clay, Marble, Kaolin, Gold Maize, Sorghum, Yam, Beniseed, Millet, Livestock
20 RAFI Gold, Granite, Talc, Graphite, Tourmaline Millet, Sorghum, Sheanut, Cotton, Forestry, Livestock, Meat, Milk
21 RIJAU Gold, Ball Clay, Iron Ore, Granite, Quartz Millet, Maize, Groundnut, Guinea Corn, Cotton, Cowpea
22 SHIRORO Manganese, Talc, Kyanite, Mica, Gold, Kaolin, Limestone, Feldspar, Graphite. Groundnut, Maize, Sheanut, Sorghum, Livestock, Milk, Hides & Skin, Forestry.
23 SULEJA Granite, Marble Maize, Groundnut, Sorghum, Yam, Soya beans, Beniseed, Livestock, Hides & Skin, Forestry
24 TAFA Maize, Groundnut, Sorghum, Yam, Soya beans, Beniseed, Livestock, Hides & Skin, Forestry.
25 WUSHISHI Gold, Kaolin, Granite, Silica Sand Maize, Sorghum, Groundnut, Yam, Mango

Plateau State (Home of Peace & Tourism)

Creation: 3 February 1976; Capital – Jos

Major Cities: Jos, Pankshin, Shendam, Garkuwa, Zamburun, Angwan,  Rugan Jodi, Nassarawa, Pako

Geographic Location: Plateau State is located in Nigeria’s middle belt. With an area of 26,899 square kilometres, the State has an estimated population of about three million people. It is located between latitude 80°24’N and longitude 80°32′ and 100°38′ east.

Economic Profile: Agriculture and Tourism are the mainstay of its economy.

Occupation: They are predominantly farmers and have similar cultural and traditional ways of life.

Ethnic Profile:The state has over forty ethno-linguistic groups. Some of the indigenous tribes in the state are the Berom, Afizere, Amo, Anaguta, Aten, Bogghom, Buji, Challa, Chip, Fier, Gashish, Goemai, Irigwe, Jarawa, Jukun, Kofyar (comprising Doemak, Kwalla, and Mernyang), Montol, Mushere, Mupun, Mwaghavul, Ngas, Piapung, Pyem, Ron-Kulere, Bache, Talet, Tarok, Youm and Fulani/Kanuri in Wase. People from other parts of country have come to settle in Plateau State; these include the Igbo, Yoruba, Ibibio, Annang, Efik, Ijaw, and Bini. Each ethnic group has its own distinct language, but as with the rest of the country, English is the official language in Plateau State; Hausa is also a medium of communication and commerce as is the case in most parts of the North and Middle Belt of Nigeria.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Barkin Ladi, Bassa, Bokkos, Jos East, Jos North, Jos South, Kanam, Kanke, Langtang North, Langtang South, Mangu, Mikang, Pankshin, Qua’an Pan, Riyom, Shendam, Wase.

Raw Materials Distribution in Plateau State

PLATEAU STATE
S/N LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA MINERAL RAW MATERIALS AGRO RAW MATERIALS
1 BARKIN-LADI Monazite, Ball clay, Mica, Columbite, Cassiterite, Zircon, Kaolin, Ilmenite, Gemstone. Maize, Sorghum, Millet, Wheat, Irish potato, Beans, Mango, Apple, Tomatoes, Carrots, Acha, Sugarcane, Pepper, Poultry
2 BASSA Monazite, Columbite, Ball clay, Cassiterite, Kaolin, Zircon, Abrasive, Dolomite
3 BOKKOS Ilmenite, Kaolin, Monazite, Granite, Garnet, Cassiterite Sorghum, Beans, Irish potato, Maize, Sweet potato, Vegetables, Fruits.
4 JOS-EAST Columbite, Cassiterite Acha, Sweet potato, Vegetables, Irish potato, Fruits, Livestock
5 JOS-NORTH Quartz, Ball clay, Kaolin, Cassiterite, Columbite, Zircon, Rutile Acha, Sorghum, Beans, Groundnut, Maize, Sweet potato, Vegetable, Wheat, Irish potato, Fruits, Livestock
6 KANAM Lead/Zinc ore, Feldspar, Ball clay, Crude salt Sorghum, Maize, Beans, Groundnut, Rice, Cotton, Sugarcane, Vegetables, Poultry, Livestock.
7 KANKE Talc,   Lead/Zinc ore, Feldspar, Kaolin, Quartz Maize, Irish potato, Millet, Guinea, corn, Beans, Fruits, Vegetables, Livestock
8 LANGTANG- NORTH Feldspar, Ball clay, Baryte Groundnut, Millet Beniseed, Guinea corn, Cotton, Fruits, Vegetables, Livestock, Beans, Yam, Cassava.
9 LANGTANG – SOUTH Sorghum, Beans, Groundnut, Rice, Yam, Cassava, Mango, Vegetables, Livestock
10 MANGU Garnet, Feldspar, Cassiterite, Columbite, Ilmenite, Zircon, Ball clay, Gemstone, Quartz Sorghum, Beans, Maize, Irish potato, Mango, Vegetables, Livestock, Orange, Pineapple, Fruits.
11 MIKANG Salt, Baryte Maize, Rice, Groundnut, Yam, Cassava, Guinea corn, Millet, Vegetables, Livestock
12 PANKSHIN Talc, Lead/Zircon ore, Feldspar, Ilmenite, kaolin, Quartz Maize, Irish potato, Millet, Guinea corn, Beans, Fruits, Vegetables, Livestock
13 QUA’AN PAN Feldspar, Barytes, Ball clay, Limestone Maize, Rice, Groundnut, Yam, Cassava, Guinea corn, Millet, Vegetables, Tomatoes, Livestock, mango, Sugarcane
14 RIYOM Ball clay, Zircon, Ilmenite, Mica, Monazite, Cassiterite, Columbite Maize, Guinea corn, Groundnut, Cassava, Maize, Tomatoes, Pepper, Mango, Vegetables, Livestock.
15 SHENDAM Salt, Baryte, Feldspar Sorghum, Beans, Maize, Rice, Groundnut, Yam, Cassava, Fruits, Vegetables, mango, Livestock.
16 WASE Ball clay, Galena, Lead/Zinc Sorghum, maize, Rice, Cotton, Tomatoes, Fruits, Vegetables, Livestock

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