States in Nigeria and Their Local Government Areas: Full List

List of States in Nigeria and their Local Government Areas: Apparently, Nigeria is a federation with 36 states and about 774 local governments. These states are subdivisions of the country and they are autonomous to some extent. For instance, the central government or federal government of Nigeria is not supposed to interfere with the activities of the state government.

In that same way, state governments are not supposed to interfere with the activities of the local government.

That notwithstanding, they all work hand-in-hand to ensure the growth and development of Nigeria. In my article on why federalism was adopted in Nigeria, I clearly explained the reasons why a federal system should be retained in Nigeria.

Aside from the fact that Federalism reduces the workload of the government and brings about easy administration of the country, it also ensure growth and development at every level of government. I mean, there will be equitable development in every part of the country.

In today’s post, i will be making a list of all the states in Nigeria and their local government in 2020. Note that this is the most recent compilation of all the states in Nigeria and their LGA. Thus, I enjoin you to read this very carefully if you are a citizen a citizen of Nigeria. Undoubtedly, this article will be an eye opener.

states in Nigeria and their Local Government Areas 2020

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1. States in Nigeria and their Local Government in 2020

States in Nigeria and their Local Government in 2020

Below are all the states and their local government in Nigeria:

1. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Abia State

Abia state was created out of Imo State in 1991. It is in the south eastern part of Nigeria. The capital of Abia is Umuahia, and its major commercial city is Aba.

Abia State is made up of 17 Local Government Areas namely: Aba North, Aba South, Arochukwu, Bende, Isiala Ngwa South, Ikwuano, Isiala, Ngwa North, Isukwuato, Ukwa West, Ukwa East, Umuahia, Umuahia South

2. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Adamawa State

Adamawa is a state in northeastern Nigeria, whose capital and largest city is Yola. In 1991, when Taraba State was carved out from Gongola State, the geographical entity Gongola State was renamed Adamawa State.

Adamawa State is made up of 22 Local Government Areas namely: Demsa, Fufore, Ganye, Girei, Gombi, Jada, Yola North, Lamurde, Madagali, Maiha, Mayo-Belwa, Michika, Mubi South, Numna, Shelleng, Song, Toungo, Jimeta, Yola South, Hung

3. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Anambra State

Anambra is a state in southeastern Nigeria. The capital and seat of government is Awka. Onitsha, a historic port city from pre-colonial times is the largest urban area in the state.

Anambra State is made up of 21 Local Government Areas namely: Aguata, Anambra, Anambra West, Anaocha, Awka South, Awka North, Ogbaru, Onitsha South, Onitsha North, Orumba North, Orumba South, Oyi

4. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Akwa Ibom State

Akwa Ibom is a state in Nigeria. It is located in the coastal southern part of the country.

Akwa Ibom State is made up of 31 Local Government Areas namely: Abak, Eastern Obolo, Eket, Essien Udim, Etimekpo, Etinan, Ibeno, Ibesikpo Asutan, Ibiono Ibom, Ika, Ikono, Ikot Abasi, Ikot Ekpene, Ini, Itu, Mbo, Mkpat Enin, Nsit Ibom, Nsit Ubium, Obot Akara, Okobo, Onna, Orukanam, Oron, Udung Uko, Ukanafun, Esit Eket, Uruan, Urue Offoung, Oruko Ete, Uyo

5. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Bauchi State

Bauchi, usually referred to as Bauchi State to distinguish it from the city of Bauchi, is a state in northern Nigeria. Its capital is the city of Bauchi.

Bauchi State is made up of 20 Local Government Areas which are: Alkaleri, Bauchi, Bogoro, Darazo, Dass, Gamawa, Ganjuwa, Giade, Jama`are, Katagum, Kirfi, Misau, Ningi, Hira, Tafawa Balewa, Itas gadau, Toro, Warji, Zaki, Dambam

6. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Bayelsa State

Bayelsa is a state in southern Nigeria in the core Niger Delta region, between Delta State and Rivers State. Its capital is Yenagoa.

Bayelsa State is made up of 9 Local Government Areas which are: Brass, Ekeremor, Kolok/Opokuma, Nembe, Ogbia, Sagbama, Southern Ijaw, Yenagoa, Membe.

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7. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Benue State

Benue State is one of the north central area states in Nigeria with a population of about 4,253,641 in 2006 census. It is inhabited predominantly by the Tiv, Idoma and Igede peoples, who speak Tiv, Idoma, and Igede languages respectively. Its capital is Makurdi.

Benue State is made up of 22 Local Government Areas which are: Ador, Agatu, Apa, Buruku, Gboko, Guma, Gwer East, Gwer West, Kastina-ala, Konshisha, Kwande, Logo, Makurdi, Obi, Ogbadibo, Ohimini, Oju, Okpokwu, Oturkpo, Tarka, Ukum, Vandekya

8. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Borno State

Borno, also known as Borno State, is a state in north-eastern Nigeria. Its capital and largest city is Maiduguri. The state was formed in 1976 from the split of the North-Eastern State.

Borno State is made up of 27 Local Government Areas which are: Abadan, Askira/Uba, Bama, Bayo, Biu, Chibok, Damboa, Dikwagubio, Guzamala, Gwoza, Hawul, Jere, Kaga, Kalka/Balge, Konduga, Kukawa, Kwaya-ku, Mafa, Magumeri, Maiduguri, Marte, Mobbar, Monguno, Ngala, Nganzai, Shani

9. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Cross River State

Cross River is a state in South South Nigeria, bordering Cameroon to the east. Its capital is Calabar and its name is derived from the Cross River, which passes through the state. English, French, Bekwarra, Ejagham and Efik are major languages of this state.

Cross River State is made up of 18 Local Government Areas which are: Abia, Akampa, Akpabuyo, Bakassi, Bekwara, Biase, Boki, Calabar South, Etung, Ikom, Obanliku, Obubra, Obudu, Odukpani, Ogoja, Ugep North, Yala, Yarkur

10. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Delta State

Cross River is a state in South South Nigeria, bordering Cameroon to the east. Its capital is Calabar and its name is derived from the Cross River, which passes through the state. English, French, Bekwarra, Ejagham and Efik are major languages of this state.

Delta State is made up of 25 Local Government Areas which are: Aniocha South, Anioha, Bomadi, Burutu, Ethiope west, Ethiope east, Ika south, Ika north east, Isoko south, Isoko north, Ndokwa east, Ndokwa west, Okpe, Oshimili north, Oshimili south, Patani, Sapele, Udu, Ughelli south, Ughelli north, Ukwuani, Uviwie, Warri central, Warri north, Warri south.

11. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Ebonyi State

Ebonyi State is in southeastern Nigeria. It is inhabited and populated primarily by the Igbo with the city of Abakaliki as its capital and largest city.

Ebonyi State is made up of 13 Local Government Areas which are: Abakaliki, Afikpo South, Afikpo north, Ebonyi, Ezza, Ezza south, Ikwo, Ishielu, Ivo, Ohaozara, Ohaukwu, Onicha, Izzi.

12. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Edo State

Edo State is a state in Nigeria. Its capital is Benin City. The 2014 estimated population of the Edo state is 5 million people.

Edo State is made up of 19 Local Government Areas namely: Akoko-Edo, Egor, Essann east, Esan south east, Esan central, Esan west, Etsako central, Etsako east, Etsako, Orhionwon, Ivia north, Ovia south west, Owan west, Owan south, Uhunwonde.

13. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Ekiti State

Ekiti State is in Southwest region of Nigeria, declared a state on 1 October 1996 alongside five other states in the country by the then military government under head of state, General Sani Abacha.

Ekiti State is made up of 16 Local Government Areas namely: Ado Ekiti, Effon Alaiye, Ekiti south west, Ekiti west, Ekiti east, Emure/ise, Orun, Ido, Osi, Ijero, Ikere, Ikole, Ilejemeje, Irepodun, Ise/Orun, Moba, Oye, Aiyekire.

14. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Enugu State

Enugu, usually referred to as Enugu State to distinguish it from the city of Enugu, is a state in southeastern Nigeria, created in 1991 from part of the old Anambra State.

Enugu State is made up of 17 Local Government Areas namely: Awgu, Aninri, Enugu east, Enugu south, Enugu North, Ezeagu, Igbo Eze north, Igbi etiti, Nsukka, Oji river, Undenu, Uzo Uwani, Udi.

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15. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Gombe State

Gombe, usually referred to as Gombe State to distinguish it from the city of Gombe, is located in the northeastern part of Nigeria, is one of the country’s 36 states; its capital is Gombe

Gombe State is made up of 11 Local Government Areas namely: Akko, Balanga, Billiri, Dukku, Dunakaye, Gombe, Kaltungo, Kwami, Nafada/Bajoga, Shomgom, Yamaltu/Deba.

16. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Imo State

Imo is one of the 36 States of Nigeria and is in the south east region of Nigeria. Owerri is its capital and among the largest town in the State.

Imo State is made up of 27 Local Government Areas namely: Aboh-mbaise, Ahiazu-Mbaise, Ehime-Mbaino, Ezinhite, Ideato North, Ideato South, Ihitte/Uboma, Ikeduru, Isiala, Isu, Mbaitoli, Ngor Okpala, Njaba, Nwangele, Nkwere, Obowo, Aguta, Ohaji Egbema, Okigwe, Onuimo, Orlu, Orsu, Oru west, Oru, Owerri, Owerri North, Owerri south.

17. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Jigawa State

Jigawa is a state in northwestern Nigeria. Its capital is Dutse. Jigawa State is made up of 27 Local Government Areas which are:

Auyo, Babura, Birnin- Kudu, Birniwa, Buji, Dutse, Garki, Gagarawa, Gumel, Guri, Gwaram, Gwiwa, Hadeji, Jahun, Kafin-Hausa, kaugama, Kazaure, Kirikisamma, Birnin-magaji, Maigatari, Malamaduri, Miga, Ringim, Roni, Sule Tankarka, Taura, Yankwasi.

18. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Kaduna State

Kaduna State is the 18th state of Federal Republic of Nigeria located in the northwest zone of the country. It takes its name for the capital of Kaduna, hence it is usually referred to as Kaduna State to distinguish the two.

Kaduna State is made up of 23 Local Government Areas which are: Brnin Gwari, Chukun, Giwa, Kajuru, Igabi, Ikara, Jaba, Jema`a, Kachia, Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Kagarok, Kauru, Kabau, Kudan, Kere, Makarfi, Sabongari, Sanga, Soba, Zangon-Kataf, Zaria.

19. Local Government Areas in Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

FCT is made up of only 6 Local Government Areas which are:

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

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20. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Kano State

Kano State is a state located in North West part of Nigeria. Created on May 27, 1967 from part of the Northern Region, Kano state borders Katsina State to the north-west, Jigawa State to the north-east, Bauchi State to the south-east and Kaduna State to the south-west.

Kano State is made up of 44 Local Government Areas namely: Ajigi, Albasu, Bagwai, Bebeji, Bichi, Bunkure, Dala, Dambatta, Dawakin kudu, Dawakin tofa, Doguwa, Fagge, Gabasawa, Garko, Garun mallam, Gaya, Gezawa, Gwale, Gwarzo, Kano, Karay, Kibiya, Kiru, Kumbtso, Kunch, Kura, Maidobi, Makoda, MInjibir Nassarawa, Rano, Rimin gado, Rogo, Shanono, Sumaila, Takai, Tarauni, Tofa, Tsanyawa, Tudunwada, Ungogo, Warawa, Wudil.

21. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Katsina State

Katsina, usually referred to as Katsina State to distinguish it from the city of Katsina, is a state in North West zone of Nigeria. Katsina State is made up of 34 Local Government Areas namely:

Bakori, Batagarawa, Batsari, Baure, Bindawa, Charanchi, Dan- Musa, Dandume,Danja, Daura, Dutsi, Dutsin `ma, Faskar, Funtua, Ingawa, Jibiya, Kafur, Kaita, Kankara, Kankiya, Katsina, Furfi, Kusada.Mai aduwa, Malumfashi, Mani, Mash, Matazu, Musawa, Rimi, Sabuwa, Safana, Sandamu, Zango.

22. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Kebbi State

Kwara is a state in Western Nigeria. Its capital is Ilorin. Kwara is located within the North Central geopolitical zone, commonly referred to as the Middle Belt.

Kebbi State is made up of 22 Local Government Areas namely: Aliero, Arewa Dandi, Argungu, Augie, Bagudo, Birnin Kebbi, Bunza, Dandi, Danko, Fakai, Gwandu, Jeda, Kalgo, Koko-besse, Maiyaama, Ngaski, Sakaba, Shanga, Suru, Wasugu, Yauri, Zuru.

23. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Kogi State

Kogi State is made up of 20 Local Government Areas namely: Adavi, Ajaokuta, Ankpa, Bassa, Dekina, Yagba east, Ibaji, Idah, Igalamela, Ijumu, Kabba bunu, Kogi, Mopa muro, Ofu, Ogori magongo, Okehi, Okene, Olamaboro, Omala, Yagba west.

24. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Kwara State

Kwara is a state in Western Nigeria. Its capital is Ilorin. Kwara is located within the North Central geopolitical zone, commonly referred to as the Middle Belt.

Currently, Kwara State is made up of 16 Local Government Areas namely; Asa, Baruten, Ede, Ekiti, Ifelodun, Ilorin south, Ilorin west, Ilorin east, Irepodun, Isin, Kaiama, Moro, Offa, Oke ero, Oyun, Pategi.

25. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Lagos State

Lagos, sometimes referred to as Lagos State to distinguish it from Lagos Metropolitan Area, is a state in the southwestern geopolitical zone of Nigeria.

Lagos State is made up of 20 Local Government Areas namely; Agege, Alimosho Ifelodun, Alimosho, Amuwo-Odofin, Apapa, Badagry, Epe, Eti-Osa, Ibeju- Lekki, Ifako/Ijaye, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Kosofe, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, Mushin, Ojo, Oshodi-Isolo, Shomolu, Surulere.

26. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Nasarawa State

Nasarawa is a state in north central zone of Nigeria. Its capital is Lafia.

Nasarawa State is made up of 13 Local Government Areas namely: Akwanga, Awe, Doma, Karu, Keana, Keffi, Kokona, Lafia, Nassarawa, Nassarawa/Eggon, Obi, Toto, Wamba.

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27. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Niger State

Niger or Niger State is a state in Central Nigeria and the largest state in the country. The state capital is Minna, and other major cities are Bida, Kontagora, and Suleja.

Niger State is made up of 24 Local Government Areas which are: Agaie, Agwara, Bida, Borgu, Bosso, Chanchanga, Edati, Gbako, Gurara, Kitcha, Kontagora, Lapai, Lavun, Magama, Mariga, Mokwa, Moshegu, Muya, Paiko, Rafi, Shiroro, Suleija, Tawa-Wushishi.

28. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Ogun State

Ogun State is a state in southwestern Nigeria. Created in 1976, it borders Lagos State to the south, Oyo and Osun states to the north, Ondo to the east and the Republic of Benin to the west.

Ogun State is made up of 19 Local Government Areas namely: Abeokuta south, Abeokuta north, Ado-odo/otta, Agbado south, Agbado north, Ewekoro, Idarapo, Ifo, Ijebu east, Ijebu north, Ikenne, Ilugun Alaro, Imeko afon, Ipokia, Obafemi/owode, Odeda, Odogbolu, Ogun waterside, Sagamu.

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29. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Ondo State

Ondo or Ondo State is a state in Nigeria created on February 3, 1976, from the former Western State. It originally included the present Ekiti State, which was split off in 1996.

Ondo State is made up of 18 Local Government Areas namely; Akoko north, Akoko north east, Akoko south east, Akoko south, Akure north, Akure, Idanre, Ifedore, Ese odo, Ilaje, Ilaje Oke-Igbo, Irele, Odigbo, Okitipupa, Ondo, Ondo east, Ose, Owo.

30. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Osun State

Osun is an inland state in south-western Nigeria. Its capital is Osogbo.

Osun State is made up of 30 Local Government Areas namely; Atakumosa west, Atakumosa east, Ayeda-ade, Ayedire, Bolawaduro, Boripe, Ede, Ede North, Egbedore, Ejigbo, Ife north, Ife central, Ife South, Ife east, Ifedayo, Ifelodun, Ilesha west, Ila-orangun, Ilesah east, Irepodun, Irewole, Isokan, Iwo, Obokun, Odo-otin, ola oluwa, olorunda, Oriade, Orolu, Osogbo.

31. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Oyo State

Oyo, usually referred to as Oyo State to distinguish it from the city of Oyo, is an inland state in south-western Nigeria, with its capital at Ibadan.

Oyo State is made up of 34 Local Government Areas namely; Afijio, Akinyele, Attba, Atigbo, Egbeda, Ibadan, Ibadan north east, Ibadan central, Ibadan south east, Ibadan west south, Ibarapa east, Ibarapa north, Ido, Ifedapo, Ifeloju, Irepo, Iseyin, Itesiwaju, Iwajowa, Iwajowa olorunshogo, Kajola, Lagelu, Ogbomosho North, Ogbomosho south, Ogo oluwa, Oluyole, Ona Ara, Ore lope, Orire, Oyo east, Oyo west, Saki east, Saki west.

32. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Plateau State

Plateau is the twelfth-largest state in Nigeria. Approximately in the centre of the country, it is geographically unique in Nigeria due to its boundaries of elevated hills surrounding the Jos Plateau its capital, and the entire plateau itself.

Plateau State is made up of 17 Local Government Areas which are; Barkin/ladi, Bassa, Bokkos, Jos North, Jos east, Jos south, Kanam, Kiyom, Langtang north, Langtang south, Mangu, Mikang, Pankshin, Qua`an pan, Shendam, Wase.

33. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Rivers State

Rivers State, also known simply as Rivers, is one of the 36 states of Nigeria. According to census data released in 2006, the state has a population of 5,198,716, making it the sixth-most populous state in the country.

Rivers State is made up of 23 Local Government Areas namely: Abua/Odial, Ahoada west, Akuku toru, Andoni, Asari toru, Bonny, Degema, Eleme, Emohua, Etche, Gokana, Ikwerre, Oyigbo, Khana, Obio/Akpor, Ogba east /Edoni, Ogu/bolo, Okrika, Omumma, Opobo/Nkoro, Portharcourt, Tai.

34. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Sokoto State

Sokoto, usually referred to as Sokoto State to distinguish it from the city of Sokoto, is located in the extreme northwest of Nigeria, near to the confluence of the Sokoto River and the Rima River.

Sokoto State is made up of 22 Local Government Areas which are; Binji, Bodinga, Dange/shuni, Gada, Goronyo, Gudu, Gwadabawa, Illela, Kebbe, Kware, Rabah, Sabon-Birni, Shagari, Silame, Sokoto South, Sokoto north, Tambuwal, Tangaza, Tureta, Wamakko, Wurno, Yabo.

35. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Taraba State

Taraba State is made up of 16 Local Government Areas which are: Akdo-kola, Bali, Donga, Gashaka, Gassol, Ibi, Jalingo, K/Lamido, Kurmi, Lan, Sardauna, Tarum, Ussa, Wukari, Yorro, Zing.

36. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Yobe State

Yobe is a state located in northeastern Nigeria. A mainly agricultural state, it was created on August 27, 1991.

Yobe State is made up of 17 Local Government Areas namely: Borsari, Damaturu, Fika, Fune, Geidam, Gogaram, Gujba, Gulani, Jakusko, Karasuwa, Machina, Nagere, Nguru, Potiskum, Tarmua, Yunusari, Yusufari, Gashua.

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37. Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Zamfara State

Zamfara is a state in northwestern Nigeria. Its capital is Gusau and its Governor is Bello Matawalle, a member of the People’s Democratic Party.

Zamfara State is made up of 14 Local Government Areas which are: Anka, Bukkuyum, Dungudu, Chafe, Gummi, Gusau, Isa, Kaura Namoda, Mradun, Maru, Shinkafi, Talata Mafara, Zumi.

Above are all the states in Nigeria and their local government areas. If you actually read this article from the beginning till this point, kudos to you!

Trust me; you ahead of your peers because, this is the most recent compilation of all the states in Nigeria and their local government areas. Make sure you drop your comments on this topic below. I will be glad to hear from you.

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