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Niger State

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Quick Facts:

  • Population: 3,954,772 (2006 census figures) - 12th of 37
  • Percentage of Nigeria’s total population: 2.8%
  • Population density: 57 people per square kilometre
  • Landmass: 74,108.6 square kilometres
  • State capital: Minna
  • Local Government Areas: 25
  • Current Governor: Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu

Local Government Areas:

  • Agaie
  • Agwara
  • Bida
  • Borgu
  • Bosso
  • Chanchaga
  • Edati
  • Gbako
  • Gurara
  • Katcha
  • Kontagora
  • Lapai
  • Lavun
  • Magama
  • Mariga
  • Mashegu
  • Mokwa
  • Muya
  • Paikoro
  • Rafi
  • Rijau
  • Shiroro
  • Suleja
  • Tafa
  • Wushishi

 

Abubakar Sanu-Lulu Bello, Governor of Niger state, Nigeria

Governors and Administrators:

  • Murtala Nyako, (Administrator - Military): February 1976 - December 1977
  • Okoh Ebitu Ukiwe (Administrator - Military): December 1977 - July 1978
  • Colonel Joseph Oni (Administrator - Military): July 1978 - October 1979
  • Malam Awwal Ibrahim (Governor – Civilian (National Party of Nigeria - NPN)): October 1979 - December 1983
  • David Mark (Administrator - Military): January 1984 - 1986
  • Garba Ali Mohammed (Administrator - Military): 1986 - December 1987
  • Lawan Gwadabe (Administrator - Military): December 1987 - January 1992
  • Musa Inuwa (Governor - Civilian (National Republican Convention - NRC)): January 1992 - November 1993
  • Cletus Komena Emein (Administrator - Military): December 1993 - August 1996
  • Simeon Oduoye (Administrator - Military): August 1996 - Aug 1998
  • Habibu Idris Shuaibu (Administrator - Military): Aug 1998 - May 1999
  • Abdulkadir Kure (Governor - Civilian (People's Democratic Party - PDP)): May 1999 - May 2007
  • Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu (Governor - Civilian (PDP)): May 2007 - May 2015
  • Abubakar Sanu-Lulu Bello ( Governor - Civilian( All Progressive Party) May 2015- Present