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Plateau State

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Quick Facts:

  • Population: 3,206,531 (2006 census figures) - 25th of 37
  • Percentage of Nigeria’s total population: 2.3%
  • Landmass: 27,216 square kilometres
  • State capital: Jos
  • Local Government Areas: 17
  • Current Governor: Jonah David Jang

Local Government Areas:

  • Barkin Ladi
  • Bassa
  • Bokkos
  • Jos East
  • Jos North
  • Jos South
  • Kanke
  • Kanam
  • Langtang North
  • Langtang South
  • Mangu
  • Mikang
  • Pankshin
  • Qua'an Pan
  • Riyom
  • Shendam
  • Wase
Simon Lalong, Governor of Plateau State

Governors and Administrators:

  • Dan Suleiman (Governor - Military): March 1976 - July 1978
  • Joshua Anaja (Governor - Military): July 1978 - October 1979
  • Joshua Anaja (Governor - (Military)) July, 1978 - October, 1979
  • Solomon Lar (Governor - Civilian (Nigerian People's Party)): October 1979 - December 1983 Samuel Atukum (Administrator - Military): January 1984 - August 1985
  • Chris Alli (Administrator - Military): August 1985 - August 1986
  • Lawrence Onoja (Administrator - Military): August 1986 - July 1988
  • Aliyu Kama (Administrator - Military): July 1988 - August 1990
  • Joshua Madaki (Governor - Civilian (Social Democratic Party)): August 1990 - January 1992
  • Fidelis Tapgun (Governor - Civilian (Social Democratic Party)): January 1992 - November 1993
  • Mohammed Mana (Administrator - (Military)): December 1993 - August 1996
  • Habibu Idris Shuaibu (Administrator - Military): August 1996 - August 1998
  • Musa Shehu (Administrator - Military): August 1998 - May 1999
  • Joshua Dariye (Governor - Civilian (People's Democratic Party)): May 1999 - May 2004 Chris Alli (Interim Governor - Civilian (People's Democratic Party)): May 2004 - November 2004
  • Chris Alli (Interim Governor - Civilian (People's Democratic Party)): May 2004 - November 2004
  • Joshua Dariye (Governor - Civilian (People's Democratic Party)): November 2004 - November 2006
  • Michael Botmang (Governor - Civilian (People's Democratic Party)): November 2006 - April 2007
  • Joshua Dariye (Governor - Civilian (People's Democratic Party)): April 2007 - May 2007
  • Jonah David Jang (Governor - Civilian (People's Democratic Party)): May 2007 - May 2015
  • Simon Lalong ( Governor - Civilian ( All Progresive Congress)) May 2015 - Present