Kogi state is one of the 36 states in Nigeria. It is well known for having the confluence of the River Niger and Benue. Lokoja city, the state capital is the town where the two rivers meet. In this write-up, we’ll enumerate the towns and local government areas of ‘The Confluence State’.
Overview of Kogi State
Kogi state is a central state and is situated in the Middle-Belt region of Nigeria. The state is significant for having the confluence of River Niger and River Benue at its capital, Lokoja. This make it to be popularly called the confluence state.
In terms of economic activities in the state, Agriculture is the main contributor of the state economy with fishing in the riverine areas like Lokoja, Idah, Ibaji, and Ogugu. There are also notable mineral resources in Kogi state which include coal, petroleum, limestone, steel and others.
The main ethnic groups of the state are Igala, Ebira, Bassa Nge and Okun.
List of Local Government Areas and Towns in Kogi State
Here is a rundown of the local government areas and towns in Kogi state
Adavi Local Government Area
Adavi LGA is one of the Local Government Area in Kogi State. It has an administrative headquarter sited in Ogaminana with other urban areas like Abagiri, Adabi, Adabunoze, Adademe, Adonukoko, Akobobe, Aku, Anyoke, Anyoke Enyomo, Atami, Ateba, Ebenitutu and Ebogogo also making up the area.
Ajaokuta Local Government Area
Ajaokuta LGA is a commercial area in the state, and it is very known for the minning activities in Ajaokuta town the LG headquarter. Other towns in the area include Ebiya, Ajaokuta, Egayi, Badoke, Bagana, Bataga, Egede, Gaduma, Ganaja, Garegu, Ichmwa, Idibo, Idire, Inara, Kporoko, Obangede and others.
Ankpa Local Government Area
Ankpa LGA is a Local Government Area in Kogi State, and it has an administrative headquarter in Ankpa town. Other prominent towns in the area include Enjema, Ojoku, Abache, Abo, Acherane, Adde, Aguma, Aka, Akwu, Ankpa, Atuma, Biraidu, Ebakpoti, Ede and Efiwo.
Bassa Local Government Area
Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi state is headquartered in Oguma with major towns in the area include Ahutara, Akakana, Akishamishi, Ozonogulo; and villages including Kpepere, Nyimo, Paperi, Rioume, Usaman, Zavkama and Maza.
Dekina Local Government Area
Dekina LGA is a Local Government Area in Kogi State and it has an headquarter in the town of Dekina. Other notable towns in the region include: Birdu, Dekina, Okura, Egume, Adoma, Ajebido, Adum, Agada, Agbajo, Agidibai, Agojeju, Ahojori and Aje-Kelega.
Ibaji Local Government Area
Ibaji LGA is a renown Local Government Area with an headquarters in the town of Onyedega. There are many other notable urban areas in Ibaji LGA, and they include: Adgwu, Ajankoje, Ajitata, Ajmukoje, Akene, Akinia, Akpalobe, Akpanya, Akpiola, Akura, Alakwa, Alogwu and Amabo among others.
Idah Local Government Area
Idah LGA is one of Kogi State list of local government area. Though small in size, the Local Government Area is quite popular and has some notable urban areas in it. Ede, Ega, Ichala, Igalaogba, Igecheba, Ogegele, Owoli Apa, Ogegele, Igacheba, Igalaogba and Ichala towns are the notable places in the area.
Igbalamela Odolu Local Government Area
Igbalamela Odolu LGA has an headquarter situated in the town of Ajaka and is made up of the wards, villages and towns which include: Odolu, Ajaka, Ofodo, Akpanya, Ogbodibo, Agbokete, Ogbolibomi, Ojigbe, Avrugo, Ekwuloko, Oforachi, Oji-Aja and Ubele.
Ijumu Local Government Area
Ijumu LGA is one of the twnty-one Local Government Areas of Kogi state. It has an headquarter in Iyara town consisting of major towns and districts like: Aduge, Agirigbobn-Oke, Aiyegunle Gbede, Aiyeotro- Gbrdde, Aiyere Ayere and Araromi-Gbede.
Kabba Bunnu Local Government Area
Kabba Bunu LGA has an administrative headquarter in town of Kabba, where the area got it name. Towns in Kabba Bunu LGA include: Aiyetoro-Kiri, Akutupa Kiri, Aiyede Igunse, Aiyedun, Ayangan, Ebeleko, Egbeda, Egunse, Idde, Iyan Kabba and Kakun.
Kogi Local Government Area
Kogi LGA is one of the LG area of the State. The state’s name is gotten from this and it has an headquarter in Koton Karfe. Other notable towns in the area include: Abuse Bassa, Achabo, Acheni, Adaba, Adabode, Adagima, Adama, Adamuro-Bassa, Adanya, Adigi-Gwari and Adiho.
Lokoja Local Government Area
Lokoja LGA is the is headquartered in the centre of Lokoja city, the capital of Kogi state. Notable towns and urban communities that make up the area include: Kakanda, Kupa, Lokoja Rural, Oworo, Akpayan, Eban Kaci,Aledu, Ayinoke, Banda, Abugi, Agini, Angbapu, Arakpo, Awumi and Bagi.
Mopa-Muro Local Government Area
Mopa-Muro is a Local Government Area in Kogi state. It has an headquarter situated in the town of Mopa with other towns, wards and villages like Odole, Orokere, Takete Idde, Otafun, Ileteju, Agbofogun, Aiyedayo, Aiyedaro, Aiyede and Okagi also making up the area.
Ofu Local Government Area
Ofu LGA is a renown Local Government Area in Kogi State. It has an administrative headquarter located in the town of Ogwoawo. There are towns in the area which include: Gwalawo, Igala, Aloji, Ejule, Etakwu, Igo, Ofoke, Ogbonicha, Iboko, Aloma, Itobe, Ogwa and Ugwo-Lawo.
Ogori-Magongo Local Government Area
Ogori-Magongo LGA is centred in Akpata town. Many other towns still make up the area, and they include: Akpafa, Afuku, Aiyeromi, Akonoboro, Amuguru, Apata, Arawu, Arere, Ayetoro, Efan, Eke, Eku Daudu, Eku Oba and Emayin.
Okehi Local Government Area
Okehi LGA is a Local Government Area in Kogi state. With Obangede town as it administrative headquarter, it also has other urban areas like Imanu, Inawe, Inochine, Inokoro, Ireapana, Irekovi, Iremariku, Irewagere, Irikuochakoko, Irusuegeze, Isuwen and Itakpe in the area.
Okene Local Government Area
Okene town, which is the headquarter of this LGA is a well known city in the state. The area is very developed and towns like Okene, Okengwen, Abuga, Agere, Agewa, Acheze, Ere, Obehira-Eba, Obenira-Bete, Odenku, Ozuja, Ukpororo and Ahache Otutu-Are are the notable urban areas in this area.
Olamaboro Local Government Area
Olamaboro LGA is a Local Government Area in Kogi State, and it has an headquarter in Opko town, consisting of other districts and towns like Imani, Ogodu, Okpo, Inwa, Iwilli, Iyodo, Mabenyi, Ododa, Oforo, Ofudu, Ogalobe and Ogbodo.
Omala Local Government Area
Omala LGA is headquartered in the town of Abejukolo and is made up of some towns and districts. Notable towns like Ife, Ogodu, Ado, Adoka, Agbenema-Ife, Agojeju-Odo, Ajaja, Ajibu, Ajiyolo, Akpacha, Bagaji-Odfo, Bagana, Braidu, Bukami, Drisu-Village and other urban areas make up Omala LGA.
Yagba East Local Government Area
Yagba East LGA of Kogi State has an headquarter in Isanlu town. The local government area has many urban centres, and they include the following Amuro, Iddo, Idofin, Ijowa, Ilafin, Irunda, Isanlu-Itedo, Isanlu- Makutu, Isanlu-Mopa, Iye and Lofin.
Yagba West Local Government Area
Yagba West is one of the twenty-one Local Government Areas of Kogi state. With Odo-Ire town as the headquarter, other notable urban areas include: Akaka, Assia, Egbe, Ejiba, Iddo, Igbaraku, Isanlu Esa, Iyemerin, Odo-Ara, Odo-Ere, Odo-Eri, Odosin and Ogbe.
There are many things in Kogi State which makes the place worth going. Tourist attractions in the satate include the Lord Lugard House, Mount Patti, World War Cenotaph, the confluence of Rivers Niger and Benue, and natural land features like hills and terrains are the few to mention attractions. The State is also well connected and it just adjacent to Abuja City, being a 2-hour drive.
This write-up provided a guide by encapsulating the towns and local government areas in Kogi State.