Location of Nasarawa State in Nigeria
|Date created||1 October 1996|
|• Governor||Abdullahi Sule|
|• Deputy Governor||Dr. Emmanuel Akabe|
|• Total||27,117 km2 (10,470 sq mi)|
|• Total||$3.02 billion|
|• Per capita||$1,588|
|Time zone||UTC+01 (WAT)|
|ISO 3166 code||NG-NA|
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Local Government Areas
The State has three National Senatorial Districts (South, North and West).
Nasarawa State consists of thirteen (13) Local Government Areas (shown with 2006 population figures):
|Nasarawa West Senatorial District||716,802|
|Nasarawa North Senatorial District||335,453|
|Nasarawa South Senatorial District||811,020|
|Akwanga||Duhwa; Eggon; Fulani; Gwandara; Hausa; Mada; Mama; Ninzo; Numana; Nungu|
|Awe||Hausa; Fulani; Gwandara; Eggon; Goemai; Lijili; Tiv; Wapan|
|Doma||Alago; Eggon; Tiv; Agatu; Fulani; Hausa;|
|Karu||Ashe; Duya; Eggon; Gade; Nyankpa|
|Keana||Alago; Gwandara;Eggon; Tiv; Fulani||Keffi||Hausa; Fulani; Gade; Eggon;Gbagyi; Gwandara; Koro Wachi|
|Kokona||Gwandara; Fulani; Hausa; Eggon|
|Lafia||Bare-Bari; Hausa; Fulani; Ake; Alago; Agatu; Eggon; Goemai; Gwandara; Kofyar; Lijili; Tiv; Wapan|
|Nasarawa||Hausa; Fulani; Agatu; Alago; Basa; Egbura; Eloyi; Gade; Gbagyi; Gwandara; Eggon; Tiv|
|Nasarawa-Eggon||Eggon; Mada; Nungu; Fulani; Hausa|
|Obi||Alago; Hausa; Fulani; Eggon; Tiv|
|Toto||Egbura Agatu; Eggon; Gade; Fulani; Hausa|
|Wamba||Alumu-Tesu; Bu; Eggon; Hasha; Fulani; Kantana; Nungu; Toro|
Nasarawa State has agriculture as the mainstay of its economy with the production of varieties of cash crops throughout the year. It also contains various minerals such as salt, baryte, and bauxite, which are mostly mined by artisanal miners.
The state has a College of Education in Akwanga, Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, College of Agriculture in Lafia, Isa Mustapha Agwai I Polytechnic Lafia, Nasarawa State University Faculty of Agriculture Lafia Camous, a newly established Federal University of Lafia, Mewar International University at Masaka, Bingham University at Karu, NACAP polytechnic Akwanga, Command secondary school Lafia, Command secondary school Rinze, Vocational And Relevant technology board, and many primary and secondary schools.
There is also the Salt Village in Keana Local Government Area of the State. It produces naturally iodized salt from the lake located near it. The town is also one of the cradles of Alago civilization, one of the major ethnic groups in the state.
Here is a view of keffi town and a beautiful sunset at Maloney Hill.
- See List of Governors of Nasarawa State for a list of prior governors
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- Nassarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK), is a tertiary institution which was created to encourage the advancement of learning in the state and its neighbouring environment. NSUK was established under the Nasarawa State Law No. 2 of 2001 as passed by the State House of Assembly under the first democratically elected Governor of Nasarawa State, Governor (Dr.) Abdullahi Adamu but was born and sited in February 2002, at the defunct College of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST), Keffi. It was established with the fundamental aim of providing an avenue for Nassarawa State indigenes to pursue and acquire tertiary education. Located in Keffi town. Nassarawa State University caters for both full time and part-time students. Brief Data[permanent dead link]
- 2006 Population Census, Federal Republic of Nigeria, National Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original on 2009-03-25.
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- Dreaming of Farin Ruwa | GlobalPost
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