Full List of States in Nigeria & Local Government Areas

Nigeria appears to be a federation with 36 states and approximately 774 local government areas. Each Local Government in Nigeria is administered by a Local Government Council, which is made up of a democratically elected Chairman and Councillors from various wards in the area.

states in Nigeria and local government

These states are subdivisions of the country that have some autonomy. For example, the federal government of Nigeria is not supposed to interfere with the actions of the state government. Similarly, state administrations are not supposed to interfere with local government functions.

Regardless, they all collaborate to ensure Nigeria’s growth and prosperity. In my post on why federalism was implemented in Nigeria, I clearly outlined why a federal system should be kept in Nigeria.

Aside from the fact that Federalism lessens the workload of the government and facilitates the administration of the country, it also ensures growth and development at all levels of government. I mean, there will be equitable development in every region of the country.

In today’s post, we’ll go over a list of all the states in Nigeria as well as their local governments areas. It should be noted that this is the most recent collection of all Nigerian states and LGAs. As a result, if you are a Nigerian citizen, I urge you to read this carefully. Without a doubt, this piece will be eye-opening.

FULL LIST OF STATES IN NIGERIA AND THEIR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS

  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGA’S) IN ABIA STATE

Abia State is made up of 17 LGAs, they are:

  • Aba North
  • Aba South
  • Arochukwu
  • Bende
  • Isiala Ngwa South
  • Ikwuano
  • Isiala
  • Ngwa North
  • Isukwuato
  • Ukwa West
  • Ukwa East
  • Umuahia
  • Umuahia South
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN ADAMAWA STATE

Adamawa State is made up of 22 LGAs, they are:

  • Demsa
  • Fufore
  • Ganye
  • Girei
  • Gombi
  • Jada
  • Yola North
  • Lamurde
  • Madagali
  • Maiha
  • Mayo-Belwa
  • Michika
  • Mubi South
  • Numna
  • Shelleng
  • Song
  • Toungo
  • Jimeta
  • Yola South
  • Hung
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN ANAMBRA STATE

Anambra State is made up of 21 LGAs, they are:

  • Aguata
  • Anambra
  • Anambra West
  • Anaocha
  • Awka South
  • Awka North
  • Ogbaru
  • Onitsha South
  • Onitsha North
  • Orumba North
  • Orumba South
  • Oyi
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN AKWA IBOM STATE

Akwa Ibom State is made up of 31 LGAs, they are:

  • 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
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN BAUCHI STATE

Bauchi State is made up of 20 LGAs, they are:

  • Alkaleri
  • Bauchi
  • Bogoro
  • Darazo
  • Dass
  • Gamawa
  • Ganjuwa
  • Giade
  • Jama`are
  • Katagum
  • Kirfi
  • Misau
  • Ningi
  • Hira
  • Tafawa Balewa
  • Itas gadau
  • Toro
  • Warji
  • Zaki
  • Dambam
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN BAYELSA STATE

Bayelsa State is made up of 9 LGAs, they are:

  • Brass
  • Ekeremor
  • Kolok/Opokuma
  • Nembe
  • Ogbia
  • Sagbama
  • Southern Ijaw
  • Yenagoa
  • Membe
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN BENUE STATE

Benue State is made up of 22 LGAs, they 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
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN BORNO STATE

Borno State is made up of 27 LGAs, they 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
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN CROSS RIVER STATE

Cross River State is made up of 18 LGAs, they are:

  • Abia
  • Akampa
  • Akpabuyo
  • Bakassi
  • Bekwara
  • Biase
  • Boki
  • Calabar South
  • Etung
  • Ikom
  • Obanliku
  • Obubra
  • Obudu
  • Odukpani
  • Ogoja
  • Ugep North
  • Yala
  • Yarkur
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN DELTA STATE

Delta State is made up of 25 LGAs, they 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
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN EBONYI STATE

Ebonyi State is made up of 13 LGA’s, they are:

  • Abakaliki
  • Afikpo south
  • Afikpo north
  • Ebonyi
  • Ezza
  • Ezza south
  • Ikwo
  • Ishielu
  • Ivo
  • Ohaozara
  • Ohaukwu
  • Onicha
  • Izzi
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN EDO STATE

Edo State is made up of 19 LGAs, they are:

  • 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
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN EKITI STATE

Ekiti State is made up of 16 LGAs, they are:

  • 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
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN ENUGU STATE

Enugu State is made up of 17 LGAs, they are:

  • Awgu
  • Aninri
  • Enugu east
  • Enugu south
  • Enugu north
  • Ezeagu
  • Igbo Eze north
  • Igbi etiti
  • Nsukka
  • Oji river
  • Undenu
  • Uzo Uwani
  • Udi
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN GOMBE STATE

Gombe State is made up of 11 LGAs, they are:

  • Akko
  • Balanga
  • Billiri
  • Dukku
  • Dunakaye
  • Gombe
  • Kaltungo
  • Kwami
  • Nafada/Bajoga
  • Shomgom
  • Yamaltu/Deba
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN IMO STATE

Imo State is made up of 27 LGAs, they are:

  • 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
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN JIGAWA STATE

Jigawa State is made up of 27 LGAs, they 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
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN KADUNA STATE

Kaduna State is made up of 23 LGAs, they 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
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN KANO STATE

Kano State is made up of 44 LGAs (which is the state with the highest number of local government) they are:

  • 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
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN KATSINA STATE

Katsina State is made up of 34 LGAs, they are:

  • 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
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN KEBBI STATE

Kebbi State is made up of 22 LGAs, they are:

  • 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
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN KOGI STATE

Kogi State is made up of 20 LGAs, they are:

  • 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
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN KWARA STATE

Kwara State is made up of 16 LGAs, they are:

  • Asa
  • Baruten
  • Ede
  • Ekiti
  • Ifelodun
  • Ilorin south
  • Ilorin west
  • Ilorin east
  • Irepodun
  • Isin
  • Kaiama
  • Moro
  • Offa
  • Oke ero
  • Oyun
  • Pategi
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN LAGOS STATE

Lagos State is made up of 20 LGAs, they are:

  • 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
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN NASARAWA STATE

Nasarawa State is made up of 13 LGAs, they are:

  • Akwanga
  • Awe
  • Doma
  • Karu
  • Keana
  • Keffi
  • Kokona
  • Lafia
  • Nassarawa
  • Nassarawa/Eggon
  • Obi
  • Toto
  • Wamba
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN NIGER STATE

Niger State is made up of 24 LGAs, they 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
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN OGUN STATE

Ogun State is made up of 19 LGA’s, they are:

  • 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
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN ONDO STATE

Ondo State is made up of 18 LGAs, they are:

  • 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
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN OSUN STATE

Osun State is made up of 30 LGAs, they are:

  • 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
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN OYO STATE

Oyo State is made up of 34 LGAs, they are:

  • 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
  • Surulere
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN PLATEAU STATE

Plateau State is made up of 17 LGAs, they 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
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN RIVERS STATE

Rivers State is made up of 23 LGAs, they are:

  • 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
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN SOKOTO STATE

Sokoto State is made up of 22 LGA’s, they 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
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN TARABA STATE

Taraba State is made up of 16 LGAs, they are:

  • Akdo-kola
  • Bali
  • Donga
  • Gashaka
  • Gassol
  • Ibi
  • Jalingo
  • K/Lamido
  • Kurmi
  • lan
  • Sardauna
  • Tarum
  • Ussa
  • Wukari
  • Yorro
  • Zing
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN YOBE STATE

Yobe State is made up of 17 LGAs, they are:

  • Borsari
  • Damaturu
  • Fika
  • Fune
  • Geidam
  • Gogaram
  • Gujba
  • Gulani
  • Jakusko
  • Karasuwa
  • Machina
  • Nagere
  • Nguru
  • Potiskum
  • Tarmua
  • Yunusari
  • Yusufari
  • Gashua
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS (LGAS) IN ZAMFARA STATE

Zamfara State is made up of 14 LGA’s, they are:

  • Anka
  • Bukkuyum
  • Dungudu
  • Chafe
  • Gummi
  • Gusau
  • Isa
  • Kaura Namoda
  • Mradun
  • Maru
  • Shinkafi
  • Talata Mafara
  • Zumi

CONCLUSION

This is the most recent compilation of all Nigerian states and local government areas. Please provide your thoughts on this topic in the comments section below.

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