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Which state has the highest local government in Nigeria

There are thirty-six (36) states in Nigeria, each divided into Local Government Areas. The bigger the land area and the number of towns in a state, the greater is the number of Local Governments in that state. So the question is which state has the highest local government in Nigeria?

Which state has the highest local government in Nigeria

Each state in Nigeria is divided into smaller units known as Local Government Areas (LGAs). These Local Government Areas are economic recommendations made to the states by the constitution of Nigeria for the effective administration of the states. Each Local Government in Nigeria is further divided into wards. The bigger the land area and the number of towns in a state, the higher the number of Local Governments in the state. Keep reading our post to find out which state has the highest number of local government in Nigeria.

This state is Kano State, and it has forty-four Local Government Areas. This number is the highest in Nigeria.

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Kano State

Local Government Areas in Kano State

As we have already mentioned, there are forty-four (44) Local Government Area in Kano State. Below we will list the 44 LGAs in the state and their administrative areas:

  1. Ajingi Local Government Area - Ajingi
  2. Albasu Local Government Area - Albasu
  3. Bagwai Local Government Area - Bagwai
  4. Bebeji Local Government Area - Bebeji
  5. Bichi Local Government Area - Bichi
  6. Bunkure Local Government Area - Bukunre
  7. Dala Local Government Area - Gwanmaja
  8. Dambatta Local Government Area - Dambatta
  9. Dawakin kudu Local Government Area – Dawakin Kudu
  10. Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area – Dawakin Tofa
  11. Doguwa Local Government Area - Riruwai
  12. Fagge Local Government Area - Waje
  13. Gabasawa Local Government Area - Zakirai
  14. Garko Local Government Area - Garko
  15. Garun Mallam Local Government Area – Garun Mallam
  16. Gaya Local Government Area - Gaya
  17. Gezawa Local Government Area - Gezawa
  18. Gwale Local Government Area - Gwale
  19. Gwarzo Local Government Area - Gwarzo
  20. Kabo Local Government Area – Kabo
  21. Kano Municipal Local Government Area – Kofar Kudu
  22. Karaye Local Government Area - Karaye
  23. Kibiya Local Government Area - Kibiya
  24. Kiru Local Government Area - Kiru
  25. Kumbtso Local Government Area - Kumbotso
  26. Kunchi Local Government Area - Kunchi
  27. Kura Local Government Area - Kura
  28. Madobi Local Government Area - Madobi
  29. Makoda Local Government Area - Makoda
  30. Minjibir Local Government Area - Minjibir
  31. Nassarawa Local Government Area - Bompai
  32. Rano Local Government Area - Rano
  33. Rimin Gado Local Government Area – Rimin Gado
  34. Rogo Local Government Area - Rogo
  35. Shanono Local Government Area - Shanono
  36. Sumaila Local Government Area - Sumaila
  37. Takai Local Government Area - Takai
  38. Tarauni Local Government Area – Unguwa Uku
  39. Tofa Local Government Area - Tofa
  40. Tsanyawa Local Government Area -Tsanyawa
  41. Tudun Wada Local Government Area – Tundun Wada
  42. Ungogo Local Government Area - Ungogo
  43. Warawa Local Government Area – Warawa
  44. Wudil Local Government Area – Wudil
Number of local government areas in Kano

The other top five states behind Kano in terms of number of LGAs are: Kastina and Oyo State both has 34 Local Governments, Akwa-Ibom has 31 LGAs, and Osun State with 30 Local Government Areas.

At 50 monument

Kano State at 50 monument

Some other basic facts about Kano State

  • Kano State is Nigeria’s second largest industrial centre. Lagos State is the first.
  • According to the last census in Nigeria which took place in 2006, Kano State is the most populous state in Nigeria with a population figure of 9,383,682. Although there has been contentions and disagreement from various individuals and institutions to this figure.
  • Kano State is mostly populated by the Hausas.

Now you know something more about Nigeria and Kano State. We will continue to bring you more facts about Nigeria.

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