List of States in Nigeria and Their Local Governments

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  The full list of the 37 states in Nigeria and their Local Government Areas.

This article contains the full list of the 37 states in Nigeria and their Local Government Areas.

Nigeria, Africa most populous country has about 774 local government with many wards under it. Under every local government, there are wards which is supervised by Councilors. The councilors reported and are directed by the Chairman who is the head of the each LGA.

Have you ever wondered which state has the highest local government in Nigeria. Continue reading our list of the 36 states in Nigeria and their Local Government Areas to find out.

List of the 36 States in Nigeria and their Local Government Areas

Below is the list of 36 states in Nigeria and their local government areas.

1. Abia State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Abia State consist of 17 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Aba North
  • Aba South
  • Arochukwu
  • Bende
  • Ngwa North Isiala
  • Ngwa South
  • Ikwuano
  • Isiala
  • Isukwuato
  • Ukwa West
  • Ukwa East
  • Umuahia
  • Umuahia South

2. Adamawa State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Adamawa State contains 22 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Demsa
  • Fufore
  • Ganye
  • Girei
  • Gombi
  • Hung
  • Jada
  • Jimeta
  • Lamurde
  • Madagali
  • Maiha
  • Mayo-Belwa
  • Michika
  • Mubi South
  • Numna
  • Shelleng
  • Song
  • Toungo
  • Yola North
  • Yola South

3. Anambra State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Anambra State contains of 12 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Aguata
  • Anambra
  • Anambra West
  • Anaocha
  • Awka South
  • Awka North
  • Ogbaru
  • Onitsha South
  • Onitsha North
  • Orumba North
  • Orumba South
  • Oyi

4. Akwa Ibom State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Akwa Ibom State contains of 31 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • 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

5. Bauchi State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Bauchi State contains 20 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Alkaleri
  • Bauchi
  • Bogoro
  • Dambam
  • Darazo
  • Dass
  • Gamawa
  • Ganjuwa
  • Giade
  • Hira
  • Itas gadau
  • Jama`are
  • Katagum
  • Kirfi
  • Misau
  • Ningi
  • Tafawa Balewa
  • Toro
  • Warji
  • Zaki

6. Bayelsa State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Bayelsa State is the state with the lowest local government area in Nigeria. It contains of 9 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Brass
  • Ekeremor
  • Kolok/Opokuma
  • Nembe
  • Membe
  • Ogbia
  • Sagbama
  • Southern Ijaw
  • Yenagoa

7. Benue State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Benue State contains of 22 Local Government Areas which 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

8. Borno State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Borno State contains of 27 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • 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

9. Cross River State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Cross River State contains of 18 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Abia
  • Akampa
  • Akpabuyo
  • Bakassi
  • Bekwara
  • Biase
  • Boki
  • Calabar South
  • Etung
  • Ikom
  • Obanliku
  • Obubra
  • Obudu
  • Odukpani
  • Ogoja
  • Ugep North
  • Yala
  • Yarkur

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10. Delta State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Delta State contains of 25 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • 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

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11. Ebonyi State and Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Ebonyi State contains of 13 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Abakaliki
  • Afikpo south
  • Afikpo north
  • Ebonyi
  • Ezza
  • Ezza south
  • Ikwo
  • Ishielu
  • Ivo
  • Izzi
  • Ohaozara
  • Ohaukwu
  • Onicha

12. Edo State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Edo State contains of 19 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Akoko-Edo
  • Egor
  • Essann east
  • Esan south east
  • Esan central
  • Esan west
  • Etsako central
  • Etsako east
  • Etsako
  • Ivia north
  • Orhionwon
  • Ovia south west
  • Owan west
  • Owan south
  • Uhunwonde

13. Ekiti State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Ekiti State contains of 16 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Aiyekire
  • Ado Ekiti
  • Effon Alaiye
  • Ekiti south west
  • Ekiti west
  • Ekiti east
  • Emure/ise
  • Ido
  • Ijero
  • Ikere
  • Ikole
  • Ilejemeje
  • Irepodun
  • Ise/Orun
  • Moba
  • Osi
  • Orun
  • Oye

14. Enugu State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Enugu State contains of 17 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Awgu
  • Aninri
  • Enugu east
  • Enugu south
  • Enugu north
  • Ezeagu
  • Igbo Eze north
  • Igbi etiti
  • Nsukka
  • Oji river
  • Undenu
  • Uzo Uwani
  • Udi

15. Gombe State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Gombe State contains of 11 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Akko
  • Balanga
  • Billiri
  • Dukku
  • Dunakaye
  • Gombe
  • Kaltungo
  • Kwami
  • Nafada/Bajoga
  • Shomgom
  • Yamaltu/Deba

16. Imo State and Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Imo State contains of 27 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Aguta
  • Aboh-mbaise
  • Ahiazu-Mbaise
  • Ehime-Mbaino
  • Ezinhite, Ideato North
  • Ideato south
  • Ihitte/Uboma
  • Ikeduru
  • Isiala
  • Isu
  • Mbaitoli
  • Ngor Okpala
  • Njaba
  • Nwangele
  • Nkwere
  • Obowo
  • Ohaji Egbema
  • Okigwe
  • Onuimo
  • Orlu
  • Orsu
  • Oru west
  • Oru
  • Owerri
  • Owerri North
  • Owerri south

17. Jigawa State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Jigawa State contains of 27 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Auyo
  • Babura
  • Birnin- Kudu
  • Birnin-magaji
  • Birniwa
  • Buji
  • Dutse
  • Garki
  • Gagarawa
  • Gumel
  • Guri
  • Gwaram
  • Gwiwa
  • Hadeji
  • Jahun
  • Kafin-Hausa
  • kaugama
  • Kazaure
  • Kirikisamma
  • Maigatari
  • Malamaduri
  • Miga
  • Ringim
  • Roni
  • Sule Tankarka
  • Taura
  • Yankwasi

18. Kaduna State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Kaduna State contains of 23 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Brnin Gwari
  • Chukun
  • Giwa
  • Igabi
  • Ikara
  • Jaba
  • Jema`a
  • Kachia
  • Kajuru
  • Kaduna North
  • Kaduna south
  • Kagarok
  • Kauru
  • Kabau
  • Kudan
  • Kere
  • Makarfi
  • Sabongari
  • Sanga
  • Soba
  • Zangon-Kataf
  • Zaria

19. Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) contains of only 6 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Abaji
  • Abuja Municipal
  • Bwari
  • Gwagwalada
  • Kuje
  • Kwali

20. Kano State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Kano state remains the state with the highest local government area in Nigeria. It contains of 44 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • 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

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21. Katsina State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Katsina State contains of 34 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • 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

22. Kebbi State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Kebbi State contains of 22 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • 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

23. Kogi State and Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Kogi State contains of 20 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Adavi
  • Ajaokuta
  • Ankpa
  • Bassa
  • Dekina
  • Ibaji
  • Idah
  • Igalamela
  • Ijumu
  • Kabba bunu
  • Kogi
  • Mopa muro
  • Ofu
  • Ogori magongo
  • Okehi
  • Okene
  • Olamaboro
  • Omala
  • Yagba east
  • Yagba west

24. Kwara State and Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Kwara State contains of 16 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Asa
  • Baruten
  • Ede
  • Ekiti
  • Ifelodun
  • Ilorin south
  • Ilorin west
  • Ilorin east
  • Irepodun
  • Isin
  • Kaiama
  • Moro
  • Offa
  • Oke ero
  • Oyun
  • Pategi

25. Lagos State and Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Lagos State contains of 20 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • 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

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26. Nasarawa State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Nasarawa State contains of 13 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Akwanga
  • Awe
  • Doma
  • Karu
  • Keana
  • Keffi
  • Kokona
  • Lafia
  • Nassarawa
  • Nassarawa/Eggon
  • Obi
  • Toto
  • Wamba

27. Niger State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Niger State contains of 24 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Agaie
  • Agwara
  • Bida
  • Borgu
  • Bosso
  • Chanchanga
  • Edati
  • Gbako
  • Gurara
  • Kitcha
  • Kontagora
  • Lapai
  • Lavun
  • Magama
  • Mariga
  • Mokwa
  • Moshegu
  • Muya
  • Paiko
  • Rafi
  • Shiroro
  • Suleija
  • Tawa-Wushishi

28. Ogun State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Ogun State contains of 19 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • 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

29. Ondo State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Ondo State contains of 18 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Akoko north
  • Akoko north east
  • Akoko south east
  • Akoko south
  • Akure north
  • Akure
  • Ese odo
  • Idanre
  • Ifedore
  • Ilaje
  • Ilaje oke-igbo
  • Irele
  • Odigbo
  • Okitipupa
  • Ondo
  • Ondo east
  • Ose
  • Owo

30. Osun State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Osun State contains of 30 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • 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

31. Oyo State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Oyo State contains of 34 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • 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

32. Plateau State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Plateau State contains of 17 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Barkin/ladi
  • Bassa
  • Bokkos
  • Jos north
  • Jos east
  • Jos south
  • Kanam
  • Kiyom
  • Langtang north
  • Langtang south
  • Mangu,
  • Mikang
  • Pankshin
  • Qua`an pan
  • Shendam
  • Wase

33. Rivers State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Rivers State contains of 23 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Abua/Odial
  • Ahoada west
  • Akuku toru
  • Andoni
  • Asari toru
  • Bonny
  • Degema
  • Eleme
  • Emohua
  • Etche
  • Gokana
  • Ikwerre
  • Khana
  • Obio/Akpor
  • Ogba east /Edoni
  • Oyigbo
  • Ogu/bolo
  • Okrika
  • Omumma
  • Opobo/Nkoro
  • Portharcourt
  • Tai

34. Sokoto State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Sokoto State contains of 22 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • 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

35. Taraba State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Taraba State contains of 16 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Akdo-kola
  • Bali
  • Donga
  • Gashaka
  • Gassol
  • Ibi
  • Jalingo
  • K/Lamido
  • Kurmi
  • lan
  • Sardauna
  • Tarum
  • Ussa
  • Wukari
  • Yorro
  • Zing

36. Yobe State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Yobe State contains of 17 Local Government Areas which includes;

  • Borsari
  • Damaturu
  • Fika
  • Fune
  • Geidam
  • Gogaram
  • Gujba
  • Gulani
  • Jakusko
  • Karasuwa
  • Machina
  • Nagere
  • Nguru
  • Potiskum
  • Tarmua
  • Yunusari
  • Yusufari
  • Gashua

37. Zamfara State and its Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Zamfara State contains of 14 Local Government Areas which includes;

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

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