List of States and Local Government Areas in Nigeria 2020

The history of Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Nigeria can be traced to when it was structured as the third tier of government in Nigeria by the then head of state, Olusegun Obasanjo in the 1976 local government reform.  There are 774 local government areas in Nigeria shared among the 36 states and the FCT.

State With The Highest And Lowest Number of Local Government Areas In Nigeria

The state with the least number of Local Government areas in Nigeria is Bayelsa with 8 Local Government Area LGAs, while the state with the highest is Local Government Areas (LGAs) is Kano with 44 Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Abia State
The number  of local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Abia state is 17 these are:

Aba North, Aba South, Isiala Ngwa North, Ukwa West, Ukwa East, Obi Ngwa, Isiala Ngwa South, Ikwuano, Ugwunagbo, Osisioma Ngwa, Umuahia South and Umunneochi, Bende, Arochukwu, Ohafia, Isiukwuato and Umuahia North.

Adamawa State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Adamawa state is 21, these are:

Fufore, Ganye, Gombi, Guyuk, Hong, Jada, Shelleng, Demsa, Madagali, Maihia, Mayo-Belwa, Michika, Mubi, Numan, Song, Yola, Mubi-South, Jimeta, Girei, Toungo and Larnurde.

Akwa Ibom State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Akwa Ibom state is 31, these are:

Ikot Ekpene, Abak, Eket, Ekpe, Atai, Essien Udim, Etinan, Etim Ekpo, Ikono Ikot Abasi, Ini, Itu, Mbo, Mkpat Enin, Nsit-lbom, Nsit Ubium, Okobo, Onna, Oron, Oruk Anam, Ukanafun, Uquo Ibeno, Uruan, Urue Offong/Oruko, Uyo, Obot Akara, Ibesikpo Asutan, Ibiono Ibom, Eastern Obolo, Udung Uko, Ika, Ibeno.

Anambra State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Anambra state is 21, these are:

Aniocha, Njikoka, Nnewi North, Nnewi South, Onitsha North, Onitsha South, Anambra, Oyi, Ihiala, Awka North, Awka South, Aguata, Orumba North, Orumba South, Ogbaru, Idemili, Idemili South, Ayamelum, Ekwusigo, Anambra West and Dunukofia.

Bauchi State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Bauchi state is 20, these are:

Alkaleri, Bauchi Bogoro, Dambam, Giade, Ganjuwa, Derazo, Dass, Ningi, Shira, Gamawa, Itas, Gadau, Kirfi, Warji, Jama’ are, Katagum, Missau, Toro, Zaki and Tafawa Balewa.

Bayelsa State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Bayelsa state is 8, these are:

Yenagoa, Sagbama, Ekeremor, Southern ljaw, Ogbia, Brass, Nembe, Kolokuma/Opokuma.

Benue State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Benue state is 23, these are:

Ado, Agatu, Apa, Buruku, Gboko, Guma, Gwer East, Ushongo, Gwer West, Katsina-Ala, Konshisha, Kwande, Logo, Obi, Ogbadibo,  Ohimini, Oju, Okpokwu, Tarka, Oturkpo, Ukum, Makurdi and Vandeikya.

Borno State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Borno state is 27, these are:

Shani, Kwanga-Kusar, Hawul, Biu, Askira/Uba, Damboa, Gwoza, Konduga, Bama, Kaga, Magumeri, Gubio, Mobbar, Kukawa, Nganzai, Monguno Marte, Ngala, Dikwa, Mafa, Maduguri, Jere, Abadam,  Chibok, Guzamala, Kale/Balge and Bayo.

Cross River State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in  Cross River state is 18, these are:

Akpabuyo, Odukpani, Akamkpa. Biase, Abi, Ikom, Yarkur, Obubra Boki, Ogoia, Yala, Obanliku, Obudu, Calabar South, Etung, Bekwara, Bakassi and Calabar Municipal.

Delta State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Delta state is 25, these are:

Oshimili, Aniocha North, Aniocha South, Ika South, Ika North-East, Ndokwa West, Ndokwa East, Isoko south, Isoko North, Bomadi, Burutu, Ughelli South, Ughelli North, Ethiope West, Ethiope East, Sapele, Okpe, Wari North, Warri South, Uvwie, Udu, Warri Central, Ukwani, Oshimili North and Patani.

Ebony State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Ebony state is 13, these are:

Afikpo South, Afikpo North, Onicha, Ohaozara, Abakaliki, Ishielu, Ikwo, Ezza North, Ezza South, Ohaukwu, Ebony, Izzi and Ivo.

Edo State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Edo state is 18, these are:

Esan North-East, Esan Central, Esan West, Egor, Ikpoba-Okha, Owan East, Owan West, Etsako Central, Igueben, Oredo, Ovia South West, Ovia South-East, Orhionwon, Uhunmwonde, Etsako East and Esan South-East and Akoko Edo

Ekiti State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Ekiti state is 16, these are:

Ado, Ekiti-East, Ekiti-West, Emure, Ekiti South-West, lkere, Irepodun, ljero, Ido/Osi, Oye, Ikole, Moba, Aiyedire, Efon, Ise/Orun and llejemeje.

Enugu State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Enugu state is 17, these are:

Enugu South, Igbo-Eze South, Enugu North, Nkanu West, Udi, Awgu, Oji-River, Ezeagu, Igbo-Eze North, Isi-Uzo, Nsukka, Igbo-Eliti, Uzo-Uwani, Enugu East, Aninri, Nkanu East and Udenu.

Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in the federal capital territory, Abuja is 6 these are:

Gwagalada, Kuje, Abaji,  Abuja Municipal, Bwari and  Kwali

Gombe State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Gombe state is 11, these are:

Akko, Balanga, Billiri, Dukku, Kaltungo, Kwami, Shamgom, Funakaye, Gombe, Nafada Bajoga and Yamaltu/Deba.

Imo State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Imo state is 27, these are:

Aboh-Mbaise, Ahiazu-Mbaise, Ezinihite, Ideato South, Ihitte/Uboma, Ikeduru, Mbaitoli, Obowo, Nkwerre, Orsu, Orlu, Oguta, Ngor Okpala, Ohaji Egbema, Okigwe, Isiala-Mbano, Owerri Municipal, Oru East, Oweri West, Owerri North, Oru West, Isu, Onuimo, Nwangele, Njaba, Ehime-Mbano and Ideato North.

Jigawa State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Jigawa state is 27, these are:

Dutse, Birnin-Kudu, Gwaram, Hadejia, Kiyawa, Biriniwa, Malam Madori, Jahun, Kafin Hausa, Kazaure, Roni, Ringim, Garki, Babura, Kaugama, Sule-Tankarkar, Taura, Gwiwa, Gumel, Maigatari, Kiri Kasama, Gagarawa, Auyo, Yankwashi, Buji, Miga and DODD.

Kaduna State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Kaduna  state is 23, these are:

Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Kachia, Jaba, Zangon-Kataf, Kaura, Jema’a, Lerea, Ikara, Makarfi, Sabon-Gari, Zaria, Giwa, Birnin-Gwari, Igabi, Soba, Chikun, Kudan, Kubau, Sanga, Kajuru, Kagarko, Kauru.

Kano State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Kano state is 44, these are:

Rimin Gado, Doguwa, Tudun Wada, Sumaila, Wudil, Takali, Albasu, Bebeji, Rano, Bunkure, Karaye, Kiru, Kabo, Kura, Madobi, Gwarzo, Shanono, Dawakin, Makoda, Kudu, Tsanyawa, Bichi, Dawakin Tofa, Dambatta, Minjibir, Ungogo, Gezawa, Gebasawa, Bagwai, Gaya Tofa, Warawa, Fagge, Kano Municipal, Nassarawa, Gwale, Tarauni, Ajingi, Garko, Garum, Mallam, Dala, Kumbotso, Rogo, Makoda, Kibiya and, Kunchi.

Kastina State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Kastina state is 34, these are:

Kastina, Zango, Daura, Mai-Adua, Mashi, Kaita, Ingawa, Kankiya, Dutsin-Ma, Matazu, Safana, Musawa, Kankara, Malumfashi, Kafur, Danja, Funtua, Bakori, Faskan, Sandamu, Dandume, Kusada, Baure, Dan-Musa, Dutse Charanchi, Sabuwa, Jibiya, Batsari, Kurafi, Batagarawa, Rimi, Mani and Bindawa.

Kebbi State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Kebbi state is 21, these are:

Birni-Kebbi, Ngaski, Yauri, Sakaba, Wasugu, Danko, Zuru, Koko-Besse, Bagudo, Arewa Dandi, SuruMaiyama, Jega, Bunza, Gwandu, Argungu, Aliero, Augie, Fakai, Shanga, Kalgo.

Kogi State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Kogi state is 21, these are

Adavi, Ajaokuta, ljumu, Bassa, Dekina, Idah, Ankpa, Yagba East, Kogi, Ofu, Okehi, Okene, Olamabolo, Yagba West, Omala, Igalamela Odolu, Ibaji, Lokoja, Ogori/ Magongo, MopaMuro, Kabba/Bunu.

Kwara State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Kwara state is 16, these are:

Asa, Baruten, Edu, Ékiti, Ifelodun, llorin East, llorin West, Kaiama, Moro, Offa , Oyun, Pategi, Osin, Oke-Ero, Irepodun and llorin-South.

Lagos State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Lagos state is 20, these are:

Shomolu, Agege, Alimosho, Lagos Island, Lagos/Mainland, Mushin, Oshodi-Isolo, Surulere, Ikorodu, Eti-Osa, Ibeju-Lekki, Epe, Ojo, Badagry,  Ikeja,  Kosofe, Amuwo Odofin, Ajeromi/Ifelodun, Ifako/Ijaiye and Apapa

Nasarawa State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Nasarawa state is 13, these are:

Wamba, Kokona, Keana, Nassarawa, Eggon, Toto Awe, Akwanga, Keffi, Karu, Lafia, Obi, Doma and Nassarawa

Niger State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Niger state is 25, these are:

Agaje, Agwara, Bida, Borgu, Bosso, Chanchaga, Edati, Gbako, Gurara, Katcha, Kontagora, Lapai, lavun,Magarma, Mariga, Mashegu, Mokwa, Muya, Pailoro, Rjau, Shiroro, Suleja, Tafa, Wushishi

Ogun State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Ogun state is 20, these are:

Abeokuta North, Abeokuta South, Ogun Water-Side, ljebu ode, ljebu North, ljebu North East, ljebu East, Odogbolu, Ikenne, Sagamu, Obafemi Owode, Odeda, Iffo, Ado-Odo/Ota, Egbado North, Egbado South, Imeko-Afon, Ikpokia, Remo North and Ewekoro.

Ondo State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Ondo state is 18, these are:

Ondo, Odigbo, Okítipupa, laje, Irele, Akure South, Akoko North East, Akoko south west, idanre, lle-OlujOke-igbo, Ose, Akoko North West, Ifedore, Owo, Akure North, laje West, Ondo East and Akoko South

Osun State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Osun state is 30, these are:

Ayedade, Aiyedire, Atakunmosa West, Atakunmosa East, Boripe, Boluwaduro, Ede South, Ede North, Egbedore, Egbo, Ifedayo, lfe East, Ife Central, Ife North, Ife South, Ifelodun, Ila, Ilesha East, Ilesha west, Irepodun, ewole, Isokan, Iwo, Obokun, Odo-Otin, Ola-Oluwa, Olorunda, Oriade, Orolu and Oshogbo.

Oyo State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Oyo state is 33, these are:

Akinyele, Egbeda, Afijo, Ibadan Central, lbadan North East, Ibadan South West, Ibadan South East, Ibarapa, Ido, Ifedapo, Ifeloju, Irepo, Iseyin, Kajola, Lagelu, Ogbomosho North, Oghomosho South, Oyo West, Atiba, Atisbo, Saki East, Saki West, Iteswaju, lwajowa, Ibarapa North, Olorunsogo, Oluyole, Ogo-Oluwa, Surulere, Orelope, Orire, Oyo East and Ona-Ara,

PLATEAU STATE
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Plateau state is 17, these are:

Jos North, Bassa, Jos South, Barakin Ladi, Bokkos, Mangu, Pankshin, Kanam, Langtang North, Wase, Langlang South, Qua’an Pan, Jos East, Riyom, Mikang and Kanke.

Rivers State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Rivers state is 23, these are:

Ogbal Egbema/Ndoni, Ahoada East, Ikwerre, Etche, Andoni/Opobo, Bonny, Okrika, Oyigbo, Khana, Gokana, Tai, Eleme, Obio/Akpor, Emohua, Degema, Asari Toru, Akuku- Toru, Abua/Odual, Omumma, Opobo/Nkoro, Ogu/Bolo, Ahaoda West and Eleme Port Harcourt.

Sokoto State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Sokoto state is 23, these are:

Tangaza, Binji, Illela, Gada, sabon Birni, Gawabawa, Kware, Goronyo, Wurno, Rabah, Wamako. Silame, Isa, Yabo, Bodinga, Tambulwal, Dange-Shnsi, Gudu, Kebbe, Sokoto North, Sokoto South, Shagari and Tureta.

Taraba State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Taraba state is 16, these are:

Jalingo, Sardaunà, Takum, Wukari, Gashaka, Bali, Zing, Yorro, Karin-Lamido, Donga, Ibi, Lau, Ussa, Ardo-kola, Gassol and Kurmi.

Yobe State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Yobe state is 16, these are:

Gujba, Fika, Nangere, Fune, Giedam, Yunusari, Yusufari, Jakusko, Barde Bosari, Nguru, Machina, Damaturu, Potiskum, Tarmua, Karasuwa and Gulani

Zamfara State
The number of  Local Government Areas ( LGAs) in Zamfara state is 14, these are

Tsafe, Zurmi, Maradun Talata-Marata, Kaura-Namoda, Bungudu, Gussau, Maru, Anka, Kiyawa, Bukkuyum, Bakura, Gummi and Shinkafi

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