List Of 36 Nigerian States, Capitals, Governors, Slogans & LGAs, Local Governments Areas

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36 Nigerian States, Capitals, Their Slogans , Governors & Their LGAs, Local Governments Areas

There are 36 state and a total of 774 local government areas in Nigeria. The number of local governments varies with the states. In this article, we will look at the 36 states with the capitals and local governments.

  1. Abia State: God’s own State…. Governor: Okezie Ikepeazu

This is one of the South Eastern States known for its commercial activities. Its capital is Umuahia and it is made up of 17 Local Government Areas as listed below:

  1. Aba North
  2. Aba South
  3. Arochukwu
  4. Bende
  5. IsialaNgwa South
  6. Ikwuano
  7. Isiala
  8. Ngwa North
  9. Isukwuato
  10. Ukwa West
  11. Ukwa East
  12. Umuahia
  13. Umuahia South


Adamawa State: Highest Peak of the Nation …. Governor: Bindo Jibrilla (NaijaGists.com)

Adamawa is a North Eastern State and one of the ones ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgencies. Its capital is in the city of Yola and it has 22 LGAs as listed below.

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

 Akwa Ibom State: Land of Promise …. Governor: Udom Emmanuel

Is one of the South-South States. It is known for the best stadium in the country and even beyond and has its capital in Uyo. It is comprised of 31 LGAs namely:

  1. Abak
  2. Eastern Obolo
  3. Eket
  4. EssienUdim
  5. Etimekpo
  6. Etinan
  7. Ibeno
  8. IbesikpoAsutan
  9. IbionoIbom
  10. Ika
  11. Ikono
  12. IkotAbasi
  13. IkotEkpene
  14. Ini
  15. Itu
  16. Mbo
  17. MkpatEnin
  18. NsitIbom
  19. NsitUbium
  20. ObotAkara
  21. Okobo
  22. Onna
  23. Orukanam
  24. Oron
  25. UdungUko
  26. Ukanafun
  27. EsitEket
  28. Uruan
  29. UrueOffoung
  30. OrukoEte
  31. Uyo


Anambra State: Light of the Nation … Governor: Willie Obiano

Is one of the five South Eastern States and its capital is Awka. It is the home of the famous Onitsha which is a major market all over Nigeria. it has 12 LGAs namely:

  1. Aguata
  2. Anambra
  3. Anambra West
  4. Anaocha
  5. Awka South
  6. Awka North
  7. Ogbaru
  8. Onitsha South
  9. Onitsha North
  10. Orumba North
  11. Orumba South
  12. Oyi

 Bauchi State: Pearl of Tourism ……. Governor: Muhammed Abubakar

Bauchi State is comprised of 20 LGAs. It is one of the North Eastern States in Nigeria and is known for the famous YankariGae Reserve formerly known as Yankari National Park. Its capital is in Bauchi City near Jos. The LGAs are:

  1. Alkaleri
  2. Bauchi
  3. Bogoro
  4. Darazo
  5. Dass
  6. Gamawa
  7. Ganjuwa
  8. Giade
  9. Jama`are
  10. Katagum
  11. Kirfi
  12. Misau
  13. Ningi
  14. Hira
  15. TafawaBalewa
  16. Itasgadau
  17. Toro
  18. Warji
  19. Zaki
  20. Dambam

Bayelsa State: The Glory of All Lands …. Governor: Henry Dickson

Is one of the South South States in the country. It is known for its richness in oil and it is home to the former president, Goodluck Jonathan. Yenagoa is itscapital and it has 9 LGAs which are:

  1. Brass
  2. Ekeremor
  3. Kolok/Opokuma
  4. Nembe
  5. Ogbia
  6. Sagbama
  7. Southern Ijaw
  8. Yenagoa
  9. Membe

 Benue State: Food Basket of the Nation …. Governor: Samuel Ortom

Is one of the states in the North Central or Middle Belt Region of Nigeria.It is known for its massive food production especially yam. Its capital is in Makurdi and it has 22 Local Government Areas namely:

  • Ador
  • Agatu
  • Apa
  • Buruku
  • Gboko
  • Guma
  • Gwer East
  • Gwer West
  • Kastina-ala
  • Konshisha
  • Kwande
  • Logo
  • Makurdi
  • Obi
  • Ogbadibo
  • Ohimini
  • Oju
  • Okpokwu
  • Otukpo
  • Tarka
  • Ukum
  • Vandekya

 Borno State: Home of Peace   Governor…. Kashim Shettima

Is one of the North Eastern States close to Chad and Niger. It is known for production of cereals such as millet, sorghum, maize and rice. Its capital is in Maiduguri and it has 26 LGAs namely:

  1. Abadan
  2. Askira/Uba
  3. Bama
  4. Bayo
  5. Biu
  6. Chibok
  7. Damboa
  8. Dikwagubio
  9. Guzamala
  10. Gwoza
  11. Hawul
  12. Jere
  13. Kaga
  14. Kalka/Balge
  15. Konduga
  16. Kukawa
  17. Kwaya-ku
  18. Mafa
  19. Magumeri
  20. Maiduguri
  21. Marte
  22. Mobbar
  23. Monguno
  24. Ngala
  25. Nganzai
  26. Shani

  Cross River State: The People’s Paradise   Governor: Benedict Ayade

Is a beautiful South South State known for its famous CalabarCaranival which brings people from all over the world annually. It is also known for its tourist attraction. Its capital is Calabar and Cross River has 18 LGAs as listed below.

  1. Abia
  2. Akampa
  3. Akpabuyo
  4. Bakassi
  5. Bekwara
  6. Biase
  7. Boki
  8. Calabar South
  9. Etung
  10. Ikom
  11. Obanliku
  12. Obubra
  13. Obudu
  14. Odukpani
  15. Ogoja
  16. Ugep North
  17. Yala
  18. Yarkur

 Delta State: The Finger of God     .. Governor: Ifeanyi Okowa

Is a South South State known for fishing. Its capital is Asaba and it has 25 LGAs as listed below.

  1. Aniocha South
  2. Anioha
  3. Bomadi
  4. Burutu
  5. Ethiope west
  6. Ethiope east
  7. Ika south
  8. Ika north east
  9. Isoko south
  10. Isoko north
  11. Ndokwa east
  12. Ndokwa west
  13. Okpe
  14. Oshimili north
  15. Oshimili south
  16. Patani
  17. Sapele
  18. Udu
  19. Ughelli south
  20. Ughelli north
  21. Ukwuani
  22. Uviwie
  23. Warri central
  24. Warri north
  25. Warri south

 Ebonyi State: The Salt of the Nation     Governor: David Umahi

Is a South Eastern State known for its commercial activities. Its capital is in Abakaliki and it has 13 LGAs namely.

  1. Abakaliki
  2. Afikpo south
  3. Afikpo north
  4. Ebonyi
  5. Ezza
  6. Ezza south
  7. Ikwo
  8. Ishielu
  9. Ivo
  10. Ohaozara
  11. Ohaukwu
  12. Onicha
  13. Izzi


 Edo State: The Heart Beat of the Nation      Governor: Edwin Obaseki

Is a South South State with its capital in Benin City. It has 15 LGAs as listed below.

  1. Akoko-Edo
  2. Egor
  3. Essann east
  4. Esan south east
  5. Esan central
  6. Esan west
  7. Etsako central
  8. Etsako east
  9. Etsako
  10. Orhionwon
  11. Ivia north
  12. Ovia south west
  13. Owan west
  14. Owan south
  15. Uhunwonde

Ekiti State: Land of Honour and Integrity     Governor: Ayodele Fayemi

Is a South West State whose capital is in Ado Ekiti. It has 18 Local Government Areas which are listed below.

  1. Ado Ekiti
  2. EffonAlaiye
  3. Ekiti south west
  4. Ekiti west
  5. Ekiti east
  6. Emure/ise
  7. Orun
  8. Ido
  9. Osi
  10. Ijero
  11. Ikere
  12. Ikole
  13. Ilejemeje
  14. Irepodun
  15. Ise/Orun
  16. Moba
  17. Oye
  18. Aiyekire

Enugu State: Coal City State  ……. Governor: Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Is a South Eastern state known for its commercial activities and the abundance of coal. It is also the seat of the famous University of Nigeria Nsukka. Enugu is its capital and is made up of 13 LGAs namely:

  1. Awgu
  2. Aninri
  3. Enugu east
  4. Enugu south
  5. Enugu north
  6. Ezeagu
  7. Igbo Eze north
  8. Igbietiti
  9. Nsukka
  10. Oji river
  11. Undenu
  12. UzoUwani
  13. Udi

 Gombe State: Jewel in the Savannah  ……. Governor: Ibrahim Dankwambo

Is a North Eastern State that is known for its agricultural production of cereals. Its capital is in Gombe is comprised of 11 Local Government Areas namely:

  1. Akko
  2. Balanga
  3. Billiri
  4. Dukku
  5. Dunakaye
  6. Gombe
  7. Kaltungo
  8. Kwami
  9. Nafada/Bajoga
  10. Shomgom
  11. Yamaltu/Deba

 Imo State: Eastern Heartland        Governor: Rochas Okorocha

Is a South Eastern State that is known for its tourism and with one of the best state universities in the country. It has 26 LGAs and its capital is Owerri. The LGAs are:

  1. Aboh-mbaise
  2. Ahiazu-Mbaise
  3. Ehime-Mbaino
  4. Ezinhite, Ideato North
  5. Ideato south
  6. Ihitte/Uboma
  7. Ikeduru
  8. Isiala
  9. Isu
  10. Mbaitoli
  1. NgorOkpala
  2. Njaba
  3. Nwangele
  4. Nkwere
  5. Obowo
  6. Aguta
  7. OhajiEgbema
  8. Okigwe
  9. Onuimo
  10. Orlu
  11. Orsu
  12. Oru west
  13. Oru
  14. Owerri
  15. Owerri North
  16. Owerri south

Jigawa State: The New World       Governor: Badaru Abubakar

Is a North Western State with its capital in Dutse. It has 27 Local Government Areas namely:

  1. Auyo
  2. Babura
  3. Birnin- Kudu
  4. Birniwa
  5. Buji
  6. Dutse
  7. Garki
  8. Gagarawa
  9. Gumel
  10. Guri
  11. Gwaram
  12. Gwiwa
  13. Hadeja
  14. Jahun
  15. Kafin-Hausa
  16. Kaugama
  17. Kazaure
  18. Kirkasamma
  19. Birnin-magaji
  20. Maigatari
  21. Malamaduri
  22. Miga
  23. Ringim
  24. Roni
  25. SuleTankarka
  26. Taura
  1. Yankwashi

 Kaduna State: Centre of Learning ….. Governor: Rafiu El Rufai

Is a North Western State known for its many learning institutions including the legendary Ahmadu Bello Univeristy Zaria and the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna. Its capital is in Kaduna City and it has 23 LGAs which are:

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

  Federal Capital Territory (FCT): Centre of Unity

FCT is the seat of government in Nigeria and is the capital of Nigeria as a whole. It has just 6 LGAs against what one might expect. The LGAs are:

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

 Kano State: Centre of Commerce      Governor: Umar Ganduje

Is in the North West of Nigeria. It is rightly called the centre of commerce because of its commercial boom. Its capital Kano City is the central commercial area in the North and is made up of 42 LGAs namely:

  1. Ajigi
  2. Albasu
  3. Bagwai
  4. Bebeji
  5. Bichi
  6. Bunkure
  7. Dala
  8. Dambatta
  9. Dawakin kudu
  10. Dawakintofa
  11. Doguwa
  12. Fagge
  13. Gabasawa
  14. Garko
  15. Garunmallam
  16. Gaya
  17. Gezawa
  18. Gwale
  19. Gwarzo
  20. Kano
  21. Karay
  22. Kibiya
  23. Kiru
  24. Kumbtso
  25. Kunch
  26. Kura
  27. Maidobi
  28. Makoda
  29. MInjibirNassarawa
  30. Rano
  31. Rimingado
  32. Rogo
  33. Shanono
  34. Sumaila
  35. Takai
  36. Tarauni
  37. Tofa
  38. Tsanyawa
  39. Tudunwada
  40. Ungogo
  41. Warawa
  42. Wudil

 Katsina State: State of Hospitality     Governor: Bello Masari

Is a North Western State in Nigeria close to the border between Nigeria and Niger. Its capital is in Katsina and is comprised of 32 LGAs which are:

  1. Bakori
  2. Batagarawa
  3. Batsari
  4. Baure
  5. Bindawa
  6. Charanchi
  7. Dan- Musa
  8. Dandume,Danja
  9. Daura
  10. Dutsi
  11. Dutsin `ma
  12. Faskar
  13. Funtua
  14. Ingawa
  15. Jibiya
  16. Kafur
  17. Kaita
  18. Kankara
  19. Kankiya
  20. Katsina
  21. Furfi
  22. Kusada.Maiaduwa
  23. Malumfashi
  24. Mani
  25. Mash
  26. Matazu
  27. Musawa
  28. Rimi
  29. Sabuwa
  30. Safana
  31. Sandamu
  32. Zango

 Kebbi State: Land of Equity … Governor: Atiku Bagudu

Is in the South West of Nigeria and its capital is in BirninKebbi. It has 22 Local Government Areas namely:

  1. Aliero
  2. ArewaDandi
  3. Argungu
  4. Augie
  5. Bagudo
  6. BirninKebbi
  7. Bunza
  8. Dandi
  9. Danko
  10. Fakai
  11. Gwandu
  12. Jeda
  13. Kalgo
  14. Koko-besse
  15. Maiyaama
  16. Ngaski
  17. Sakaba
  18. Shanga
  19. Suru
  20. Wasugu
  21. Yauri
  22. Zuru

 Kogi State: The Confluence State …… Governor: Yahaya Bello

Is a state in the Middle Belt of Nigeria.it is the meeting point of Nigeria’s two major rivers, Rivers Niger and Benue. Its capital is in the city of Lokoja and it has 20 LGAs namely:

  1. Adavi
  2. Ajaokuta
  3. Ankpa
  4. Bassa
  5. Dekina
  6. Yagba east
  7. Ibaji
  8. Idah
  9. Igalamela
  10. Ijumu
  11. Kabbabunu
  12. Kogi
  13. Mopamuro
  14. Ofu
  15. Ogorimagongo
  16. Okehi
  17. Okene
  18. Olamaboro
  19. Omala
  20. Yagba west

 Kwara State: The State of Harmony       … Governor: Ahmed Abdulfatah

Is a Middle Belt state. It comprised of 16 LGAs and its capital is in the city of Illorin. The LGAs are:

  1. Asa
  2. Baruten
  3. Ede
  4. Ekiti
  5. Ifelodun
  6. Ilorin south
  7. Ilorin west
  8. Ilorin east
  9. Irepodun
  10. Isin
  11. Kaiama
  12. Moro
  13. Offa
  14. Okeero
  15. Oyun
  16. Pategi

 Lagos State: Centre of Excellence      Governor: Ambode Akinwunmi

Is the commercial capital of Nigeria. It was the capital pf Nigeria before it was moved to Abuja. The capital of Lagos State is Lagos and it is made up of 20 LGAs namely:

  1. Agege
  2. AlimoshoIfelodun
  3. Alimosho
  4. Amuwo-Odofin
  5. Apapa
  6. Badagry
  7. Epe
  8. Eti-Osa
  9. Ibeju- Lekki
  10. Ifako/Ijaye
  11. Ikeja
  12. Ikorodu
  13. Kosofe
  14. Lagos Island
  15. Lagos Mainland
  16. Mushin
  17. Ojo
  18. Oshodi-Isolo
  19. Shomolu
  20. Surulere

 Nasarawa State: Home of Solid Minerals    Governor: Tanko Al Makura

Is a Middle Belt State carved out of Plateau State. It is known for its abundance of solid minerals and the capital is in Lafia. It has 13 LGAs which are:

  1. Akwanga
  2. Awe
  3. Doma
  4. Karu
  5. Keana
  6. Keffi
  7. Kokona
  8. Lafia
  9. Nassarawa
  10. Nassarawa/Eggon
  11. Obi
  12. Toto
  13. Wamba

 Niger State: Power State                        Governor: Abubakar Sani Bello

Is known for its power generation for the entire nation from dams such as Shiroro and Kainji. Its capital is Minna and it has 23 LGAs namely:

  1. Agaie
  2. Agwara
  3. Bida
  4. Borgu
  5. Bosso
  6. Chanchanga
  7. Edati
  8. Gbako
  9. Gurara
  10. Kitcha
  11. Kontagora
  12. Lapai
  13. Lavun
  14. Magama
  15. Mariga
  16. Mokwa
  17. Moshegu
  18. Muya
  19. Paiko
  20. Rafi
  21. Shiroro
  22. Suleija
  23. Tawa-Wushishi

Ogun State: The Gateway State           Governor: Amosun Ibikunle

Is a South Western State. Its capital is in Abeokuta and it has 19 LGAs listed below.

  1. Abeokuta south
  2. Abeokuta north
  3. Ado-odo/otta
  4. Agbado south
  5. Agbado north
  6. Ewekoro
  7. Idarapo
  8. Ifo
  9. Ijebu east
  10. Ijebu north
  11. Ikenne
  12. IlugunAlaro
  13. Imekoafon
  14. Ipokia
  15. Obafemi/owode
  16. Odeda
  17. Odogbolu
  18. Ogun waterside
  19. Sagamu

Ondo State: The Sunshine State   …… Governor: Rotimi Akeredolu

Is a South Western State made up of 18 LGAs. Its capital is in Akure and the LGAs are:

  1. Akoko north
  2. Akoko north east
  3. Akoko south east
  4. Akoko south
  5. Akure north
  6. Akure
  7. Idanre
  8. Ifedore
  9. Eseodo
  10. Ilaje
  11. Ilajeoke-igbo
  12. Irele
  13. Odigbo
  14. Okitipupa
  15. Ondo
  16. Ondo east
  17. Ose
  18. Owo

 Osun State: Land of Virtue  ……. Governor: Rauf Aregbesola

Is a South Western State with its capital in Osogbo. It is made up of 30 LGAs listed below.

  1. Atakumosa west
  2. Atakumosa east
  3. Ayeda-ade
  4. Ayedire
  5. Bolawaduro
  6. Boripe
  7. Ede
  8. Ede north
  9. Egbedore
  10. Ejigbo
  11. Ife north
  12. Ife central
  13. Ife south
  14. Ife east
  15. Ifedayo
  16. Ifelodun
  17. Ilesha west
  18. Ila-orangun
  19. Ilesah east
  20. Irepodun
  21. Irewole
  22. Isokan
  23. Iwo
  24. Obokun
  25. Odo-otin
  26. olaoluwa
  27. olorunda
  28. Oriade
  29. Orolu
  30. Osogbo

 Oyo State: The pace setter State       Governor: Isiaka Ajimobi

Is a state in the South West. It is known for the famous University of Ibadan. Its capital is in Ibadan and it has 34 LGAs namely:

  1. Afijio
  2. Akinyele
  3. Attba
  4. Atigbo
  5. Egbeda
  6. Ibadan
  7. Ibadan north east
  8. Ibadan central
  9. Ibadan south east
  10. Ibadan west south
  11. Ibarapa east
  12. Ibarapa north
  13. Ido
  14. Ifedapo
  15. Ifeloju
  16. Irepo
  17. Iseyin
  18. Itesiwaju
  19. Iwajowa
  20. Iwajowaolorunshogo
  21. Kajola
  22. Lagelu
  23. Ogbomosho north
  24. Ogbomosho south
  25. Ogooluwa
  26. Oluyole
  27. Onaara
  28. Ore lope
  29. Orire
  30. Oyo east
  31. Oyo west
  32. Saki east
  33. Saki west
  34. Surulere

 Plateau State: Home of Peace and Tourism   Governor: Simon Lalong

Is a middle Belt state known for its tourism potentials and unique cold weather which attracts people from all over the world. Its capital is in Jos City and it has 17 LGAs listed below.

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

 Rivers State: Treasure Base of the Nation  ……. Governor: Wike Nyesom

Is a state in the South South of Nigeria. Its capital is in Port Harcourt and it has 22 LGAs namely:

  1. Abua/Odial
  2. Ahoada west
  3. Akukutoru
  4. Andoni
  5. Asaritoru
  6. Bonny
  7. Degema
  8. Eleme
  9. Emohua
  10. Etche
  11. Gokana
  12. Ikwerre
  13. Oyigbo
  14. Khana
  15. Obio/Akpor
  16. Ogba east /Edoni
  17. Ogu/bolo
  18. Okrika
  19. Omumma
  20. Opobo/Nkoro
  21. Portharcourt
  22. Tai

 Sokoto State: Seat of the Caliphate     …… Governor: Tambuwal

Is in the North West and is known for being the seat of the Sokoto Caliphate. Its capital is in Sokoto and it has 22 Local Governments listed below:

  1. Binji
  2. Bodinga
  3. Dange/shuni
  4. Gada
  5. Goronyo
  6. Gudu
  7. Gwadabawa
  8. Illela
  9. Kebbe
  10. Kware
  11. Rabah
  12. Sabon-Birni
  13. Shagari
  14. Silame
  15. Sokoto south
  16. Sokoto north
  17. Tambuwal
  18. Tangaza
  19. Tureta
  20. Wamakko
  21. Wurno
  22. Yabo

 Taraba State: Nature’s Gift to the Nation   Governor : Darius Ishaku

Is in the North East of Nigeria. It is known for its rich wildlife and fishing activities. It is also a tourist attraction on the Mambilla Plateau. Its capital is in Jalingoand it has 16 LGAs listed below:

  1. Ado-kola
  2. Bali
  3. Donga
  4. Gashaka
  5. Gassol
  6. Ibi
  7. Jalingo
  8. K/Lamido
  9. Kurmi
  10. lan
  11. Sardauna
  12. Tarum
  13. Ussa
  14. Wukari
  15. Yorro
  16. Zing

 Yobe State: Pride of the Sahel   Governor: Ibrahim Geidam

Is in the North East of Nigeria and its capital is in Damaturu. It has 18 LGAs as listed below:

  1. Borsari
  2. Damaturu
  3. Fika
  4. Fune
  5. Geidam
  6. Gogaram
  7. Gujba
  8. Gulani
  9. Jakusko
  10. Karasuwa
  11. Machina
  12. Nagere
  13. Nguru
  14. Potiskum
  15. Tarmua
  16. Yunusari
  17. Yusufari
  18. Gashua

 Zamfara State: Farming is our Pride    Governor : Abdulaziz Abubakar

Is in the North West and is made up of 13 LGAs as listed below. Its capital is in Gusau.

  1. Anka
  2. Bukkuyum
  3. Dungudu
  4. Chafe
  5. Gummi
  6. Gusau
  7. Isa
  8. KauraNamoda
  9. Mradun
  10. Maru
  11. Shinkafi
  12. TalataMafara
  13. Zumi

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