Kogi State

Kogi is a state of Nigeria, with its capital Lokoja, Okene is the largest city with 479 217 inhabitants ( 2005).


The state is located in the southern center of the country, bordered to the north by the Federal Capital Territory, on the northwest by the Niger State, in the northeast of the state Nassarawa, on the southwest by the states of Ondo and Edo, to the southeast by the states of Anambra and Enugu, on the west by the states of Ekiti and Kwara and on the east by the Benue State.


The population is predominantly Christian, but there are Muslims and animists in the north. For new Roman Catholic bishop in the capital Lokoja appointed on 11 November 2005, Pope Benedict XVI. Martin Dada Abejide Olorunmolu, the former professor of Sacred Scripture at the Catholic Institute of West Africa, Port Harcourt.

List of Governors and Administrators

  • Patrick Aziza ( administrator 1991-1992)
  • Abubakar Audu (Governor 1992-1993)
  • P. U. N. Omeruo ( administrator 1993-1996)
  • B. L. Afakirye ( administrator 1996-1998)
  • Augustine Aniebo ( administrator 1998-1999)
  • Abubakar Audu (Governor 1999-2003)


It is divided into 21 Local Government Areas. These are: Adavi, Ajaokuta, Anpka, Bassa, Dekina, Ibaji, Idah, Igalamela - Odolu, Ijumu, Kabba - Bunu, Kogi, Lokoja, Mopa - Muro, Ofu, Ogori - Magongo, Okehi, Okene, Olamaboro, Omala, Yagba East and West Yagba.


Agriculture and mining are the main economic activities in Kogi. The ecological and climatic conditions favor the cultivation of yams, cassava, soya beans, maize, millet, rice, coconuts, beans, cocoa and coffee.

The state is richly endowed in natural resources. It favors iron ore, mica, marble, limestone, coal, oil, gold, kaolin, cassiterite, columbite, tantalite, feldspar and dolomite.

Kogi is one of the industrially developed states in Nigeria. There are a number of industrial companies. These include: Ajaokuta Iron and Steel Complex ( ASC), Jakura Marble, Valley Food, Mopa Okura Sawmill, Idah Ceramic Company, Palm Oil Company and Nigeria Iron -Ore Manufacturing Company ( NIOMCO ).


  • Koton Karifi


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  • State (Nigeria )
  • Kogi (State)