Bosso, Nigeria

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Bosso, Nigeria
LGA
Country  Nigeria
State Niger State
City Minna
Government
 • Local Government Chairman and the Head of the Local Government Council Hon. Isa wakili
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Bosso is a Local Government Area in Niger State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Maikunkele.

It has an area of 1,592 km² and a population of 147,359 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 920.[1]

Bosso is the home of one of the campuses of the Federal University of Technology Minna. The campus which was originally the main/only campus before the school moved to the new campus at Gidan Kwano.

In 2014, Bosso became home to thousands of refugees fleeing fighting in Borno State. The government of Niger State requested help from UNHCR to build temporary facilities; additional funding is needed for shelter, water, and food.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Nigeria: UN Refugee Agency Reports Growing Number of Refugees As Nigeria Insurgency Continues". allAfrica.com - UN News service. 2014-10-17. Retrieved 2014-10-21.