Local government areas of Nigeria

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Map of the Nigerian LGAs, as of 2007

Nigeria has 774 local government areas (LGAs), each administered by a local government council[1] consisting of a chairman, who is the chief executive, and other elected members, who are referred to as councillors. Each LGA is further subdivided into a minimum of ten and a maximum of twenty wards. A ward is administered to by a councillor, who reports directly to the LGA chairman. The councillors fall under the legislative arm of the local government, the third tier of government in Nigeria, below the state governments and the federal government.


The functions of local governments are detailed in the Nigerian constitution and include the following:[2]

  • Economic recommendations to the State.
  • Collection of taxes and fees.
  • Establishment and maintenance of cemeteries, burial grounds and homes for the destitute or infirm.
  • Licensing of bicycles, trucks (other than mechanically propelled trucks), canoes, wheel barrows and carts.
  • Establishment, maintenance and regulation of markets, motor parks and public conveniences.
  • Construction and maintenance of roads, streets, drainages and other public highways, parks, and open spaces.
  • Naming of roads and streets and numbering of houses within their local government areas.
  • Provision and maintenance of public transportation and refuse disposal systems.
  • Registration of births, deaths and marriages in their locality.
  • Assessment of privately owned houses or tenements for the purpose of levying such rates as may be prescribed by the House of Assembly of a State.
  • Control and regulation of outdoor advertising, movement and keeping of pets of all descriptions, shops and kiosks, restaurants and other places for sale of food to the public, and laundries

List of LGAs[edit]

Abia State[edit]

Adamawa State[edit]

Akwa Ibom State[edit]

Anambra State[edit]

Bauchi State[edit]

Bayelsa State[edit]

Benue State[edit]

Borno State[edit]

Cross River State[edit]

Delta State[edit]

Ebonyi State[edit]

Edo State[edit]

Ekiti State[edit]

Enugu State[edit]

Gombe State[edit]

Imo State[edit]

Jigawa State[edit]

Kaduna State[edit]

Kano State[edit]

Katsina State[edit]

Kebbi State[edit]

Kogi State[edit]

Kwara State[edit]

Lagos State[edit]

Nasarawa State[edit]

Niger State[edit]

Ogun State[edit]

Ondo State[edit]

Osun State[edit]

Oyo State[edit]

Plateau State[edit]

Rivers State[edit]

Sokoto State[edit]

Taraba State[edit]

Yobe State[edit]

Zamfara State[edit]

Federal Capital Territory[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Country Profile 2019 [The Local Government System in Nigeria] (PDF). p. 161. Retrieved February 26, 2021.
  2. ^ Awotokun, Kunle (March 2005). "Local Government Administration Under 1999 Constitution in Nigeria". Journal of Social Sciences. 10 (2): 129–134. doi:10.1080/09718923.2005.11892469. ISSN 0971-8923. S2CID 154871740.

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