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LGA and town
Mokwa is located in Nigeria
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 9°12′N 5°20′E / 9.200°N 5.333°E / 9.200; 5.333Coordinates: 9°12′N 5°20′E / 9.200°N 5.333°E / 9.200; 5.333
Country  Nigeria
State Niger State
Council Chairman Feb 11 2016
 • Local Government Chairman and the Head of the Local Government Council Idris Yahaya Ndasode
 • Total 4,338 km2 (1,675 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
 • Total 244,937
 • Density 56/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 912
ISO 3166 code NG.NI.MO

Mokwa is a Local Government Area in Niger State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Mokwa on the A1 highway in the west of the area.

The long southern border of the LGA is formed by the Niger River from Lake Jeba in the west beyond the confluence of the Kaduna River in the east. Kwara State and Kogi State are across the Niger from the LGA. The A1 highway crosses the Niger at Gana to Jebba in Kwara State.

It has an area of 4,338 km² and a population of 244,937 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 912.[1]


  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Retrieved 2009-10-20.