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Bokkos is a Local Government Area in Plateau State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Bokkos at 9°18′00″N 9°00′00″E / 9.30000°N 9.00000°E / 9.30000; 9.00000.

Bokkos
LGA and town
Bokkos is located in Nigeria
Bokkos
Bokkos
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 9°15′N 8°53′E / 9.250°N 8.883°E / 9.250; 8.883Coordinates: 9°15′N 8°53′E / 9.250°N 8.883°E / 9.250; 8.883
Country Nigeria
StatePlateau State
HeadquartersBokkos Town
Area
 • Total1,682 km2 (649 sq mi)
Population
(2006 census)
 • Total178,454
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix
932
ISO 3166 codeNG.PL.BO

It has an area of 1,682 km² and a population of 178,454 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 932.[1]

The functioning of the short-lived Plateau State University, located in Bokkos, was suspended in 2007.[2] But the Plateau state University has recently being reopened [3] Bokkos Local Government major tribes are Ron, Kulere and Mushere.

Mrs. Anyamus Magit is one of the most popular contestants for the forthcoming[when?] Local Government Election. People from Bokkos include former State governor Joshua Dariye. Nigerian renowned Afro Hip hop Artiste known as Seemo Da Black Czar hails from Dares Mandar Ward, Makut Alfred Mashat is contesting for the councillorship position of Mandar ward @seemodablack - Seemo Makut Bokkos Local Government has eight districts which are Bokkos, Muahere, Daffo, Sha, Manguna, Richard, Toff, and Kamwai. There are 20 electoral wards in Bokkos The Paramount ruler of Bokkos is called saf Ron, he is the chairman of the Bokkos traditional council. In 2015 general election the local government produced the Senator representing the plateau central district in person of Chief Joshua Chibi Dariye, the member representing Mangu/Bokkos federal constituency is also from Bokkos in Person of Hon. Solomon Maren

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
  2. ^ Varsity Closure: Govt Opens Talks With Unijos[permanent dead link] This Day online, 09.14.2007
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2010-08-20.