8°56′21″N 7°04′33″E / 8.939167°N 7.075833°E / 8.939167; 7.075833

Country Nigeria
TerritoryFederal Capital Territory
 • Executive chairmanAlhaji Abubakar Jibrin Giri
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
6-digit postal code
Area codeNG.AB.GW
The Council secretary is Alhaji Mohammed Saba and the mdg manager is Dr. Solomon Adekunle.

Gwagwalada is a local government area in the Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria.

Gwagwalada has an area of 1,043 km2 and a population of 157,770 at the 2006 census. It is projected to have a 6.26% growth between 2020 and 2025, the largest increase on the African continent.[1]

History edit

Before the creation of Federal Capital Territory, Gwagwalada was under the Kwali District of the former Abuja emirate now Suleja emirate. Gwagwalada was created on 15 October 1984. Its official population figure of 158,618 people at the 2006 census. The relocation of the seat of government from Lagos to Abuja in 1992 and the recent demolition of illegal structures within the Federal City Center brought a massive influx of people into the area being one of the fastest growing urban centers in the Federal Capital Territory. The population of the area has grown to over 1,000,000 people. Gwagwalada is one of the five local government areas of the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, together with Abaji, Kuje, Bwari, and Kwali; the Federal Capital Territory also includes the city of Abuja. Gwagwalada has an area of 1069.589 km2.

Administrative structure edit

Gwagwalada is administered by an Executive Chairman elected through adult suffrage. The Council is composed of ten elected councilors representing the ten wards of the Council, namely: Zuba, Ibwa, Dobi Kutunku, Tunga Maje, Gwako, Paikonkore, Ikwa, Quarters & Central

The postal code of the area is 902101.[2]

The Chairman of the Gwagwalada is Alhaji Abubakar Jibrin Giri[3] Gwagwalada is where the mini campus of the University of Abuja is located.[4] School For The Gifted is also located in the area.

Climate edit

Due in part to the oppressive and overcast wet season as well as the humid and partially cloudy dry season, the temperature rarely varies.[5][6][7]

References edit

  1. ^ "Ranked: The World's Fastest Growing Cities". virtual capitalist. 13 August 2021. Archived from the original on 13 August 2021. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 6 February 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Breaking: Adamu Mustapha of APGA Declared Winner of Gwagwalada Area Council Rerun Election - an24.net". Archived from the original on 20 October 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  4. ^ Awowole-Browne, Francis (8 October 2007). "This is a waste!". Daily Sun. The Sun Publishing Limited, Lagos. Retrieved 23 October 2007.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Gwagwalada Climate, Weather By Month, Average Temperature (Nigeria) - Weather Spark". weatherspark.com. Retrieved 10 September 2023.
  6. ^ Atlas, Weather. "Yearly & Monthly weather - Gwagwalada, Nigeria". Weather Atlas. Retrieved 10 September 2023.
  7. ^ "Gwagwalada, Abuja Capital Territory, Nigeria - City, Town and Village of the world". en.db-city.com. Retrieved 10 September 2023.

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