Kabba/Bunu

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Kabba/Bunu is a Local Government Area in Kogi State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Kabba on the A123 highway in the southwest of the area at7°49′43″N 6°04′23″E / 7.82861°N 6.07306°E / 7.82861; 6.07306.

Kabba/Bunu
Kabba/Bunu is located in Nigeria
Kabba/Bunu
Kabba/Bunu
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 8°07′N 6°09′E / 8.117°N 6.150°E / 8.117; 6.150Coordinates: 8°07′N 6°09′E / 8.117°N 6.150°E / 8.117; 6.150
Country Nigeria
StateKogi State
Area
 • Total2,706 km2 (1,045 sq mi)
Population
 (2006 census)
 • Total145,446
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix
261
ISO 3166 codeNG.KO.KB

It has an area of 2,706 km2 (1,045 sq mi) and a population of 145,446 at the 2006 census.[1]

The postal code of the area is 261.[2]

LanguagesEdit

The people of Kabba/Bunu generally speak Okun which is the language of the Yoruba-speaking community in Kogi State.  However, there is a little difference in the way the language is spoken within the Local Government Area. The Kabba people pride themselves as the native speaker of the Owé dialect while those from Bunu district refers to theirs as Èdè Abinu.[3]

PoliticsEdit

Since Kabba/Bunu comprises two districts (Kabba and Bunu), the Chairmanship position is rotated between the two components with the Deputy Chairmanship position going in the opposite direction.[4]

The incumbent Chairman of the Local Government is Hon. Moses Olorunleke of the All Progressives Congress.[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ HASC, population, area and Headquarters Statoids
  2. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
  3. ^ Ozo-mekuri, Ndimele (2016-02-22). Language Endangerment: Globalisation and the Fate of Minority Languages in Nigeria. M & J Grand Orbit Communications. pp. 556–557. ISBN 978-978-54127-2-7.
  4. ^ Yusuf, J. O. (2006). The National Question and the Place of the Okun People in Nigeria. African Centre for Development Research. p. 83. ISBN 978-978-37711-4-7.
  5. ^ "APC Wins All Chairmanship, Councillorship Seats In Kogi LG Polls". Channels Television. Retrieved 2021-04-17.
  6. ^ Otitoju, J. 2002. The Okun People of Nigeria. Lagos: WEPCOM Publishers Limited.