Local government areas of Nigeria

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.

Map of the Nigerian LGAs, as of 2007


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, drains and other public highways, parks, and open spaces
  • Naming of roads and streets and numbering of houses
  • Provision and maintenance of public transportation and refuse disposal
  • Registration of births, deaths and marriages
  • 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 LGAsEdit

Abia StateEdit

Adamawa StateEdit

Akwa Ibom StateEdit

Anambra StateEdit

Bauchi StateEdit

Bayelsa StateEdit

Benue StateEdit

Borno StateEdit

Cross River StateEdit

Cross River State is divided into the following LGAs.[3]

Delta StateEdit

Ebonyi StateEdit

Edo StateEdit

Ekiti StateEdit

Enugu StateEdit

Gombe StateEdit

Imo StateEdit

Jigawa StateEdit

Kaduna StateEdit

Kano StateEdit

Katsina StateEdit

Kebbi StateEdit

Kogi StateEdit

Kwara StateEdit

Lagos StateEdit

Nasarawa StateEdit

Niger StateEdit

Ogun StateEdit

Ondo StateEdit

Osun StateEdit

Oyo StateEdit

Plateau StateEdit

Rivers StateEdit

Sokoto StateEdit

Taraba StateEdit

Yobe StateEdit

Zamfara StateEdit

Federal Capital TerritoryEdit

See alsoEdit


  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.
  3. ^ "List of Local Government Areas in Cross River State". Archived from the original on 29 May 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2015.

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