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 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

Functions edit

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, wheelbarrows and carts.
  • Establishment, maintenance and regulation of markets, motor parks and public conveniences.
  • Construction and maintenance of roads, streets, drainages and other public highways, parks, and open spaces.
  • Naming of roads and streets and numbering of houses within their local government areas.
  • Provision and maintenance of public transportation and refuse disposal systems.
  • Registration of births, deaths and marriages in their locality.
  • 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 LGAs edit

Abia State edit

Adamawa State edit

Akwa Ibom State edit

Anambra State edit

Bauchi State edit

Bayelsa State edit

Benue State edit

Borno State edit

Cross River State edit

Delta State edit

Ebonyi State edit

Edo State edit

Ekiti State edit

Enugu State edit

Gombe State edit

Imo State edit

Jigawa State edit

Kaduna State edit

Kano State edit

Katsina State edit

Kebbi State edit

Kogi State edit

Kwara State edit

Lagos State edit

Nasarawa State edit

Niger State edit

Ogun State edit

Ondo State edit

Osun State edit

Oyo State edit

Plateau State edit

Rivers State edit

Sokoto State edit

Taraba State edit

Yobe State edit

Zamfara State edit

Federal Capital Territory edit

See also edit

Lists of villages in Nigeria Rafin zurfi

References edit

  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.

External links edit