Nasarawa, Nasarawa State

Nasarawa is a Local Government Area in Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Nasarawa.

Nasarawa, Nasarawa State


Nasarawan Makama Dogo
LGA and City
The Victorious
Masu Nasara
Country Nigeria
StateNasarawa State
 • EmirAlhaji Ibrahim Usman Jibrin
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

It has an area of 5,704 km² and a population of 189,835 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 962.[1]


Nasarawa town is home to one of the Federal Institutions in Nasarawa State,

  1. The Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa.
  2. Makama Dogo School of Health


Mining (for tin and columbite) are the principal activities of the area’s predominantly population[2]


Nasarawa is a market center for the yams, sorghum, millet, soybeans, shea nuts, and cotton grown in the surrounding area. The town is served by a secondary school and a hospital. It is located at the intersection of local roads that lead to Keffi and the Benue River ports of Loko and Umaisha. Pop. (2006) local government area, 189,835[3]


Nasarawa, also spelled Nassarawa, town, Nasarawa State, central Nigeria. The town lies just north of a fork in the Okwa River, which is a tributary of the Benue River. Nasarawa was founded in 1835 in the Afo (Afo) tribal territory by Umaru, a dissident official from the nearby town of Keffi, who hailed from Ruma in Katsina State, as the seat of the new emirate of Nassarawa. Umaru expanded his domain by conquering neighboring territory and made Nassarawa a vassal state to Zaria (175 miles [282 km] north). One of his successors, Muhammadu Sani (reigned 1878–1923), enlarged the emirate by various conquests and, in 1900, was one of the first emirs to pledge allegiance to Great Britain. In 1976 Nasarawa became part of Plateau State; in 1996, it became part of Nasarawa state[4]

Fulani RulersEdit

Chronology of Fulani Rulers of Nasarawa Since 1835 - Date

1 Umaru Usman (Makama Dogo - Founder) 1835 - 1858 23 Years
2 Ahmadu Umaru 1858 - 1878 20 Years
3 Muhammadu Sani (Mamman Sani) 1878 40 Days
4 Muhammadu Umaru Dan Waji (Maje-Lokoja) 1878 - 1923 45 Years
5 Ahmadu Dan Ahoda 1923 - 1924 1 year
6 Muhammadu Dan Ashaba 1924 - 1926 2 Years
7 Usman Ahmadu 1926 - 1942 16 Years
8 Alh. Umaru Muhammadu (Maje-Haji) 1942 - 1960 18 Years
9 Alh. Jibrin Idrisu Mairiga MFR 1960 - 1992 32 years
10 Alh. Dr. Ibrahim Ramalan Abubakar CON 1992 - 2004 12 Years
11 Alh. Dr. Hassan Ahmed II MFR, mni 2004 - 2018 14 Years
12 Mallam Ibrahim Usman Jibril 2018 -


  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
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