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Which State Has the Most Local Governments in Nigeria?

The major purpose of a local government is to bring federal and state governance closer to the citizens in different locations across a country. Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation with about 200 million people distributed across 36 states and 774 local government areas.

With the number of states Nigeria has, it’s expected that some states will be more populated than others. And the more populated a state is, the more likely it will have more local government. So then which states have the most local governments in Nigeria? In this article, we will answer this question in detail by pointing out the state with the most local government areas in Nigeria.

Which State Have the Most Local Governments in Nigeria?

Kano State has the most local government areas.

Kano state has forty-four (44) Local Government Areas – which is the highest in Nigeria. Below are the names of these LGAs:

Ajingi LGA, Albasu LGA, Bagwai LGA, Bebeji LGA, Bichi LGA, Bunkure LGA, Dala LGA, Dambatta LGA, Dawakin kudu LGA, Dawakin Tofa LGA, Doguwa LGA, Fagge LGA, Gabasawa LGA, Garko LGA, Garun Mallam LGA, Gaya LGA, Gezawa LGA, Gwale LGA, Gwarzo LGA, Kabo LGA, Kano Municipal, Karaye LGA, Kibiya LGA, Kiru LGA, Kumbtso LGA, Kunchi LGA, Kura LGA, Madobi LGA, Makoda LGA, Minjibir LGA, Nassarawa LGA, Rano LGA, Rimin Gado LGA, Rogo LGA, Shanono LGA, Sumaila LGA, Takai LGA, Tarauni LGA, Tofa LGA, Tsanyawa LGA, Tudun Wada LGA, Ungogo LGA, Warawa LGA, Wudil LGA.

Other states in Nigeria according to the number of their local government areas include:

  • Katsina State

Katsina State has thirty-four (34) Local Government Areas.

  • Oyo State

Oyo State has thirty-three (33) Local Government Areas.

  • Sokoto State

Sokoto State has thirty-three (33) Local Government Areas.

  • Akwa-Ibom State

Akwa-Ibom State has thirty-one (31) Local Government Areas.

  • Osun State

Osun State has thirty (30) Local Government Areas.

  • Jigawa State

Jigawa State has twenty-seven (27) Local Government Areas.

  • Imo State

Imo State has twenty-seven (27) Local Government Areas.

  • Borno

Borno State has twenty-seven (27) Local Government Areas.

  • Delta State

Delta State has twenty-five (25) Local Government Areas.

  • Niger State

Niger State has twenty-five (25) Local Government Areas.

  • Rivers State

Rivers State has twenty-three (23) Local Government Areas.

  • Kaduna State

Kaduna State has twenty-three (23) Local Government Areas.

  • Anambra State

Anambra State has twenty-one (21) Local Government Areas.

  • Adamawa State

Adamawa State has twenty-one (21) Local Government Areas.

  • Benue State

Benue State has twenty-one (21) Local Government Areas.

  • Kebbi State

Kebbi State has twenty-one (21) Local Government Areas.

  • Kogi State

Kogi State has twenty-one (21) Local Government Areas.

  • Lagos State

Lagos State has twenty (20) Local Government Areas.

  • Bauchi State

Bauchi State has twenty (20) Local Government Areas.

  • Ogun State

Ogun State has twenty (20) Local Government Areas.

  • Cross Rivers State

Cross Rivers State has eighteen (18) Local Government Areas.

  • Ondo State

Ondo State has eighteen (18) Local Government Areas.

  • Edo State

Edo State has eighteen (18) Local Government Areas.

  • Abia State

Abia State has seventeen (17) Local Government Areas.

  • Plateau State

Plateau State has seventeen (17) Local Government Areas.

  • Enugu State

Enugu State has seventeen (17) Local Government Areas.

  • Yobe State

Yobe State has seventeen (17) Local Government Areas.

  • Ekiti State

Ekiti State has sixteen (16) Local Government Areas.

  • Kwara State

Kwara State has sixteen (16) Local Government Areas.

  • Taraba State

Taraba State has thirty-four (16) Local Government Areas.

  • Zamfara State

Zamfara State has thirty-four (14) Local Government Areas.

  • Ebonyi State

Ebonyi State has thirteen (13) Local Government Areas.

  • Nasarawa State

Nasarawa State has thirteen (13) Local Government Areas.

  • Gombe State

Gombe State has eleven (11) Local Government Areas.

  • Bayelsa State

Bayelsa State has eight (8) Local Government Areas.

  • Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

The Federal Capital Territory has six (6) Local Government Areas.

Conclusion

Kano State is the state in Nigeria with the most Local Government Areas (LGAs). The total number of LGAs in Kano State is 44.

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