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THE HISTORY OF KOGI STATE

Kogi, a state in the central region (Middle-Belt) of
Nigeria.
It is popularly called the Confluence State because
the confluence of River Niger and River Benue is at
its capital, Lokoja, which is the first administrative
capital of modern-day Nigeria.
Agriculture is a main part of the economy, and the
state also has coal, steel and other mineral
industries.

The main ethnic groups are IGALA , EBIRA, and
OKUN.

ADJACENT STATES

Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria) – to the north
Nasarawa State – to the north east
Benue State – to the east
Enugu State – to the south east
Anambra State – to the south
Edo State – to the south west
Ondo State – to the west
Ekiti State – to the west
Kwara State – to the west
Niger State – to the north
Kogi state is the only state in Nigeria which shares
a boundary with ten other states.

HISTORY AND PEOPLE :

The state was created in 1991 from parts of
Kwara State and Benue State.
There are three main ethnic groups and languages
in Kogi: Igala , Ebira, and Okun (a
Yoruba Group) with other such as Bassa-Nge, a
people of Nupe extraction in Lokoja and Bassa
Local Government Area, Bassa-Komo of Bassa
Local Government Area, Gwari, Kakanda, Oworo
people(A Yoruba Group), Ogori, Magongo, Idoma
and the Eggan community under Lokoja Local
Government.
The name Nigeria, was coined in Lokoja by Flora
Shaw , the future wife of Baron Lugard , a British
colonial administrator, while gazing out at the river
Niger.

KOGI STATE CONSISTS OF TWENTY-ONE (21)
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS:
Adavi
Ajaokuta
Ankpa
Bassa
Dekina
Ibaji
Idah
Igalamela-Odolu
Ijumu
Kabba/Bunu
Koton Karfe
Lokoja
Mopa-Muro
Ofu
Ogori/Magongo
Okehi
Okene
Olamaboro
Omala
Yagba East
Yagba West

AGRICULTURE AND RESOURCES

Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy. There
are many Farm produce from the state notably
coffee , cocoa , palm oil , cashews ,
groundnuts , maize , cassava, yam, rice and
melon .
Mineral resources include coal , limestone , iron ,
petroleum and tin .
The state is home to the largest iron and steel
industry in Nigeria known as Ajaokuta Steel
Company Limited and one of the largest cement
factories in Africa, the Obajana Cement Factory.

By Victor Aluede G.y

Aluede G.y Victory is a history
enthusiast an a mediapreneur living in Aboru,
Lagos. He studied arts at skills click foundation, he is an alumni of Rehoboth college Aboru, Lagos.

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