10 Largest Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Nigeria

The 10 largest Local Government Areas in Nigeria by land area are:

① Borgu
Land area: 11,267 km2
State: Niger
The headquarters of Borgu is New Bussa.

Borgu’s leading land area of 11,267 km2 is followed by:

② Baruten
Land area: 9,749 km2
State: Kwara
The headquarters of Baruten is Kosubosu

③ Mashegu
Land area: 9,182 km2
State: Niger
The headquarters of Mashegu is also called Mashegu

④ Bali
Land area: 9,146 km2
State: Taraba
The headquarters of is also called Bali

⑤ Gashaka
Land area: 8,393 km2
State: Taraba
The headquarters of Gashaka is Serti

⑥ Kaiama: 6,971
⑦ Maru: 6,654
⑧ Karim-Lamido: 6,620
⑨ Damboa: 6,219
⑩ Birnin-Gwari: 6,185

Borgu

Borgu Local Government Area, in Niger State, is Nigeria’s largest Local Government Area by land size with 11,267 km2.

The headquarters of Borgu is New Bussa.

All Saints Cathedral, Anglican Church, New Bussa, Borgu LGA, Niger State, Nigeria
New Bussa

Nigeria has 774 Local Government Areas. A Local Government Area (LGA) in Nigeria is administered by a Local Government Council (LGC). The council is headed by a chairman and assisted by deputy chairman, secretary and councilors. While the chairman and councilors are usually elected the deputy chairman and secretary are appointed. Other high ranking officers at a local government area are: Treasurer, Auditor and HODs (Heads of Departments).

A local government area is further subdivided into wards, from 10 to 20 wards. A ward is administered by a councilor. The councilor reports directly to the chairman.