BAUCHI Senatorial Districts and the Local Government Areas

BAUCHI has 3 senatorial districts and 17 Local Government Areas (LGAs). The senatorial districts with the LGAs they comprise are:

SENATORIAL DISTRICTLGAs
BAUCHI SOUTH ALKALERI, KIRFI, BAUCHI, TAFAWA BALEWA, BOGORO, DASS, TORO
BAUCHI CENTRAL NINGI, WARJI, DARAZO, GANJUWA, MISAU, DAMBAN
BAUCHI NORTH ZAKI, GAMAWA, JAMA’ARE, ITAS-GADAU, SHIRA, GIADE, KATAGUM

Nigeria has 109 Senatorial Districts, 3 in each of the 36 states and 1 in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Every senatorial district sends a Senator to the House of Senate, National Assembly, Abuja, so the total number of Nigerian Senators is 109.

The formation of the Senate is based on the three Senatorial Districts per State and one for the Federal Capital Territory. The 109 member Senate is presided over by the President of the Senate and assisted by the Deputy President of the Senate, all are chosen among the Senators. They are then assisted by eight Principal Officers and several Committee Chairmen and Vice Chairmen.

The 8 Principal Officers include Majority Leader, Deputy Majority Leader, Minority Leader, Deputy Minority Leader, Chief Whip, Deputy Chief Whip, Minority Whip and Deputy Minority Whip.

Bauchi Local Governments Areas

With the creation of Bauchi state in 1976, then comprising present Bauchi and Gombe states, it included 16 Local Government Areas. The number of Local Government Areas in the then Bauchi State was increased to 20 and later to 23. However, in 1997 when Gombe state was created out of Bauchi and additional local governments were created in the country, Bauchi State was left with 20 Local Government Areas.

Bauchi State’s 20 (twenty) Local Governments Areas (LGAs), are: Alkaleri, Bauchi, Bogoro, Dambam, Darazo, Dass, Gamawa, Giade, Ganjuwa, Jama’are, Itas – Gadau, Katagum, Kirfi, Misau, Ningi, Shira, Tafawa Balewa, Toro, Warji, and Zaki.

Map of Bauchi State showing Local Government Areas and senatorial districts (North, Central and South)
  1. Alkaleri
  2. Bauchi
  3. Bogoro
  4. Damban
  5. Darazo
  6. Dass
  7. Gamawa
  8. Ganjuwa
  9. Giade
  10. Itas/Gadau
  11. Jama’are
  12. Katagum
  13. Kirfi
  14. Misau
  15. Ningi
  16. Shira
  17. Tafawa-Balewa
  18. Toro
  19. Warji
  20. Zaki

List of Bauchi State’s 20 Local Governments Areas, headquarters and land area

SNLGAArea (km2)Headquarters
1.Alkaleri5,918Alkaleri
2.Bauchi3,687Bauchi
3.Bogoro894Bogoro
4.Damban1,077Damban
5.Darazo3,015Darazo
6.Dass535Dass
7.Gamawa2,925Gamawa
8.Ganjuwa5,059Kafin Madaki
9.Giade668Giade
10.Itas/Gadau1,398Itas
11.Jamaare493Jamaare
12.Katagum1,436Azare
13.Kirfi2,371Kirfi
14.Misau1,226Misau
15.Ningi4,625Ningi
16.Shira1,321Yana
17.Tafawa Balewa2,515T/Balewa]
18.Toro6,932Toro
19.Warji625Warji
20.Zaki1,476Katagum

Bauchi State has gone through a much transformation since it was created. During the colonial era up to independence, it formed part of the Bauchi-Plateau of the then Northern Region, until the 1967 state creation exercise, when the Bauchi, Borno, and Adamawa provinces constituted the former North-Eastern State.

Bauchi State is located between latitudes 9° 3′ and 12° 3′ north of the equator with a total land area of 49,119 km² representing about 5.3% of Nigeria’s total land mass. The state is bordered by seven states; namely Kano and Jigawa to the north, Taraba and Plateau to the south, Gombe and Yobe to the east and Kaduna to the west.