List of Kogi senatorial districts

Kogi State consists of three senatorial districts, namely:

  1. Kogi Western Senatorial District
  2. Kogi Central Senatorial District
  3. Kogi Eastern Senatorial District

Kogi also consists of nine federal constituencies as follows:

  1. Oken/Ogori-Magongo
  2. Ajaokuta
  3. Okehi/Adavi
  4. Kabba-bunu/Ijumu
  5. Yagba
  6. Lokoja/Koton-karfi
  7. Idah/Igala-mela/Ofu
  8. Dekina/Bassa
  9. Ankpa/Omala/Olamaboro

It also has twenty-one local government areas:

  1. Adavi
  2. Ajaokuta
  3. Ankpa
  4. Bassa
  5. Dekina
  6. Ibaji
  7. Idah
  8. Igalamela/Odolu
  9. Ijumu
  10. Kabba-Bunu
  11. Kogi
  12. Lokoja
  13. Mopamuro
  14. Ofu
  15. Ogori-Magongo
  16. Okene
  17. Okehi
  18. Olamaboro
  19. Omala
  20. Yagba-East
  21. Yagba-West
Map of Kogi State Local Government Areas

Kogi State is one of the 36 states of Nigeria, located in the north-central region of the country.

Coat of arms

It is home to the confluence of the Niger and Benue rivers which form the largest inland delta in Africa. It is also blessed with diverse mineral deposits, such as coal, iron ore, limestone, gold, and kaolin.

Lokoja, the capital of Kogi State

It was created in 1991 from parts of Kwara State and Benue State, and it is bordered by Niger, Federal Capital Territory, Nassarawa, Benue, Enugu, Anambra, Edo, Ondo, Ekiti, Kwara and Niger states.

The state capital is Lokoja, which is also the confluence of the Niger and Benue rivers, making it a historically significant location for trade and commerce.

It has a population of about 4.5 million people, according to the 2006 census, and it is ethnically diverse with over 50 indigenous groups, including Igala, Ebira, Okun, Bassa, Nupe and others.

Tourist attractions include Lord Lugard Residence, the Mount Patti Hill, the Confluence Beach Park, the Awo Tunnel, the Ogidi-Ijumu Rock Formation and the Iron of Liberty Monument.

The state is known for its cultural diversity and festivals such as the Igala Cultural Festival, the Ebira Carnival, the Okun Day Celebration and the Bassa Nge Festival.

Kogi festivals include the Igala Masquerade Festival and the Ebira Carnival.

The Igala Masquerade Festival is an annual event that showcases the rich traditions and costumes of the Igala people. The festival features different types of masquerades that represent different aspects of Igala culture and mythology.

The Ebira Carnival is another colorful celebration that involves music, dance, and art. The carnival showcases the creativity and talent of the Ebira people, who are known for their pottery, weaving, and carving skills.

Kogi is a state that offers a lot of opportunities for adventure, learning, and fun. It is a place where you can experience the beauty and diversity of Nigeria’s culture and nature.