It’s an Ayatutu town; the capital of Vandeikya Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue State, Nigeria.
The capital town and the LGA has the same name.
The LGA was created on 28 August, 1976 – formerly part of Gboko LGA.
Ushongo to the North and Konshisha LGA to the West, Kwande LGA to the East, Obudu and Bekwara in Cross River State to the East.
Between latitude 7°5′ and 7°15′ north of the Equator and Longitude 9° and 9°6′ east of Greenwich.
183,939 square metres (0.7 sq miles)
It’s the fifth most populated LGA in Benue State, after Gboko LGA, Makurdi, Otukpo, and Kwande.
Vandeikya has Kunav people as its main indigenes.
Kunav is grouped into 2 parts, namely: Kyan and Tiev.
And further 8 groups on the hierarchy which have been administratively structured into 12 districts /council wards.
Vandeikya is the LGA in Benue with the largest number of billionaires and highly influential persons.
Tilley Gyado, the patriarch, was as a successful Vandeikya billionaire business tycoon.
More on the list of wealthy or influential Vandeikya persons are:
Senator Jack Gyado
General India Garba
Almost all are Christians.
Vandeikya town has many schools among which is Federal Government Secondary School, Vandeikya
183,939/68 square metres
Mostly seasonal, some are:
Tropical sub humid
Mostly moist woodland savanna.
Mean annual rainfall
Between 1,200 and 2,000 mm (47″ and 79″) averaging seven months in the year
Some parts of Mbaduku district, along to Obudu plateau, receive over 1,800mm of annual rainfall.
Mean annual temperature
32.5 °C (90 °F).
Barites, kaoline and iron ores.
Major food crops include rice, sweet potatoes, cassava, sorghum, citrus, spices, pepper, grundnut and bambara nuts.
Vandeikya is Nigeria’s leading producer of peas, known in Tiv as Mzembe.
The demand for the fruit is always high.
Kunav people also produce in commercial quantities other fruits like oranges and a certain one used for soup called Ive nicknamed Anzamber u Kunav
Rice milling, retail