Benue

It refers to a state in north central Nigeria located along River Benue valley, a fertile plain.

The state is called “Food Basket” of Nigeria. It produce a very wide range of food crops in large quantities.

Capital
Makurdi

Benue House of Assembly building in Makudi | benuestate.gov
Top Cities
Makurdi, Gboko, Otukpo, Katsina Ala, Zaki Biam, Ukum, Adikpo
Location
Longitude 7° 47’ and 10° 0’ East. Latitude 6° 25’ and 8° 8’ North
Created
February 3, 1976
Boundaries
Nassarawa (Northern), Taraba (Eastern), Cross-River (Southern), Enugu (South-Western), Kogi (Western).
Benue shares boundary with the Republic of Cameroon on the South-Eastern side.
Economy
Crops,
Cement.

Agricultural products include: Yam, rice, beans, cassava, potatoes, maize, soya beans, sorghum, millet …

Benue produces over 70% of Nigeria’s soya beans.

Ethnic Groups
Tiv , Idoma, Igede, Etulo, Abakpa, Jukun, Hausa, Akweya, Nyifon… Tiv is the largest ethnic group, it occupies 14 of 23 local government areas
Local Government Areas
Ado, Agatu, Apa, Buruku, Gboko , Guma, Gwer East, Gwer West, Katsina Ala, Konshisha, Kwande, Logo, Makurdi, Obi, Ogbadibo, Ohimini, Oju, Okpokwu, Otukpo, Tarka, Ukum, Ushongo, Vandeikya

Benue LGAs