Niger State is one of the 36 states in Nigeria. It was formed in 1976, situated in the North Central geo-political zone with the largest landmass covering about 86,000km2. The state has about 25 local government areas with Minna as the state capital, major cities include Bida, Kontagora, and Suleja.
To Promote Economic Growth, Create Jobs And Generate Wealth; Also To Position Niger State As The Preferred Tourism Destination And Cultural Capital In Nigeria
Our Commitment Is To Institutionalisation Of A Sustainable Investment Environment To Attract And Retain Direct Investment, Both Foreign And Indigenous.
The Niger State Scholarship Board Was Established In 1976 When The State Was Created, With The Primary Responsibility Of Disbursing Government Grants To All Indigenous Students Of Niger State.
Niger State, one of the 36 states of Nigeria was created out of the defunct North Western state on 3rd February, 1976. Situated in the North central geo-political zone, Niger State shares its borders with republic of Benin (West), Zamfara State (North), Kebbi (North-West), Kogi (South), Kwara (South West), Kaduna (North-East) and the FCT (South-East). The State comprises 25 Local Government Areas grouped into 3 administrative zones: A, B, C with each zone having 8, 9 and 8 Local Government Areas (LGAs) respectively. In line with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, two levels of government exist in the State; the State Government and the Local Government Councils. With the merger of Borgu Emirate from the old Kwara in August 1991, Niger State is one of the largest states in Nigeria covering about 86,000km2 (or about 8.6million hectares) representing about 9.3% of the total land area of the Country.More
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The area known as Niger State today was originally part of the defunct North Western State which was one of the twelve states initially created in 1967. The old state was later divided into two by late General Murtala Muhammed’s regime in 1976 and this brought about Sokoto and Niger states. The present Niger State is the largest state in the country in term of landmass and referred to as the “Power State” because of the existence of three hydro-electric power stations namely the Shiroro, Kainji and Jebba power stations in the state.
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