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Facts about all Local Governments in Abuja you didn’t know

by Abbey
Abuja gate

Abuja gate

Abuja is the capital of Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria. The Capital was formed under Decree no 6 of 1976.

In 1992, General Ibrahim Babangida headed the move for the relocation of the Nation’s capital from the much-congested old British colonial city, Lagos.

The capital is governed by a Minister appointed by the president who serves as the Mayor of the capital city.

Abuja has six area councils with the Abuja Municipal council serving as the heart  of the city.


Abuja is located between latitude 8.25 and 9.20N and longitude 6.45 and 7.39 E.  Abuja is strategically and cartographically located in the center of the country.



Abaji is a local area council in the Federal Capital territory. The major language spoken in this area is the Gbagyi Language. Abaji shares a border with both Niger state and Kogi state. The capital of the Abaji area council is Abaji town.

Abuja Municipal Area Council

Abuja municipal council

This is the main capital of the city. The Abuja municipal council houses most of the government agencies and international agencies located in the Nation’s capital.


bwari king

Bwari is both a district and an area council located in the Federal Capital. The majority of inhabitants of the Bwari Area Council are the Gbagyis. The Sa Gbaya is the paramount ruler of the Bwari district.


Gwagwalada is another area council in the Federal Capital Territory. The Gwagwalada area office houses the University of Abuja and several other regional firms. The administrative town of the area council is Gwagwalada.


Kuje Area Office

Kuje is another Gbagyi dominated Area council in Abuja that is witnessing a surge in developmental projects. The Local Government Headquarters is located in Kuje town.


Ladi Kwalli pottery

Kwali is an area council located in the Federal Capital Territory. The headquarters of the local government is situated in Kwali town. Kwali is also the home to the popular pioneer of pottery in Nigeria, Ladi Kwali.

Related questions to the local governments in Nigeria

How many local governments do we have in Abuja?

We have a total number of Six Local Government Areas in Abuja.

What are the names of local governments in Abuja?

  • Kwali
  • Bwari
  • Kuje
  • Gwagwalada
  • Abuja Municipal Area Council
  • Abaji

How many local governments have FCT?

We have a total number of Six Local Government Areas in Abuja.

What local government is Life Camp Abuja?

Life Camp is in the Abuja Municipal Area Office.

Where should I live in Abuja? Affordable places to live in Abuja.

Although accommodation is generally expensive in Abuja. You can find cheaper houses in Kubwa, Nyanya, Wuye, Karshi, One Man Village, and other areas.


  • Abbey

    Abbey Johnson has a Masters degree as an engineer and has over 3 years of teaching and research experience. He is happiest when on a bike and is also interested in electric energy and computer Science.

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