Gboko Local Government Area

Date created:

11th May 1970

Headquarter:

Gboko

Landmass:

2,264 Sqr Km

Population:

358,936 (2006 census)

Languages:

Tiv, Hausa and English

Occupation:

  • Farming,
  • Trading, and
  • Civil Service

Mineral resources:

Limestone

Industry:

Dangote Cement Plc

Special tribute:

Traditional seat of Tor Tiv and Tiv traditional Headquarters

Distance from Makurdi:

92Km (1hr)

Landmark:

  1. Gboko Hills in the North
  2. Mkar Hills at the East
  3. J. S. Tarka Tomb

Area Code:

GBK

Council Wards:

  1. Mbakpegh council ward
  2. Igyorov council ward
  3. Mbatan council ward
  4. Gboko-South council ward
  5. Mbatser council ward
  6. Mbakwen council ward
  7. Gboko-North-West council ward
  8. Mbaanku council ward
  9. Mbadim council ward
  10. Gboko-Central council ward
  11. Yandev-South council ward
  12. Ukpekpe council ward
  13. Mbatyu council ward
  14. Mbadam council ward
  15. Gboko-Eastcouncil ward, and
  16. Mbaaverakaa council ward

See Markets in Gboko