Ukum Local Government Area

Ukum local government was created in September 1991 by Col. Fidelis A. Makka as the military administrator.

HEADQUARTERS:

Sankera

LOCATION:

The local government is located at the East-north of Benue state and in the zone A senatorial district.

BOUNDARIES:

The area is bounded by Katsina-Ala Local Government Area, Logo Local Government Area, then Taraba and Nassarawa States.

LANDMASS:

429,10sq KM.

CLIMATE:

It experiences two distinct seasons of:

  1. Raining and
  2. Dry season

POPULATION:

Ukum Local Government Area has a population of about 183,422 people according to 2006 population census.

PEOPLE:

Ukum Local Government is basically composed of Tiv people. It shares house of representative seat with Logo and Katsina-Ala local government areas and has a state house of Assembly seat.

COUNCIL WARDS OR DISTRICTS:

  1. Aterayange
  2. Mbatian
  3. Borikyo
  4. Uvan
  5. Ituuluv
  6. Lumbur
  7. Mbazum
  8. Tsaav
  9. Mbayenge
  10. Azendeshi
  11. Kendav, and
  12. Ugbaan

CULTURE AND TOURISM:

The people of Ukum local government area are hospitable people. Their culture is the same with their other Tiv brothers.

TRADITIONAL DANCES AND FOLKS SONGS:

  1. Ajo
  2. Ange
  3. Ishen
  4. Atsar

Folk songs like:

  1. Obadia
  2. Sarwuan
  3. Pevikyaa Zegi

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS:

Ukum local government have very fertile land that makes the local government boast of agricultural produce and mineral deposits. Investors can explore the area to invest and reap bountifully.

On the tourism aspect, investors need to cash in on the large turnout of people from across the nation that comes to buy agricultural produce in the local government to establish standard hotels. It is worthy of note that not less than 200 trucks and lorries load yam and other agricultural produce every week from Zaki Biam.

  1. Yam:
    Found all over the local government, taped locally and used for yam flour mills.
  2. Rice:
    Found all over the local government, taped locally and useful for rice mills.
  3. Corn:
    Found all over the local government, taped locally and useful for flour mills, animal feeds and concentrates.
  4. Sesame:
    Found all over the local government, taped locally and processed for export.
  5. Forest Reserve:
    Found in Sankera, not taped and useful for furniture and saw mills.
  6. Vast Land:
    Found all over the local government, not taped and useful for cultivation of crops.

NATURAL RESOURCES:

  1. Sand Reserve:
    Found all over the local government, not taped and useful for construction.
  2. Byrite:
    No research on the quantity and full locations.
  3. Salt:
    Found all over the local government, not taped at all.
  4. Zinc:
    No research on the quantity and full locations.