Kwande Local Government Area
Kwande local government area, formerly known as an Intermediates area was created by D.O. J MacBridge, with the then headquarters at Manor. In September 1976, it became one of the local governments created under the Military government of General Murtala Mohammed.
Clans In Kwande Local Government Area:
Adikpo is a town also called ‘London’, this is because of its friendly weather with a high level of urbanisation.
The Spiritual and cultural heritage is traced to Jato-Aka town, named after the legendary Tor Jato Aka appointed by the colonial masters and custodian of the “Akombo”, the Tiv deity.
East-South of Benue State
2,744 Sq Km
Distance from Makurdi, the State Capital:
149 Km approximately, 1hour 30mins
345,850 (based on 2006 census)
- Civil service, and
- Table salt, and
- Precious stones
- Cross-River, and
- Akwa-Ibom States
However, a journey through Kwande local government links one to Cameroon (by foot), Cross-River, Akwa-Ibom States, Ushongo town, Ugbema town, Katsina-Ala, Zaki-Biam to Taraba and Adamawa States.
Districts or Council Wards and Polling Units:
They are Fifteen (15) council wards with 16 districts in Kwande local government.
- Adikpo Township council ward, Nanev
- Liev I council ward, Ikyurav ya
- Liev II council ward, Ikyurav ya
- Mbadura council ward
- Mbagba/Mbakyan council ward
- Mbaikyor council ward, Turan
- Mbaketsa council ward, Shangev-ya
- Menev council ward, Ikyura-ya
- Tondov I council ward, Shangev-ya
- Tondov II council ward, Shangev-ya
- Usar council ward, Nanev
- Mbayoo council ward, Nanev
- Yaav council ward, Turan
- Moon council ward, Turan
- Kumakwagh council ward, Turan
Mbaikyor has Two (2) districts Barakur and Mkomon.
Kwande local government has Two Hundred and Forty-Eight (248) polling units across its council wards.
The Major Towns In Kwande Local Government Area are:
- Ikyogen, and
Kwande is known for its high production of cash crops like:
- Cassava (Garri),
- Soya Beans,
- Groundnuts, and
- Sweet potatoes.