Agatu Local Government Area

Agatu local government area was carved out of Apa local government area.




In October 1996


By the 1991 census, it has a population of about 80,000


  1. Apa local government to the South,
  2. Gwer West to the East, and
  3. West by Kogi State to the West.

Council wards:

The local government has ten council wards.

Agricultural produce:
Agatu local government is acclaimed one of the food baskets of the Benue state because of its diverse rich agricultural produce which include:

  1. Yams,
  2. Rice,
  3. Beans,
  4. Cassava,
  5. Maize,
  6. Soybeans,
  7. Sorghum,
  8. Millet,
  9. Beniseed,
  10. Melon and many more.

And Agatu local government accounts for over 80% of fish production in Zone ‘C’ and of course the entire State.

Agricultural resources:

Agatu local government has a vast and fertile landmass which is tilled by the farming population that treasures agriculture as the bed-rock of its livelihood.

It also boasts of one of the longest stretches of river systems in the state with great potentials for a vial fish farming and dry season farming through irrigation.

Mineral resources:

  1. Limestone,
  2. Gypsum,
  3. Anhydride,
  4. Kaolin,
  5. Natural gas,
  6. Salt, and
  7. Petroleum

Forest resources:

  1. Iroko
  2. Ibeche
  3. Mahogany, and many others

These economic trees are found at Ogbaulu, Okagabi, Ogwumogba, Ichogolungun and Enogoje.

The local government area is willing to give prospective investors, a hitch-free granting of a certificate of occupancy (C of O) for those who need land for their business. It is hoped that with this gesture and prospects, individuals and corporate bodies committed to industrial

Explore more about Agatu Local Government:

  1. Succession Chart of Agatu Chief Executives