NASSARAWA STATE

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NASSARAWA STATE


NASSARAWA STATE Governor: Aliyu Doma (PDP) Year Created: October 1, 1996. Capital: Lafia Main Towns: Lafia, Akwanga, Keffi, Karu, Wamba, ...

NASSARAWA STATE

Governor: Aliyu Doma (PDP)

Year Created: October 1, 1996.

Capital: Lafia

Main Towns: Lafia, Akwanga, Keffi, Karu, Wamba, Eggon, Nassarawa and Doma.

Nassarawa is made up of thirteen local government areas namely; Wamba, Kokona, Keana, Nassarawa/Eggon, Toto, Awe, Akwanga, Keff, Karu, Lafia, Obi, Doma and Nassarawa. It is bounded in the north by Kaduna state, in the west by the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, in the south by Kogi and Benue States and in the east by Taraba and Plateau States.

The state has agriculture as the mainstay of its economy with the production of varieties of cash crops throughout the year. It is also blessed with solid minerals notably salt and bauxite.

The government has continued to give priority attention to the development of educational facilities and opportunities in the state. It has a Federal Polytechnic and College of Education and other vocational training schools.

A good network of roads exist within the state linking all the rural areas and major towns. The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) operates train services from Kuru, Gombe and Maiduguri.

Health Care Delivery Services is encouraged in the state through the establishment of General Hospitals and other health institution to make health facilities available to all in the state.

Nassarawa State has the highest potentials in the nation for the development of a viable tourism industry. However, numerous of its potentials are yet to be fully tapped.

The young state is richly endowed with scenic beauty, and conspicuous features. Its temperate climate makes it a tourist centre. Lafia the state capital has an enviable weather with a fascinating rocky environment.


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