Niger State at a Glance

About Niger State

Niger state is one of the states carved out from the former Northwestern region in 1976 and has grown to become the state with the largest land mass of about 86,000 square kilometers.

It’s Located close to the federal capital, Abuja, and shares land borders with about six states in Nigeria, including an international border with the Benin Republic.
the state can be accessed by road, air and rail.

Niger state under the leadership of Mohammed Umaru Bago is swiftly transforming to take it's rightful position as a hub for Agricultural industrialisation, Solid mineral development and Economic invigoration.

This is being made possible through a deliberate policy for ease of doing business which provides a seamless and efficient process for investors to access all the information and requirements they need for citing their businesses in Niger state.

Infact prospective private investors can be rest assured of the transparent and accountable process emplaced to ease their doing business in the state.

Niger State, one of the 36 states of Nigeria was created out of the defunct North Western state on 3rd February, 1976. Situated in the North central geo-political zone, Niger State shares its borders with republic of Benin (West), Zamfara State (North), Kebbi (North-West), Kogi (South), Kwara (South West), Kaduna (North-East) and the FCT (South-East). The State comprises 25 Local Government Areas grouped into 3 administrative zones: A, B, C with each zone having 8, 9 and 8 Local Government Areas (LGAs) respectively. In line with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, two levels of government exist in the State; the State Government and the Local Government Councils. With the merger of Borgu Emirate from the old Kwara in August 1991, Niger State is one of the largest states in Nigeria covering about 86,000km2 (or about 8.6million hectares) representing about 9.3% of the total land area of the Country.

State Facilities


International Cargo Airport

Railway Station

Inland Port