Benue State was
created in 1976 from former Benue-Plateau State
and part of Kwara State. It derived its name
from River Benue, which is the second largest
river in Nigeria. The state lies in the middle
part of the country and its boundaries are:
Nassarawa state to the north, Cross River and
Enugu states to the south, Kogi state to the
west and Taraba state to the east.
has 23 local governments and enjoys the typical
tropical climate with two clearly defined
seasons, the wet and dry season. It is
blessed with abundant mineral resources and
these include Petroleum oil, Natural Gas,
Gemstones, Gypsum, Kaolin, Limestone, and a host
of others. The state produces rich and assorted
agricultural products, hence its recognition as
the nation's "food basket". A few of
these agricultural produce include; Soya beans,
coco-yam, maize, beans, potatoes and cassava.
Benue state has a rich cultural heritage and
it is largely a rural state, hence the emphasis
on rural development.
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