when was kogi state created?

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Mark Moon asked 1 month ago

Please guys, when was Kogi state formed and who founded it

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Sulhazan Staff answered 1 month ago

Kogi state was created in August 1991 as a result of the state creation  exercise under the then military government led by Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida
Kogi is the 13th largest in area With a land mass of  29,833 km(11,519 sq mi) and 26th largest in population with a population count of about 3.3million
Kogi State has twenty-one (21) local government areas, which are:

  • Adavi
  • Ajaokuta
  • Ankpa
  • Bassa
  • Dekina
  • Ibaji
  • Idah
  • Igalamela-Odolu
  • Ijumu
  • Kabba/Bunu
  • Koton Karfe
  • Lokoja
  • Mopa-Muro
  • Ofu
  • Ogori/Magongo
  • Okehi
  • Okene
  • Olamaboro
  • Omala
  • Yagba East
  • Yagba West

There are three main ethnic groups and languages in Kogi: Igala, Ebira, and Okun (similar to Yoruba) with other minorities like Bassa, a small fraction of Nupe mainly in Lokoja, Gwari, Kakanda, Oworo people (similar to Yoruba), ogori magongo and the Eggan community under Lokoja Local Government.
In terms of educational institution, Kogi has higher institutions like the Federal University (Lokoja), Kogi State UniversityAnyigba, Federal Polytechnic Idah, Kogi State Polytechnic (Lokoja), Federal College of Education (Okene), College of Education (Ankpa), College of Agriculture Kabba, Kogi state college of education, technical (Kabba) and the Private Salem University, Lokoja. There are a college of nursing and midwifery in Obangede, School of health tech in Idah and ECWA School of Nursing in Egbe and a host of others