About Ngala Local Government Area (L.G.A)

Ngala local government area is domiciled in Borno state, North-east geopolitical zone of Nigeria with its headquarters in the town of Gamboru Ngala. Ngala LGA is part of the Dikwa Emirate and comprises several towns and villages such as Manawaji, Ranna, Tumishe, Kala, Jarawa, Wurge, Kalakura, and Duguma. The estimated population of Ngala LGA is put at 188,516 inhabitants with the vast majority of the area’s populace constituting of members of the Kanuri and Hausa ethnic groups. The Kanuri and Hausa languages are commonly spoken in the area while the religions of Islam and Christianity are practiced in the area.


Ngala LGA covers a total area of 1,465 square kilometres and has an average temperature of 33 degrees centigrade. The LGA consists of flat and sandy plains with sparse vegetation. TheGnadda river flows through the area with the average wind speed in the LGA put at 9km/h.


Farming is a critical aspect of the economy of Ngala LGA with crops such as wheat, rice, beans, and peanuts grown in the area. A number of mineral deposits such as clay and bentonite are also found in Ngala LGA. Other important economic activities undertaken by the people of Ngala LGA include pottery, trade, and fishing.

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