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

Bwari local government area is in Abuja, the federal capital territory of Nigeria which is located within the Northcentral geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The headquarters of the area are in the town of Bwari and the LGA consists of a number of towns and villages which include Ushafa, Zango, Sabon Gari, Panda, Jigo, Bunko, Duba, and Kikumi.The population of Bwari LGA  is estimated at 176,514 inhabitants with the majority of the area’s dwellers being from the Gbagyi and the Hausa tribal groups. The Esu Bwari is the traditional administrator of the Gbagyi populace while the Emir of Bwari who superintends over the Bwari Emirate is the leader of the Hausa population. Popular landmarks in Bwari LGA include the Bwari General Hospital, the Nigerian Law School, and the Veritas University.


Bwari local government falls under the Guinea Savannah and witnesses two distinct seasons which are the dry and the rainy seasons. The average temperature in Bwari  LGA is 29 degrees centigrade while the humidity level is at 48 percent. The area is also characterized by a number of hills and rock formations.


A number of crops are cultivated in Bwari LGA such as cucumbers, potatoes and yam. The area is also home to a number of hotels, banks, and private and public owned institutions. Trade also contributes immensely to the economic growth of Bwari LGA with the area hosting several markets such as the Bwari main market where a plethora of commodities can be purchased by the area’s dwellers.


Bwari LGA was created in the year 1991.

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