Plateau State

Plateau State (Home of Peace & Tourism)

 Executive Governor

 

Right  Honourable Simon Lalong

 

Deputy Governor

 

Prof. Sonni Gwanle Tyoden

 

Creation: 3 February 1976; Capital – Jos

Major Cities: Jos, Pankshin, Shendam, Garkuwa, Zamburun, Angwan,  Rugan Jodi, Nassarawa, Pako

Geographic Location: Plateau State is located in Nigeria’s middle belt. With an area of 26,899 square kilometres, the State has an estimated population of about three million people. It is located between latitude 80°24'N and longitude 80°32' and 100°38' east.

Economic Profile: Agriculture and Tourism are the mainstay of its economy.

Occupation: They are predominantly farmers and have similar cultural and traditional ways of life.

Ethnic Profile:The state has over forty ethno-linguistic groups. Some of the indigenous tribes in the state are the Berom, Afizere, Amo, Anaguta, Aten, Bogghom, Buji, Challa, Chip, Fier, Gashish, Goemai, Irigwe, Jarawa, Jukun, Kofyar (comprising Doemak, Kwalla, and Mernyang), Montol, Mushere, Mupun, Mwaghavul, Ngas, Piapung, Pyem, Ron-Kulere, Bache, Talet, Tarok, Youm and Fulani/Kanuri in Wase. People from other parts of country have come to settle in Plateau State; these include the Igbo, Yoruba, Ibibio, Annang, Efik, Ijaw, and Bini. Each ethnic group has its own distinct language, but as with the rest of the country, English is the official language in Plateau State; Hausa is also a medium of communication and commerce as is the case in most parts of the North and Middle Belt of Nigeria.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Barkin Ladi, Bassa, Bokkos, Jos East, Jos North, Jos South, Kanam, Kanke, Langtang North, Langtang South, Mangu, Mikang, Pankshin, Qua'an Pan, Riyom, Shendam, Wase.

Raw Materials Distribution in Plateau State

PLATEAU STATE

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

BARKIN-LADI

Monazite, Ball clay, Mica, Columbite, Cassiterite, Zircon, Kaolin, Ilmenite, Gemstone.

Maize, Sorghum, Millet, Wheat, Irish potato, Beans, Mango, Apple, Tomatoes, Carrots, Acha, Sugarcane, Pepper, Poultry

2

BASSA

Monazite, Columbite, Ball clay, Cassiterite, Kaolin, Zircon, Abrasive, Dolomite

 

3

BOKKOS

Ilmenite, Kaolin, Monazite, Granite, Garnet, Cassiterite

Sorghum, Beans, Irish potato, Maize, Sweet potato, Vegetables, Fruits.

4

JOS-EAST

Columbite, Cassiterite

Acha, Sweet potato, Vegetables, Irish potato, Fruits, Livestock

5

JOS-NORTH

Quartz, Ball clay, Kaolin, Cassiterite, Columbite, Zircon, Rutile

Acha, Sorghum, Beans, Groundnut, Maize, Sweet potato, Vegetable, Wheat, Irish potato, Fruits, Livestock

6

KANAM

Lead/Zinc ore, Feldspar, Ball clay, Crude salt

Sorghum, Maize, Beans, Groundnut, Rice, Cotton, Sugarcane, Vegetables, Poultry, Livestock.

7

KANKE

Talc,   Lead/Zinc ore, Feldspar, Kaolin, Quartz

Maize, Irish potato, Millet, Guinea, corn, Beans, Fruits, Vegetables, Livestock

8

LANGTANG- NORTH

Feldspar, Ball clay, Baryte

Groundnut, Millet Beniseed, Guinea corn, Cotton, Fruits, Vegetables, Livestock, Beans, Yam, Cassava.

9

LANGTANG - SOUTH

 

Sorghum, Beans, Groundnut, Rice, Yam, Cassava, Mango, Vegetables, Livestock

10

MANGU

Garnet, Feldspar, Cassiterite, Columbite, Ilmenite, Zircon, Ball clay, Gemstone, Quartz

Sorghum, Beans, Maize, Irish potato, Mango, Vegetables, Livestock, Orange, Pineapple, Fruits.

11

MIKANG

Salt, Baryte

Maize, Rice, Groundnut, Yam, Cassava, Guinea corn, Millet, Vegetables, Livestock

12

PANKSHIN

Talc, Lead/Zircon ore, Feldspar, Ilmenite, kaolin, Quartz

Maize, Irish potato, Millet, Guinea corn, Beans, Fruits, Vegetables, Livestock

13

QUA’AN PAN

Feldspar, Barytes, Ball clay, Limestone

Maize, Rice, Groundnut, Yam, Cassava, Guinea corn, Millet, Vegetables, Tomatoes, Livestock, mango, Sugarcane

14

RIYOM

Ball clay, Zircon, Ilmenite, Mica, Monazite, Cassiterite, Columbite

Maize, Guinea corn, Groundnut, Cassava, Maize, Tomatoes, Pepper, Mango, Vegetables, Livestock.

15

SHENDAM

Salt, Baryte, Feldspar

Sorghum, Beans, Maize, Rice, Groundnut, Yam, Cassava, Fruits, Vegetables, mango, Livestock.

16

WASE

Ball clay, Galena, Lead/Zinc

Sorghum, maize, Rice, Cotton, Tomatoes, Fruits, Vegetables, Livestock

 

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