Kogi state
  • History
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  • Date Created August 27, 1991
  • Capital Lokoja
  • Governor Yahaya Bello
  • Land Area 29,833 sq km (11,519 sq mi)
  • Population 3,314,043
  • GDP $4.64 billion

History of Kogi

Kogi, is a state in the central region (Middle-Belt) of Nigeria. It is popularly called the Confluence State because of the confluence of River Niger and River Benue at its capital, Lokoja, which is the first administrative capital of modern-day Nigeria.

Agriculture is the main part of the state economy with fishing in the riverine areas like Lokoja, Idah, Ibaji, Ogugu, etc., and the state also has coal, petroleum, limestone, steel and other mineral industries.

The main ethnic groups are Igala, Ebira, Bassa Nge and Okun.