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Kwande Local Government
« on: June 28, 2016, 06:03:35 PM »
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  • Kwande Local Government
     

    Kwande is a Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Adikpo.

    It has an area of 2,891 km˛ and a population of 248,697 at the 2006 census.is bounded by several other LGAs.

     On the west, it is bounded by Vandeikya Local Government, Ushongo LGA on the north, and Katsina-Ala LGA on the northwest. On the south, it is bounded by Cross River State and in the east by the Republic of Cameroon.

     Kwande LGA also shares a common border with Takum LGA of Taraba State. It has fifteen council wards.



    Kwande Local Government Area

    Kwande Local Govt Area, formerly known as an, Intermediates area, created by D.O. J MacBridge, with the then headquarters at Manor. In September, 1976, it became one of the local government created under the Military government of General Murtala Mohammed.
    Headquarters:

    Adikpo, also called “London”, as known for the friendly weather with a high-level of urbanisation.

    A journey through Kwande links you through to, Cameroun by foot, Cross-River, Akwa-Ibom States, Ushongo town, Ugbema town, Katsina-Ala, Zaki-Biam to Taraba and Adamawa States.

    The Spiritual and cultural heritage is traced to Jato-Aka town, named after the legendary Tor Jato Aka who was appointed by the colonial masters and custodian of the “Akombo”, the Tiv deity.
    Geographical location:

    East-South of Benue State
    Area code:

    WDP
    Landmass:

    2,744 Sq Km
    Distance from Makurdi, the State Capital:

    149 Km approximately, 1hour 30mins
    Population:

    345,850 (based on 2006 census)
    Languages:

    Tiv

    English
    Predominant Occupation:

    Farming,

    Civil service, and

    Trading.
    Mineral resources:

    Zinc,

    Table salt, and

    Precious stones
    Boundaries:

    Cameroon,

    Taraba,

    Cross-River, and

    Akwa-Ibom States
    Council wards:

    Kwande consist of 15 council wards which includes:

        Adikpo Township council ward
        Liev I council ward
        Liev II council ward
        Mbaduma council ward
        Mbagba/Mbakyan council ward
        Mbaikyor council ward
        Mbaketsa council ward
        Manev council ward
        Tondov I council ward
        Tondov II council ward
        Usar council ward
        Mbayoo council ward
        Yaav council ward
        Moon council ward
        Kumakwagh council ward

    Major Towns:

    Adikpo,

    Jato-Aka, and

    Ikyogen, Koti
    Markets:

        Adikpo,
        Jato-Aka (every Saturday),
        Chigba,
        Gbajir,
        Amahundu,
        Adagi,
        Manyam,
        Koti-Shangev-Ya,
        Ikyaor,
        Ichol,
        Ihonam,
        Iyon,
        Achia,
        Kookoko,
        Ada,
        Adu,
        Gese,
        Wanbegha,
        Gube,
        Ikor,
        Ajio,
        Abande,
        Ikyogen,
        Nyihemeba,
        Achagbe,
        Aga (Saturdays),
        Diiv (Mondays),

    * Most of the markets fall after every four days.
    Agricultural Produce:

    Kwande is known for high production of cash crops like:

    Cassava (garri),

    Soya Beans,

    Rice,

    Mango,

    Groundnuts, and

    Sweet potatoes.
    Traditional institutions:

    HRH Chief Hilary Ikima,

    Ter Kwande (2nd Class Chief),

    District Heads,

    Clan, and

    Kindred Heads.



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    Re: Brief history of Kwande Local Government
    « Reply #1 on: November 20, 2016, 10:39:42 PM »
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  • As a result of its mountainous nature and proximity to the Cameroonian range of mountains, Kwande Local Government Usually has cold weather which makes it very conducive to traders and investors. The local government also has very big rivers which could adequately take care of agricultural and industrial needs.

    Kwande LGA was created out of the erstwhile Katsina Ala Division as a result of the nationwide Local Government Reform of 1976 which was undertaken by the then military government of Obasanjo/Yar Adua as part of its intention to return power to civilians, and a precursor to active comprehensive political action.

     The reform was also designed to spread government programmes to the grassroots and to institutionalize the local government system in Nigeria. The reform resulted in the creation of 301 local governments across the country of varying populations between 150,000- 800,000.

     Prior to the 1976 reform, the local government system in the country was less autonomous with the colonial era Native Authorities serving as an avenue of policy implementation directed from Lagos. Towards independence, a system of elected councils was created but after independence the power of the system was minimal.

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