Niger State was created the then North Western State on 3rd February, 1976 by the then regime of General Murtala Mohammed. It has Minna as it’s capital. Other major cities are Bida, Kontagora, and Suleja.
Located in the Middle Belt of Nigeria, Niger State covers 76,363 square kilometres. It is the largest Nigerian state by land area.
The state has a small majority of Muslims. The state is named for the River Niger. Two of Nigeria’s major hydroelectric power stations are located in Niger State: the Kainji dam and the Shiroro dam. Kainji National Park is also situated in Niger State. It contains the lake formed by the Kainji dam. It is the largest National Park of Nigeria, but a lot of the wildlife has disappeared.
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Abubakar Sani BelloExecutive Governor
Motivation:The power state Created: 3 February 1976 Capital:Minna Political Party: APC
Museums & Parks:Minna museum and Kainji park Other tourist attractions: Gurara Falls, Zuma Rock, Kainji Lake National Park, Brass And Glass Works, Mayanka Waterfalls, Shiroro Dam Resort, Agriculture: Rice, Gum Arabic, Hides & Skin, Groundnut, Yam, Maize, Sesame seed, Sugar cane, Sorghum Mineral Resources:Talc, Gold, Clay, Lithium, Kyanite, Wolframite and Gemstones.