Plateau State was created out of the then Benue-Plateau State on February 3, 1976 by the Murtala Mohammed Regime. It’s capital is Jos. Jos the original name of ‘Gwosh’ was wrongly pronounced as ‘Jos’ by the Hausa who settled on the site and turned it into a trading centre.
Plateau State gets its name from the Jos Plateau, a mountainous area in the north of the state with captivating rock formations. Bare rocks are scattered across the grasslands, which cover the plateau. The altitude ranges from around 1,200 meters (about 4000 feet) to a peak of 1,829 metres above sea level in the Shere Hills range near Jos. Plateau State has led to a reduced incidence of some tropical diseases such as malaria. The Jos Plateau, makes it the source of many rivers in northern Nigeria including the Kaduna, Gongola, Hadejia and Yobe rivers.
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Simon LalongExecutive Governor
Motivation:Home of peace and tourism Created: 3 February 1976 Capital:Jos Political Party: APC
Museums & Parks:Jos Museum, Jos Pottery Museum, Jos Traditional Arch Museum And Jos Zoological Museum Other tourist attractions: Jos Wildlife Park, Kahwang Rock Formationshere Hills, Assop Falls, Kurang Volcanic Mountain, Naraguta Leather Works, Riyom Rock Formation, Forof Stone Causeway Agriculture:Gum Arabic, Groundnut, Maize, Sesame seed, Pepper, Sorghum Mineral Resources:Kaolin, Coal, Rutile, Columbite, Clay, Casseterite, Fluorite, Lead, Molybdenum and Gemstones.