Welcome to Current affairs page for Benue State — Food Basket of the Nation

The state was created on February 3, 1976 by Gen. Murtala Muhammed. It is located in the North-Central region of Nigeria, and there are 23 local governments with the state capital being Makurdi.

State Capital

The state capital is Makurdi.

State Slogan

The official state slogan is Food Basket of the Nation.

Creation Date

The state was created on February 3, 1976.

State Creator

The state was created by Gen. Murtala Muhammed.


The population is 5,741,815.

Land Area

It has a land area of 34,059 square kilometres.

Number of Local Governments

There are 23 local governments here.

Geopolitical Zone

This state is situated in North-Central geopolitical zone.

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