Wednesday, 3 February 2016

All you need to know about Niger State at 40,

Once upon atime, states such as Ogun and Niger were thought to be essential to be created and on this day in 1976, these states in different geopolitical zone were born.

Niger or Niger State is a state in Central Nigeria and the largest state in the country in land mass. The state capital is Minna, and other major cities are Bida, Kontagora, and Suleja. It was formed in 1976 when the then North-Western State was bifurcated into Niger State and Sokoto State. It is home to notable names like Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar, two of Nigeria's former military rulers. The Nupe, Gbagyi, Kamuku, Kambari, Dukawa and Koro form the majority of numerous indigenous tribes of Niger State.

The state is named after the River Niger. Two of Nigeria's major hydroelectric power stations, the Kainji Dam and the Shiroro Dam, are located in Niger State, The famous Gurara Falls is in Niger State, and Gurara Local Government Area is named after the Gurara River, on whose course the fall is situated. Also situated there is Kainji National Park, the largest National Park of Nigeria, which contains Kainji Lake, the Borgu Game Reserve and the Zugurma Game Reserve.

Its a state that has some significance to our brand Mxcliq which is derived from acronym 'mx' being Minna to most people and as your cliq we thought we should wish Nigerlites a happy birthday or state creation day.

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