Which state is the food basket of Nigeria?

Benue State is the nation’s acclaimed food basket because of its rich agricultural produce which include Yam, Rice, Beans, Cassava, Sweet-potato, Maize, Soybean, Sorghum, Millet, Sesame, cocoyam etc. The state accounts for over 70% of Nigeria’s Soybean production.

Which state is food basket of the nation?

List of Nigerian states’ nicknames

State Nickname
Bauchi State Pearl of Tourism
Bayelsa State Glory of all Lands
Benue State Food Basket of the Nation
Borno State Home of Peace

Why is Benue State called food basket of the nation?

Benue State is at the Central Zone of Nigeria. It is called the Basket Food of the Nation because they are the highest and richest in food production in the Country. … Benue State is known for her hospitality to visitors.

How many languages do we have in Benue State?

There are 14 languages spoken as first languages is Benue State. The major languages are Idoma, Igede and Tiv. The other languages are minority languages.

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What is the history of Benue State?

Benue State is named after the Benue River and was formed from the former Benue-Plateau State in 1976, along with Igala,and some part of Kwara State. Also in 1991 some areas of benue state (majorly igala area), along with areas in Kwara state, where carved out to become part of the new Kogi State.

Which state is known as Sunshine State?

List of nicknames of U.S. states

state nickname
Florida Sunshine State
Georgia Peach State, Empire State of the South
Hawaii Aloha State
Idaho Gem State

Which state is salt of the nation?

Located in the southeast geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Ebonyi State was created in 1996 and it is called “the salt of the nation” because of its huge salt deposit.

Who is the king of Benue State?

James Ayatse

His Royal Majesty, Orcivirigh Professor James Ortese Ayatse Tor Tiv V
Born James Ortese Iorzua Ayatse 12 May 1956 Kwande, Benue State, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Political party Non-partisan
Spouse(s) Felicia Hembadoon Ayatse

What is the meaning of Benue?

noun. a river in W Africa, flowing Wfrom Cameroon to the Niger River in Nigeria. 870 miles (1,400 km).

Who is the chairman of Makurdi Local Government?

Country Nigeria
State Benue State
• Local Government Chairman and the Head of the Local Government Council Juliana Audu

What language do Tiv speak?

The majority are threatened with extinction. The largest of these languages by far is the Tiv language for which the group is named; it had 2 million speakers in 1991. The second largest is the Bitare language; it had 110,000 speakers in 2000.

Tivoid languages.

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Glottolog tivo1239

Which language does Benue speak?

Benue State is one of the North Central states in Nigeria with a population of about 4,253,641 in 2006 census. It is inhabited predominantly by the Tiv, Idoma, Igede and Etulo peoples. Its capital is Makurdi.


LGA Languages
Gboko Tiv; Etulo
Guma Tiv; Wapan
Gwer Tiv; Igede
Katsina-Ala Tiv; Etulo; Jukum

Which state in Nigeria has the highest dialect?

Adamawa State in the north eastern part of the country is the state with the highest number of dialects spoken within it’s boundaries. The state government listed 58 languages spoken as first languages. Major ones being Bacama/Bata (Bwatiye), Bura-Pabir, Fulfulde, Huba (Kilba), Longuda, Mumuye and Samba Daka.

When was Kogi state was created?


Is Benue state named after a river?

Niger and River Benue form a confluence in the state. This was named after the River Niger which forms the Northern border of the state.

When was Benue created?

February 3, 1976

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