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In the north-central part of Nigeria, Kogi State is surrounded by the states of Ekiti and Kwara to the west, the Federal Capital Territory to the north, Nasarawa State to the northeast, Niger State to the northwest, Edo and Ondo to the southwest, Anambra and Enugu to the southeast, and Benue State to the east. The only state in Nigeria with ten bordering states is this one. named after the Hausa word (Kogi) means river. On August 27, 1991, Kogi State was created from portions of Benue, Niger, and Kwara States. The confluence of the Rivers Niger and Benue is located close to the state’s capital, Lokoja, giving rise to the term “Confluence State” for the region.
With an estimated 4.5 million residents as of 2016, Kogi is the 20th most populated and thirteenth largest of Nigeria’s 36 states. Geographically, the state is a part of the mosaic ecoregion of tropical Guinean forests and savannas. The major rivers, the Niger coming from the northwest and the Benue from the northeast, before they meet in the middle of Kogi and divide the state down the middle, are significant geographical characteristics.
The Igala, Ebira, Gbagyi, and Nupe (primarily the Bassa Nge, Kakanda, and Kupa subgroups) have lived in Kogi State for many years, as have the Agatu, Basa-Komo, Igbo, and Idoma in the east, and the Yoruba (primarily the Okun, Ogori, Oworo, and Magongo subgroups) in the west. Kogi has a diversified religious population with roughly 45% of the people being Muslims, 40% Christians, and the remaining 15% practicing traditional ethnic religions.
The territory that is now Kogi State was divided up into states in the pre-colonial era; some of these states were small and village-based, while others were a part of larger empires. One such state was the Nupe Kingdom, which controlled a large portion of what is now western Kogi State until the Fulani jihad annexed the kingdom and subjugated the region to the Sokoto Caliphate in the early 1800s. British expeditions occupied the region from 1900 and 1910, including it into the Northern Nigeria Protectorate, whose capital was Lokoja until 1903. Before becoming an independent nation as Nigeria in 1960, the protectorate later amalgamated into British Nigeria. Up until 1967, when the Northern Region was divided into the North-Western State, Kwara State, and Benue-Plateau State, the present-day Kogi State was originally a part of that region. When Benue-Plateau and the North-Western states were divided in 1976, Kogi and Kwara joined the newly formed Benue and Niger states. The new Kogi State was created by splitting off portions of western Benue State, southeast Kwara State, and far southern Niger State.
Kogi State’s economy is mostly focused on agriculture, particularly the production of yam, coffee, cashew, groundnut, cocoa, and oil palm. The extraction of crude oil and the management of sheep, goats, and other livestock are two other important enterprises. Kogi has the 23rd-highest GDP and Human Development Index in the nation.