Plateau State

Created on 3 February, 1976, Enugu state covers a total area of 30,913 km2 (11,936 sq mi) and has a total population of 3,206,531 as at the 2006 census. With an average population density of 100/km2 (270/sq mi) and a total GDP (2010) of $16,121 Million, at $5,154 Per Capita.

Plateau State is located in Nigeria's middle belt. With an area of 26,899 square kilometres, the state has an estimated population of about three million people. The state is named after the picturesque 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. Years of tin mining have also left the area strewn with deep gorges and lakes.

This State of Scenic beauty is known for both agricultural and manufacturing activities. Agricultural products are available in large scale and these include potatoes, groundnut, vegetables of varied sorts, fruits, yams and many other items. The industrial development of Plateau State is phenomenal and predicated on its rich natural resources as cassiterite, barytes, clay, kaolin columbite, tin, gemstone, galena quartz and feldspar.

Major Towns:

  • Jos
  • Vom
  • Pankshin
  • Shendam
  • Langtang

State Governor

Plateau state governor

Rt Hon Simon Lalong was sworn in as the Governor of Jos state on 29 May 2015.