Benue is a state in the North central region of Nigeria. It is named after the Benue river. The state has a population of 4,253,641 as at 2006 census. It was created on the 3rd of February 1976 from Benue-plateau state .Benue state is a multilingual state with languages like Idoma, Tiv , Igede, Etulo, Abakwa, Jukun, Hausa, Akweya , and Nifon. Tiv being the predominant Ethnic group.
Mineral Resources: Lime stone, Baryte, Gypsum, Feldspar
Agricultural Resources: Potatoes, cassava, Soya bean, Guinea corn, Flax, Yam, sesame, Rice, Ground nuts.
Points Of Interest: Ikyogen Hills, Dajo Pottery market, Awase-Abande ranges, The rare Manate, Katsina Ala river, Tor Tiv Palace, Gboko Ushong hills , Ikwe holiday Resort, Eme Mabia warm springs, Montane game reserve.
Local Government Areas
- Gwer East
- Gwer West
- Katsina Ala