Abaji is one of the six local government area councils in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria.

Situated farther from the capital city centre, Abaji Area Council was created in 1986 and lay on about 1,100 square kilometres.

Formerly, the land was under the old Koton Karfe kingdom but was merged into the Federal Capital Territory for developmental purposes. Abaji Council shares common boundaries with the Toto local government area in Kogi state and the Lapai local government area in Niger state.

In this guide, we’ll take a deep dive into the Abaji area council and see exactly what it entails.

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Location

Abaji is located in the West of Abuja and sits on about 948.1 km square of land.

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Local councils closest to Abaji include Gwagwalada and Kwali area councils.

The geographical coordinates of Bwari are:

  • Latitude: 8.475556°N
  • Longitude: 6.943333°E

Administration

The current Executive Chairman of the Abaji Area Council is Hon. Abubakar Umar Abdullahi.

He emerged victorious in the 2022 FCT area council chairmanship elections after contesting as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party and was sworn in as the chairman of the Abaji Area Council on February 12, 2022.

For each of the ten wards in the area council, there are ten elected councilors to represent and oversee activities in the respective wards. You can contact the council officials via this email: [email protected].

The overall executive head of the Federal Capital Territory, is the Honorable Minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike (CON).

By cultural tradition, Abaji is led by the Ona of Abaji, His Royal Majesty Alhaji (Dr.) Adamu Baba Yunusa.

The Ona is a first-class traditional ruler and also the chairman of the FCT Council of Rulers. In 2022, he celebrated 25 years of his ascension to the throne.

Population

Based on the 2006 Nigerian Census, Abaji has an estimated population of 46,600 inhabitants.

From the same census, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has a total population of 1,406,239.

But a lot has changed since then.

Population projections from City Population have estimated the population of Abaji to be 127,900 in 2022.

Since 2006, Nigeria has yet to conduct an official population census so that’s the most probable estimate of the human size of Abaji.

Weather & Climate

According to WeatherSpark, the average annual temperature in Abaji typically ranges from 64°F to 94°F over the year.

However, the temperature is rarely below 57°F or above 100°F.

In Abaji, the wet season is oppressive and overcast while the dry season is humid and partly cloudy.

Postal Code

The postal or zip code of Abaji Area Council is 905101.

This postal code is a six-digit code issued by the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) for sorting packages and delivery.

The majority of the towns, wards, and streets in Abaji make use of the same postal or zip code.

Wards In Abaji

Abaji consists of ten (10) geographic wards.

These wards are made up of different towns and villages containing inhabitants as residents and they include:

  • Abaji Central
  • Abaji North East
  • Abaji South East
  • Agyana/Pandagi
  • Rimba Ebagi
  • Nuku
  • Alu Mamagi
  • Yaba
  • Gurdi
  • Gawu

Landmarks

As a fast-growing traditional area council, Abaji is home to a few notable institutions and public companies and attractions which include:

Some of these institutions include:

Eat & Drink

If you’re in Abaji Area Council and want to indulge in the local traditional delicacies or grab drinks with friends, here’s a list of spots to satisfy your craving.

  • Mama Bose Food Canteen
  • Joy Haruna Restaurant
  • Mrs. Chef Restaurant
  • Ganiyas Hotel Restaurant

Where To Stay?

Visiting Abaji for the first time and need a place to stay?

Here are some hotel and apartment options available in the area council:

  • Ganiyas Hotel
  • Marigold Hotel
  • DEROMA Hotel & Suites

Wrapping Up

Abaji is a perfect place to visit if you to experience the rich tradition and culture of the historic Gbagyi, Bassa, Egbira, Ganagana, and Hausa natives.

The fast-growing area council is one of the six local government areas in FCT and is host to a few important government institutions and landmarks.

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