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Country Nigeria
StateNiger State
 • Local Government Chairman and the Head of the Local Government CouncilHon. Bala Shaba
 • EtsuYahaya Abubakar
1,698 km2 (Bad rounding hereFormatting error: invalid input when rounding sq mi)
 (2006 census)
 • TotalTemplate:Wp/igl/formatnum:266008
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix
ISO 3166 codeNG.NI.BI
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Bida is a Local Government Area in Niger State, Nigeria and a city on the A124 highway which occupies most of the area.[1]

The LGA has an area of Template:Wp/igl/Cvt and a population of 188,181 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 912.[2]

The city

Bida is the second largest city in Niger State with an estimated population of 178,840 (2007).[3] It is located southwest of Minna, capital of Niger State, and is a dry, arid town.[4]

Districts include Katcha, Enagi, Baddeggi, Agaie, Pategi, Lemu, Kutigi, and others.[4]

There are other places in Bida such as Bamisu estate, Ramatu dangana, ECWA poly road, Small Market, Main Market and the Federal Medical Centre (Bida) others. There are also different schools like Federal Government Girls College Bida, Federal Polytechnic Staff Secondary School, Government College, Bida and others.[5]


The town is known for its production of traditional crafts, notably glass, bronze articrafts and brass wares. Bida is also known for its Durbar festival and the Nupe Day Festival. It is also the home to the Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Federal Medical Centre and Niger State School of Nursing.[6]


Temperatures rarely drop below 56°F or rise over 101°F in the humid, partly cloudy dry season, which has a hot and uncomfortable range of 62°F to 95°F.[7][8]

The hot season lasts for 2.7 months, from February 3 to April 23, with an average daily high temperature of over 93°F. The hottest month of the year in Bida is April, with an average high temperature of 94°F and low temperature of 76°F.[9]

With an average daily maximum temperature below 86°F, the chilly season lasts 3.3 months, from June 28 to October 7. With an average low of 64°F and a high of 90°F, December is the coldest month of the year in Bida.[10]


The major ethnic group is the Nupe. Bida is the headquarters of the Nupe Kingdom led by the Etsu Nupe (presently Etsu Yahaya Abubakar). The leadership style of the ancient town of Bida is emirship, and the head of the town is addressed as Etsu Nupe. Other tribes include Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa, Igala and Gbagi, Ibira.[11][12]

See also

  • Federal Medical Centre (Bida)
  • Federal Polytechnic Bida


  1. North Central State, Nigeria. Survey Department. (1970), Bida., OCLC 5486416
  2. "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-20.  Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. "The World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-03-27.  Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "List of Short Let Mini Flats in Bida, Niger". nigeriapropertycentre.com (in English). Retrieved 2021-12-16. 
  5. Nigerian Library Association. Niger State Chapter. Annual Conference (2nd : 2017 : Bida, Nigeria). Proceedings of the Annual Conference, Bida 2017. OCLC 1074126465. 
  6. Hugh, Vernon-Jackson (1960). "Craft Work in Bida". Africa 30 (1): 51–61. ISSN 0001-9720. JSTOR 1157742. doi:10.2307/1157742.  Unknown parameter |s2cid= ignored (help)
  7. "Bida Climate, Weather By Month, Average Temperature (Nigeria) - Weather Spark". weatherspark.com (in English). Retrieved 2023-09-10. 
  8. "Bida, Niger, NG Climate Zone, Monthly Averages, Historical Weather Data". tcktcktck.org. Retrieved 2023-09-10. 
  9. "Simulated historical climate & weather data for Bida". meteoblue (in English). Retrieved 2023-09-27. 
  10. "Bida weather and climate ☀️ Best time to visit 🌡️ Temperature". www.besttravelmonths.com (in English). Retrieved 2023-09-27. 
  11. Mason, Mike, 1938- (1981). Foundations of the Bida Kingdom. Ahmadu Bello University Press. ISBN 978-125-012-7. OCLC 12134929. 
  12. W. E, Nicholson (1934). "89. Bida (Nupe) Pottery". Man 34: 71–73. ISSN 0025-1496. JSTOR 2790654. doi:10.2307/2790654. 

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