Major Commodity
Salt
90%

GENERAL INFORMATION

Nasarawa State is a state in the north central Nigeria. Its capital is Lafia. Nasarawa was created on 1 October 1996 by the Abacha government from the (today neighboring) Plateau State.
Nasarawa State has agriculture as the mainstay of its economy with the production of varieties of cash crops throughout the year. It also contains various minerals such as salt, Barite, bauxite, etc which are mostly mined by artisanal miners.
The State has a climate typical of the tropical zone because of its location and is quite pleasant. It has a maximum and minimum temperature of 81.7ᵒ F and 16.7ᵒ F respectively. Rainfall varies from 131.73cm in some places to 145cm in others. The months of December, January and February are cold due toharmattan wind blowing across the State from the North-East. It is characterized by two distinctseason: dry and rainy. The dry season spans from November to February, while the rainy season is from March to October.
Nasarawa state is richly endowed with a variety of solid minerals of various categories ranging from precious metals to various gemstones and also industrial minerals such as barites, gypsum, kaolin and marble. Much of these are yet to be exploited. Statistically, the level of exploitation of these minerals is very low in relation to the extent of deposits found in the state. One of the objectives of this administration is to ensure the orderly exploration and exploitation of the mineral resources of the state.
There are tremendous opportunities for investments in the solid mineral sector and some of the mineral resources that are found in Nasarawa state are yet to be fully exploited. These minerals include among others, coal and tin, iron ore, limestone, niobium, lead and zinc.
Given its abundant resources which range from soil based, agro resources and ecotourism, all that is needed for economic transformation is entrepreneurship, credit facilities and enhanced massive influx of foreign investment.
The State also has vast arable land for commercial farming, fishery development, wildlife and forestry conservation. Agriculture, therefore, is the mainstay of the economy of the State with over 70% of the population involved in subsistence farming.


Nasarawa State Commodity Prices

S/NCommodityPrice (₦)Quantity Market Date
1Asha7001 MuduKeffi -main3/6/2017
2RIce5001 MuduKeffi -main3/6/2017
3Groundnut 4001 MuduKeffi -main3/6/2017
4Maize Grains (White & Yellow)2501 MuduKeffi -main3/6/2017
5Soy Beans 3501 MuduKeffi -main3/6/2017
6Guinea Corn Grains2201 MuduKeffi -main3/6/2017
7Gari5001 MuduKeffi -main3/6/2017
8Egusi4001 MuduKeffi -main3/6/2017
9Onions300
700
1 Small Basket
1 Big Basket
Keffi -main3/6/2017
10Irish Potatoes 2,500
3,000
4,000
1 Small Basket
1 Medium Basket
1 Big Basket
Keffi -main3/6/2017
11Palm Oil50075 CL BottleKeffi -main3/6/2017
12Pepper 10010 Pieces Keffi -main3/6/2017
13Stock Fish2001 TieKeffi -main3/6/2017
14Ogbono 250
500
1 Small Tin
1 Big Tin
Keffi -main3/6/2017
15Fish (Mackerel)
Fish (Sardines)

Smoked Fish
350
100

300
500
1 Pieces
1 Pieces

1 Small Size
1 Medium Size
Keffi -main3/6/2017

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