WELCOME TO BWARI AREA COUNCIL
Bwari is a district and an area council in the Federal Capital Teritory (FCT) of Nigeria. The original inhabitants of the town are the Gbagyi speaking people. The paramount ruler is the Esu who is otherwise known as Sa-bwaya. However, with the establishment of FCT in Abuja so many changes occurred; such changes include the turbaning of late Musa Ijakoro (of Koro ethnic minority, and from Suleja Emirate where parts of Abuja’s land was carved out) as District Head of Bwari in 1976, and his elevation as Sarki of Bwari to the position of a second class status in 1997 by the Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory under the then minister, General Jeremiah Useni.
According to NIPOST’s website, Bwari Area Council has the following towns/villages, with the Postcode 901101: Apugye , Barago , Baran Rafi , Barangoni , Barapa , Bazango Bwari , Bunko , Byazhi , Chikale , Dankoru , Dauda , Donabayi , Duba , Dutse Alhaji , Gaba , Galuwyi , Gidan Babachi , Gidan Baushe , Gidan Pawa , Gudupe , Gutpo , Igu , Jigo , Kaima , Karaku , Karawa , Kasaru , Katampe , Kawadashi , Kawu , Kikumi , Kimtaru , Kogo , Kubwa , Kuchibuyi , Kuduru , Kurumin Daudu , Kute , Kwabwure , Panda , Panunuki , Paspa , Payi , Piko , Rugan S/Fulani , Ruriji , Sabon Gari , Sagwari , Shere , Simape , Sumpe , T/Danzaria , T/Manu , Tokulo , Tudun Wada , Tunga Bijimi , Tunga-Adoka , Tungan Sarkin , Ushafa , Yaba , Yajida , Yaupe , Yayidna , Zango , Zuma.
Bwari plays host to important institutions and public establishments such as:
- Bwari Area Council Secretariat.
- Bwari General Hospital.
- Nigerian Law School, Bwari.
- Joint Admission & Matriculation Board (JAMB) HQ’s.
- JAMB UTME Computer-Based Testing Centre, Kogo.
- Dorben Polytechnic, Abuja(now operating from its permanent site in Garam, Niger State).
- Veritas [Catholic] University.
LAND AND PROPERTY
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has cautioned all the area councils against giving approval for land in any part of the territory without the approval of the FCT Minister.
Director of Development Control Department, gave the warning in Abuja against the background of a recent demolition of some poultry farms in Kubwa.
He noted that all approvals for land allocations in the territory must be endorsed by the FCT minister.
He frowned that some people usually go behind the scene to use the name of area councils to grant or backdate land approvals to unsuspecting residents.