Updated 29 October 2019

   Linked with Pacong - South Sudan, Kutigi - Nigeria, Southern Nyanza - Kenya, Ijesha North - Nigeria, Karnataka Central - South India

Kutigi - Nigeria

Nigeria borders the coast of West Africa around 10ºN of the Equator. To the north is Niger and the Sahara Desert. The River Niger rises in the west, flowing east before turning south to the delta. The capital city of Nigeria is Abuja in the centre of the country. Kutigi is west-north-west of the capital and north of the River Niger as it flows east. There are national parks to the west and southwest with forestry and game reserves and a lake reserve. Vegetation is woodland and long grasses in the river valleys and on the low hills. The area is generally flat or with gentle rolling plains. There are some conical or flat-topped hills. The area has an equatorial climate with a rainy season and a dry season but these vary from one area to another. Annual rainfall is 127-152cms (51-61 ins) mainly between April and October and is at its heaviest in July. Temperatures vary between 22-33ºC.

Despite oil reserves being exploited by international companies, Nigeria is a very poor country with 70% of its population employed in agriculture. Kutigi appears to be in an area where there is only subsistence farming and local markets. Being toward the northern half of the country, the main crops are likely to be sorghum and millet. Clay as kaolinite is mined in the area for use in ceramics, refractory bricks, paper, paint and fertilisers.

The bishop of Kutigi is Jeremiah Kolo who is based at the St John’s Mission, Bida (west of Abuja).