Lord Lugard's Residence and Office

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History of Lord Lugard's Residence and Office

Lord Lugard's Residence and Office was built in 1901.

Now hosting the State Government House, this was the first residence and office of the Lord Lugard on getting to Nigeria.


This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to Lord Lugard's Residence and Office, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with
  • Best Features

    Retaining its original structure with minor renovations to reflect the taste of time, this white building with columns and rocks served as the seat of Lord Lugard's power during the time when Lokoja served as the capital of the Northern Protectorate. Many decades after, not wanting to do away with the colonial legacies of the city, the State Government made it the Government House when it was created in 1991, thereby retaining its importance as the apex powerhouse of Kogi State.


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