Ado Local Government Area was created in 1989, and derives its name from the Ado stream.
COUNCIL WARDS OR DISTRICTS:
- Akpoge Ogbilolo ward
- Apa ward
- Igumale council ward 1
- Igumale council ward 2
- Ulayi council ward
- Ijigban council ward
- Ekile council ward
- Ogege Council ward
- Ukwonyo council ward
- Royongo council ward
Benue State Local Government boundaries
- Otukpo Local Government Area,
- Okpokwu Local Government Area,
- Obi Local Government Area, and
- Oju Local Government Area.
Ebonyi State Local Government Area boundaries to Ado Local Government Area:
- Ishielu Local Government Area, and
- Ohaukwu Local Government Areas.
Ado local government area is renowned for:
- Yam production,
- Rice production,
- Cassava production,
- Maize production, and
- Palm oil production.
Fishing is a popular occupation in the area due to the presence of the streams in Ado Local Government.
STREAMS IN ADO LOCAL GOVERNMENT:
- Okpokwu stream,
- Ogege stream,
- Awu stream,
- Atsani stream, and
- Ado stream.
- Cutlasses and
- Other basic farm implements.
Limestone, amongst other mineral resources, has been found in the local government area in commercial quantity.
The people of Ado local government speak a dialect of Idoma language except for the people of Utonkon who speak Ufia language.