Agatu local government area was carved out of Apa local government area.
In October 1996
- Apa local government to the South,
- Gwer West to the East, and
- West by Kogi State to the West.
The local government has ten council wards.
Agatu local government is acclaimed one of the food baskets of the Benue state because of its diverse rich agricultural produce which include:
And Agatu local government accounts for over 80% of fish production in Zone ‘C’ and of course the entire State.
Agatu local government has a vast and fertile landmass which is tilled by the farming population that treasures agriculture as the bed-rock of its livelihood.
It also boasts of one of the longest stretches of river systems in the state with great potentials for a vial fish farming and dry season farming through irrigation.
- Natural gas,
- Salt, and
- Mahogany, and many others
These economic trees are found at Ogbaulu, Okagabi, Ogwumogba, Ichogolungun and Enogoje.
The local government area is willing to give prospective investors, hitch-free granting of certificate of occupancy (C of O) for those who need land for their business. It is hoped that with this gesture and prospects, individuals and corporate bodies committed to industrial wii thrive well here.