Gboko - Home for All and Love
December 5, 2012 11:35am CST
Gboko is a town on the North of River Niger. Gboko is the centre piece of the Tiv tribe in Benue State of Central Nigeria, about seventy (70) kilometres off the coast of River Benue. Gboko is the traditional headquarters of the Tiv nation of Benue State. This is where we have the stool of the paramount chief - The Tor-Tiv as well as the Chairman, Benue State Traditional Council which includes the Idoma, Igede and the rest tribes in Benue State. Gboko town is predominantly inhabited by the Tiv who are predominantly farmers. The Tiv people are lovers of human race and welcome all and sundry visitors from all over the world. Everybody in Gboko receives cordial relationship from the Tiv people and are treated as such. A short stay in Gboko would convince you and you would never want to leave but stay forever. This is possible for the above reasons. In Gboko you will have a lot of foodstuff such as yams, potato, oranges, pineapples, mangoes, ginger, soy beans, banana, cassava, millet, beans, maize, guinea corn, bennyseed, melon, pepper, sheanut, groundnut all of various kinds in commercial quantity, to mention a few. Not just to find these in Gboko, but they are cheaply available and acquired. No wonder the slogan "THE FOOD BASKET OF NIGERIA". Come to Gboko - Home of All and Love.
5 Dec 12
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well i am glad to know about Gboko as i was not aware of this place before. I think such small places should be brought to light on a bigger forum like this so that travel lovers like me can get a glimpse about various places on this earth. I am happy to hear that people of this place are very friendly and receptive and this will help the tourists visit Gboko again and again. The food is cheap and plentily available which is an icing on the cake. What say?