Buruku local government was created from the then Gboko local government in 1991. It is boarded to the East by Logo local government, to the West by Gboko local government, to the South by Guma and to the North by Ushongo local government respectively. The local government has a population of 130,633 (191 census) and comprises of thirteen council wards.
Climatic features in the local government are the same as in other places in the Middle Belt region of Nigeria. The local government witnesses two seasons in the year, namely, rainy season which begins in April and ends in October, and the dry season which starts in November and terminates in March. A good part of the local government is swampy as a result of the presence of river Katsina-Ala and other numerous streams in the local government. The major river in Buruku local government is the Katsina-Ala river with other small rivers like Ambighir, Ankyan etc. Other rivulets also flows into these river.
The fertile alluvial deposit makes it possible for the growth of various species of cereals such as rice, guinea corn, maize and soybeans in large commercial quantities throughout the local government area. Most of the cereals consumed in the neighboring states are from Buruku local government area. An average of over 2,000 tones is produced annually while that of soybeans is over 40,000 tonnes. Yams produced in the commercial quantities are transported to the northern states for sales. Oil palm, cocoa nut and cashew are produced in the area, though in less quantity.
Buruku local government is blessed with mineral deposits like barites and salt which are yet to be exploited.
The local government also has infrastructural facilities to support investment in minerals and agro-based industries. Tyowanye, Abwa, Adi, Agwabi, Abakwa and Buruku towns have electricity from the rural electrification programme as well as pipe borne water. Tourist attractions in the local government include the river Buruku, Lake Awuna, and the thick natural forest at Wuav which harbors big Apes, Monkeys and reptiles, amongst others.
These facilities provide the necessary conductive environment for investment, more so with the present council’s favorable land policy for those applying for land to establish industries in Buruku.