Apa is a Local Government Area (LGA) located in Benue state, Nigeria. It was first created on the 23rd March, 1981. It became defunct on 31st December 1983, and was later re-created in August, 1991. The local government is located in the northwestern part of Makurdi, the capital of Benue State. It shares boundaries with the following: in the North by Agatu local government, in the West by Gwer West, in the South by Otjukpo and in West by Omala local government area of Kogi State.
Mineral resources found in the local government area are numerous and are awaiting exploitation. They are petroleum deposits at Okwiji and salt at Iga-Okpaya. Other minerals found in the local government are kaolin, limestone, gypsum, anhydride and natural gas. The local government also has agricultural products of commercial significance. This include yams, maize, guinea-corn, rice, soybeans, millet, beniseed, beans, groundnuts, bambara nuts, citrus fruits, mangoes, cashew, pineapple, guava, palm products, pepper and cassava.