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Borno State

Creation: Borno State was created out of the defunct North-Eastern State in 1976.

Geographical profile: Borno, the most north-easterly state in Nigeria, has a physical setting which arises from an amalgam of factors relating to location, geology, climate as well as the intensity of resources exploitation in the area.  The State lies between latitude 10°N and 13°N and longitude 12° and 15°.

People (ethnic) profile: Borno State is quite heterogeneous, with a population of 3,178,225. The Kanuri as its dominant ethnic group account for about three quarters of the population of the State. They inhabit quite a number of LGAs, while other smaller ethnic groups: Babur, Bura, Shuwa, Marghi, Fulani, Hausa, Gamergu, or Kanakuru, Chibok, Ngoshe, Guduf, Mandara, Tera and several other smaller groups are found in Biu, Hawul, KwayaKusar, Bayo and Shani LGAs. The Chibok, another minority group, inhabit the newly created Chibok LGA. The Hausas are mainly in Askira and Maiduguri.

Occupation: Majority of the people of Borno State are farmers, herdsmen and fishermen. Agriculture is therefore, the mainstay of the economy. Crops grown in the State include guinea corn, millet, maize, rice, wheat, groundnut, cassava, beans and cowpeas. Others are vegetables, onions, okra and tomatoes.


Exco heads:

Governor - His Excellency, Kashim Shettima

LGA components: Borno State as it stands today comprises twenty-seven (27) Local Government Areas (LGAs). These are: Maiduguri, Askira/Uba, Abadam, Ngala, Bayo, Gubio, Kala/Balge, Biu, Guzamala, Mafa, Chibok, Kaga, Konduga, Damboa, Kukawa, Bama, Gwoza, Magumeri, Jere, Hawul, Marte, Dikwa, KwayaKusar, Mobbar, Shani, Monguno, and Nganzai

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