Jigawa state

Jigawa State (The New World)

Executive Governor

 

 Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar

 

Deputy Governor

Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan

Creation: Jigawa State was created on Tuesday, August 27, 1991.

Capital: Dutse

Major Cities: Auyo, Babura, Biriniwa, Birnin Kudu, Buji, Dutse, Gagarawa, Garki

Geographic Profile: Jigawa State called "The New World", was excised from Kano State and covers a total land area of about 22,410 square kilometres. It is situated precisely in the north-western part of Nigeria, between latitudes 11.00°N to 13.00°N and longitudes 8.00°E to 10.15°E, Jigawa State is bordered on the west by Kano and Katsina States, on the east by Bauchi and Yobe States and on the north by Katsina State and an international border with Zinder Region in the Republic of Niger.

Economic Profile: Jigawa State is largely characterized by informal sector activities with agriculture as the major economic activity. Over eighty percent (80%) of the people from this State engage in subsistence farming and animal husbandry. Food crops produced in the State include maize, millet and guinea corn. While cash crops like cotton and groundnut are also produced. There are so many industrial enterprises in the State and these industries operate mostly with raw materials produced locally. These are in form of agriculture and livestock, and so trade and commerce in the State is hinged on small and medium scale, especially in agricultural goods, livestock and other consumer goods.

Ethnic Profile: The rich cultural heritage of the people is reflected in their mode of dressing, music, dance, craftsmanship, hospitality, food processing and pattern of settlement. Hausa culture and tradition have overshadowed others but the Fulani, Mangawa, Ngizimawa and Badawa still maintain their culture and tradition in their areas of concentration.

Occupation: Arts,crafts and livestock production  play a dominant role in the socio-economic well being of the people, as it provides gainful employment, and compliment the economic life of farming families.

Local Government Area(LGAs): (27) Local Government Areas (LGAs) namely: Auyo, Babura, Biriniwa, Birnin Kudu, Buji, Dutse, Gagarawa, Garki, Gumel, Guri, Gwaram, Gwiwa, Hadejia, Jahun, Kafin Hausa, Kaugama, Kazaure, Kiri Kasama, Kiyawa, Maigatari, Malam Madori, Miga, Ringim, Roni, Sule Tankarkar, Taura and Yankwashi.

Raw Materials Distribution in Jigawa State

JIGAWA STATE

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

AUYO

Laterite, Quartz, Trona

Sorghum, Millet, Cow Pea, Date Palm Groundnut, Livestock (Hides And Skin), Onion, Tomatoes, Pepper, Wheat, Maize

2

BABURA

Silica Sand, Laterite

Sorghum, millet, Groundnut, Beniseed, Cowpea, Onions, Pepper

3

BIRNIN KUDU

Granite, Columbite, Lead/Zinc, Cassiterite

Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Mango, Groundnut, Sugarcane, Gum Arabic, Sheanut, Date Palm, Beniseed, Cow Pea, Tomatoes, Livestock (Hides and Skin).

4

BIRNIWA

 

Wheat, Millet, Gum Arabic, Beniseed, Cowpea, Tomatoes, Pepper, Melon

5

BUJI

Lead/ Zinc

Sorghum, millet, Maize, Tomatoes, Sugar cane, Livestock (Hides and Skin), Pepper.

6

DUTSE

Granite, Uranium

Sorghum, Millet, Mango, Groundnut, Gum Arabic, Shea nut, Date Palm, Beniseed, Beans, Bambara Nuts, Cow pea, Rice, Livestock (Hides and Skin).

7

GAGARAWA

Laterite

Sorghum, Millet, Groundnut, beniseed, Locust Beans, Livestock, Poultry, Tomatoes, Pepper, Bambara Nuts, Tamarin, Cow Pea

8

GARKI

Laterite

Sorghum, Millet, Beniseed, Cowpea, Bambara Nut, Gum Arabic, Groundnut

9

GUMEL

Silica Sand, Kaolin, Diatomite

Wheat, Sorghum, Millet, Beniseed, Groundnut , Bambara Nuts, Cowpea.

10

GURI

Laterite

Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Beniseed, Groundnut, Livestock, (Hides & Skin) Tomatoes, Pepper, Wheat.

11

GWARAM

Kaolin, Iron Ore, Quartz, Ball Clay, Granite, Cassiterite, Aquamarine

Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Wheat, Tomatoes, Cowpea, Rice, Pepper, Sugarcane, Gum Arabic, Sheanut, Beniseed, Livestock (Hides and Skin), Groundnut, Melon.

12

GWIWA

Trona

Sorghum, Millet, Beniseed, Mango, Cowpea, Bagaruwa, Bambara Nut, Sweet Potatoes, Groundnut, Wheat, Red Sorrel (Zobo).

13

HADEJIA

Kaolin, Trona, Diatomite

Sorghum, Millet, Rice, Wheat, Gum Arabic, Melon, Tomatoes, Beniseed, Groundnut, Cowpea, Pepper.

14

JAHUN

Silica Sand, Potash, Laterite, Iron Ore

Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Mango, Beniseed, Beans, Rice, Wheat, groundnut, Sugarcane, Cashew Nut, Pepper, Tomatoes.

15

KAFIN HAUSA

Trona.

Sorghum, Millet, Beans, Rice, Wheat, Groundnut, Pepper, Bagaruwa, Tomatoes, Onion, Livestock (Hides & Skin).

16

KAUGAMA

Kaolin, Ball Clay, Silica Sand

Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Beans, Rice, Wheat, Melon, Groundnut, Beniseed, Soyabeans, Cotton, Livestock.

17

KAZAURE

Granite, Silica Sand, Limestone

Sorghum, Millet, Neem Tree, Groundnut, Mango, Tomatoes, Pepper, Onion, Livestock (Hides & Skin), Cowpea

18

KIRI KASAMA

Trona, Laterite.

Sorghum, Millet, Rice, Tomatoes, Fishery, Melon, Livestock (Hides & Skin), Gum Arabic.

19

KIYAWA

 

Millet, Cassava, Cow Pea, Beans, Groundnut, Wheat, Date Palm, Livestock (Hides & Skin), Tomatoes, Pepper

20

MAIGATARI

 

Sorghum, Millet, Gum Arabic, Cowpea, Melon, Livestock (Hides & Skin), Tomatoes, Pepper.

21

MALAM MADURI

 

Sorghum, Millet, Melon, Cowpea, Beans, Groundnut, Wheat, Date Palm, Livestock (Hides & Skin), Tomatoes, Pepper

22

MIGA

Laterite.

Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Wheat, Mango, Livestock (Hides & Skin), Tomatoes, Pepper, Sheanut.

23

RINGIM

Ball Clay

Sorghum, Millet, Beniseed, Rice, Melon, Groundnut, Wheat, Mango, Pepper, Tomatoes, Livestock.

24

RONI

Kaolin, Iron Ore, Ball Clay, Talc

Sorghum, Millet, Groundnut, Gum Arabic, Beans, Sheanut, Tomatoes, Pepper, Beniseed.

25

SULE TANKARKAR

Limestone, Potash, Ball Clay, Talc

Beniseed, Groundnut, Bagaruwa, Millet, Maize, Tomatoes, Onion, Pepper

26

TAURA

Laterite.

Beniseed, Groundnut, Sorghum, Millet, Mango, Vegetable, Sweet Potato, Pepper, Wheat, Onion, Tomatoes.

27

YANKWASHI

 

Beniseed, Maize, Beans, Sorghum, Millet, Wheat, Pepper, Onion, Tomatoes, Livestock (Hides and Skin).



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