Kano state

Kono State (Centre of Commerce)

 Executive Governor

 

 

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

 

 

Deputy Governor

 

Professor Hafiz Abubakar

Creation: Created May 27, 1967

Capital:Kano

Major Cities: Kano, Gaya, Bebeji, Sumaila, Rimin Gado, Gwarzo

Geographic Profile: 12°00N 8°31E; Kano State is a state located in North-Western Nigeria.

Economic Profile: Kano State has been a commercial and agricultural State, which is known for the production of groundnuts as well as for its solid mineral deposits. The State has more than 18,684 square kilometers (7,214 sq mi) of cultivable land and is the most extensively irrigated State in the country.

Ethnic Profile: Kano is largely Muslim. The majority of Kano Muslims are Sunni, though a minority adheres to the Shia branch. Christians and followers of other non-Muslim religions form a small part of the population, and traditionally lived in the Sabon Gari, or Foreign Quarter.

Occupation: Subsistence and commercial agriculture is mostly practiced in the outlying districts of the state. Some of the food crops cultivated are millet, cowpeas, sorghum, maize and rice for local consumption while groundnuts and cotton are produced for export and industrial purposes. During the colonial period and several years after the country’s independence, the groundnuts produced in the state constituted one of the major sources of revenue for the country. Kano State is a major producer of hides and skins, sesame, soybean, cotton, garlic, gum arabic and chili pepper.

Local Government Area(LGAs): Kano State is made up of the following forty four local government areas: Ajingi, Albasu, Bagwai, Bebeji, Bichi, Bunkure, Dala, Dambatta, Dawakin Kudu, Dawakin Tofa, Doguwa, Gabasawa, Garko, Garun Malam, Gaya, Gezawa, Gwale, Gwarzo, Kabo, Karaye, Kibiya, Kiru, Kumbotso, Kura, Kunchi, Madobi, Makoda, Minjibir, Kano Municipal, Nassarawa, Rimini Gado, Rogo, Shanono, Sumaila, Takai, Tarauni, Tsanyawa, Tudun Wada, Tofa, Warawa and Wudil.

Raw Materials Distribution in Kano State

KANO STATE

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

AJINGI

Ball Clay

Groundnut, Beniseed, Cassava, Okro, Pepper, Livestock, Poultry

2

ALBASU

Ball Clay

Sorghum, Millet, Beniseed, Cassava, Groundnut, Pepper, Baobab, Mango, Kenaf, Sheanut, Livestock, Poultry

3

BAGWAI

Cassiterite, Columbite

Sorghum, Millet, Wheat, Groundnut, Pepper, Fruits, Tomatoes, Garden Eggs, Cowpea, Livestock, Poultry

4

BEBEJI

Granite, Ball Clay, Ilmenite, Lead-Zinc Ore

Sorghum, Wheat, Millet, Groundnut, Rice, Maize, Pepper, Cowpea, Cassava, Onion, Tomatoes, Kenaf, Sheanut, Livestock, Poultry

5

BICHI

Monazite, Kaolin

Sorghum, Wheat, Millet, Cotton, Groundnut, Vegetables, Guava, Mango, Cowpea, Livestock, Poultry.

6

BUNKURE

Kaolin

Sweet Potatoes, Cocoyam, Cassava, Mango, Locust Bean, Sorghum, Wheat, Sugarcane, Millet, Rice, Sunflower, Sheanut, Tomatoes, Pepper, Fruits, Vegetables, Onion, Livestock, Fisheries.

7

DALA

Gemstone, Laterite

Sorghum, Millet, Cow Pea, Groundnut, Fisheries, Tomatoes, Pepper, Lettuce, Garden Egg, Livestock, Poultry

8

DAMBATTA

Silica Sand, Ball Clay

Sorghum, Millet, Groundnut, Cassava, Cocoyam, Fisheries, Tomatoes, Locust Beans, Onion, Baobab, Kenaf, Sheanut

9

DAWAKIN-KUDU

Granite

Maize, Sorghum, Millet, Groundnut, Cassava, Rice, Wheat, locust Beans, Fruits, Cowpea, Sugarcane, Pepper, Vegetables, Livestock, Poultry

10

DAWAKIN-TOFA

Ball Clay, Kaolin

Sorghum, Millet, Cowpea, Groundnut, Pepper, Tomatoes, Fruits, Vegetables, Onion, Livestock, Poultry

11

DOGUWA

Tin Ore, Columbite, Ilmenite, Wolframite, Thorium, Granite, Gemstones

Pepper, Fruits, Vegetables, Onions, Livestock, Poultry, Fisheries

12

FAGGE

Ball Clay

Sorghum, Millet, Groundnut, Cassava, Lettuce, Pepper, Tomatoes, Fruits, Onion, Livestock, Poultry.

13

GABASAWA

Ball Clay

Sorghum, Millet, Cowpea, Groundnut, Pepper, Tomatoes, Baobab Tree, Kenaf, Locust Bean, Sheanut, Livestock, Poultry

14

GARKO

Ball Clay

Millet, Sorghum, Rice, wheat, Groundnut, Cow Pea, Bambara Nut, Sweet Potato, Mango, Onion, Tomatoes, Livestock, Poultry

15

GARUN-MALAM

Granite, Ball Clay

Millet, Sorghum, Rice, Wheat, Groundnut, Cocoyam, Sweet Potato, Cassava, Mango, Cashew, Guava, Pepper, Tomatoes, Onions, Garlic, Sugarcane, Livestock, Poultry

16

GAYA

Ball Clay

Millet, Maize, Groundnut, Cowpea, Sweet Potato, Cassava, Cocoyam, Pepper, Onion, Tomatoes, Mango, Baobab Trees, Sugarcane, Sheanut, Kenaf, Locust Bean, Livestock, Fisheries, Poultry.

17

GEZAWA

Ball Clay, Gemstone, Silica Sand

Sorghum, Millet, Groundnut, Cow Pea, Pepper, Tomatoes, Onion, Lemon, Baobab Tree. Kenaf, Locust Bean, Sheanut, Livestock, Poultry

18

GWALE

Ball Clay.

Millet, Sorghum, Maize, Cowpea, Pepper, Cassava, Mango, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Livestock, Poultry.

19

GWARZO

Kaolin, Granite, Ball Clay

Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Groundnut, Cow Pea, Pepper, Cassava, Potato, Cocoyam, Onion, Cotton, Sugarcane, Livestock, Poultry

20

KABO

Ball Clay.

Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Cow Pea, Sweet Potato, Cocoyam, Cassava, Onion, Groundnut, Cotton, Livestock, Poultry

21

KARAYE

Ball Clay, Granite

Sorghum, Maize, Cocoyam, Sweet Potato, Millet, Cassava, Groundnut, Cow Pea, Pepper, Sugarcane, Onion, Cotton, Livestock, Poultry

22

KURA

Granite, Ball Clay

Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Groundnut, Wheat, Cow Pea, Tomatoes, Pepper, Fruits, Vegetable, Livestock, Cassava, Rice, Bambara Nut

23

KUMBOTSO

Ball Clay

Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Rice, Wheat, Groundnut, Cowpea, Pepper, Fruits, Vegetable, Onions, Livestock, Poultry

24

KIRU

Ball Clay

Sorghum, Millet, Rice, Groundnut, Cow Pea, Cassava, Pepper, Onion, Tomatoes, Kenaf, Sheanut, Livestock, Poultry

25

KIBIYA

Ball Clay

Millet, Sorghum, Rice, Wheat, Groundnut, Cocoyam, Sweet Potato, Cassava, Mango, Cashew, Guava, Pepper, Onion, Tomatoes, Garlic, Livestock, Poultry

26

KUNCHI

Ball Clay

Millet, Sorghum, Rice, Wheat, Groundnut, Cowpea, Bambara Nut, Cassava, Cotton, Sheanut, Livestock, Poultry

27

MAKODA

Silica Sand, Ball Clay, Granite

Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Rice, Cowpea, Cassava, Okro, Pepper, Livestock, Poultry

28

MADOBI

 

Millet, Sorghum, Groundnut, Cowpea, Onion, Kenaf, Cassava, Cocoyam, Pepper, Tomatoes, Sheanut, Livestock, Poultry

29

MINJIBIR

Granite, Ball Clay

Millet, Sorghum, Groundnut, Cowpea, Pepper, Kenaf, Fruits, Vegetables, Sheanut, Onion, Livestock, Poultry.

30

KANO MUNICIPAL

 

Millet, Sorghum, Groundnut, Tomatoes, Onion, Pepper, Livestock, Poultry

31

NASSARAWA

 

Millet, Sorghum, Maize, Groundnut, Cowpea, Cassava, Cocoyam, Livestock, Poultry.

31

RANO

Kaolin, Granite, Gemstone

Millet, Sorghum, Maize, Groundnut, Cowpea, Sugarcane, Onion, Livestock, Poultry.

32

ROGO

 

Maize, Sorghum, Millet, Rice, Cowpea, Cassava, Sweet Potato, Cocoyam, Onion, Pepper, Livestock, Poultry

33

RIMIN GADO

 

Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Groundnut, Cow Pea, Tomatoes, Pepper, Lettuce, Kenaf, Livestock, Poultry.

34

SHANONO

Ball Clay, Kaolin, Granite

Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Groundnut, Cotton, Livestock, Poultry

35

SUMAILA

Gold, Granite

Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Groundnut, Sweet Potato, Cassava, Cocoyam, Livestock, Poultry.

36

TAKAI

Ball Clay

Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Groundnut, Pepper, Sweet Potato, Cocoyam, Cassava, Sheanut, Locust Bean, Onion, Livestock, Poultry

37

TARAUNI

 

Millet, Sorghum, Rice, Groundnut, Cassava, Cabbage, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Livestock, Poultry.

38

TOFA

Ball Clay, Laterite

Sorghum, Millet, Cow Pea, Groundnut, Pepper, Fruits, Vegetables, Livestock, Poultry.

39

TSANYAWA

Kaolin

Sorghum, Millet, Groundnut, Cowpea, Guava, Onion, Pepper, Livestock, Poultry

40

TUDUN – WADA

Lead – Zinc Ore, Granite, Clay, Gemstone

Sweet Potato, Irish Potato, Cassava, Cocoyam, Cotton, Mango, Sheanut, Cow Pea, Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Pepper, Tomatoes, Livestock, Poultry

41

UNGOGO

Ball Clay

Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Groundnut, Cowpea, Tomatoes, Pepper, Onion, Livestock, Poultry, Kenaf, Sheanut.

42

WARAWA

 

Sorghum, Millet, Kenaf, Groundnut, Sweet Potato, Mango, Tomatoes, Sheanut, Livestock, Poultry.

43

WUDIL

Ball Clay

Sugarcane, Sweet Potato, Cassava, Cocoyam, Sheanut, Locust Bean, Soyabean, Maize, Wheat, Sorghum, Millet, Rice, Groundnut, Cow pea, Kenaf, Livestock, Poultry