Katsina State

Katsina State (Home of Hospitality)

 Executive Governor

 Aminu Bello Masari

 DEPUTY GOVERNOR

 

 

 

 Alhaji Mannir Yakubu

 

Creation: Katsina State was formed from part of Kaduna State in 1987.

Capital: Katsina.

Major Cities: Katsina, Funtua, Mahumfashi, Daura, Runka, Bakori Dutsinma, Zango, Wagini.

Geographic Profile: Covering a total land mass of 24,192km, Katsina State is bounded in the east by Kano and Jigawa States, in the south by Kaduna State, in the west by Zamfara State and in the north by Niger Republic. Katsina State forms part of the extensive plains known as the High Plains of Hausaland.

Economic Profile: The State has no problem of urban primacy. The urban, semi urban locations and nodal villages which more or less approximate to the present headquarters of the thirty-four local government areas are evenly spread and are surrounded by other rural settlements. These two types of settlements form close knit economic, cultural, administrative and historical inter-relationships. Furthermore, each has a fairly long historical link with Katsina city which has subsequently served as the headquarters of Katsina Emirate, then of Katsina Province, and now the capital of Katsina State.

Occupation: The working population of the people in Katsina State are farmers and cattle rearers with rich cultural values and are highly regarded for their honesty, hard-work and hospitality.

Ethnic Profile: Katsina is a predominantly Hausa Fulani State. Most people speak only Hausa. A great majority of the people are settled cultivators and traders. But there are a considerable number of nomadic cattle Fulanis, whose males rear livestock, while the females hawk locally prepared fermented milk in towns and villages.

Local Government Areas ( 34 LGAs): Bakori, Batagarawa, Batsari, Baure, Bindawa, Charanchi, Dan, Musa, Dandume, Danja, Daura, Dutsi, Dutsin Ma, Faskari, Funtua, Ingawa, Jibia, Kafur, Kaita, Kankara, Kankia, Katsina, Kurfi, Kusada, Mai'Adua, Malumfashi, Mani, Mashi, Matazu, Musawa, Rimi, Sabuwa, Safana, Sandamu, Zango.

Raw Materials Distribution in Katsina State

                                                                       KATSINA STATE

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

BATAGARAWA

Feldspar, Kaolin

Sorghum, Millet, Wheat, Onion, groundnut, Vegetables, Cow pea, Neem Tree, Sorrel, Hides & Skin, Fruits (Mango).

2

BATSARI

Kaolin, Feldspar, Mica, Gold, Gypsum, Silimanite

Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Groundnut, Cowpea, Cotton, Pepper, Sweet Potato, Mango, Neem Tree.

3

BAURE

Silica Sand

Sorghum, Millet, Cowpea, Groundnut, Hide And Skin

4

BINDAWA

Laterite, Iron- Ore, Iron Oxide

Sorghum, Millet, Groundnut, Cowpea, Cotton

5

CHARANCHI

 

Sorghum, Millet, Cotton, Cowpea, Mango, Hides & Skin

6

DANDUME

Amethyst, Emerald, Aquamarine

Maize, Sorghum, Rice, Cotton, Mango, Soya Beans, Sheanut, Sugarcane, Coco yam, Pumpkin, Cowpea, Mango, Sweet Potato

7

DANJA

Manganese, Kaolin

Maize, Sorghum, Cotton, Rice, Soya Beans, Sheanut, Sugarcane, Coco yam, Pumpkin, Cowpea, Mango

8

DANMUSA

Kaolin

Sorghum, Millet, Cowpea, Cotton, Groundnut, Maize, Hide & Skin

9

DAURA

Granite, Uranium

Millet, Sorghum, Groundnut, Wheat, Mango, Vegetable, Red Sorrel, Cowpea

10

DUTSI

 

Sorghum, Millet, Groundnut, Cowpea, Hides & Skin

11

DUTSIN–MA

Kaolin, Iron- Ore, Graphite

Sorghum, Millet, Cotton, Onions, Vegetable, Cowpea, Groundnut, Hides & Skin

12

FASKARI

Gold, Laterite, Mica, Emerald, Black Tourmaline, Sapphire, Mica, Asbestos, Granite.

Maize, Sorghum, Rice, Soyabeans, Groundnut, Sweet potato, Cowpea, Sheanut, Sugarcane, Cotton.

13

FUNTUA

Chromite, Manganese, Ball Clay, Laterite, Emerald, Amethyst, Topaz, Aquamarine.

Maize, Sorghum, Cotton, Rice, Wheat, Soyabeans, Groundnut, Pepper, Sheanut, Potato (Sweet & Irish), Yam, Sugarcane, Coco yam, Cowpea

14

INGAWA

Red Iron Oxide, Kaolin, Talc, Granite, Quartz, Laterite, Mica

Sorghum, Millet, Cowpea, mango, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits), Neem Tree, Cotton

15

JIBIA

Quartz, Amethyst, Silimanite, Granite, Aquamarine

Sorghum, Millet, Cowpea, Onions, Groundnut, Vegetable, Sorrel, Tomatoes, Potato, Hides & Skin.

16

KAFUR

Diamond, Ilmenite

Maize, Sorghum, Wheat, Sugarcane, Cotton, Rice, Sweet potato, Mango, Cowpea, Sheanut.

17

KAITA

Laterite

Sorghum, Millet, Cowpea, Onions, Groundnut, Vegetable, Sorrel, Wheat, Pepper, Hides & Skin.

18

KANKARA

Kaolin, Red Iron Oxide, Graphite, Feldspar

Maize, Sorghum, Cotton, Pepper, Wheat, Millet, Vegetables, Soyabeans, Sheanut

19

KANKIA

Quartz, Iron Ore, Kaolin

Sorghum, Millet, Cowpea, Groundnut, Cotton, Neem Tree, Mango

20

KATSINA

Red Iron Oxide, Potash, Laterite

Millet, Sorghum, Cowpea, Wheat, Groundnut, Hides & Skin, Vegetables, Pepper, Sorrel (Zobo& Fruits), Onions

21

KURFI

Quartz, Tourmaline, Feldspar, Granite

Sorghum, Millet, Cowpea, Maize, Cotton, Groundnut, Pepper, Sweet Potato

22

KUSADA

 

Sorghum, Millet, Groundnut, Cowpea, Cotton, Hides & Skin.

23

MAI’ADUA

Laterite, Granite

Sorghum, Millet, Pepper, Cowpea, Vegetables, Groundnut, Sorrel, Neem Tree

24

MALUMFASHI

Kaolin, Gold, Laterite

Sugarcane, Tomatoes, Maize, Millet, Cowpea, Cotton, Groundnut, Pepper, Wheat, Onion, Vegetables, Rice, Mango, Soya beans

25

MANI

Laterite

Sorghum, Millet, Cowpea, Vegetables, Wheat, Groundnut, Livestock

26

MASHI

Granite, Laterite

Sorghum, Neem Tree, Millet, Cowpea, Groundnut, Livestock

27

MUSAWA

Kaolin.

Maize, Millet, Cowpea, Pepper, Cotton, Sheanut, sorghum, Groundnut

28

RIMI

Laterite.

Sorghum, Millet, Groundnut, Pepper, Mango, Livestock, Neem Tree

29

SABUWA

Quartz, Gold, Amethyst, Emerald, Topaz, Aquamarine

Maize, Sorghum, Rice, Cotton, Soyabeans Yam, Sugarcane, Groundnut, Pepper, Coco yam, Sweet Potato, Sheanut, Cowpea, Mango

30

SAFANA

Kaolin, Feldspar, Gold, Silimanite, Mica

Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Cotton, pepper, Groundnut, Sweet Potato, Sugarcane, Vegetables, Red Sorrel, Hides & Skin.

31

SANDAMU

 

Sorghum, Millet, Cowpea, Groundnut, Beniseed, Hides & Skin

32

ZANGO

Uranium, Silica Sand, Granite, Laterite

Sorghum, Millet, Groundnut, Cowpea, Beniseed, Neem Tree, Sorrel, Vegetables, Mango.

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