|Land Area & Rank
||22,410 sq km (20)
||August 27, 1991
||Badaru Abubakar, APC
||Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia
|House of Assembly
||Dutse (capital), Gumel, Hadejia, Ringim, Kazaure
||“A New World”
Rank & Sex: 4,348,649 (8)
||Gov. Office: 234-64-721190
Abuja Liaison Office:
Plot 22, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent
Opp. Amigos Supermarket Wuse II
P.O. Box 314, Garki, Abuja
Tel: 09-5235044, 5238901, 5238902
Lagos Liaison Office:
31A, Joel Ogunnaike Street,
Ikeja G.R.A, Lagos.
|Local Government Areas
Jigawa is an Hausa word meaning vast loamy and nonmarshy
soil. The people have for long been in the main
stream of the 16th century ancient Trans Saharan Trade
route. Commercial activities have been part and parcel of
the people for many centuries. The people are
homogeneous Hausa/Fulani ethnic group. Jigawa State was
carved out of Kano State in 1991 under the then Gen.
Ibrahim Babangida administration. The state is made up of
five emirates; Hadejia, Kazaure, Gumel, Ringim and
Dutse. Jigawa is a state to visit for those who wish to be
witnesses to the story of how a rural and backward state is
steadily rising to greatness. And how a poverty-ridden
environment is gradually transforming to a land of
opportunities in a manner that the world can no longer
ignore. Welcome to Jigawa state, the new world!
The state is bordered on the
West by Kano State, on the South by Bauchi State on the
East by Bauchi and Yobe States, and on the North by Yobe
State and the Republic of Niger.
The landform is generally undulating-giving
way to “Jigawa”. Except on some parts of the Southern
borders where traces of guinea vegetation are noticeable,
most of the state lies within he Sudan vegetation zone.
Principal river is the Hadejia river.
Jigawa has an arduous climate. The mean daily
maximum temperature range is between 330C and 150C
respectively. The two main seasons are rain and dry
seasons. The rain season lasts from May to September,
while the dry season lasts from October to April. Rainfall
varies each year, ranging from 635 889mm.
The state has one thousand four hundred and
fifty three (1,453) primary schools with a total enrollment
of 369,777. The state also has 77 secondary schools, one
Polytechnic and one College of Education.
About 90% of the work force is engaged in
agriculture, which is the backbone of the economy. In fact
the groundnut pyramids associated with some parts of the
Northern states were largely cultivated within Jigawa State.
The Maigatari Border Free Trade Zone owned by the state
government is first of its kind by any state in Nigeria. With
the free trade zone, the state has jumped started the
industrial revolution of the state with the establishment of
the Gum Arabic Laboratory and the processing of sesame
seeds factory; the two main agrarian products in the state.
Agricultural produce in the state includes:
Gum Arabic, Groundnut, guinea corn, cassava and millet.
The mineral resources
available in the State are; Kaoline, Tourmaline, Amethyst,
and Marl stone, Potash, Pedoshper, White quarts,
Refactory clay, fine clay and Antimony.
Sule Lamido, politician. Sani Zoro,
Journalist. Babaru Tamiz, Businessman. Haruna Uji
Hadojia, Musician. Rabi Umar (Mrs) administrator.
Mohammed Alkali, Politician. Habibu Nuhu Kila,
Journalist. Musa Gumel, Musician. Shehu Aliyu Hadajia,
businessman. Nana Ashiat (Mrs) administrator. Ibrahim
Manzo, administrator. Abdul Sambo, administrator. Tijani
Mohammed, Justice. Gambo Saleh, Lawyer. Ibrahim
Shehu Kwatalo, Politician. Mohammed Lawan, Journalist.
Salisu Sambaja, businessman. Dankwari Birnin Kudu,
Musician. Usman Zakari, Journalist. Hamade Mohammed,
politician. Lawan Shu'Aibu, Justice.