|Land Area & Rank
||20,760 sq km (22)
||May 27, 1967
||Abdullahi Ganduje, APC
|House of Assembly
||Kano (capital), Kabo, Tofa, Tudun-wada, Bichi
||“Centre of Commerce”
Rank & Sex: 9,383,682 (1)
||Gov. Office: 234-64-632916
Abuja Liaison Office:
9, Mississippi Street
Off. Alvan Ikoku Street
Lagos Liaison Office:
13, Waziri Ibrahim Street,
P.O. Box 5052, Marina, Lagos
|Local Government Areas
Bagauda Lake Hotel
38 Miles Zaria Road
P.M.B 3121, Kano
15, Murtalal Mohammed Way
Tel: 234-64-640011-5, 601140
1, Bompai Road, Kano
Tel: 234-64-601120, 600520
Fresh Lilly Hotel
34, Yoruba Road, Sabon Gari
Tel: 234-64-628335, 628337
Kano Guest Inn
30, Zungeru Road
Tel: 234-64622717, 622282
Liberty Holdings Hotel
Kofa Kaura Quarters
Tel: 234-64- 30782
Nasarawa Guest House
314 Lamido Road
Tel: 234-64- 639678, 638571, 643668, 644956
New Palace Hotel
Off Audu Bako Way
P O box 356, Nasarawa
Tel: 234-64- 639402, 633393
Royal Tropicana Hotel
17-19, Niger Street
P O Box 2653, Kano
Tel: 234-64- 639352, 639359, 647491
As one of the prominent Seven Hausa States and the
greatest of the Trans-Sharan trade entering ports, Kano has
a rich and glorious cultural past. As an Hausa kingdom,
Kano's existence started about AD 999 when Bagauda, the
grandson of Bayajida founder of Hausa dynasty became its
first king. Kano first became known to the outside world
through the writings of Leo Africanus, a 14th century
peripatetic North African Scholar. The jihad of Shehu
Uthman Dan-fodio reached Kano in 1807, the 43rd king;
Muhammadu Alwali was sacked and replaced with a
Fulani Emir, Sulaiman.
Sulaiman died after 13 years reign
and was succeeded by Malam Ibrahim Dabo, who started
the present Sullubawa Dynasty. Alhaji Ado Bayero; the
present Emir is Dabo's direct descendant; 13th Emir of the
Fulani lineage and 56th Kano ruler since Bagauda. In
1900, the British took over the control of Northern Nigeria
and Kano was administered as a province.
Kano as a state
was created on May 27, 1967 by Yakubu Gowon’s
administration. A homogenous Hausa/Fulani tribe, the state
is a home to various ethnic groups who have settled in the
state for decades. On August 27, 1991, Jigawa State was
carved out of the state.
The state is bordered in the East
by Jigawa State; to the South are Bauchi and Kaduna
States, to the West is Katsina State, to the North are
Katsina and Jigawa States.
Kano state falls mostly within the Guinea
and Sudan Savannah zones bordering it on the South. It is a
semi-arid region. Two prominent hills; Dala and Gwauron
are the main features.
The maximum temperature is about 360C and
minimum is 160C and could fall as low as 100C during the
Harmattan season between November to February. Rainfall
ranges from 500mm in the North to 1,200mm in the South.
The state has two universities, one polytechnic
and a college of education.
Kano state is the second largest manufacturing
states after Lagos. The State has over 300 large and
medium scale industrial establishments. The state is
renowned for products such as; confectionery, textile,
leather works and raw material processing.
Agriculture is the mainstay of the state after
industrial productions; major agricultural products in the
state include: Groundnut (The famous Kano groundnut
pyramid of the 1960s), Cotton, Guinea Corn, Maize,
Cowpea and Varieties of vegetables.
The State is rich in the
following resources: Tin, Cold, Lead, Zinc, Copper,
Woalfam, Pyrochlone and Bauxite.
Sani Abacha, Nigeria Head of state
(1993-1998). Abdul Dawakin Dofa, Politician. Munzali
Jubril, educationist. Aminu Kano, Politician/Nationalist.
Sabo Bakinzuwo, Politican. Ibrahim Salim, administrator,
Dawuda Dangalan, Politician. Aminu Dantata,
Businessman. Murtala Muhammed, Nigeria Head od State
(1975-1976). Abubakar Rimi, Politician. Eedris
Abdulkareem, Musician. Aloma Mariam Muktar, Justice of
Supreme Court (1st Woman Justice of the Supreme Court).
Dandati Abdulkadir, academician/Diplomate. Yadudu
Awwalu, Lawyer. Bellow Salim, administrator. Ibrahim
Galadima, sport administrator. Haliru Akilu, army officer
rtd. Nura Imam, airforce officer. Yakubu Bako, army
officer rtd. Habibu Shauibu, army officer. Wada Aliyu,
administrator. Saleh Minjibir, Justice. M.B. Wali, Justice.
Sanusi Yusuf, Justice. Abba Dabo, Journalist. Kabiru
fagge, Journalist. Aliko DanGote, businessman. Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Banker. Isyaku Rabiu, businessman. Shehu Galadachi, administrator.