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Katsina State
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Capital Katsina
Land Area & Rank 29,938 sq km (13)
Year Created September 23, 1987
Governor Aminu Masari, APC
Deputy Gov Mannir Yakubu
L.G.A 34
House of Assembly 34
Major Areas/Towns Katsina (capital), Daura, Funtua, Charanchi, Dan-musa.
Local Dialects Hausa
Motto “Home of Hospitality”
Population 2006 Census:
Rank & Sex: 5,792,578 (4),)
Male: 2,978,682
Female: 2,813,896
Contact Phone Gov. Office: 234-65-434724,
SSG: 234-65-430011,
Info: 234-65-430225
Liason Office Abuja Liaison Office:
38, Euphrates Street
Off Aminu Kano Crescent
Zone A6, Maitama, Abuja.
Tel: 09-4136869, 4136996

Lagos Liaison Office:
26/28 Kofo Abayomi Street,
Victoria Island, Lagos.
Tel: 01-619875
Local Government Areas
LGA Headquarter
Bakori Bakori
Maiadua Maiadua
Batagarawa Batagarawa
Batsari Batsari
Malumfashi Malumfashi
Mani Mani
Baure Baure
Bindawa Bindawa
Mashi Mashi
Matazu Matazu
Charanchi Charanchi
Musawa Musawa
Dandume Dandume
Rimi Rimi
Dan-Musa Dan-Musa
Sabuwa Sabuwa
Danja Danja
Safana Safana
Daura Daura
Sandamu Sandamu
Dutsi Dutsi
Zango Zango
Dutsin-ma Dutsin-ma
Faskari Faskari
Funtua Funtua
Ingawa Ingawa
Jibia Jibia
Kafur Kafur
Kaita Kaita
Kankia Kankia
Kankara Kankara
Katsina Katsina
Kurfi Kurfi
Kusada Kusada
Hotels & Tourism

Important places: Gobarau Minaret, Kusugu well in Daura, Durbi-Ta-Kusheyi Tombs, Dan Marina Tomb, Emir of Katsina palace, chamah park at Jibia.

Important Events: Sallah festivals.

Abuja Guest Inn
Ibrahim Babanginda Way
Tel: 234-65-30412

Duala Int. Hotel
Kano Road,
P.O.Box 191
Tel: 234-65-30462

Katsina State Hotel
Kano Rest House Road
G.R.A Kastina
Tel: 234-65-30017

New Palace Hotel
Ibrahim Babangida Way
Kofar Kaura Quarters
Tel: 234-65-30920
Katsina state was created on September 23rd, 1987 by then Gen. Ibrahim Babangida military administration. The state was carved out from Kaduna state. Before then, the state was part of defuct North Central State created in 1967. The state grown and was a major centre of commerce in the 18th century Trans Sahara trade. The state is a homogenous Hausa/Fulani tribe.


The state is borderd in the North by Niger Republic, in the West by Zamfara state, in the South by Kaduna state and in the East by Kano and Jigawa states.


The state is a flat plain surface with large grass land.


It is generally cool in the morning and gets hotter towards the afternoon. The state is coolest between November – February as a result of the Harmattan dusty and dry wind.


The state is one of the educationdisadvantaged states. The state has a Federal College of Education in Katsina Town, one Polytechnic, one Teacher Tranining College and an Islamic University in Katsina.


The state is one of Nigeria’s gate way states with her northern neighbours. Katsina city is a centre of commerce between Nigeria and Niger republic.  


This is the mainstay of the economy. Major crops by the state are; maize, cotton, groundnut, guinea corn, millet, beans and soya beans.

Mineral/Natural Resources:

The following are found in the state; Nickel, Uranium, lead, iron oxide, silica sand, fire-clay, precious stones, clay, shale.

Famous Natives:

Mohammed Bello, Justice. Mamman Nasir, Justice. Ibrahim comassie, police officer rtd. (I.G- 1993-1999) Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria Head of State (1983-1985). Shehu yar’Adua , army gen rtd/politican. Umaru Adullahi, Justice. Amadu Daura, businessman. Wada maida, administrator. Amadi Rimi, army officer rtd. M.D. Yusuf, politician. Bala Jikamshi, army officer. Tuku Jikamshi, politician. Ladan Baki, industrialist. Sada Ladan Baki, businessman. Labaran Tanko, businessman. Dahiru Mangal, Businessman. Lema Jibirin, businessman. Saidu Barda, Politician. Umar Suleman, police officer Rtd. Shuaibu Mohammed, police officer. Musa Abdullahi, administrator. Usman Galadinchi, administrator. Lawal Sani, banker. Yahaya Ibrahim, lawyer. M. T. Usman, businessman. Umar Magam, administrator. Sada Yakubu, Businessman/Politicians. Magaji Muhammed, Politician. Lawal Kaita, Politician. Hussaini Kabir Nagogo, administrator. Lawal Garba Funtua, businessman. Dikko Abudullahi, administrator. Umaru Yar’Adua, Nigeria President (2007-)  
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