|Land Area & Rank
||36,229 sq km (9)
||August 27, 1991
||Atiku Bagudu, APC
|House of Assembly
||Birnin Kebbi (capital), Argungu, Kamba, Zuru, Jega, Yauri
||Hausa, Fulani, Dakarkari.
||“Land of Equity”
Rank & Sex: 3,238,628 (23)
||Gov. Office: 234-68-320097
Abuja Liaison Office:
Plot 1510, T.Y. Danjuma St
P.M.B. 7009, Abuja.
Lagos Liaison Office:
3, Adeola Odeku Street,
Victoria Island, Lagos.
|Local Government Areas
Catering Rest House
State Hotel and Guest House
Kebbi state has a very rich historical background both in
relation to the Hausa states and the Sokoto Caliphate.
Before the emergence of Sokoto Caliphate, most of the
areas comprising Kebbi state were dominated by the
powerful Kebbi kingdom which was carved out of the old
Songhai Empire by the legendary warrior Muhammadu
Kotal Kanta, and Yauri and Zuru confederation.
the conquest of the Kingdom and the subsequent
establishment of the Sokoto caliphate in the early part of
the 19th century, the area became the South Western part
of the caliphate which was ruled by Malam Abdullahi
Gwandu, the brother of Usman Danfodio. As a result of the
colonial conquest of Sokoto caliphate, the area became part
of the protectorate of northern Nigeria in the early part of
the 20th century.
After independence and following the
various states creation exercises, the area was first a part of
North Western State from 1967-1976, then part of Sokoto
state from 1976 - 1991. Kebbi state was created in 1991
with headquarters in Birnin-Kebbi. Today, the state
comprises the Emirates of Gwandu, Argungu, Yauri and
Zuru. Kebbi state like many states of the Federation has a
diverse ethnic group. However the major ones are: Hausa,
Fulani, Dakarkari, kambari and Zabarmawa amongst other
In the West is Niger state and
Republic of Benin, on the North-East is Sokoto state, in the
East is Zamfara state and in the South is Niger state.
Undulating Land surface with mountains.
The vegetation is broadly classified into three main
savannah; The Northern Guinea. This occupies the South
Eastern part of the state. The Sudan savannah which is
found in the middle belt of the state and the Sahel Shrub
found in the extreme north of the state. The major river is
The state has two dominant seasons. The wet and
dry seasons. The wet season lasts from April to October,
while the dry season lasts from November to March. The
rain is heaviest in July and August. The hottest months are
from March to April, while the coldest is from November
to early February as a result of Harmattan wind. The mean
temperature is about 230C. The two extreme temperatures
are 150C during the harmattan cold; from December to
February and 380C from Late February to late March
The state has a Federal College of Agriculture,
Federal Technical College, and Kebbi State Science School
Agriculture is the major employer of labour
outside the Government, mostly among the rural dwellers.
Produce includes: rice, guinea corn, millet,
maize, groundnut, soya beans, beniseed, cotton, cassava,
yam, sweet potatoes, onions, tomatoes, mango, carrot,
guava, pepper, locust beans, wheat, sugar cane and kenaf.
Animal husbandary: Cattle, sheep, goats, donkeys, camels,
rabbits, pigs, horses, poultry products, and fish.
Kaolin, Iron ore, Gold, Salt,
and navigable water of river Niger and Rina.
Hailu Mohammed, Politician. Bello
Kaliel, army officer. Sani Sami, monarch (Emir of Zuru).
Ishaya Bamaiyi, army officer rtd. Musa Bamaiyi, army
officer rtd. Bello Gwandu, businessman. Abubakar Musa
Argungu, administrator. Kabiu Alkali Argungu,
businessman. Bala Sakaba, administrator. Abubakar Bunu,
administrator. Umaru Argungu, politician. Buhari Bala,
administrator. Mohammadu Ambursa, diplomat. Sani
Kangiwa, diplomat. Saidu Samaila, administrator Sani
Aliyu Dan Dawa, musician. Yakubu Kwari, diplomat.
Amos Adamu, sport administrator. Aliyu Yelwa,
administrator. Mohammadu Mogoro, army officer rtd.
Samuel Ango, administrator. Dauda Komo, army officer
rtd. Aishatu Gwandu (Mrs), administrator. Shehu Randali,