Bauchi State

Bauchi State (Pearl of Tourism)

 

 

 

Executive Governor

 

Barr. Mohammed Abubakar

 

Deputy Governor

 

Engr. Nuhu Gidado

 

Creation: It was created in 1976.

Capital: Bauchi

Major Cities: Azare, Misau, Ningi, Katagum

Geographic Profile: Bauchi State lies between 9.30 and 12.30 north of the equator, and 8.50 and 110 east of the Green which Meridian. The State is bordered by eight States: Kano, Jigawa, Plateau, to the west; Adamawa, Taraba, Yobe and Gombe to the North East; and Kaduna to the North West; Land area of 549,260 sq. kilometers, about 5.3% of Nigeria’s total land mass.

Economy Profile: Bauchi state is an agricultural state. Its vast fertile soil is an added advantage for agricultural products, which include maize, rice, millet, groundnut and guinea corn. Irrigation farming is practiced and supported by the use of dams like Balanga dam, etc. Cattle and other livestock are also reared in the state.The state also has manufacturing industries in the area of Iron and Steel, Water, Ceramics, Food and Beverages etc.

Ethnic  Profile: Bauchi State is largely heterogeneous State consisting of Hausa, Fulani, Sayawa, Bulewa, Karekare, Kanuri, Warjawa, Zulawa and Badawa etc., a total of 55 ethnic groups. The most widely spoken languages are Hausa and English which are treated as official languages, but Fulfulde too is widely spoken. The State is predominantly Islamic but Christianity is widely practiced in some particular areas.

Occupation: The major occupation in Bauchi State is peasant farming employing traditional methods and implements.  Other occupations in the State include fishing, hunting, blacksmithing, crafts and trading.
 
Local Government Areas (LGAs): They are  20 Local Government Areas in Bauchi State, namely: Alkaleri, Bauchi, Bogoro, Dambam, Darazo, DassGamawa, Ganjuwa, Giade, Itas/Gadau, Jama’are, Katagum, Krifi, Miau, Ningi, Shira, TafawaBalewa, Toro, Warji and Zaki.

Raw Materials Distribution in Bauchi State

BAUCHI STATE

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

ALKALERI

Kaolin, Granite, Trona, Gypsum, Cassiterite, Clay, Tantalite, Mica, Iron ore, Gemstone, Lead/Zinc.

Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Groundnut, Cotton, Rice, Cowpea, Sheanut, Okro, Sugarcane, Timber, Gum Arabic, Mango, Poultry, Livestock.

2

BAUCHI

Granite, Gemstone, Iron Ore, Lead/Zinc, Barytes, Muscovite, Quartz, Kaolin, Columbite, Cassiterite.

Citrus, Mango, Sorghum, Maize, Cowpea, Rice, Livestock, Groundnut, Guava, Dairy, Okro, Gum Arabic, Fishery, Poultry

3

BOGORO

Tin, Granite, Iron Ore, Rutile, Tungsten, Copper, Talc, Ilmenite, Lead/Zinc, Gypsum, Columbite, Cassiterite, Zircon, Tantalite

Sorghum, Maize, Cow Pea, Groundnut, Wheat, Rice, Livestock, Poultry, Okro.

4

DAMBAM

Kaolin, Silica Sand, Talc, Glass Sand, Gypsum

Gum Arabic, Cowpea, Millet, Cassava, Cotton, Mango, Okro, Tomatoes, Sorghum, Groundnut, Poultry, Livestock

5

DARAZO

Clay, Kaolin, Iron Ore

Gum Arabic, Cashew, Ginger, Potato, Livestock, Millet, Cow pea, Maize, Sorghum, Sweet Potatoes, Groundnut, Mango, Poultry.

6

DASS

Clay, Salt, Granite, Gemstones, Rutile, Monazite, Ilmenite, Quartz, Feldspar, Cassiterite, Columbite, Tantalum, Zircon, Granite, Lead/zinc

Wheat, Gum Arabic, Sheanut, Maize, Cowpea, Rice, Tomatoes, Okro, Fishery, Poultry, Livestock

7

GAMAWA

Clay, Gemstone, Baryte, Trona

Gum Arabic, Cashew, Sheanut, Ginger, Yam, Livetock, Fishery, Millet, Sorghum, Groundnut, Cowpea, Poultry, Okro

8

GANJUWA

Clay, Silica Sand, Quartz, Mica, Granite, Gypsum, Gemstone, Kaolin

Maize, Rice, Groundnut, Millet, Sorghum, Cowpea, Gum Arabic, Poultry, Livestock.

9

GIADE

Clay, Granite, Laterite, Mica

Sugarcane, Groundnut, Maize, Sorghum, Millet, Wheat, Rice, Cowpea, Poultry, Livestock.

10

ITAS-GADAU

Clay, Granite

Maize, Millet, Groundnut, Sorghum, Cowpea.

11

JAMA’ARE

Silica Sand, Granite, Clay.

Sorghum, Wheat, Gum Arabic, Cashew, Fishery, Maize, Millet, Groundnut, Cassava, Cowpea, Dairy, Okro, Tomatoes, Mango, Poultry, Livestock.

12

KATAGUM

Silica Sand, Laterite, Iron Ore

Millet, Groundnut, Cassava, Fishery, Sorghum, Wheat, Rice, Cowpea, Tomatoes, Poultry, Livestock.

13

KIRFI

Clay, Granite, Kaolin, Quartz, Gypsum

Gum Arabic, Sheanut, Rice, Maize, Millet, Cowpea, Sorghum, Groundnut, Okro, Poultry, Livestock.

14

MISAU

Kaolin, Silica Sand, Clay, Gypsum

Gum Arabic, Cowpea, Citrus, Millet, Cotton, Cassava, Sorghum, Groundnut, Poultry, Livestock.

15

NINGI

Tantalite, Cassiterite, Graphite, Rutile, Kaolin, Monazite, Ilmenite, Tungsten, Mica, Wolfram, Quartz, Lead/Zinc

Timber, Sorghum, Groundnut, Cassava, Cotton, Cowpea, Okro, Gum Arabic, Tomatoes, Fishery, Poultry, Livestock, Sugarcane

16

SHIRA

Clay, Granite, Gypsum, Mica

Sugarcane, Groundnut, Maize, Cowpea, Millet, Sorghum, Poultry, Livestock, Wheat, Rice.

17

TAFAWA- BALEWA

Tin, Granite, Iron Ore, Rutile, Feldspar, Tungsten, Talc, Ilmenite, Lead/Zinc, Coal, Barytes, Agate, Tantalum, Gypsum

Sorghum, Maize, Cowpea, Millet, Rice, Wheat, Tomatoes, Mango, Guava, Pepper, Poultry, Livestock.

18

TORO

Quartz, Columbite, Granite, Gemstone, Rutile, Monazite, Ilmenite, Cassiterite, Tungsten, Gemstones, Tantalum, Zircon, Mica, Iron Ore.

Maize, Poultry, Livestock, Millet, Cowpea, Potatoes (Sweet and Irish), Tomatoes, Mango, Guava, Vegetables, Garden Egg, Okro, Citrus

19

WARJI

Tin, Graphite, Monazite, Ilmenite, Rutile, Quartz, Mica

Sugarcane, Sorghum, Groundnut, Cassava, Vegetables, Millet, Maize, Cowpea, Poultry, Livestock.

20

ZAKI

Clay, Silica Sand

Maize, Millet, Groundnut, Sorghum, Wheat, Rice, Tomatoes, Pepper, Fishery, Poultry, Cowpea, Livestock.

 

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