Kaduna state

Kaduna State (Centre of Education)

 Executive Governor

 

Mallam Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai

 

Deputy Governor

 

Hon Bala Bantex

 

Creation: Created May 27, 1967.

Capital:Kaduna

Major Cities: Kaduna, Zaria, Lere, Kafanchan, Dutsen Wai, Kujama, Rahama

Geographic Profile: Kaduna State occupies almost the entire mid-central portion of the Northern parts of Nigeria and shares common borders with Zamfara, Katsina, Niger, Kano, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Plateau States, and the Federal Capital Territory to the South - West. The State is located globally between latitudes 9˚ 03¹N and 11˚ 32¹ North of the Equator and longitudes 6˚ 05¹ and 8o 38¹ East of the Greenwich Meridian. The total land mass occupied by the State is estimated at 46,053 sq km which is about 5% of the total land area of Nigeria. Kaduna State is the twelfth largest State in the Country.

Ethnic Profile: Kaduna State is mostly populated by Hausa, Gbagyi, Adara, Ham, Gong, Atyap, Bajjuu, Ninkyob, Kurama, Koro, zango kataf, mada and Agworok ethnic communities.Ikulu people Moroa'a, Atuku.

Economic Profile: The State has vast expanse of fertile land growing both food and cash crops like rice, cassava, ginger, potatoes, millet, groundnut, shea-nut, benni-seed and soya beans aside from animal husbandry.

Occupation: The state is predominantly agricultural.

Local Government Area(LGAs): Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Giwa, Igabi, Ikara, Jaba, Jema'a, Kachia, Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Kagarko, Kaura, Kauru, Kubau, Kudan, Lere, Makarfi, Sabon Gari, Sanga, Soba, Zangon Kataf, Zaria.

Raw Materials Distribution in Kaduna State

KADUNA STATE

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

CHIKUN

Ball Clay, Granite, Sand Stone, Base Oil, Waxes

Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Beans, Cashew, Kenaf, Fruit, Fruit, Sugar cane, Livestock, Vegetables. 

2

GIWA

Ball Clay, Granite, Sand Stone, Base Oil, Waxes

Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Beans, Cashew, Kenaf, Fruit, Fruit, Sugar cane, Livestock, Vegetables. 

3

IGABI

Granite, Quartz

Yam, Maize, Millet, Soyabeans, Cowpea, Sugarcane, Beans

4

IKARA

Tin Ore, Columbite, Quartz, Ball Clay

Sorghum, Maize, Rice, Millet, Sugarcane, Tomatoes, Pepper, Livestock

5

JABA

Zircon, Kyanite, Tin Ore, Ilmenite, Gemstone, Sand Stone, Columbite

Guinea Corn, Soyabeans, Cowpea, Yam, Cocoyam, Ginger, Banana, Fruits, Fisheries, Livestock.

6

JAMA’A

Kyanite, Columbite, Tin Ore, Gemstone, Muscovite, Rutile

Sorghum, Maize, Rice, Millet, Soyabeans, Groundnut, Cowpea, Kenaf, Fruits, Sugarcane, Livestock. 

7

KACHIA

Columbite, Cassiterite, Ball Clay, Granite.

Sorghum, Maize, Rice, Millet, Soyabeans, Groundnut, Cowpea, Cashew, Cotton, Kenaf, Wheat, Yam, Okro, Pumpkin, Beniseed, Livestock

8

KADUNA-NORTH

Sand Stone

Sorghum, Maize, Rice, Millet, Soyabeans, Groundnut, Cowpea, Cashew, Wheat, Yam, Livestock.

9

KADUNA-SOUTH:

Granite, Bitumen.

Sorghum, Maize, Rice, Millet, Soyabeans, Groundnut, Cowpea, Mango, Fruits, Vegetables, Livestock

10

KAGARKO

Ball Clay, Sand Stone, Granite, Quartz

Maize, Sorghum, Cashew, Cocoyam, Yam, Fruits, Poultry, Livestock

11

KAJURU

Sand Stone, Granite, Quartz

Sorghum, Maize, Locust Bean, Livestock, Ball Clay

12

KAURA

Sand Stone, Ball Clay, Kyanite, Gemstones, Ilmenite, Granite, Zircon

Guinea Corn, Millet, Fruits, Locust Beans, Beniseed, Livestock

13

KAURU

Ball Clay, Sand Stone, Muscovite

Maize, Millet, Cow Pea, Locust Beans, Fisheries, Beniseed, Livestock, Soyabeans.

14

KUBAU

Ball Clay, Tin Ore, Columbite, Gemstone

Maize, Sorghum, Tomatoes, Soyabeans, Pepper, Sugarcane

15

KUDAN

Sand Stone

Maize, Sorghum, Millet, Irish Potatoes, Sugarcane, Poultry, Livestock

16

LERE

Ball Clay, Tin Ore, Granite, Sand Stone

Sorghum, Maize, Soyabeans, Beniseed, Cocoyam

17

MAKARFI

Gemstone, Sand Stone, Quartz

Sorghum, Maize, Rice, Millet, Soyabeans, Groundnut, Cowpea, Fruits, Mango, Cashew, Sugarcane, Locust Ben, Livestock.

18

SABON GARI

Ball Clay, Sand Stone, Wolframite

Sorghum, Maize, Fruits, Vegetables, Livestock

19

SANGA

Gemstone, Kyanite, Clay, Sand Stone

Rice, Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Tomatoes, Pepper

20

SOBA

Ball Clay, Stone, Wolframite

Sorghum, Maize, Rice, millet, Soyabeans, Groundnut, Cowpea, Kenaf, Sugarcane, yam, Locust Beans, Livestock

21

ZANGO KATAF

Kyanite, Granite, Talc

Ginger, Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Soyabeans, Groundnut, Cocoyam, Kenaf, Cotton, Vegetables, Beniseed, Livestock, Beans

22

ZARIA

Gemstone, Sand Stone

Sorghum, Miaze, Rice, Millet, Cashew, Cotton, Kenaf, Sugarcane, Wheat, Locust Beans, Yam, Livestock (Hides & Skin).


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