Bauchi State (Pearl of Tourism)
Creation: It was created in 1976.
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
|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.|
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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