Bauchi State

Bauchi State (Pearl of Tourism)

Executive Governor

Bala Mohammed

Deputy Governor

Baba Tela

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


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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