Jigawa state

Jigawa State (The New World)

Executive Governor

 Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar


Deputy Governor

Umar Alhaji Namadi

Creation: Jigawa State was created on Tuesday, August 27, 1991.

Capital: Dutse

Major Cities: Auyo, Babura, Biriniwa, Birnin Kudu, Buji, Dutse, Gagarawa, Garki

Geographic Profile: Jigawa State called “The New World”, was excised from Kano State and covers a total land area of about 22,410 square kilometres. It is situated precisely in the north-western part of Nigeria, between latitudes 11.00°N to 13.00°N and longitudes 8.00°E to 10.15°E, Jigawa State is bordered on the west by Kano and Katsina States, on the east by Bauchi and Yobe States and on the north by Katsina State and an international border with Zinder Region in the Republic of Niger.

Economic Profile: Jigawa State is largely characterized by informal sector activities with agriculture as the major economic activity. Over eighty percent (80%) of the people from this State engage in subsistence farming and animal husbandry. Food crops produced in the State include maize, millet and guinea corn. While cash crops like cotton and groundnut are also produced. There are so many industrial enterprises in the State and these industries operate mostly with raw materials produced locally. These are in form of agriculture and livestock, and so trade and commerce in the State is hinged on small and medium scale, especially in agricultural goods, livestock and other consumer goods.

Ethnic Profile: The rich cultural heritage of the people is reflected in their mode of dressing, music, dance, craftsmanship, hospitality, food processing and pattern of settlement. Hausa culture and tradition have overshadowed others but the Fulani, Mangawa, Ngizimawa and Badawa still maintain their culture and tradition in their areas of concentration.

Occupation: Arts,crafts and livestock production  play a dominant role in the socio-economic well being of the people, as it provides gainful employment, and compliment the economic life of farming families.

Local Government Area(LGAs): (27) Local Government Areas (LGAs) namely: Auyo, Babura, Biriniwa, Birnin Kudu, Buji, Dutse, Gagarawa, Garki, Gumel, Guri, Gwaram, Gwiwa, Hadejia, Jahun, Kafin Hausa, Kaugama, Kazaure, Kiri Kasama, Kiyawa, Maigatari, Malam Madori, Miga, Ringim, Roni, Sule Tankarkar, Taura and Yankwashi.

Raw Materials Distribution in Jigawa State


1 AUYO Laterite, Quartz, Trona Sorghum, Millet, Cow Pea, Date Palm Groundnut, Livestock (Hides And Skin), Onion, Tomatoes, Pepper, Wheat, Maize
2 BABURA Silica Sand, Laterite Sorghum, millet, Groundnut, Beniseed, Cowpea, Onions, Pepper
3 BIRNIN KUDU Granite, Columbite, Lead/Zinc, Cassiterite Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Mango, Groundnut, Sugarcane, Gum Arabic, Sheanut, Date Palm, Beniseed, Cow Pea, Tomatoes, Livestock (Hides and Skin).
4 BIRNIWA Wheat, Millet, Gum Arabic, Beniseed, Cowpea, Tomatoes, Pepper, Melon
5 BUJI Lead/ Zinc

Sorghum, millet, Maize, Tomatoes, Sugar cane, Livestock (Hides and Skin), Pepper.

6 DUTSE Granite, Uranium Sorghum, Millet, Mango, Groundnut, Gum Arabic, Shea nut, Date Palm, Beniseed, Beans, Bambara Nuts, Cow pea, Rice, Livestock (Hides and Skin).
7 GAGARAWA Laterite Sorghum, Millet, Groundnut, beniseed, Locust Beans, Livestock, Poultry, Tomatoes, Pepper, Bambara Nuts, Tamarin, Cow Pea


Sorghum, Millet, Beniseed, Cowpea, Bambara Nut, Gum Arabic, Groundnut
9 GUMEL Silica Sand, Kaolin, Diatomite Wheat, Sorghum, Millet, Beniseed, Groundnut , Bambara Nuts, Cowpea.
10 GURI Laterite

Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Beniseed, Groundnut, Livestock, (Hides & Skin) Tomatoes, Pepper, Wheat.

11 GWARAM Kaolin, Iron Ore, Quartz, Ball Clay, Granite, Cassiterite, Aquamarine Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Wheat, Tomatoes, Cowpea, Rice, Pepper, Sugarcane, Gum Arabic, Sheanut, Beniseed, Livestock (Hides and Skin), Groundnut, Melon.
12 GWIWA Trona Sorghum, Millet, Beniseed, Mango, Cowpea, Bagaruwa, Bambara Nut, Sweet Potatoes, Groundnut, Wheat, Red Sorrel (Zobo).
13 HADEJIA Kaolin, Trona, Diatomite Sorghum, Millet, Rice, Wheat, Gum Arabic, Melon, Tomatoes, Beniseed, Groundnut, Cowpea, Pepper.
14 JAHUN Silica Sand, Potash, Laterite, Iron Ore

Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Mango, Beniseed, Beans, Rice, Wheat, groundnut, Sugarcane, Cashew Nut, Pepper, Tomatoes.

15 KAFIN HAUSA Trona. Sorghum, Millet, Beans, Rice, Wheat, Groundnut, Pepper, Bagaruwa, Tomatoes, Onion, Livestock (Hides & Skin).
16 KAUGAMA Kaolin, Ball Clay, Silica Sand Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Beans, Rice, Wheat, Melon, Groundnut, Beniseed, Soyabeans, Cotton, Livestock.
17 KAZAURE Granite, Silica Sand, Limestone Sorghum, Millet, Neem Tree, Groundnut, Mango, Tomatoes, Pepper, Onion, Livestock (Hides & Skin), Cowpea
18 KIRI KASAMA Trona, Laterite.

Sorghum, Millet, Rice, Tomatoes, Fishery, Melon, Livestock (Hides & Skin), Gum Arabic.

19 KIYAWA Millet, Cassava, Cow Pea, Beans, Groundnut, Wheat, Date Palm, Livestock (Hides & Skin), Tomatoes, Pepper

Sorghum, Millet, Gum Arabic, Cowpea, Melon, Livestock (Hides & Skin), Tomatoes, Pepper.

21 MALAM MADURI Sorghum, Millet, Melon, Cowpea, Beans, Groundnut, Wheat, Date Palm, Livestock (Hides & Skin), Tomatoes, Pepper


Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Wheat, Mango, Livestock (Hides & Skin), Tomatoes, Pepper, Sheanut.


Ball Clay

Sorghum, Millet, Beniseed, Rice, Melon, Groundnut, Wheat, Mango, Pepper, Tomatoes, Livestock.

24 RONI Kaolin, Iron Ore, Ball Clay, Talc

Sorghum, Millet, Groundnut, Gum Arabic, Beans, Sheanut, Tomatoes, Pepper, Beniseed.

25 SULE TANKARKAR Limestone, Potash, Ball Clay, Talc Beniseed, Groundnut, Bagaruwa, Millet, Maize, Tomatoes, Onion, Pepper


Beniseed, Groundnut, Sorghum, Millet, Mango, Vegetable, Sweet Potato, Pepper, Wheat, Onion, Tomatoes.

27 YANKWASHI Beniseed, Maize, Beans, Sorghum, Millet, Wheat, Pepper, Onion, Tomatoes, Livestock (Hides and Skin).