Katsina State (Home of Hospitality)
Aminu Bello Masari
Alhaji Mannir Yakubu
Creation: Katsina State was formed from part of Kaduna State in 1987.
Major Cities: Katsina, Funtua, Mahumfashi, Daura, Runka, Bakori Dutsinma, Zango, Wagini.
Geographic Profile: Covering a total land mass of 24,192km, Katsina State is bounded in the east by Kano and Jigawa States, in the south by Kaduna State, in the west by Zamfara State and in the north by Niger Republic. Katsina State forms part of the extensive plains known as the High Plains of Hausaland.
Economic Profile: The State has no problem of urban primacy. The urban, semi urban locations and nodal villages which more or less approximate to the present headquarters of the thirty-four local government areas are evenly spread and are surrounded by other rural settlements. These two types of settlements form close knit economic, cultural, administrative and historical inter-relationships. Furthermore, each has a fairly long historical link with Katsina city which has subsequently served as the headquarters of Katsina Emirate, then of Katsina Province, and now the capital of Katsina State.
Occupation: The working population of the people in Katsina State are farmers and cattle rearers with rich cultural values and are highly regarded for their honesty, hard-work and hospitality.
Ethnic Profile: Katsina is a predominantly Hausa Fulani State. Most people speak only Hausa. A great majority of the people are settled cultivators and traders. But there are a considerable number of nomadic cattle Fulanis, whose males rear livestock, while the females hawk locally prepared fermented milk in towns and villages.
Local Government Areas ( 34 LGAs): Bakori, Batagarawa, Batsari, Baure, Bindawa, Charanchi, Dan, Musa, Dandume, Danja, Daura, Dutsi, Dutsin Ma, Faskari, Funtua, Ingawa, Jibia, Kafur, Kaita, Kankara, Kankia, Katsina, Kurfi, Kusada, Mai’Adua, Malumfashi, Mani, Mashi, Matazu, Musawa, Rimi, Sabuwa, Safana, Sandamu, Zango.
Raw Materials Distribution in Katsina State
|S/N||LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA||MINERAL RAW MATERIALS||AGRO RAW MATERIALS|
|Sorghum, Millet, Wheat, Onion, groundnut, Vegetables, Cow pea, Neem Tree, Sorrel, Hides & Skin, Fruits (Mango).|
|2||BATSARI||Kaolin, Feldspar, Mica, Gold, Gypsum, Silimanite||Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Groundnut, Cowpea, Cotton, Pepper, Sweet Potato, Mango, Neem Tree.|
|3||BAURE||Silica Sand||Sorghum, Millet, Cowpea, Groundnut, Hide And Skin|
|4||BINDAWA||Laterite, Iron- Ore, Iron Oxide||Sorghum, Millet, Groundnut, Cowpea, Cotton|
|5||CHARANCHI||Sorghum, Millet, Cotton, Cowpea, Mango, Hides & Skin|
|6||DANDUME||Amethyst, Emerald, Aquamarine||Maize, Sorghum, Rice, Cotton, Mango, Soya Beans, Sheanut, Sugarcane, Coco yam, Pumpkin, Cowpea, Mango, Sweet Potato|
|7||DANJA||Manganese, Kaolin||Maize, Sorghum, Cotton, Rice, Soya Beans, Sheanut, Sugarcane, Coco yam, Pumpkin, Cowpea, Mango|
|8||DANMUSA||Kaolin||Sorghum, Millet, Cowpea, Cotton, Groundnut, Maize, Hide & Skin|
|9||DAURA||Granite, Uranium||Millet, Sorghum, Groundnut, Wheat, Mango, Vegetable, Red Sorrel, Cowpea|
|10||DUTSI||Sorghum, Millet, Groundnut, Cowpea, Hides & Skin|
|11||DUTSIN–MA||Kaolin, Iron- Ore, Graphite||Sorghum, Millet, Cotton, Onions, Vegetable, Cowpea, Groundnut, Hides & Skin|
Gold, Laterite, Mica, Emerald, Black Tourmaline, Sapphire, Mica, Asbestos, Granite.
Maize, Sorghum, Rice, Soyabeans, Groundnut, Sweet potato, Cowpea, Sheanut, Sugarcane, Cotton.
Chromite, Manganese, Ball Clay, Laterite, Emerald, Amethyst, Topaz, Aquamarine.
|Maize, Sorghum, Cotton, Rice, Wheat, Soyabeans, Groundnut, Pepper, Sheanut, Potato (Sweet & Irish), Yam, Sugarcane, Coco yam, Cowpea|
|14||INGAWA||Red Iron Oxide, Kaolin, Talc, Granite, Quartz, Laterite, Mica||Sorghum, Millet, Cowpea, mango, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits), Neem Tree, Cotton|
|15||JIBIA||Quartz, Amethyst, Silimanite, Granite, Aquamarine||
Sorghum, Millet, Cowpea, Onions, Groundnut, Vegetable, Sorrel, Tomatoes, Potato, Hides & Skin.
Maize, Sorghum, Wheat, Sugarcane, Cotton, Rice, Sweet potato, Mango, Cowpea, Sheanut.
Sorghum, Millet, Cowpea, Onions, Groundnut, Vegetable, Sorrel, Wheat, Pepper, Hides & Skin.
|18||KANKARA||Kaolin, Red Iron Oxide, Graphite, Feldspar||Maize, Sorghum, Cotton, Pepper, Wheat, Millet, Vegetables, Soyabeans, Sheanut|
|19||KANKIA||Quartz, Iron Ore, Kaolin||Sorghum, Millet, Cowpea, Groundnut, Cotton, Neem Tree, Mango|
|20||KATSINA||Red Iron Oxide, Potash, Laterite||Millet, Sorghum, Cowpea, Wheat, Groundnut, Hides & Skin, Vegetables, Pepper, Sorrel (Zobo& Fruits), Onions|
|21||KURFI||Quartz, Tourmaline, Feldspar, Granite||Sorghum, Millet, Cowpea, Maize, Cotton, Groundnut, Pepper, Sweet Potato|
Sorghum, Millet, Groundnut, Cowpea, Cotton, Hides & Skin.
Sorghum, Millet, Pepper, Cowpea, Vegetables, Groundnut, Sorrel, Neem Tree
|24||MALUMFASHI||Kaolin, Gold, Laterite||
Sugarcane, Tomatoes, Maize, Millet, Cowpea, Cotton, Groundnut, Pepper, Wheat, Onion, Vegetables, Rice, Mango, Soya beans
Sorghum, Millet, Cowpea, Vegetables, Wheat, Groundnut, Livestock
Sorghum, Neem Tree, Millet, Cowpea, Groundnut, Livestock
Maize, Millet, Cowpea, Pepper, Cotton, Sheanut, sorghum, Groundnut
Sorghum, Millet, Groundnut, Pepper, Mango, Livestock, Neem Tree
|29||SABUWA||Quartz, Gold, Amethyst, Emerald, Topaz, Aquamarine||
Maize, Sorghum, Rice, Cotton, Soyabeans Yam, Sugarcane, Groundnut, Pepper, Coco yam, Sweet Potato, Sheanut, Cowpea, Mango
|30||SAFANA||Kaolin, Feldspar, Gold, Silimanite, Mica||
Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Cotton, pepper, Groundnut, Sweet Potato, Sugarcane, Vegetables, Red Sorrel, Hides & Skin.
Sorghum, Millet, Cowpea, Groundnut, Beniseed, Hides & Skin
|32||ZANGO||Uranium, Silica Sand, Granite, Laterite||
Sorghum, Millet, Groundnut, Cowpea, Beniseed, Neem Tree, Sorrel, Vegetables, Mango.