Sokoto State (The Seat of the Caliphate)
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal
Alhaji Mannir Dan’Iya
Creation: Created February 3, 1976. It was carved out of the then North Western State.
Major Cities: Makwa, Balle Illela, Wamako Gada, Sabon Birni, Goronyo.
Geographic Profile: Sokoto State is in the dry Sahel, surrounded by sandy savannah and isolated hills with an annual average temperature of 28.3 °C (82.9 °F).
Economic Profile: The region’s lifeline for growing crops is the floodplains of the Sokoto-Rima river system which are covered with rich alluvial soil. For the rest, the general dryness of the region allows for few crops, millet perhaps being the most abundant, complemented by rice, corn, other cereals and beans. Apart from tomatoes, few vegetables grow in the region
Occupation: Agriculture is the predominant occupation of the people.
Ethnic Profile: Sokoto State is mainly populated by Hausa people. Most Sokoto State residents are Sunni Muslims, with a Shia minority.
Local Government Areas (23 LGAs): Binji, Bodinga, Dange Shuni, Gada, Goronyo, Gudu, Gwadabawa, Illela, Isa, Kebbe, Kware, Rabah, Sabon Birni, Shagari, Silame, Sokoto North, Sokoto South, Tambuwal, Tangaza, Tureta, Wamako, Wurno,Yabo.
Raw Materials Distribution in Sokoto State
|S/N||LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA||MINERAL RAW MATERIALS||AGRO RAW MATERIALS|
|1||BODINGA||Limestone, Phosphate, Gypsum||
Onion, Tomatoes, Millet, Cowpea, Maize, Livestock, Hides & Skin, Spices, Vegetables.
|2||DANGE- SHUNI||Phosphate, Gypsum, Limestone, Kaolin||
Millet, Cowpea, Locust Beans, Bagaruwa (Acacia Nilotica), Kenaf, Hides & Skin, Livestock, Vegetable.
|3||GADA||Kaolin, Gypsum, Ball Clay, Phosphate||
Wheat, Maize, Sweet Potatoes, Cowpea, Kenaf, Onion, Livestock, Hides & Skin, Tomatoes, Pepper.
|4||GORONYO||Kaolin, Ball Clay, Gypsum, Phosphate||Wheat, Maize, Millet, Vegetables, Fishery, Rice, Onions, Spices, Hides & Skin, Livestock, Kenaf, Tomatoes|
Millet, Groundnut, Beans, Bagaruwa, Gum Arabic, Kenaf, Hides & Skin, Livestock, Spices, Tomatoes.
|6||GWADABAWA||Salt, Lakes, Kaolin, Ball Clay||Bagaruwa, Millet, Cowpea, Onion, Carrot, Rice Sugar Cane, Gum Arabic, Garlic, Livestock, Vegetables, Wheat, Maize, Fishery|
|7||ILLELA||Potash, Kaolin, Ball Clay||
Millet, Cowpea, Hides & Skin, Fishery, Bagaruwa, Maize, Rice, Wheat, Livestock, Vegetable.
|Tobacco, Millet, Guinea Corn, Beans, Groundnut, Bagaruwa, Hides & Skin, Livestock, Tomatoes, Vegetable|
Guinea Corn, Maize, Millet, Beans, Sugar Cane, Gum Arabic, Mango, Spices, Vegetables
|10||KWARE||Gypsum, Limestone, Phosphate||Millet, Beans, Onions, Tomatoes, Rice, Spice, Bagaruwa, Tobacco, Hides & Skin, Livestock, Vegetable.|
|11||RABAH||Gypsum, Phosphate||Millet, Groundnut, Guinea Corn, Beans, Tomatoes, Mango, Rice, Gum Arabic, Kenaf, Spices, Vegetable. Livestock, Sweet Potatoes|
|12||SABO BIRNI||Silica Sand, Ball Clay, Gypsum||Guinea Corn, Millet, Groundnut, Beans, Hides & Skin, livestock, Kenaf, Bagaruwa, Locust Beans, Tomatoes, Vegetable, Spices|
|13||SHAGARI||Gypsum, Phosphate||Beans, Groundnut, Sorghum, Millet, Tomatoes, Mango, Potato (Sweet), Pepper, Onion, Livestock, Vegetables.|
|14||SILAME||Ball Clay, Silica Sand||Fishery, Gum Arabic, Bagaruwa, Millet, Rice, Hides & Skin, Livestock, Vegetable|
|15||SOKOTO NORTH||Laterite, Limestone, Kaolin, Phosphate, Silica Sand||Millet, Beans, Carrot, Tomatoes, Hides & Skin, Livestock, Vegetables|
|16||SOKOTO SOUTH||Laterite, Limestone, Kaolin.||Millet, Beans, Hides & Skin, Tomatoes, Livestock, Vegetable|
|17||TAMBUWAL||Kaolin, Ball Clay, Granite||Sugar Cane, Beans, Millet, Bagaruwa, Groundnut, Tomatoes, Onions, Kenaf, Maize, Hides & Skin, Livestock|
|18||TANGAZA||Laterite, Kaolin||Millet, Groundnut, Beans, Bagaruwa, Gum Arabic, Kenaf, Hides & Skin, Livestock, Tomatoes, Spices, Vegetable|
|Guinea Corn, Millet, Locust Beans, Mango, Cowpea|
|20||WAMAKKO||Kaolin, Limestone, Ball Clay, Silica Sand||Millet, Rice, Onion, Tomatoes, Carrot, Garden Egg, Cabbage, Tobacco, Sugar Cone, Spices, Beans, Vegetables, Livestock|
|21||WURNO||Ball Clay, Phosphate, Silica Sand, Gypsum||Rice, Beans, Wheat, Tomatoes, Okro, Spices, Potato (Sweet), Gum Arabic, Kenaf, Garlic, Bagaruwa, Hides & Skin, Livestock, Vegetables|
|22||YABO||Phosphate.||Millet, Groundnut, Acacia Nilotica, Tomatoes, Sugar Cane, Cowpea, Hides & Skin, Livestock, Vegetables.|