Sokoto state

Sokoto State (The Seat of the Caliphate)

 Executive Governor


Aminu Waziri Tambuwal


Deputy Governor

Alhaji Mannir Dan’Iya

Creation: Created February 3, 1976.  It was carved out of the then North Western State.

Capital: Sokoto

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

                                                                     SOKOTO STATE
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
5 GUDU Kaolin, Laterite

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

Ball Clay.

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.