Zamfara State

Zamfara State (Home of Agricultural Products)

Executive Governor

Bello Matawalle

Deputy Governor

Mallhdi Aliyu Gusau

Creation: Created on October 1, 1996

Capital: Gusau

Major Cities: Gusua, Talata Mafara, Anka, Kaura Namoda, Shinkafi

Geographic Profile: Zamfara state covers a total area of 39,762 km2 (15,352 sq mi) and has a total population of 3,278,873 as at the 2006 census. With an average population density of 82/km2 (213/sq mi) and a total GDP (2010) of $4,123 Million, at $1,237 Per Capita.

Ethnic Profile: With an area of 38,418 square kilometres, Zamfara State is bordered in the North by Niger Republic, to the South by Kaduna State. In the east it is bordered by Katsina State and to the West by Sokoto and Niger States.

Economic Profile: Agriculture is the major occupation of the people of the state. Every community is proud of engaging in farming because that is their main source of income. In 2009, artisanal gold mining became an important source of income in Zamfara State as worldwide gold prices rose dramatically.

Occupation: The state is basically an agricultural state with over 80 percent of the people engaged in various forms of agriculture. Major agricultural products include millet, guinea corn, maize, rice, groundnut, cotton, tobacco and beans.

Local Government Area(LGAs): Anka,  Bakura, Birnin Magaji/Kiyaw, Bukkuyum, Bungudu, Chafe, Gummi, Gusau, Kaura Namoda, Maradun, Maru, Shinkafi, Talata Mafara, Zurmi.

Raw Materials Distribution in Zamfara State

                                                                     ZAMFARA STATE
1 ANKA Alluvial Gold, Granite, Chromite, Charnockite Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Cotton, Groundnut, Sheanut, Cowpea, Beans, Mango, Rice, Cassava, Spices, Fishery, poultry, Cattle, Sheep, Goat, Camel.
2 BAKURA Ball clay. Guinea Corn, Maize, Millet, Rice, Mango, Locust Beans, Fishery, Cow pea, Sugar cane, Livestock, Hides & Skin, Sheanut
3 BIRNI –MAGAJI Gold, Ball Clay Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Beans, Mango, Poultry, Fishery, Livestock, Cotton, Groundnut.
4 BUKKUYUM Mica, Granite, Silica Sand, Alluvial Gold, Quartz Maize, Millet, Guinea Corn, Cow pea, groundnut, Kenaf, Locust Beans, Hides & Skin, Gum Arabic, Livestock, Honey
5 BUNGUDU Granite Cotton, Millet, Groundnut, Sorghum, Maize, Cowpea, Locust Beans, Hides & Skin, Livestock, Vegetables.
6 GUMMI Calabash, Guinea Corn, Millet, Cowpea, Rice, Sugarcane, Maize, Tomatoes, Locust Beans, Hides & Skin, Livestock, Vegetable
7 GUSAU Feldspar, Granite Guinea Corn, Millet, Maize, Cowpea, Cotton, Groundnut, Tomatoes, Locust, Beans, Hides & Skin, Livestock, Vegetable
8 KAURA –NAMODA Gold, Granite Guinea Corn, Millet, Maize, Cotton, Locust Beans, Tobacco, Hides & Skin, Mango, Fishery, Livestock, Vegetable

Ball Clay, Granite

Guinea Corn, Millet, Maize, Beans, Mango, Poultry, Fishery Livestock, Cassava, Tomatoes, Sheanut.
10 MARU Gold, Granite, Chromite Guinea Corn, Maize, Millet, Cotton, Groundnut, Sheanut, Cowpea, Poultry, Fishery, Livestock, Vegetable.
11 SHINKAFI Granite : Rice, Maize, Wheat, Fishery, Beans, Groundnut, Guinea Corn, Tomatoes, Cassava, Millet, Potato, Sugarcane, Hides & Skin, Sorghum, Mango, Livestock, Vegetable
12 TALATA –MAFARA Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Beans, Mango, Rice, Wheat, Groundnut, Guinea Corn, Tomatoes, Cassava, Millet, Poultry, Fishery, Cattle, Sheep, Goat, Camel
13 TSAFE Granite, Gold, Gemstone Guinea Corn, Maize, Millet, Cowpea, Cotton, Groundnut, Locust, Beans, Bagaruwa, Gum Arabic, Hides &Skin, Spices, Vegetable
14 ZURMI Kaolin, Feldspar Maize, Cotton, Hides & Skin, Guinea Corn, Millet, Livestock Vegetable