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Dikko Umar Radda

Executive Governor

Faruq Lawal Jobe

Deputy Governor


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.


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.



Major Cities

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 Govt Areas
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.