History of Jigawa State Nigeria

Jigawa State was formed on the 27th of August 1991, during the Military reign of General Ibrahim Babangida when he declared the creating of nine more states. The capital of Jigawa State is Dutse, and it’s nicknamed “New World”. This State is part of the North-central states in Nigeria. The state was carved out of the old Kano state and it has boundaries with Bauchi –East, Kano and Katsina –West, Yola – North East and Niger Republic – North.

 Ethnic Group

People in this state speak Hausa language most often as their major language but there are also other tribes which includes;The Fulani, , Kanuri, Badawa , Mangawa, and Angas. Jigawa state people are about 90% Islam with the rest 10% either Christians or other religions. .

Local Government Areas

  • Auyo
  • Miga
  • Birniwa Kudu
  • Guri
  • Hadejia
  • Kaugama
  • Kafin Hausa
  • Kiri Kasama
  • Malam Madori
  • Birinin Kudu
  • Buji
  • Dutse
  • Gwaram
  • Kiyawa
  • Jahun
  • Babura
  • Gagarawa
  • Garki
  • Gwiwa
  • Kazaure
  • Maigatari
  • Roni
  • Ringim
  • Sule Tanarkar
  • Taura
  • Yankwashi
  • Gumel

Jigawa State Population

According to the 2006 National Census, Jigawa state was said to have about   – 4,361,002 people.
Area – 23,154km, square, (8,940 sq mi)

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Well Known Towns

  • Auyo
  • Babura
  • Biriniwa
  • Birin Kudu, Buji,
  • Duste
  • Gagarawa
  • Garki

Economy

Jigawa State is abundantly  blessed with different resources for livelihood, such as ; Mineral resources like Kaolin, Tourmaline, Marl Stones, potash, solice, iron Ore, copper, gold, White quartz, refractory clay, antimony.  In Agricultural aspect, they are mostly into farming and rearing of Cattles. Farm products such as; millet, maize, cash crops (cotton, Groundnut), Guinea corn are sold to boost the economy of the state. Industrial companies are available too for manufacturing raw materials in the State.

Wards in Jigawa State

Jigawa State has a total of 287 Wards. They are;

  • Abalago
  • Abaya
  • Abunabo
  • Achilafiya
  • Adiyani
  • Ahoto
  • Ajaura
  • Albasu
  • Amanga
  • Amaryawa
  • Andaza
  • Arbus
  • Arki
  • Askandu
  • Atafi
  • Aujara
  • Aujara
  • Auyakayi
  • Auyo
  • Ayama
  • Ayan
  • Ba’auzini
  • Babura
  • Baikarya
  • Balangu
  • Balarabe
  • Baragumi
  • Basirka
  • Batali
  • Batu
  • Baturiya
  • Belas
  • Birinin Kudu
  • Birniwa
  • Buduru
  • Buji
  • Buntusu
  • Chai-chai
  • Chakwaikwaiwa
  • Chamo
  • Chukuto
  • Churbun
  • Daba
  • Dabaza
  • Dabi
  • Dabi
  • Dakaiyawa
  • Dabuwaran
  • Danama
  • Dandi
  • Dangwaleri
  • Dangwanki
  • Dangyatin
  • Dankumbo
  • Danladi
  • Dansure
  • Dantanoma
  • Danzomo
  • Darina
  • Dawa
  • Dawan-gawo
  • Diginsa
  • Dingaya
  • Doko
  • Doleri
  • Dorawa
  • Dubantu
  • Dumadumin Toka
  • Dunari
  • Dundubus
  • Duru
  • F/yamma
  • Fagam
  • Fagi
  • Fake
  • Falageri
  • Fandum
  • Fara
  • Farin Duste
  • Fateka Akurya
  • Fulata
  • Gada
  • Gafaya
  • Gagarawa Gari
  • Gagarawa tasha
  • Gagulmari
  • Galadi
  • Galagamma
  • Gamafoi
  • Gamsarka
  • Gangawa
  • Gantsa
  • Garbagal
  • Garin Alhaji Barka
  • Garin Chiroma
  • Garin Gabas
  • Garin Gambo
  • Garki
  • Garko
  • Garu
  • Gasakoli
  • Gatafa
  • Gauza Tazara
  • Gayin
  • Gora
  • Gujungu
  • Gunka
  • Guntai
  • Guri
  • Gurjiya
  • Guruduba
  • Gusau
  • Gwaram Tsohuwa
  • Gwarta
  • Gwarzon Garki
  • Gwiwa
  • Hadin
  • Hammado
  • Hantsu
  • Harbor
  • Harbor Sabuwa
  • Harbor Tsohuwa
  • Idanuna
  • Insharuwa
  • Ja’e
  • Jabarna
  • Jabo
  • Jahun
  • Jajeri
  • Jarkasa
  • Jeke
  • Jigawa
  • Jigawar Tsada
  • Jrima
  • k/Lelen Kudu
  • Kachallari
  • Kachi
  • Kadira
  • Kafin Babushe
  • Kafin Hause
  • Kafur
  • Kale
  • Kangire
  • Kanti
  • Kantoga
  • Kanwa
  • Kanya
  • Kanya
  • Karanka
  • Kargo
  • Karkarnka
  • Karnaya
  • Karshi
  • Kasuwar Kofa
  • Kasuwar Kuda
  • Katanga
  • Katuka
  • Kaugama
  • Kawaya
  • Kazalewa
  • Kazura
  • Kila
  • Kiri
  • Kirika Samma
  • Kiyako
  • Kiyawa
  • Kofar Arewa
  • Kofar Yamma
  • Korayel
  • Kore
  • Kore Balatu
  • Koya
  • Kuda
  • Kudai
  • Kukayasku
  • Kukuma
  • Kuzunzumi
  • Kwaita
  • Kwalam
  • Kwanda
  • Kwandiko
  • Kwangwara
  • Kyambo
  • Kyarama
  • Lafiya
  • Lafiya
  • Limawa
  • Machinamari
  • Madabe
  • Madobi
  • Madachi
  • Madaka
  • Madana
  • Maiaduwa
  • Maiaduwa Arewa
  • Maigatari Kudu
  • Maikilili
  • Maira kumi-Bara Musa
  • Majawa
  • Maje
  • Maje
  • Majema
  • Majiya
  • Maka Ddari
  • Malam madori
  • Maradawa
  • Margadu
  • Marke
  • Maram
  • Maruta
  • Matamu
  • Matara Baba
  • Matoya
  • Matsaro
  • Medu
  • Mezan
  • Miga
  • Muku
  • Musari
  • Nguwa
  • Rafin marke
  • Ringim
  • Roni
  • Rorau
  • Ruba
  • Rumfa
  • S/garin Yaya
  • Sabaru
  • Sabon Gari Takanebu
  • Sabon Garu
  • Sakwaya
  • Sankara
  • Sankau
  • Sansani
  • Sara
  • Sarawa
  • Shabaru
  • Shafe
  • Shaiye
  • Sintilmawa
  • Siyori
  • Sule-Tankarkar
  • Sundimina
  • Surko
  • Tagwaro
  • Takatsaba
  • Takwasa
  • Tarabu
  • Tashena
  • Taura
  • Tofa
  • Tonikutara
  • Tsakuwawa
  • Tsangarwa
  • Tsheguwa
  • Tsidir
  • Tsurma
  • Tunas
  • Turbus
  • Unguwar Arewa
  • Unguwar Gabas
  • Unguwar Jibrin
  • Unguwar Yamma
  • Unguwar “ya
  • Unik
  • Wurno
  • Y/tukur
  • Yalawa
  • Yalo
  • Yalawa
  • Yalo
  • Yalwan Damai
  • Yandamo
  • Yanduna
  • Yandutse
  • Yankoli
  • Yanzaki
  • Yayari
  • Yola
  • Zago
  • Zandan Nagogo
  • Zango
  • Zarada
  • Zareku
  • Zaumar Sainawa
  • Zunbumba
  • Zuagi

Federal Constituencies in Jigawa State

Jigawa State has eleven Federal Constituencies

  • Babura/garki
  • Birnin Kudu/ Buji
  • Birniwa/guri/Kirika Samma
  • Dutse/Kiyawa
  • Gumel/maigatari/Sule Tankarkar/gagarawa
  • Gagarawa
  • Gwaram
  • Hadejia/Kafin Hausa
  • Jahun/Miga
  • Kazaure/Roni/Gwiwa/Yankwashi
  • Mallam Madori/Kaugama

Zones in Jigawa State

There are mainly three senatorial Districts in the state; they are; Jigawa North East, Jigawa North West and Jigawa South West.

Jigawa North East senatorial zone: This Zone has eight local Government Areas under it, which are;

  • Auyo
  • Birniwa
  • Guri
  • Hadejia
  • Kaugama
  • Kafin Hausa
  • Kiri Kasama
  • Malam Madori

Jigawa South West senatorial Zone:  This Zone has seven local Governments, and they are,

  • Birinin Kudu
  • Buji
  • Dutse
  • Gwaram
  • Kiyawa
  • Jahun
  • Miga

Jigawa North West senatorial Zone: This zone has twelve local Governments which are;

  • Babura
  • Gagarawa
  • Garki
  • Gwiwa
  • Kazaure
  • Maigatari
  • Roni
  • Ringim
  • Sule Tanarkar
  • Taura
  • Yankwashi
  • Gumel

Interesting Places to Visit

  • Hadejia wetlands
  • Gwaram Forest Reserves
  • Wawan rafi Lake Kazaure
  • Birnin Kudu Rock Painting
  • Harbo fishing place
  • Dabar Magini Bird’s Sanctuary Guri
  • Maitumbi Tomb Hadejia
  • Emir’s Place Hadeijia
  • Duste Rock Range
  • Sallah Festivals

The Government of Jigawa State

Jigawa State Government has three Arms of Government:

  • The Executive Arm
  • The Legislative Arm
  • The Judicial Arm

The Executive Arm of Jigawa State:  This Arm is headed by the State governor assisted by the commissioners who the governor appoints to head different departments of the State. BADARU ABUBAKAR is the present governor of Jigawa State.

The Legislative Arm of Jigawa State This is the State house of Assembly in Jigawa State. It is made up of 30 members voted by the people of the 30 constituencies in the State. ISA IDRIS is the present speaker of the State house of Assembly.

The Judicial Arm of Jigawa State: This Arm of the State is headed by the chief judge of the State to ensure justice in all areas.  Justice AMINU RINGIM is the present chief Judge of Jigawa State.

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