Jigawa is a state of Nigeria, with its capital Dutse, Hadejia is the largest city with 110 761 inhabitants ( 2005).
The state is located in the north of the country, bordered to the north by the Republic of Niger, on the northwest by the Katsina State, on the northeast by the Yobe State, in the south and east by the Bauchi state and to the west by the state of Kano. The state is located in the Nigerian part of the Chad basin and is crossed by the headwaters of the Komadugu Yobe, the Hadeija and Jama'are. At the height of the village Hadeija the Kafin Hausa branches off from Hadeija from and flows parallel to it, to begin at the western foothills of the Hadejia - Nguru wetlands. Meanwhile, lying in the state sector, the Baturiya Wetlands forms Game Reserve, a wetland of international importance, and since 2008 a protected area of the Ramsar Convention.
The state was formed on August 27, 1991 from a part of the state of Kano. First administrator was between August 28th 1991 and January 1992 Olayinka Sule.
Current governor since May 29, 1999 Saminu Turaki. Under him, the Sharia was introduced as a main source of legislation.
Governors and Administrators
- Olayinka Sule ( administrator 1991-1992)
- Ali Sa'ad Birnin - Kudu (Governor 1992-1993)
- J. Aliyu ( administrator 1993-1996)
- R. A. Shekani ( administrator 1996-1998)
- Abubakar Maimalari ( administrator 1998-1999)
The state is divided into 27 Local Government Areas.
These are: Auyo, Babura, Biriniwa, Birnin Kudu, Buji, Dutse, Gagarawa, Garki, Gumel, Guri, Gwaram, Gwiwa, Hadejia, Jahun, Kafin - Hausa, Kazaure, Kiri Kasama, Kiyawa, Kuagama, Maigatari, Malam - Maduri, Miga, Ringim, Roni, Sule Tankakar, Taura and Yankwashi.
The main industry in Jigawa is agriculture. About 90 percent of the working population are employed in it.
Are located on mineral resources in the state of kaolin, tourmaline, amethyst, marl stones, potash, iron ore, copper, gold, white quartz, clay and antimony.
Abia | Adamawa | Akwa Ibom | Anambra | Bauchi | Bayelsa | Benue | Borno | Cross River | Delta | Ebonyi | Edo | Ekiti | Enugu | Gombe | Imo | Jigawa | Kaduna | Kano | Katsina | Kebbi | Kogi | Kwara | Lagos | Nassarawa | Niger | Ogun | Ondo | Osun | Oyo | plateau | Rivers | Sokoto | Taraba | Yobe | Zamfara Federal Capital Territory
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