Kano State

Kano is a federal republic of Nigeria, with its capital of Kano ( 2005), with 3,626,204 inhabitants and largest city.


The state is located in the north of the country and is bordered to the northwest by the Katsina State, in the northeast of the state of Jigawa, on the southwest by the Kaduna State and to the southeast by the state of Bauchi.


The official language of the state of Kano is English. However, Hausa is more widespread than colloquial language among the population and understood by more people of Kano.

According to the latest census, the Nigerian government of Kano State has a total population of 9,383,682 inhabitants. The credibility of this result is challenged mainly by Gani Fawehinmi, a lawyer and activist from Lagos. The state is mainly populated by the people of the Hausa. The vast majority of the population is Sunni Muslim. Therefore, Kano has officially announced the Sharia, Islamic law, introduced as a source of legislation.

Health service

Also new is the massive outbreak of diseases such as cholera and meningitis. For years, no improvement in the open drains are made, and the associated unsanitary conditions make the spread of disease advancement. Carried out by the WHO vaccinations were partially boycotted by Islamist clerics. Sometimes it is even said the population should be made ​​infertile by the United States.


The state was formed on 27 May 1967. First governor was between May 28 1967 and July 1975 Abdu Bako. Current governor since May 29, 2003 Ibrahim Shekarau.

The recent history of the city of Kano and its region is marked by violence between Christian and Muslim populations. The state has since 2000 under the Sharia. Since then, Kano is considered a center of Islamism. Non-Muslims, especially as Christians, are systematically oppressed and are exposed previously unknown threats. Also, it comes to evictions. Since 2007, Christian students at private schools must submit to the Islamic dress code and wear the veil.

Governors and Administrators

  • Audu Bako (Governor 1968-1975 )
  • Sani Bello (Governor 1975-1978 )
  • Ishaya Aboi Shekari (Governor 1978-1979 )
  • Abubakar Rimi (Governor 1979-1983 )
  • Abdu Dawakin Tofa (Governor 1983)
  • Sabo Bakin Zuwo (Governor 1983)
  • Hamza Abdullahi (Governor 1984-1985)
  • Ahmed Daku (Governor 1985-1987)
  • Mohammed Umaru (Governor 1987-1988)
  • Idris Garba (Governor 1988-1992)
  • Kabiru Gaya (Governor 1992-1993)
  • Mohammed Abdullahi Wase ( administrator 1993-1996)
  • Dominic Oneya ( administrator 1996-1998)
  • Aminu Isa Kontagora ( administrator 1998-1999)
  • Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (Governor 1999-2003)


The state is divided into 44 Local Government Areas. These are: Ajingi, Albasu, Bagwai, Bebeji, Bichi, Bunkere, Dala, Dambatta, Dawakin - Kudu, Dawakin - Tofa, Doguwa, Fagge, Gabasawa, Garko, Garum - Mallam, Gaya, Gazewa, Gwale, Gwarzo, Kabo, Kano Municipal, Karaye, Kibiya, Kiru, Kumbotso, Kunchi, Kura, Madobi, Makoda, Minjibir, Nassarawa, Rano, Rimin - Gado, Rogo, Shanono, Sumaila, Takai, Tarauni, Tofa, Tsanyawa, Tudun - Wada, Ungongo, Warawa and Wudil.


Major industries of the state are the trade and agriculture. There are harvested peanuts and minerals mined. In total, more than three million hectares of land are cultivated. In the State there are dozens of dams. Among Challawa Gorge and Tiga Dam, two of the most ambitious irrigation projects in West Africa. These allow a year-round cultivation of the soil.


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  • State (Nigeria )
  • Kano ( state )