History of Kebbi State Nigeria

Kebbi state is one of the 36 states in Nigeria situated in the north western part of the country. The capital of the state is Birnin Kebbi and its slogan is “Land of Equity”. Kebbi state shares borders with other northern state such as Zamfara state to the east, Sokoto state to the north, Niger state to the south and the republic of Niger to the west. It is divided into 21 local government areas, 35 districts and four emirates councils namely: Argungu, Gwandu, Yauri and Zuru.

History of Kebbi State

Kebbi State came into existence on the 27th of August 1991. The State was carved out of the old Sokoto state by General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (Military Government). This was as a result of the old Sokoto state being one of the largest state in terms of land area, was too large for meaningful development and easy administrations. Kebbi State is considered to be owned by the Banza Bakwai states of Hausa Land. Based on current research on local oral traditions and the King lists on the Kebbi Archives, this State  was discovered towards 600BCE by defeated refugees of the Assyrian empire conquered by Babylonian and Median forces in 612 BCE.

Ethnic group of Kebbi State

Hausa language is the major language spoken in almost all the areas of Kebbi State. Religion Aspect, Muslims are in majority, while Christians and traditional worshippers are minor. There are various types of Tribes, these includes the following; Bangawa, Dukawa, Dakerkaris, Dandawa, Fakkawa, Fulanis, Hausa, Gungawa, Kabawa, Kambaris

Kebbi State Population

According to the National Census of 2006, Kebbi state was recorded to have about 3,256,541 people living in it.
Area – 36,800km²

Kebbi State Map

kebbi State map

Local Government Areas in Kebbi State

Birnin Kebbi                         Yauri                          Sukaba

Dandi                                     Zuru                           Danko/Wasugu

Koko Besse                           Kalgo                          Bagudo

Maiyama                              Suru                           Arewa-Dandi

Gwandu                                Bunza                        Argungu

Ngaski                                    Aliero                         Augie

Shanga                                  Jega                            Fakai

Major Towns in Kebbi State

  • Argungu
  • Birnin-Kebbi
  • Yelwa

 Wards in Kebbi State 

LGAsWards
AlieroAliero Dangaladima i, Aliero Dangaladima ii, Aliero S.Fada i

Aliero S/Fada ii, Danwarai, Jiga Birni, Jiga Makera, Kashin Zama, Rafin Bauna, Sabiyal

Birnin KebbiAmbrusa, Makera, Birnin Kebbi  Gawasu,Dangaladima, Laga, Birnin Kebbi Mafara, Godongaji, Gulumbe, Kardi/Yamama, Kola/Tarasa, Maurida/Karyo/Ung Mijin-nana, Nassarawa-i, Nassarawa –ii, Ujariyo, Zauro
BunzaBunza Dangaladima, Bunza Marafa, Gwade, Maidahni, Raha,Sabon Birni, Salwai, Tilli/Hilema, Tunga, Zogrima
GwanduCheburu/Bada, Dalijan,Dodoru, Gulmare, Gwandu Marafa, Gwandu Sarkin Fawa, Kambaza, Malisa, Maruda, Masama Kwasgara
Koko-BesseBesse, Dada/Alelu, Dustin Mari/Dulmeru, IIIela/Sabon Gari, Jadadi, Koko Fircin,Koko Magaji, Madacci/Firini,Lani/Manyan/Tafukka/Shiba, Zariya Kalakala/Amiru, Takware,Maikwari/Karamar/Damba/Bakoshi,
KalgoBadariya/Magarza, Dangoma/Gayi, Diggi, Etene,Kalgo,Kuka,Mutubari,Nayilwa,Wurogauri, Zuguru
-MaiyamaAndarai/Kurunkwu/Zongun, Liba,Giwa Tazo/Zara, Gumbin- Kure,Karaye/Dogondaji Maiyama,Kwara/Sabon, Sara/Yarkamba, Kuben Rigidiga, Liba/Danwa/Kuka  Kogo, Mungadi/Botoro, Sambawam/Mayalo, Sarandosa Gubba
SuruAljnnare,Bakuwai,Bandan,Barbarejo, Ginga, Suru,Dakingari,Danya/shema,Dendane,Giro, Kwaifa
Arewa-DandiBiu,Chibike,Daura/Sakkwabe, Jarkuka,Falde, Feske/Jaffeji, Gorun Dikko, Gumumdai/Rafin,Laima/Jantullu, Sarke/Dantsoho,Yeldu
DandiBani Zumbu, Dolekaina,Fana,Kamba/Kamba ,Geza, Maigwaza,Maihausawa,Shiko, Kwakkwaba,Kyangakwai,
ArgunguAlwasa/Gotomo,Dikko,Felande,Galadima,Gulma,Gwazange/Kisawa/Ugyaga,Kokani north,kokai south,Lailaba,Sauwa/Kaurar Sani, Tungar,Zazzagawa/Rumbuki/Sarkawa
BagudoBagudo,/Tuga,Bani/Tsamiya/Kali,Lolo/Girls,kende/Kurgu,Bahindi/Boki-doma,IIIo/Sabon Gari/Yantau,Kaoje/Gwamba,Lafagu/Gante,Matsinka/Geza,Sharabi/Kwanguwai, Zagga/Kwasara
AugieAugie north, Augie south,Bagaye Mera,Bayawa South, Bayawa north, Birnin Tudu/Gudale,Bubce, Tiggi/Awade, Yola, Dundaye/Kwaido/Zagi /IIIela
JegaAlelu/Gehuru, Dangamaji, Jega Kokani,Jega Magaji ’a’,Dunbegu/Bausara,Gindi/Nassarawa/Kyarmi/Galbi, Jandutsi/Birnin Malam,Jega Firchin, Jega Magaji ‘b’,Katanga/Fagada,Kimba
FakaiBajida,Bangu/Garinisa,Birnin Tudu, Fakai/Zussan, Gulbin Kuka/Maijarhula ,Kangi, Mahuta,Mararfa,Inga(bulu)Maikende, Penin Amana/Penin Gaba
NgaskiBirnin Yaruri, Garin Baka/Makarin, Kwakwaran Kambuwa/Danmaraya, Libata/Kwangia, Makawa Uleria, Ngaski,Utono/Hoge, Wara
SakabaAdai,Dankolo,Doka/Bere, Fada,Gelwasa,Janbirni,Makuku,Maza/Maza,Sakaba,Tudun Kuka
Danko/WasaguAku,Bena,Dan Umaru/Mairairai, Gwanfi/Kele Danko/Maga,Kanya,Kyabu/Kandu,Ribah/Machika,Waje,Wasagu,Yalmo/Shindi
YauriChulu/Koma,Gungun Sarki,Jijima,Tondi,Yelwa central, Yelwa north, Yelwa south, Yelwa west, Yelwa east,Zamare
ZuruBedi,Ciroman dabai,Isgogo/Dago,Manga/Ushe, Rafin Zuru,Rikoto,Rumu/Daben/Seme,Senchi,Tadurga,odi
Local Government AreasWards
MaiduguriBolori i, Bolori ii, Bulablin, Fezzan, Gamboru Liberty, Gwange i, Gwange ii, Gwange iii, Hausari/Zango, Lamisula/Jabba Mari, Limanti, Mafoni, Maisandari, Shehuri North, Shehuri south
DikwaBoboshe, Dikwa, Gajibo, Magarta/Sheffri, Mallam Maja, Mudu/Kaza, Muliye/Jemuri, Ngduoram,Sogoma/Afuye,Ufaye/Gujile
JereAlau,Bale Galtimari, Dala Lawanti, Mairi, Dusuman,  Gomari ,Gongulong, Tuba, Mashamusari,Mashamari, Ngudaa/ Addamari, Old Maiduguri
Kala/BalgeJarawa/Sangaya, Jilbe “a”, Jilibe “b’/Koma Kaudi, Kala, Kumaga, Mada, Moholo, Rann”a”, Rann”b”/Daima, Sigal/Karche
MafaAbbari, Anadua, Gawa, Koshebe, Laje, Limanti, Loskuri, Ma’afa, Mafa, Masu, Mujigine, Tamsu Ngamdua
NgalaFuye, Gamboru ‘b’, Gamboru’c’, Ndufu, Logumane, Ngala Ward, Old Gamboru’a’, Sagir, Tunokalia, Warshele, Wulgo, Wurge
KondugaAuno/Chabbol, Dalori/Wanori, Dawa East/Malari/Kangamari, Jewu/Lamboa, Kawuri, Kelumiri/Ngalbi Amari/Yale, Konduga, Mairamri/Yeleri/Bazamri, Masba/Dalwa West, Nyaleri/Sandia/Yejiwa, Sojiri/Nguro-Nguro
BamaAndara/Ajiri/Wulba, Buduwa/Wula Chirabe, Dipchari/Jere/Ddar, Jamal/Kotembe, Gulumba/Jukkuri/Batra, Kasugula, Kumshe/Nduguno, Lawanti/Malam/Mastari/Abbaram, Marka/Malge/Amchaka, Mbuliya/Goniri/Siraja, Sabsabwa/Soye/Bulongu, Shehuri/Hausari/Mairi, Wulbari/Ndine/Chachile, Yabiri Kura/Yabiri, Gana/Chongolo, Zangeri/Kash Kash
KagaAfa/Dig/Maudori, Benisheikh, Borgozo, Dogoma/Jalori, Dongo, Galangi, Guwo, karagawaru, Mainok, Marguba, Ngamdu, shettimari, Tobolo, Wajiro/ Burgumma, Wassaram
AbadamArege,Banowa, Fuguwa, Jabullam, Kudokurgu, Malam kaunari, Mallamfatori Kessa, Yau, Yawa Kura, Yituwa
GubioArdimini, Dabira, Felo, Gamowo, Gazabure, Gubio town i, Gubio town ii, Kingowa,Ngetra, Zowo
GuzamalaAduwa, Gudumbali East, , Gudumbali West, Guworam, Guzamala East, Guzamala West, Kingarwa, Mairari, Moduri, Wamiri
KukawaAlagarno, Baga, Bubdur, Dogoshi, Doro/Duguri, Kauwa, Kekeno, Kukawa, Moduari/Barwari, Yoyo
MagumeriArdo ram, Ayi/Yasku, Borno Yesu, Furram, Gaji Ganna i, Gaji Ganna ii, Hoyo/Chin Gowa, Kalizoram/Banoram, Kareram, Kubti, Magumeri, Ngamma, Ngubala, Ngubala
MarteAla, Alla Lawanti, Borsori, Gumna, Mawulli,  Kabulawa, Kirenowa, Kulli, Marte, Musune, Ngeleiwa, Njine, Zaga
NganzaiAlarge, Badu, Damaram, Gadai, Gajiram, Jigalta, Kuda, Kurnawa, Maiwa, Miye, Sabsabuwa, Sugundure
MobbarAsaga, Bogum, Chamba, Damask, Duji, Gashagar, Kareto, Layi, Zanna Umorti, Zari
MongunoDamakuli, Kagruam, Kumalia, Mandala, Mintar, Mofio, Monguno, Ngurno, Sure, Wulo, Yele, Zulum
Askira/UbaAskira East, chui/Rumirgo, Dille/Huyum, Husara/Tampul, Kopa/Multhafu, Lassa, Mussa, Ngohi, Ngule, Uba, Uda/Uvu, Wamdeo/Giwi, Zadawa/Hausari
BayoBalbaya, Briyel, Fikayel, Gamadadi, Jara Dali, Jara Gol, Limanti, Teli, Wuyo, Zara
BiuBuratai, Dadin Kowa, Dugja, Garubula, Gur, Kenken, Mandara Girau, Miringa, Sulumthla, Yawi, Zarawuyaku
ChibokChibok Garu, Chibok Likama, Chibok Wuntaku, Gatamarwa, Kautikari, Korongilim, Kuburmbula, Mbalala, Mboa Kura, Pemi, Shikarkir
ShaniBargu/Burashika, Buma, Gasi/Salifawa, Gora, Gwalaskara, Kombo, Kubo, Kwaba, Shani, Walama
Kwaya-KusarGondi, Gusi/Billa, Kubuku, Kurba, Kwaya-Kusar, Peta, Wada, Wawa, Yimirthalang
HawulBilingwi, Dzar/Vinadum/Birni/Dlandi, Gwanzang Pusda, Hizhi, Kwajaffa/Hang, Kwaya-Bur/Tanga Rumta, Marama/Kidang, Pama/Whitambaya, Puba/Vidau/Lokoja, Sakwa/Hema, Shaffa
GwozaAshigashiya, Bita/Izge, Dure/Wala/Warabe, Gavva/Agapalwa, Guduf Nagadiyo, Gwoza Town Gadamayo, Gwoza Wakane/ Bulabulin, Hambagda/Liman Kara/New, Settlement, Johode/Chikide/Kughum, Kirawa/Jimini, Kurana Bassa/Ngoshe-Sama’a, Ngoshe, Pulka/Bokko
DamboaAjign a, Ajign b, Azur/Multe/Forfor, Bego/Yerwa/Ngurna, Damboa,  Gumsuri/Misakurbudu, Kafa/Mafi, Mulgwai/Kopchi, Nguda/Wuyaram, Wama/Korede

Opportunities in Kebbi State

Kebbi State bases mainly on Agriculture as a source of livelihood for the State’s economy. Food crops produce includes; millets, guinea corn and rice. Crash crops include cotton and groundnut. There are large numbers of farmers as an occupation of the inhabitants in Kebbi State. This State also has mineral resources which includes; Limestone, gypsum. Salt and clay

Interesting Places in Kebbi State

Argung International Fishing Festival

  • Uhola Festival
  • Argungu International Fishing Festival
  • Tom of Abdullahi Fodio
  • Karishi Traditional Settlement
  • Girmace Shrine, Zulu
  • Yelwa Museum of Archaeology
  • Alwasa BattleField located at Argungu
  • Moving Rock at Akinkiya at Ngaski
  • Zuru Museum, Zuru

Senatorial Zones Districts in Kebbi State

There are Twenty-one Local Government Areas, group under the three main senatorial Zones in Kebbi state, they are:

  • Kebbi North
  • Kebbi Central
  • Kebbi South
ZonesLocal Government Areas
Kebbi NorthArewa/Dandi, Argungu, Dandi, Bagudo, Augie, Suru, Jega
Kebbi CentralAliero, Birnin Kebbi, Buza, Gwandu, Kalgo,Koko-Besse,Maiyama
Kebbi SouthFakai, Ngaski, Sakaba, Shanga, Wasagu/Danko,  Yauri, Zuru

The Government of Kebbi State

Kebbi State has three Arms of Government:

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

The Executive Arm
This Arm is headed by the State governor assisted by the commissioners who the governor appoints to head different departments of the State. ABUBAKAR ATIKU is the present governor of Kebbi State.
The Legislative Arm of
This is the State house of Assembly in Kebbi State. It is made up of 34 members voted by the people of the 34 constituencies in the State. ABDULMUMINI KAMBA is the present speaker of the State house of Assembly.
The Judicial Arm
This Arm of the State is headed by the chief judge of the State to ensure justice in all areas.  Justice ASABE KARATU is the present chief Judge of Kebbi State.

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