History of Sokoto State Nigeria

Sokoto State is situated in the northern –Western of Nigeria. Its capital is Sokoto. The State has boundaries with Niger Republic (North), Katsina State (East), Niger State (South East), Kwara State (south) and Benin Republic (West). Sokoto State is divided into twenty- Three (23) Local government areas are under three units which are the senatorial Districts Zones. Sokoto state is referred as “Seat of the Caliphate”.

History of Sokoto State

Sokoto State was formed on the 3rd February 1997. The name Sokoto is a local name Sakkwato, the Arabic Origin representing Suk “Market”. The Sultan is called a spiritual leader of the Nigeria Muslims. This state is a region where the homes of many empires and kingdoms of pre-colonial western sudan resides. It includes Gabir and Kebbi kingdom, also Sokoto caliphate. Kebbi state, Zamfara state and Gobir makes up Sokoto State. Fulanis were ruled under the leadership of Usman Dan fodio which started with the Jihad in the early years of the 19th century.

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 Local Government Areas in Sokoto State

Sokoto State has twenty-three Local Government Areas

B, DBina, Bodinga, BriniDange-Shrisi,
GGada,Gawabawa, Groronyo, Gudu
I, KLlela, Isa, kebbe, kware, Labah
SSabon, Shagari, Silame, Sokoto North,Sokoto South
T, W, YTambuwal, Tangaza, Wamako, Wurro, Yabo, yureta

Map of Sokoto State

 

 

Sokoto Map
Sokoto Map 

Population of Sokoto State

According to the 2006 national census, Sokoto state has about 3,702,676 people living in it with an Area of 25.973km²

 Wards in Sokoto State

Sokoto North

  • Magajin Gari ‘a’
  • Magajin Gari ‘b’
  • Magajin Rafi ‘a’
  • Magajin Rafi  ‘b’
  • Sarkin Adar Gandu
  • Sarkin Adar Gidan Igwal
  • Sarkin Musulmi  ‘a’
  • Sarkin Musulmi   ‘b’
  • Waziri ‘a’
  • Waziri ‘b’
  • Waziri ‘c’

Sokoto South

  • Gagi ‘a’
  • Gagi ‘b’
  • Gagi ‘c’
  • R/Dorowa ‘a’
  • R/Dorowa ‘b’
  • S/a/k/atiku
  • Sarkin Zamfara ‘a’
  • Sarkin Zamfara ‘b’
  • Sarkin Adar Kwanni
  • Tudun Wada ‘a’
  • Tudun Wada ‘b’

Tangaza

  • Gidan Madi
  • Kanlanjeni
  • Kwacce Huru
  • Magonho
  • Raka
  • Ruwa Wuri
  • Sakkawai
  • Salewa
  • Sutti
  • Tangaza

Binji

  • Binji
  • Bunkari
  • Gawazzal
  • Inname
  • Jammali
  • Maikulki
  • Samama
  • Soro Gabas
  • Soro Yamma
  • T/Kose

Silame

  • Gande east
  • Gande west
  • Katami south
  • Katami north
  • Kubodu north
  • Kubodu south
  • Labani
  • Marafa east
  • Marafa west
  • Silame

Gudu

  • Awulkiti
  • Bachaka
  • Ballie
  • Chailas/Makuya
  • Gwazange /Boto
  • Karfen Sarki
  • Kurdula
  • Maraken Bori
  • Tulun Doya

Kware

  • Bankanu/r, Kade
  • Basansan
  • Durbawa
  • G.rugga
  • G/modibbo/g.Akwara
  • Kabanga
  • Kware
  • S/birini/g.Karma
  • Tsaki/Walake’e
  • Tunga/Mallamawa

Wamakko

  • Arkilla
  • Bado/Kasarawa
  • Gidan Budu/g/Yaro
  • Gidan Hamidu/Gidan/Kaya
  • Gumbi /Wajake
  • Gwamatse
  • K/Kimba/Gedewa
  • Kalambaina/Girabshi
  • Kammata
  • Wamakko

Bodinga

  • Badau/Darhela
  • Bagarawa
  • Bangi/Dabaga
  • Bodinga/Tauma
  • Danchadi
  • Dingyadi/Badawa
  • Kwacciyar LaIIe
  • Mazan gari/Jirga  Miyo
  • Sifawa/Lukuyawa
  • Takatuku/Madorawa
  • Tulluwa/Kulafasa

Dange Shuni

  • Bodai /Jurga
  • Dange
  • Fajaldu
  • Giere /Gajara
  • Rikinaa
  • Rudu/Amanawa
  • Ruggar Gidado
  • Shuni
  • Tsafanade
  • Tuntube/Tsehe
  • Wababe/Salau

Bodinga

  • Badau/Darhela
  • Bagarawa
  • Bangi/Dabaga
  • Bodinga/Tauma
  • Danchadi
  • Dingyadi/Badawa
  • Kwacciyar LaIIe
  • Mazan Gari/Jirga Miyo
  • Sifawa/Lukuyawa
  • Takatuku/Madorawa
  • Tulluwa/Kulafasa

Shagari

  • Dandin Mahe
  • Gangam
  • Horo Brini
  • Jaredi
  • Kajiji
  • Kambama
  • Lambara
  • Mandera
  • Sanyinnawal
  • Shagari

Tambuwal

  • Bagida/Lukkingo
  • Bakaya/Sabon Birini
  • Barkeji/Nabaguda
  • Bashire/Maikada
  • Dogondaji/Sala
  • Faga/Alasan
  • Jabo/Kagara
  • Romon Sarki
  • Saida/Goshe
  • Sanyinna
  • Tambuwai/Shinfiri

Tureta

  • Barayar Giwa
  • Duma
  • Fura Girke
  • Gidan Kare/Bimasa
  • Kuruwa
  • Kwarare
  • Lambar Tureta
  • Lofa
  • Tsamiya
  • Tureta Gari

Yabo

  • Bakale
  • Bingaje
  • Binji
  • Birniruwa
  • Fakka
  • Kilgori
  • Ruggar Iya
  • Torankawa
  • Yabo ‘a’
  • Yabo ‘b’

Kebbe

  • Fakku
  • Girkau
  • Kebbe east
  • Kebbe west
  • Kuchi
  • Margai a
  • Margai b
  • Nasagudu
  • Sangi
  • Ungushi

Isa

  • Bargaja
  • Gebe ‘a’
  • Gebe ‘b’
  • Isa north
  • Isa south
  • Tidibale
  • Tozai
  • Tsabren Sarkin Darai
  • Turba
  • Yanfako

Sabon Birni

  • Gangara
  • Gatawa
  • Kalgo
  • Kurawa
  • Lajinge
  • Makuwana
  • Sabon Birni  east
  • Sabon Birni  west
  • Tara
  • Tsamaye
  • Ungwar Lalle

Wurno

  • Achida
  • Alkammu/Gyelgyel
  • Chacho/Marnona
  • Dankemu
  • Dimbiso
  • Marafa
  • Dinawa
  • Kwargaba
  • Kwasare/Sisawa
  • Lahodu/Gidan/Bango
  • Magarya

Goronyo

  • Brjingo
  • Boyekai
  • Giyawa
  • Goronyo
  • Kagara
  • Kojiyo
  • Kwakwazo
  • Rimawa
  • S/gari Dole/Dan/Tasakko
  • Shinaka
  • Takakume

Rabah

  • Gandi ‘a’
  • Gandi ‘b’
  • Gawaddodi/Gidan bu wai
  • Kurya
  • Rabah
  • Rara
  • Riji/Maikujera
  • Tsamiya
  • Tursa
  • Yar Tssakuwa

Gada

  • Dukameja/IIah
  • Gada
  • Gilbadi
  • Kadadin Buda  (Kaddi)
  • Kadassaka
  • Kaddi
  • Kaffe
  • Kwarma
  • Kyadawa/Holai
  • Tsitse
  • Kiri

Illela

  • Araba
  • Damba
  • Darna/Sabon Gari
  • Darne/Tsolawo
  • G/Gamma
  • G/Katta
  • Garu
  • Illela
  • Kalmalo
  • R.gati
  • Tozai

Gwadabawa

  • Asara Arewa
  • Asara Kudu
  • Atakwanyo
  • Chimmola/Kudu
  • Chimola/Arewa
  • Gidan Kaya
  • Gigane
  • Gwadabawa
  • Huchi
  • Mammande
  • Salame

 Economy of Sokoto State

Sokoto state is an Agricultural state with traditional way of production, up to 95% of the inhabitants engage in farming activity as a source of livelihood. Examples of the farm produce, Cassava, Millet, Maize, Rice, beans, wheat, potatoes, groundnut, cotton, sugar cane and tobaccos, fruits and vegetables are planted in the state, this includes pawpaw, okra, cabbage, oranges, bananas, cashew, mangos, lettuce spinach, savage.

Senatorial Districts/Zones in Sokoto State

Sokoto state consists of twenty-three (23) local government areas that are grouped into three (3) senatorial districts. These districts (zones) are:

Sokoto North

Sokoto South

Sokoto East

ZonesLGAs
Sokoto NorthSokoto North, Sokoto South, Wamakko, Kware,

Gudu, Tangaza, Silame, Binji

Sokoto SouthKebbe, Tureta, Tambuwal, Dange Shuni, Shagari, Yabo, Bodinga,
Sokoto

East

 

Isa, Sabon  Birni, Wurno, Gada, Gwadabawa, Illela,

Goronyo, Rabah

Government of Sokoto State

Sokoto state has three Arms of Government: they are

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

 The Executive Arm of Sokoto State

This Arm is headed by the State governor assisted by the commissioners who the governor appoints to head different ministries of the State. Aminu Tambuwal  is the current governor of Sokoto State.

The Legislative Arm of Sokoto State

This is the State house of Assembly in Sokoto State. It is made up of 30 members voted in by the electorates of the 30 constituencies in the State. Salihu Maidaji is the current speaker of the State Assembly.

The Judicial Arm of Sokoto State

This Arm of the State is headed by the chief judge of the State to ensure justice in all areas.  The current chief Judge of Sokoto State is Justice Bello Abbas .

Tourism-Interesting Places to Visit in Sokoto State

  • Tomb of Usman
  • Monument Sokoto
  • Sultans place, sokoto
  • Sokoto Museum Monument Cultural
  • Heritage Museum(Shehu Shagari College of Education)
  • Gilbadi Rocks
  • Goronyo Dam
  • Akalawa
  • Surame located at Kebbi Kingdom(Binji LGA)

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