Local Government Areas in Kaduna State

Kaduna state was created in 1967. It occupies an area of 46,053km² and has its capital in the town of Kaduna. Kaduna state has Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai as its governor and is made up of 23 Local Government Areas.

Below are the LGAs in Kaduna state.

1. Birnin Gwari Local Government Area

History of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area

Birnin Gwari Local Government Area has its administrative headquarters in Birnin Gwari town. It is a very big Local Government Area and has a landmass of 6,185km². Birnin Gwari had s population of 252,363 in 2006 and has 800 as its postal code.

Location of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area

Birnin Gwari Local Government Area occupies the northwest axis of Kaduna state. It is bounded by Chikun, Igabi, and Giwa Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area:

Abubakar Umar Inta

Wards in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area

Kaduna Birnin Gwari Dogon Dawa 9
Kaduna Birnin Gwari Gayam 4
Kaduna Birnin Gwari Kakangi 7
Kaduna Birnin Gwari Kazage 6
Kaduna Birnin Gwari Kutemesi 10
Kaduna Birnin Gwari Kuyelo 5
Kaduna Birnin Gwari Magajin Gari I 1
Kaduna Birnin Gwari Magajin Gari Ii 2
Kaduna Birnin Gwari Magajin Gari Iii 3
Kaduna Birnin Gwari Randagi 11
Kaduna Birnin Gwari Tabanni 8

2. Chikun Local Government Area

History of Chikun Local Government Area

Chikun Local Government Area in Kaduna state has its headquarters in Kujama town. Prior to now, this Local Government Area was majorly occupied by the Gbagyi people. However, in recent times, it has become quite developed and is now occupied by people from all parts of Nigeria. Chikun Local Government Area has an area of 4,645km² and a population of 368,250 in 2006.

Location of Chikun Local Government Area

This Local Government Area occupies the western axis of Kaduna state. It shares borders with Kachia, Kauru, Igabi, Birnin Gwari, and Kaduna South.

Chairman of Chikun Local Government Area:

Hajiya Hadiza Ladi Yahuza

Wards in Chikun Local Government Area

Kaduna Chikun Chikun 1
Kaduna Chikun Gwagwada 2
Kaduna Chikun Kakau 3
Kaduna Chikun Kujama 4
Kaduna Chikun Kunai 5
Kaduna Chikun Kuriga 6
Kaduna Chikun Narayi 7
Kaduna Chikun Nasarawa 8
Kaduna Chikun Rido 9
Kaduna Chikun S/Ggarin Arewa Tirkaniya 12
Kaduna Chikun Sabon Tasha 10
Kaduna Chikun Ung. Yelwa 11

3. Giwa Local Government Area

History of Giwa Local Government Area

Giwa Local Government Area was created in 1991. It was carved out from Igabi Local Government Area. It has its headquarters in Giwa town and has an area of 2,066km².

Location of Giwa Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located in the northern axis of Kaduna state. It is bordered by Zaria, Igabi, Birnin Gwari and Sabon-Gari Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Giwa Local Government Area:

Abdulahi Garba

Wards in Giwa Local Government Area

Kaduna Giwa Danmahawayi 5
Kaduna Giwa Galadimawa 9
Kaduna Giwa Gangara 3
Kaduna Giwa Giwa 1
Kaduna Giwa Idasu 7
Kaduna Giwa Kadage 10
Kaduna Giwa Kakangi 2
Kaduna Giwa Kidandan 8
Kaduna Giwa Pan Hauya 11
Kaduna Giwa Shika 4
Kaduna Giwa Yakawada 6

4. Igabi Local Government Area

History of Igabi Local Government Area

Igabi Local Government Area is popular for being the first Local Government Area with a confirmed case of bird flu breakout in Africa in 2006. Igabi Local Government Area has a landmass of 3,727km² and had a population of 581,500 in 2016.

Location of Igabi Local Government Area

Igabi Local Government Area is located close to the middle of Kaduna state. It is bordered by Chikun in the south, southwest and west, Kauru in the southeast, Kajuru and Soba in the east, Giwa and Zaria in the north, and Birnin Gwari in the northwest.

Chairman of Igabi Local Government Area:

Kabir Lawal

Wards in Igabi Local Government Area

Kaduna Igabi Afaka 7
Kaduna Igabi Birnin Yero 4
Kaduna Igabi Gadan Gayan 11
Kaduna Igabi Gwaraji 3
Kaduna Igabi Igabi 5
Kaduna Igabi Kerawa 9
Kaduna Igabi Kwarau 10
Kaduna Igabi Rigachikun 6
Kaduna Igabi Rigasa 12
Kaduna Igabi Sabon Birnin Daji 8
Kaduna Igabi Turunku 1
Kaduna Igabi Zangon Aya 2

5. Ikara Local Government Area

History of Ikara Local Government Area

Ikara doubles as a town and a Local Government Area in Kaduna state. Ikara Local Government Area is occupied majorly by Fulani and Hausa peoples. This Local Government Area was created in 1976 and is made up of nine towns.

Location of Ikara Local Government Area

Ikara Local Government Area is located 75km from Zaria Local Government Area.

Chairman of Ikara Local Government Area:

Sagi Sa’idu

Wards in Ikara Local Government Area

Kaduna Ikara Auchan 7
Kaduna Ikara Ikara 1
Kaduna Ikara Janfala 2
Kaduna Ikara K/Kogi 3
Kaduna Ikara Kuya 10
Kaduna Ikara Paki 9
Kaduna Ikara Pala 5
Kaduna Ikara Rumi 8
Kaduna Ikara Saulawa 4
Kaduna Ikara Saya-Saya 6

6. Jaba Local Government Area

History of Jaba Local Government Area

Jaba Local Government Area in Kaduna state has its headquarters in Kwoi. This Local Government Area is inhabited by non-Hausas that have adopted the Hausa language as well as the Hausa way of life. This Local Government Area is a very small one and has a landmass of 368km².

Location of Jaba Local Government Area

Jaba Local Government Area is located in the southern axis of Kaduna state. It is bordered by Kagarko Local Government Area.

Chairman of Jaba Local Government Area:

Alex Guruza

Wards in Jaba Local Government Area

Kaduna Jaba Chori 8
Kaduna Jaba Daddu 7
Kaduna Jaba Dura/Bitaro 6
Kaduna Jaba Fada 3
Kaduna Jaba Fai 10
Kaduna Jaba Nduyah 1
Kaduna Jaba Nok 9
Kaduna Jaba Sabchem 4
Kaduna Jaba Sabzuro 5
Kaduna Jaba Sambam 2

7. Jema’a Local Government Area

History of Jema’a Local Government Area

Jema’a is a Local Government Area in Kaduna with its headquarters in Kafanchan. It is a relatively popular Local Government Area and has a landmass of 1,661km².

Location of Jema’a Local Government Area

Jema’a Local Government Area is located in the southern western axis of Kaduna state. It is bordered by Jaba, Sanga, Kaura, and Zangon-Kataf Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Jema’a Local Government Area:

Dr. Bege Katuka

Wards in Jema’a Local Government Area

Kaduna Jema’a Asso 9
Kaduna Jema’a Atuku 8
Kaduna Jema’a Bedde 10
Kaduna Jema’a Gidan Waya 7
Kaduna Jema’a Godogodo 6
Kaduna Jema’a Jagindi 5
Kaduna Jema’a Kafanchan ‘A’ 1
Kaduna Jema’a Kafanchan ‘B’ 2
Kaduna Jema’a Kagoma 11
Kaduna Jema’a Kaninkon 4
Kaduna Jema’a Maigizo ‘A’ 3
Kaduna Jema’a Takau ‘B’ 12

8. Kachia Local Government Area

History of Kachia Local Government Area

Kachia Local Government Area has its headquarters in Kachia town. It is a relatively big Local Government Area and has a landmass of 4,632km². Kachia LGA is made up of seven towns and had a population of 244,274 in 2006

Location of Kachia Local Government Area

Kachia LGA is bounded by Kagarko, Kauru, Chikun, Zangon-Kataf and Jaba Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Kachia Local Government Area:

Suleiman Katari

Wards in Kachia Local Government Area

Kaduna Kachia Agunu 1
Kaduna Kachia Ankwa 7
Kaduna Kachia Awon 2
Kaduna Kachia Bishini 9
Kaduna Kachia Doka 3
Kaduna Kachia Gidan Tagwai 5
Kaduna Kachia Gumel 4
Kaduna Kachia Kachia Urban 10
Kaduna Kachia Katari 8
Kaduna Kachia Kurmin Musa 12
Kaduna Kachia Kwaturu 6
Kaduna Kachia Sabon Sarki 11

9. Kaduna North Local Government Area

History of Kaduna North Local Government Area

Kaduna north Local Government Area has its headquarters in Doka. This Local Government Area is made up of several settlements and is also occupied by both Christians and Muslims. Kaduna north Local Government Area is a very small LGA and has a landmass of 72km².

Location of Kaduna North Local Government Area

This Local Government Area shares borders with Kaduna South, Igabi and Chikun Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Kaduna North Local Government Area:

Alhaji Ahmed Kurfi

Wards in Kaduna North Local Government Area

Kaduna Kaduna North Badarawa 8
Kaduna Kaduna North Gabasawa 6
Kaduna Kaduna North Gaji 2
Kaduna Kaduna North Hayin Banki 11
Kaduna Kaduna North Kabala Costain/ Doki 5
Kaduna Kaduna North Kawo 10
Kaduna Kaduna North Maiburji 4
Kaduna Kaduna North Shaba 1
Kaduna Kaduna North Unguwan Dosa 9
Kaduna Kaduna North Unguwan Liman 3
Kaduna Kaduna North Unguwan Sarki 7
Kaduna Kaduna North Unguwan Shanu 12

10. Kaduna South Local Government Area

History of Kaduna South Local Government Area

Kaduna South is a Local Government Area in Kaduna state with its headquarters in Makera. It is occupied by the Bajju, Ham, Atyap, and Gbagyi peoples. Kaduna South is a small Local Government Area and has a landmass of 59km².

Location of Kaduna South Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is bordered by Chikun, Igabi and Kaduna South Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Kaduna South Local Government Area:

Yahaya Shinko. S.

Wards in Kaduna South Local Government Area

Kaduna Kaduna South Badiko 13
Kaduna Kaduna South Barnawa 2
Kaduna Kaduna South Kakuri Gwari 3
Kaduna Kaduna South Kakuri Hausa 5
Kaduna Kaduna South Makera 1
Kaduna Kaduna South Sabon Gari North 11
Kaduna Kaduna South Sabon Gari South 10
Kaduna Kaduna South Television 4
Kaduna Kaduna South Tudun Nuwapa 9
Kaduna Kaduna South Tudun Wada North 6
Kaduna Kaduna South Tudun Wada South 7
Kaduna Kaduna South Tudun Wada West 8
Kaduna Kaduna South Ung. Sanusi 12

11. Kagarko Local Government Area

History of Kagarko Local Government Area

Kagarko is an LGA in Kaduna state with its administrative in Kagarko town. Kagarko Local Government Area is made up of eleven districts and is occupied majorly by the Gbagyi and Koro peoples. This Local Government Area has a landmass of 1,864km² and is the Local Government Area that is responsible for about 70% of the ginger produced in Kaduna state.

Location of Kagarko Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located in the southern axis of Kaduna state. It is bounded by Kachia and Jaba Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Kagarko Local Government Area:

Shehu Musa

Wards in Kagarko Local Government Area

Kaduna Kagarko Aribi 7
Kaduna Kagarko Iddah 6
Kaduna Kagarko Jere North 4
Kaduna Kagarko Jere South 5
Kaduna Kagarko Kagarko North 1
Kaduna Kagarko Kagarko South 2
Kaduna Kagarko Katugal 9
Kaduna Kagarko Kukui 10
Kaduna Kagarko Kurmin Jibrin 8
Kaduna Kagarko Kushe 3

12. Kajuru Local Government Area

History of Kajuru Local Government Area

Kajuru Local Government Area has its headquarters in Kajuru town. It was created form Chikun Local Government Area in 1997 by Gen. Sani Abacha. Kajuru Local Government Area is predominantly occupied by the Adara people and has an area of 2464km².

Location of Kajuru Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is bounded by Igabi, Chikun, Kauru, Zangon-Kataf, and Kachia Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Kajuru Local Government Area:

Hon. Isah Danssallah

Wards in Kajuru Local Government Area

KADUNA KAJURU AFOGO 5
KADUNA KAJURU BUDA 3
KADUNA KAJURU IDON 9
KADUNA KAJURU KAJURU 1
KADUNA KAJURU KALLAH 7
KADUNA KAJURU KASUWAN MAGANI 6
KADUNA KAJURU KUFANA 4
KADUNA KAJURU MARO 10
KADUNA KAJURU RIMAU 8
KADUNA KAJURU TANTATU 2

13. Kaura Local Government Area

 History of Kaura Local Government Area

Kaura Local Government Area has its headquarters in Kaura town. It is a relatively small Local Government Area and has a landmass of 485km².

Location of Kaura Local Government Area

Kaura Local Government Area is located in the east part of Kaduna state. It is bounded by Kajuru, Zangon-Kataf and Jema’a Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Kaura Local Government Area:

Kumai Badu

Wards in Kaura Local Government Area

Kaduna Kaura Agban 4
Kaduna Kaura Bondon 8
Kaduna Kaura Fada 1
Kaduna Kaura Kadarko 5
Kaduna Kaura Kaura 9
Kaduna Kaura Kpak 3
Kaduna Kaura Kukum 2
Kaduna Kaura Mallagum 6
Kaduna Kaura Manchok 7
Kaduna Kaura Zankan 10

14. Kauru Local Government Area

History of Kauru Local Government Area

Kauru is an LGA in Kaduna state with its headquarters in Kauru town. It is a sparsely populated Local Government Area and had a population of 170,008 in 2006. Kauru Local Government Area has a landmass of 2,810km² and has 811 as its postal code.

Location of Kauru Local Government Area

Kauru Local Government Area occupies the middle of Kaduna state. It is bordered by Igabi, Chikun, Kachia, Kajuru and Zaggon-Kataf Local Government Areas.

Wards in Kauru Local Government Area

Kaduna Kauru Badurum Sama 8
Kaduna Kauru Bital 5
Kaduna Kauru Damakasuwa 7
Kaduna Kauru Dawaki 3
Kaduna Kauru Geshere 6
Kaduna Kauru Kamaru 9
Kaduna Kauru Kauru East 11
Kaduna Kauru Kauru West 1
Kaduna Kauru Kwassam 4
Kaduna Kauru Makami 2
Kaduna Kauru Pari 10

16. Kubau Local Government Area

 History of Kubau Local Government Area

Kubau is an LGA in Kaduna state with its headquarters in Anchau. It was crafted form Ikara Local Government Area in 1995 and is inhabited majorly by the Hausas and Fulanis. Kubau Local Government Area is dominated by Muslims and has a landmass of 2,505km².

Location of Kubau Local Government Area

Kubau is located in northeast Kaduna state. It is bordered by Lere, Kajuru, Soba and Kara Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Kubau Local Government Area

Hon. Shehu Yunusa

Wards in Kubau Local Government Area

Kaduna Kubau Anchau 7
Kaduna Kubau Damau 5
Kaduna Kubau Dutsen Wai 2
Kaduna Kubau Haskiya 8
Kaduna Kubau Kargi 9
Kaduna Kubau Karreh 6
Kaduna Kubau Kubau 1
Kaduna Kubau Mah 10
Kaduna Kubau Pambegua 3
Kaduna Kubau Zabi 11
Kaduna Kubau Zuntu 4

17. kudan Local Government Area

 History of Kudan Local Government Area

Kudan Local Government Area has its headquarters in Hunkuyi and is quite a small Local Government Area. It has a landmass of 400km² and has 812 as its postal code.

Location of Kudan Local Government Area

Kudan occupies the northern axis of Kaduna state. It is bounded by Makarfi, Sabon-Gari and Soba Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Kudan Local Government Area:

Daudalliya Abba

Wards in Kudan Local Government Area

Kaduna Kudan Doka 6
Kaduna Kudan Garu 4
Kaduna Kudan Hunkuyi 2
Kaduna Kudan Kauran Wali North 9
Kaduna Kudan Kauran Wali South 10
Kaduna Kudan Kudan 1
Kaduna Kudan Likoro 7
Kaduna Kudan Sabon Gari Hunkuyi 3
Kaduna Kudan Taban Sani 8
Kaduna Kudan Zabi 5

18. Lere Local Government Area

 History of Lere Local Government Area

Lere is both a town, an Emirate, and a Local Government Area in Kaduna state. It has existed as an emirate since 1870 and had a population of 331,161 in 2006. Lere Local Government Area has an area of 2,158 and is predominantly occupied by the Fulanis.

Location of Lere Local Government Area

Lere occupies the eastern axis of Kaduna state. It is bounded by Kubau and Kajuru Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Lere Local Government Area:

Alhaji Ibrahim Lazuru

Wards in Lere Local Government Area

Kaduna Lere Abadawa 9
Kaduna Lere Dan Alhaji 10
Kaduna Lere Garu 3
Kaduna Lere Gure/Kahugu 11
Kaduna Lere Kayarda 4
Kaduna Lere Lazuru 8
Kaduna Lere Lere 5
Kaduna Lere Ramin Kura 6
Kaduna Lere Sabon Birnin 1
Kaduna Lere Saminaka 7
Kaduna Lere Yar Kasuwa 2

 19. Markafi Local Government Area

History of Markafi Local Government Area

Markafi Local Government Area is most occupied by farmers. It has its headquarters in Makarfi town and has an area of 541km².

Location of Markafi Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located in the northeastern part of Kaduna state. It shares borders with Kara, Kudan, and Soba Local Government Areas.

Wards in Markafi Local Government Area

Kaduna Makarfi Dandamisa 10
Kaduna Makarfi Danguziri 4
Kaduna Makarfi Gazara 3
Kaduna Makarfi Gimi 5
Kaduna Makarfi Gubuchi 8
Kaduna Makarfi Gwanki 9
Kaduna Makarfi Makarfi 1
Kaduna Makarfi Mayere 7
Kaduna Makarfi Nassarwan Doya 6
Kaduna Makarfi Tudun Wada 2

20. Sabon Gari Local Government Area

History of Sabon Gari Local Government Area

Sabon Gari is a very developed LGA in Kaduna state. It has its headquarters in Sabon Gari and had a population of 393,300 in 2016. Sabon Gari is one of the smallest LGAs in Kaduna state and has a landmass of 1,495km².

Location of Sabon Gari Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located in the northern part of Kaduna state. It shares boundaries with Soba, Kudan, Giwa and Zaria Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Sabon Gari Local Government Area:

Alhaji Abubakar Alhaji

Wards in Sabon Gari Local Government Area

Kaduna Sabon Gari Basawa 4
Kaduna Sabon Gari Bomo 3
Kaduna Sabon Gari Chikaji 5
Kaduna Sabon Gari Dogarawa 9
Kaduna Sabon Gari Hanwa 8
Kaduna Sabon Gari Jama’a 2
Kaduna Sabon Gari Jushin Waje 7
Kaduna Sabon Gari Muchia 6
Kaduna Sabon Gari Samaru 1
Kaduna Sabon Gari Unguwan Gabas 10
Kaduna Sabon Gari Zabi 11

21. Sanga Local Government Area

History of Sanga Local Government Area

Sanga Local Government Area has its headquarters in Gwantu. It is an LGA at the edge of Kaduna state and has been very affected by various degrees of attacks by gunmen. This Local Government Area has a landmass of 781km² and a population of 149,333 in 2006.

Location of Sanga Local Government Area

Sanga occupies the southwestern axis of Kaduna state. It is bordered by Jema’a Local Government Area.

Wards in Sanga Local Government Area

Kaduna Sanga Aboro 7
Kaduna Sanga Arak 10
Kaduna Sanga Ayu 3
Kaduna Sanga Bokana 6
Kaduna Sanga Fadan Karshi 2
Kaduna Sanga Gwantu 1
Kaduna Sanga Nandu 11
Kaduna Sanga Ninzam North 4
Kaduna Sanga Ninzam South 5
Kaduna Sanga Ninzam West 8
Kaduna Sanga Wasa Station 9

22. Soba Local Government Area

History of Soba Local Government Area

Soba Local Government Area has its headquarters in Maigama. It is occupied majorly by the Hausas and has an area of 2,234km².

Location of Soba Local Government Area

Soba is located in northern Kaduna. It is bordered by seven other LGAs.

Wards in Soba Local Government Area

Kaduna Soba Dan Wata 7
Kaduna Soba Gamagira 6
Kaduna Soba Garun Gwanki 10
Kaduna Soba Gimba 3
Kaduna Soba Kinkiba 2
Kaduna Soba Kwassallo 4
Kaduna Soba Maigana 1
Kaduna Soba Rahama 11
Kaduna Soba Richifa 5
Kaduna Soba Soba 9
Kaduna Soba Turawa 8

22. Zango Kataf Local Government Area

History of Zangon Kataf Local Government Area

Zangon Kataf Local Government Area has its headquarters in Zonkwa town. It is occupied by Jju, Tyap and Hausa peoples. This LGA has a landmass of 2,668km² and a population of 316,370 in the 20096 census.

Location of Zango-Kataf Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located in the southeastern part of Kaduna state.

Wards in Zangon-Kataf Local Government Area

Kaduna Zangon Kataf Gidan Jatau 8
Kaduna Zangon Kataf Gora 1
Kaduna Zangon Kataf Kamantan 9
Kaduna Zangon Kataf Kamuru Ikulu North 10
Kaduna Zangon Kataf Madakiya 6
Kaduna Zangon Kataf Unguwar Gaiya 4
Kaduna Zangon Kataf Unguwar Rimi 7
Kaduna Zangon Kataf Zaman Dabo 3
Kaduna Zangon Kataf Zango Urban 11
Kaduna Zangon Kataf Zonkwa 5
Kaduna Zangon Kataf Zonzon 2

23. Zaria Local Government Area

 History of Zaria Local Government Area

Zaria is both an LGA and a city in Kaduna state. It is the host LGA of the Ahmadu Bello University and is dominated by the Hausas. This LGA has a landmass of 563km² and a population of 408,198 in 2006.

Location of Zaria Local Government Area

Zara is located in Northern Kaduna. It is bordered by Giwa, Igabi, Soba and Sabon-Gari Local Government Areas.

Wards in Zaria Local Government Area

Kaduna Zaria Dambo 10
Kaduna Zaria Dutsen Abba 12
Kaduna Zaria Gyallesu 7
Kaduna Zaria Kaura 5
Kaduna Zaria Kufena 13
Kaduna Zaria Kwarbai “A” 1
Kaduna Zaria Kwarbai “B” 2
Kaduna Zaria Limancin-Kona 4
Kaduna Zaria Tudun Wada 6
Kaduna Zaria Tukur Tukur 9
Kaduna Zaria Ung. Fatika 8
Kaduna Zaria Ung. Juma 3
Kaduna Zaria Wucicciri 11

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