Local Government Areas in Kebbi State

Kebbi is a state in Nigeria which covers an area of 36,800km². It was created in 1991 and has Abubakar Atiku Bagudu as its governor. Kebbi state is made up of 21 LGAs and has Christianity and Islam as its dominant religions.

Below are the LGAs in Kebbi state.

1. Aleiro Local Government Area

History of Aleiro Local Government Area

Aleiro is an LGA in Kebbi with its headquarters in Aleiro town. This LGA is responsible for the production of a large percentage of onions that is consumed in Nigeria. Aleiro is occupied by farmers and has a landmass of 350km².

Location of Aleiro Local Government Area

Aleiro Local Government Area is located in the eastern part of Kebbi state. It is bounded by Birnin Kebbi in the north, Jega in the south and south west, and Owandu in the northeast.

Chairman of Aleiro Local Government Area:

Abubakar Aleiro

Wards in Aleiro Local Government Area

Kebbi Aliero Aliero Dangaladima I 1
Kebbi Aliero Aliero Dangaladima Ii 2
Kebbi Aliero Aliero S/Fada I 3
Kebbi Aliero Aliero S/Fada Ii 4
Kebbi Aliero Danwarai 5
Kebbi Aliero Jiga Birni 6
Kebbi Aliero Jiga Makera 7
Kebbi Aliero Kashin Zama 8
Kebbi Aliero Rafin Bauna 9
Kebbi Aliero Sabiyal 10

2. Arewa Local Government Area

History of Arewa Local Government Area

Arewa Local Government Area has its headquarters in Arewa Dandi town. It is located at the fringe of Kebbi state and shares borders with neighboring Niger Republic. It is a very large Local Government Area and also very sparsely populated. Arewa Local Government Area has an area of 3,901km².

Location of Arewa Local Government Area

This Local Government Area occupies the northwest and west axis of Kebbi state. It is bordered by Dandi, Birnin Kebbi, Argungu, Bonze, Kalgo, and Augle Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Arewa Local Government Area:

Mohammed Jarkuka

Wards in Arewa Local Government Area

Kebbi Arewa Biu 1
Kebbi Arewa Chibike 2
Kebbi Arewa Daura/Sakkwabe/Jarkuka 3
Kebbi Arewa Falde 5
Kebbi Arewa Feske/Jaffeji 6
Kebbi Arewa Gorun Dikko 4
Kebbi Arewa Gumumdai/Rafin Tsaka 7
Kebbi Arewa Kangiwa 8
Kebbi Arewa Laima/Jantullu 9
Kebbi Arewa Sarka/Dantsoho 10
Kebbi Arewa Yeldu 11

3. Argungu Local Government Area

History of Argungu Local Government Area

Argungu is both a city and a Local Government Area in Kebbi state. It is very popular for the Argungu fishing festival which is held annually. This Local Government Area is occupied majorly by Hausas and has farming as the main occupation of its indigenes.

Location of Argungu Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located in the northern part of Kebbi state. It is bounded by Augle, Arewa, Owandu and Birnin Kebbi Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Argungu Local Government Area:

Alhaji Bello Mamuda

Wards in Argungu Local Government Area

Kebbi Argungu Alwasa/Gotomo 1
Kebbi Argungu Dikko 2
Kebbi Argungu Felande 3
Kebbi Argungu Galadima 4
Kebbi Argungu Gulma 5
Kebbi Argungu Gwazange/Kisawa/U Gyaga 6
Kebbi Argungu Kokani North 7
Kebbi Argungu Kokani South 8
Kebbi Argungu Lailaba 9
Kebbi Argungu Sauwa/Kaurar Sani 10
Kebbi Argungu Tungar Zazzagawa/Rumbuki/Sarkawa 11

4. Augie Local Government Area

History of Augie Local Government Area

Augie is an LGA in Kebbi that has a landmass of 1,185km². It has its headquarters in Augie town and is made up of five other towns. This Local Government Area has a Muslim population and is occupied by Fulanis, Hausas, and Zabarmancis.

Location of Augie Local Government Area

This Local Government Area occupies northern Kebbi state. It is bounded by Argungu and Arewa Dandi Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Augie Local Government Area:

Samaila Augie

Wards in Augie Local Government Area

Kebbi Augie Augie North 1
Kebbi Augie Augie South 2
Kebbi Augie Bagaye/Mera 3
Kebbi Augie Bayawa North 4
Kebbi Augie Bayawa South 5
Kebbi Augie Birnin Tudu/Gudale 6
Kebbi Augie Bubuce 7
Kebbi Augie Dundaye/Kwaido/Zagi/Illela 8
Kebbi Augie Tiggi/Awade 9
Kebbi Augie Yola 10

5. Bagudo Local Government Area

History of Bagudo Local Government Area

Bagudo Local Government Area is located at the fringe of Kebbi state and shares borders with the Republic of Benin. With a landmass of 4,782km², this Local Government Area is one of the biggest in Kebbi state and has 871 as its postal code.

Location of Bagudo Local Government Area

Bagudo Local Government Area occupies the southwestern axis of Kebbi state. It is bordered by Dandi, Suru and Yauri Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Bagudo Local Government Area:

Mohammed Danhakimi

Wards in Bagudo Local Government Area

Kebbi Bagudo Bagudo/Tuga 1
Kebbi Bagudo Bahindi/Boki-Doma 2
Kebbi Bagudo Bani/Tsamiya/Kali 3
Kebbi Bagudo Illo/Sabon/Gari/Yantau 4
Kebbi Bagudo Kaoje/Gwamba 5
Kebbi Bagudo Kende/Kurgu 6
Kebbi Bagudo Lafagu/Gante 7
Kebbi Bagudo Lolo/Giris 8
Kebbi Bagudo Matsinka/Geza 9
Kebbi Bagudo Sharabi/Kwanguwai 10
Kebbi Bagudo Zagga/Kwasara 11

6. Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area

History of Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area

Birnin Kebbi is both a Local Government Area in Kebbi state as well as the capital of this state. It is occupied majorly by Fulanis and Hausas and has Islam as its predominant religion. Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area is one of the most developed Local Government Areas in Kebbi state. It had a population of 125,594 in 2012.

Location of Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located in northern Kebbi. It is bounded by Kalgo, Arewa Dandi, Argungu, Aleiro, Owandu, and Augie Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area:

Sulei-man Kardi

Wards in Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area

Kebbi Birnin Kebbi Ambursa 14
Kebbi Birnin Kebbi Birnin Kebbi Dangaladima 4
Kebbi Birnin Kebbi Birnin Kebbi Mafara 3
Kebbi Birnin Kebbi Gawasu 10
Kebbi Birnin Kebbi Godongaji 8
Kebbi Birnin Kebbi Gulumbe 13
Kebbi Birnin Kebbi Kardi/Yamama 11
Kebbi Birnin Kebbi Kola /Tarasa 5
Kebbi Birnin Kebbi Laga 12
Kebbi Birnin Kebbi Makera 6
Kebbi Birnin Kebbi Maurida /Karyo/Ung. Mijin-Nana 7
Kebbi Birnin Kebbi Nassarawa – I 1
Kebbi Birnin Kebbi Nassarawa Ii 2
Kebbi Birnin Kebbi Ujariyo 15
Kebbi Birnin Kebbi Zauro 9

7. Bunza Local Government Area

History of Bunza Local Government Area

Bunza Local Government Area was created in 1975.It was carved out of Sokoto state. Bunza Local Government Area has its headquarters in Bunza town and has an area of 876km².

Location of Bunza Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located in the western axis of Kebbi state. It is bounded by Kalgo in the east, Dandi and Arewa in the north, and Suru Local Government Area in the south and west.

Wards in Bunza Local Government Area

Kebbi Bunza Bunza Dangaladima 2
Kebbi Bunza Bunza Marafa 1
Kebbi Bunza Gwade 3
Kebbi Bunza Maidahini 4
Kebbi Bunza Raha 5
Kebbi Bunza Sabon Birni 6
Kebbi Bunza Salwai 7
Kebbi Bunza Tilli/Hilema 8
Kebbi Bunza Tunga 9
Kebbi Bunza Zogrima 10

8. Dandi Local Government Area

History of Dandi Local Government Area

Dandi Local Government Area is located at the edge of Kebbi state. It shares borders with Niger Republic and has its headquarters in Kamba town. This Local Government Area has an area of 2,003km² and had a population of 144,273 in 2006.

Location of Dandi Local Government Area

This Local Government Area occupies the western axis of Kebbi state. It is bordered by Bunza, Arewa Dandi, Bagudo and Suru Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Dandi Local Government Area:

Garba Dila

Wards in Dandi Local Government Area

Kebbi Dandi Bani Zumbu 1
Kebbi Dandi Buma 2
Kebbi Dandi Dolekaina 3
Kebbi Dandi Fana 4
Kebbi Dandi Geza 7
Kebbi Dandi Kamba / Kamba 8
Kebbi Dandi Kwakkwaba 9
Kebbi Dandi Kyangakwai 6
Kebbi Dandi Maigwaza 10
Kebbi Dandi Maihausawa 5
Kebbi Dandi Shiko 11

9. Fakai Local Government Area

History of Fakai Local Government Area

Fakai Local Government Area in Kebbi state has its administrative headquarters in Mahuta.

Location of Fakai Local Government Area

Fakai is located in eastern Kebbi. It is bordered by Shonga and Zuru Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Fakai Local Government Area:

Musa Jarmaand

Wards in Fakai Local Government Area

Kebbi Fakai Bajida 1
Kebbi Fakai Bangu/Garinisa 2
Kebbi Fakai Birnin Tudu 3
Kebbi Fakai Fakai/Zussun 8
Kebbi Fakai Gulbin Kuka/Maijarhula 5
Kebbi Fakai Inga(Bulu) Maikende 6
Kebbi Fakai Kangi 7
Kebbi Fakai Mahuta 4
Kebbi Fakai Marafa 9
Kebbi Fakai Penin Amana/Penin Gaba 10

10. Gwandu Local Government Area

History of Gwandu Local Government Area

Gwandu is a town, an emirate and a Local Government Area in Kebbi state. It is a Local Government Area that is occupied majorly by Hausa speaking people.

Location of Gwandu Local Government Area

Gwandu occupies the northeastern part of Kebbi state. It is bordered by Argungu, Aleiro and Birnin Kebbi Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Gwandu Local Government Area:

Shehu Dalijan

Wards in Gwandu Local Government Area

Kebbi Gwandu Cheberu/Bada 1
Kebbi Gwandu Dalijan 2
Kebbi Gwandu Dodoru 3
Kebbi Gwandu Gulmare 4
Kebbi Gwandu Gwandu Marafa 5
Kebbi Gwandu Gwandu Sarkin Fawa 6
Kebbi Gwandu Kambaza 7
Kebbi Gwandu Malisa 9
Kebbi Gwandu Maruda 8
Kebbi Gwandu Masama Kwasgara 10

11. Jega Local Government Area

History of Jega Local Government Area

Jega is both a town and a Local Government Area in Kebbi state. It has an area of 891km² and also has its administrative headquarters in Jega town. Jega Local Government Area is made up of quite a number of towns, some of them are Agwada, Alelu, Fagana, Gehuru, etc.

Location of Jega Local Government Area

Jega is located in eastern Kebbi. It is bounded by Aleiro Local Government Area

Chairman of Jega Local Government Area:

Usman Jega

Wards in Jega Local Government Area

Kebbi Jega Alelu/Gehuru 1
Kebbi Jega Dangamaji 2
Kebbi Jega Dunbegu/Bausara 3
Kebbi Jega Gindi/Nassarawa/Kyarmi/Galbi 4
Kebbi Jega Jandutsi/Birnin Malam 5
Kebbi Jega Jega Firchin 6
Kebbi Jega Jega Kokani 7
Kebbi Jega Jega Magaji ‘A’ 9
Kebbi Jega Jega Magaji ‘B’ 8
Kebbi Jega Katanga/Fagada 10
Kebbi Jega Kimba 11

12. Kalgo Local Government Area

History of Kalgo Local Government Area

Kalgo Local Government Area was created in 1996 from Bunza Local Government Area. It has its headquarters in Kalgo town and has a landmass of 1,173km².

Location of Kalgo Local Government Area

Kalgo Local Government Area is bordered by Birnin Kebbi, Jega and Bunza Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Kalgo Local Government Area:

Alhaji Umar Diggi

Wards in kalgo Local Government Area

Kebbi Kalgo Badariya/Magarza 1
Kebbi Kalgo Dangoma/Gayi 2
Kebbi Kalgo Diggi 3
Kebbi Kalgo Etene 4
Kebbi Kalgo Kalgo 5
Kebbi Kalgo Kuka 6
Kebbi Kalgo Mutubari 7
Kebbi Kalgo Nayilwa 8
Kebbi Kalgo Wurogauri 9
Kebbi Kalgo Zuguru 10

13. Koko/Besse Local Government Area

History of Koko/Besse Local Government Area

Koko/Besse Local Government Area has its administrative headquarters in Koko/Besse town. It has 871 as its postal code and has an area of 1,299km².

Location of Koko/Besse Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located right at the middle of Kebbi state. It is bordered by Shonga, Suru, Bagudo and Fakai Local Government Areas.

Wards in Kebbi/Besse Local Government Area

Kebbi Koko/Besse Besse 7
Kebbi Koko/Besse Dada/Alelu 4
Kebbi Koko/Besse Dutsin Mari/Dulmeru 9
Kebbi Koko/Besse Illela/S/Gari 2
Kebbi Koko/Besse Jadadi 5
Kebbi Koko/Besse Koko Fircin 3
Kebbi Koko/Besse Koko Magaji 1
Kebbi Koko/Besse Lani/Manyan/Tafukka/Shiba 6
Kebbi Koko/Besse Madacci/Firini 11
Kebbi Koko/Besse Maikwari/ Karamar/ Damba/ Bakoshi 12
Kebbi Koko/Besse Takware 8
Kebbi Koko/Besse Zariya Kalakala/Amiru 10

14. Maiyama Local Government Area

History of Maiyama Local Government Area

With an area of 1,028km², Maiyama is one of the biggest Local Government Areas in Kebbi state. It has its headquarters in Maiyama town and also had a population of 175,686 in 2006.

Location of Maiyama Local Government Area

Maiyama Local Government Area is centrally located and is bounded by Suru, Kalgo, Jega and Koko/Besse Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Maigama Local Government Area:

Maidamma Darji

Wards in Maidama Darji Local Government Area

Kebbi Maiyama Andarai/ Kurunkwu/ Zongun Liba 1
Kebbi Maiyama Giwa Tazo/Zara 2
Kebbi Maiyama Gumbin Kure 3
Kebbi Maiyama Karaye/Dogondaji 4
Kebbi Maiyama Kawara/S/Sara/Yarkamba 5
Kebbi Maiyama Kuben Rigidiga 6
Kebbi Maiyama Liba/Danwa/Kuka Kogo 7
Kebbi Maiyama Maiyama 8
Kebbi Maiyama Mungadi/Botoro 9
Kebbi Maiyama Sambawa/Mayalo 10
Kebbi Maiyama Sarandosa/Gubba 11

16. Ngaski Local Government Area

History of Ngaski Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located at the banks of the famous Kainji Lake. It is a big Local Government Area and has a landmass of 2,633km². Ngaski Local Government Area has its headquarters in Wara and also had a population of 124,766 in the 2006 census.

Location of Ngaski Local Government Area

This Local Government Area occupies the southern axis of Kebbi state. It is bordered by Shonga and Yauri Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Ngaski Local Government Area:

Garba Wallah

Wards in Ngaski Local Government Area

Kebbi Ngaski Birnin Yauri 1
Kebbi Ngaski Gafara Machupa 2
Kebbi Ngaski Garin Baka/Makarin 3
Kebbi Ngaski Kambuwa/Danmaraya 6
Kebbi Ngaski Kwakwaran 4
Kebbi Ngaski Libata/Kwangia 5
Kebbi Ngaski Makawa Uleira 7
Kebbi Ngaski Ngaski 8
Kebbi Ngaski Utono/Hoge 9
Kebbi Ngaski Wara 10

17. Sakaba Local Government Area

History of Sakaba Local Government Area

Sakaba Local Government Area has a landmass of 1,260km² and has its administrative headquarters in Sakaba town. This Local Government Area is made up of several towns, some of them include Adai, Bili, Dokan, Dongo, Manga etc.

Location of Sakaba Local Government Area

Sakaba Local Government Area is located in the eastern part of Kebbi state. It is bordered by Zuru and Wasaku Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Sakaba Local Government Area

Moha-mmed Umar

Wards in Sakaba Local Government Area

Kebbi Sakaba Adai 1
Kebbi Sakaba Dankolo 2
Kebbi Sakaba Doka/Bere 3
Kebbi Sakaba Fada 10
Kebbi Sakaba Gelwasa 4
Kebbi Sakaba Janbirni 5
Kebbi Sakaba Makuku 7
Kebbi Sakaba Maza/Maza 6
Kebbi Sakaba Sakaba 8
Kebbi Sakaba Tudun Kuka 9

18. Shanga Local Government Areas

History of Shanga Local Government Areas

Shanga is an LGA in Kebbi state. It has its headquarters in Shanga town and covers an area of 1,642km². Shanga LGA had a population of 127,146 in 2006 and has 870 as its postal code.

Location of Shanga Local Government Area

Shanga LGA is bounded by Yauri and Fakai LGAs.

Chairman of Shanga Local Government Area:

Aminu Arzika

Wards in Shanga Local Government Area

Kebbi Shanga Atuwo 1
Kebbi Shanga Binuwa/Gebe/Bunkuji 2
Kebbi Shanga Dugu Tsoho/Dugu Raha 3
Kebbi Shanga Kawara/Ingu/Sargo 4
Kebbi Shanga Rafin Kirya/Tefki Tara 5
Kebbi Shanga Sawashi 7
Kebbi Shanga Shanga 8
Kebbi Shanga Sokage/Golongo/Hundeji 6
Kebbi Shanga Takware 9
Kebbi Shanga Yarbesse 10

19. Suru Local Government Area

History of Suru Local Government Area

Suru Local Government Area was created in 1991. Prior to its creation, it was a part of Bunza Local Government Area. Suru Local Government Area has its headquarters in Dakingari and has a landmass of 1,352km².

Location of Suru Local Government Area

Suru Local Government Area is bordered by Dandi in the west, Baguda in the south, Bunza and Kalgo in the north, and Maigama in the east.

Chairman of Suru Local Government Area:

Umaru Maigand

Wards in Suru Local Government Area

Kebbi Suru Aljannare 1
Kebbi Suru Bakuwai 4
Kebbi Suru Bandan 2
Kebbi Suru Barbarejo 3
Kebbi Suru Dakingari 5
Kebbi Suru Daniya/Shema 7
Kebbi Suru Dendane 6
Kebbi Suru Ginga 8
Kebbi Suru Giro 9
Kebbi Suru Kwaifa 10
Kebbi Suru Suru 11

20. Wasagu Local Government Area

History of Wasagu Local Government Area

Wasagu Local Government Area is the largest Local Government Area in Kebbi state. It has an area of 4,016km² and a population of 309,750km² in the 2006 census. Wasagu Local Government Area has its headquarters in Ribah and has 872 as its postal code.

Location of Wasagu Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is bordered by Sakaba and Zuru Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Wasagu Local Government Area:

Suleiman Shindi

Wards in Wasagu Local Government Area

Kebbi Wasagu/Danko Ayu 1
Kebbi Wasagu/Danko Bena 2
Kebbi Wasagu/Danko Dan Umaru/Mairairai 3
Kebbi Wasagu/Danko Danko/Maga 4
Kebbi Wasagu/Danko Gwanfi/Kele 11
Kebbi Wasagu/Danko Kanya 5
Kebbi Wasagu/Danko Kyabu/Kandu 6
Kebbi Wasagu/Danko Ribah/Machika 7
Kebbi Wasagu/Danko Waje 8
Kebbi Wasagu/Danko Wasagu 9
Kebbi Wasagu/Danko Yalmo/Shindi 10

21. Yauri Local Government Area

History of Yauri Local Government Area

Yauri is a town, an Emirate and a Local Government Area in Kebbi state. It is occupied by the Nupe, Hausa, and Kanuri peoples. Yauri Local Government Area has an area of 3,380km² and has the Hausa language as its main language.

Location of Yauri Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is bounded by Nganski, Shanga, Koko/Besse, and Bagudo Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Yauri Local Government Area:

Musa Mohammed

Wards in Yauri Local Government Area

Kebbi Yauri Chulu/Koma 1
Kebbi Yauri Gungun Sarki 2
Kebbi Yauri Jijima 3
Kebbi Yauri Tondi 4
Kebbi Yauri Yelwa Central 5
Kebbi Yauri Yelwa East 6
Kebbi Yauri Yelwa North 7
Kebbi Yauri Yelwa South 8
Kebbi Yauri Yelwa West 9
Kebbi Yauri Zamare 10

22. Zuru Local Government Area

History of Zuru Local Government Area

Zuru is an Emirate, a town and a Local Government Area in Kebbi state. It has its administrative headquarters in Zuru and has a landmass of 653km².

Location of Zuru Local Government Area

Zuru Local Government Area shares borders with Wassagu/Danko and Fai

Chairman of Zuru Local Government Area:

Mohammed Umar

Wards in Zuru Local Government Area

Kebbi Zuru Bedi 1
Kebbi Zuru Ciroman Dabai 2
Kebbi Zuru Isgogo /Dago 3
Kebbi Zuru Manga/Ushe 4
Kebbi Zuru Rafin Zuru 5
Kebbi Zuru Rikoto 6
Kebbi Zuru Rumu/Daben/Seme 7
Kebbi Zuru Senchi 8
Kebbi Zuru Tadurga 9
Kebbi Zuru Zodi 10

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