Local Government Areas in Sokoto State

Sokoto state was created on in 1976. It is a state in northwest Nigeria which covers an area of 25,973km². Sokoto state has Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as its governor and is made up of 24 Local Government Areas.

1. Binji Local Government Area

History of Binji Local Government Area

Binji Local Government Area has its administrative headquarters in Binji town. It is a small Local Government Area and has a landmass of 559km². Binji Local Government Area has 853 as its postal code had a landmass of 105,027 in 2006.

Location of Binji Local Government Area

Binji Local Government Area is bordered by Gudu, Tangana, Silame, and Wamako Local Government Areas.

Wards in Binji Local Government Area

Sokoto Binji Binji 3
Sokoto Binji Bunkari 8
Sokoto Binji Gawazzai 6
Sokoto Binji Inname 1
Sokoto Binji Jammali 4
Sokoto Binji Maikulki 7
Sokoto Binji Samama 2
Sokoto Binji Soro Gabas 9
Sokoto Binji Soro Yamma 10
Sokoto Binji T/Kose 5

2. Bodinga Local Government Area

 History of Bodinga Local Government Area

Bodinga Local Government Area in Sokoto state has its headquarters in Bodinga town. It had a population of 175,406 in the 2006 census and has an area of 564km².

Location of Bodinga Local Government Area

Bodinga Local Government Area is located close to the center of Sokoto state. It shares borders with Tureta Local Government Area, Yabo Local Government Area, Shagari Local Government Area

Wards in Bodinga Local Government Area

Sokoto Bodinga Badau/Darhela 5
Sokoto Bodinga Bagarawa 2
Sokoto Bodinga Bangi/Dabaga 9
Sokoto Bodinga Bodinga/Tauma 1
Sokoto Bodinga Danchadi 8
Sokoto Bodinga Dingyadi/Badawa 6
Sokoto Bodinga Kwacciyar Lalle 10
Sokoto Bodinga Mazan Gari/Jirga Miyo 3
Sokoto Bodinga Sifawa/Lukuyawa 4
Sokoto Bodinga Takatuku/Madorawa 11
Sokoto Bodinga Tulluwa/Kulafasa 7

3. Dange Shuni Local Government Area

History of Dange Shuni Local Government Area

Dange Shuni is an LGA in Sokoto state. It has an area of 1,210km² and has its headquarters in Dangi town. Dangi Shuni Local Government Area had a population of 194,546 in 2006 and has 852 as its postal code.

Location of Dange Shuni Local Government Area

Thsi Local Government Area is bordered by Tureta, Rabah, and Bodinga Local Government Areas.

 Chairman of Dange Shuni Local Government Area:

Mande Dantasalla

Wards in Dange Shuni Local Government Area

Sokoto Dange/Shuni Bodai/Jurga 3
Sokoto Dange/Shuni Dange 1
Sokoto Dange/Shuni Fajaldu 4
Sokoto Dange/Shuni Giere/Gajara 9
Sokoto Dange/Shuni Rikina 10
Sokoto Dange/Shuni Rudu/Amanawa 6
Sokoto Dange/Shuni Ruggar Gidado 11
Sokoto Dange/Shuni Shuni 5
Sokoto Dange/Shuni Tsafanade 7
Sokoto Dange/Shuni Tuntube/Tsehe 8
Sokoto Dange/Shuni Wababe/Salau 2

4. Gada Local Government Area

History of Gada Local Government Area

Gada Local Government Area is an LGA in Sokoto state with 11 wards. This Local Government Area is bordered by the Republic of Niger and has a landmass of 1,315km².

Location of Gada Local Government Area

Gada occupies the northern edge of Sokoto state.

Chairman of Gada Local Government Area:

Abdullahi Ahmad

Wards in Gada Local Government Area

Sokoto Gada Dukamaje/Ilah 7
Sokoto Gada Gada 1
Sokoto Gada Gilbadi 4
Sokoto Gada Kadadin Buda (Kaddi) 3
Sokoto Gada Kadassaka 10
Sokoto Gada Kaddi 2
Sokoto Gada Kaffe 6
Sokoto Gada Kiri 9
Sokoto Gada Kwarma 11
Sokoto Gada Kyadawa/Holai 8
Sokoto Gada Tsitse 5

5. Goronyo Local Government Area

History of Goronyo Local Government Area

Goronyo Local Government Area has a landmass of 1,704km² and has its headquarters in Goronyo town.  It had a population of 182,296 in the 2006. Also, its postal code is 842.

Location of Goronyo Local Government Area

Goronyo LGA is bordered by Gada Local Government Areas

Chairman of Goronyo Local Government Area

Faruk Rimawa

Wards in Goronyo Local Government Area

Sokoto Goronyo Birjingo 10
Sokoto Goronyo Boyekai 3
Sokoto Goronyo Giyawa 2
Sokoto Goronyo Goronyo 1
Sokoto Goronyo Kagara 4
Sokoto Goronyo Kojiyo 6
Sokoto Goronyo Kwakwazo 5
Sokoto Goronyo Rimawa 7
Sokoto Goronyo S/Gari Dole/Dan/Tasakko 9
Sokoto Goronyo Shinaka 8
Sokoto Goronyo Takakume 11

6. Gudu Local Government Area

History of Gudu Local Government Area

Gudu Local Government Area has its headquarters in Balle town. It is a very large Local Government Area and is very underpopulated. This Local Government Area has a landmass of 3,478km² and a population of 95,544 in 2006.

Location of Gudu Local Government Area

Gudu Local Government Area occupies the northwestern axis of Sokoto state.

Wards in Gudu Local Government Area

Sokoto Gudu Awulkiti 7
Sokoto Gudu Bachaka 3
Sokoto Gudu Balle 6
Sokoto Gudu Chilas/Makuya 2
Sokoto Gudu Gwazange/Boto 4
Sokoto Gudu Karfen Chana 8
Sokoto Gudu Karfen Sarki 1
Sokoto Gudu Kurdula 5
Sokoto Gudu Maraken Bori 9
Sokoto Gudu Tulun Doya 10

7. Gwadabawa Local Government Area

History of Gwadabawa Local Government Area

Gwadabawa Local Government Area has a landmass of 991km² and a population of 231,358 in the 2006 census. It has its headquarters in Gwadabawa town and is occupied by the Hausas.

Location of Gwadabawa Local Government Area

This is bordered by Tangaza Local Government Area

Wards in Gwadabawa Local Government Area

Sokoto Gwadabawa Asara Arewa 2
Sokoto Gwadabawa Asara Kudu 1
Sokoto Gwadabawa Atakwanyo 3
Sokoto Gwadabawa Chimmola/Kudu 4
Sokoto Gwadabawa Chimola Arewa 5
Sokoto Gwadabawa Gidan Kaya 7
Sokoto Gwadabawa Gigane 8
Sokoto Gwadabawa Gwadabawa 6
Sokoto Gwadabawa Huchi 11
Sokoto Gwadabawa Mammande 9
Sokoto Gwadabawa Salame 10

8. Illela Local Government Area

History of Illela Local Government Area

Illela Local Government Area is one of the many Local Government Areas in northern Nigeria that share borders with the Republic of Niger. It has a landmass of 1,246km² and has its administrative capital in Illela town.

Location of Illela Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located in the northern axis of Sokoto state. It is bounded by Gwadabawa Local Government Area, Tangaza Local Government Area and Gada Local Government Area.

Chairman of Illela Local Government Area:

Abdullahi Haruna

Wards in Illela Local Government Area

Sokoto Illela Araba 7
Sokoto Illela Damba 3
Sokoto Illela Darna/ Sabon Gari 4
Sokoto Illela Darne/ Tsolawo 5
Sokoto Illela G/ Hamma 6
Sokoto Illela G/ Katta 11
Sokoto Illela Garu 8
Sokoto Illela Illela 1
Sokoto Illela Kalmalo 2
Sokoto Illela R. Gati 9
Sokoto Illela Tozai 10

9. Isa Local Government Area

History of Isa Local Government Area

Isa Local Government Area is occupied by the Fulanis. It is the Local Government Area of origin of former Sokoto state governor, Atahiru Bafarawa and it has an area of 2,158km². Isa Local Government Area had a population of 146,103 in 2006.

Location of Isa Local Government Area

Isa Local Government Area occupies the northeastern axis of Sokoto state. It is bounded by Sabon Birni

Chairman of Isa Local Government Area:

Garba Moyi

Wards in Isa Local Government Area

Sokoto Isa Bargaja 6
Sokoto Isa Gebe ‘A’ 9
Sokoto Isa Gebe ‘B’ 10
Sokoto Isa Isa North 1
Sokoto Isa Isa South 2
Sokoto Isa Tidibale 5
Sokoto Isa Tozai 8
Sokoto Isa Tsabren Sarkin Darai 4
Sokoto Isa Turba 3
Sokoto Isa Yanfako 7

10. Kebbe Local Government Area

History of Kebbe Local Government Area

Kebbe Local Government Area is bordered by both Zamfara and Kebbi state. It has its headquarters in Kebbe town and has a landmass of 2,618km².

Location of Kebbe Local Government Area

Kebbe Local Government Area occupies the southern axis of Sokoto state

Wards in Kebbe Local Government Area

Sokoto Kebbe Fakku 8
Sokoto Kebbe Girkau 10
Sokoto Kebbe Kebbe East 1
Sokoto Kebbe Kebbe West 2
Sokoto Kebbe Kuchi 5
Sokoto Kebbe Margai – A 3
Sokoto Kebbe Margai – B 4
Sokoto Kebbe Nasagudu 6
Sokoto Kebbe Sangi 7
Sokoto Kebbe Ungushi 9

11. Kware Local Government Area

History of Kware Local Government Area

Kware Local Government Area is one of the developed Local Government Areas in Sokoto state. It has a high population of literates and has its administrative headquarters in Kware town. Kware Local Government Area has an area of 554km² and enjoys the availability of basic amenities such as water and electricity.

Location of Kware Local Government Area

Kware Local Government Area is surrounded by Wamako, Wurno, Gwadamawa, and Tangaza Local Government Area.

Chairman of Kware Local Government Area:

Abubakar Zamau

Wards in Kware Local Government Area

Sokoto Kware Bankanu/ R, Kade 2
Sokoto Kware Basansan 3
Sokoto Kware Durbawa 8
Sokoto Kware G. Rugga 7
Sokoto Kware G/ Modibbo/ G. Akwara 6
Sokoto Kware H/ Ali/ Marabawa 5
Sokoto Kware Kabanga 10
Sokoto Kware Kware 1
Sokoto Kware S/Birni/ G. Karma 4
Sokoto Kware Tsaki/ Walake’e 11
Sokoto Kware Tunga/ Mallamawa 9

12. Rabah Local Government Area

History of Rabah Local Government Area

Rabah Local Government Area has its headquarters in Rabah town. It is the LGA of origin of the first Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello. Also, it has an area of 2,433km².

Location of Rabah Local Government Area

Rabah Local Government Area is located in the eastern axis of Sokoto state.

Chairman of Rabah Local Government Area:

Salisu Gandi

Wards in Rabah Local Government Area

Sokoto Rabah Gandi ‘A’ 6
Sokoto Rabah Gandi ‘B’ 7
Sokoto Rabah Gawakuke 5
Sokoto Rabah Gwaddodi/Gidan Bu Wai 4
Sokoto Rabah Kurya 10
Sokoto Rabah Rabah 1
Sokoto Rabah Rara 3
Sokoto Rabah Riji/Maikujera 2
Sokoto Rabah Tsamiya 8
Sokoto Rabah Tursa 11
Sokoto Rabah Yar Tsakuwa 9

13. Sabon /Birni Local Government Area

History of Sabon Birni Local Government Area

Sabon Birni Local Government Area is bordered by the Republic of Niger. It has its headquarters in Sabon Birni and has a landmass of 2,354km². It is a sparsely populated Local Government Area and had a population of 207,599 in 2006.

Location of Sabon Birni Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located in the northeastern axis of Sokoto state. It is bordered by Isa and Gada Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Sabon Birni Local Government Area:

Idris Muhammed

Wards in Sabon Birni Local Government Area

Sokoto S/Birni Gangara 8
Sokoto S/Birni Gatawa 6
Sokoto S/Birni Kalgo 9
Sokoto S/Birni Kuruwa 7
Sokoto S/Birni Lajinge 11
Sokoto S/Birni Makuwana 10
Sokoto S/Birni S/Birni East 1
Sokoto S/Birni S/Birni West 2
Sokoto S/Birni Tara 5
Sokoto S/Birni Tsamaye 3
Sokoto S/Birni Unguwar Lalle 4

15. Shagari Local Government Area

History of Shagari Local Government Area

Shagari Local Government Area shares boundaries with Zamfara state. It has its administrative headquarters in Shagari town and has an area of 1,332km².

Location of Shagari Local Government Area

Shagari Local Government Area is located in the southeastern axis of Sokoto state. It shares borders with Tureta Local Government Area.

Chairman of Shagari Local Government Area:

Alhaji Jabbi Shagari

Wards in Shagari Local Government Area

Sokoto Shagari Dandin Mahe 3
Sokoto Shagari Gangam 5
Sokoto Shagari Horo Birni 2
Sokoto Shagari Jaredi 1
Sokoto Shagari Kajiji 9
Sokoto Shagari Kambama 4
Sokoto Shagari Lambara 6
Sokoto Shagari Mandera 10
Sokoto Shagari Sanyinnawal 8
Sokoto Shagari Shagari 7

16. Silame Local Government Area

History of Silame Local Government Area

Silame Local Government Area is located close to the Sokoto River. It has its headquarters in Silame town and a landmass of 790km².

Location of Silame Local Government Area

Silame Local Government Area occupies the southwestern axis of Sokoto state. It shares borders with Yabo and Wamako Local Government Areas

Wards in Silame Local Government Area

Sokoto Silame Gande East 1
Sokoto Silame Gande West 2
Sokoto Silame Katami North 3
Sokoto Silame Katami South 4
Sokoto Silame Kubodu North 5
Sokoto Silame Kubodu South 6
Sokoto Silame Labani 7
Sokoto Silame Marafa East 8
Sokoto Silame Marafa West 9
Sokoto Silame Silame 10

17. Sokoto North Local Government Area

History of Sokoto North Local Government Area

Sokoto North Local Government Area is the most developed Local Government Areas in Sokoto state. It has its headquarters in Sokoto town and is the host LGA of the government house. With a landmass of 51km² and a population of 232,846 in 2006, this Local Government Area is the most densely populated Local Government Areas in Sokoto state.

Location of Sokoto North Local Government Area

Thsi Local Government Area is located at the middle of Sokoto state. It is bordered by Sokoto south Local Government Area.

Chairman of Sokoto North Local Government Area:

Alhaji Ibrahim Aminu

Wards in Sokoto North Local Government Area

Sokoto Sokoto North Magajin Gari ‘A’ 4
Sokoto Sokoto North Magajin Gari B 5
Sokoto Sokoto North Magajin Rafi ‘A’ 7
Sokoto Sokoto North Magajin Rafi ‘B’ 8
Sokoto Sokoto North S/Adar Gandu 11
Sokoto Sokoto North S/Adar/G/Igwai 6
Sokoto Sokoto North S/Musulmi ‘A’ 9
Sokoto Sokoto North S/Musulmi ‘B’ 10
Sokoto Sokoto North Waziri ‘A’ 1
Sokoto Sokoto North Waziri ‘B’ 2
Sokoto Sokoto North Waziri ‘C’ 3

18. Sokoto South Local Government Area

History of Sokoto South Local Government Area

Sokoto south Local Government Area has its headquarters in Sarkin Zamfara. It is occupied majorly by the Hausas and is very densely populated. It has a landmass of 41km² and a population of 194,914 in 2006.

Location of Sokoto South Local Government Area

This Local Government Area occupies the middle of Sokoto state. It is bordered by Sokoto north Local Government Area.

Chairman of Sokoto South Local Government Area:

Aminu Sani Liman

Wards in Sokoto South Local Government Area

Sokoto Sokoto South Gagi ‘A’ 7
Sokoto Sokoto South Gagi ‘B’ 8
Sokoto Sokoto South Gagi ‘C’ 9
Sokoto Sokoto South R/Dorowa ‘A’ 1
Sokoto Sokoto South R/Dorowa ‘B’ 2
Sokoto Sokoto South S/A/K/Atiku 11
Sokoto Sokoto South S/Zamfara ‘A’ 5
Sokoto Sokoto South S/Zamfara ‘B’ 6
Sokoto Sokoto South Sarkin Adar Kwanni 10
Sokoto Sokoto South T/Wada ‘A’ 3
Sokoto Sokoto South T/Wada ‘B’ 4

19. Tambuwal Local Government Area

History of Tambuwal Local Government Area

Tambuwal Local Government Area has its headquarters in Tambuwal town and has a landmass of 1,717km². According to the 2006 census, Tambuwal Local Government Area has a population of 224,931.

Location of Tambuwal Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is bounded by Shagari and Kebbe Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Tambuwal Local Government Area:

Abubakar Zaki

Wards in Tambuwal Local Government Area

Sokoto Tambuwal Bagida/Lukkingo 4
Sokoto Tambuwal Bakaya/Sabon Birni 2
Sokoto Tambuwal Barkeji/Nabaguda 9
Sokoto Tambuwal Bashire/Maikada 3
Sokoto Tambuwal Dogondaji/Sala 7
Sokoto Tambuwal Faga/Alasan 6
Sokoto Tambuwal Jabo/Kagara 10
Sokoto Tambuwal Romon Sarki 1
Sokoto Tambuwal Saida/Goshe 11
Sokoto Tambuwal Sanyinna 8
Sokoto Tambuwal Tambuwal/Shinfiri 5

20. Tangaza Local Government Area

History of Tangaza Local Government Area

Tangaza Local Government Area in Sokoto state has its headquarters in Gida Madi town. It is a large Local Government Area and covers an area of 2,477km². Tangaza Local Government Area had a population of 113,853 in 2006 and has 841 as its postal code.

Location of Tangaza Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located in the northern axis of Sokoto state. It is bounded by Gudu Local Government Area, Binji Local Government Area, Illela Local Government Area and Niger Republic.

Chairman of Tangaza Local Government Area:

Nura Shehu

Wards in Tangaza Local Government Area

Sokoto Tangaza Gidan Madi 5
Sokoto Tangaza Kalanjeni 8
Sokoto Tangaza Kwacce-Huru 7
Sokoto Tangaza Magonho 9
Sokoto Tangaza Raka 3
Sokoto Tangaza Ruwa-Wuri 2
Sokoto Tangaza Sakkwai 10
Sokoto Tangaza Salewa 4
Sokoto Tangaza Sutti 6
Sokoto Tangaza Tangaza 1

21. Tureta Local Government Area

History of Tureta Local Government Area

Tureta Local Government Area is one of the few Local Government Areas in Sokoto that share borders with Zamfara state. It has its headquarters in Tureta town. With a landmass of 2,383km² and a population of 68,370 in the 2006 census, Tureta Local Government Area is one of the least populated Local Government Areas in Sokoto state.

Location of Tureta Local Government Area

Tureta Local Government Area occupies the southeastern axis of Sokoto state. It is bounded by Shagari and Dange Shuni Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Tureta Local Government Area:

Abubakar Aliyu

Wards in Tureta Local Government Area

Sokoto Tureta Barayar Giwa 4
Sokoto Tureta Duma 1
Sokoto Tureta Fura Girke 5
Sokoto Tureta Gidan Kare/Bimasa 9
Sokoto Tureta Kuruwa 8
Sokoto Tureta Kwarare 10
Sokoto Tureta Lambar Tureta 6
Sokoto Tureta Lofa 2
Sokoto Tureta Tsamiya 3
Sokoto Tureta Tureta Gari 7

22. Wammakko Local Government Area

History of Wammakko Local Government Area

Wammakko Local Government Area has its administrative headquarters in the town of Wamako. It is the Local Government Area that houses the Sokoto state University as well as the NYSC camp in Sokoto state. Wammakko Local Government Area is one of the small Local Government Areas in Sokoto state. Kit has a landmass of 697km².

Location of Wammakko Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is located close to the center of Sokoto state.

Chairman of Wammakko Local Government Area:

Ahmad Kalabaina

Wards in Wammakko Local Government Area

Sokoto Wamakko Arkilla 1
Sokoto Wamakko Bado/Kasarawa 2
Sokoto Wamakko Dundaye/Gumburawa 8
Sokoto Wamakko G/Bubu/G/Yaro 6
Sokoto Wamakko G/Hamidu/G/Kaya 5
Sokoto Wamakko Gumbi/Wajake 3
Sokoto Wamakko Gwamatse 10
Sokoto Wamakko K/Kimba/Gedewa 9
Sokoto Wamakko Kalambaina/Girabshi 4
Sokoto Wamakko Kammata 11
Sokoto Wamakko Wamakko 7

23. Wurno Local Government Area

History of Wurno Local Government Area

Wurno Local Government Area has its headquarters in Wurno town. It has a landmass of 685km² and a population of 162,307 in the 2006 census.

Location of Wurno Local Government Area

This Local Government Area is bounded by Rabah, Goronto, Gwadarama, and Kware Local Government Areas.

Wards in Wurno Local Government Area

Sokoto Wurno Achida 8
Sokoto Wurno Alkammu/Gyelgyel 9
Sokoto Wurno Chacho/Marnona 6
Sokoto Wurno Dankemu 3                                                                                                                                                Sokoto Wurno Dimbiso 4
Sokoto Wurno Dinawa 7
Sokoto Wurno Kwargaba 5
Sokoto Wurno Kwasare/Sisawa 11
Sokoto Wurno Lahodu/G/Bango 10
Sokoto Wurno Magarya 2
Sokoto Wurno Marafa 1

24. Yabo Local Government Area

History of Yabo Local Government Area

Yabo Local Government was created before most Local Government Areas in Sokoto state. It has its headquarters in Yabo town and once included Tambuwal and Shagari Local Government Areas. Yabo Local Government Area has a landmass of 789km².

Location of Yabo Local Government Area

Yabo Local Government Area is located in the western axis of Sokoto state. It is bounded by Silame, Shagari and Tambuwal Local Government Areas.

Chairman of Yabo Local Government Area:

Sani Bunu Yabo

Wards in Yabo Local Government Area

Sokoto Yabo Bakale 10
Sokoto Yabo Bingaje 2
Sokoto Yabo Binji 3
Sokoto Yabo Birniruwa 9
Sokoto Yabo Fakka 1
Sokoto Yabo Kilgori 8
Sokoto Yabo Ruggar Iya 5
Sokoto Yabo Torankawa 4
Sokoto Yabo Yabo ‘A’ 6
Sokoto Yabo Yabo ‘B’ 7

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