List of Local Governments in Kebbi State

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Kebbi is one of the states located in the north-western part of Nigeria. The capital of Kebbi state is Birnin Kebbi. In 1991, the state was carved out from a part of Sokoto state. Kebbi state shares boundaries with Sokoto State, Niger State, Zamfara State and Dosso Region in the Republic of Niger and Benin.

Kebbi state was created out of the former Sokoto State on 17 August 1991. As projected from the 1991 census, Kebbi state has a total population of 3,137,989 people. Kebbi state has a total of 21 Local Government areas. The main occupation of inhabitants is agriculture, especially in the rural areas. Major crops produced in Kebbi state are grains. Other common occupations are animal rearing and fishing.

This article covers the list of local government areas in Kebbi state and other information you need to know about the LGAs.

List of Local Governments in Kebbi State

List of Local Governments in Kebbi State

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Aleiro

The headquarters of Aleiro are in the town of Aliero. According to the 2006 census, Aleiro local government has a population of 65,973 people.

Arewa Dandi

Arewa Dandi shares a boundary with the Republic of Niger. The headquarters of Arewa Dandi are in the town of Arewa Dandi. According to the 2006 census, the LGA has a population of 184,030 people.

Argungu

Argungu is both a local government and city in Kebbi State. It is located on the Sokoto River. As of 2007, Argungu had an estimated population of 47,064 people. Argungu city is the seat of the Argungu Emirate, which is a traditional state. The city is a major agricultural center in the area. Major crops grown in the area include tobacco, peanuts, rice, millet, wheat, and sorghum. The city also hosts an annual international fishing festival caked the Argungu fishing festival which was suspended for 11 years. However, the Argungu fishing festival was held again in March 11- 142020.

Augie

The headquarters of Augie are in the town of Augie. Augie is primarily an agricultural producing area with crops such as sugarcane, mango, banana etc. The major language groups in Augie are Hausa, Fulani and Zabarmanci. According to the 2006 census, Augie has a population of 117,287 people.

Bagudo

Bagudo shares a boundary with the Republic of Benin. Its headquarters are in the town of Bagudo. According to the 2006 census, Bagudo has a population of 237,817 people.

Birnin Kebbi

Birnin Kebbi is the capital city of Kebbi State. It is also the headquarters of the Gwandu Emirate. As at the year 2007, the city had an estimated population of 125,594. The major inhabitants of Kebbi state are the Hausa and Fulani people. Birnin Kebbi used to be the capital of the Kebbi Emirate. This was later moved to Argungu LGA after the conquest by Gwandu in 1831.

Bunza

The headquarters of Bunza are in the town of Bunza. The local government was created in 1975 out of the then state of Sokoto during the local government reform. Bunza shares borders with Kalgo LGA in the east, with Dandi and Arewa LGA in the north and Suru LGA in its south and west. The major occupation of the inhabitants of Bunza is farming.

Dandi

Dandi shares a boundary with the Republic of Niger. It also shares boundaries with Bunza LGA to its south. Its headquarters are in the town of Kamba. According to the 2006 census, Dandi has a population of 144,273 people.

Fakai

Its headquarters are in the town of Mahuta. According to the 2006 census, Fakai has a population of 121,212 people.

Gwandu (also called Gando)

Gwandu is both a town and emirate in Kebbi State. Gwandu was established in the sixteenth century by the Kabbawa, a Hausa-speaking people. Today, Gwandu acts as one of the four emirates in Kebbi State. The town was one of the two capitals of the Fulani empire until it came under British control in 1903. It was also an important city during the Fulani Jihad.

Jega

Its headquarters are in the town of Jega. According to the 2006 census, Jega has a population of 193,352 people.

Kalgo

Kalgo was created in 1996 and was cut out from the Bunza LGA. Its headquarters are in the town of Kalgo. Kalgo LGA shares a border with Bunza LGA to its west. According to the 2006 census, Kalgo LGA has a population of 85,403 people.

Koko/Besse

According to the 2006 census, Koko has a population of 154,605 people. Its headquarters are in the town of Koko/Besse.

Maiyama

Its headquarters are in the town of Maiyama. According to the 2006 census, Maiyama has a population of 175,686 people.

Ngaski

Ngaski is located on the shores of Kainji Lake. Its headquarters are in the town of Wara. According to the 2006 census, the LGA has a population of 124,766 people.

Sakaba

Its headquarters are in the town of Sakaba. According to the 2006 census, Sakaba has a population of 89,937 people.

Shanga

Its headquarters are in the town of Shanga. According to the 2006 census, Shanga has a population of 127,146 people

Suru

Suru was established in 1991 and was carved out of Bunza LGA. Its headquarters is in the town of Dakingari. According to the 2006 census, Suru has a population of 150,230 people.

Wasagu/Danko

Its headquarters is in the town of Ribah. According to the 2006 census, Wasagu LGA has a population of 265,203 people.

Yauri

Yauri LGA is the location of the Yauri Emirate. Yauri Emirate is one of the smallest historical emirates in Northern Nigeria. In 1972, the population of the Yauri LGA was about 112,000 people in over six major districts. The Reshe people consider Birnin Yauri to be their ancient city. The main language spoken in Yauri is the Hausa language.

Zuru

Its headquarters is in the town of Zuru. It is also the headquarters of Zuru Emirate. The Emirate comprises four local government areas, which are: Wasagu/Danko local government, Fakai ocal government, Sakaba and Zuru. According to the 2006 census, Zuru has a population of 165,547 at the 2006 census.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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