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KANO STATE Governor: Ibrahim Shekarau (ANPP) Deputy Governor: Abdullahi Gwarzo Website: Date Created: May 27, 1967 C...

Governor: Ibrahim Shekarau (ANPP)

Deputy Governor: Abdullahi Gwarzo


Date Created: May 27, 1967

Capital: Kano

Main Towns: Dambatta, Gumei, Gwarzo, Hadeija, Karaye, Kazaye, Ririvani and Kano.

Kano State came into existence on May 27, 1967. It is located within the extreme north-central part of the country and has its neighbours Katsina State to the north-west, Jigawa to the north-east, and Bauchi and Kaduna states to the south.

There are 44 local government areas in the state, namely, Dala, Kano, Kunbotso; Nassarawa, Rimin Gado, Doguwa, Tudun Wada, Sumaila, Wudil, Takai, Albasu, Bebeji, Rano, Bunkure, Karaye, Kiru, Kabo, Kura, Madiob, Gwarzo, Shanono, Dawakin, Kudu Isanyawa, Bichi Dawakin Tofa, Dambarta, Minjibir, Ungogo, Gezawa, Gebasawa, Bagwai, Gaye, Tofa, Waraua, Fagge, Gwale, Taarauni, Ajingi, Garko, Garun Mallam, Rogo, Makoda, Kibliya and Kunchi.

Kano State is historically a commercial and agricultural state, the centre of commerce. The state produces groundnuts and it is also blessed with solid mineral resources.

On social development, Kano State provides educational, health, agricultural and commercial facilities for its teaming vibrant population.

Kano state is now a pacesetter in educational projects. Its senior secondary schools are emulated by others while the primary schools management board has now become a national phenomenon. Its vigorous adult literacy programmes that it embarked on have won national and international recognition.

Kano has recorded impressive results in the health sector especially in preventive medicare. There are over 6,000 beds in more than 18 General Hospitals, five Specialist Hospitals, 19 Comprehensive Health Centres and 14 Primary Health Centres.

Kano has bagged the best Tourism Award with her numerous tourism and cultural centres which include the colorful annual Durbar, leather works and craft. There are museums and monuments which are repertoires of our rich cultural heritage.

Kano state is a showcase in agriculture self reliance and admirable resource management. Before the creation of Jigawa State, there were over 120 earth dams in the state, majority of which are located in Kano territory. Today, the dams which include Challawa Gorge and Tiga Dam, two of the ambitious irrigation projects in West Africa, ensure all year round farming. Kano is known today as the most irrigated state in the country with more than 3 million hectares of cultivable land.

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