Jigawa State (Dutse): History, Recruitment, Politics & Education

Jigawa state nicknamed as the New World was created in 1991 comprising of  27 LGAs with a populationf of over 6 million people. 

Its capital is Dutse and is located in North East geopolitical zone of Nigeria.

Historical Facts

The state was created on Tuesday August 27, 1991, when the Federal Military Government under the General Ibrahim Babangida announced the creation of nine additional states in the country bringing the total number of states then to thirty.

The state is mainly populated by the Hausa, Fulani and the Mangawa, Badawa and Ngizimawa which are dialects of the kanuri language. They constitute significant percentages in Birniwa, Guri and Kiri kasamma local government areas. There are other settled tribes both from within and outside Nigeria inhibiting in almost all the local Government areas of the state with the highest concentration in the state capital. 

Local Government Areas -full list

  1. Auyo
  2. Babura
  3. Biriniwa
  4. Birnin Kudu
  5. Buji
  6. Dutse
  7. Gagarawa
  8. Garki
  9. Gumel
  10. Guri
  11. Gwaram
  12. Gwiwa
  13. Hadejia
  14. Jahun
  15. Kafin Hausa
  16. Kaugama
  17. Kazaure
  18. Kiri Kasama
  19. Kiyawa
  20. Maigatari
  21. Malam Madori
  22. Miga
  23. Ringim
  24. Roni
  25. Sule Tankarkar
  26. Taura
  27. Yankwashi
Colleges and Universities

  • Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa
  • Jigawa State University
  • Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausas
  • Binyaminu Usman College of Agriculture, Hadejia
  • Federal University Dutse
  • Jigawa State College of Education

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