Kano State History, Recruitment, Politics & Education

Kano state is a created in 1967 in North East geopolitical zone of Nigeria and one of the most populous state in Nigeria comprising of 44 LGAs.

Kano state is one of the leading state that had control over the politics of Nigeria in terms of population, technocrats, industries,  academic institutions and economic activities.

Historical Facts

After a British occupation of the region, culminating in the Battle of Kano in February 1903, the region became a part of the Northern Nigeria Protectorate. 

Later, state became a part of the Northern Region of Nigeria and was officially created on May 27, 1967.

According to the Kano Chronicle (1890s), the best-known native history of the Hausa people, the Kano kingdom was founded as one of the Hausa Bakwai (“Seven True Hausa States”) in 999 by Bagauda, a grandson of Bayajida (Abuyazidu), the legendary progenitor of the Hausa people.


Local Government Areas

There are 44 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Kano state and the only state with the highest number of LGAs. List of LGAs in Kano State.

Colleges and Universities

  • Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil
  • Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano, Kano
  • Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil.
  • Skyline University Nigeria, Kano.
  • Sa'adatu Rimi College of Education
  • Federal College of Agriculture produce Technology Kano
  • Kano State Polytechnic
  • Audu Bako School of Agriculture, Danbatta
  • Kano State School of Health Technology

Ethnic Groups 

The major ethnic groups in pre-colonial Kano City were the Hausa, Fulani, Beriberi (Kanuri), Tuareg, Arab, Nupe, and some tribes from the southern Nigeria. Most people in Kano city have come to use the Hausa language as a first language and some have accepted Hausa as an ethnic identification.

Kano State Recruitment Exercise

Prospective applicants should visit the state recruitment portal aaccess current and active applications into the State CIvil Service commission and its agencies for possible considerations and employment.

Kano state had several agencies and ministries that require the service of graduates and non-graduates to man the various work/activities.

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