Sokoto State History, Recruitment, Politics & Education

Sokoto State was created in February 3, 1976 out of the then North Western State during regime of General Murtala Mohammed. It’s capital and largest city is Sokoto.


The state is named after its capital Sokoto, a city with a long history and the seat of the Sokoto Caliphate.

According to the provisional figures of the 2006 National Population Census, Sokoto State has population of 3,696,99 people made up of principally of two major groups namely; Hausa and Fulani. 

There are of course the Zabarmawa and Tuareg minority in the border Local Government Areas.

Local Government Areas

There are 22 Local Government Areas in Sokoto state. View list
Colleges and Universities

  • Usmanu Danfodiyo University
  • Sokoto State University
  • Army Day Secondary School – Sokoto
  • Iman International School
  • Iman International School
  • Shehu Shagari College of Education
  • The Polytechnic of Sokoto State
  • Usman Dan Fodio University Sokoto

List of Tribes in Sokoto State

  • Binji
  • Bodinga
  • Dange Shuni
  • Gada
  • Goronyo
  • Gudu
  • Gwadabawa
  • Illela

Kaduna State

FOB News


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Discover more from Felix Omoko's Blog

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading