Kebbi State

Created on August 27, 1991, Kebbi state covers a total area of 36,800 km2 (14,200 sq mi) and has a total population of 3,256,541 as at the 2006 census. With an average population density of 56/km2 (150/sq mi) and a total GDP (2010) of $3,290 Million, at $993 Per Capita.

Kebbi State is a state in north-western Nigeria with its capital at Birnin Kebbi. The state was formed from part of Sokoto State in 1991. Kebbi State is bordered by Sokoto State, Niger State, Dosso Region in the Republic of Niger and the nation of Benin. The state has Sudan and sahel-savannah. The southern part is generally rocky with the Niger River traversing the state from Benin to Ngaski LGA. The northern part of the state is sandy with the Rima River passing through Argungu to Bagudo LGA where it empties into the Niger. Islam is the dominant religion of the people.

Kebbi state has one of the most agriculturally viable environments since it is endowed with high soil fertility, vast farm lands and economically viable rivers sheltered by fine tropical climate. Major food crops in the area are millet, guinea-corn, maize, cassava, potatoes, rice, beans, onions and vegetables, while cash crops including wheat, soya beans, ginger, sugarcane, groundnuts and tobacco are also produced in the state. Similarly, fruits such as mango, cashew, guava and pawpaw are produced under horticulture.

Major Towns:

  • Gwandu
  • Argungu
  • Yauri
  • Zuru
  • Birnin Kebbi

State Governor

Kebbi state governor

Abubakar Atiku Bagudu (born 26 December 1961) is a Nigerian politician who was elected Senator for the Kebbi Central constituency of Kebbi State, Nigeria in a by-election after Senator Adamu Aliero was appointed Minister of the Federal Capital Territory in December 2008. He ran successfully for reelection in the April 2011 national elections in the People's Democratic Party(PDP) platform. He became the political party All Progressives Congress Party (APC) gubernatorial candidate in Nigeria's 2015 general elections.