His. Excellency: Malam Umar A. Namadi, FCA.
We will govern with transparency, accountability, inclusion, prudence, responsiveness and above all, with the fear of Allah to Whom we will all ultimately be held accountable. We will govern in accordance with the Oath of Office we have just taken, in which I and my Deputy, do solemnly swear to devote ourselves to the discharge of our duties to the service and well-being of the people of Jigawa State._________Governor Umar Namadi on 29/05/2023
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 announcement was given a legal backing through the; State Creation and Transitional Provisions Decree No. 37 of 1991.
Excised from Kano State it covers a total land area of about 22,410sq Km. It is bordered on the West by Kano State, on the East by Bauchi and Yobe States and on the North by Katsina and Yobe States and the Republic of Niger.
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..
Ringim is a Local Government Area (LGA) of Jigawa State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Ringim, the LGA has an area of 1,057 km� and a population of 192,024 at the 2006 census. Ringim emirate came into being in November, 1991 as a result of the creation of Jigawa state from Kano state on 27 August 1991 by the then president and commander in-chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida......Readmore >>>
The state is divided into five emirates each administered by a traditional ruler called Emir (sarki) with District Heads, Village Heads and Ward Heads assisting them. The Emirs and District Heads, unlike other public functionaries, do not exercise political power but serve as custodians of culture and advisers to the Government on traditional and religious affairs....Readmore >>>
Kazaure is an Emirate and a Local Government Area of Jigawa State, Nigeria. Its headquarters is in the ancient city of Kazaure. The valley that was to become modern day Kazaure has a long history. It was said to have been first settled by a group of Hausa (also known as Habe) hunter clan under the leadership of a warrior called Kutumbi.It was around the year 1300.....Readmore >>>
Prior to the rise of the emirate Council in Hadejia, the territory now known as Hadejia Emirate or Kasar Hadejia, was made up of seven separate and distinct kingdoms namely: Garun Gabas, Auyo, Dawa, Fagi, Kazura, Gatarwa and Hadejia. Unfortunately, these kingdoms possessed neither historical documents nor codified oral traditions which could throw light on their histories.....Readmore >>>
Legend of the people speak of an early epoch of a great hunter called [Duna-Magu] a Kanuri man who first discovered Dutse nicknamed [Gadawur] as a rich hunting ground for gazelles [Gada in Hausa]. The settlement of Garu which traditions claim pre-dated the arrival of Bagauda to Kano in the dying years of the 1st millenniumReadmore >>>
The emirate was founded about 1750 by Dan Juma of Kano city and his followers from the Mangawa tribe. Shortly after his death in 1754, it became a tributary state of the Bornu kingdom. The emirate survived the Fulani attacks of Usman dan Fodio's jihad in the early 19th century and never became part of the Fulani empire of Sokoto....Readmore >>>
Attracted $300m Investment by Dangote Group for Rice Production and Processing Factory at Hago and Kudigin in Kafin Hausa Local Government. An estimated 15,000 direct and indirect jobs to be created.
Alhaji Muhammad Ali Indimi
Renowned Business Mogul Alhaji Muhammad Ali Indimi says he will invest $500 million in the provision of solar power generation in Jigawa state