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KIYAWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT

KIYAWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Kiyawa Local Government Area was created in 1989 by the then military government of General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida.

The Local Government shares common borders with Dutse local government on the west, Birnin kudu local government on the southeast and Jahun local government on the North, while it also shares the Northeastern border with Itas Gadau and the Eastern border with Jama’are Local government areas in Bauchi State.

Kiyawa has been a district since 1921 before the creation of the local government in 1989.

Kiyawa Local Government has a total population of 172,952 as per the 2006 national census.

The Local government has the following political structure;

THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL:

This unit comprises of the Executive Chairman (6) Supervisory Councilors, the secretary, Director Personnel Management, the Director Planning, Research and Statistics and the Treasurer.

AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Over 90% of the population reside in rural areas and engages in subsistence agriculture. The Kiyawa river valley makes farming possible for both rainy season and irrigation in the fadama areas during dry season. The main crops grown are millet, guinea corn, rice, wheat, groundnuts, oil, cassava and beans.

INVESTOR’S OPPORTUNITIES

The mass land available is suitable for both cash and food crops farmingwhich make the area an investors paradise for individuals and groups to set up industries for processing of agricultural  products i.e. rice and oil mills, confectionaries, fishery, tomato, pepper and fruits canning.

 

HEAD: (CHAIRMAN)

 

CONTACT: KIYAWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT, KIYAWA

 

Email: kiyawa@jigawastate.gov.ng