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The town of Roni was founded about one thousand and nine years ago.

The first settlers were believed to have migrated from Maradi in Niger Republic. It has also been argued that they traveled from the village of kulanfardo in a team of eight people who are from the same family.

Literary Roni according to investigation was a Hausa word meaning water (Ruwane), the first inhabitants were good warriors and fought battles with kazaure and Damagaram in what is known as Yakin Muri. Of equal importance is the fact that it was also during Gwani Muktari who was a good and popular scholar at the time, that people came from different places to study Qur'an and recite before him as a teacher. This made Roni town very popular as an institution of Qur' an recitation and learning.

However, the present Roni local Government council is one of the most peaceful local Governments within the 27 local Government councils in the State. It was curved-out from Kazaure local Government area by the former General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida regime in 1989. It has a population of about 80,196 as per 1991 National Population Census. The local government has 23 village heads under the administration of Alh Muhammad Adam Galadima Kazaure.District head of Roni, and Alh. Nairu S. Ma'azu jekaraden kazaure District head of Amaryawa respectively.



Roni, Sankau Gari, Unguwar Mani, Tunas, Dansure, Mamumawa, Fara Bakinje, Sankau Waje, Baragumi, Kwaita, Kagadama



Amaryawa, Bilas Tuntube, Mamudawa, Gora, Jaringa, Dogal, Yanzaki, Daurawa, Zugai, Gora Walawa, Dage, Zurai






It shares common boarders/boundaries with the following local Government councils


a- Gwiwa Local Govt. From the North

b- Kazaure Local Govt. From the East

c- Ingawa Local Govt.(Katsina State) From the West

d- Kunchi Local Govt. (Kano state) From the South

e- Makoda Local Govt. (Kano State) From the South-East




The Local Government is blessed with vast fertile land suitable for farming in all seasons. More than two third of the populace are farmers, even though employing local method of farming to produce both food/cash crops, such as rice, maize, millet, beans, ground-nut, Guinea corn to mention but a few.

Beside this, vegetable and sugarcane are also grown around the Fadama areas.

Indeed, there exist in the past dye pit at kofar Kudu, marinar kanawa,and kwanyawa. This shows that some of the populace were also engaged in dye making which has now become history. There also exist some small scale processing industries, like bakeries in many big towns of the local government area. A small percentage of the population also engage themselves in petty trading, such as carpentry, building e.t.c.



Roni Local Government is believed to be blessed with Kaolin, Iron ore, Gold, Tin


and columbite.




HEAD: Chairman

Contact: Roni local Government Council, Roni

Jigawa state.


Email: roni@jigawastate.gov.ng