This post outlines the various local government areas and towns that are situated in Jigawa state.
Overview of Jigawa state
The then Federal Military Government under General Ibrahim Babangida created Jigawa state on Tuesday, August 27, 1991, along with other nine states. The state was carved out from Kano state to stand on it own. In respect to land area, Jigawa covers about 22,410sqKm. It is bordered on the west by Kano, on the east by Bauchi and Yobe states and on the North by Katsina state, Yobe state and the Republic of Niger.
The people of Jigawa state are mostly Fulanis, as it is mainly populated by the Hausas, Fulanis, Mangawa, Badawa and Ngizimawa tribes. The state is a core Islamic state as about 98.9% of the population are Muslims, while the remaining 1.1% minority are Christians.
List of Local Government Areas and Towns in Jigawa State
There are twenty-seven (27) Local Government Areas in Jigawa state. The following are towns that are situated in each of these areas;
Dutse Local Government Area
Dutse LGA is the most developed Local Government Area in Jigawa state. This is due to it being the state capital. Notable urban areas in the area are: Dutse, Duru, Dundubus, Jigwar Tsada, Kudia, Karnaya, Limawa, Madobi, Chamo, Abaya and Sakwaya.
Kazaure Local Government Area
Kazaure LGA is a renown emirate in Jigawa state. It has an administrative headquarters in Kazaure town. Other towns in the area include: Daba, Dabaza, Dandi, Gada, Kanti, Maradawa, Sabaru, Unguwar, Yamma and Ba’auzini.
Auyo Local Government Area
Auyo LGA is a Local Government Area in Jigawa state. The area has the following towns: Auyo, Ayama, Ayan, Gamasarka, Gatafa, Kafur, Tsidir, Auyakayi, Unik and Gamafoi.
Babura Local Government Area
Babura LGA has an headquarter in town of Babura. Other notable towns in the area include: Batali, Dorawa, Kanya, Gasakoh, Kyambo, Takwasa, lnsharuwa and Kazunzumi.
Birni Kudu Local Government Area
Birni Kudu LGA is a Local Government Area in the state. There are notable towns like Birni Kudu, Kangire, Kantoga, Kiyako, Kwangwara, Lafia, Sundimina, Surko, Unguwan’ya, Wurno and Yalwan Damai in the area.
Birniwa Local Government Area
Birniwa LGA in Jigawa state is headquartered in the town of Birniwa, as towns like Batu, Brimiwa, Diginsa, Fagi, Kachallani, Karanka, Kazura, Matamu, Nguwa, Machinamari and Dangwaleri also make up the area.
Buji Local Government Area
Buji Local Government Area has its administrative headquarter in Gantsa tow. Other towns in the area include: Buji, Ahoto, Falageri, Gantsa, Churbun, Kawaya, Kukuma, Madabe, Tukur and Klelen kudu districts.
Gagarawa Local Government Area
Gagarawa Local Government Area has it LGA headquarters in Gagarawa town. There are many other prominent urban centres and districts which include: Gagarawa Gari Gagarawa, Tasha Garin, Chiroma Kare, Balatu, Madaka, Medu, Maiaduwa, Maikilili, Yalawa and Zarada.
Garki Local Government Area
Garki LGA is one of the Local Government Areas of Jigawa State. It has an headquarter situated in the town of Garki, a commercial area in the region. Buduru, Garki Doko, Gwarzon-Garki, Kanya, Kargo, Muku Rafin, Marke, Siyori and Kore towns are the prominent urban areas in the LGA.
Gumel Local Government Area
Gumel LGA is a prominent Local Government Area in Jigawa state. Gumen town is the administrative headquarter of the area. Other notable urban centres in the area include: Dan-Ama, Gumel, Balkamy, Danzomo, Garin Alhaji, Baikarya, Garin Gambo, Gusan, Hammado, Kofar Arewa, Zango and Kofar Yamma.
Guri Local Government Area
Guri LGA has its headquarters in the town of Guri, a prominent urban centre where the area got it name. Among other towns and notable villages in the area include Abunabo, Guri, Dawa, Adiyani, Garbagal, Kadira, Lafiya, Musari, Matara-baba and Margadu.
Gwaram Local Government Area
Gwaram LGA is a Local Government Area in the state, and it has an headquarter in the town of Gwaram, where the area got it name. The LG area council consists of Gwaram, Dingaya, Fagam, Basirka, Farin Dutse, Gwaram-Tsohuwa, Kwandiko, Maruta, Sara, Tsangarwa and Zandan Nagogo towns.
Gwiwa Local Government Area
Gwiwa LGA counts as one of the Local Government Areas in Jigawa state. It has a capital situated in the town of Gwiwa. Other notable towns in the area include: Dabi, Darina, Buntusu, Guntai, Gwiwa, Yola, Zaumar, Sainawa, Shafe and Korayel.
Hadejia Local Government Area
Hadejia is an emirate and a Local Government Area in Jigawa state. With an headquarter in Hadejia town, there are other notable towns which include: Kasuwar Kofa, Dubantu, Atafi, Majema, Matsaro Rumfa, Sabon-Garu, Yankoli, Yayari, Kasuwar Kuda, Gagulmari, Gazulmari, Hadejia Jama, Kofar Arewa, Kofar Gabas and Makwalla.
Jahun Local Government Area
Jahun LGA is in list as one of the Local Government Area of Jigawa state. It has an headquarters in Jahun town. The area consists of other notable towns like Aujara, Gunka, Gauza Tazara, Harbo Sabuwa, Harbo-Tsohuwa, ldanuna, Jahun, Kale, Jabarna and Gangawa which make up.
Kafin Hausa Local Government Area
Kafin Hausa LGA is yet another Local Government Area in Jigawa State. It headquarter is located in Kafin town with Jabo, Zago, Sarawa, Ruba, Majawa, Balangu, Kazalewa, Dumadumin Toka, Gafaya, Mezan and Kafin Hausa towns being the urban centres in the area.
Kaugama Local Government Area
Kaugama LGA is a Local Government Area in Jigawa State. It has an headquarter in Kaugama town and the area incorporates other urban centres like Arbus, Kaugama, Askandu, Yalo, Marke, Jarkasa, Ja’e, Hadin, Unguwar Jibin, Dakaiyawa and Dabuwaran.
Kiri Kasama Local Government Area
Kiri Kasama LGA counts as one of the local government areas in Jigawa state. Its administrative capital is in Kiri Kasamma town, with other notable towns like Bulunchai Baturiya Gayin Kiri kasamma Madachi Tarabu and Tsheguwa being the urban areas.
Kiyawa Local Government Area
Kiyawa LGA has an headquarter located in the town of Kiyawa. There are other notable urban centres like Garko, Farke, Guruduba, Katanga, Katuka, Kiyawa, Kwanda, Maje, Tsurma, Andaza and Abalago towns which make up the area.
Maigatari Local Government Area
Maigatari LGA has its adminstrative headquarter in Maigatari town, a renown urban centre in the local government area. Towns like Balarabe, Fulata, Dankumbo, Galadi, Jajeri, Madana, Maigatari Arewa, Kudu, Matoya, Turbus, and Kukayasku are the prominent urban areas in the region.
Malam Madori Local Government Area
Malam Madori LGA has it headquarter in Malam Madori town. Other towns which make up the area include: Dunari, Garin Gabas, Shaiya, Tonikutara, Fateka Akurya, Tagwaro and Tashena.
Miga Local Government Area
Miga LGA is a Local Government Area in Jigawa state. It has an headquarter in Miga town. Other towns like Harbo, Hantsu, Koya, Sabon-Gari, takanebu, Sansani, Yanduna, Miga, Zareku, Tsakuwawa and Dangyatin also make up the area.
Ringim Local Government Area
Ringim LGA is a Local Government Area in Jigawa State. Ringim town is both a town and a local government area adminstrative headquarter. Sankara, Tofa, Karshi, Kyarama, Dabi, Chai-Chai, Kafin Babushe, Yandutshe, Ringim and Sintilmawa towns are also in the area.
Roni Local Government Area
Roni LGA is a Local Government Area in Jigawa State. The area has its headquarter in Roni town, with other towns like Baragumi, Dansure, Fara, Gora, Kwaita, Sankau, Tunas, Yanzaki, Zugai, Amaryawa and Roni also making up.
Sule Tankarkar Local Government Area
Sule Tankarkar is in list as a Local Government Area in the state. Its capital is situated in Sule Tankarkar town. Other notable towns include: Amanga, Dangwanki, Danladi, Danzomo, Jeke, Shabaru, Yandamo, Sule Tankarkar and Albasu.
Taura Local Government Area
Taura LGA is a Local Government Area in Jigawa state. Its headquarter is domiciled in the town of Taura, where the area got it name. Ajaura, Chukuto, Gujungu, Kiri, Maje, Taura, Majiya, Chakwaikwaiwa and Garin Yaya towns are the prominent urban areas in the region.
Yankwashi Local Government Area
Yankwashi LGA is one of the twenty-seven local government areas of Jigawa state. It has an adminstrative headquarter in the town of Yankwashi. The list of notable towns in this area include: Belas, Dawan-Gawo, Gurjiya, Gwarta, Kuda, Ringim, Karkarna, Achilafiya and Zunbumba.
Jigawa state often referred to as ‘the new world’, is one of the destined place in Northern Nigeria. There are many things; from the mineral mining sites, the fascinating undulated plains, to the tourist attraction sites. This write-up has been able to list all towns in Jigawa state and the respective local government areas.