There are many urban centres in Kebbi State. Birnin-Kebbi city, the state capital is the significant town in the state. In this article, we’ll enumerate the all towns situated in Kebbi state local government areas.
Overview of Kebbi State
Situated in north-western Nigeria, the state has a total area of 36,800 km², and is bordered by Sokoto State, Niger State, Zamfara State, Dosso Region in the Republic of Niger and the nation of Benin. Kebbi state was created in 1991 from Sokoto State, to become a state on it own.
The State is mainly occupied by Hausa people, with some members of Fulani, Lelna , Bussawa, Dukawa, Dakarkari, Kambari, Gungawa and Kamuku ethnic communities still making up as minor tribes. On religion, Christianity and Islam are the significant religions in Kebbi State, with Muslims making up 80% of the state population.
Kebbi State has a diverse economy, with agriculture being the main occupation of the people especially in rural areas. Commercial crops produced in the state are mainly grains; animal rearing and fishing is also in the state. The state also has a considerate anount of oil deposits.
List of Local Government Areas and Towns in Kebbi State
A total of twenty-one (21) local government areas make up Kebbi State. There are up to 225 political wards, 3000 settlements and the State hass four emirate councils (Gwandu, Argungu, Yauri and Zuru), and 35 districts.
The LGAs and towns in Kebbi State are as follows:
Aliero Local Government
Aliero LGA is a notable local government area in Kebbi State. It is headquartered in Aliero town, where the area got it name. Other towns and districts in the area include: Aliero, Sabiyal, Dangaladima I & II, Fada I & II, Danwarai, Jiga-Makera, Kashin Zama and Rafin Bauna.
Arewa Dandi Local Government Area
Arewa Dandi LGA as a Local Government Area has an administrative headquarters in the town of Arewa Dandi. Notable towns in the area include: Baraje Buii, Dantsoho, Kangiwa, Jarkuka, Falde, Feske, Gorun Dikko, Chibike, Gumumadaai and Rafin-tsaka.
Argungun Local Government Area
Argungun LGA with an headquarter in Argungun town, it is a popular local government area in Kebbi State. It is widely known for it annual Fishing Festival. Notable urban areas and districts in this area include: Kokami South, Kokami North, Sarkawa, Rumbuki, Lailaba Sauwa, Galadima, Argungun, Alwasa, Gottomo and Dikko.
Augie Local Government Area
Augie LGA is a Local Government Area in Kebbi State. It has a administrative capital in Augie town. Other towns and districts include: Augie South, Augie North, Bagaye, Mera, Bayawa South, Bayawa North, Birnin Tude, Gudale, Bubuce, Dundaye, Kwaido, Zagi, Illela, Tiggi, Awade and Yola.
Bagudo Local Government Area
Bagudo LGA is one of the LGA councils of Kebbi state, and has a capital in Bagudo town. Other towns includes Kwasara, Bahindi, Sharabi, Bani, Illoo, Sabon-Gari, Yantau, Kaoje, Gwamba, Kende, Kurgu, Lagaga, Kwanguwai, Geza, Gumi, Gyalange, Zagga, Gente and Matsinka.
Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area
Birnin Kebbi LGA is the capital of Kebbi state, and has an headquarter in the central part of the city. As a developed area, it has many urban areas which include: Birni Kebbi, Mafara, Ambursa, Dangoladina, Godongaji, Galumbe, Yamama, Kola, Tarasa, Laga, Makera, Nassarawa I & II, Zauro, Ujaviyo, Gawasu, Kardi and Mijin-Nana.
Bunza Local Government Area
Bunza LGA has an headquarter in Bunza town, which the most developed area in the LGA. The LG Area council is also made of urban areas and notable villages which include: Bunza, Dangaladima, Raha, Zogirma, Gwarde, Maidahini, Matseri, Modomawa, Sabon Birni, T/Dannufe, Salawai and Tilli.
Dandi Local Government Area
Dandi LGA is in list as one of the Local Government Areas of Kebbi State. It has an administrative headquarter in the town of Dandi, with other towns like Kamba, Buma, Dolekaina, Fana, Shiko, Kwakwaba, Kyangakwai, Maigwaza, Maihausawa, Bani-zumbu, Danyaku, Fingilla, Galaru, Geza, Kokani, Kuka, Kutu Kullu and Maidaji making up the area.
Danko-Wasagu Local Government Area
Danko-Wasagu LGA is has an headquarter in the developed town of Ribah and the area consist other towns like Shindi, Machika, Waje, Wasagu, Danko, Maga, Kelekanya, Kyabu, Kandu Ribah, Yalmo, Ayu, Bena, Dan Umaru and Mairairai.
Fakai Local Government Area
Fakai LGA count as one of the Local Government Areas of Kebbi State, and it headquarter is located in the town of Mahuta. Urban areas in this LGA are Gulbin Kuka, Inga, Kangi, Kelle, Magaji Fakai and Mahuta towns.
Gwandu Local Government Area
Gwandu town is the administrative headquarter of this local government area, and the area got it name from this place. Other notable towns include: Kwasgara, Gwandu, Bada, Kambaza, Cheberu, Sarkin Fawa, Marafa, Dalijan, Maruda, Magama, Gulmare Amore, Dodoru, Bundusule, Danjema and Gwabbare.
Jega Local Government Area
Jega LGA is a local government area in Kebbi, and it has an headquaters in Jega town. Other notable towns include: Maggi, Katanga, Fagada, Kimba, Alelu, Gehuru, Dangami, Dunbegu, Nassarawa, Kyarmi, Birni-Mallam, Kokani, Firchin and Bausara.
Kalgo Local Government Area
Kalgo LGA is one of the twenty-one local government area of Kebbi State. It is headquartered in the renown town of Kalgo. Other urban areas in Kalgo LGA include: Zuguru, Etene, Wurogauri, Nayalwa, Keta Fulani, T/Wada, Wuro Gauri, Keta HausawaKalgo, Mutubore, Kuka, Hirishi, Diggi, Gayi, Gangare, Dangoma, Badariya and Magarza.
Koko/Besse Local Government Area
Koko/Besse LGA is a Local Government Area in Kebbi State. It headquarter is located in the town of Koko-Besse, with other popular towns and notable communities like Sabon-Gari, Dustin Mari, Jadadi, Fircin, Magaji, Lani Damba, Bakoshi, Zariya, Kalakala, Karamai, Madacci, Tufukka and Maikwardi also making up the area.
Maiyama Local Government Area
Maiyama town is the administrative headquarter of Maiyama LGA. There are other significant towns in the area, and they include: Gubba, Januaryalo, Botoro Gadi, Sambawa, Sarandosa, Mungadi Birni, Yarkamba, Sabon- Sara, Kawara, Dogon Daji, Karaye and Kure.
Ngaski Local Government Area
Ngaski LGA is headquartered in the town of Wara and the council area consists other towns and notable villages of Birnin-Yauri, Gafara, Machupa, Garin Baka, Mokawa, Kambuwa, Darimaraya, Libota, Kwangia, Ngaski, Utono, Hoge Wara, Uleira, kimo, Makirim and Chipanini.
Sakaba Local Government Area
Sakaba LGA of Kebbi State has it LG capital situated in the town of Sakaba. There are other notable urban areas in the LGA which include: Dankan- Kambari, Dirin Daji, Dirin Gari, Dokan Hausawa, Domo Garu, Doka, Beve, Maza-Maza, Dongo Manga, Dorowa, Elembelu, Gelwasa, Ghazi, Jan Binni and Jan Dutsi.
Shanga Local Government Area
Shanga LGA is one of Kebbi State local government areas. With it administrative headquarter in the town of Shanga, other notable towns include Golongo, Hundeji, Yarbesse, Tarkwere, Sawashi, Sokage, Tefki-Tara, Bunkuji, Atuwo, Sakage, Atuwo, Ingu, Binuwa and Tabki Tara.
Suru Local Government Area
Suru LGA has an headquarter in the towns of Dakingari, a remote urban area. Suru LGA made of other towns and villages like Daniya, Ginga, Gwafadi, Hore, Kainiki, Kaji, Kawara, Kwakware, Maikari, Nagwade, Sangelu, Shema, Suru, Takalafiya, Tanikwara, Yarm, Aljannare and Bandan.
Yauri Local Government Area
Yauri LGA is a Local Government Area in Kebbi State, and is headquartered in Yauri town. The area consists of other notable towns like Gungun, Chulu, Yabo, Koma, Sarki, Jigima, Kyauru, Ruwan Dorowa, Baha, Tondi, R/ Kuka, T/ Maikaho, Tungar Bindiga Yelwa-central, Yelwa- north, Yelwa-east, Yelawa-south, Yelwa-west and Zamare.
Zuru Local Government Area
Zuru LGA is a remote local government area in Kebbi State. It has an headquarter in the commercial town of Zuru, which the area got it name. There are other towns like Bedi, Zodi, Tadurga, Seme, Senchi, Ciroman, Dabai, Isgogo, Dago Manga, Ushe, Rafin Zuru, Rikoto, Rumu and Doben in the LGA.
Kebbi state is very known for their intriguing traditional festivals. Few to mention include the popular Argungu Fishing Festival which is now on an international scene; the Uhola Festival is also an attractive cultural display in the state. Aside from these, there are lots of other tourist attraction sites, and complementing with robost economic activities to interest you visit Kebbi state.