Sokoto is a renowned state in Nigeria. It is much known because it houses the seat of the Caliphate. The state’s capital, Sokoto is one of the notable urban places in the country. There are many other towns in the state. This article will enumerate the 23 local government areas and towns in Sokoto state.
Overview of Sokoto State
Sokoto State was created from the then Northwestern region in February 3, 1976. The former regime of General Murtala Mohammed took the decisive step to make the region an independent entity. Situated in the North Western tip of Nigeria, Sokoto State occupies an area of 25,973 squarekilometers. It shares common borders with Niger Republic to the North, Zamfara State to the East, Kebbi State to the South-East and Benin Republic to the West.
Sokoto State has it capital in Sokoto, the largest city in the state. The state is named after its capital Sokoto, a historic city which houses the seat of the Sokoto Caliphate. The Sultan of Sokoto is a direct descendant of Usman Dan Fodio and is the spiritual head of all muslims in Nigeria. This has made the state to be very illustrious and celebrated.
Sokoto state is made up of mainly the Hausa-Fulani ethnic groups, with Islam being the predominant religion in the state.
List of Local Government Areas and Towns in Sokoto State
Sokoto state is home to many urban areas. Sokoto town, the state capital is one of the notable towns in the state. Below are the variois local government areas and the respective towns in Sokoto state;
Binji Local Government Area
Binji LGA is one of the Local Government Areas in Sokoto State. Headquartered in the town of Binji, where the area got it name from, other notable urban areas in the local government area include: Bunkari, Gawazzai, Inname, Jammali, Maikulki, Samama, Soro, Gabas, Yamma, T/Kose S/Gabas, S/Yamma and Samama.
Bodinga Local Government Area
Bodinga LGA of Sokoto State is a local government area in the state. With a Local Government Council headquarter in Bodinga town, other notable urban areas here include: Bagarawa, Danchadi, Dingyadi, Badawa, Sifawa, Lukuyawa, Jirago Miyo, Kwacciyar Lalle, Kulafasa, Mazan-Gari, Takatuku, Madorawa and Bodinga.
Dange Shuni Local Government Area
Dange Shuni Local Government Area of Sokoto State has its adminstrative headquater in in Dange town, where the area got it name. Notable urban areas in the area include: Wababe, Salu, Tsehe, Tuntube, Tsafanade, Rudu, Amanawa, Rikina, Gajara, Giere, Fajaidu, Shuni, Ruggar-Gidado and Dange.
Gada Local Government Area
Gada LGA of Sokoto State is headquatered in the town of Gada, a renown area in the state. Other notable urban areas here include: Gilbadi, Duka Maje, llah, Kwarama, Kyadawa, Holai, Tsitse, Kaffa, Kaddi, Kadassaka, Kadadi, Buda, Gada and Wauru.
Goronyo Local Government Area
Goronyo LGA is one of the twenty-three local government areas in Sokoto state. It has an adminstrative headquarters in Goronyo town, with the council area made up of Takakume, Tasakko, Kwakwazo, Kojiyo, Kagara, Giyawa, Boyekai, Birjingo, Rimawa and Shinaka towns.
Gudu Local Government Area
Gudu LGA of Sokoto State has its headquarters in Balle town, with the towns and villages of Kurdula, Maraken Bori, Tulun Daya, Karfen Sarki, Karfen Chana, Gwazange, Boto, Chilas, Makuya, Bolle, Bachaka and Awulkiti also making up.
Gwadabawa Local Government Area
Gwadabawa LGA is one of the Local Government Areas in Sokoto State. is a town and also the area headquarters among other communities of Asara Kudu, Asara Arewa, Chimola Arewa, Chiomola Kudu, Gidan Kaya, Gigane, Salame, Mammande, Huchi, Gwadabawa and Atakwanyo making up the LGA.
Illela Local Government Area
Illela LGA of Sokoto State is one of the Local Government Areas of the state. Headquartered in the town of illela, other notable urban areas and districts include Damba, Araba, Darna, Sabon-Gari, Garu, Kalmalo, Darne, Tozai, Illela, Katta, Hamma, Tsolawa, Abarura and Dango.
Kebbbe Local Government Area
Kebbbe LGA is a Local Government Area in Sokoto State. It has an administrative headquarter in the town of Kebbe and consists other towns and communities of Sangi, Margai i & ii, Ungushi, Kebbe-East, Kebbe-West, Girkau, , Nasagudu, Zugu, Jabga, Budun, Dukura and Kuchi.
Kware Local Government Area
Kware is one of Sokoto State Local Government Areas. It is headquatered in Kware, a semi urban-town in the area. Notable urban areas here include the following: Durbawa, Basansan, Bankanu, Saki, Mallamawa, Tunga Walake’e, Modibbo, Marabawa, Birni, Akwara, Rugga, Umaruma and Hamma Ali.
lsa Local Government Area
lsa Local Government Area of Sokoto State is headquartered in the town of lsa, among other communities and towns include: Turba, Yanfako, lsa North, lsa South, Bargaja, Gebe i& ii, Tidibale and Tsabren, Tozai, and Sarkin Darai.
Rabah Local Government Area
Rabah LGA is one of the Local Government Areas in Sokoto State. With an headquarter in the town of Rabah, where the area got it name from, other notable urban areas include: Tursa, Yar Tsakuma, Tsamiya, Kurya, Gandi I & ii, Gawakuke, Gwaddodi, Gidan Bu Wai, Rara, Rabah, Riji and Maikujera.
Sabon Birni Local Government Area
Sabon Birni LGA is one of the twenty-three local government areas in Sokoto state. Headquartered in the town of Sabon-Birin, other notable urban areas are Gatawa, Gangara, Kalgo, Lajinge, Kuruwa, Tara, Sabon-Birin east and west, Tsamaye and Unguwar lalle.
Shagari Local Government Area
Shagari LGA of Sokoto State has an adminstrative headquater in the town of Shagari, among other notable urban areas include Gangam, Horo Birim, Jaredi, Kajiji, Kambama, Lambara, Mandera, Shagari, Dandin Mahe and Sanyinnawal making up the LGA.
Silame Local Government Area
Silame LGA of Sokoto State has an administrative headquarter in Silame, a prominent town in the area. The area also covers others communities and towns like Labani, Silame, Gande-East, Gande-West, Katami-North, Katami-South, Marafa-East, Marafa-West, Kubodu South and Kubodu North.
Sokoto North Local Government Area
Sokoto North Local Government Area of Sokoto State is the most developed area in the state. Headquartered in the capital city of Sokoto, the state capital, other notable urban areas and districts include the following: Magajin Rafi i &ii, Waziri I & ii, Musulimi i & ii, Sokoto North, Sabon Adar and Magajin-Gari.
Sokoto South Local Government Area
Sokoto South LGA is an adjacent Local Government Area to Sokoto North LGA. It has an administrative headquarter located in Sarkin Zamfara town. Other notable urban areas and districts include: Sarkin Zamfara i & ii, Dorowa i & ii, Gagi i & ii, Tudun Wada i & ii, Adar Kwanni, Dandi, Rujin Sambo, Rijiyar Dorowa, Mabera ldi, Salami and Mana.
Tambuwal Local Government Area
Tambuwal LGA is one of the twenty-three local government areas in Sokoto State. It has an headquarter in the town of Tambuwal, where the area got it name from. Other notable urban areas include: Tambawal, Dagon Daji, Jabo, Sanyinna and Gindi making up Tambuwal LGA.
Tangaza Local Government Area
Tangaza LGA is one of the prominent local government areas in Sokoto state. Headquartered in Gida Madi town, other notable urban areas include the following: Gurdam, Tangaza, Salewa, Sutti, Sakkwai, Ruwa-Wuri, Raka, Magonho, Gidan-Mida, Kwacce-Huru and Kalanjeni.
Tureta Local Government Area
Tureta LGA is one of Sokoto State Local Government Areas. It has an adminstrative headquarters with the area council comprising of Gidan Kare, Bimasa, Kuruwa, Kwarare, Lofa, Gari, Barayar, Giwa, Duma, Fura Girke and Tureta towns.
Wamako Local Government Area
Wamako is one of the notable local government areas in Sokoto State. It has an administrative headquarter in Wamako town, a semi-urban town in the area. Notable urban areas in the area include the following: Kammata, Gedwa, Gwamatse, Kaura, Kamba, Wammakko, Kalambaina, Gwamatse, Gumbi, Wajake, Bado, Kasarawa, Dundaye, Gumborawa, Akiyia and Gidan-Buba.
Wurno Local Government Area
Wurno LGA is one of the twenty-three local government areas in Sokoto state. With an adminstrative headquater in Wurno town, other towns in this area include: Achida, Marafa, Magarya, Lahodu, Dinawa, Wurno, Kwargaba, Sisawa, Chacho, Alkammu, Dankemu and Marnona.
Yabo Local Government Area
Yabo LGA of Sokoto State is one of the oldest local government areas in the state. It has an administrative headquarter in the town of Yabo, where the area got it name from. Other notable urban areas in Yabo LGA include the following: Binji, Bakale, Bingaje, Birniruwa, Fakka, Kilgorii, Ruggar lya, Yabo and Torankawa.
That’s the size of this write-up about the local government areas and the respective towns in Sokoto State. We were excessive in delineating these areas, so as to give a guide on which town(s) to visit in the ‘Caliphate’ state.