Facts About Kebbi State – Kebbi Daily News
What is Kebbi state known for?
Kebbi State is a mainly agricultural state created out of the old Sokoto State on 27 August 1991, by the military government of General Ibrahim Babangida.
Who is governor of Kebbi State?
Abubakar Atiku Bagudu (born 26 December 1961) is a Nigerian politician who was the Senator for Kebbi Central constituency of Kebbi state after contesting in a bye-election when Sen Adamu Aleru was appointed minister of the Federal capital territory. Atiku bagudu was in the red chamber from December 2009 to may 2015.
What is the slogan of Kebbi State?
The north-western state with the capital in Birnin Kebbi city, the slogan is “Land of Equity.”
History of Birnin Kebbi
Birnin Kebbi, town, capital of Kebbi state, northwestern Nigeria. It lies along the Sokoto (Kebbi) River at the intersection of roads from Argungu, Jega, and Bunza. An early settlement of the Kebbawa, a subgroup of the Hausa, it was captured about 1516 by Muhammadu Kanta, founder of the Kebbi kingdom; subsequently, it was incorporated into Kebbi, one of the banza bakwai (the seven illegitimate Hausa states), which extended over what is now northwestern Nigeria and southwestern Niger. Internal dissension led Tomo, the king of Kebbi, to move his capital from Surame, 60 miles (100 km) northeast, to Birnin Kebbi about 1700.
The town remained the capital of Kebbi until 1805, when it was burned in the Fulani jihad (“holy war”) by Abdullahi dan Fodio, a brother of the jihad leader and later emir of Gwandu. After Birnin Kebbi was incorporated into the Fulani emirate of Gwandu, it was eclipsed in political importance by Gwandu (Gando) town, 30 miles (48 km) east, and as a caravan and riverside market centre by Jega, 20 miles (32 km) southeast, which lay at the head of navigation on the Zamfara River, a tributary of the Sokoto. Ironically, while Argungu (30 miles northeast) became the traditional seat of the king of Kebbi in 1827, Birnin Kebbi served as the Gwandu emirate headquarters after Emir Haliru was inaugurated there in 1906. Birnin Kebbi became the capital of the newly created Nigerian state of Kebbi in 1991.
Although Birnin Kebbi has declined as a river port because of silting as well as political conditions, it now serves as a collecting point for peanuts (groundnuts) and rice and as a major local market centre in millet, sorghum, rice, fish, goats, and cattle. It is the site of a state polytechnic college and a government rice-research station. Its Hausa and Fulani inhabitants are Muslims. Pop. (2016 est.) local government area, 366,200.
When Kebbi state was created?
Kebbi is a state in north-western Nigeria with its capital at Birnin Kebbi. The state was created out of a part of Sokoto State in 1991. Kebbi State is bordered by Sokoto State, Niger State, Zamfara State, Dosso Region in the Republic of Niger and the nation of Benin. It has a total area of 36,800 km².
How is Kebbi state like?
Kebbi state was created out of the former Sokoto State on 17 August 1991. The State has a total population of 3,137,989 people as projected from the 1991 census, within 21 Local Government areas.
The state has Sudan and sahel-savannah. The southern part is generally rocky with the Niger River traversing the state from Benin to Ngaski LGA. The northern part of the state is sandy with the Rima River passing through Argungu to Bagudo LGA where it empties into the Niger. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people especially in rural areas, Crops produced are mainly grains; animal rearing and fishing are also common. Christianity and Islam are the dominant religions of the people. There are 225 political wards, 3000 settlements and 1036 hard to reach settlements in the 21 Local Government Areas in the State.
Local Government Areas in Kebbi
Does Kebbi have airport?
Kebbi International Airport. Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport (SABIA) (ICAO: DNBK) is an airport serving Birnin Kebbi in the Kebbi State of Nigeria. It is 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) east of Birnin Kebbi, along the Birnin Kebbi-Argungu road. … The airport also has scheduled and unscheduled domestic flights.