Jigawa is a state of Nigeria on the African continent. The state is called after its distinctly golden-coloured ground. It is located almost in the central part of the country. Jigawa has an interesting slogan “The new world”.
The state was proclaimed in 1991 when the Federal government declared the creation of 9 supplementary states in the country to reach the full number of states to thirty. Dutse is the capital of the State.
The state has an entire area for about 22,415 square kilometers. Its topography can be defined by an undulating surface, with sand-hills of different sizes embracing a few kilometers in areas of the State. Sedimentary rocks are in the north part.
Jigawa’s population is more than 4 million people. Hausa is the language in Jigawa. Perhaps it should be also pointed out the fact that Islam represents for nearly 97% of the whole population.
Emir is a governer of 5 emirates, on which the State is disparted into. Emirs are supported by region heads and countryside heads. To tell the truth, emirs don’t have political authority, but these people are influential in mobilizing the citizens.
The major economic power has an agricultural sphere. The main its resources are Guinea Corn and Maize. Moreover, over 70% of people are involved in subsistence agronomy and beast husbandry. The State is blessed with mineral reservations: they are kaolin, tourmaline, amethyst, marlstones, potash, iron ore, copper, gold, white quartz, refractory clay, and antimony.
It must be mentioned that there also interesting sightseeing in Jigawa State. For example, Captain Philp’s Tomb, Shadai pool in Auyo, Hadejia town walls and gates, Baturiya Bird Sanctuary. Watch out for the latest Jigawa state news on our site. Jigawa current news on Naij.com.