Jigawa State in Northern Nigeria was created on 27 August 1991, excised from Kano State. It is bordered to the West by Kano State, to the East by Bauchi and Yobe States and to the North by Katsina and Yobe States and the Republic of Niger.

Jigawa State is nicknamed the New World and it is the largest producer of sesame in the country.

Jigawa State Snapshot

  • Total land area: 23,287 Km2
  • Local Government Areas: 27 LGAs: Auyo, Babura, Biminwa, Brinin Kudu, Buji, Dutse, Gagarawa, Garki, Gumel, Guri, Gwaram, Gwiwa, Hadejia, Jahun, Kafin Hausa, Kaugama, Kazaure, Kiri Kasama, Kiyawa, Maigatari, Mallam Madori, Miga, Ringim, Roni, Sule Tankarkar, Taura, Yankwashi.
  • Population: 6,176,192 (Male- 3,149,858 and Female- 3,026,334)
  • Vegetation: Sudan and Guinea Savannah
  • Major crops: Hibiscus, Soy Beans, Cowpea, Tomato, Maize, groundnut, Millet, Rice, Sesame, and Sorghum.
  • Solid minerals: Granite, Tin, Kaolin, Columbite, Iron-Ore, and Soda Ash

 

Main Investment Opportunities

Opportunities for investment exist in:

  • Agribusiness
  • Light Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Tourism
  • Energy
  • Mining