Zamfara State is a state in Northwestern Nigeria and its capital is Gusau. Until its creation on 1 October 1996, the state was part of Sokoto State. Zamfara is bounded by Sokoto State to the North, Niger and Kaduna States to the South, Kebbi State to the West, and Katsina State to the East.

The occupation of the people of the state is primarily farming, hence, the nickname “Farming is our Pride”.

Zamfara State Snapshot

  • Total land area: 37,931 Km2
  • Capital: Gusau
  • Local Government Areas: 14 LGAs: Zurmi, Maradun, Talata Mafara, Gusau, Kaura Namoda, Bungudu, Chafe, Maru, Anka, Bukkuyum, Gummi, Bakura, Birin Magaji/Kiyaw and Shinkafi.
  • Population: 5,307,154 (Male- 2,706,649 and Female- 2,600,506)
  • Vegetation: Hot Semi-arid and Tropical Savannah
  • Major crops: Millet, Guinea corn, Maize, Rice, Potato, Wheat, Tomato, Groundnut, Cotton, Tobacco and Beans.
  • Solid minerals: Gold, Iron-Ore, Copper, Tantalite, Manganese

Main Investment Opportunities

Opportunities for investment exist in:

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