KEBBI STATE

Overview

Kebbi State (slogan: Land of Equity) was created out of the then Sokoto State on 27 August 1991 by the government of General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida. It lies in North-western Nigeria with its capital in Birnin Kebbi. It became part of the Songhai Empire in the fifteenth century. Kebbi State is bordered by Sokoto State to the North and East, Niger State to the South, Dosso Region in the Republic of Niger to the Northwest and the Republic of Benin to the West.

 

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Kebbi State Snapshot

  • Total land area: 36,985 Sq. Km
  • Local Government Areas: 21 LGAs: Aleiro, Arewa – Dandi, Argungu, Augie, Bagudo, Birnin Kebbi, Bunza, Dandi, Fakai, Gwandu, Jega, Kalgo, Koko / Besse, Maiyama, Ngaski, Sakaba, Shanga, Suru, Wasagu / Danko, Yauri, Zuru.
  • Population: 3,256,541 (Male- 1,631,629 and Female- 1,624,912)
  • Vegetation: Sudan and Sahel Savannah
  • Major crops: Millet, Wheat, Guinea corn, Rice, Onion, Groundnut, Cotton
  • Solid minerals: Kaolin, Gypsum, and Marble

 

Main Investment Opportunities

Opportunities for investment exist in:

  • Agribusiness
  • Light Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Tourism
  • Energy
  • Mining