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||1 October 1996
State is a state in northwestern Nigeria and its capital is Gusau. Until 1996
the state was part of Sokoto State.
state was the first in Nigeria to introduce Sharia
is bounded by Sokoto State on the North, Niger and Kaduna
States on the South, Kebbi State on the West, and Katsina
State on the East.
state was created on 1st of October, 1996 by Gen. Sani
Abacha. It was carved out of the old Sokoto state.
occupation of the people of the state is primarily farming.
The produce food crops as well as cash crops.
is given a place of pride in the state. At its creation
the state had a number of educational institutions on
ground to cater for the educational need of its people.
state is blessed with rich cultural heritage and some
tourist centres. Zamfara is accessible by road.
state is comprised of 141 local government councils
some of which are Isa, Zurmi, Maradun Talata/Mafara,
Gusau, Kaura/Namoda, Bungudu, Chafe, Maru, Anka, Kiyawa,
Bukkuyum, Gunmi and Shinkafi.
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