Zamfara State, Nigeria
|Population:||3,602,356 (2005 est.)|
|Governor:||Mahmuda Shinkafi (ANPP)|
|Date Created:||1 October 1996|
|Population Rank:||Ranked 23rd|
Zamfara State is a state in northwestern Nigeria and its capital is Gusau. Until 1996 the state was part of Sokoto State.
The state was the first in Nigeria to introduce Sharia law.
Zamfara 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.
Zamfara state was created on 1st of October, 1996 by Gen. Sani Abacha. It was carved out of the old Sokoto state.
The 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.
Education 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.
The occupation of the people of the state is primarily farming. The produce food crops as well as cash crops.
The state is blessed with rich cultural heritage and some tourist centres. Zamfara is accessible by road.
Schools on The Web:
State Liason Office: 3, Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island Lagos. Federal Housing Estate Maitama District Abuja