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Kaduna State

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Map of Nigeria showing location of Kaduna State

Quick Facts:

  • Population: 6,113,503 (2006 census figures) - 3rd of 37
  • Percentage of Nigeria's total population: 4.35%
  • Population density: 134 people per square kilometre - 22nd of 37
  • Land mass: 45711.2 square kilometres - 6th of 37
  • State capital: Kaduna City
  • Local Government Areas: 23
  • Current Governor: Mukhtar Yero
  • Birni-Gwari
  • Chikun
  • Giwa
  • Igabi
  • Ikara
  • Jaba
  • Jema'a
  • Kachia
  • Kaduna North
  • Kaduna South
  • Kagarko
  • Kajuru
  • Kaura
  • Kauru
  • Kubau
  • Kudan
  • Lere
  • Makarfi
  • Sabon-Gari
  • Sanga
  • Soba
  • Zango-Kataf
  • Zaria
Nasirel Rufai,Governor of Kaduna State,Nigeria

Governors and Administrators:

  • Abba Kyari (Governor - Military): May 1967 - July 1975
  • Usman Jibrin (Governor - Military): July 1975 - 1978
  • Muktar Muhammed (Governor - Military): 1978 - July 1978
  • Ibrahim Mahmud Alfa (Governor - Military): July 1978 - October 1979
  • Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa (Governor - Civilian (People's Redemption Party)): October 1979 - June 1981
  • Abba Musa Rimi (Governor - Civilian (People's Redemption Party)): July 1981 - October 1983
  • Lawal Kaita (Governor - Civilian (National Party of Nigeria)): October 1983 - December 1983
  • Usman Mu'azu (Governor - Military): January 1984 - August 1985
  • Dangiwa Umar (Governor - Military): August 1985 - June 1988
  • Abdullahi Sarki Mukhtar (Governor - Military): July 1988 - August 1990
  • Abubakar Tanko Ayuba (Governor - Military): August 1990 - January 1992
  • Mohammed Dabo Lere (Governor - Civilian (National Republican Convention)): January 1992 - November 1993
  • Lawal Jafaru Isa (Administrator - Military): December 1993 - August 1996
  • Hammed Ali (Administrator - Military): August 1996 - August 1998
  • Umar Farouk Ahmed (Administrator - Military): August 1998 - May 1999
  • Ahmed Makarfi (Governor - Civilian (People's Democratic Party)): May 1999 - May 2007
  • Mohammed Namadi Sambo (Governor - Civilian (People's Democratic Party)) May 2007 - May 2010
  • Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa (Governor - Civilian (People's Democratic Party)): May 2010 - December 2012
  • Mukhtar Ramalan Yero (Governor - Civilian (People's Democratic Party)): December 2012 - May 2015
  • Nasirel Rufai ( Governor- Civilian( All Progressive Congress)): May 2015 - Present