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Zamfara State

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Quick Facts:

  • Population: 3,278,873 (2006 census figures) - 21th of 37
  • Percentage of Nigeria’s total population: 2.3%
  • Population density: 92 people per square kilometre
  • Landmass: 35,711 square kilometres
  • State capital: Gusau
  • Local Government Areas: 21
  • Current Governor: Abdul'aziz Abubakar Yari

Local Government Areas:

  • Anka
  • Bakura
  • Birnin Magaji/Kiyaw
  • Bukkuyum
  • Bungudu
  • Tsafe
  • Gummi
  • Gusau
  • Kaura Namoda
  • Maradun
  • Maru
  • Shinkafi
  • Talata Mafara
  • Zurmi

Governors and Administrators:

  • Jibril Yakubu (Administrator - Military) 7 October 1996 - May 1999
  • Ahmad Sani Yerima (Governor-Civilian ANPP) 29 May 1999 - 29 May 2007
  • Mahmud Shinkafi (Governor- Civilian ANPP) 29 May 2007 - May 2011
  • Abdul'aziz Abubakar Yari (Governor- Civilian ANPP) May 2011 - Present

Zamfara Emirate Council:

First Class Emirs

  • HRH Alh. Attahiru Muh’d Ahmad (CON) – Emir of Zamfara
  • HRH Alh. Kabir Muh’d Danbaba (OFR) – Emir of Gusau
  • HRH Alh. Muh’d Ahmad Asha (MFR) – Emir of Kaura Namoda
  • HRH Alh. Aliyu Abara – Emir of Gummi
  • HRH Alh. (Dr) Bello Muh’d Barmo (OON) – Emir of Mafara
  • HRH Alh. Ibrahim Ahmad (III) – Emir of Bungudu
  • HRH Alh. Garbo Muh’d Tambari (MFR) – Emir of Maradun
  • HRH Alh. Habibu Aliyu (MFR) – Emir of Tsafe
  • HRH Alh. Muh’d Usman (FICEN) – Emir of Bukkuyum
  • HRH Alh. Abubakar Atiku Muh’d – Emir of Zurmi
  • HRH Alh. Engr Bello Sani – Emir of Bakura

Second Class Emirs

  • HRH Alh. Ahmad Umar – Emir of Kotorkoshi
  • HRH Alh. Ibrahim Na-Umma (MON) – Emir of Maru
  • HRH Alh. Moh’d Makwashe Isah (MFR) – Emir of Shinkafi
  • HRH Alh. Ahmed Mustapha Dan Ali – Emir of Birnin Magaji
  • HRH Sama’ila Muh’d Ari II (MON) – Emir of Moriki
  • HRH Alh. Husaini Umar – Emir of Dan Sadau