Jigawa State is a mainly agricultural state created out of the old Kano State on 27 August 1991, by the military government of General Ibrahim Babangida. The former Kano State being one of the largest states in terms of land area, was simply too large for easy administration and meaningful development and this called for the new state to be created.
Located in North-west geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Kaduna State is one of the 36 states of the in Nigeria with its capital in Kaduna city. There was an old Kaduna State which was made up of Zaria and Katsina provinces until 1987 when Katsina Province was carved out to form the present Katsina State Kaduna state is the successor to the old Northern Region of Nigeria, which had its capital at Kaduna. In 1967 this was split up into six states, one of which was the North-Central State, whose name was changed to Kaduna State in 1976.
Kano State is located in North-Western Nigeria and created on May 27, 1967 from the old Northern Region. It is bordered to the north-west by Katsina State and to the north-east by Jigawa State, then to the south-east by Bauchi State and the south-west by Kaduna State. Jigawa State was carved out of Kano State in 1991. Kano State is a predominantly Hausa-Fulani state and it consists of wooded savanna in the south and scrub vegetation in the north snd is drained by the Kano-Chalewa-Hadejia river system. Most inhabitants of the state are farmers producing crops such as millet, rice, cassava, date palms, fruits, vegetables, sorghum, wheat, sweet potato, sugarcane, groundnut, cotton etc.