Kazaure meaning

Hausa people looked upon the nature of the land and exclaimed to another “Wannan Wajen Kamar Zaure!” (The translation of the Hausa phrase is “This place is like an inner room”).

This expression “Kamar Zaure” was transformed over the centuries to Kazaure thus becoming the name of the settlement the Habe hunters founded at the site.

Kazaure is an Emirate and a Local Government Area of Jigawa State, Nigeria. Its headquarters is in the ancient city of Kazaure.

It is a land of 1780 Square kilometers, and a population of about five hundred thousand people.(approx.)

The emirate consists of four Local government areas, namely; Kazaure, Roni, Gwiwa and Yankwashi. The ancient city of Kazaure is a land with many natural elevations, punctuated by hills and bifurcated by the Ayuba Dam.

A modern bridge links the two parts of the city together.

In Modern day Kazaure, the emir is assisted by district heads, village heads and ward heads. The Emir and district heads, unlike other functionaries, do not exercise political power but serve as custodians of culture and advisers to the government on traditional affairs. They are quite influential in mobilizing people in their various emirates and districts.

The Economy of Kazaure is largely characterized by informal sector activities with agriculture as the major economic activity. Over 80% of the population is engaged in subsistence farming and animal husbandry. Trade and commerce in the emirate are undertaken on small and medium scale, especially in agricultural goods, livestock and other consumer items.