List of 44 Local Government Areas in Kano State and headquarters

KAno State has 44 Local Government Areas, namely: Ajingi, Albasu, Bagwai, Bebeji, Bichi, Bunkure, Dala, Dambatta, Dawakin Kudu, Dawakin Tofa, Doguwa, Fagge, Gabasawa, Garko, Garum Mallam, Gaya, Gezawa, Gwale, Gwarzo, Kabo, Kano Municipal, Karaye, Kibiya, Kiru, Kumbotso, Kunchi, Kura, Madobi, Makoda, Minjibir, Nasarawa, Rano, Rimin Gado, Rogo, Shanono, Sumaila, Takai, Tarauni, Tofa, Tsanyawa, Tudun Wada, Ungogo, Warawa, Wudil.

The 44 Local Government Areas of Kano State and their headquarters are:

S/NLGA Headquarters
1.FaggeWaje
2.DalaGwamaja
3.GwaleGwale
4.Kano MunicipalKofar Kudu
5.TarauniUnguwa Uku
6.NassarawaBompai
7.KumbotsoKumbotso
8.UngogoUngogo
9.Dawakin TofaDawakin Tofa
10.TofaTofa
11.Rimin GadoRimin Gado
12.BagwaiBagwai
13.GezawaGezawa
14.GabasawaZakirai
15.MinjibirMinjibir
16.DambattaDambatta
17.MakodaMakoda
18.KunchiKunchi
19.BichiBichi
20.TsanyawaTsanyawa
21.ShanonoShanono
22.GwarzoGwarzo
23.KarayeKaraye
24.RogoRogo
25.KaboKabo
26.BunkureBunkure
27.KibiyaKibiya
28.RanoRano
29.Tudun WadaTudun Wada
30.DoguwaRiruwai
31.MadobiMadobi
32.KuraKura
33.Garun MallamGarun Mallam
34.BebejiBebeji
35.KiruKiru
36.SumailaSumaila
37.GarkoGarko
38.TakaiTakai
39.AlbasuAlbasu
40.GayaGaya
41.AjingiAjingi
42.WudilWudil
43.WarawaWarawa
44.Dawakin KuduDawakin Kudu
Map of Local Government Areas in Kano State

Kano State has 44 Local Government Areas (LGAs), each administered by a council consisting of a chairman, who is the chief executive, councillors and other members.

Each LGA is subdivided into a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 wards. A ward is administered by a councillor, who reports to the chairman. Councillors fall under the legislative arm of the Local Government, the third tier of government in Nigeria, after state and federal government.

Functions of Kano Local Governments

The functions of Kano Local Governments, like other Local Governments in Nigeria are outlined in the Nigerian constitution. The functions are:

  • Economic recommendations to the State Government.
  • Collection of taxes and fees.
  • Establishment and maintenance of cemeteries, burial grounds and homes for the destitute or infirm.
  • Licensing of bicycles, trucks (other than mechanically propelled trucks), canoes, wheelbarrows and carts.
  • Establishment, maintenance and regulation of markets, motor parks and public conveniences.
  • Construction and maintenance of roads, streets, drainages and other public highways, parks, and open spaces.
  • Naming of roads and streets and numbering of houses within their local government areas.
  • Provision and maintenance of public transportation and refuse disposal systems.
  • Registration of births, deaths and marriages in their locality.
  • Assessment of privately owned houses or tenements for the purpose of levying such rates as may be prescribed by the House of Assembly of a State.
  • Control and regulation of outdoor advertising, movement and keeping of pets of all descriptions, shops and kiosks, restaurants and other places for sale of food to the public, and laundries.

Kano State

Kano State is located in the northwest geo-political zone of Nigeria. Hausa and Fulani, who are predominantly Muslims, inhabit the state. Yoruba, Igbo and other Nigerians also live in the state but mostly in the capital city also called Kano. 6 local government areas, namely; Fagge, Gwale, Tarauni, Kano Muncipal, Nassarawa and Dala have virtually merged into what is called Kano metropolis. The city of Kano is not only the capital but also the commercial nerve centre of the state.

Kano was among the 12 states created in May 1967 out of the former Northern Region. The state was intact until August 27,1991 when Jigawa State was carved out of it.

Gidan Murtala, Kano, Nigeria

It is one of the largest states in Nigeria in terms of population, having a population of about 9, 383, 682 in the 2006 census. Its has 44 local governments, with an area of 20,479.6 square kilometer. The population density is about 458 persons per square kilometre.

The state has over 18, 684 square kilometres of cultivable land and it is the most extensively irrigated state in Nigeria. Kano State is noted for its famous markets and it is an industrial centre in the north. Trading articles in the Kano City include leather goods, local crafts, dyed textile materials as well as camels.