Kano State

Kano State

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Kano State

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Kano State is a state located in North-Western Nigeria. Created on May 27, 1967 from part of the Northern Region, Kano state borders Katsina State to the north-west, Jigawa State to the north-east, Bauchi State to the south-east and Kaduna State to the south-west. The capital of Kano State is Kano.

The state originally included Jigawa State which was made a separate state in 1991.

Economy and society

Historically, Kano State has been a commercial and agricultural state, which is known for the production of groundnut as well as for its solid mineral deposits. The state has more than of cultivable land and is the most extensively irrigated state in the country.

Kano State has in recent years being a centre of religious and ethnic violence in Nigeria. It also opposed the polio vaccination programme.

Foreign investments and investors can be seen all over the city. It is arguably within the first five states in terms of commercial activity within Nigeria. Kano also has traditionally received the largest proportion of centrally collected (mostly oil) revenues. From 1990-96 Kano received 10.9% of allocated revenue. In contrast, the next highest state was Sokoto State, receiving 3.5%, with Abuja, Lagos State, and Akwa Ibom State receiving 3.2% each.

Kano's once booming manufacturing sector has been stagnant over the last 15 years. Largely due to epileptic power supply. Plans are being considered to build a Nuclear Power Station in the North-Eastern region of...
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