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Jigawa State Map - Local Government areas

  • Date Created August 27, 1991
  • Capital Dutse
  • Governor Badaru Abubakar
  • Land Area 23,154 sq km (8,940 sq mi)
  • Population 4,361,002
  • GDP $2.99 billion

Jigawa State governor, Badaru Abubakar

Badaru Abubakar
  • NameBadaru Abubakar
  • Assumed Office 29 May, 2015
  • Date of Birth29 September, 1962
  • Political partyAll Progressives Congress (APC)

Badaru Abubakar was born on September 29, 1962 at Babura town in Jigawa State, Nigeria. He holds a B.Sc in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. He also attended the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Jos. He served as an Auditor with the Audit Department of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Kano State, in 1987 and resigned in 1991 to establish his business outfit Talamiz Company. In April 2015, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar, under the umbrella of All Progressive Congress (APC) ran for the post of the governor of Jigawa state. He won and was declared winner of the elections. He was sworn in on May 29, 2015