Kaduna North



The history of Kaduna state dated back to the 19th century. Kaduna is used to refer to crocodiles in the Hausa language. Before the advent of the Europeans, it was under the influence of Zaria province.

The earliest inhabitants of Kaduna were the Hausa, Fulanis, and Gwaris. The then political system was based in Kaduna but was transferred to Zungeru by Lord Lugard in 1916.

In 1937, Zaria Native Authority took over control and was administered by the Magajin Gari an appointee of the Emir of Zazzau. It remained like that until the creation of the defunct North Central State which made it a separate division. It was spilt to form Kaduna South and Kaduna North L.G.A. not quite long ago.

Kaduna North  is a state capital of the state. The city located on the Kaduna River. It is trade centre and a major transportation hub for the surrounding agricultural Area with its rail and road junction. The symbol of Kaduna is a crocodile called “KADA” in the native Hausa Language. Kaduna north is a local government area in Kaduna state of Nigeria. Its headquarters is in the town of Doka it has an area of 72km2 and a population of 364,575 of the 2006 census.

The 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. This was further divided in 1987, losing the Area now part of Katsina state. Under the government of Kaduna is the ancient city of Zaria known as Zazzau emirate, the emirate was under the council of powerful native authority up to 1930.


There are six departments under Kaduna North L.G.A. which are personnel, Agriculture, Health, finance, works and education developments. These departments are headed by astute civil servants.

Agric AND Natural Resources

The following services are rendered by the KNLG Agric. Department.

1      Veterinary services

2      Inspection and maintenance of forestry reserves

3      Tractor hiring services

4      Distribution of Seedlings

5      Supply of  fertilizer

6      Construction of demonstration nursery farms

7      Enlightening the people about modern farming techniques

8      Educating farmers through agricultural extension workers .Among the food items produced in the Area are millet, maize, guinea corn, beans, yams, potatoes, cassava and rice. Animal rearing and breeding is done by the fulanis.


AS the capital of Kaduna state, there are many small and large scale companies and industries. There are immense commercial activities in various forms.


There are many educational institutions both private and governmental.

There are 162 primary schools belonging to private individuals and bodies while 40 belong to Local government which summed up to two hundred and two primary schools.

There are 12 private secondary institutions while the government schools are thirteen in number. there are 3 post secondary institutions in the local government.

y are the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Kaduna, Kaduna polytechnic, Advanced college of Animal science, Mando.

Financial Institution

There are sixty financial institutions include Banks, Finance, Houses and Insurance firms.

Financial Resources

The local Government sources of fund of the L.G.A Health Clinic. Includes.

1      Tax payments

2      Revenue generation in markets

3      Allocation of Kiosk and brick shops

4      Land field dues

5      Issuing of receipts for general purposes, etc.

Geographical Features

The river Kaduna is a major geographical feature in the Local Government. Kaduna North falls within the Sudan Savannah region, the land there is characterized  by rainy and dry season with a little period of  harmattan.

Therefore since it falls or lies in the savannah grassland, only a few swamp Area are found in the local government Area  except during the rainy season, there are Areas  high above sea level swamping.

This local government is not a plateau Area, through there are some scattered rocky mountains found in some parts of the  L.G. Malali, Unguwar ,Gwari, Badarawa and Unguwar Dosa villages all in Kawo District.

Most of the Area in Kaduna North lay plainly due to lack of high land Area. And as a result, the plain Areas have been of vital importance to the inhabitants of such Areas for one season or another.

Government Agencies

There are many governmental agencies such as NNPC,NIPOST,NITEL, etc  Indeed, being a state capital, the governmental agencies are too numerous to be mentioned.


It is located at Magajin Gari in the heart of Kaduna town.

Health Facilities

The KDNLG has three main Hospital namely:-

1      Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital.

2      Kawo General Hospital

3      Psychiatrist Hospital.

4      National Ear Center

5      National Eye Center

There is the provision of refuse disposal all over  the Local Government. There are also 10 refuse vans in the Local Government which were driven round to pick the refuse in the local Government.


Most of the industries are based in Kaduna South L.G.A. albeit some small scale industries could be in this L.G.A


There are many courts given the metropolitan nature of Kaduna. There are. Two customary law courts, one high court and a sharia court of appeal all located in the township.

Mineral Resources

There was no record available on the mineral resources which are harnessed in the Area.


KDNLG is inhabited by four different ethic or language groups, namely: Hausa Fulani ,Gwari and strangers of diverse backgrounds.


364,575 People inhabit the L.G.A

Recreation Facilities

There are many of such facilities given the cosmopolitan nature of Kaduna. There are two stadiums, Ahmadu Bello Stadium and Ranchers Bees Stadium. There are many Hotels with recreational facilities.

Religious Institution

There are many religious institutions for worship notably Mosques and churches.

Tourist Attraction

Arewa House, National Museum, River Kaduna, Kaduna Beach Garden and numerous Hotels are the sources of tourism for the L.G.A.

Towns and Villages

There are three districts which are Doka districts, Kawo district and Gabasawa district.

Doka District-U/Shaba,U/Liman, U/Maiburji Dadi River, Kabala

Kawo District-Kawo ,

U/Shanu,Hayin Banki,

Malali Districts- Badarawa

Gabasawa District-U/Rimi,U/Sarki,

Kabala District Kabala

Traditional Rulers

The district heads, Village heads and ward heads are the traditional rulers.