About Makoda Local Government Area (L.G.A)

Makoda local government area is domiciled in Kano state, North-west geopolitical zone of Nigeria and has its headquarters in the town of Koguna. Makoda LGA shares boundaries with the Danbatta LGA and comprises of several towns and villages such as Ganji, Danya, Nakarari, Jibya, Zago, Tabo, Chidari, and Sabon Ruwa. The estimated population of Makoda LGA is put at 204,566 inhabitants with the area mostly populated by members of the Hausa and the Fulani ethnic groups. The Hausa and Fufulde languages are commonly spoken in the LGA while the religion of Islam is widely practiced in the area. Notable landmarks in Makoda LGA include the Makoda Dam.


Makoda LGA covers a total area of 441 square kilometres and has an average temperature of 33 degrees centigrade. The total precipitation in Makoda LGA is estimated at 1100 mm of rainfall per annum while the average wind speed in the area is put at 11 km/h.


Farming is the major occupation of the people of Makoda LGA with a number of crops such as tomatoes and rice cultivated in large quantities within the area. Trade also flourishes in Makoda LGA with the area hosting several markets such as the Sabon Ruwa Central market. Other important occupations of the people of Makoda LGA include cattle rearing, hunting and crafts making.


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