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

Tofa local government area is domiciled in Kano state, North-west geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The headquarters of the LGA are in the town of Tofa and the LGA is comprised of several towns and villages which include Dokadawa, Langel, Yanoko, Lambu, Kadawa, Doka, Ginsawa, and Kazardawa. The estimated population of Tofa LGA is put at 169,738 inhabitants with the area predominantly occupied by members of the Hausa/Fulani ethnic group. The Hausa language is commonly spoken in the LGA while the religion of Islam is widely practiced in the area. Notable landmarks in Tofa LGA include the Gerawa primary School.


Tofa LGA sits on a total area of 202 square kilometres and has an average temperature of 32 degrees centigrade. The average wind speed in the LGA is put at 10 km/h with the total precipitation in the area put at an estimated 1270 mm of rainfall per annum.


Tofa LGA has a vibrant trade sector and hosts a number of markets which include the Kofar Ruwa Iron rod market. Animal rearing also blossoms in the LGA with domestic animals such as cows, donkeys, and rams reared and sold in the area. Other economic enterprises indulged in by dwellers of Tofa LGA include crafts making, farming and food processing.

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