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THE DESCRIPTION OF KATAGUM
History of Katagum
Katagum local government area is situated in Bauchi state, northeast Nigeria, and has its headquarters settled in the town of Azare. The local government is bordered by the Zaki and the Itas/Gadau LGAs and it is a part of the Katagum Emirate. The villages and towns that makeup Katagum local government include Maisango, Fatara, Dugunde, Azare, Chinade, and Garin-Bakake. The population of Katagum LGA mis uch compared to other LGA inhabitants with the majority of the area’s dwellers being members of the Fulani, Hausa, and Gudurawa tribes. The Hausa language is one of the widely spoken languages in Katagum local government while the religions that are widely practiced in the area are Christianity and Islamic religions.
Geography of Katagum
Katagum local government covers a total area of about 1436 square kilometers and has an average temperature of about 32 degrees centigrade. Katagum local government area lies on the banks of the Jama’are River and has an average humidity level of about 30 percent. The calculated average wind speed in Katagum local government is put at 10 km/h. The record shows that Bauchi state is bounded by the states of Jigawa and Kano on the northwest; Kaduna on the west; Taraba, Plateau, and Gombe on the south; and also Yobe on the east. The highlands that are in the southwestern part of the state are an extension of the Jos Plateau.
Economy of Katagum
Cultivation of crops is an important aspect of the economy of Katagum local government with the area known for the cultivation of crops such as rice, sorghum, cowpea, millet, cotton, and groundnut. The LGA also has an active trade sector and hosts a number of markets such as the Maraban Liman market where different kinds of commodities are bought and sold. Other important economic activities engaged by the people of Katagum local government include hunting and blacksmithing.
Bauchi Geographical Description
Bauchi State is located in the northeastern part of Nigeria. It was created in 1976 when the former North-Eastern State was divided into three separate states. The state capital is Bauchi, and other major cities in the state include Azare, Jama'are, Misau, and Ningi.
Bauchi State covers an area of approximately 49,119 square kilometers. The state shares borders with six other states in Nigeria, including Jigawa to the northwest, Kano to the north, Kaduna to the west, Plateau to the southwest, Taraba to the southeast, and Gombe to the east.
The landscape of Bauchi State is diverse, with a mix of highlands, plateaus, and plains. The state is home to the Jos Plateau, which rises to an elevation of over 1,200 meters above sea level. The Yankari Game Reserve, one of the largest wildlife parks in Nigeria, is also located in Bauchi State. The park features a wide range of wildlife, including elephants, lions, baboons, and hyenas.
Bauchi State has a tropical climate, with temperatures averaging between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius throughout the year. The rainy season typically lasts from May to October, while the dry season runs from November to April. The state experiences occasional flooding during the rainy season, particularly in areas close to rivers and other water bodies.
Bauchi State is known for its agricultural resources, including cotton, groundnuts, and yams, as well as its mineral resources such as limestone, clay, and gypsum. The state also has a diverse cultural heritage, with over 55 ethnic groups, including the Fulani, Hausa, Sayawa, and Tiv.
Bauchi State has a predominantly agrarian economy, with agriculture accounting for a significant portion of its GDP. The state's agricultural resources include cotton, groundnuts, yams, maize, rice, and sorghum. Bauchi State is also known for its livestock production, particularly cattle, sheep, and goats.
In addition to agriculture, Bauchi State has a growing mining sector, with significant deposits of limestone, clay, and gypsum. The state government has been working to attract investment in the mining sector and promote the development of industrial clusters around key mineral resources.
The state has also been making efforts to promote tourism, given its rich cultural heritage and natural resources such as the Yankari Game Reserve, one of the largest wildlife parks in Nigeria.
Despite these efforts, Bauchi State still faces significant challenges in terms of poverty, unemployment, and underdevelopment. The state government has been implementing a number of initiatives to address these challenges, including the Bauchi State Youth Employment and Social Support Operation and the Bauchi State Microfinance Agency, which provides loans and other financial services to small and medium-sized enterprises.
In recent years, Bauchi State has faced a number of challenges, including poverty, unemployment, and security issues related to the Boko Haram insurgency. The state government has been working to address these challenges and promote economic development through initiatives such as the Bauchi State Integrated Agricultural Development Project and the Bauchi State Microfinance Agency.