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State liaison Offices are just like embassies, they represent the interest of the state. They make it easy for citizens or indigenes of that state to process some documentation or resolve certain issues. Liaison Office means a place to act as a channel of communication between the principal place (State of Origin) and the citizen.

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About State

Katsina State was created out of the defunct Kaduna State on Wednesday 23rd September 1987. The State comprises the two Emirates of Katsina and Daura, with an estimated population of 5,792,578 people, based on 2006 census. It borders Kaduna State to the South, Jigawa and Kano States to the East, Zamfara State to the West and the Niger Republic to the North. The State occupies an area of about 23,938sq kilometers. It is situated on Latitude between 110 07’ 49N’ 130 22 57” and Longitude 6052’ 03E and 9 90 02’E”. The major tribes in the State are Hausa and Fulani and Islam is the predominant religion. Languages spoken in the State are Hausa and Fulfulde. The State is one of the most peaceful States in the Federation.

Quick Facts about Katsina State

  • Current Governor: Aminu Bello Masari
  • Population: 5,801,584 (2006 census figures) – 4th of 37
  • Percentage of Nigeria’s total population: 4.1%
  • Landmass: 24,971 square kilometres
  • State capital: Katsina
  • Local Government Areas: 34
  • The main ethnic groups are Hausa and Fulani.

History

Historical accounts indicate that the two kingdoms of Katsina and Daura had at a certain period comprised a wide area and great stretches of land from north to south, with spheres of influence transcending the current state borders. The territories of Korgom, Kance, Tasawa, Maradi, Kanembakashe, Jiratawa, Sumarana and Madarunfa in Niger Republic had formerly been the northern parts of these kingdoms. The spheres of influence of Katsina in particular had once comprised the areas of Birnin Gwari, Karaushi, Kirrisen, Madauci, Kuyambana and the marshlands of Sangiyakun in present Kaduna, Kebbi and Niger States. Its territories in the west comprised ‘Yandoto, Tsafe, Kwatarkwashi, Wasagu, Gusau, Tumfafi and Mada in present Zamfara State.

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