ECONOMY AND SOCIETY
The average and vast majority people of Nassarawa local government are in to various forms of business activities ranging from sales and supply of goods and services, petty trading catering business and so on. There are civil servants, artisans and a few engaging in farming activities.
The Local government area has two main seasonal crops which are dry and rainy season crops. The rainy season crops include groundnuts, millet, guinea corn, maize, cassava and beans while the dry season crops includes mainly wheat and onions which are produced through irrigation system.
Animal rearing in the local government include cattle, goats, and sheep, animal products output milk, butter and skin for home consumption and economic purpose. The area has no developed fisheries, there are no developed forestry projects in the area. There are no dams. Lakes and rivers in the local government. The industries in these areas are into textiles, confectionaries, flour mills, ceramics, agro allied products and production of household goods among others.
Nassarawa Local Government is made up eleven wards within its district that consist.
⦁ Dakata Ward
⦁ Gwagwarwa Ward
⦁ HotoronArewa Ward
⦁ Hotoron Kudu Ward
⦁ Kawaji Ward
⦁ KauraGoji Ward
⦁ Giginyu Ward
⦁ Tudun Wada Ward
⦁ TudunMurtala Ward
⦁ Gawuna Ward
⦁ Gama Ward
The official language of Nassarawa Local Government inhabitants is Hausa and also spoken English language. The people of Nassarawa local government are predominantly Hausa/Fulani tribes whose major religion was Islam, who resides mostly in Tudun Wada, kauraGoje, HotoronArewa, Gama, Hotoron kudu, Gawuna , Gwagwarwa and Giginyu . Other minority tribes like Bura could be found mostly in kawo [ Giginyu ward] , Yoruba Igbos and Igala could be found residing mostly at Badawa quarters in ZangonDakata Brigade in [Tudun Wada Ward], and also TangalaWaja, Billiri and Katafawa could be found residing most predominantly in Kawo, Badawa and HotoronArewa respectively.
Nassarawa Local Government it’s one of the highly populated local government area in Kano state. It has a populations of 596.669 people, male 318,712 while female 277,957 [national population and housing unit Nassarawa local government census .
The Local Government lies in the savannah region and is characterized by two season namely dry and rainy seasons, the dry season starts from October to march and comes in two phases; the cool and dry period marks the end of the rainy season it lasts from November through to February, this is usually the harmattan period when the dry dusty wind blow across the Sahara from then on the hot and dry season over until the beginning of the rain. The rainy season begin from April to September.
3.5 INSTITUTION AND OCCUPATIONS
The important social institution and occupation that were situated in Nassarawa local government are Nigeria television authority [NTA] which is located at Bompai, commercial television which is located at Hotoron Kudu, the Nigeria police force Headquarter Kano, the Nigeria prison service head quarter Kano. Etc.
Other significant institution include the Nassarawa specialist Hospital, Sir Muhammad Sunusi, Gwagwarwa maternity etc.
Other social welfare, including Nassarawa General Murtala Muhammad library complex, Saudi Arabian consultant and Libyan consulate, and also there are others institutions within local Government like Bankers, Hotels of high standards.
Like most urban centers, Nassarawa local government being a part of Kano metropolis center for the needs, security and pleasure of the populace of the area.
However one standing feature is that, it has a well land out road networks electricity and water supply as well as telecommunication fertilities, there was also feeder market situated in the local government within Kawaji, Gama and Tudun Wada market selling mainly farm produce, nonetheless Nassarawa local government Area is home to a lot of industries which were textiles, confectionaries, ceramics, chemicals, production of house hold goods among others.
3.6 POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT
Kano state was the nerve center of northern Nigerian political consciousness in the colonial era. The divergent exposure and experiences of the people of Kano state tremendously helped them to articulate their political conceptions and ideas which they first translated in to forming a semi-political organization known as ‘Taronmasu Zumunta’ [TMZ] as far back as the 1920. This unique but strong and influential political organization was seen as a forum to unite the people of Kano and collectively express their views as to how they should be equally treated in the provision of welfare services for the ancient city. TMZ seemed to be the first movement to provide a strong basis for nationalistic political sentiments and consciousness not only in Kano but in the entire northern Nigeria at that material time.
However prior to the year 1976 in which women in the north were granted the right to vote and be voted for, Women in the north including those in Kano state were completely excluded from political affairs and therefore did not form the effectively mobilized group due to the Islamic principle ‘Purdah’.
Also lack of education contributed to the slow political progress of women in Kano state because at that time there where only few educated women. This was due to the common belief that a women’s place is in the kitchen and in the home environment, so why bother to send her to school to acquire western education at all
So therefore since Nassarawa local government was curved from Kano municipal 1989, the inhabitants during that time especially Muslim Women, were seen as irresponsible to participate in politics
However married women cannot come out to participate, therefore where women participation is required. The women of easy virtue who are not bound by any restrictions and who derive an income from such activity became the subjects.
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