Sokoto State was carved out of the then North Western State in February 3, 1976 by the former regime of General Murtala Mohammed. It’s capital and largest city is Sokoto. The state is named after its capital Sokoto, a city with a long history and the seat of the Sokoto Caliphate.
Situated in the North Western corner of Nigeria, Sokoto State occupies 25,973 squarekilometers. Sokoto State shares its borders with Niger Republic to the North, Zamfara State to the East, Kebbi State to the South-East and Benin Republic to the West.
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Aminu TambuwalExecutive Governor
Motivation:Seat of the caliphate When Created:3 February 1976 Capital:Sokoto Political Party: APC
Museums & Parks:Sokoto museum and Sokoto bio sci museum Other Tourist Attractions:Goronyo dam, Surame defensive wall, Palace of Sultan of Sokoto Agriculture:Cotton, Garlic, Gum Arabic, Wheat, Soybean, Hibiscus, Groundnut, Sugar cane, Pepper, Tomatoes, Cowpea, Wheat Mineral Resources:Limestone, Phosphate and Clay.