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Katsina State Details

Katsina State was formerly a city-state and a Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State before it was carved out carved out of Kaduna State in 23rd September 1987. The State is bordered to the North by the Niger Republic, to the South by Kaduna State, to the east by Kano and Jigawa States and to the West by Zamfara State. The State covers an area of 24,192 sq. km (9.341sq miles) of the landmass of Nigeria and is ranked 17th of the 36 states of Nigeria. The state has a population of 7,558,068 (NPoPC 2015 projection) and is ranked 5th of 36 position by landmass. The state has 3 senatorial districts, 361 political wards and consists of 34 Local Government Areas namely Bakori, Batagarawa, Batsari, Baure, Bindawa, Charanchi, Dandume, Danja, Dan Musa, Daura, Dutsi, Dutsin-ma, Faskari, Funtua, Ingawa, Jibia, Kafur, Kaita, Kankara, Kankia, Katsina, Kurfi, Kusada, Mai’Aduwa, Malumfashi, Mani, Mashi, Matazu, Musawa, Rimi, Sabuwa, Safana, Sandamu and Zango.

The State has a population of 7, 558, 068 (Pop 2015 projection) with children under one as 302,323 children under five as 1,511,613, pregnant women as 377,904 and women of child bearing age at 1,662,775. Like most parts of the North West, the health indices of Katsina state are poor. Infant mortality rate is 44 per 1000 live birth (FMOH, Nigeria state data profile, 2015), under 5 is 185 per 1000 live births (FMOH, Nigeria state data profile, 2015) and maternal mortality rate is 1,026 per100,000 (North West) (unicef.org/Nigeria.

The State Government in its bid to provide effective and comprehensive health care services for all and upgraded all existing health centers. Comprehensive health centers Bakori and Faskari have been converted into General Hospitals. The Government constructed the Maternal and Children’s hospital in Katsina and Children’s hospital in Malumfashi in its effort to provide special health care services.

Katsina State has 21 General hospitals located in 21 LGAs Headquarters in addition to Federal Medical centre, orthopedic hospital and Vesico Vaginal Fistula hospital (VVF) that provides services to patients both in Nigeria and the neighboring Niger. The comprehensive health centres, model primary centres and MDGs health facilities are evenly distributed across the 34 LGAs for effective delivery of health care services.

Katsina has high mortality rates and burden of diseases profile. Maternal mortality ratio (MMR) is estimated at 1,026 per100, 000 (North West) (unicef.org/Nigeria), neonatal mortality rate (NMR) is 44 per 1000 live birth (FMOH, Nigeria state data profile, 2015) and under 5 mortality rate is 185 per 1000 live births (FMOH, Nigeria state data profile, 2015). Mothers die frequently from complications of pregnancy and childbirth: anemia, obstetric hemorrhage, shock, sepsis and toxemias’. Other reasons for the high maternal mortality in the State include low ANC coverage and the fact that delivery by health professionals and facility based delivery rates are 5.1% and 4.5% (NDHS 2008) respectively.

  • Population of 7, 558, 068 (Pop 2015 projection)
  • Children under one as 302,323
  • Children under five as 1,511,613,
  • Pregnant women as 377,904
  • Women of child bearing age at 1,662,775.
  • Infant mortality rate is 44 per 1000 live birth (FMOH)
  • Under 5 is 185 per 1000 live births (FMOH, Nigeria state data profile, 2015)
  • Maternal Mortality rate is 1,026 per100, 000 (North West) (unicef.org/Nigeria).

Summary Statistics

Health

   Life expectancy 47.8 years for Male and 48.5 years for female
   Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) 1,026 per 100, 000 (North West) (unicef.org/Nigeria),
   Delivery by health professionals 5.1% (NDHS 2008)
   Facility based delivery rates 4.5% (NDHS 2008)
   Fertility rate (total births per woman) 7.6% (NDHIS 2013)

Population

   Total Population 7, 558, 068
   Total Female 49% = 3,703,453
   Total Male 51% = 3,854,615
   Population under 15 48%
   Population between the ages of 19 and 59 years 46%
   People aged 60 and above 5.6%
   Rural population of the State 90%

 

Geography

   Borders Niger Republic, Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, and Zamfara States
   Area 24,192 sq. km (9.341sq miles)
   Size rank 17th of the 36 states of Nigeria

Government

   Capital Katsina
   Governor Aminu Bello Masari
   Deputy Governor Alhaji Mannir Yakubu
   Local governments 34
   Federal Senatorial districts 3
   Political wards 361

History

Katsina State was formerly a city-state and a Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State before it was carved out carved out of Kaduna State in 23rd September 1987. The State is bordered to the North by the Niger Republic, to the South by Kaduna State, to the east by Kano and Jigawa States and to the West by Zamfara State. The State covers an area of 24,192 sq. km (9.341sq miles) of the landmass of Nigeria and is ranked 17th of the 36 states of Nigeria. The state has a population of 7,558,068 (NPoPC 2015 projection) and is ranked 5th of 36 position by landmass. The state has 3 senatorial districts, 361 political wards and consists of 34 Local Government Areas namely Bakori, Batagarawa, Batsari, Baure, Bindawa, Charanchi, Dandume, Danja, Dan Musa, Daura, Dutsi, Dutsin-ma, Faskari, Funtua, Ingawa, Jibia, Kafur, Kaita, Kankara, Kankia, Katsina, Kurfi, Kusada, Mai’Aduwa, Malumfashi, Mani, Mashi, Matazu, Musawa, Rimi, Sabuwa, Safana, Sandamu and Zango.

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