At a Glance

Bauchi State is being ranked high in matters of the caliphate system in Nigeria today. Topographically, Bauchi State is generally divided into two main vegetation zones of the Sudan Savannah and the Sahel Savannah.

History

Bauchi state is an agricultural state. Its vast fertile soil is an added advantage for agricultural products, which include maize, rice, millet, groundnut and guinea corn. Irrigation fanning is practiced and supported by the use of dams like Balanga Dam and others.

The People

Bauchi State has a total of 55 Tribal Groups in which include Hausa, Fulani, Gerawa, Sayawa, Jarawa, Bolewa, Karekare, Kanuri, Fa’awa, Butawa, Warjawa, Zulawa, and Badawa as the main tribes. There are cultural similarities in the people’s language, occupations and  economic existence.

Good Governance and Effective Leadership

Enhancement of legitimate, accountable and effective ways of obtaining and using public power and resources in the pursuit of widely – accepted social goals at all levels.

Sustainable Human Capital Development

Improvement of cyclical economic crisis, growth challenges, poverty, trade barriers, financial inequality, growing unemployment, social security nets, grassroots development, among others

Tourism and Agricultural Development

To make Bauchi State an attractive and competitive tourism choice in West Africa and Agriculture a viable source of revenue and sustainable livelihood by ensuring employment, food security, provision of industrial raw materials and poverty alleviation.

Knowledge Economy

Creation of values aimed at discovering, accelerating, nurturing and investing in early stage entrepreneurship and tech start – ups.

Education and Women /Youth Empowerment

Improvement in access to quality education in Bauchi State towards creation of a knowledge economy and empowerment of women and youths.

Improved Healthcare System

Provision of essential health services and innovative strategies focusing on preventive, rehabilitative and therapeutic care in Bauchi State.

About H/E (Senator) Bala Muhammed

Bauchi State Governor, His Excellency (Senator) Bala Mohammed, an illustrious Nigerian, was born on 5th October, 1958 at Duguri Town in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State. He attended Duguri Primary School, Bauchi from 1965 to 1971 where he secured his First School Leaving Certificate. After that he was admitted into the Government Secondary School Bauchi from 1972 to 1976 where he passed his WASCE. From there he proceeded to North – East College of Art and Science between and 1977 and 1979 for his Advanced Level Certificate. From there he gained admission to the University of Maiduguri in 1979 and graduated in 1982 with BA Degree in English Language.

Senator Bala Mohammed attended the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) in 1988 for a general management course. In 1997, he attended a capacity building training in Lagos and was given a certificate of the Institute of Purchase & Supplies.

He began his career as a journalist and rose to the position of News Editor of the Mirage Newspaper, Jos between 1982 and 1983. He also had a stint as a News Reporter with the News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN).

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Bauchi Governor swears in 20 LG Caretaker Chairmen

Bauchi State Governor Bala Muhammed has sworn-in 20 newly appointed local government caretaker committee chairmen, charging them to adopt accountability and transparency in the discharge of their duty. Performing the swearing-in ceremony at the Government House, the governor who was assisted by the Chief Judge of the State, Mrs. Rabi Talatu Umar, said the success […]

Bauchi governor flags off N5 billion road projects

The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, on Monday, flagged off the construction of five major roads to open up the township of the state capital. Works on the five roads, spanning over 10.2km, will cost the state government about N5 billion. The projected amount is just about half of what the past government of the […]

FG revived 11 fertiliser blending plants — Osinbajo

“The first assembly plant, among a total of six to operate, to assemble tractors and implements, will be located in Bauchi state in an already existing facility owned by a private operator.”  – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says 11 fertiliser blending plants with a capacity of 2.1 million metric tonnes have […]

Doing Business in Bauchi State

The Bauchi Investment Corporation (BIC) Limited is committed to investment in the designated priority sectors of the national economy and in particular areas where Bauchi State has factor endowments.

Bauchi State Economy

The State is blessed with abundant arable land for agricultural development. It is estimated that 65% of the total land area of the State is cultivatable.

Investment Opportunities

Based on the availability of Agro-Allied and Mineral based raw materials the following industries could be established in the State: Food Processing Industries, Groundnut oil Extraction, Cattle fattening, Ceramic (Hard and tableware) Industries. etc

Tourism Sites

The Yankari Resort and Safari is situated about 115km south-East of Bauchi Town in Alkaleri Local Government, Sumu Wildlife Park is located in Ganjuwa Local Government, Bauchi State and others.

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