The focus of many African Government has always been the development of various communities making up the state and the great effort in putting up structures and infrastructure for building a virile society. The creation of Bauchi State, Nigeria, on the 3rd of February 1976 by the military administration of the late Head of State, General Murtala Ramat Muhammad was in line with that philosophy and concept of developing various segments of the Nigerian society.
By the time it was created it was thus structured on 16 administrative local councils made up of Bauchi, Tafawa Balewa, Darazo, Alkaleri, and Dass. Others were Jama’are, Katagum, Gamawa, Misau, Shira and Ningi. The rest were Gombe, Tangale Waja, Yamaltu/Deba, Kaltungo and Dukku. However, in 1996, the military administration of late General Sani Abacha created additional State. And thus Gombe State was carved out of the old Bauchi State, as a result of some political and administrative changes in the states.
The new Bauchi State was restructured to be based on 20 administrative Local councils. These are Alkaleri, Bauchi, Bogoro, Dass, Darazo, Dambam, Giade, Gamawa, Ganjuwa, Itas/Gadau, Katagum, Kirfi, Misau, Ningi, Jama’are, Shira, Tafawa Balewa, Toro, Warji and Zaki. Geography: Geographically, Bauchi State of Nigeria lies between the latitude 90030 and 12030 North of the Equator. It is equally located between the longitudes 8050 and 110 east of the Greenwich meridian. With total land maps of 49,259.01 square kilometres, Bauchi State shares boundaries to the east with Adamawa, Yobe and Gombe State. To the south, it equally shares common boundaries with plateau and Taraba State, while to the north it is with Kano and Jigawa State, and to west with Kaduna State.