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The Agriculture sector in Kano contributes more than 70% of its Gross State Product, Approximately 50% of the populace is directly or indirectly engaged in some form of agricultural activity including crop, livestock and fishery production. Kano is presently the most irrigated State in Nigeria, with more than 20 dams providing about 2 million cubic metres of water to support agricultural and industrial activities. Current annual production of grains exceeds 4 million metric tons with an estimated value of N721.20b. Cereals(Rice, Wheat and Barley), Legumes (Groundnut), Oil Seeds (Soya Beans, Sesame and Castor), Fibers(Cottons and Sisal), Spices (Ginger, Chili Pepper) being the major export crops produced in the State. Kano is also a major producer of non staple crops, such as sweet potato, tomato, cassava and cowpea. The State also supports the production of horticultural crops such as banana, sugar cane, onion, Mango, e.t.c.

Cereal (Rice, Wheat and barley) production and processing

Tomato production and processing

Livestock Fattening, Halal Meat Processing

Animal Feed Production

Beverages Production




The State has the largest concentration of agro-allied processing firms in Nigeria providing ready-made markets for agricultural products. It is strategically located for industrial activities due to the presence of generic and specialized major markets for all forms of trade for centuries, serving as a source of supply of all sorts of consumer and technology related goods to many states in the country as well as neighboring countries such as Niger, Chad, Northern Cameroon, Central African Republic, and Burkina Faso. The high demand for goods provides an impetus for the growth of medium and small scale manufacturing and processing concerns spread around four major industrial layouts: Sharada industrial areas (Phase I, II, and III), Bompai industrial area, the Challawa Industrial Area and Tokarawa Industrial layout. The booming industrial activities is partly induced by the well-developed road network above the national average and the railway services between Kano and Lagos (South west) and Kano – Nguru (North east) line.

Textiles and apparel

Footwear and accessories

Metal Fabrication


Appliances assembly






Kano is home to about one million Micro, Small and Medium businesses. These businesses contribute approximately 60-70% of the State’s domestic output and employ more than 3.5 million people. The dominant business activities are manufacturing (54%), wholesale and retail, vehicle repairs and household goods (23%), hotels and restaurant (6.6%). These businesses rely on the service sector to attain efficiency. However, the services sector in Kano is still relatively at an infant Stage with great potentials for growth. Government is determined to re-position the service sector as a major source of support for businesses in the State. This, it will achieve through private sector participation in the industry.

Business Process Outsourcing

Financial Services

Training Institutions

Recycling and waste management

Integrated Medical Services






The mining sector is a veritable platform for diversifying the Nation’s economy away from the dominance of petroleum and as a significant contributor to National income, Job Creation and the integrity of the National Industrial Base. Nigeria enjoys a fair share of mineral deposits running to several trillions of dollars. It is however quite that the sector is largely informal and grossly underdeveloped. The State is richly endowed in the following:

Gemstones Karaye, Kibiya, Doguwa, Gwarzo and Rano
Granite Wudil, Sumaila, Rano, Kiru, Kura, Dawakin Kudu, Tudun Wada, Minjibir, Doguwa and Rimin Gado
Glass Sand Dambatta and Makoda
Gold Sumaila and Rimi
Columbite Doguwa
Illuminute Doguwa
Copper Gabasawa, Zakirai, Bunkure and Doguwa
Koalin Gwarzo, Shanono, Tsanyawa and Bichi
Feldspar Karaye and Rogo
Cassiterite Doguwa

Mineral Prospecting and Mining

Mineral Processing

Equipment Sales and Repair

Mineral Ore Sales




The transformation of the State will require, among other things, the provision of additional infrastructure, improvement in services and the opening up of more international gateways for businesses by road, rail and air. In particular, for Kano to maintain and enhance its status as a leading commercial and industrial center in Nigeria, it must continuously invest on the improvement on its infrastructure.

Development and maintenance of State – wide Light Rail Infrastructure

Renewable Energy Development

Housing Development

Mass Transit Services



KANINVEST, is the agency mandated by Kano State Government to, among others issues, encourage, promote, coordinate and support investment activities in Kano State.