Borno state is pluralistic in ethnic composition with rich but diverse historical and cultural heritage that dates back to over one thousand (1000) years. It borders the Republics of Cameroun, Chad and Niger making it a major trading hub of goods. It also borders the Nigerian States of Yobe, Adamawa, and Gombe.

The Nickname of Borno State is “Home of Peace”; it is mainly agrarian with large deposits of mineral resources. A major source of fresh water fish in the country as it houses part of the Lake Chad.

Borno State Snapshot

  • Total land area: 72,609 Km2
  • Capital: Maiduguri
  • Local Government Areas: 27 LGAs: Abadam, Askira-Uba, Bama, Bayo, Biu, Chibok, Damboa, Dikwa, Gubio Guzamala Gwoza Hawul, Jere, Kaga, Kala/Balge, Kondunga, Kukawa, Kwaya, Kusar, Mafa, Magumeri, Maiduguri, Marte, Mobbar, Monguno, Ngala, Nganzai, Shani.
  • Population: 6,272,536 (Male- 3,198,993 and Female- 3,073,543)
  • Vegetation: Tropical Savannah
  • Major crops: Millet, Sorghum, Maize, Cowpea, Rice, Wheat, Cassava, Cocoyam, Gum Arabic, Livestock, Tamarind, Mangoes, Oranges, Tomatoes, Onions, Cabbage, Lettuce, Spinach and Groundnut.
  • Solid minerals: Feldspar, Limestone, Kaolin, Clay, Potash, Iron-Ore, Natural Salt, Quartz, Magnetite, Diatomite, Trona, Mica, Silica Sand, Gypsum, Granite Chips, Flutters Earth and Uranium.
  • There are three agricultural zones in Borno state: Biu, Bama and Kukawa

Main Investment Opportunities

Opportunities for investment exist in:

  • Agribusiness
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Healthcare
  • Tourism
  • Energy
  • Mining