HISTORY OF KURA PART 1

GENESIS OF KURA

BY ABUBAKAR LAWAN ABUBAKAR

 KURA DYING

kura was originated and centered on the famous River known as Rafin Kura situated in the southern part of the town, which was used for farming and drinking site for animals, centuries ago. Certainly it’s very difficult to find the exact year or the era which the Kura peoples dwelled themselves in that fertile land. But what is known was that, Kura comes to being probably in 18th century onward after discovered as a route and encampment for Arabs and Tuareg caravans and traders. Around that time, people were only found in places like Alkalawa, Limamai, Yalwa, RiminDaddo, U/Gandu, U/Bugu etc. their local businesses was trading; farming; dyeing; weaving; hunting and blacksmithing. The locally made turban (Rawani Dan Kura) is another famous and important clothing item produced and known for sale as Rawani Dan Kura centuaries ago. The turban was used by traditional rulers, Elders men, Rich men and Islamic Scholars. Kura peoples were known far and wide through their courage and commitment on those traditional and local occupations. Over 99% of the entire population was a Muslims and are predominantly Hausa, Kanuri and Fulani tribes. The place was endowed with expanse of fertile land and good vegetation.

Therefore, Kura was now among the 44 Local Government Areas of Kano state Nigeria and was geographically located in the southern part of the state along a dual express way of Zaria-Kano Road which has a distance of about 35Km from the state capital. It was located at 110 46’ 17” N to 80 25’49”E and covers an area of about 206km2 Square Kilometers (80 sq mi) of cultivable land with a population of about 144,601 at the 2006 census. It also shares common boundaries with Garun Malam local Government Area from the west, Madobi Local Government Area from the North, Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area from the East and Bunkure Local Government Area from the South.

Kura Local Government lies in the savanna region and become the most extensively irrigated Local Government in the State due to the introduction of irrigation system in the area. As an agricultural town Kura was known for the production of food stuffs and Vegetable Crops both during Dry season and Rainy season. The Dry seasons mostly start from October to April, while the Rainy season begins from April to September with an average annual rainfall of 134.4mm. The people of the local Government are 80% percent farmers who are engaged in mixed farming in both the seasons. Some of the crops produced in the area are Rice, Wheat, Maize, Millet, Guine-corn, Beans, Tomatoes, Onions, Sugarcane, Cucumber, Cabbage, Water melon, etc.

KURA UNDER ADMINISTRATIVE GOVERNMENT.

During the reign of Alh. Audu Bako the first Kano State Governor who was created eight administrative areas in the state, Kura found herself under Kano West Administrative Area with the headquarter at Rano. Kura incessantly under Kano West Administrative Area until local government reforms were introduced in 1976 by a Military Government Headed by General Murtala Muhammad which adjust Kura to be among the two Districts (Kura and Rano) in Rano Local Government and the headquarter was at Rano.

Due to rapid development of Kura, the then Kura District was removed from Rano Local Government during the Second Republic Politics by Alh. AbubakarRimi and formally become one among the newly created nine Local Government Councils in the State with a head quarter at Kura, making the total of twenty nine local Government in the State.

The creation of Kura local government gave Alh. Garba Adamu a chance of becoming the first chairman in the local government between December 1980 –october 1983 and Alhaji Sunusi Gambo a prominent NEPU Stalwart as a second chairman ruled around October 1983 to January 1984 respectively before it was dissolved by the military administration of Buhari/Idiagbon in 1984.

After the return of Kura District back to Rano Local Government, two prominent people from Kura were blessed to become chairmen in old Rano local government council from 1986-1989, they are: Alh. Sule Umar Kura II (Ward Head S/Kura) and Hon. Umar Datti Kura (Former Member National Assembly).

In 1989 the military regime of General Badamasi Babangida created newly twenty six (26) local government council including Kura with the Head quarter at Kura Town. Till now Kura as local government council witnessed tremendous developmental works as democracy dividend within its ten wards.

Kura and Social Amenities

Kura has numerous of social amenities range from Schools, Health facilities, Shari’a and majistrate court, Banks, Tertiary Institutions, etc. Kura was also connected to National Grid Line of NEPA during Alh. Abubakar Rimi regime and received Radio and Television transmission and services of all Nigerians communication company such as MTN, GLO, Airtel, Etisalat etc. and have three operational banks (Mainstreet Bank, Access Bank and Community Bank).

Kura local Government has a total of twenty six (26) Health Facilities among them 2 is privates, 2 constructed by Kano State Government, 1 by community and 21 by the then Local Government council.

List of Health facilities in Kura Local Government Area

SN Name of Health facility Location/ward Own by
1 KURA GENERAL HOSP. KURA TOWN STATE
2 AZORE HEALTH CLINIC DALILI LGA
3 HADEJIA JAMA’ARE H/POST DALILI LGA
4 KURA SURGERY & MATERNITY HEALTH CENTER DALILI PRIVATE
5 PRIMARY HEALTH CARE D/HASSAN LGA
6 D/HASSAN HEALTH CLINIC DAN HASSAN LGA
7 MCH/HEALTH CLINIC DUKAWA DUKAWA LGA/STATE
8 KUNSHAMA (A) HEALTH CLINIC DUKAWA LGA
9 KUNSHAMA (B) HEALTH POST DUKAWA LGA
10 GAMADAN HEALTH POST DUKAWA LGA
11 NASARAWA HEALTH CLINIC GUNDUTSE LGA
12 GAINAWA (A) HEALTH CLINIC GUNDUTSE LGA
13 GAINAWA (B) HEALTH POST GUNDUTSE LGA
14 KARFI HEALTH CLINIC KARFI LGA
15 KARFI M.C.H KARFI STATE
16 KADANI HEALTH CLINIC KOSAWA LGA
17 BIGAU HEALTH POST KOSAWA LGA
18 GAJINGIRI HEALTH POST KOSAWA LGA
19 IMAWA HEALTH POST KOSAWA LGA
20 GURAZA HEALTH POST KOSAWA LGA
21 SANI MARSHAL MEMORIAL & MATERNITY CENTER KURUNSUMAU

(HARBATSA)

LGA
22 KIRYA HEALTH CLINIC R/DUKA LGA
23 ‘YAR-KANYA HEALTH POST R/DUKA LGA
24 RIMIN KWARYA HEALTH POST R/DUKA LGA
25 GODAR ALI HEALTH POST R/DUKA LGA
26 SA,ADATUL KHUBRA MATERNITY & HEALTH CENTER (DR. BALA) S/KURA PRIVATE

In term of education, Kura has the total of 113 primary schools registered with the local government education authority, 10 private schools and 5 tertiary institutions.

 

 

 

Public Primary Schools in local Government

S/n Category Quantity Remark
1 Model Primary Schools 3
2 Special Primary Schools 2
3 L.I.P 1
4 Nomadic Primary Schools 4
5 Special Need Primary School 2
6 Circular Conventional Schools 29
7 Qur’anic General Pri. Schools 7 Traditional Setting
8 Qur’anic Primary Schools 9
9 Islamiyya Primary Schools 47
10 Islamiyya General Pri. Schools 9 Night Schools
TOTAL 113

Tertiary Institutions in Kura Local Government

  • ·     KANO STATE INFORMATICS INSTITUTE established by Kano State Government 2011.
  • KANO STATE SPORT INSTITUTE KARFI, established by Kano State Government 2011.
  • COLLEGE OF ISLAMIC STUDIES KURA (Munazzama)
  • CLASSIC I.T CONSULT LIMITED formally Known GREEN NERO I.T CONSULT LTD (institute of Information Technology) founded by Alh.Tasiu Ilu Kura.
  • ANNUR INSTITUTE (Karfi Center)

KURA LEGEND AND MYTH

to be continue……………….

48 responses to “HISTORY OF KURA PART 1”

  1. danjumanasiru says :

    It is a good one, keep the good work you are doing.

  2. HUDAN MAHAMUD ISHAQ KURA says :

    Allah ya saka da alkhairi

  3. Alhaji Alhassan umar Gundutse says :

    Wannan Abu yayi kyau kuma haka akeso,
    Wannan kuma shine kishi. Allah yasaka da Alkayrinsa.
    Daga Alhaji Alhassan Umar Gundutse (S R C O. E Kano)

  4. Hafiz rabilu ahmad says :

    Am very happy to see this history

  5. abdulrahman T kura says :

    kura is the best local govt in kano state

  6. Umar a umar says :

    Kai wannan yayi kyaufa allah yasaka da alsheri abubakar l abubakar allah yakara daukaka garin kura da kewayen ta

  7. Murtala S. Hamza says :

    Allah saka da alkairi,proud of this job

  8. sani rabiu abubakar says :

    ALHAMDU LILLAH! na duba wannan gagarumin aiki da kayi allah ya saka da alkhairi allah ya kara bunkasa mana wannan gari mai tarin albarka .

  9. Rabiuusmanmohd says :

    Abubakar Allah yajikan Iyayenka yagafar tawa malamanka yakyautata makwancinsu bakidaya yakuma qara basira da hazaqa,ya Albarkaci zuria da ilamanka

  10. najib shuaibu toki says :

    your contribution toward the kura local govt would be immortal……..
    many thanks regarded to you because you make aware about the information that i want get in the process of writing my research work

  11. Ibrahim ahmad maikarofi kura says :

    Allah daukaka kura local government

  12. bin sabit says :

    gaskia anyi kokari sosai allah ya taimaka ameeen

  13. Dr Farouk Adam says :

    Jazakallahu khairan Abubakar for the information.
    I am medical officer in the general hospital of this great LGA. Will be glad if i can find such information about the general hospital. Thank you.

  14. Munkaila Tsoho Abdullah says :

    This is a great job,that shows a sense of real patriotism of our belove town.may Allah reward you and God bless kura.

  15. mustapha ahmad khalid kura says :

    Islamiyya Schools are only two types:1) Islamiyya Primary schools 2) Islamiyya school (general)
    Qur’anic schools we have five types of such schools,they are:
    1) Qur’anic school (general)
    2) Tsangaya school (general)
    3)Tahfeezul Qur’an primary school
    4)Tahfeezul Qur’an school
    5) Model Tsangaya/Almajiri Primary school
    In Kura L.G we have four category of the schools (1,2,3,&5)
    The total number of Qur’an/Tsangaya schools in Kura L.G. is 222 with total no of 13,098 students
    The total no of Islamiyya schools (general) is 32, with10,210 students.
    And the no of Islamiyya Primary schools is as you mentioned.
    Source: Kano State 2006 Islamic schools census by the of advisor to the state governor on tsangaya IT.

    • Abubakar Lawan Abubakar says :

      Mustapha Ahmad Khalid Kura
      I thanks your voluntarily effort and update on my write up HISTORY OF KURA PART 1, on Sunday, July 12th , 2015, and I assured you your input should not be elapsed since it has been noted to me and should be forwarded to Kura LGEA for review and updating.
      The one I was published are the exact total Primary schools only registered to Kura LGEA, through planning and statistics unit in 2014.
      I do hope to continue sharing ideas for betterment of our Community.
      Thanks,
      Abubakar Lawan Abubakar

  16. usainisani says :

    I like kura is very nice area

  17. Aisha s Jibril says :

    Asalamualaikum please I am an Msc student doing my thesis I want to see the map of Kura with its various wards thank you.

  18. Aisha s Jibril says :

    Asalamualaikum please I am a msc student of A. B. U please send me the map of Kura PGA with the districts thank you

  19. Abbakar sadeeq karfi says :

    Godiya ta musamman ga dr rabiu musa kwankwaso daya kawo mana sport insitute garin karfi.

  20. kabiru m salisu says :

    my father was born in kura but now he fast away but he tall me,he was in gida gangu please sir how do I go there.

  21. IBRAHIM YAU IBRAHIM KARFI says :

    GASKIYA wannan shine kishi mungode allah yasaka

  22. sani kura muhammad says :

    well the history was nice but the English was too bad and lacked vocabulary. Try harder next time.

  23. Abdulkareem shehu sulaiman kura says :

    Allah ya Osaka da alkhairi Allah kuma yasa muma masu tasowa mu gaji irin wannan kishin naku muciyar da garinnan namu mai albarka gaba ta bangarori daban-daban Ameen Allah ya bamu lafiya da zaman lafiya da yalwar arziki Ameen

  24. Angel Sunday says :

    This is an insight to Kura Local Government, please can you help me with the history of Rano Local Government? I am considering Rano in my research work. Thanks and God bless.

  25. Angel Sunday says :

    please i need information about Rano Local Government. Thanks.

  26. Yakubu Yalwa. says :

    salam, Nice work sir. am a student here in kano writing my project on the impact of cataract sickness on the productivity of rice farmers in kura local government, please i will be glad if you will help me with data.

  27. njokuabc says :

    Hello Abubakar,

    Could you please shed some light on the population of the people in Kura based on religion? I am conducting a research and would really love to know

    thank you in advance

  28. Ahmad ibrahim says :

    You really help me in making my project,may GOD help you in anything.

  29. Sule Yaro Danchago Kura Kano but living in jos city. says :

    Discovery kura Has Giant and Hero’s in Hunting and C Lever men among People in the past (ancient Days) Pls who is the most famous hunter and Clever Man In History?

  30. Ibrahim Uba Muhammad Haruna. says :

    May all mighty GOD helf Kura’s people. Allah ya taimaki mutanen kura.

  31. Abubakar Ahmad Hussain says :

    With due respect and honour you deserve to be respected for bringing the history of our bona fide local govt kura LGA may Allah help you through

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