Mallam Yahaya Gusau Secretariat, Zamfara
Federal High Court, Gusau
NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Zamfara
This camp ground is where the 3 weeks NYSC Orientation Course takes place. It involves physical drills, lectures and training, and social activities intended to foster interactions among Corpers.
Namoda's Tomb, Kauran Namoda
Namoda was the Alibawa warrior who was appointed Sarkin Yaki of the eastern campaigns of the Sokoto Jihad. After earning a name for himself during the Jihad, he moved southwards, establishing his new base on the banks of River Gagare calling the town Kauran Namoda. He was killed by the forces of Kiyawa in 1802 and his tomb is now a place of visit by thousands of people yearly.
Kiyawa City Walls
Kiyawa was once the most powerful city situated in the eastern plains of Zamfara State. The ruins of the city walls which is dated back to about two hundred and fifty years are still visible at Kiyawa about 35km from Kauran Namoda. The width of the wall is about 2 meters and the height about 10meters. The City walls were ancient walls constructed purposely to secure the territory against any external oppression.
Bakolori Dam constructed on the Rima River some 65km Northwest of Gasua, the dam is a multi-purpose reservoir designed to provide water for domestic, industrial and irrigation purposes. The length of the Dam covers some 8km and is capable of containing 340 million cubic meters of water annually.
About Bakolori Dam The Bakolori dam is a massive structure built on the Sokoto River, a tributary of the Rima River. Bakolori dam has a capacity of 450 million cubic metres (equal to 180,000 Olympic size swimming pools) with a reservoir (the portion where water is stored behind the dam) that covers 8,000 hectares, and extends 19 km upstream. The Bakolori dam is 5km long; it is one of the longest dams in the world. The dam was built to provide year-round irrigation in the Sokoto-Rima basin: the Bakolori Irrigation Project. History of Bakolori Dam Construction of the Bakolori dam started in 1974 and finished in 1978. Its reservoir filled in 1981 – it took almost as much time for the reservoir to fill as it took to construct the dam. The irrigation pipes and canals were completed in 1983 and they covered 23,000 hectares, as opposed to 30,000 hectares which was the original plan. The Balokori Irrigation Project is one of the most expensive per hectare in the world. However, it’s regarded as an economic disaster. The construction of the dam led to the displacement of farmers, loss of lives, and the destruction of valuable farmland. The irrigation also caused the soil to become infertile. Despite these, the dam attracts many tourists yearly because of its remarkable construction. Safety Bakolori dam is, by and large, a safe place for tourists. But if you see any danger signs, please exercise caution in those areas and stay safe. Best Features The ambience of the environment. Best Time to Visit The best time to visit Bakolori dam is between 7am and 7pm. Most Common Visitors The most common visitors are researchers.
Ruins of Yargoje's Court
About Ruins of Yargoje's Court Queen Yargoje was the first and only woman to rule Zamfara Kingdom. Queen Yargoje was a powerful 14th century ruler whose reign lasted forty years (1310 - 1350). The ruins of her palace where she used to hold court session still exists today in Kuyambana Village. This village is 60km south of the State's capital, Gusau. History of Ruins of Yargoje's Court Queen Yargoje, the first and only queen of Zamfara Kingdom, was a powerful ruler whose reign was characterised by peace and prosperity. During her forty-year reign (1310 - 1350), she moved the capital of Zamfara from Dutsi to Kuyambana because it was a strategically more defendable area. Also, Kuyambana was a thickly forested zone which lay at the confluence of two rivers and had very fertile soil. Her famous lamp – the Yargoje Lamp – that she used for council meetings is one of the prominent artifacts in the Sokoto State History Bureau Museum. Safety The Ruins of Yargoje's Court is a very safe location. Things to Do/What to Bring Tourists visiting Yargoje's Court should bring a camera to capture memories and a bit of history. Best Features The palace ruins is the main attraction here. Best Time to Visit Ruins of Yargoje's Court The best time to visit is during 9am and 7pm. Most Common Visitors Tourists are the most common visitors to this monument. Weather at Ruins of Yargoje's Court The general temperature of Zamfara State is tropically warm and can rise to 38 °C (100.4 °F) during the dry season.
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