Kano State, the most populous State in Nigeria is located in Northern Nigeria, created on May 27, 1967 from part of the Northern Region. Kano state borders Katsina State to the north-west, Jigawa State to the north-east, Bauchi State to the south-east and Kaduna State to the south-west. The capital of Kano State is Kano, an ancient city that is over 1000 years old.
Kano State has a population currently projected at over 20 Million (the highest in Nigeria). Kano State is also the largest industrial center in Northern Nigeria with major industries including textile, tanning, footwear, cosmetics, plastics, enamelware, pharmaceuticals, ceramics, furniture and other industries. Others include agricultural implements, soft drinks, food and beverages, dairy products, vegetable oil, animal feeds etc. Kano State is officially called Nigeria's Center of Commerce, with daily trade volumes of over N20 Billion.
The current governor of Kano State is Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR, elected in 2015 under the platform of All Progressives Congress Party.