Kebbi State is a north-western state in Nigeria. Its capital city is Birnin Kebbi. The state was formed from part of Sokoto State on 27th August, 1991 during General Ibrahim Babangida's regime. The state is bordered by the new Sokoto State, Niger State, and Benin, and has a total land area of 36,800 km.
Kebbi State has 21 local government areas, four emirate councils (Gwandu, Argungu, Yauri and Zuru), and 35 districts. The name of the state was gotten from the 14th century "KEBBI KINGDOM" which was a province of the former Songhai Empire. Islam is the predominant religion in Kebbi state.
Kebbi State shares boundaries with Sokoto State to the north-east, Zamfara State to the east, Niger state to the south and Republic of Niger to the west.