Malumfashi

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Malumfashi
LGA and town
Malumfashi is located in Nigeria
Malumfashi
Malumfashi
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 11°48′N 7°37′E / 11.800°N 7.617°E / 11.800; 7.617Coordinates: 11°48′N 7°37′E / 11.800°N 7.617°E / 11.800; 7.617
Country  Nigeria
State Katsina State
Established 1975
Government
 • Chairman Mukhtar Ammani
Area
 • Total 674 km2 (260 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
 • Total 182,920
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 822
ISO 3166 code NG.KT.MF

Malumfashi (or Malum Fashi) is a Local Government Area in Katsina State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Malumfashi.

It has an area of 674 km² and a population of 182,920 at the 2006 census. and the current chairman of the local government is Alhaji Muktar Ammani and the Emir (sarki) of the district is Dr Mamman Nasir (Galadiman Katsina

The postal code of the area is 822.[1]

The representative to the House of Representatives for the Malum Fashi/Kafur constituency is Ibrahim Babangida Mahuta.[2]

Notable people[edit]

Malumfashi is the home of Abubakar Aminu, a man known for his ability to lift bags full of fertilizer with his teeth, who has been nicknamed "Abu mai wuyun karfi, or "Abu with iron neck."[3]

It is also home to Sada Malumfashi a writer and poet from Nigeria. Sada Malumfashi studied Pharmacy at the renowned Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (2008-2013) and has held the post of the editor in chief of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian Students, ABU chapter. His lineage traces back to the Galadunchi of Katsina, the great grand son of Galadima Tunau.[4]

Professor Ibrahim Malumfashi is an authority on the late writer Abubakar Imam (author of the famous Magana Jari Ce, among others). He in fact, did his PhD on the late writer’s works. He has worked as a teacher, journalist and is today a professor of Hausa Literary History. He was born in Malumfashi, Katsina State, attended Primary and Secondary schools at Dudi and G.S.S Funtua from 1968 to 1980. He was at KCAST Zaria from 1980 to 1982. Attended A.B.U Zaria and graduated in 1985 with B.A Hons in Hausa Studies. Did his NYSC at FGGC Yola and had his M.A in 1991 and Phd 1999, all in Hausa Studies from Bayero University Kano. Started his career as a class room teacher in 1985 at FGGC Yola as a Youth Corper till 1986 and later as journalist with VON Lagos. he joined the services of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto in 1987 as Assistant Editor, later Assistant Lecturer in 1988. He has been a lecturer all his adult life. He rose through the ranks to become a Professor( Hausa Literary History) in 2007.[5] ref> Malumfashi has a good population of native Hausa Christians. They live in peace with their Hausa Muslim neighbors and relatives.

References[edit]

.Malumfashi has a good population of native Hausa Christians. They live in peace with their Hausa Muslim neighbors and relatives.