Kebbi leads other northern states in the number of people that own land for the cultivation of agricultural produce, according to StatiSense, a data technology company with expertise in analysis, infographics and training.
Although Sokoto State is ahead of Kebbi in house ownership, over 10 states in the region are ahead of the state regarding agricultural land ownership.
The data for 2021 shows that Kebbi has 91.6% of its household population owning agricultural land, Bauchi: 87.5%, Jigawa: 86.9%, Benue: 85.4%, Gombe: 84.2%, Yobe: 84.1%, Zamfara: 82.1%, Katsina: 82%, Taraba: 81.3%, and Nasarawa State: 80.3%.
Sokoto State leads other states with 94.3% of its household population owning houses. Kebbi: 93.8%, Yobe: 93.5%, Katsina: 92.6%, Bauchi: 91.4%, Jigawa: 91.3%, Gombe: 90.1%, Niger: 89.4%, Zamfara: 88.9% and Taraba: 88.7%.
Benue and Nasarawa are among the 10 northern states with the highest agricultural land ownership but are not among the ten with house ownership. In contrast, Sokoto State is not among the top 10 with land ownership in the region.