Kebbi state is a state in Nigeria, and it is located in the North Eastern part of the country. It was created on the 27th of August 1991. The capital of Kebbi state is called Birnin Kebbi and the governor of the state is Abubakar Atiku Bagudu. Kebbi state shares borders with Sokoto state, Zamfara state and Niger state. It also it shares international borders with The Republic of Niger and The Republic of Benin.
Kebbi state consist of four emirate councils; Argungu, Gwandu, Yauri and Zuru. Islam is the major religion of the people of Kebbi state, but Christianity is also being practiced by an appreciable number of people in the state- especially people of the Zuru tribe. The languages that are generally spoken in Kebbi state are; general Hausa and English which is the official language of the Federal republic of Nigeria.
Just like most states in Nigeria, the State and Local Government is the major employer of labor in Kebbi state. The state is also considered to be one of the civil service states in Nigeria. Other sources of income for most people in the rural area are; farming, fishing and animal rearing (goats, rams, donkeys, camels, and cows). Tourism is another revenue generator for the Government of Kebbi state; as a matter of fact, people travel from Nigeria, United States and Europe to attend the annual Argungu fishing festival.
Now let us go through the top 10 business opportunities available for investors in Kebbi state;
10 Small Business Investment Opportunities in Kebbi State
1. Fishing Business
Fishing is one of the major occupations of people in rural areas in Kebbi state. As a matter of fact, some of the biggest fishes in Nigeria are caught and displayed during the annual Argungu fishing festival in the state. If you want to leverage on this line of business to make money, then you must make use of advance technology for your own fishing business. That is only when you can have an edge over local fishermen. You can as well add the sale of fishing tools like; hooks, nets, baits, et al, in order to maximize your fishing business.
Animal rearing is also another major occupation of the people of Kebbi state, especially people in rural areas. You can start your own animal rearing business in Kebbi state; a place where you can rear goats, rams, camels, donkeys, and cows. The truth is that people from most parts of the Southern parts of Nigeria come over to the North to purchase their domestic animals especially goats and cows and Kebbi state happens to be one of the major destinations for this merchant. You can establish business contacts with those that sell cows, goats and rams so that you will their major supplier.
Poultry business is yet another business that an entrepreneur can successfully launch in Kebbi state. One good thing about this type of business is that if it is well managed, you stand the chance of breaking even within 2 years of starting the business. So, if you are looking for a business to setup in Kebbi state, then you should consider starting your own poultry farm.
4. Tricycle and Motorbike Business
One of the major means of transportation in Kebbi state especially within short distance is via tricycle and motorbike. If you have the financial capacity to import tricycle and motorbikes in large quantities, then you should consider becoming a tricycle and motorbikes merchant in Kebbi state. Just ensure that you also import their spare parts and you won’t struggle to make sales on a daily basis. It is a cool means of making cash in Kebbi state.
5. Electronics Store
If you are looking for an easy to setup business to start in Kebbi state, then you should consider opening an electronic shop in Birnin Kebbi the state capital. Just ensure that your shop is located in a visible area and you stock your shop with different brands of TVs, Sound Systems, Home Theaters, Fridges, Deep Freezers, Air Conditions, Fans, et al and you will attract customers from all around Kebbi state.
6. Mechanized Farming
Mechanized farming is another capital intensive business that you can start in Kebbi state, but you can be rest assured that you will make huge returns on your investment. Farm land is cheap in Kebbi state and the soil composition especially in the southern part of the state is ideal for farming of grains.
The Argungu festival is one major event that attracts tourists from Nigeria and all over the world to Kebbi state on an annually basis. If you live in Kebbi state and you know the terrain pretty well, you can consider becoming a tourist guide especially during Argungu festival. Although you can choose to engage in this type of business as a part time business, but you are sure of making cool cash annually. Just ensure that you partner with big Travels and Tours Companies in Nigeria.
8. Gift Shop
Most of the tourists that visit Kebbi state during Argungu festival always ensure that they buy local craft work when leaving. You can open your own gifts shop where tourists can buy local craft work from. It is a cool way of making money. The location you choose to open this type of business matters a lot, so ensure that you choose a location where tourists can easily access your shop.
9. Hospital and Maternity Centre
Hospital and maternity centre is another business that an entrepreneur can start in Kebbi state. If you are a trained Doctor looking for a location to set up your hospital and maternity centre in the North, you can consider Birnin Kebbi the state capital of Kebbi state.
10. Government Contractor-: Another cool way of making money in Kebbi state is to become a government contractor. If you can successfully secure a contract with any of the state government offices, you are sure of making good money from the deal.
There you have it; the top 10 business opportunities in Kebbi State.