Jaci Festival Katsina State

Jaci Festival

Jaci is a small village located in the Mani LGA. It lies along a major waterway popularly known as "Fadamar Jaci". Muhammadu Dikko, a former emir of Katsina, began the Jaci fishing festival around 1905 when he was the District Head of Mani. He was said to have developed an interest in the site which he visited annually for fishing and hunting in the dry season.

After his death, his successor Alhaji Sir Usman Nagogo continued the tradition initiated by his father, visiting the site every year in the company of the British colonial officials living in Katsina. During the annual gathering, fishermen converged at the site from different parts of the Katsina Province and from the neighbouring Republic of Niger. Shortly before the death of Usman Nagogo, the festival ceased temporarily until it was revived in 2000.