Role of Donkey in the Transportation System and Other Economic Activities in Sokoto State

Abubakar Tukur Muhammad
(Volume 2, Issue 1, July 2018)

The aim of this paper is to discuss the economic importance played by donkey and what is still playing in the economy of Sokoto State, particularly the rural areas. The paper traces the role played by donkey since pre-colonial period as well as the challenges posed by the modern forms of transportation which minimized role of donkey in the transportation system in Sokoto State. Despite the development of modern forms of transportation, using auto-mobiles such as cars, motorcycles, etc. Donkey is still an important means of transportation in rural areas of Sokoto State, especially in remote areas where people have no access to motorable roads. Donkey in many places has been termed as an important animal that enhanced economy of the people and of their societies which is still engaging in many economic activities aimed at earning incomes for catering of the people needs to the extent that, any rural person that do not own a donkey such person could be seen as a very poor person.