Zabzugu district is among twenty six (26) districts in the Northern Region. The district has its administrative capital at Zabzugu . The district shares boundaries with Nanumba North District to the West and Nanumba South districts to the North West, Tatale/Sangule District to the North and to the East to the republic of Togo. The Population of the District is 79,201 (2000 Population and Housing Census) comprising of 38,696 males and 40,505 females. With a growth rate of 2.9%, the District’s population is projected to be 94,018 in 2006. The population density is 40 persons per square kilometer with 2,332 square kilometres as the size of the district.
The Zabugu District Assembly in the Northern Region, has organised a stakeholders’ forum on the proposed rates for 2014, in line with the Local Government Act 462, (1993), which mandates the assemblies as rating authority.
Mr Issifu Alidu Laa-Bandou, the 38-year-old Zabzugu District Chief Executive (DCE), has announced plans to organise stakeholders meeting to roll out a development blue print for the area noted for poverty amidst abundant resources.
Imam Vat, a locally developed punitive initiative, instituted by stakeholders in education in the Zabzugu/Tatale District of the Northern Region, has helped to reduce the increasing incidence of teenage pregnancy in the area.
In his quest to contribute to increasing literacy rate in the constituency and ensure more youth have access to higher education, the Member of Parliament for Zabzugu, Jabaah John Bennam has provided financial support to a number of students in his constituency.