|Land Area & Rank
||42,158 sq km (7)
||August 27, 1991
||Bindow Jibrilla, APC
|House of Assembly
||Yola (Capital), Mubi, Numan, Jimeta, Ganye
||“Land of Dairy”
Rank & Sex: 2,124,049(26),
||Gov. Office: 234-75-626224/5
Abuja Liaison Office:
Plot 1213, Kwame Nkrumah Crescent,
P.M.B. 305, Garki, Abuja.
Lagos Liaison Office:
Plot 1227, Bishop Oluwole St.
Victoria Island, Lagos
|Local Government Areas
|Hotels & Tourism
Important places: Kiri dam, Njuwa lake,
elephant houses at Guyuk local government, koma hills,
three sister rocks at song local government, Zhugumi
Ldam mountains at hong local government, German rest
house at Kowagol and wuro Ande, old palace of Hamman
Yaji at Madagali since German rule, Lamido’s palace and
the kamala peak on Cameroun – Nigeria border.
Events: Yinagu fishing festival at Madagali, Farai
traditional festival in the month of May to mark the raining
season, Mbalau Tiwye festival for praise singing at Ganye
Opposite Yola Airport
24, Galadima Aminu Way
Tel: 234-75-24711, 24942.
Yola International Hotel
Kashim Ibrahim Way
P.O.Box 516, Jimeta, Yola
Tel: 234-75-625739, 624366
Prior to Nigeria Independence in 1960, what is today
Adamawa state was part of Northern region. In 1967
following the state creation by Gen. Yakubu Gowon, the
area was made part of North East State. On February 3,
1976, in another state creation exercise by Gen. Murtala
Muhammed, Gongola State was created comprising
today’s (Adamawa and Taraba) States.
On August 27,
1991 Taraba State was carved out of Gongola State, then
what was left of Gongola State was renamed Adamawa
State. The State is heterogeneous ethnic society with each
group having its distinct language. Culturally, Adamawa
State is well noted for her rich cultural heritage, which is
reflected in her past history, artistry, music, dance and
In the west is Gombe State, in
the Southwest is Taraba State, in the North is Borno State,
and in the East an international border with Republic of
The state is essentially picturesque
mountainous land traversed by big river valleys of Benue,
Gongola and yedsarm. The valleys of Cameroun, Mandara
and Adamawa mountains form part of the undulating
landscape. The state has two main vegetations: The subsudan
zone; marked by short grasses interspersed by short
trees commonly found in the Northern part of the State.
The Southern part is Guinea Savannah with thick, tall
grasses and trees.
The state has one Polytechnic and Two
Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy.
Most of the people are self-employed in the local cottage
industries. Notable company in the state is Savannah Sugar
Principal crops in the state include: Maize,
Millet, Sorghum, Yam, Groundnuts, Rice, Cotton,
Cassava, and Sugar cane. Animal husbandry (cattle, sheep,
Marble, Gypsum, lead, zinc,
limestone, uranium, clay, kaolin, navigable waters, fertile
and large mass of land for farming.
Mohammadu Ribadu, statesman.
Bamanga Tukur, Politician. Timathaus Mathias, Journalist.
Margret Nzombato, Basketball Player. Hajiya Pampo
Mayo-Belwa, musician. Bawa Garba, businessperson.
Buba marwa, rtd army officer/businessman. Atiku
Abubakar, vice president (1999-2007). Bala Takaya,
Politician. Pati Abubakar, journalist. Paul Buba Zoaka,
Cyclist. Dahiru Garaya Mbulo, musician. Murtala Nyako,
Farmer/rtd Air force officer. Aisha Bello, broadcaster. E.N.
Nzokala, athlete. Umaru Sanda, musician. Jonathan
Zwingina, politician. Isa Abdullahi (No sweat), Journalist.
Jubril Aminu, academician/politician. Pascal Bafyan,
labour leader. Iya Abubakar, Politician. Bala Smart,
Footballer. Zainab Banu Abubakar, Journalist. Dan
Richard, businessperson. P.C. Tarfa, army officer rtd.
Hassan Adamu, businessperson. Boss Mustapha,
Politician. Kingsley Hunashi, Journalist. Butros Pembi,
journalist. Adamu Modibo, Politician. Musa Garba,
businessman. Jibrilla Mubi, businessman. Asaph Zadok,
Journalist. Sale Michika, Politician. Faruk Jauro,