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Adamawa State
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Capital Yola
Land Area & Rank 42,158 sq km (7)
Year Created August 27, 1991
Governor Bindow Jibrilla, APC
Deputy Gov Martins Babale
L.G.A 21
House of Assembly 25
Major Areas/Towns Yola (Capital), Mubi, Numan, Jimeta, Ganye
Local Dialects Hausa, Fulfulde.
Motto “Land of Dairy”
Population 2006 Census:
Rank & Sex: 2,124,049(26),
Male: 1,606,123
Female: 1,561,978
Contact Phone Gov. Office: 234-75-626224/5
SSG: 234-75-624621
Info: 234-75-624730
Liason Office 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
Tel/Fax 01-2623128
Local Government Areas
LGA Headquarter
Demsa Demsa
Fufore Fufore
Ganye Ganye
Girei Girei
Gombi Gombi
Guyuk Guyuk
Hong Hong
Jada Jada
Lamurde Lamurde
Madagali Gulaki
Maiha Maiha
Mayo-Belwa Mayo-Belwa
Michika Michika
Mubi North Mubi
Mubi South Gella
Numan Numan
Shelleng Shelleng
Song Song
Toungo Toungo
Yola North Jimeta
Yola South Yola
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.

Important 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 local government.

Hamco Hotel
Airport Road
Opposite Yola Airport
Tel: 234-75-24569

Lelewal Hotel
24, Galadima Aminu Way
Jimeta Yola
Tel: 234-75-24711, 24942.

Yola International Hotel
Kashim Ibrahim Way
P.O.Box 516, Jimeta, Yola
Tel: 234-75-625739, 624366
Fax: 234-75-624538
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 dress patterns.  


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 Cameroun.


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 universities.


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 Company.


Principal crops in the state include: Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Yam, Groundnuts, Rice, Cotton, Cassava, and Sugar cane. Animal husbandry (cattle, sheep, goats).

Mineral/Natural Resources:

Marble, Gypsum, lead, zinc, limestone, uranium, clay, kaolin, navigable waters, fertile and large mass of land for farming.

Famous Natives:

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, businessmen.  
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