Gombe State

Gombe State (Jewel in the Savannah) 

 Executive Governor

His Excellency, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo

 

Creation: October 1 1996 out of the former Bauchi State.

Capital: Gombe

Major Cities: Kumo, Tallase, Billiri, Dukku, Bajoga, Kaltungo

Geographic Profile: Gombe State has an area 20,265 Square Kilometers with a population 2.4 Million with its Capital in Gombe. It is located in the north eastern zone, right within the expansive savannah region and shares a common boundary with the states of Borno, Taraba, Adamawa and Bauchi.Gombe has two distinct climates, the dry season (November-March) and the rainy season (April-October) with an average rainfall of 850mm.

Ethnic Profile: Gombe State has various ethnic groups like Tangale, Terawa, Waja, Kumo, Fulani, Kanuri, Bolewa, Jukun, Pero/Shonge, Tula, Cham, Lunguda, Dadiya, Banbuka, Hausa and Kamo/Awak among others.

Economic Profile: The people of Gombe state are primarily farmers producing food and cash crops, they include Cereals: Maize, Soghum,Rice and wheats: Legumes: Cowpeas, groundnuts,soya beans and bambara nuts. Fruits: Orange, Lemon, Mango, Guava, Paw-paw and grapes. Vegetables: Tomatoes, pepper, onions, okra, pumpkin and melon. Tree Crops: Gum Arabic, Kenaf, sugar cane, sunflower and ginger.

Occupation: About 80 percent of the population are engaged in Agriculture.

Local Goverment Area (LGAs) There are 11 Local Governments Areas (LGAs), namely: Akko, Balanga, Billiri, Dukku, Funakaye, Gombe, Kaltungo, Kwami, Nafada, Shongom, and Yamaltu Deba, most of which were created in 1989 or 1992 and thus existed before 1996, when three new LGAs were carved out to make up the present eleven.

Raw Materials Distribution in Gombe State

GOMBE STATE

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

AKKO

Graphite, Kaolin, Limestone, Silica Sand, Uranium, Coal, Halite, Gypsum, Bentonitic clay.

sugarcane, Gum Arabic, Sorghum, Millet, Maize, Okro, Tomatoes, Mango, Poultry, Livestock, Cowpea, Groundnut

2

BALANGA

Bentonitic Clay, Gypsum, Granite,Gemstone,Trona, Limestone

Wheat, Ginger, Okro, Maize, Sorghum, Cowpea, Rice, Groundnut, Cotton, Sugarcane, Tomatoes, Fishery, Poultry, Livestock

3

BILLIRI

Uranium, Halite, Granite, Bentonite

Gum Arabic, Maize, Okro, Sorghum, Rice, Millet, Cowpea, Cotton, Groundnut, Poultry, Livestock.

4

DUKKU

Ball Clay, Kaolin, Silica Sand

Gum Arabic, Millet, Sorghum, Mango, Okro, Cowpea, Pawpaw, Groundnut, Cotton, Poultry, Livestock.

5

FUNAKAYE

Uranium, Granite, Baryte, Gypsum, Gemstones

Maize, Cowpea, Okro, Cassava, Cotton, Rice, Groundnut, Millet, Sorghum, Tomatoes, Pepper, Poultry, Livestock

6

GOMBE

Ball Clay, Limestone, Uranium, Coal, Diatomite, Graphite, Calcite, Mica

Sorghum, Maize, Okro, Cowpea, Cotton, Millet, Groundnut, Tomatoes, Mango, Pepper, Poultry, Livestock.

7

KALTUNGO

Uranium, Kaolin, Granite, Bentonite, Cassiterite

Groundnut, Cowpea, Cotton, Cassava. Maize, Sorghum, Tomatoes, Mango, Guava, Okro, Pepper, Poultry, Livestock.

8

KWAMI

Ball Clay, Limestone, Uranium, Coal, Diatomite, Mica, Gypsum

Maize, Cowpea, Cotton, Okro, Sorghum, Vegetable, Rice, Groundnut, Tomatoes, Poultry, Livestock, Biter Leaf

9

NAFADA

Limestone, Gypsum, Kaolin

Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Vegetable, Cowpea, Tomatoes, Groundnut, Rice, Mango, Poultry, Livestock.

10

SHOMGOM

Uranium, Gypsum, Granite, Baryte, Gemstones

: Maize, Okro, Cowpea, Cotton, Cassava, Rice, Sorghum, Vegetables, Groundnut, Tomatoes, Poultry, Livestock

11

YAMALTU/ DEBA

Silica Sand, Limestone, Calcite, Coal

Cowpea, Gum Arabic, Sorghum, Maize, Okro, Rice, Cotton, Fishery, Groundnut, Tomatoes, Mango, Poultry, Livestock, Pepper

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