Yobe State

Yobe State (The Young Shall Grow)

 Executive Governor

 

His Excellency, Alhaji Ibrahim Geidam

 

Creation: 27th of August, 1991.

Capital:Damaturu

Major Cities: Potiskum,Jakusko, Karasuwa, Machina, Nangere

Geographic Profile: The State covers an estimated area of 47,153 Square Kilometres and shares International Border with the Republic of Niger to the North. The State also shares borders with Jigawa, Bauchi and Gombe States to the West, Borno to the East as well as Gombe and Borno States to the South.

Ethnic Profile: The major ethnic groups in the State include Kanuri, Fulani, Kare-Kare, Bolewa, Ngizim, Bade, Hausa, Ngamo and Shuwa. Yobe State has an estimated population of 1.4 Million and in 2003 the figure was put at about 2 Million.

Economic Profile: Yobe state is an agricultural state it also has rich fishing grounds and mineral deposits of gypsum in Fune LGA, kaolin, and quartz. The state's agricultural products include gum Arabic, groundnuts, beans, cotton. The state is also said to have one of the largest cattle markets in West Africa located in Potiskum.

Occupation: Most of the people are peasant farmers with quite a number engaged in livestock rearing, trading and fishing.

Local Goverment Area (LGAs): Yobe State consists of seventeen (17) Local Government Areas (LGAs). They are: Bursari, Damaturu, Geidam, Bade, Gujba, Gulani, Fika, Fune, Jakusko, Karasuwa, Machina, Nangere, Nguru, Potiskum, Tarmuwa, Yunusari and Yusufari.

Raw Materials Distribution in Yobe State

                                                                     YOBE STATE

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

BADE

Trona, Potash, Ball Clay

Rice, Cowpea, Millet, Sorghum, Bambara Nuts, Vegetables, Onion, Tomatoes, Palm product(Egyptian Doum Palm), Fishery, Livestock. Groundnut, Wheat, Fruits, Sorrel (Zobo).

2

BURSARI

Silica Sand, Ball Clay, Shale.

Bambara Nut, Mango, Rice, Millet, Sorghum, Maize, Gum Arabic, Groundnut, Cowpea, Beniseed, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits).

3

DAMATURU

Laterite, Silica Sand

Millet, Groundnut, Sorghum, Cowpea, Gum Arabic, Cassava, Livestock, Beniseed, Tomatoes, Onion, Mango, Guava, Sorrel (Zobo), Fruit

4

FIKA

Gypsum, Kaolin, Ball Clay, Limestone, Silica Sand, Iron Ore (traces).

Sorghum, Millet, Groundnut, Cowpea, Tomatoes, Vegetables, Locust Beans, Maize, Livestock, Wheat, Tamarind, Rice, Mango Guava, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits), Oranges, Burassus Palm

5

FUNE

Gypsum, Limestone, Kaolin, Diatomite

Millet, Sorghum, Gum Arabic, Cowpea Product, Vegetables, Livestock, Maize, Tamarind, Kenaf, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits), Groundnut

6

GAIDAM

Trona, Silica Sand

Millet, Sorghum, Gum Arabic, Cowpea, Vegetable, Livestock, Maize, Groundnut, Rice, Kenaf, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits), Egyptian Doum Palm

7

GUJBA

Diatomite, Gypsum, Shale, Limestone, Kaolin, Uranium, Bentonite Clay, Granite, Amethyst(traces), Quartz(traces), Spring Water

Wheat, Sorghum, Rice, Millet, Cow Pea, Groundnut, Gum Arabic, Onion, Tomatoes, Pepper, Cotton, Livestock, Maize, Bambara Nut, Beniseed, Kenaf, Poultry, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits).

8

GULANI

Diatomite, Limestone, Kaolin, Gypsum, Quartz, Ball Clay, Shale, Bentonite, Spring Water, Amethyst, Granite

Wheat, Sorghum, Rice, Millet, Cowpea, Groundnut, Gum Arabic, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits), Onion, Tomatoes, Pepper, Cotton, Livestock, Maize, Kenaf

9

JAKUSKO

Silica Sand, Ball Clay, Shale

Millet, Rice, Sorghum, Cowpea, Groundnut, Beniseed, Tomatoes, Guna Seed, Fishery, Livestock, Maize, Kenaf, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits).

10

KARASUWA

Silica Sand, Local Salt, Trona, Potash

Millet, Sorghum, Rice, Cowpea, Guna Seed, Vegetables, Tomatoes, Beniseed, Palm Product(Egyptian Doum Palm), Fishery, livestock, Maize, Groundnut, Gum Arabic, Bambara Nut, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits).

11

MACHINA

Granite.

Millet, Sorghum, Cowpea, Guna Seed, Livestock, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits).

12

NANGERE

Limestone

Maize, Kenaf, Cowpea, Millet, Sorghum, Groundnut, Bambara Nuts, Guava, Mango, Tomatoes, Vegetable, Livestock, Beniseed, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits).

13

NGURU

Silica Sand, Potash, Trona

Kenaf, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits). Millet, Sorghum, Rice, Cowpea, Guna Seed, Vegetable, Tomatoes, Beniseed, Palm Product, Fishery, Livestock, Groundnut, Maize, Gum Arabic

14

POTISKUM

Limestone.

Beniseed, Cowpea, Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Groundnut, Bambara Nuts, Guava, Tomatoes, Vegetable, Livestock, Kenaf, Pepper, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits).

15

TARMUWA

Laterite, Silica Sand

Millet, Groundnut, Sorghum, Cowpea, Gum Arabic, Cassava, Livestock, Beniseed, Onion, Vegetable, Tomatoes, Kenaf, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits)

16

YUNUSARI

Trona, Ball Clay, Potash/Trona

Millet, Sorghum, Cowpea, Vegetable, Cassava, Maize, Groundnut, livestock, Rice, Gum Arabic, Kenaf, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits), Egyptian Doum Palm

17

YUSUFARI

Trona, Potash, Ball Clay

Millet, Sorghum, Gum Arabic, Rice, Tomatoes, Cowpea, Cassava, Palm Product(Egyptian Doum Palm), Limestone, Kenaf, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits).  

                                                                    YOBE STATE

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

BADE

Trona, Potash, Ball Clay

Rice, Cowpea, Millet, Sorghum, Bambara Nuts, Vegetables, Onion, Tomatoes, Palm product(Egyptian Doum Palm), Fishery, Livestock. Groundnut, Wheat, Fruits, Sorrel (Zobo).

2

BURSARI

Silica Sand, Ball Clay, Shale.

Bambara Nut, Mango, Rice, Millet, Sorghum, Maize, Gum Arabic, Groundnut, Cowpea, Beniseed, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits).

3

DAMATURU

Laterite, Silica Sand

Millet, Groundnut, Sorghum, Cowpea, Gum Arabic, Cassava, Livestock, Beniseed, Tomatoes, Onion, Mango, Guava, Sorrel (Zobo), Fruit

4

FIKA

Gypsum, Kaolin, Ball Clay, Limestone, Silica Sand, Iron Ore (traces).

Sorghum, Millet, Groundnut, Cowpea, Tomatoes, Vegetables, Locust Beans, Maize, Livestock, Wheat, Tamarind, Rice, Mango Guava, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits), Oranges, Burassus Palm

5

FUNE

Gypsum, Limestone, Kaolin, Diatomite

Millet, Sorghum, Gum Arabic, Cowpea Product, Vegetables, Livestock, Maize, Tamarind, Kenaf, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits), Groundnut

6

GAIDAM

Trona, Silica Sand

Millet, Sorghum, Gum Arabic, Cowpea, Vegetable, Livestock, Maize, Groundnut, Rice, Kenaf, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits), Egyptian Doum Palm

7

GUJBA

Diatomite, Gypsum, Shale, Limestone, Kaolin, Uranium, Bentonite Clay, Granite, Amethyst(traces), Quartz(traces), Spring Water

Wheat, Sorghum, Rice, Millet, Cow Pea, Groundnut, Gum Arabic, Onion, Tomatoes, Pepper, Cotton, Livestock, Maize, Bambara Nut, Beniseed,  Kenaf, Poultry, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits).

 

8

GULANI

Diatomite, Limestone, Kaolin, Gypsum, Quartz, Ball Clay, Shale, Bentonite, Spring Water, Amethyst, Granite

Wheat, Sorghum, Rice, Millet, Cowpea, Groundnut, Gum Arabic, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits), Onion, Tomatoes, Pepper, Cotton, Livestock, Maize, Kenaf

9

JAKUSKO

Silica Sand, Ball Clay, Shale

Millet, Rice, Sorghum, Cowpea, Groundnut, Beniseed, Tomatoes, Guna Seed, Fishery, Livestock, Maize, Kenaf, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits).

10

KARASUWA

Silica Sand, Local Salt, Trona, Potash

Millet, Sorghum, Rice, Cowpea, Guna Seed, Vegetables, Tomatoes, Beniseed, Palm Product(Egyptian Doum Palm), Fishery, livestock, Maize, Groundnut, Gum Arabic, Bambara Nut, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits).

 

11

MACHINA

Granite.

 

Millet, Sorghum, Cowpea, Guna Seed, Livestock, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits).

12

NANGERE

Limestone

Maize, Kenaf, Cowpea, Millet, Sorghum, Groundnut, Bambara Nuts, Guava, Mango, Tomatoes, Vegetable, Livestock, Beniseed, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits).

13

NGURU

Silica Sand, Potash, Trona

Kenaf, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits). Millet, Sorghum, Rice, Cowpea, Guna Seed, Vegetable, Tomatoes, Beniseed, Palm Product, Fishery, Livestock, Groundnut, Maize, Gum Arabic

14

POTISKUM

Limestone.

 

Beniseed, Cowpea, Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Groundnut, Bambara Nuts, Guava, Tomatoes, Vegetable, Livestock, Kenaf, Pepper, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits).

15

TARMUWA

Laterite, Silica Sand

Millet, Groundnut, Sorghum, Cowpea, Gum Arabic, Cassava, Livestock, Beniseed, Onion, Vegetable, Tomatoes, Kenaf, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits) 

16

YUNUSARI

Trona, Ball Clay, Potash/Trona

Millet, Sorghum, Cowpea, Vegetable, Cassava, Maize, Groundnut, livestock, Rice, Gum Arabic, Kenaf, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits), Egyptian Doum Palm

17

YUSUFARI

Trona, Potash, Ball Clay

Millet, Sorghum, Gum Arabic, Rice, Tomatoes, Cowpea, Cassava, Palm Product(Egyptian Doum Palm), Limestone, Kenaf, Sorrel (Zobo Fruits).  

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