Gombe State

Gombe State (Jewel in the Savannah) 

 Executive Governor

His Excellency, Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya

Deputy Governor

Manasseh Daniel Jatau

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


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