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Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya

Executive Governor

Manasseh Daniel Jatau

Deputy Governor


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.

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.


About 80 percent of the population are engaged in Agriculture.



Major Cities

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.
Local Govt Areas
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.