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Agbu Kefas

Executive Governor

Haruna Manu

Deputy Governor


With an estimated land area of about 54,428 sq. km, the State lies roughly between latitudes 6°25′N and 9°30′N and between longitudes 9°30′E and 11°45′E.Taraba State lies largely within the middle of Nigeria and consists of undulating landscape dotted with a few mountainous features. These include the scenic and prominent Mambilla Plateau.

Economic Profile

Crops such as maize, rice, sorghum, millet, cassava, and yam are also produced in commercial quantity. In addition, cattle, sheep and goats are reared in large numbers, especially on the Mambilla Plateau, and along the Benue and Taraba valleys. Similarly, the people undertake other livestock production activities like poultry production, rabbit breeding and pig farming in fairly large scale.


The major occupation of the people of  Taraba State is agriculture.



Major Cities

Ethnic Profile
Some of the major ethnic groups include Fulani, Mumuye, Jukun, Jenjo,Kuteb, Chamba and Mambilla, each forming a mosaic in at least one localgovernment area. The Bollere, Kodeand Lo are among the very small tribesliving in harmony with other groups.Fulfulde, Hausa, Mumuye and Jukunare among the more widely spoken languages in the state.
Local Govt Areas
Taraba State has sixteen (16) Local Government Areas (LGAs). The LGAs are as follows: Ardo Kola, Bali, Donga, Gashaka, Gassol, Ibi, Jalingo, KarimLamido, Kurmi, Lau, Sardauna, Takum, Ussa, Wukari, Yorro, and Zing.