Adamawa State

  • Capital : Yola
  • Website : www.adamawa.gov.ng
  • Governor : Bindo Jibrilla
  • ISO 3166 code : NG-AD

Created on August 27, 1991, Adamawa state covers a total area of 36,917 km2 (14,254 sq mi) and has a total population of 3,187,950 as at the 2006 census. With an average population density of 101/km2 (262/sq mi) and a total GDP (2010) of $8,687 Million, at $4,582 Per Capita.

Located in North Eastern Nigeria, Adamawa has boundaries with Gombe State in the west, Republic of Cameroun in the east, Borno State in the west and Taraba State in the southwest. The landscape of Adamawa is majorly a stretch of mountainous land crisscrossed by the large river valleys – Benue, Gongola and Yedsarem. The valleys of Cameroon, Mandara and Adamawa mountains contributed to Adamawa's undulating topography.

Adamawa State is noted for its rich cultural heritage which reflects in its history, i.e. dances, dress patterns, craftsmanship, music, and her cordial relationships. The three main religions are Islam, Christianity and Traditionalism. The major occupation of the people is farming as reflected in their two notable vegetation zones, tile Sub-Sudan and Northern Guinea Savannah Zone. Their cash crops are cotton and groundnuts while food crops include maize, yam, cassava, guinea corn, millet and rice. The village communities living on the banks of the rivers engage in fishing while the people of the Fulani tribe are into cattle rearing.

Major Towns:

  • Yola
  • Mubi
  • Ganye
  • Numan
  • Guyuk
  • Michika
  • Gombi
  • Jimeta

State Governor

Adamawa state governor

Bindo Umaru Jibrilla is a Nigerian businessman who became the candidate of the People's Democratic Party in 9 April 2011 Senatorial election for the Adamawa North district, and went on to be elected to the national senate. His candidature was unsuccessfully disputed by the incumbent Senator Mohammed Mana. He is now the governor-elect of Adamawa after defeating Nuhu Ribadu and Markus Gundiri in the April governorship polls.