Gombe State

Created on October 1, 1996, Gombe state covers a total area of 6,353 km2 (2,453 sq mi) and has a total population of 2,353,000 as at the 2006 census. With an average population density of 130/km2 (320/sq mi) and a total GDP (2010) of $2,501 Million, at $1,036 Per Capita.

Being it located in the north eastern zone, right within the expansive savannah allows the state to share common borders with the states of Borno and Adamawa States to the east, Yobe State to the north, Taraba to the south and Bauchi State to the west. Gombe is blessed with a lot of human and material resources and a lot of potentials for economic development. One of the industries in the state is the Gombe Oil seeds Company.

The people of Gombe grow crops like millet, corn, rice and guinea corn. Their method of farming is irrigation farming with the help of dams. The government of Gombe provides health services for the people. There are hospitals, private clinics and health centres in the state. Education is also encouraged in the state. There are a number of primary and secondary schools. There is also a tertiary college in the state - Federal College of Education Gombe.

Major Towns:

  • Gombe
  • Kaltungo

State Governor

Gombe state governor

Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo (born 4 April 1962) was elected Governor of Gombe State, in the 26 April 2011 elections, running on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) platform.