History of Gombe State Nigeria

Gombe State was merged by two Areas of two ethnic groups, which are Gombe North and Gombe South. This State came into being on the 1st October 1996 and its capital is Gombe. The state was carved out of Bauchi State by the late General Sanni Abacha. The state is located in the northeastern part of Nigeria.  The State is located at the north eastern part of Nigeria and is nicknamed “the Jewel of Excellence”.  Gombe State shares borders with various states like, Borno -East, Yobe – North, Taraba and Adawama – south and Bauchi – West.  

Ethnic Groups

Gombe State is majorly dominated by the Fulani people with about half of them speaking Fulani language. The other minor tribes includes; Hausa, Bolewa, tera, Tangale, waja and kanuri. Hausa language is the easiest and common language spoken. People of Gombe state are mostly Islam with about 20% Christians.

Economy

Gombe state inhabitants are majorly into farming with farm produce such  as  Mazie, Soghum, Rice, wheat, Cowpeas, groundnut, soya beans, Bambara nuts, fruits, Vegetables like Tomatoes, pepper, onions, Okra, pumpkin, Melon and trees (sugar Cane, Gum Arabic, sunflower, Ginger). Natural Resources like Uranium, Limestone, Gypsum and recently found Petroleum are also part of its economy. There are also Industries that includes Ashaka Cement, cotton Ginneries, Furniture and Block Industries.

Local Government Areas

  • Akko
  • Yamaltu/Debba
  • Balanga
  • Biliri
  • Kaltungo
  • Shongom
  • Funakaye
  • Nafada
  • Gombe
  • Kwami
  • Dukku

Map of Gombe State

This map represents all the 11 local government areas in Gombe state.

Gombe State Population

Gombe state state was recorded in the year 2006 as having 2,365,000 peopleArea – 2,265km²

Wards in Gombe State 

There are one hundred and fourteen Wards in Gombe State

  1. Ajiya
  2. Akko
  3. Ashaka/Magaba
  4. Awak
  5. Baganje North
  6. Baganje South
  7. Bage
  8. Bajoga
  9. Bajoga West
  10. Bajoga East
  11. Bambam
  12. Bangu
  13. Bangunji
  14. Bare
  15. Barwo/ Nasarawa
  16. Barwo Winde
  17. Billiri North
  18. Billiri South
  19. Birin Bolewa
  20. Birin Fulani  East
  21. Birin Fulani  West
  22. Bodor/Tilde
  23. Boh
  24. Bojude
  25. Bolari East
  26. Bolari West
  27. Bule/Katin
  28. Burak
  29. Daban Fulani
  30. Dadiya
  31. Dawaki
  32. Deba
  33. Difa/Lubo/Kinafa
  34. Doho
  35. Dukul
  36. Filiya
  37. Gamdam
  38. Garko
  39. Gelengu/Balanga
  40. Gombe Abb
  41. Gudukku
  42. Gundale
  43. Gwandum
  44. Gwani/shinga/Wade
  45. Hashidu
  46. Herwagana
  47. Hinna
  48. Jagali North
  49. Jagali South
  50. Jamari
  51. Jeka Dafari
  52. Jigawa
  53. Jillahi
  54. Jurara
  55. Kalmia
  56. Kalshingi
  57. Kaltungo East
  58. Kaltungo West
  59. Kamo
  60. Kanawa/Wajari
  61. Kashere
  62. Kindiyo
  63. Komfulata
  64. Kulani/Degre/Sikkam
  65. Kulishin
  66. Kumbiya-kumbiya
  67. Kumo East
  68. Kumo North
  69. Kumo Central
  70. Kumo West
  71. Kunde
  72. Kupto
  73. Kuri/lano/lambam
  74. Kushi
  75. Kwadon/liji /kurba
  76. Kwami
  77. Lafiya
  78. Lalapido
  79. Lapan
  80. Malala
  81. Malam Sidi
  82. Malleri
  83. Mwona
  84. Nafada central
  85. Nafada East
  86. Nafada West
  87. Nasarawa
  88. Nono/Kunwal/W.Birdeka
  89. Nyuwar/Jessu
  90. Pantami
  91. Pindiga
  92. Ribadu
  93. Shamaki
  94. Swa/Ref/W.Waja
  95. Tal
  96. Talasse/Dong/Reme
  97. Tanglang
  98. Todi
  99. Tongo
  100. Tudu Kwaya
  101. Tukulma
  102. Tula-Yiri
  103. Tula Baule
  104. Bula Wange
  105. Tumu
  106. Tungo
  107. Ture
  108. Wawa/Wakkulutu
  109. Waziri North
  110. Wairi South/Centeral
  111. Wuro Tale
  112. Zambul/Kwali
  113. Zange
  114. Zaune

Federal Constituencies in Gombe State

  • Akko
  • Balanga/Billiri
  • Dukku/Nafada
  • Gombe/Kwami/Funakaye
  • Kaltungo/Shongom
  • Yamaltu/Deba

Nice Site to Visit (Tourist centers)

  • Philips grave
  • Bage hills
  • Tula hide out caves
  • Bulok Warm Spring
  • Kanawa forest
  • Famous bima Hills
  • Tomb of Sultan Attariu
  • Dadin Kowa Dam
  • Cham valley
  • Ancient Binga Ruins

Senatorial Districts in Gombe State

There are mainly Three senatorial District; they are; Gombe central, Gombe north and Gombe south.
Gombe Central senatorial district: This Zone has two local Government Areas under it, which are:

  • Akko
  • Yamaltu/Debba

Gombe South senatorial Zone:  This Zone has four local Governments, which are:

  • Balanga
  • Biliri
  • Kaltungo
  • Shongom

Gombe North senatorial Zone: This zone has five local Governments, which are;

  • Funakaye
  • Nafada
  • Gombe
  • Kwami
  • Dukku

The Government of Gombe State

Gombe State Government has three Arms of Government:

  • The Executive Arm
  • The Legislative Arm
  • The Judicial Arm

The Executive Arm of Gombe State:  This Arm is headed by the State governor assisted by the commissioners who the governor appoints to head different departments of the State. IBRAHIM HASSAN DANKWAMBO is the present governor of Gombe State.

The Legislative Arm of Gombe State:  This is the State house of Assembly in Gombe State. it is made up of 24 members voted by the people of the 24 constituencies in the State. NASIRU NONO is the present speaker of the State house of Assembly.

The Judicial Arm of Gombe State: This Arm of the State is headed by the chief judge of the State to ensure justice in all areas.  Justice HAKILA HEMAN is the present chief Judge of Gombe State.

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