Adamawa State

Adamawa is a state of Nigeria with its capital at Yola. The largest city is Jimeta with 248 166 inhabitants ( 2005). The name is derived from Modibo Adama, the founder of the Emirates Adamawa.


The state is located in the east of the country, bordered to the north by the state of Borno, on the northwest by the Gombe State, on the southwest by the state of Taraba and in the east to Cameroon. Opposite Numan joins the Gongola in the largest tributary of the Niger, the Benue.


The population spoke mostly Adamawa - Eastern languages ​​( in the center and east ) of the Adamawa - Ubangi languages, Igbo (in the south ) within the Niger - Congo languages ​​, which are spoken in neighboring Cameroon. In addition, English is spoken as a lingua franca.


Previously, Adamawa was a part of the empire Adamawa. The state was formed on February 3, 1976 as a part of the former Gongola state of North - Eastern. On August 27, 1991, he has been renamed in Adamawa.

List of Governors and Administrators

  • Abubakr Salihu (Governor 1991-1992)
  • Saleh Michika (Governor 1992-1993)
  • Mustapha Ismail ( administrator 1994-1996)
  • Joe Kalu - Igboama ( administrator 1996-1998)
  • A. G. Husseni ( administrator 1998-1999)
  • Boni Haruna (Governor 1999-2007 )
  • Murtala Nyako (Governor since 2007)


The state is divided into 21 Local Government Areas. These are: Demsa, Fufure, Ganye, Gayuk, Gombi, Greece, Hong, Jada, Larmurde, Madagali, Maiha, Mayo Belwa, Michika, Mubi North, Mubi South, Numan, Shelleng, Song, Teungo, Yola Yola North and South.


The vast majority of the working population is employed in agriculture in Adamawa. The climatic and ecological conditions allow the cultivation of corn, cotton, peanuts, corn, yams, cassava, millet and rice. Major industries are fishing and farming.

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