is a former administrative division of Nigeria
. It was created on 3 February 1976
from Adamawa and Sardauna Provinces of North-Eastern State
, together with the Wukari Division of the then Benue-Plateau State; it existed until 27 August 1991
, when it was divided into two states - Adamawa
. The city of Yola
was the capital of Gongola State.
Gongola State governors
Note: Abubakr Salihu was governor of Adamawa State from 27 August 1991 to January 1992.