Gombe State

Gombe State
State nickname: Jewel in the Savannah
Mohammed Danjuma Goje (PDP)
Date Created 1 October 1996
Capital Gombe
Area 18,768 km²
Ranked 21st
Population 2006 est. Ranked 33rd
 -Per Capita
2007 (estimate)
$2.50 billion
ISO 3166-2 NG-GO

Gombe State, located in northeastern Nigeria, is one of the country's thirtysix states; its capital is Gombe.

Gombe State, nicknamed the 'Jewel in the Savannah', was formed in October 1996 from part of the old Bauchi State by the Abacha military government. The state has an area of 20,265 km² and a population of around 2,353,000 people as of 2006. Of the population, approximately 7.8% are HIV-infected.

Administrative divisions

Gombe is divided into eleven Local Government Areas. They are:


Gombe State is mainly populated by Hausa people.


Name, Title Took Office Left Office Party
Joseph Orji, Administrator 7 October 1996 August 1998 -
Mohammed Bawa, Administrator August 1998 May 1999 -
Abubakar Habu Hashidu, Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2003 APP
Mohammed Danjuma Goje, Governor 29 May 2003 Present PDP


External links

Sabo Sani Labaran P.O.BOX250 Gombe Nigeria +2348030527065

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