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Adamawa State: List of Local Government Areas & Towns

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Adamawa is one of the 36 states in Nigeria, and the state has local councils and prominent towns in it. In this article, we will take a look at the local government areas and towns in Adamawa state.

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Overview

The name of the stateĀ  “Adamawa” came from the founder of the kingdom, Modibo Adama. He was a regional leader of the Fulani Jihad organized by Usman dan Fodio of Sokoto in 1804. Adamawa was a subordinate kingdom of the Sultanate of Sokoto before it became a state in Nigeria.

Adamawa state is situated in northeastern region of Nigeria. The state has a capital in Yola.

It is the home of the American University of Nigeria in Yola, Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola, Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola and Adamawa State college of Nursing and Midwifery.

Area

In term of land mass, Adamawa state is one of the largest states in Nigeria, as it occupies about 36,917 square kilometres. It borders Borno to the northwest, Gombe to the west, Taraba to the southwest, and eastern border with Cameroon Republic.

People

Though there are many ethnic groups in Adamawa, but Fulani is the most prevalent tribe. Others groups in the state include Dong, Gengle, Kumba, Mumuye, Nyong, Chamba Daka, Teme, Yendang, and other variants. In respect to religion, Adamawa state has a rational number of Muslims and Christians, but Islam is the leading religion in the state.

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The major occupation of the people in the state is farming as reflected in the state crop produce. The major cash crops in the state are cotton and groundnuts while food crops include maize, yam, cassava, guinea corn, millet and rice.

Local Government Areas and Towns in Adamawa State

Demsa Local Government Area

Demsa LGA is one of the local government area in Adamawa state, and the capital is situated in the town of Demsa.

Here is the list of other towns in Demsa LGA;

  • Gwamba
  • Dilli
  • Dong
  • Mbula-Kuli
  • Bali
  • Borrong
  • Barinkin-Jatau
  • Bomni
  • Dakkli
  • Donwa
  • Guri

Fufore Local Government Area

Fufore LGA is one of the local government area in Adamawa state. It has an headquater in Fufore Town. Other towns in Fufore LGA are;

  • Fufore
  • Gurin
  • Daware
  • Malabu
  • Riba
  • Verre
  • Beti
  • Farang
  • Karlani
  • Ribadu
  • Yadim

Ganye Local Government Area

Ganye LGA is a local government area in Adamawa state, and it has a capital located in the town of Ganye.

Other towns in Ganye LGA include;

  • Gurum
  • Gamu
  • Sugu
  • Timdore
  • Yebbi
  • Sangasumi
  • Dabosino
  • Bagana
  • Botoni

Girei Local Government Area

Girei LGA has various towns and districts in it, which include;

  • Gereng
  • Modire
  • Vinikilang
  • Tambo
  • Darki

Gombi Local Government Area

Gombi LGA is a town and doubles as a local government area in Adamawa state.

Towns in Gombi LGA consists of;

  • Gombi
  • Boga
  • Duwa
  • Gabun
  • Garkida
  • Guyaku
  • Tawa
  • Yang
  • Lala
  • Dingai.

Guyuk Local Government Area

Guyuk LGA is one of the twenty-one local government area in Adamawa. It has a centralised capital in Guyuk Town, from where the local government got its name.

Below is a rundown of other towns and district in Guyuk LGA;

  • Bobini
  • Banjiram
  • Chikila
  • Lokoro
  • Kola
  • Arah
  • Bodeno
  • Dakiti
  • Doma
  • Gadajuga
  • Gargijik
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Hong Local Government Area

Hong is one of the local government area in Adamawa state. It has an headquarter in Hong Town, a centralised town in the council.

Below is the list of other towns located in Hong LGA;

  • Gaya
  • Dugwamba
  • Hong
  • Kuliyi
  • Uba
  • Husherezum
  • Shangui
  • Bangshikai
  • Pella
  • Mbanga
  • Mugwalar
  • Washim

Jada Local Government Area

Jada Local Government Area has it capital secretariat in Jada town, Adamawa, which the LGA gots it name.

Here is a list of towns in Jada LGA;

  • Jada
  • Koma
  • Danaba
  • Leko
  • Mayokalaye
  • Dagula
  • Jamtari.

Lamurde Local Government Area

Lamurde LGA is one of the local council of Adamawa state. It has it capital in Lamurde town.

Other prominent towns in Lamurde LGA includes;

  • Gyawana
  • Mgbebongun
  • Suwa
  • Waduku
  • Jutingal
  • Kubaje

Madagali Local Government Area

Madagali LGA is a local government area in Adamawa state.

Towns in Madagali LGA include;

  • Madagali
  • Gulak
  • Wuro
  • Ngayndi
  • Pallam
  • Shemi
  • Sukur
  • Magga
  • Duhu
  • Wula
  • Bitiku

Maiha Local Government Area

Here is the list ot towns in Maiha LGA;

  • Belel
  • Mbila
  • Pakka
  • Vokuna
  • Sarau
  • Koonkol
  • Gari
  • Jamtari
  • Boloko
  • Bungel
  • Kasagila
  • Kirdagirma

Mayo-Belwa Local Government Area

Mayo-Belwa LGA is one of the local government area in Adamawa state. It has an headquater in Mayo-Belwa town.

Mayo- Belwa LGA consists of the towns of;

  • Bajama
  • Binyeri
  • Mayo
  • Farang
  • Tola
  • Jabu
  • Binkola
  • Chukkol
  • Garu
  • Ndikong
  • Ribadu
  • Tugga
  • Gijaro
  • Labara.

Michika Local Government Area

Michika LGA is in Adamawa state. The local government headquarter, Michika is a big commercial town.

Other towns in Michika LGA includes;

  • Bazza
  • Futa
  • Garta
  • Madz
  • Michika
  • Nkafa
  • Zah
  • Jigalambu
  • Moda
  • Diaka
  • Ghenjuwa.

Mubi North Local Government Area

Mubi North LGA is one of the LGAs in the state with its adminstrative headquater in Mubi.

Other prominent towns in Mubi North LGA include;

  • Mubi North
  • Mayo-Bani
  • Muchalla
  • Mobu
  • Bahuli
  • Digil
  • Didif
  • Kelluje
  • Kwa
  • Besto
  • Gyumbula
  • Kamnda

Mubi South Local Government Area

Mubi South Local Government Area is one of the local government in Adamawa state. The local government’s capital is situated in Gella.

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Other towns in Mubi South LGA include;

  • Duvu
  • Chaba
  • Girburum
  • Gella
  • Gude
  • Kwaja
  • Lamorde
  • Yadafa
  • Mujara
  • Nassarawo
  • Nduku
  • Mugulba

Numan Local Government Area

Numan Local Government Area has it’s headquarters in the town of Numan.

Other towns in the Numan local government area include;

  • Bakta
  • Bare
  • Bodwai
  • Libbo
  • Dutse
  • Numan
  • Shelleng
  • Vulpi

Shelleng Local Government Area

Shelleng Local Government Area is another LGA in Adamawa state, and it has an headquater located in the town of Shelleng.

Other towns in Shelleng LGA include;

  • Shellenge
  • Bodwai
  • Bakta
  • Gundo
  • Jumbul
  • Kiri
  • Ketembere
  • Libbo
  • Tallum

Song Local Government Area

Song is a town and also a local government area in Adamawa state.

Towns in Song LGA include;

  • Song
  • Dumme
  • Dirma
  • Kilange
  • Funa
  • Gudu
  • Mboi
  • Kilange
  • Hirna
  • Gari
  • Waje
  • Suktu
  • Zumo
  • Ditera.

Toungo Local government Area

Toungo is both a capital town and local government area Adamawa state.

Towns and districts in Toungo LGA include;

  • Dawo
  • Kiri
  • Gumti
  • Bavehi
  • Kubali
  • Labore
  • Sabongai
  • Kilta
  • Galabje
  • Nuibago
  • Timdoga
  • Tapare
  • Tafida
  • Adamu
  • Biniji
  • Ganti

Yola North Local Government Area

Popular towns in Yola North Local Government Area includes the following;

  • Jimeta
  • Ajiya
  • Doubeli
  • Alkalawa
  • Gwadabawa
  • Karena
  • Limawa
  • Luggere
  • Yelwa
  • Sebore
  • Bole
  • Changala
  • Wuro-Yanka
  • Goduwu
  • Gongoshi

Yola South Local Government Area

Yola South Local Government Area is the most prominent in Adamawa state. The LGA has a capital in the city of Yola.

Here is the list of towns and districts in Yola South LGA;

  • Bako
  • Adarawo
  • Makama
  • Namtari
  • Ngurore
  • Yolde
  • Kohi
  • Mbamoi-Namtara
  • Bbamba
  • Maalkobhi
  • Rugange
  • Sebore
  • Njoomboliyo
  • Njombvoli-Fulan.

Conclusion

That’s it on the local governments and towns in Adamawa state. We’ve outline extensively on the state and the towns situated in their local government areas. We hope this was helpful.

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