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.
The name of the state “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.
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.
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.
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;
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;
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;
Girei Local Government Area
Girei LGA has various towns and districts in it, which include;
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;
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;
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;
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;
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;
Madagali Local Government Area
Madagali LGA is a local government area in Adamawa state.
Towns in Madagali LGA include;
Maiha Local Government Area
Here is the list ot towns in Maiha LGA;
Octobero-Belwa Local Government Area
Octobero-Belwa LGA is one of the local government area in Adamawa state. It has an headquater in Octobero-Belwa town.
Octobero- Belwa LGA consists of the towns of;
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;
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
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.
Other towns in Mubi South LGA include;
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;
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;
Song Local Government Area
Song is a town and also a local government area in Adamawa state.
Towns in Song LGA include;
Toungo Local government Area
Toungo is both a capital town and local government area Adamawa state.
Towns and districts in Toungo LGA include;
Yola North Local Government Area
Popular towns in Yola North Local Government Area includes the following;
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;
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.