Yobe is one of the largest states in Nigeria. The State is ranked 5th in the country with respect to land area. With Potiskum being the largest city, Damaturu is also a capital city in the state. This article will enumerate the rundown of local government areas and towns in Yobe state.
Overview of Yobe State
Initially, Yobe State was under the old Borno state. It was later carved out by the then regime of General Ibrahim Babangida on December 27, 1991, to become a an independent entity. Yobe State has its administrative capital in Damaturu town. It occupies an area of 45,502 square kilometres to become the sixth largest state in Nigeria. Situated in the North Eastern region of the country, Yobe state shares common boundary with Borno state to the east, Gombe state to the south, Bauchi and Jigawa states to the East and Niger Republic to the north.
The Kanuri and Fulani ethnic groups make up as the predominant occupants of Yobe State. There, the emirs of the former Kanem-Bornu Empire have played a part in the politics of this area for nearly 1000 years. However, there are other ethnic groups like Hausa, Ngizim, Karai-Karai, Bade, Ngamo, Shuwa, Bura and Margi still make up the state. Islam is the major religion among Yobe people.
Yobe state is an agricultural area, and the state’s economy depends greatly on this. The State is noted for agricultural production in farming, fishing and livestock rearing provides. Almost all of the state populace practice agricultural activities either subsistence or commercially. However, Yobe state is not limited to only agriculture, as it has commercial quantities mineral deposits of gypsum, kaolin, and quartz.
List of Local Government Areas and Towns in Yobe State
Yobe State has seventeen (17) local government areas. Let’s take a gander at the towns, notable communities and districts that are situated in these areas.
Bade Local Government Area
Bade LGA is one of Yobe State Local Government Areas. It has an administrative headquarter in the town of Gashua. There are other towns and notable urban areas in Bade LGA. They include the following: Dogona, Katuzu, Lawan fanami, Lawan musa, Sarkin Hausawa, Tagoli, Sugum, Dawayo, Zangon musa, Zango Umaru and Gwio-kura.
Bursari Local Government Area
Bursari LGA is a Local Government Area in Yobe State. Headquartered in Dapchi, a prominent town in the area, other notable urban areas include communities and villages of Bursari, Danachi, Dapchi, Guba, Guji, Metalari kaliyari, Bayamari, Damnawa, Juluri, Garun dole, Garin and Alkoli.
Damaturu Local Government Area
Damaturu LGA of Yobe State is a developed Local Government Area in the state. It has an administrative headquarter in the central part of Damaturu, an urban centre and state capital. There are many other notable urban areas which include the following: Bindigari, Fawari, Damokasu, Damaturu central, Madiri, Gabir, Kolallawa, Gabai and the rest which also make up.
Fika Local Government Area
Fika LGA is one of Yobe State Local Government Areas. Headquartered in the town of Fika, where the area got it name from, other notable urban areas include: Daya, Fika, Gadaka, Shembire, Gudi, Dozi, Godo wali, Janga, Boza, Zangaya, Mazawaun, Mubi, Fusami, Garin wayo, T.nanai and Fa.sawa.
Fune Local Government Area
Fune LGA is one of the seventeen Local Government Areas in Yobe State. It has an administrative headquarters in Damagum town, with other notable urban areas like Abakire, Aigada, Alagarno, Balanyiwa, Banshe, Basam, Bauwa, Bindigi, Bufuna, Bulakus, Chirokusko, Damagum, Dawura and many others still making up the area.
Geidam Local Government Area
Geidam LGA of Yobe State is a prominent Local Government Area. It has an administrative headquarters in town of Geidam. There are many other notable urban areas in this area. They include: Degina, Shame kura, Geidam, Zurgu ngilera, Kawuri, Gumsa, Futchimiran, Asheikiri, Balle, Gallaba, Meleri, Kusur and Fururti.
Gujba Local Government Area
Gujba LGA of Yobe State is one of the state’s Local Government Areas. Having an administrative headquarter located in the town of Buni Yadi, other towns and urban communities of the area include Buniyadi, Bunigari, Lawanti, Buniyardi north, Gotala, Buniyadi south, Mutai, Mollam Dunari, Ngurbuwa and Wagir.
Gulani Local Government Area
Gulani LGA is one of the Local Government Areas in Yobe State. With an headquarter in the town of Bara, there are many other notable urban areas in the area. The notable towns and communities in Gulani LGA include the following: Bara, Borno-Kiji, Bularaba, Bumsa, Burasari, Chandam, Dokshi, Gabai, Gagure, Gargari, Garin Tuwo, Kukuwa and others which makeup the region.
Jakusko Local Government Area
Jakusko LGA is one of Yobe State Local Government Areas. It has an administrative headquarter in the town of Jakusko. There are notable urban areas and towns which make up the area. They include: Dumbari, Jaba, Gorgoram, Jakusko, Lawur, Katamma, Muguram, Zabudum, Lafiya Loi-Loi, Bayam, Buduwa and Dachia.
Karasuwa Local Government Area
Karasuwa LGA of Yobe State is headquartered in the town of Jajimaji. The list of other notable urban areas in Karasuwa LGA include the following: Karasuwa, Jajimaji, Bukarti, Garin Gawo, Gasma, Karasuwa Galu, Karasuwa Garu, Waro, Faijiganari, Yajiri and Wachakal.
Machina Local Government Area
Machina LGA is one of Yobe State Local Government Areas. It is situated in the northern part of the state, and borders with the Republic of Niger. Machina town, which the area got it name from, is the administrative headquarter of the Machina LGA. The list of other notable urban areas include the following: Adturu, Barinari-Lamiri, Bogo, Bulseri, Damai, Dimago, Dole, Faramiram and many other towns and districts.
Nangere Local Government Area
Nangere LGA is a Local Government Area in Yobe state. Headquartered in the town of Sabon Garin Nangere, there are many other notable towns in the area. They include urban areas like Dowasa, Fakarau, Garin, Gambo, Nangere, Tarajim, Bala, Dakasko, Garintuja, Mamudo, Chilariye and Dadiso towns which make up the area.
Nguru Local Government Area
Nguru LGA of Yobe State is one of the state’s Local Government Areas. It has an administrative headquarters in the town of Nguru, which the area got it name from. Other notable urban areas in Nguru LGA include: Aroro, Bajigama, Bakwa, Bambori, Bilelam, Bujiji, Bulabulin, Bulangua, Bulanguaram and many others.
Potiskum Local Government Area
Potiskum is an urbanised local government area in Yobe State. It has an administrative headquarter in Potiskum, a commercial city and the largest urban centre in the state. There are many urban areas which incorporate this developed local government area. They include the following: Potiskum, Dogo Tebo, Dogo Nini, Hausawa, Mamudo, Ngojin, Alaraba, Yerimaram, Garin Daye, Badejo, Bolewa and Bare-bare.
Tarmuwa Local Government Area
Tarmuwa LGA is one of the seventeen Local Government Areas in Yobe State. It has an area council headquarter in Babangida town. There are many other urban areas here, which include the following: Barkami, Bulturi, Churokusko, Tarmuwa, Jumbam, Koka, Sungul, Koriyel, Mafa, Mandadawa, Babangida and Shekau.
Yunusari Local Government Area
Yunusari LGA of Yobe State has its administrative headquarters in Kanamma town, a prominent urban area in the state. The list of notable urban areas in Yunusari LGA include: Dekwa, Dilala, Kaigi, Mozogun, Kujari, Mairari, Ngirobo, Wadi, Kafiya, Yunusari, Dumbai, Zajibiri, Delgaltura and others towns that make up the area.
Yusufari Local Government Area
Yusufari LGA of Yobe State has an administrative headquarter in Yusufari Town, which the area got it name from. There are many other notable urban areas in the area. They include the following: Alanjirori, Gumshi, Guya, Jebuwa, Kaska, Mai-Malari, Yusufari, Kumugannam, Sumbar and Tulotulowa.
Yobe is one of the states of mention in Nigeria. The State is the home of most of the country’s agricultural products like cotton, groundnut and beans. Yobe State has one of the largest market of cattle in the West Africa region.
Yobe State has a list of prominent personalities which are few to mention include: Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, Nigeria’s Senate President; Buba Galadima, an influencial politician; and the rest of other notable people from the state.
That’s it on the list of local government areas and towns in Yobe State. We believe you now have a clue on where to visit in the ‘Pride of the Sahel’ state.