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Adamawa State

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Map of Nigeria showing Adamawa State

Quick Facts:

  • Population: 3,178,950 (2006 census figures) - 26th of 37
  • Percentage of Nigeria’s total population: 2.26%
  • Population density: 82 people per square kilometre - 31st of 37
  • Landmass: 38823.3 square kilometres - 7th of 37
  • State Capital: Yola
  •  Local Government Areas: 22
  • Current Governor: Ahmadu Fintiri 
Map showing LGAs of Adamawa State, Nigeria

Local Government Areas:

  • Demsa
  • Fufore
  • Ganye
  • Gayuk
  • Girei
  • Gombi
  • Guyuk
  • Hong
  • Jada
  • Lamurde
  • Madagali
  • Maiha
  • Mayo Belwa
  • Michika
  • Mubi North
  • Mubi South
  • Numan
  • Shelleng
  • Song
  • Toungo
  • Yola North
  • Yola South
Governor Ahmadu Fintiri

Governors and Administrators:

  • Abubakar Salihu (Governor – Military): August 1991 – January 1992
  • Abubakar Saleh (Governor – Civilian (National Republican Convention)): January 1992 – November 1993
  • Gregory Agboneni (Administrator – Military): December 1993 – September 1994
  • Mustapha Ismail (Administrator – Military): September 1994 – August 1996
  • Joe Kalu-Igboama (Administrator – Military): August 1996 – August 1998
  • Ahmadu G. Hussaini (Administrator – Military): August 1998 – May 1999
  • Boni Haruna (Governor – Civilian (People’s Democratic Party)): May 1999 – May 2007
  • Murtala Nyako (Governor – Civilian (People’s Democratic Party)): April 2008 – July 2014
  • Ahmadu Fintiri (Governor - Civilian (People's Democratic Party)): July 2014  May 2015
  • Bala James Ngilari (Governor - Civilian (People's Democratic Party)): October 2014 - May 2015
  • Jibrilla Jindow ( Governor - Civillian ( All Progressive Congress)): May 2015 - May 2019
  • Ahmadu Fintiri (Governor - Civilian (People's Democratic Party)): May 2019 –  Present