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Gombe State

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Quick Facts:

  • Population: 2,353,879 (2006 census figures) - 31th of 37
  • Population density: 125 people per square kilometre
  • Landmass 18,768 square kilometres
  • State capital: Gombe
  • Local Government Areas: 17
  • Current Governor: Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo

Local Government Areas:

  • Akko
  • Balanga
  • Billiri
  • Dukku
  • Funakaye
  • Gombe
  • Kaltungo
  • Kwami
  • Nafada
  • Shongom
  • Yamaltu/Deba

Emirates:

  • Akko
  • Dukku
  • Deba
  • Funakaye
  • Gona
  • Nafada
  • Pindiga
  • Yamaltu

 

 

Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Gombe State Governor

Governors and Administrators

  • Group Captain Joseph Orji, Administrator, 7 Oct 1996 - Aug 1998 (Military)
  • Mohammed Bawa, Administrator, Aug 1998 - May 1999 (Military)
  • Abubakar Habu Hashidu, Governor 29 May 1999 - 29 May 2003 (APP)
  • Mohammed Danjuma Goje, Governor 29 May 2003 - May 2011 (PDP)
  • Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Governor May 2011- Precent (PDP)

Current Emirs

  • Gombe: HRH. Alh. (Dr.) Shehu Usman Abubakar CON
  • Dukku: HRH. Alh. Abdulkadir Haruna Rasheed
  • Deba: HRH. Col. Abubakar Waziri Mahdi (Rtd)
  • Akko: HRH. Alh. Umar Mohammed Atiku
  • Yamaltu: HRH. DSP Hassan Jonga Usman (RTD)
  • Pindiga: HRH. Alh. Adamu Haruna Abubakar
  • Nafada: HRH. Alh. Muhammadu Dadum Hamza
  • Funakaye: HRH. Alh. Muhammed Kwairanga Abubakar