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Taraba State

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Quick Facts:

  • Population: 2,300,736 (2006 census figures) - 33th of 37
  • Percentage of Nigeria’s total population: 1.6%
  • Population density: 27 people per square kilometre
  • Landmass: 60,291.8 square kilometres
  • State capital: Jalingo
  • Local Government Areas: 16
  • Current Governor: Garba-Umar

Local Government Areas:

  • Ardo Kola
  • Bali
  • Donga
  • Gashaka
  • Gassol
  • Ibi
  • Jalinga
  • Karin Lamido
  • Kurmi
  • Lau
  • Sardauna
  • Takum
  • Ussa
  • Wukari
  • Yoro
  • Zing
Mr. Darius Ishaku, Governor of taraba State, nigeria

Governors and Administrators:

  • Adeyemi Afolahan (Administrator – Military): August 1991 – January 1992
  • Jolly Nyame (Governor – Civilian (Social Democratic Party)): January 1992 –November 1993
  • Yohanna Dickson (Administrator – Military): December 1993 – August 1996
  • Amen Edore Oyakhire (Administrator – Military): August 1996 – August 1998
  • Aina Owoniyi (Administrator – Military): August 1998 – May 1999
  • Jolly Nyame (Governor – Civilian (People’s Democratic Party)): May 1999 – May 2007
  • Danbaba Danfulani Suntai (Governor – Civilian (People’s Democratic Party)): May 2007 - October 2012
  • Garba Umar(Acting Governor):October 2012 - May 2015
  • Mr. Darius Ishaku (Governor - Civilian ( People's Democratic Party)) May 2015-Present)