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Gombe State
State nickname: Jewel in the Savannah
Location
Statistics
Governor
(Listmarker)
Mohammed Danjuma Goje (PDP)
Date Created 1 October 1996
Capital Gombe
Area 18,768 km²
Ranked 21st
Population 2006 est. Ranked 33rd
2,353,000
GDP
 -Total
 -Per Capita

2007 (estimate)
$2.50 billion
$1,036

ISO 3166-2 NG-GO


Gombe State, located in northeastern Nigeriamarker, is one of the country's 36 states; its capital is Gombemarker.

Gombe State, nicknamed the 'Jewel in the Savannah', was formed in October 1996 from part of the old Bauchi Statemarker by the Abacha military government. The state has an area of 20,265 km² and a population of around 2,353,000 people as of 2006. Of the population, approximately 7.8% are HIV-infected.

Administrative divisions

Gombe is divided into eleven Local Government Areas. They are:



Demographics

Gombe State is mainly populated by Fulani people. [96844]

Leaders

Name, Title Took Office Left Office Party
Joseph Orji, Administrator 7 October 1996 August 1998 -
Mohammed Bawa, Administrator August 1998 May 1999 -
Abubakar Habu Hashidu, Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2003 APP
Mohammed Danjuma Goje, Governor 29 May 2003 Present PDP


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