Gombe State came into existence on 1 October 1996 during the regime of the late General Sani Abacha, carved out of the old Bauchi State. Gombe state shares boundaries with Yobe state to the North, Borno and Adamawa states to the East and Bauchi state to the West and Taraba State to the South. The Climate of the state is warm not exceeding 30°C during hottest months (March – May) with an annual average rainfall of 850mm.

It is an agrarian state located within the expansive savannah, endowed with over 13 different types of minerals harnessed for various uses.

The state is nicknamed “Jewel of Savannah”.

Gombe State Snapshot

  • Total land area: 17,100 Km2
  • Capital: Gombe
  • Local Government Areas: 11 LGAs: Akko, Balanga, Billiri, Dukku, Kaltungo, Kwami, Shomgom, Funakaye, Gombe, Nafada/Bajoga, Yamaltu Deba.
  • Population: 3,472,223 (Male- 1,770,834 and Female- 1,701,389)
  • Vegetation: Tropical Savannah
  • Major crops: Yam, Cassava, Maize, Tomato, Groundnut, Cottons, Gum Arabic, Rice, Millet, Cassava, Beans, Ground Nut, Fruits and Vegetables.
  • Solid minerals: Uranium, Gypsum, Clay, Limestone, Quartz, Magnetite, Diatomite, Iron Ore, Kaolin, Potash, Trona, Mica, Silica Sand, Gypsum, Feldspar, Granite Chips, Flutters Earth.

Main Investment Opportunities

Opportunities for investment exist in:

  • Agribusiness
  • Light Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Tourism
  • Energy
  • Mining