Gombe State came into existence on October 1, 1996 during the regime of the late General Sanni 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.



Gombe State Snapshot

  • Total land area: 17,100 Sq. Km
  • Capital: Gombe

Local Government Areas: 11 LGAs: Akko, Balanga, Billiri, Dukku, Kaltungo, Kwami, Shomgom, Funakaye, Gombe, Nafada/Bajoga, Yamaltu/Deba

  • Population: 2,365,040 (Male- 1,244,228 and Female- 1,120,812)
  • Vegetation: Guinea Savannah grassland and woodland
  • Major crops: Yam cassava, maize, tomato, groundnut, cottons
  • Solid minerals: Uranium, Gypsum, and Limestone


Main Investment Opportunities

Opportunities for investment exist in:

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