Adamawa State is located in the North East Geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The State was created on 27 August 1991 from the defunct Gongola State. Adamawa State is made up of the defunct Adamawa and Sardauna provinces. It is bordered by the states of Borno to the Northwest, Gombe to the West and Taraba to the Southwest. Its Eastern border forms the National Eastern border with Cameroon.

Topographically, it is a mountainous land crossed by large river valleys of Benue, Gongola and Yedsarem. The valleys of the Mount Cameroon, Mandara Mountains and Adamawa Plateau form part of the landscape. The Germans ruled a swath of territory known as the Northern and Southern Kameruns from Dikwa in the North to Victoria (Limbe) on the Atlantic coast in the 19th century.

The state is nicknamed “Land of Beauty”.

Adamawa State Snapshot

  • Total land area: 38,700 Km2
  • Capital: Yola
  • Local Government Areas: 21 LGAs: Demsa, Fufore, Ganye, Girei, Gombi, Guyuk, Hong, Jada, Lamurde, Madagali, Maiha, Mayo-Belwa, Michika, Mubi North, Mubi South, Numan, Shelleng, Song, Toungo, Yola North, Yola South.
  • Population: 4,502,132 (Male- 2,296,087 and Female- 2,206,044)
  • Vegetation: Sudan and Guinea savannah
  • Major crops: Cotton, Maize, Millet, Rice, Groundnut, Yam, Cassava and Guinea Corn.
  • Solid minerals: Iron-Ore, Lead, Zinc, Limestone, Gypsum, granites, Tantalite, Feldspar, Fluorspar, Gypsum, Magnesite, Tantalite, Laterites, Rock Cystal, Topaz, Sandstones, Mercury, Glass Sand, Zircon, Spinel, Emerald, Graphite, Beryil, Tourmaline, Mica, Iron ore, Clay Minerals, Diatomite, Coal, Garnet, Aquamarine, Barytes, Onyx, Chalcedeny, Limestone, Kaolin, Chalcopyrite, Amethyst, Zoisite, Cassiterite, Agates, Agua-marine, Gold Dust, Tin & Columbite.

Main Investment Opportunities

Opportunities for investment exist in:

  • Agribusiness
  • Healthcare
  • Tourism
  • Energy
  • Mining