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List Of The 21 Local Government Areas In Adamawa State And Their Towns In Nigeria

JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO Thursday, September 30, 2021 Basis

 
This post will provide the list of the 21 local government areas in Adamawa state and their towns in Nigeria as well as provide answers to questions like: How many local government areas are in Adamawa State? What are the names of the local government in Adamawa State? What is the local government of Yola? Which local government is big in Adamawa State?

Brief History of Adamawa State in Nigeria

Before it became a state in Nigeria, Adamawa was a subordinate kingdom of the Sultanate of Sokoto which also included much of northern Cameroon. The rulers bear the title of emir ("lamido" in the local language, Fulfulde). The name "Adamawa" came from the founder of the kingdom, Modibo Adama, a regional leader of the Fulani Jihad organized by Usman dan Fodio of Sokoto in 1804. Modibo Adama came from the region of Gurin (now just a small village) and in 1806, received a green flag for leading the jihad in his native country. In the following years, Adama conquered many lands and tribes. In 1838, he moved his capital to Ribadu, and in 1839, to Joboliwo. In 1841, he founded Yola, where he died in 1848. After the European colonization (first by Germany and then by Britain), the rulers remained as emirs and the line of succession has continued to the present day.

Culture and Belief of the People of Adamawa State

Adamawa state is situated in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria and it is home to the fulani tribe. Although there are other ethnic groups in the region such as Kamwe, Bata, Bena, Ga'anda, Gudu, Hwana, Kaan, Kofa, Mboi, Mbula-Bwazza, Voro and others. The major religion of the peole of Adamawa state is Islamic religion and Christianity religion. The major occupation of the people is farming as reflected in their two notable vegetational zones, the Sub-Sudan and Northern Guinea Savannah zones. Their cash crops are cotton and groundnuts while food crops include maize, yam, cassava, guinea corn, millet and rice. The village communities living on the banks of the rivers engage in fishing while the Fulanis are cattle rearers.

List of the Local Government Areas in Adamawa State and their Towns in Nigeria

1. Demsa Local Government Area

It is situated in the town of Demsa and has about 19 villages which include;
  • Gwamba
  • Nasarawa Demsa
  • Bille
  • Dilli
  • Dong
  • Dwam
  • Kpasham
  • Mbula Kuli
  • Bali
  • Borrong
  • Barinkin Jatau
  • Bomni
  • Bujin Kona
  • Dakkli
  • Dem
  • Donwa
  • Guri
  • Kpankpai
  • Kpasham

2. Fufore Local Government Area

It is a town and also the administrative centre of the local goveenment area with about 14 villages which include;
  • Fufore
  • Mayo Inne
  • Gurin
  • Daware
  • Malabu
  • Nyibango
  • Riba
  • Verre
  • Beti
  • Farang
  • Karlani
  • Ribadu
  • Uki Tuki
  • Yadim

3. Ganye Local Government Area

It is located in the town of Ganye and has about 13 villages which are;
  • Jaggu
  • Gurum
  • Gamu
  • Sugu
  • Timdore
  • Yebbi
  • Sangasumi
  • Bakari Gusi
  • Dabosino
  • Bagana
  • Anguwan Kuka
  • Botoni
  • Dakpukum Bambi

4. Girei Local Government Area

It is situated in the town of Girei and has about 9 villages which are;
  • Gereng
  • Jera Bakari
  • Jera Bonyo
  • Modire
  • Vinikilang
  • Tambo
  • Darki
  • Wuro Dole
  • Damare

5. Gombi Local Government Area

It is a town as well as a local government area centre and has about 12 villages which include;
  • Gombi
  • Boga
  • Duwa
  • Gabun
  • Garkida
  • Gombi North
  • Gombi South
  • Guyaku
  • Tawa
  • Yang
  • Lala
  • Dingai

6. Guyuk Local Government Area

It has its administrative headquarters in Guyuk town and has about 17 villages which include;
  • Bobini
  • Bodeno
  • Banjiram
  • Chikila
  • Dukul
  • Dunma
  • Lokoro
  • Kola
  • Purokayo
  • Arah
  • Bodeno
  • Dakiti
  • Doma
  • Dumburi Fulani
  • Gadajuga
  • Gargijik
  • Gimakurje

7. Hong Local Government Area

It has headquarter in the town of Hong and consists of about 19 villages which include;
  • Gaya
  • Daksiri
  • Dugwamba
  • Hong
  • Kuliyi
  • Uba
  • Garaha
  • Husherezum
  • Kwarhi
  • Mayo Lope
  • Shangui
  • Thilbang
  • Bangshikai
  • Pella
  • Mbanga
  • Mugwalar
  • Shashau
  • Washim
  • Zah

8. Jada Local Govenment Area

It is a town as well as the local government area headquarters of Adamawa state and has about 13 villages which include;
  • Jada
  • Koma
  • Danaba
  • Leko
  • Mapeo
  • Mbulo
  • Mayokalaye
  • Yelli
  • Nyibango
  • Nadeu
  • Nagum
  • Dagula
  • Jamtari

9. Lamurde Local Government Area

It serves as the local government area headquarters of the council as well as a town. It consist of about 14 villages which include;
  • Gyawana
  • Latiya
  • Dubwangun
  • Mgbebongun
  • Ngbakowo
  • Opalo
  • Rigange
  • Kwah
  • Suwa
  • Waduku
  • Jutingal
  • Kowei
  • Kubaje
  • Labawa

10. Madagali Local Government Area

It is the administrative headquarters of the local government area in Adamawa state and it has about 13 villages which include;
  • Madagali
  • Gulak
  • Hyambula
  • Wuro Ngayndi
  • Pallam
  • Shemi
  • Sukur
  • Vapura
  • Magga
  • Duhu
  • Kirchinga
  • Wula
  • Bitiku

11. Maiha Local Government Area

It is located in Maiha town and has about 19 villages which include;
  • Belel
  • Mbila
  • Pakka
  • Vokuna
  • Sarau
  • Humbutudi
  • Koonkol
  • Gari
  • Manjekin
  • Mayonguli
  • Tambajam
  • Alamisa
  • Bodeje
  • Jamtari
  • Boloko
  • Bungel
  • Kasagila
  • Kirdagirma
  • Wuro Kurori

12. Mayo-Belwa Local Government Area

It is located in the town of Mayo-Belwa and consist of about 18 villages which include;
  • Bajama
  • Mayo Lamja
  • Binyeri
  • Mayo Farang
  • Tola Jabu
  • Binkola
  • Chukkol
  • Garu
  • Gengle
  • Kauram
  • Ndikong
  • Ribadu
  • Sindigawa
  • Tugga
  • Wappa
  • Yoffo
  • Gijaro
  • Labara

13. Michika Local Government Area

It is a big commercial town as well as a local government area headquarters and has about 15 villages which include;
  • Bazza
  • Futa
  • Garta
  • Madzi
  • Michika
  • Nkafa
  • Zah
  • Minkisi
  • Ghunchi
  • Jigalambu
  • Wuro Ngiki
  • Moda
  • Diaka
  • Ghenjuwa
  • Sina

14. Mubi North Local Government Area

It is has about 14 villages which include;
  • Mubi North
  • Mayo Bani
  • Muchalla
  • Mobu
  • Bahuli
  • Cha
  • Digil
  • Didif
  • Kelluje
  • Kwa
  • Jerengol Kotirde
  • Besto
  • Gyumbula
  • Kamnda

15. Mubi South Local Government Area

It is located in Gella town with about 13 villages which include;
  • Mubi South
  • Duvu
  • Chaba
  • Girburum
  • Gella
  • Gude
  • Kwaja
  • Lamorde
  • Yadafa
  • Mujara
  • Nassarawo
  • Nduku
  • Mugulbu
  • 16. Numan Local Government Area

    It doubles as a town and LGA headquarter with about 9 villages which include;
    • Bakta
    • Bare
    • Bodwai
    • Kiri
    • Libbo
    • Dutse
    • Numan
    • Shelleng
    • Vulpi

    17. Shelleng Local Government Area

    It is located in the town of Shelleng, with about 9 villages which include;
    • Shellenge
    • Bodwai
    • Bakta
    • Gundo
    • Jumbul
    • Kiri
    • Ketembere
    • Libbo
    • Tallum

    18. Song Local Government Area

    It is a town and as well as a local government area in the state with about 15 villages which include;
    • Song
    • Dumme
    • Dirma
    • Kilange
    • Funa
    • Gudu
    • Mboi
    • Kilange
    • Hirna
    • Gari
    • Waje
    • Suktu
    • Zumo
    • Waltandi
    • Ditera

    19. Toungo Local Government Area

    It is both a town and local government area in the state and has about 18 villages which include;
    • Taungo
    • Dawo
    • Kogin Baba
    • Kiri
    • Gumti
    • Bavehi
    • Kubali
    • Labore
    • Sabongai
    • Kilta
    • Galabje
    • Nuibago
    • Timdoga
    • Tapare
    • Tafida
    • Adamu
    • Biniji
    • Ganti

    20. Yola North Local Government Area

    It consisits of about 15 villages which include;
    • Yola North
    • Ajiya
    • Doubeli
    • Alkalawa
    • Gwadabawa
    • Karena
    • Limawa
    • Luggere
    • Yelwa
    • Sebore
    • Bole
    • Changala
    • Wuro Yanka
    • Goduwu
    • Gongoshi

    21. Yola South Local Government Area

    It is located in the city of Yola and it consist ofabout 16 villages which include;
    • Bako
    • Adarawo
    • Bole Yolde Pate
    • Makama
    • Namtari
    • Ngurore
    • Yolde Kohi
    • Mbamoi
    • Namtara
    • Bbamba
    • Maalkobhi
    • Rugange
    • Sebore
    • Njoomboliyo
    • Njombvoli Fulan
    • Njomboli Fulani

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