List of Local Governments in Yobe State

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Yobe state is located in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria. The economic mainstay of Yobe state is an agriculture state. Yobe state was carved out from Borno state on the 27th of August, 1991. The capital of Yobe State is Damaturu, while its largest city is Potiskum. This article covers all information on the local government areas in Yobe state.

List of Local Governments in Yobe State

List of Local Governments in Yobe State

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Bade

Bade, also spelt as Barde or Bedde has its headquarters in the town of Gashua. According to the 2006 census, Bade has a population of 139,782 at the 2006 census. The postal code of the area is 631.The main languages spoken in Bade LGA are the Bade and Duwai languages.

Bursari

Bursari has its headquarters in the town of Dapchi. According to the 2006 census, Bursari has a population of 109,124 people. The postal code of the area is 620. The major language spoken in Bursari is the Bade language.

Fika

Fika has its headquarters in the town of Fika. According to the 2006 census, Fika has a population of 136,895 people. The postal code of the area is 622.

Fune

Fune LGA has its headquarters in the town of Damagum. According to the 2006 census, Fune has a population of 300,760 people. The postal code of the area is 622.

In 1987, the 8,000-year-old Dufuna canoe was discovered in Fune, near the village of Dufuna, this makes for a tourist attraction.

Geidam

Geidam LGA has its headquarters in the town of Geidam. According to the 2006, Geidam has a population of 157,295 people. The postal code of the area is 632

Gujba

Gujba has its headquarters in the town of Buni. According to the 2006 census, Gujba has a population of 130,088 people. The postal code of the area is 621. Traditionally, Gujba was part of the Bornu Empire. It also used to be regarded as a center of commerce and learning. In the early 19th century, Gujba came under Fulani control and later became part of the Fika Emirate. However, when the governor of Yobe State, Bukar Abba Ibrahim restructured the state into 13 Emirates on the 6th, January 2000, he included the newly created Gujba Emirate.

Gulani

Gulani has its headquarters in the town of Bara. According to the 2006 census, Gulani a population of 103,510 people. The postal code of the area is 621

Jakusko

Jakusko has its headquarters in the town of Jakusko. According to the 2006 census, Jakusko has a population of 229,083 people. The postal code of the area is 631. The major language spoken in Jakusko is the Bade language.

Karasuwa

Karasuwa has its headquarters in the town of Jajimaji on the Hadejia river. According to the 2006 census, Karasuwa has a population of 106,992 people. The local government area consists of larger towns and small villages such as Tsamiyan Gada, etc. The postal code of the area is 630. The major tribe in Karasuwa is the Manga tribe. The major occupation in Karasuwa is farming, both in the towns and villages. The major language spoken in Karasuwa LGA is Bade language.

Machina

Machina LGA is also known as Matsena. Its headquarters are in the town of Machina. The local government shares borders with the Republic of Niger to its north. According to the 2006 census, Machina has a population of 61,606 people. The postal code of the area is 630.

Nangere

Nangere LGA has its headquarters in the town of Sabon Garin. According to the 2006 census, the local government has a population of 87,823 people. The postal code of the area is 631

Tarmuwa

Tarmuwa has its headquarters in the town of Babangida. According to the 2006 census, Tarmuwa has a population of 177,204 people. The postal code of the area is 620. Tarmuwa town is under Mashio Kingdom in Jajere emirate. Jajere Emirate is located in the heart of Yobe state. It shares borders with Bursari local government to its north, Potiskum to its south, Jakusko local government to the North West, Nangere local government area to its west and Damaturu local government, the state capital. Jajere Emirate was created in 1992 by the civilian administration of Governor Bukar Abba Ibrahim who restructured the state into 13 emirates.

Yunusari

Its headquarters are in the town of Kanamma on the Burun Gana River. It shares borders with the Republic of Niger to its north. According to the 2006 census, Yunusari has a population of 125,821 people. The postal code of the area is 632. The major occupations in Yunusari are agriculture and animal rearing.

Yusufari

Its headquarters are in the town of Yusufari. It shares borders with the Republic of Niger to its north. According to the 2006 census, Yusufari has a population of 111,086 people. The postal code of the area is 630.

Potiskum

According to the 2006 census, Potiskum has a population of 205,876 people. The postal code of the area is 631. Potiskum is the largest city in Yobe State. It also a major business area in the state. Potiskum, infact has one of the largest cattle markets in Africa and all of West Africa. The major ethnic groups in Potiskum are the Ngizim, Kare-kare and Bolewa people.

The Potiskum Emirate was founded in 1809. However, in 1913, the British colonial rulers merged Potiskum Emirate with the Fika Emirate. In 2000, it became an independent state and emirate. Potiskum Emirate and Fika Emirates both have their headquarters in the city of Potiskum. Because of this, there continues to be quarrels over land and authority.

Damaturu

Damaturu is the headquarters of the Damaturu Emirate. The headquarters of Damaturu LGA are in the town of Damaturu, which is the state capital. The postal code of the area is 620.

Nguru

Nguru LGA has its headquarters in the town of Nguru near the Hadejia River. According to the 2006 census, Nguru has a population of 150,632 people. The postal code of the area is 630. Nguru town was probably founded around the 15th century, which makes it an historic town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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