Yobe State was carved out of Borno State on August 27, 1991 by the then regime of General Ibrahim Babangida. It’s capital is Damaturu.
Situated in the North Eastern flank of Nigeria, Yobe State occupies 45,502 square kilometres.
Yobe State shares borders with Borno State to the east, Gombe State to the south, Bauchi and Jigawa States to the East and Niger Republic to the north.
Yobe state lies mainly in the dry savanna belt, hence the state is dry and hot for most the year except in the southern part of the state which has a milder climate.
The state is dominated by the Kanuri ethnic group, and is an example of the endurance of traditional political institutions in some areas of Africa. There, the emirs of the former Kanem-Bornu Empire have played a part in the politics of this area for nearly 1000 years.
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Ibrahim GeidamExecutive Governor
Motivation:The young shall grow When Created:27 August 1991 Capital:Damaturu Political Party:APC
Museums & Parks:Hadejia-Nguru wetlands Other Tourist Attractions:Goya Valley, Dufuna Canoe, Dagona Bird Sanctuary, Dokshi Spring Water, Bula Turn Oases. Agriculture:Gum Arabic, Groundnut, Cowpea, Sesame seed, Wheat Mineral Resources:Diatomite, Silica Sand, Gypsum and Clay.