Adamawa State was created on 27th August, 1991, by the then Federal Military Government under General lbrahim Babangida, out of the former Gongola State with Yola as it’s capital. It has four administrative divisions namely: Adamawa, Ganye, Mubi and Numan. Major towns are Yola, Mubi, Ganye, Numan, Guyuk, Michika, Mayo-Belwa, Gombi and Jimeta.
The state is shares her northern boundry with Borno State, east with Gombe State, south west with Taraba State and east with Cameroun Republic.
The State derives its name from Madibbo Adama, a Fulani leader who led the 19th Century Jihad in Upper Benue Region. Modibbo Adama, the son of Ardo Hassan, was born at Wuro Chekke in Borno State around 1770. He had his early Islamic studies under his father and later pro- ceeded to Birnin Ngazargamu, then capital of Borno Empire, for further studies.
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Bindo Umaru JibrillaExecutive Governor
Motivation: Land of beauty Created: 27 August 1991 Capital: Yola Political Party: APC
Museums & Parks: Yola museum and Gashaka-Gumpti park
Other tourist attractions: Kiri dam, Mandara mountains, Lamurde hot springs, Koma hills, Sukur world heritage site.