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.
Yola, town, capital of Adamawa state, and seat of the traditional Adamawa emirate, eastern Nigeria. The town is served by the port of Jimeta (5.5 miles [9 km] north-northwest) on the Benue River, about 500 miles (800 km) above its confluence with the Niger, and by an airfield.
The State house government house serves as the Official home to the state governor or chief state executive of the state and their families. It is the official venue for events such as the state's executive council meetings, government conferences, swearing in of cabinet members and of course the Governor's official business. It can also be used as receptions and functions hosted by individuals; some arms of the state government also have offices at the state government house.
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. The state has a network of roads linking all parts of the country.
The development of many communities in the state can be traced to the colonial era when 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. These were, however, handed over as United Nations Trust Territories to the British at the end of the World War I with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. After a series of referendums, the Northern Kameruns joined Nigeria to form the then Sardauna Province, and the Southern Kameruns formed a Confederation with French speaking Cameroon.
Adamawa State consists of twenty-one Local Government Areas (LGAs):
- Mubi North
- Mubi South
Below are some of the numerous solid mineral resources of Adamawa State.
- Rock Cystal.
Main Investment Opportunities in Adamawa exist in:
- Modibbo Adama University of Technology,
- Adamawa State University, Mubi
- American University of Nigeria
- Federal College of Education,
- Federal Polytechnic, Adamawa
- Adamawa State Polytechnic,
- College of Education, Hong,
Kotirde Community Health Center gets an upgrade cortesy of CSDP
Kotirde Community is located in Mubi North Local Government Area of Adamawa State; it is in one of the local governments that were ravaged by insurgency in north eastern Nigeria.
Portable Water for Pakka Community
Pakka Community in Maiha LGA gets functional Hand pump Borehole.
A Block of 3 Classrooms at Mijili Community, Hong LGA.
Mapeo Community School Examination Hall, Jada LGA.
Dadiri Mango Maternity Clinic, Ganye LGA.
Others project is as follow
• > SUPPLY OF AGRICULTURAL SEEDLINGS / PUMPING MACHINES IN DEMSA/ LAMURDE /NUMAN, FED. CONSTITUECY.
> SUPPLY OF EDUCATION MATERIALS AND INPUTS DEMSA/ LAMURDE /NUMAN, FED. CONSTTTUENCY.
>TRAINING AND EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN AND YOUTH IN VARIOUS SKILLS IN DEMSA/ LAMURDE /NUMAN, FED. CONSTITUENCY.
• SUPPLY OF EMPOWERMENT MATERIALS FOR AGRICULTURE IN GOMBI /HONG.
>INSTALLATION OF SOLAR STREET LIGHT IN GOMBI /HONG.
• SUPPLY OF SEWING MACHINE AND GENERATOR FOR YOUTHS AND WOMEN, GUYUK / SHELLENG FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY.
>SUPPLY OF FARMING INPUTS, INSECTICIDE, PESTICIDES AND FERTILIZERS, GUYUK/ SHELLENG FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY
• CONSTRUCTION OF THREE CLASSROOM BLOCKS WITH PRINCIPAL OFFICE, TOILET AND BOREHOLES IN GOVERNMENT DAY SECONDARY SCHOOL BAZZA AND GOVERNMENT JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CENTRAL MICHIKA, MICHIKA LGA, ADAMAWA NORTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
• DRILLING OF WATER BOREHOLES AND INSTALLATION OF 1HP SOLAR POWERED SUBMERGED PUMP WITH OVERHEAD WATER TANKS AND UV WATER PURIFICATION SYSYTEM AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN ADAMAWA SOUTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT
• PROVISION OF AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENTS HEALTH CARE DISPENSARIES IN ADAMAWA CENTRAL SENATORIAL DISTRICT
• Gov Finitri, Buratai inaugurates multi-million Naira projects.
Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has commended the Nigerian Army in tackling the activities of Boko Haram terrorists in the northeast and restoration of peace in Adamawa state.
Fintiri, who was represented by his deputy, Chief Seth Crowther, gave the commendation during the inauguration of multi-million Naira projects in Gibson Jalo Cantonment on Saturday in Yola.
He said that concerted efforts had been made to review and improve the security structure of the state in order to checkmate threats in the state.
According to him, effort is also being made to provide vehicles, motorcycles, kits as well as other administrative and logistic supports to ensure effective performance by the personnel.
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