Gombe State was merged by two Areas of two ethnic groups, which are Gombe North and Gombe South. This State came into being on the 1st October 1996 and its capital is Gombe. The state was carved out of Bauchi State by the late General Sanni Abacha. The state is located in the northeastern part of Nigeria. The State is located at the north eastern part of Nigeria and is nicknamed “the Jewel of Excellence”. Gombe State shares borders with various states like, Borno -East, Yobe – North, Taraba and Adawama – south and Bauchi – West.
Historically, Gombe state is a fusion of two distinct groups of people, comprising the Emirate of Gombe North and the ethnic grouping of Gombe South. Bubayero established the Emirate during the jihad period of 1800. It emerged as part of a larger state building force of 19th century Sokoto jihad.
The Emirate government, which had its Headquarters in Gombe Abba, was formed to effectively control what constitutes a larger part of the Gombe State, until the advent of the British in the early 20th century.
Under the British, the state was administered through the mechanism of two administrative units, i.e. Gombe Native Authority and Tangale Waja Native Authorities. The two Authorities constituted Gombe Division during the Colonial era. However, with independence in 1960 and the subsequent military administration, many changes occurred which led to the emergence of local government authorities. Thus, between 1976 and the present, the then two authorities had metamorphosed into the present 11 local governments.
Gombe State is majorly dominated by the Fulani people with about half of them speaking Fulani language. The other minor tribes include Hausa, Bolewa, tera, Tangale, waja and kanuri. Hausa language is the easiest and common language spoken. People of Gombe state are mostly Islam with about 20% Christians.
Alh. Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya was born on the 9th of October 1961 in Gombe local Govt Area of Gombe state to the family of Alh. Yahaya Umaru.
He obtained his primary certificate from Central Primary School from 1968-1974, Government Science Secondary Gombe from 1974-1979 where he obtained his First Leaving Certificate and West African School Certificate respectively. Alh. Inuwa Yahaya has a Bachelor of Science BSc. In Accounting from the famous Ahmadu Beelo University Zaria in 1983. He served at the Nigeria Bank for Commerce and Industry in yola, Adamawa State for the mandatory NYSC.
Alh. Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya is a fellow of several professional bodies like the Association of Nation Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) and he is also a member of the Chartered Institution of Taxation of Nigeria (ACITN)
Alh. Muhammed Inuwa Yahaya has experience in both the public and private sectors, he started his working career with the Bauchi state Investment and Property Development Company as Principal Accountant from 1984-1985. He served as a managing Director A.Y.U Civil Engineering Company Ltd from 1993 – 1999. He served in different companies and capacities; presently he is the Chairman and chief Executive, Superior Group and Director Premium Pension L.T.D
Inuwa Yahaya’s foray into active politics started into Gombe State Executive Council by the Sen. Muhammed Danjuma Goje and Economic Development for seven years and also incharge of Budgetary planning and control of the state’s finances. Chairman Gombe State Investment and Property Development Company Limited compensation and settlement.
Alh. Inuwa is foundation member at the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the party Flag bearer in the 2015 Governorship Election in the state.
Gombe State Government has three Arms of Government:
The Executive Arm of Gombe State: This Arm is headed by the State governor assisted by the commissioners who the governor appoints to head different departments of the State. IBRAHIM HASSAN DANKWAMBO is the present governor of Gombe State.
The Legislative Arm of Gombe State: This is the State house of Assembly in Gombe State. it is made up of 24 members voted by the people of the 24 constituencies in the State. NASIRU NONO is the present speaker of the State house of Assembly.
The Judicial Arm of Gombe State: This Arm of the State is headed by the chief judge of the State to ensure justice in all areas. Justice HAKILA HEMAN is the present chief Judge of Gombe State.
Gombe state inhabitants are majorly into farming with farm produce such as Mazie, Soghum, Rice, wheat, Cowpeas, groundnut, soya beans, Bambara nuts, fruits, Vegetables like Tomatoes, pepper, onions, Okra, pumpkin, Melon and trees (sugar Cane, Gum Arabic, sunflower, Ginger). Natural Resources like Uranium, Limestone, Gypsum and recently found Petroleum are also part of its economy. There are also Industries that includes Ashaka Cement, cotton Ginneries, Furniture and Block Industries.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA
- Wholesale Cement Business. Gombe state host one of the key cement production companies in Nigeria; Ashaka Cement PLC.
- Hospital and Pharmacy.
- Provision Store.
- Consignment Shop.
- Transportation Business.
- Auto Repair Workshop.
- Block Making.
- Construction Business.
- Government Science and Technical College, Gombe
- Federal College of Horticultural Technology, Dadin Kowa, Gombe State
- Federal University, Kashere
- Gombe State College of Health Technology, Kaltungo
- Government Science and Technical College, Kumo
- Gombe State Univeristy
Construction of Skill acquisition centre for Vulnerable group
Construction of Skill acquisition centre for Vulnerable group in Nafada Local Government, to reduce poverty and also is an instrument of empowerment that seek to provide the people with skill; vocational and entrepreneurial, sewing, shoe making, knitting and improving on their existing skills. . It worth N 6,380,470.67, The Gombe State Agency for community and development projects contributed the sum of N 5,742,423.60 while the Community contributed the sum of N 638,047.07.
Construction of Examination Hall
The student in Burak Community has to travel more than 11 kilometres to write their final examination due to lack of examination hall. The State Agency for community and development projects intervene to construct examination hall and equip with tables and chairs worth the sum of N6,163,112.50 with Drilling of four Hand pumps Boreholes at different location within the community worth N2,472,000.00 amounting to N8,635,912,50 at Burak community.
Construction a Block of 2 Classrooms, Office, Store and Furniture
Construction a Block of 2 Classrooms, Office, Store and Furniture at Barwo Community in Nafada Local Government Area, to minimize travelling long distance to have quality education. The Gombe State Agency for Community and Social Development Projects contributed the sum of N 4,158,945.00 while the community contributed the sum of N 462,105.00 and the total cost of the project is N 4,621,050.00.The community has also promised to provide a sound atmosphere as a sign of goodwill and community support for the project.
Completion of Bridge at Kundulum Akko LGA
Nigeria flags off construction of 11.5km road in gombe state
The government of Nigeria has flagged off the construction work of 11.5km road linking Malaminna-Kurba-Titi up to Kundulum communities.
Speaking during the flag off ceremony, Gombe State Governor Inuwa Yahaya, said the road will be the first to be constructed by his administration, and the aim is to link the communities with the state capital to boost agriculture and commercial activities.
Jewel in the Savannah
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