Nigeria Beyond The Surface Level: Adamawa State

Did you know that Adamawa State…?
– is the land of beauty?
– Capital is Yola?
– established 27th of August, 1991?
– has twenty-one local government areas? Namely:

Fufore, Ganye, Gombi, Guyuk, Hong, Jada, Shelleng, Demsa, Madagali, Maiha, Mayo-Belwa, Michika, Mubi North, Numan, Song, Mubi South, Yola North (the Capital state), Yola South, Girei, Toungo, Lamurde.
I don’t know about you but I think these names are pretty awesome!!! They sound very foreign.
Anyway, Adamawa State is one of the largest states in Nigeria. It is mountainous and is crossed by large river valleys…

Adamawa State has loads of selling points.

First, mountains are good for hiking… structures for relaxation can also be put in place for people to NEED to visit Adamawa State by all means and we should hear about them in order to plan our visits…
Adamawa is home to several primary, secondary schools and a number of higher institutions… Among these institutions are :

Federal University of Technology Yola (Futy), Adamawa State University, Mubi, Abti-American University Nigeria, Yola (AAUN), Federal Polytechnic, MubI, Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, Federal College of Education, Yola, College of Education, Hong, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Yola, School of Health Technology, Michika, College of Legal Studies, Yola, and College of Agriculture, Ganye.

Um. and… Farming is the popular occupation in Adamawa State. Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Yam, Rice, Beans, Cassava, Sorghum, Yam, Groundnuts, Rice, Cotton, Cassava, Cattle, Sugar Cane, Beans, Sweet Potato, are farmed there.
Fishing and Cattle rearing are also popular occupations in Adamawa State.

HYPE! HYPE! HYPE! Even if you’re working on a project of the millennium, if people are not aware of what you are working on, there’s no way you can get them thinking about it, but thankfully the state has a functional website that is pretty impressive.

According to the website “Adamawa State is richly endowed with potentials for the development of the tourism industry. The state is one of the millennium tourist destinations in Nigeria. All major towns and villages in the state are connected to the national grid with standard hotels and health facilities, good catering services, recreational facilities among others. Some of the tourist attractions include: Include Sukur Hill (UNESCO accredited world heritage site), Three sister Rock in Song, Koma Hills, Gorobi Rock formation, Gumpti Park etc. Numerous historical monuments are also found across the state”.

I’ve only been to Adamawa State once and that was a long time ago. I’m looking forward to returning so that I can experience the a fore mentioned.

Are you Nigerian? Be proud of Adamawa State.

#GodBlessNigeria.

Photo Credit: northennigeriantourism.com

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