is a state
located in Northern Nigeria
.A mainly agricultural state,it was Created on August 27, 1991, Yobe state was carved out of present-day Borno State
. The capital of Yobe state is Damaturu
The state borders the Nigerian states of Bauchi, Borno, Gombe
, and Jigawa
. It borders Diffa Region
and Zinder Region
to the north in The Republic of Niger
. Because the state lies mainly in the dry savanna
belt, the state is dry and hot for most the year except in the southern part of the state which has a milder climate.
Yobe State came into being on the 27 August, 1991
. It was carved out of the old Borno State
by the Babangida
administration. Yobe State was created because the old Borno State was one of Nigeria's largest states in terms of land area and was therefore considered to be too large for easy administration and meaningful development. Ethnic rivalries within the old Borno State also contributed to the decision.
Local Government Areas
Yobe State consists of 17 local government areas
, or LGAs. They......