Taraba State

Taraba State (Nature's Gift to the Nation)

 

 

Executive Governor

Darius Ishaku

 

Deputy Governor

Haruna Manu

 

Creation: Created out of the former Gongola State, on 27 August, 1991.

Capital: Jalingo

Major Cities: Jalingo, KarimLamido, Kurmi, Lau, Sardauna, Takum, Ussa, Wukari, Yorro, and Zing.

Geographic Profile: With an estimated land area of about 54,428 sq. km, the State lies roughly between latitudes 6°25′N and 9°30′N and between longitudes 9°30′E and 11°45′E.
Taraba State lies largely within the middle of Nigeria and consists of undulating landscape dotted with a few mountainous features. These include the scenic and prominent Mambilla Plateau.

Ethnic Profile: Some of the major ethnic groups include Fulani, Mumuye, Jukun, Jenjo,Kuteb, Chamba and Mambilla, each forming a mosaic in at least one localgovernment area. The Bollere, Kodeand Lo are among the very small tribesliving in harmony with other groups.Fulfulde, Hausa, Mumuye and Jukunare among the more widely spoken languages in the state.

Economic Profile: Crops such as maize, rice, sorghum, millet, cassava, and yam are also produced in commercial quantity. In addition, cattle, sheep and goats are reared in large numbers, especially on the Mambilla Plateau, and along the Benue and Taraba valleys. Similarly, the people undertake other livestock production activities like poultry production, rabbit breeding and pig farming in fairly large scale.

Occupation: The major occupation of the people of  Taraba State is agriculture.

Local Government Area(LGAs): Taraba State has sixteen (16) Local Government Areas (LGAs). The LGAs are as follows: Ardo Kola, Bali, Donga, Gashaka, Gassol, Ibi, Jalingo, KarimLamido, Kurmi, Lau, Sardauna, Takum, Ussa, Wukari, Yorro, and Zing.

 

Raw Materials Distribution in Taraba State

                                                                     TARABA STATE

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

BALI

Flourspar, Iron Ore, Muscovite, Glassy Quartz, Garnet, Tourmaline

Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Rice, Wheat, Groundnut, Cowpea, Soyabeans, Bambara Nut, Beniseed, Cotton, Melon, Yam, Jute, Cassava, Sweet Potato, Cocoyam, Vegetable, Banana, Fishery, Plantain, Sugar cane, Sorrel (Zobo), Tobacco, Poultry, Livestock, Palm Produce

2

DONGA

Feldspar

Sorrel (Zobo), Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Rice, Wheat, Groundnut, Cowpea, Soyabeans, Bambara, Beniseed, Cotton, Jute, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potato, Cocoyam, Vegetable, Banana, Fishery, Plantain, Sugar cane, Tobacco, Poultry, Livestock, Oranges, Mango

3

GASHAKA

Graphite, Muscovite, Tourmaline, Sapphire, Zircon, Tantalite, Columbite, Cassiterite.

Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Rice, Wheat, Groundnut, Cowpea, Soyabeans, Bambara Nut, Beniseed, Cotton, Jute, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potato, Cocoyam, Vegetable, Banana, Fishery, Plantain, Sugar cane, Sorrel (Zobo), Tobacco, Poultry, Livestock

4

GASSOL

 

Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Rice, Wheat, Groundnut, Cowpea, Soyabeans, Bambara Nut, Beniseed, Cotton, Jute, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potato, Cocoyam, Vegetable, Banana, Fishery, Plantain, Sugar cane, Sorrel (Zobo), Tobacco, Poultry, Livestock, Fruits

5

IBI

Baryte, Lead Zinc, Gypsum, Limestone

Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Rice, Wheat, Groundnut, Cowpea, Soyabeans, Bambara Nut, Beniseed, Cotton, Jute, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potato, Cocoyam, Vegetable, Banana, Fishery, Plantain, Sugar cane, Sorrel (Zobo), Tobacco, Poultry, Livestock, Fruits

6

JALINGO

Graphite, Feldspar, Iron Ore, Muscovite, Glassy Quartz, Garnet

Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Rice, Dairy, Wheat, Groundnut, Cow pea, Soyabeans, Bambara Nut, Beniseed, Cotton, Jute, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potato, Cocoyam, Vegetable, Plantain, Gum Arabic, Tamarind, Fishery, Date Palm, Sugar cane, Sorrel (Zobo), Tobacco, Borassus Palm, Poultry, Livestock, Oranges, Mango.

7

KARIM LAMIDO

Ball Clay, Galena, Gypsum, Salt, Calcite, Sapphire, Zircon, Limestone

Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Rice, Wheat, Groundnut, Cowpea, Soyabeans, Bambara Nut, Beniseed, Cotton, Jute, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potato, Cocoyam, Vegetable, Banana, Fishery, Plantain, Gum Arabic, Tamarind, Date Palm, Barassus Palm, Sugarcane, Sorrel (Zobo), Tobacco, Pineapple, Poultry, Livestock, Oranges, Mango

8

KURMI

Lead, Zinc, Bauxite, Feldspar, Iron Ore, Muscovite, Garnet

Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Rice, Wheat, Groundnut, Cowpea, Soyabeans, Bambara Nut, Beniseed, Cotton, Jute, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potato, Cocoyam, Vegetable, Palm Produce, Cashew, Coconut, Banana, Fishery, Plantain, Pineapple, Sugarcane, Sorrel (Zobo), Tobacco, Poultry, Livestock.

9

LAU

Gypsum, Limestone

Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Rice, Wheat, Groundnut, Cowpea, Soyabeans, Bambara Nut, Beniseed, Cotton, Jute, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potato, Cocoyam, Vegetable, Banana, Fishery, Plantain, Gum Arabic, Sugarcane, Sorrel (Zobo), Tobacco, Poultry, Livestock, Orange, Mango, Pineapple.

10

SARDAUNA

Magnetite, Lead/Zinc, Bauxite, Feldspar, Iron Ore, Muscovite, Garnet, Tourmaline, Sapphire, Zircon, Tantalite, Pyrite, Columbite, Cassiterite

Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Rice, Wheat, Groundnut, Cowpea, Soyabeans, Bambara Nut, Sun Flower, Beniseed, Melon, Cotton, Jute, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potato, Irish Potato, Cocoyam, Cocoa, Banana, Fishery, Plantain, Pear, Coffee, Tea, Sugarcane, Sorrel (Zobo), Tobacco, Poultry, Livestock, Oranges, Mango.

11

TAKUM

Feldspar, Muscovite, Glassy Quartz, Garnet, Sapphire, Zircon

Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Rice, Wheat, Groundnut, Fruits, Yam, Melon, Sugarcane, Cowpea, Soyabeans, Bambara Nut, Beniseed, Cotton, Jute, Vegetables, Cassava, Sweet Potato, Cashew, Cocoyam, Cocoa, Banana, Fishery, Plantain, Tobacco, Sorrel (Zobo), Poultry, Livestock, Palm Produce, Oranges, Mango.

12

USSA

Feldspar, Muscovite, Glassy Quartz, Garnet, Zircon

Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Rice, Groundnut, Cowpea, Soya beans, Bambara Nut, Sun Flower, Beniseed, Melon, Cotton, Jute, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potato, Irish Potato, Cocoyam, Cocoa,Banana, Fishery, Plantain, Sugarcane, Sorrel (Zobo), Tobacco, Poultry, Livestock, Oranges, Mango.

13

WUKARI

Barytes, Salt, Lead/Zinc, Graphite, Feldspar

Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Rice, Wheat , Groundnut, Cowpea, Soyabeans, Bambara Nut, Sun Flower, Beniseed, Melon, Cotton, Jute, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potato,   Cocoyam, Cocoa, Banana, Fishery, Plantain, Citrus, Sugarcane, Sorrel (Zobo), Tobacco, Poultry, Livestock

14

YORRO

Feldspar, Muscovite, Garnet, Sapphire

Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Rice, Wheat, Groundnut, Cowpea, Soyabeans, Bambara Nut, Sun Flower, Beniseed, Melon, Cotton, Jute, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potato, Cocoyam, Cocoa, Banana, Fishery, Plantain, Gum Arabic, Tamarind, Date Palm, Borassus Palm, Sugarcane, Sorrel (Zobo), Tobacco, Poultry, Livestock, Oranges, Mango

15

ZING

Feldspar, Muscovite, Sapphire

Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Rice, Wheat (Irrigated), Groundnut, Cowpea, Soyabeans, Bambara Nut, Sun Flower, Beniseed, Melon, Cotton, Jute, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potato, Cocoyam, Cocoa, Banana, Fishery, Plantain, Sugarcane, Sorrel (Zobo), Tobacco, Poultry, Livestock, Oranges, Mango.