Gombe State in north-east Nigeria has become a major economic and trading centre, with strong agriculture and mining sectors. With the government announcing new projects to further tap the state’s economic potential, Gombe State is expected to continue to grow and become a major force in the north of the country. History & Culture Gombe State – the name of which comes from its capital, Gombe – came into existence in October 1996 during an administrative restructuring of the country. The…
From The Report: Nigeria 2023
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Gombe State has a strong agriculture sector, and has the potential to further develop its agro-industry, mining, manufacturing and energy sectors to accelerate economic growth. Ranking first in Nigeria’s 2021 and 2022 subnational ease of doing business surveys, the state’s business environment has attracted a significant number of micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises. Moreover, with GDP growth projected to more than double over the next decade and a relatively robust debt-to-GDP ratio, the unemployment rate is anticipated to fall significantly, and per capita income could double by 2030. Regardless, more remains to be done to reduce poverty, increase private sector investment in infrastructure and attract foreign investment.
This chapter contains an interview with Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, Governor, Gombe State.