History Of Akko LGA, Gombe State

Akko is a local government area of Gombe State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the city of Kumo on the A345 highway south of the state capital Gombe, about 40 km away. Kumo (headquarters) is a cosmopolitan community of more than 30 different tribes, ranging from the dominant Fulani tribe to Tangale, Tera, Hausa and other minorities.

Kumo also serves as the second largest commercial centre after Gombe. The local government area is made up of three major districts and 11 wards. Akko LGA was created for the main purpose of establishing link between the people at the grassroots, state and the central government levels

Akko Local Government Area Secretariat, Kumo, Gombe state, Nigeria

Akko Local Government Area is located in the city of kumo and this area council consists of Gona, Kumo, Pindiga, Garin, Graba, Jilingo Jauro, Tukur Kembu Kumo, North Kumo East,Panda, Kumo Central, Lergo, Mararraban-Tumu and manny more

The town of Akko, from which the local government area is named, is west of Gombe at 10°17′00″N 10°58′00″E.

The local government area covers 2,627 km2 and had a population of 337,853 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 771.

The local government chairman and deputy are Abubakar Usman-Barambu and Mahmud Saleh Tabra respectively. They are both from the All Progressive Congress political party.

Market days
As in most northern states of Nigeria, there is much agricultural activity including the following:

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Most of this produce finds its way into the local markets with specific days allotted for towns and villages:

Monday: Garko, Pindiga & Kalshingi
Tuesday: Kashere
Wednesday: None
Thursday: Kumo
Friday: Kembu
Saturday: Tumu
Sunday: Tukulma

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