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BRIEF HISTORY OF DUKKU EMIRATE

Emir of Dukku

Dukku Local Government is one of the oldest locals in Gombe state and was created out of former Gombe Local Government Authority as a result of the local Government reform of 1976 under Murtala / Obasanjo Administration. The local Government lies in the northern part of the state , about 72 km away from the state Headquaters, it shares boders with Darazo, Ganjuwa and Alkaleri local Government Area of Bauchi state in thev South and south west respectively. It also share border with Fika Local Government of Yobe state by the Northern part.

The Local Government Area of occupies a situated on longitude 010.46 min 04.8’’ East and latitude 10:49 min 110’’ sec north according to Global position system.

The Local Government has a land Area of 1,811km2 with a population of about 207,658 people (2006 population census) it has a vast open land plain and villages as well as river bisecting the area which makes it suitable for both agricultural and industrial activities.

The Local Government is connected to the world community through network system of GSM as with road network from the Local Government to the state Headquarters and from the Local Government to Kano and other parts of the country.

The Headquarters of the Local Government is Dukku, The Major village areas in the area are:- Malala, Hashidu, Zange, Kunde, Bawa, Dokoro, Gombe-Abba, Jamari, Jarkum, Lafiya and Wuro Tale.

There are so many Languages in the Local Government, The major ones are ; Fulfulde, Bolewa, Hausa, Kare-kare, Ngamo, Kanuri.

The Local Government is rich in culture which include, Horse riding, sweering self help (Aikin Gyayya) Kabbal during farming season.

The major festivals are the Ed-El- Fitir and Ed-El-Kbir celebration also kokuwa after Harvesting period.

PAST CHAIRMEN AND SOLE ADMINISTRATORS

S/NNAMERANKYEARYEAR   
1Kari BajogaChairman1976-1979
2  Hamidu KwairagaChairman1979-1981
3 Abduljalalu Abubakar Chairman1981-1983
4 Muhammadu Dan Sole Admin.1984
5 Alhassan SadiqSole Admin.1984- 1985
6 M. M. IbrahimSole Admin.1985-1987
7Waziri MohammedSole Admin.1987
8Abubakar M DukkuChairman1987-1988
9 Gidado MuazuSole Admin.1988-89
10Mohammed H. KyataSole Admin.1989- 1990
11Bashir M. SanturakiChairman1991-1993
12Umar Usman DukkuChairman1994-1996
13Bashir SanturakiChairman1996
14Damina SardaunaChairman1996-1997
15Yahaya BelloChairman1997-1998
16Engr. Idris MahdiSole Admin. 1998- 1999
17 Umar LadanChairman1999-2002
18 Bappah SalihuChairman2002
19Abdullahi SamboCare Taker Chairman2002-2003
20Engr. Sani AdamuCare Taker Chairman2003-2004
21 Ahmed A. WalamaCare Taker Chairman2004
22 Ibrahim HashiduCare Taker Chairman2004
23Ahmed A. WalamaChairman2004-2006
24Ahmed A WalamaCare Taker Chairman2006-2008
25Shehu SaaduOver Sea2008
26Ahmed A. WalamaChairman2008-2011
27Damina SardaunaCare Taker Chairman2011-2012
28Nasiru A. HarunaCare Taker Chairman2012
29Alh. Umar LadanChairman2013- 2014

RAIN FALL – Stating from April, to October and the Emirate have 43 Village Heads, East District have 13 village Heads

S/NNAMEYEAR      
1Geno Ibn Sambo Bodejo1800-1808
2Dembo Ibn Idrisa Dugge1808-1810
3Gabdo Ibn Geno1810-1850
4Gorki Ibn Dembo1850-1853
5Bello Ibn Gabdo1853-1854
6Yakubu Ibn Gabdo1854-1862
7Adamu Ibn Gorki1862-1864
8Adamu Dagari Ibn gabdo1864-1868
9Usman Ibn Gabdo1868-1869
10Jibrin Ibn Gorki1869-1877
11Sule Ibn Gabdo1877-1895
12Adamu Ibn Sule1895-1897
13Sambo Ibn Jibir Gorki1897
14Haruna rashid Yakubu
15Usman Ibn Tafida Baba1935-1964
16Abdulkadir Haruna Rashid1964-2013
17Haruna Rashid Ibn Abdulkadir2013-Date

IN CONCLUSION

You may also wish to note that the local Government is an agrarian area and contains about 1/8 of the livestock in the state, hence the existence of one of the major cattle markets in the state. It is also rich in solid minerals deposits such as that are yet to be harnessed, kaolin, Granite, Sand, Stone, Clay, Sand etc.