Nafada local government area is domiciled in Gombe state, North-east geopolitical zone of Nigeria and has its headquarters in the town of Nafada. A number of towns and villages make up Nafada LGA and these include Nafada, Biri Fulani, Kuruga, Barwo, Jigawa, and Biri Bolawa. Nafada LGA is part of the Gombe Emirate and the estimated population of Nafada LGA is put at 247,899 inhabitants with the area mostly populated by the members of the Fulani tribe. The Hausa and Fufulde languages are commonly spoken in the LGA while the religion of Islam is widely practiced in the area.
Nafada local government area covers a total area of 1,586 square kilometres and has an average temperature of 33 degrees centigrade. The Gongola River flows throught the LGA and the area has an average humidity level of 20 percent.
Nafada LGA has a viable trade sector and hosts a number of markets such as the Donfa market where wide variety of commodities are bought and sold. A number of mineral resources are also found in Nafada LGA and these include Gypsum and Limestone. Other important economic activities in Nafada LGA include farming, pottery, craftsmanship, and the rearing and sales of domestic animals.