About Akko Local Government Area (L.G.A)

Akko local government area is one of eleven local government areas found in Gombe state which is located in the Northeast geopolitical zone of Nigeria. With its headquarters in the town of Kumo, the Akko LGA consists of towns and villages which include Garin Garba, Kembu, Dongol, Kombani, Pindiga, Gokoru, and Wuru Siddiki. The dominant tribes in Akko LGA are the Hausa and the Fulani with the Hausa and the fufulde languages spoken widely in the area.

The commonly practiced religion in Akko LGA is Islam with a much lesser percentage being followers of the Christian faith. Festivals celebrated within Akko LGA include the Eku and Tangra festivals while popular landmarks within the area include the Pindiga hills.


Akko local government area covers a total 2627 km squared and has an estimated humidity of 39 percent while wind speed of the area is pegged at 8km/h. The average temperature of Akko LGA is estimated at 30 degrees centigrade while the dry and the rainy seasons are the two main seasons in the area.


Agriculture and commerce are key features of the economic life of Akko LGA with markets such as the Tike, Babbar Kusawa, and the Tashar Gwari markets attracting thousands of buyers and sellers to the area. 

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