Last updated on August 30th, 2019 at 08:48 am
Yola town is a local government area and the capital of Adamawa state. It lies in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria. The town is founded by Modibbo Adama in 1841. Initially, it was the Fulanis capital. However, the town is split into two. These are the Yola North and Yola South. Various towns and villages have sprung forth in Yola. Although, there are only two district in the Southern Yola. Which are The Yola (Rural) and Namtara district. The Bbamba, Njoomboli Fulani, Sebore, Yolde Pate, etc. Exist in the rural district of Yola. While Changala, Goduwu, Kulangu, Ngolamba etc are in the Namtara district.
Population in Yola town
The other part of Yola has the Federal housing and The Lamido Palace. This makes it a large city. With a population that is more than 336,648 people as of 2010. Yola town is in the middle of Demsa and Garuoa. Other places close to it are Jimeta, Numan, Mubi, Poli, Lagdo, Rey Bouba, Tignere etc. The term Yola in Hausa language means Firefly. It is also a word in other languages such as Spanish and German.
The people here are into farming, fishing, and rearing of cattle. Yola is also a fertile soil for the produce of rice, guinea corn, maize, and millet. Others are cotton, yam, cassava, and groundnut. The town delivers lots of cattle for the Sallah celebration every year. Other commercial activities also go on such as buying and selling of these animals. There are Traders, Civil servants, Teachers, Medical practitioners and Lawmakers. Other Professionals also make the town of Yola a busy place with business activities.
Food in Yola town
One thing about the food in the northern state, is that most of the foods eaten are unique in taste. And are also very rich in nutrient. The spices can be compare to that of the Indian and Thai food. The food in Yola town mostly contains corn, millet, and rice. Howeve, it an ingredient which makes the food healthy to the body. Some of the foods in their language are Tuwon shinkafa, Tuwon Dawa, and Miyan kuka. Others are Pate, Burabisco, Dabinu, Furadanono etc. The food can be serve in many dining outlets and across the world. These food are never absent in places like hotel, canteen, restaurant, eateries etc.
Dressing in Yola town
In Yola town, it indigene wear Danshiki, Babariga, Turban etc. While migrants or other professionals living in the town dress corporately.
Yola major language is Laka. The people also speak Fulfulde, Huba, Bata and Hausa. The town also speak other languages like Yoruba, Igbo, and English etc. From people who move to the town because of one reason or the other.
Festival in Yola
Generally, the Adamawa people celebrate a lot of festival. Such as the Harvest festival, Kwete cultural festival, and Phuki festival. Others are Hunting, Wrestling competition and Njuwa fishing festival. Which is major in this town.
Religion in Yola town
The majority here are Muslims and few traditional worshipers. Churches are not in a high side compare to mosques in the town.
Social amenities in Yola town
The town is rich in various social amenities. Such as good road, electricity, school, hospital, and pipe-borne water. Yola is the first town to own an airport in Nigeria and Electricity. However, the town is still developing. The town is home to many prestigious people in Nigeria.