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Brief History

Upper Benue River Basin Development Authority, with its administrative headquarters in Yola, Adamawa State, is one of the twelve (12) River Basin Development Authorities established under Decree No. 25 of 1976. as amended by Decree No. 35 of 1987. The functions of the Authority include the development of water resources potentials within its defined area of jurisdiction. The operational area covers an area of about 252,606sqkm constituting the whole of Gombe and Taraba States, Adamawa central and south senatorial districts and Bauchi south senatorial district.

Functions of the Authority

As defined by decree No.35 of 1987, the functions of the Authority includes:

1. Comprehensive development of surface and underground water resources potentials for multi-purpose uses, with emphasis on provision of irrigation water for all year round crop production, fisheries and livestock, portable water supply, hydropower generation, flood control and water-shed management.

Our Mandate

The Upper Benue River Basin Development Authority Yola has the mandate for development of water resources potentials within its defined area of jurisdiction.

The authority has its catchment area starting from Ibbi in Taraba state up to Nigeria Cameroun border at Wuro Bokki in Adamawa State consist of Kilange basin, Gongola basin, Pai basin system on the northern bank then Chikito basin, Mayo Inne basin, Mayo Belwa basin, Taraba basin, Suntai basin and Donga basin on the southern bank as major the major tributaries of the basin. The long term mean annual run off of the basin is approximately 55 billion cubic meters constituting nearly 20% of Niger basin flow at Lokoja.