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The Adamawa State Planning Commission was established by an Edict No. 1 of 1999 and became effective from 24th March, 1999. Currently, the edict is being reviewed by the State house of Assembly into a law.

It has the mandate of advising the State Government on Economic matters, Developmental plans and Data management both for State and Local Governments.


The edict establishing the Commission spells out its defined functions summarized as follows:

Policy Advice

Provide policy advice on development plans to the Governor in all spheres of life in the State.


Formulate and prepare long-term, medium-term and short-term development plans for the State and Local Government Councils and co-ordinate such plans’ implementations at the State and Local Government levels.


Development Partners

Entry door for all technical and development partners [Local, National and International] into Adamawa State

Project Monitoring

Organize the identification of both abandoned and on-going projects in the State. Provide information as to causes of the abandonment, prioritization and level of completion of each project. Monitor and supervise their completion and advise the Government accordingly.



Technical Aids and Assistance.

Manage Foreign and Internal economic technical aids and assistance in Adamawa State.


Formulation and evaluation of manpower development policies and strategies of the State.

Periodic Meetings with Bodies

Hold periodic meetings with similar bodies that may be set up by the State and Local Governments.