Perhaps you have been wondering which state in Nigeria is the richest. We have come up with a review after careful research and we have come to this unbiased conclusion that although all states in Nigeria have its own uniqueness and peculiarities some states have been able to harness what they have and have grown their economy with it.
No doubt Nigeria is the largest country in Africa and also the Largest Black Nation in the world, little wonder they are called the Giants of Africa. Nigeria is made up of 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory located in Abuja.
We will be listing the top 5 richest states in Nigeria, let us know what you think
Lagos state is located in the South western part of Nigeria, its capital is Ikeja. Do you know that Lagos state has the lowest poverty index of 8.5% out of 100%? This has no doubt placed the state as the richest state in Nigeria 2018. It has a population of over 9 million people. Lagos economy is so great that assuming Lagos was a country it would be the 5th largest economy in Africa.
Rivers state is located in the South- South Region of Nigeria. Its capital is Port-Harcourt. Rivers State is the richest oil region in Nigeria and is no doubt the most economically significant oil producing states in Nigeria. Rivers State has contributed greatly to the wealth of Nigeria in many ways than one and it is the most economically important state in Nigeria, with a GDP of $21.07 billion and a per capita income of $3,965.
Delta State is another oil rich state in the Niger Delta region. It is the third richest state in Nigeria with a population of over 4million people.
Anambra state is located in the eastern part of Nigeria. The capital is awka. Anambra state is also rich in oil with a population of over 4 million. Anambra is rich in natural resources and has a very fertile arable land.
The capital city of Abia is Umuahia. Abia state is located in the south eastern part of Nigeria and it is predominantly inhabited by the Igbo’s. The major commercial hub of the state is Aba.
It is also one of the richest states in Nigeria. It has a general poverty rate of 21.0% out of 100%.
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