See 10 richest and 10 poorest states in Nigeria

See 10 richest and 10 poorest states in Nigeria
In this article we are going to highlight Ten (10) richest and Ten (10) poorest states in Nigeria. It might be interests you to know which state is the richest state in Nigeria and which state is the poorest state Nigeria right now. Here is latest update according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

Here is the countdown of the richest state in Nigerian

  1. Kaduna State > $10.33 billion

Kaduna state is one of the richest state in Nigeria, Kaduna is located in the Northern Central part of the country. Its total population is 6.1 million people. Kaduna is one of the most multicultural states in the nation with more than sixty various ethnic groups living here. Its GDP is $10.33 billion. The major part of the economically active population works in the agricultural sector.

  1. Ogun State > $11 billion

Ogun state is one of the richest state in Nigeria, Ogun is located in the SouthWest region of Nigeria. The overall population is around four million residents. The region is notable for a high concentration of factories, like Procter and Gamble in Agbara, Coleman Cables in Arepo, Lafarage Cement in Ewekoro, Dangote Cement in Ibese. Its GDP is $11 billion.

  1. Akwa Ibom State > $11 billion

Akwa Ibom State is located in the South of the country. Its total population is 5.5 million people. The region is home to the word class information centre – the Ibom E-library. The main ethnic groups in Akwa Ibom are the Ibibio, Annang, Oron, Eket and Obolo. Its GDP is $11 billion.

  1. Edo State > $11.89 billion

Edo State, capital of Benin City. The total population of Edo is 3.5 million people with a GDP of $11.89 billion. Edo is famous for its tourist attractions, like the Emotan Statue in Benin City or River Niger Beach and Ise Lake in Agenebode.

  1. Kano State > $12.39 billion

Kano’s estimated population is around 11 million people with a GDP of $12.39 billion. Kano is a major producer of skins and hides. It also produces chili pepper, gum Arabic, garlic, cotton, soybean and sesame.

  1. Imo Sate $14.21 billion

Imo State is located in the South East of Nigeria. Its GDP is $14.21 billion. Imo is rich in natural resources, like zinc, natural gas, crude oil, lead, limestone, fine sand and white clay. There are over 163 oil wells in Imo. The main petroleum companies in the region are Agip, Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron Corporation and Addax Petroleum.

  1. Oyo State > $16.12 billion

Oyo is located in the South West region of Nigeria. It is one of the top 20 richest states of Nigeria. The overall population of Oyo is around six million people. Its GDP is $16.12 billion. The major part of the economically active population works in the agricultural sector. Oyo produces cashews, palm oil, cocoa, plantains, rice, millet, cassava, yam and maize.

  1. Delta State > $16.75 billion

Delta is located in the South region of Nigeria. The overall population of the region is 4.1 million people. Its GDP is $16.75 billion. It is rich in natural resources, like limestone, decorative rocks, tar sand, kaolin, lignite, silica and industrial clay. Delta also has one of the largest deposits of crude oil and natural gas in Nigeria.

  1. Rivers Sate > $21.17 billion

This is one of the richest states in Nigeria. It covers an area of 11,077 square kilometres. The population of Rivers is 5.2 million people, and its GDP is $21.17 billion. The region is rich in vast reserves of natural gas and crude oil. More than 60% of Nigerian crude oil output. Moreover, Rivers also houses Port Harcourt.

  1. Lagos State > $33.68 billion

Lagos tops the list of the top 10 richest states in Nigeria. It is also the most developed state in Nigeria. It is located in the South West region. It covers 3,577 square kilometre and its GDP is $33.68 billion. Lagos State is arguably the most economically important state of the country, containing Lagos, the nation’s largest urban area. It is a major financial centre and would be the fifth largest economy in Africa, if it were a country.

Here is the countdown of 10 Poorest States in Nigeria

  1. Zamfara State

With a 70.8 percent poverty rate, Zamfara has been ranked by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) as the poorest states in the Nigeria in 2019. Strife, disease, and hunger affect the residents of this state a lot.

  1. Kebbi State

Kebbi is a state in north-western Nigeria. Its capital is Birnin Kebbi. The state also listed among the 10 states that have the highest poverty rate in the country. Its rating is 72%.

  1. Bauchi State

According to the National Bureau of Statistics, Bauchi was ranked among states that are poor. Statistics shows that majority of the residents in this area lack the basic amenities of life and it is a war-torn zone. The mortality rate recorded after the various insurgent attacks is overwhelming.

  1. Ebonyi State

Unfortunately, this is the only state in the South-East that falls under the top poorest states in Nigeria with a poverty rate of 70.6% due to poverty, illiteracy and bad government.

  1. Plateau State

Although Plateau state is one of the highest populated states in Nigeria and has some tourist attractions, It has also suffered a long timely tribal conflict which has carelessly destroyed its economy by 71%

  1. Jigawa State

A state situated in the north-western part of Nigeria and basically populated with the Hausa/Fulani tribe. With a low literacy level and low economic growth, the poverty level of Jigawa state is at 72.1%.

  1. Gombe State

Gombe state which is located in the north-eastern part of Nigeria is also facing its own peril in security with a crippled economy to a 73.2% poverty level.

  1. Adamawa State

Due to the frequent attack from Boko Haram terrorists, Adamawa state’s economy has crippled as a result of its citizens running away from the state because of safety. It has affected the state poorly to a poverty level of 74.2%.

  1. Kastina State

Located at the deepest part of the northwestern area of Nigeria, Kastina state made it in the list of poorest states in Nigeria because it has fewer or no solid investment or sector that generates revenue for the state.

  1. Sokoto State

Sokoto state is rated as the poorest state in Nigeria, ranking 81.2% on the poverty level. Its harsh climate conditions have made its a no go area and have prevented foreigners and foreign investors to come for investment in the state. It is also the seat of the Caliphate.

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