Top 10 Richest States in Nigeria
With a population of over 180 million people, Nigeria is considered the largest country in Africa which through administrative division is made up of 36 states and the federal capital territory. Each state partake in both the political, economic including legal decisions in the country and therefore contributes its quota when necessary. Below are the top 10 richest states in Nigeria:
Lagos State $33.679 billion
This State is top of the list of the richest state in the country. It is considered Nigeria’s most urbanized area and the fifth largest and major economic centre in Africa and Nigeria respectively. The state is located in the western region of the country and have a land mass of only 3.577 square kilometers and the total population of people is around 18million people. The state GDP is $33,679 billion and per capita income is $4.333
Rivers State $21.073 billion
Regarded as one of the richest state in Nigeria, the state covers an area of 11.007 square kilometers with a population of around 5.2 million people with the total GDP of the state standing at $21.073 billion and $3.965 for per capita income. The state houses the famous urban area Port Harcourt and is rich in natural resources like crude oil amounting to over 60% of the country’s crude oil production.
Delta State $16.749 billion
The state has one of the largest deposits of natural resources like crude oil and natural gas in the country. It is located in the southern region of the country with a population of around 4.1 million people with GDP at $16.749 and per capita income at $3.990. The state is also rich in natural resources like silica, industrial clay, tar sand, decorative rocks, limestone, lignite and kaolin.
Oyo State $16.121 billion
With a GDP of $16.121 billion and per capita income at $2.666, the state, which is located in the southwest region of Nigeria, is among the top 10 richest states in the country. The population is around 6 million people with the economic active population are engaged in the agricultural sector. The agricultural products produced in the state include cashew, palm oil, cocoa, plantains, rice, millet, cassava, yam and maize.
Imo State $14.212 billion
There are over 163 oil wells in the state. The main petroleum companies in the region are Agip, Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron Corporation and Addax Petroleum. The state is located in the South East of Nigeria. Its GDP is $14.212 billion, per capita is $3.527. Imo state is rich in natural resources, like zinc, natural gas, crude oil, lead, and limestone, fine sand and white clay.
Kano State $12.393 billion
Kano State is located in the Northwestern part of Nigeria. This state is the most populated in Nigeria. The estimated population is around 11 million people with a GDP of $12.393 billion, per capita is $1.288. Kano State is a major producer of skins and hides. It also produces chilli pepper, gum Arabic, garlic, cotton, soybean and sesame.
Edo State $11.888 billion
Benin City is the capital of the state and the population of the state is 3.5 million people. The GDP is $11.888 billion and $3.623 is the per capita income. The state is famous for its tourist attractions, like the Emotan Statue in Benin City or River Niger Beach and Ise Lake in Agenebode.
Akwa Ibom State $11.179 billion
The State is located in the southern part of the country with a population of 5.5 million people. It is best known for the world-class information centre- the Ibom E-library. The GDP of the state is $11.179 billion and per capita is $2.779.The main ethnic groups are the Ibibio, Annang, Oron, Eket and Obolo.
Ogun State $10.470 billion
With a total population of around 4 million people, the state is located in the south west region of the country and is notable for having the highest concentration of industries like Procter and Gamble, Coleman Cables, Lafarge Cement, Dangote Cement etc. the GDP of the state is $10.470 and per capita is $2.744
Kaduna State $10.334 billion
The agricultural sector is the major revenue generation for the state. The state is located in the northern part of the country with a population of 6.1 million people and is classified to be among the most multicultural state in the country having more than 60 ethnic groups. The GDP of the state is $10.334 million and the per capita is $1.666.
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