The Richest States In Nigeria
This post comprises of the richest states in Nigeria according to their gross domestic product(GDP).
Aside from being called “The Giant Of Africa,” no doubt, Nigeria is among the richest country in Africa.
Nigeria is also among the largest country in Africa both in landmass and population, with each state generating a good amount of money.
Some richest states in Nigeria generates more income than some African countries, surprised? That is to prove to you how rich Nigeria is.
HERE ARE THE LIST OF TOP 10 RICHEST STATES IN NIGERIA
- Lagos State
- Rivers State
- Delta State
- Oyo State
- Imo State
- Kano State
- Edo State
- Akwa Ibom
- Ogun State
- Kaduna State
Top 10 Richest States In Nigeria
Please note that each state’s GDP is being summed up in Dollars and also in Billion, i.e., Billion Dollars.
- Population: 21 million
- Gross Domestic Product(GDP):$33,679 billion
Lagos is currently the richest state in Nigeria according to its GDP.
It is also among the most populated and Beautiful state in Nigeria, with its capital Ikeja.
Lagos is the fifth-largest economy center in Africa and even the major economic center in Nigeria.
According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Lagos State economy will grow by 4% to $136 billion before the end of 2019.
2) Rivers State
- Population: 5,198,716 million
- Gross Domestic Product(GDP):$21,073 billion
Rivers state is the second richest state in Nigeria after Lagos state, Rivers state which its capital is Port Harcourt is the second-largest oil-producing state in Nigeria with more than 60% Crude-oil output, Where the countries oil refineries are located.
Aside from oil production Rivers state is also a home for fishing and farming.
3) Delta State
- Population: 4,112,445 million
- Gross Domestic Product(GDP):$16,749 billion
Delta is the third richest state in Nigeria and also the third-largest oil-producing state in Nigeria.
Aside from being an oil-producing state in Nigeria, it is also a producer of crops in Nigeria.
4) Oyo State
- Population: 6 million
- Gross Domestic Product(GDP):$16,121 billion
Oyo state which its capital its Ibadan is among Nigerian’s tourist center as it houses the old Oyo National Park, the Zoological garden and the famous ancient Oyo empire historical site.
Oyo state is also famous for its Agricultural practice as this state produces Cocoa, Cashew, Palm oil, Rice, Millet, yam and maize, and much more.
Oyo state is the richest south-western state and also the fourth richest state in Nigeria
N.T.A, which is the first and famous Tv station, is located in Oyo state.
5) Imo State
- Population: 3.9 million
- Gross Domestic Product(GDP):$14,212 billion
Imo state is the richest south-eastern state as it is highly blessed with mineral resources.
Both White Clay, Zinc, Lead, Natural Gas and more are found in Imo state, thereby making in it easier for industrialization.
Aside from being an oil-producing state, the state depends primarily on agriculture and trade.
6) Kano State
- Population: 9,401,288 million
- Gross Domestic Product(GDP):$12,393 billion
Kano is among the largest and also, the richest Northen state in Nigeria with the largest number of Local Government areas in Nigeria.
Kano is the most industrialized state in the Northen region as it is the highest producer of chili pepper, gum Arabic, garlic, cotton, soybean, and sesame.
7) Edo State
- Population: 5 million
- Gross Domestic Product(GDP):$11,888 billion
Edo state is among the richest states in Nigeria due to its famous tourist attraction and mineral resources.
8) Akwa Ibom State
- Population: 5.451 million
- Gross Domestic Product(GDP):$11,179 billion
Akwa Ibom is the largest oil-producing state in Nigeria, and this state is so blessed with Crude-oil, Making its one of the richest states in Nigeria.
Uyo is the capital of Awka Ibo Uyo is among the most beautiful cities in Nigeria and also home to Ibom Air (an airline), an international airport, Ibom E-Library, and a World-class stadium built by its past Governor; Godswill Akpabio.
9) Ogun State
- Population: 3,751,140 million
- Gross Domestic Product(GDP):$10,470 billion
Ogun state is home of a large number of industries/Factories (Lagos is second), Dangote Cement, Lafarge, Nestle, Coleman Cables, and more are all located in Ogun state.
Ogun state is also a tourist center as that is where the famous Olumo Rock is located.
All these facts coupled together made Ogun state to be included among the Richest states in Nigeria.
Can you guess which state is number 10?
Kaduna state yes you guessed right apart from it large landmass it is also among the richest states in Nigeria.
10) Kaduna State
- Population: 6,113,503 million
- Gross Domestic Product(GDP):$10,334 billion
Nigerian Defence Academy, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology, and more are all located in Kaduna.
Most of the states active population work’s in the Agricultural sector.
This is the top 10 richest States in Nigeria list if you feel there is a need for any correction you can do that in the comment section.
I hope you love this article if yes please share.