Top 10 Richest States In Nigeria

The Richest States In Nigeria

This post comprises of the richest states in Nigeria according to their gross domestic product(G.D.P.).

Aside from being called “The Giant Of Africa,” no doubt, Nigeria is among the wealthiest country in Africa.

Nigeria is also among the largest country in Africa, both in landmass and population, with each state generating an enormous amount of money.

Some richest states in Nigeria generate more income than some African countries, surprised? That is to prove to you how rich Nigeria is.                  

Top 10  Richest States In Nigeria

Please note that each state’s G.D.P. is being summed up in Dollars and also in Billion, i.e., Billion Dollars.

1) Lagos

  • Population: 21 million
  • Gross Domestic Product(G.D.P.):$33,679 billion

Lagos is currently the richest state in Nigeria, according to its G.D.P.

It is also among the most populated and Beautiful states in Nigeria, with its capital Ikeja.

Lagos is the fifth-largest economic center in Africa and even the major economic center in Nigeria.

According to the International Monetary Fund (I.M.F.), Lagos State’s economy will grow by 4% to $136 billion before the end of 2020.

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2) Rivers State

  • Population: 5,198,716 million
  • Gross Domestic Product(G.D.P.):$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. This is where the country’s oil refineries are located.

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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(G.D.P.):$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(G.D.P.):$16,121 billion

Oyo state, which its capital is Ibadan, is among Nigerian tourist centers 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(G.D.P.):$14,212 billion

Imo state is the richest south-eastern state. Blessed with mineral resources

Both White Clay, Zinc, Lead, Natural Gas, and more are found in the Imo state, thereby making it easier for industrialization.

Aside from being an oil-producing state, the state depends primarily on agriculture and trade.

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6) Kano State

  • Population: 9,401,288 million
  • Gross Domestic Product(G.D.P.):$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 Northern 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(G.D.P.):$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(G.D.P.):$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 Ibom, 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 to 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 this is where the famous Olumo Rock is being located.

All these facts, coupled together, made Ogun state included among the Richest states in Nigeria.

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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 state’s active population works in the agricultural sector.


These are 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.

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