Top 20 Richest states in Nigeria

Top 20 Richest states in Nigeria

Nigeria is the largest country in Africa. The population of Nigeria is over 180 million people. According to the administrative division, there are 36 states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory. Can you name the richest state in Nigeria? Find the answer here!

Richest state in Nigeria

Richest state in Nigeria

To find the answer to the question - "Which state is the richest state in Nigeria?" - It`s necessary to look at GDP of the state. Gross Domestic Product is a final market price of all produced goods and services. The total GDP of Nigeria in 2016 was around $1.166 trillion. Therefore, GDP can give the closest answer about the richest state in Nigeria 2017.

Top 20 Richest states in Nigeria

Plateau State $5.154 billion

Plateau State $5.154 billion

Richest state in Nigeria

This state is located in in the centre of the country. The total of the state covers around 3,178 square kilometres. This state is a paradise for tourists. There are plenty sights to visit in this state, like the Wildlife Safari Park, the National Museum in Jos, The Museum of Traditional Nigerian Architecture, Jos Zoo, Assop Falls, Kurra Falls, Wase Rock, the Kerang highlands. The total GDP of the region is $5.154 billion, per capita is $1.1587.

Borno State $5.18 billion

Borno State $5.18 billion

Richest state in Nigeria

Borno state is in the list of the richest state in Nigeria. The state is located in the North East part of Nigeria. It covers the territory around 57,79 square kilometres. The total GDP of the region is $5.18 billion, per capita is $1.214. The total population is around six million people. The dominant ethnic group in the state is the Kanuri. This region suffered from the severe attacks of Islamist groups. One of the most notable groups is Boko Haram.

Niger state $6.002 billion

Niger state $6.002 billion

Richest state in Nigeria

The Niger state is located in the East Central Nigeria and considered to be the largest state in the country. It covers the territory of 76.363 square kilometres. It`s one of the richest states in Nigeria with the total GDP of the region of $6.002 billion, per capita of $1.480. Still, it`s not the most populated state in the country. The total population is around four million people. It has two major hydroelectric power stations the Shiroro Dam and the Kainji Dam.

Katsina State $6.022 billion

Katsina State $6.022 billion

Richest state in Nigeria

This state is located in the North-West zone of Nigeria. It`s one of the smallest states in Nigeria. Katsina State covers the territory around 24.192 square kilometres. The total population of the state is 6,5 million people, where the largest ethnic group is the Hausa. The dominant religion of the Katsina State is Islam. The total GDP of the state is $6.022 billion, per capita is $1.017. Katsina State is the capital of education in Nigeria. This member of top 20 richest state of Nigeria has schools and universities, like Hassan Usman Katsina Polytech, AlQalam University Katsina, Federal College of Education, Federal University of Agriculture, Yusufu Bala Usman College of Legal and General studies.

Anambra State $6.764 billion

Anambra State $6.764 billion

Richest state in Nigeria

The state is located in the South Central region of the country. It covers the territory around 4.844 square kilometres, which makes it the second smallest state in Nigeria after Lagos State. The indigenous and dominant ethnic group in the state is the Igbo. The total GDP of the state is $6.744 billion, per capita is $1.615. The state is rich in oil and gas resources. Therefore, the Government plans to build refineries in the state for increasing of crude oil production.

Benue State $6.864 billion

Benue State $6.864 billion

Richest state in Nigeria

The state is situated in the South East of Nigeria. It covers the territory around 34.059 square kilometres. The total GDP of the state is $6.864 billion, per capita is $1.592. The total population is around 4.5 million people. The Benue state is rich in agricultural resources. It claims to be the food basket of Nigeria. The state produces cocoyam, sesame, millet, sorghum, soybean, maize, potato, cassava, beans, rice and yam. The economy of the region is dependent on the agricultural sector. Around 80% of the state`s population is engaged in agriculture.

Osun State $7.28 billion

Osun State $7.28 billion

Richest state in Nigeria

It`s the inland state situated in the South West of Nigeria. The nickname for the state is the Land of Virtue. It covers the territory over 9.251 square kilometres. The total population is around 4.2 million people. The total GDP of the state is $7.28 billion, per capita is $2.076. The state is dominant by the Yoruba people; the major sub-ethnic groups are Igbomina, Ibolo, Oyo, Ijesha, Ife and Osun. The dominative religions are Islam and Christianity.

Ondo State $8.414 billion

Ondo State $8.414 billion

Richest state in Nigeria

It`s one of the richest states in Nigeria 2017. Ondo State is located in the South East part of Nigeria and covers the territory of 15.500 square kilometres. The overall population of the state is 3.5 million people. The total GDP of the state is $8.414 billion, per capita is $2.392. There are many ethnic groups in the state, like th eOwo, Ondo, Ilaje, Oktipupa, Akure and Akoko. The dominant religion of the State is Islam.

Abia State $8.687 billion

Abia State $8.687 billion

Richest state in Nigeria

Abia State is located in the Southern part of Nigeria. It covers the territory around 6.320 square kilometres. The overall population of the region is 3 million people. The state is rich in oil and gas production which contributes over 40% of the State`s GDP. There are over 100 oil wells in Abia State that produce 36.000 barrels of crude oil per day. The total GDP of the state is $8.687 billion, per capita is $3000.

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Cross River State $9.292 billion

Cross River State $9.292 billion

Richest state in Nigeria

The State is situated in the South East part of Nigeria. It borders Cameroon on the East. The total area of the state is 20.156 square kilometres. The overall population is around four million people. The state is composed of three major ethnic groups: the Bekwarra, the Ejagham and the Efik. The total GDP of the state is $9.292 billion, per capita is $5150.

Kaduna State $10.334 billion

Kaduna State $10.334 billion

Richest state in Nigeria

It`s one of the top 20 richest state of Nigeria. The state is located in the Northern Central part of the country. It covers 46.053 square kilometres. The total population of the state is 6.1 million people. It`s one of the most multicultural states in Nigeria with more than sixty various ethnic groups living here. The total GDP of the state is $10.334 billion, per capita is $1.666. The major part of the economically active population works in the agricultural sector.

Ogun State $10.470 billion

Ogun State $10.470 billion

Richest state in Nigeria

This state is located in the South West region of Nigeria. It covers the total area of 16.980 square kilometres. The overall population is around four million residents. The state 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. The total GDP of the state is $10.470 billion, per capita is $2,744.

Akwa Ibom State $11.179 billion

Akwa Ibom State $11.179 billion

Richest state in Nigeria

It`s a costal state located in the South of Nigeria. It covers the territory of 7.081 square kilometres. The total population of the state is 5.5 million people. It`s a home to the word class information centre – the Ibom E-library. The main ethnic groups are the Ibibio, Annang, Oron, Eket and Obolo. The total GDP of the state is $11.179 billion, per capita is $2,779.

Edo State $11.888 billion

Edo State $11.888 billion

Richest state in Nigeria

The capital of the state is Benin City. It`s one of the richest states in Nigeria. Edo State covers the territory over 17.802 square kilometres. The total population of the state is 3.5 million people. The total GDP of the state is $11.888 billion, per capita is $3.623. The state is famous for its tourist attractions, like the Emotan Statue in Benin City or River Niger Beach and Ise Lake in Agenebode.

Kano State $12.393 billion

Kano State $12.393 billion

Richest state in Nigeria

Kano State is located in the North West part of Nigeria. The overall territory covers 20.131 square kilometres. It`s the most populated state in Nigeria. The estimated population is around 11 million people. The total GDP of the state is $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.

Imo State $14.212 billion

Imo State $14.212 billion

Richest state in Nigeria

The state is located in the South East of Nigeria. It occupies the territory of 5.530 square kilometres, which makes it one of the smallest states in Nigeria. Still, it`s one of the richest state in Nigeria. The total GDP of the state is $14.212 billion, per capita is $3.527. Imo state 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 the state. The main petroleum companies in the region are Agip, Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron Corporation and Addax Petroleum.

Oyo State $16.121 billion

Oyo State $16.121 billion

Richest state in Nigeria

The state is located in South West region of Nigeria. It`s one of the top 20 richest state of Nigeria. It covers the territory of 28.454 square kilometres. The overall population is around six million people. The total GDP of the state is $16.121 billion, per capita is $2.666. The major part of the economically active population works in the agricultural sector of the state. Oyo State produces cashew, palm oil, cocoa, plantains, rice, millet, cassava, yam and maize.

Delta State $16.749 billion

Delta State $16.749 billion

Richest state in Nigeria

The state is located in the South region of Nigeria. It covers the territory of 17.698 square kilometres. The overall population of the state is 4.1 million people. The total GDP of the state is $16.749 billion, per capita is $3.990. It`s rich in natural resources, like limestone, decorative rocks, tar sand, kaolin, lignite, silica and industrial clay. Delta state also has one of the largest deposits of crude oil and natural gas in Nigeria.

Rivers State $21.073 billion

Rivers State $21.073 billion

Richest state in Nigeria

It`s one of the richest state in Nigeria. It covers the area of 11.077 square kilometres. The population of the state is around 5.2 million people. The total GDP of the state is $21.073 billion, per capita is $3.965. The region is rich in vast reserves of natural gas and crude oil. More than 60% of Nigerian crude oil output.

Lagos State $33.679 billion

Lagos State $33.679 billion

Richest state in Nigeria

The state is in the list of richest state in Nigeria. It is located in the South West region. It covers only 3.577 square kilometres, but it has the total population around 18 million people. The total GDP of the state is $33.679 billion, per capita is $4.333. The state is the nation`s most urban area. It`s the fifth largest economy centre in the whole Africa and the major economic centre of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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