Top 20 Richest States in Nigeria 2017 By GDP Today

Top 20 Richest States in Nigeria 2017 By GDP

If wealth in Nigeria is not distributed equally among the state. While some states have the vast amount of resources and wealth at their disposal, others can barely raise their head when money is being mentioned. This raised our curiosity to know which state is the richest state in Nigeria today or What else would you call a scenario where one of it states has one of the most robust economies in Africa and in the same country, other states can barely pay workers salary. Anyway, check out the top 20 richest states in Nigeria today according to GDP.

List of Top 20 Richest States in Nigeria 2017

 

  • 1. LAGOS STATE

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Top 20 Richest States in Nigeria 2017

  • 1 Lagos State

Lagos, one of the fastest growing cities in the world, its located in the Southern western part of the country and the richest state in Nigeria. The State is filled with people from distinct and diversified cultural beliefs and norms

  • 2 Rivers State

The Capital of Rivers State is Port Harcourt. River State is one of the biggest oil producing states in Nigeria and is the 2nd richest state in Nigeria today.

  • 3. Delta State

Delta State is the third richest state and comprises of many ethnic groups ranging from Urhobos, Isoko to Ukwani. Delta State is also one of the oil producing states in Nigeria and has a population of over 4.4 million people

  • 4. Oyo State

Oyo State is located in the south western region of the country, sharing boundaries with Lagos, Ogun, Osun and Ilorin State. The pace setter state, also known as a city with academic powers and is a center for commerce

  • 5. Imo State

Imo State is fifth on the list and is situated in the South eastern region, It’s Capital ‘ Owerri’ is best known for entertainment, pleasure and is filled with lots of expensive hotels and buildings.

  • 6. Kano State

Kano State is located in the Northern region, said to be one of the largest states in Nigeria.
Ninety percent of its citizens are Hausa, mostly Muslims. It is popularly called the city of commerce for a good reason, Kano State is filled with a lot of people whose sole aim is to do business.

  • 7. Edo State

Edo State is the 7th richest state in Nigeria and its capital is Benin. The city of Benin is known for its rich cultural heritage and norms with lots of ancient historical artifacts.

  • 8. Akwa Ibom State

Akwa Ibom state is filled with a lot of tribes ranging from Ebik, Ibibio to Oron.
It is located in the southern southern part of Nigeria and is one of the oil producing states in Nigeria

  • 9. Ogun State

Ogun state is part of the south western region of Nigeria. The people of Ogun state speak Yoruba as their primary language and is the most industrious state and 9th richest state in Nigeria.

  • 10. Kaduna State

Kaduna State is the center of commerce. It has an NNPC refinery and is the 10th richest state in Nigeria, located in Northern Nigeria and has ‘Hausa’ to be one of its primary languages

  • 11 Cross River State

Cross River is the 11th richest state in Nigeria. The Capital of Cross River is Calabar. Cross River is a city of tourist attractions, nature reserves and is also the first capital of Nigeria.

  • 12. Abia State

The capital of Abia state is Umuahia. Abia state is known for the one of its cities ‘Aba’. Aba is mostly known for thousands of business men and creative inventors and is sometimes called ‘ The China of Africa’. People of Abia state are predominantly Igbo speaking citizens

  • 13 Ondo State

Ondo State is located in the south western region of Nigeria of which capital is Azure.
The Onto state citizens are predominantly Yoruba speaking people with a population of over 1.5 million people.

  • 14. Osun State

Osun state is located in the south western region of Nigeria. Has a population of over 2million people of which are mostly Yorubas.

  • 15. Benue State

Benue State a. k. a ‘Food Basket of the Nation’ is the 15th richest state in Nigeria. The people of Benue are known to be hard working and engage fully in farming activities. Most of the people located here are basically of two major languages, IDOMA and TIV.

  • 16 Anambra State

Most Anambra state citizens are Igbo speaking people who are known to be autonomous and hard working.
Major cities like Awka, Onitsha are known for business activities.

  • 17. Katsina State

Katsina is the 17th richest state with over 1 million citizens. Located in the Northern part of the country, predominantly Hausa people with other migrated tribes and foreigners

  • 18. Niger State

Niger State is located in the Northern Central of Nigeria. It is also known as the ‘Power State’s and is the next richest state in Nigeria today.

  • 19. Borno State

Borno state is the 19th richest state in Nigeria and has its capital to be in Maiduguri. In past times, Borno state has been susceptible to a lot of havoc and terrorist attack

  • 20 Plateau State

Plateau state is located in the North Central region of Nigeria. The Capital of Plateau state ‘ JOS’ is a cold city and is also a center for business activities

Based On Nigerian States GDP

SNSTATESGDP
1.Lagos$33,679
2.Rivers$21,073
3.Delta$16,749
4.Oyo$16,121
5.Imo$14,212
6.Kano$12,393
7.Edo$11,888
8.Akwa Ibom$11,179
9.Ogun$10,470
10.Kaduna$10,334
11.Cross River$9,292
12.Abia$8,687
13.Ondo$8,414
14.Osun$7,280
15.Benue$6,854
16.Anambra$6,764
17.Katsina$6,022
18.Niger$6,022
19.Borno$5,179
20.Pateau$5,154

That’s all on ” List of The Top 20 Richest States in Nigeria 2017 “.

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