Top Richest State In Nigeria 2018 and Their Gross Domestic Products
Nigeria is among the richest country in Africa. Nigeria is a rich country, but the riches are not evenly spread across the entire states in the country, some states are richer than others. While some of this states are richer than is because natural resources are found in some of them. Tax and commercial activities also contribute a great.quota to the riches of many states. In this post we are going to talk about the richest state in Nigeria and their GDP.
Before we go on to talk about who the richest states in the country is, it is worthy of note that some Nigeria states are really worthy to be the richest states in the world but for a canker-worm which has eaten into the fabrics of development of the country. What we mean by Canker-worm we are talking about the Corruption in Nigeria. the top 10 richest state in Nigeria 2018 list was released by NATIONAL BUREAU OF STATISTICS.
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Nigeria has 38 states in these the NATIONAL BUREAU OF STATISTICS has also released the poorest state in Nigeria 2018. I know many Nigeria don;t know who is the richest state is, if you are among those people i guess you are in the right place because we will bring the list of richest state in Nigeria .
The NATIONAL BUREAU OF STATISTICS measures the growth and how fast the economy of a state is growing. Some of these richest states can survive without the help of the Federal Government because the IGR is enough to cater for their needs.
Each of these state have their source of wealth, it can come from sectors like agriculture, sports and tourism. Most oil producing state are super rich since Nigeria is dependent on oil. Below are the list of the top 10 richest state in Nigeria.
Top 10 Richest State In Nigeria 2018 and Their Gross Domestic Products
1. Lagos State [$33.679 billion GDP]
Lagos state which is also known as “The Center of excellence” and also “Land of opportunity” is the first state on the list based on NATIONAL
BUREAU OF STATISTICS list of top richest state in Nigeria with the lowest poverty index of 8.5%. Lagos state was created on the 27th may, 1967. Once upon a time Lagos state was once a Nigeria Capital.
Lagos is located in the South Western Part of Nigeria. Though it has a small land mass with the territorial area of 351,861 hectares and population of over 10 million, it is the most developed state in Nigeria. In Nigeria you can find the highest urban population and it is made up of five administrative divisions there are Ikeja, Badagry, Ikorodu, Lagos (Eko) and Epe. In Nigeria Lagos state ia among one of the most important state, as it can stand on its own without any allocation from the government because Lagos make their IGR thought Tax from companies, citizens and business owners. It has some tourism sites which include Bar beach in Victoria island, Lekki beach in Apapa Tarkwa Bay and lots more which is also a major source of employment and this is playing a major role in its development. Lagos state stands at $4,333 for it’s per capital level while a total of $33.679 billion is recorded for its (GDP) Gross Domestic Product
2. Rivers state [$21.0763 billion GDP]
Port Harcourt which is the capital city is among one of the most beautiful cities in Nigeria. Port Harcourt which is the center of Nigeria’s oil refineries. Rever State is the six most populous state in Nigeria with over 6 million people. Rivers state has oil refineries which serve as Nigeria’s largest deposit of crude oil, airports, seaports and various industrial estates. Other natural resources found are silica sand, glass sand and clay. Port Harcourt has some cool place which you can hang out and catch fun any how you want such places are Finima Beach, Poth Harcourt tourist beach, Statue of king jaja of Opobo. and many more. Based on IGR, Rivers state has a per capital level estimated at $3,965 while its total GDP accounts for $21.0763 billion. It is believed that there is money in this state because of the numerous industries established there.
3. Delta state [$16.179 billion in GDP]
Delta state is located at the South Southern zone of the country with a population of over 4 million people and a landmass of 17, 689 square kilometers. Delta state is a state leading in renewable energy as well as oil production. Delta state has a total of $3,990 as it’s per capital level and a total GDP of $16.179 billion.
4. Oyo state [$16 billion GDP]
Oyo state has GDP of over $16 billion and a total of $2,666 for it’s per capital level. It is located in South Western Nigeria.
5. Imo state [$14.212 billion GDP]
Imo state which is located in the South Eastern zone of Nigeria This state is blessed with several oil companies which include Chevron Corporation, Royal Dutch shell and lots more. The state per capital level is around $3,527 with $14.212 billion in total GDP.
6. Kano state [$12.393 billion GDP]
Kano state s located in the Northern part of Nigeria. Kano is the most populous state in Nigeria with a population of 11 million people. Kano state which is known as a commercial Centre has a per capital level of $1, 288 and its total GDP estimated at $12.393 billion.
7. Edo state [$11.888 billion in overall GDP]
Edo state which is located in the South southern zone of Nigeria.
This state per capital level is estimated as $3.623 and $11.888 billion in overall GDP.
8. Akwa Ibom State [$11.179 billion]
Is among the state in Nigeria that deals with oil production in Nigeria with a GDP of US$11,179.
9. Ogun state [$10.334 billion]
Ogun state has the highest number of factories which is located in the South western part of Nigeria. Ogun state with an estimated per capital level of $2, 744 and total GDP estimated as $10.334 billion is one state that’s popular in Nigeria.
10. Kaduna State [$10.334 billion]
Kaduna state As per economic standards has a per capital level of $1,666 and its GDP is estimated to be $10.334 billion.
There you have it the richest state in Nigeria. Nigeria is a rich country, but most of the states are richer than others. Like we said before one of the factors that make these states richer is the amount and type of natural resources found in them.
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