“Best states in Nigeria”, has it ever crossed your mind? Nigeria is home to a total of 36 states with diverse cultures. With a population close to a billion, Nigeria is regarded as the most populous black nation in the world. So, either out of curiosity or arguments sake, have you ever thoughts of the best states in Nigeria?
It is important to note that these states are different in so many ways. You must agree that some of the states have varying level of industrialization, development, and civilization. Hence, it is expected that some of them are among the richest states in Nigeria while some are not.
List Of Best States In Nigeria
- Cross River
- Port Harcourt
- Akwa Ibom
The above is a compilation of the top 10 best states in Nigeria. If you may add, they are definitely among the best states to live in Nigeria. However, the list has been compiled in no particular order. This is because we understand that each state is unique in its own way.
Considering the amount of unrest and things you see and read every day, one might think nowhere is safe. However, the above is a list of the best states to live and home to some of the safest cities in Nigeria.
Lagos is, for so many reasons, the obvious name on the list. Lagos is located at the south west of Nigeria. It is the most populous state in Nigeria. Ironically, it is also the smallest state in Nigeria. It is often regarded as the economic and commercial capital of Nigeria and West Africa at large.
The population of Lagos is over 20 million. What this means is, there are more people in Lagos than in any other part of the country. The reason is, however, not far-fetched when you consider the number of opportunities in the state. This makes it one of the best states in Nigeria.
Aside from the economic and financial benefits that Lagos pose, it is also a hub of entertainment. On the streets of Lagos, it is regarded as the “best place to chop life”. Despite the fact that Lagos is divided into two – Lagos Island and Lagos mainland, the economic activities are spread across the state.
The Lagos Island half is often considered as the abode of the high earners of the society. While the Lagos mainland is for the middle and lower class. Though it is true to some extent, however, there are equally a good number of fun spots on the Lagos mainland.
Cross River is next on our list of best states in Nigeria. It is located in the south south region of the country. The capital of Cross River is Calabar. Cross River is also one of the richest states in Nigeria. A place often commended for its natural beauty.
In some quarters, Calabar is considered the most beautiful city in Nigeria. this part of the country is home to some of the best hotels in Nigeria. The security level and quality nightlife make it one of the choice destinations in the country.
It is also important that the people of Calabar are famous for their rich variety of delicacies. The state is in the same vein one of the most expensive places to live in Nigeria. If you are looking for a quiet and secure environment, to enjoy the best of luxurious lifestyle, you definitely want to visit Calabar.
Abuja is one place in Nigeria that can match Lagos in terms of everything – wealth for wealth, properties for properties, and hustle for hustle. This is one thing you don’t get with many states.
Though many might argue that it is because Abuja is the capital of the country. Whether it is true or not, there is no doubt that Abuja is one of the best states in Nigeria. Aside from being the seat of power, it is also one of the best states to live in Nigeria.
Abuja, unlike other states in the country, is a planned area. It is divided into phases and districts. There is no question about the security of this part of the country as it is the capital of the country. You can read our articles on Wuse district and Jabi to get more insights about Abuja.
The capital of Akwa Ibom is Uyo. It is regarded also as a wonderful place to live in Nigeria. There are many reasons in which Akwa Ibom makes the cut of our best states in Nigeria. One of which is its close rivalry with Calabar. Uyo is that place in Nigeria that can rival Calabar as the most beautiful city in Nigeria.
There is also no doubt about Uyo’s prowess as a top tourist in the country. Though it is considered one of the most expensive places to live in Nigeria. Uyo and Akwa, in general, have a good road network. Learn more on the things you didn’t know about Uyo.
Oyo state is the biggest in the southwest region of the country. In fact, the capital – Ibadan – is considered the largest city by mass. Though Ibadan, and Oyo state as a whole, is relatively cheap when compared to Lagos, Abuja or Port Harcourt, it is still one of the best states in Nigeria.
The geography of Oyo state also makes it one of the most important states in the country. It often serves as a link road for people travelling to other parts of the country.
The slogan of Oyo state is the “Pacesetter state“. Some of the popular towns and cities in Oyo state include Eruwa, Igboora, Iseyin, Lalupon, Saki, Ogbomoso, Okeho among others. It is also host to the University of Ibadan, Lead City University, The Polytechnic Ibadan and other tertiary institutions.
Rivers is another Nigerian state in the south-south region. The capital of Rivers in Port Harcourt. This part of the country is arguably the richest state in Nigeria. The reason for the claim is not far-fetched as it is a major oil-producing state.
Rivers state is one of the top tourist attractions in the country. It is home to some of the richest people and expatriates in Nigeria. When you think of adventure with a mix of luxury, you definitely should be thinking of Port Harcourt.
It is one those places in the country that can rival places like Lagos and Abuja in terms of beauty, wealth and structures. It is definitely one of the best states in Nigeria. You can read more on Port Harcourt by clicking on the link.
Delta brings us back to the southern region of Nigeria. Delta is also one of the oil-producing states. This fact alone places it among the richest states in Nigeria. It is among the Niger Delta states.
Places like Asaba, Warri are some of the best places to live in Nigeria. The good road network and its beautiful landscapes make it one of the best states in Nigeria.
Kaduna shares the same name with its capital. It is located in the northern part of Nigeria. Though Kaduna is a northern state, its diverse population of people across the country ensures it makes our cut of best states in Nigeria.
Here, you are definitely going to feel at home even though you are away from home. The people of Kaduna are very accommodating. The state is also host to a number of breathtaking structures.
Finally, our list of best states in Nigeria takes us to the east. Imo state is our next stop. The capital of Imo state is Owerri and it is considered of the best places to live in Nigeria. This part of the country does not fall short of tourist attractions.
It is host to a number of tourist attractions like the Oguta Lake, Mbari Cultural and art centre, Ada palm plantation etc. This part of the country also has a commendable nightlife. It is home to some of luxurious real estate properties.
Enugu is next on our of best states in Nigeria. It is located in the southeastern of Nigeria. The capital of Enugu is also Enugu. However, the state is often referred to as “the coal city”. To some of the locals, it is popularly known as 042.
Enugu is one of the fastest growing states in the eastern part of the country. Its beautiful landscape makes it one of the top tourist attraction sites in the east.
Another thing Enugu boast of is its quality nightlife like Lagos. You are also likely going to witness the best of festival depending on the time of the year. The new yam festival and masquerade festivals are the popular ones celebrated.
There you have it – the list of best states in Nigeria. With this, you can test your friends knowledge of the best states in Nigeria. Do you agree with our list? You don’t? Kindly share your opinion on the best states in Nigeria with fellow PropertyPro.ng readers.