Do you wish to know the 36 States and Capitals of Nigeria with their Slogans and current governors?
But first, let us give you a brief history of the biggest, largest, and most populated country in Africa, Nigeria of course.
Nigeria, being the highest-ranked country in terms of population is an independent country in West Africa. The federal republic of Nigeria has 36 states and the federal capital territory is located in Abuja.
From 1914 to 1991, the capital of Nigeria was Lagos until when General Murtala Mohammed felt Lagos was already way above the rest of the states in terms of development. Hence, Lagos was capped as the seat of power of Nigeria and served as both a political and economic capital.
Although, the General did not actualize this dream, but it was President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida who finalized the move from Lagos to Abuja. To this day, Abuja is still the Capital of Nigeria.
There have been several arguments why it has to be in Abuja but our guess is that it may do with the fact that Abuja is in a central location which makes it fair for almost everyone. Whereas, Lagos is not in the central but has quite a great distance from most states and cities.
Another could be the fact that there is another chance not to make a second mistake. For instance, anyone who has visited Abuja before will know it was planned using the recent technologies and trends in developing countries. It is easy to confuse Abuja with London in the Night.
GEOPOLITICAL ZONES IN NIGERIA
The 36 states and the FCT in Nigeria are grouped into six geopolitical zones:
1. North Central (7 states):
Niger, Kogi, Benue, Plateau, Nasarawa (Nassarawa), Kwara, and FCT.
2. North East (6 states):
Bauchi, Borno, Taraba, Adamawa, Gombe, and Yobe
3. North West (7 states):
Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna, Kebbi, Katsina, Kano, and Jigawa
4. South East (5 states):
Enugu, Imo, Ebonyi, Abia, and Anambra
5. South-South (6 states):
6. Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Rivers, Cross River and Delta
6. South West (6 states):
Oyo, Ekiti, Osun, Ondo, Lagos, and Ogun
LIST OF STATES AND CAPITALS IN NIGERIA WITH THEIR SLOGANS
|1.||Abia||Umuahia||God’s own State||1991|
|2.||Adamawa||Yola||Land of Beauty||1991|
|3.||Akwa Ibom||Uyo||Land of Promise||1987|
|4.||Anambra||Awka||Light of the Nation||1991|
|5.||Bauchi||Bauchi||Pearl of Tourism||1976|
|6.||Bayelsa||Yenagoa||Glory of all Lands||1996|
|7.||Benue||Makurdi||Food Basket of the Nation||1996|
|8.||Borno||Maiduguri||Home of Peace||1976|
|9.||Cross River||Calabar||The People’s Paradise||1967|
|10.||Delta||Asaba||The Big Heart||1991|
|11.||Ebonyi||Abakaliki||Salt of the Nation||1996|
|12.||Edo||Benin||Heartbeat of The Nation||1991|
|13.||Ekiti||Ado Ekiti||Land of Honour and Integrity||1996|
|14.||Enugu||Enugu||Coal City State||1976|
|15.||Gombe||Gombe||Jewel of the Savannah||1996|
|17.||Jigawa||Dutse||The New World||1991|
|18.||Kaduna||Kaduna||Centre of Learning||1967|
|19.||Kano||Kano||Centre of Commerce||1967|
|20.||Katsina||Katsina||Home of Hospitality||1987|
|21.||Kebbi||Birnin Kebbi||Land of Equity||1991|
|22.||Kogi||Lokoja||The Confluence State||1991|
|23.||Kwara||Ilorin||State of Harmony||1967|
|24.||Lagos||Ikeja||Centre of Excellence||1967|
|25.||Nasarawa||Lafia||Home of Solid Minerals||1996|
|26.||Niger||Minna||The Power State||1976|
|29.||Osun||Oshogbo||Land of Virtue||1991|
|30.||Oyo||Ibadan||Pace Setter State||1991|
|31.||Plateau||Jos||Home of Peace and Tourism||1976|
|Treasure Base of the Nation||1967|
|33.||Sokoto||Sokoto||Seat of the Caliphate||1976|
|34.||Taraba||Jalingo||Nature’s Gift to the Nation||1991|
|35.||Yobe||Damaturu||Pride of the Sahel||1991|
|36.||Zamfara||Gusau||Farming is Our Pride||1996|
|37.||Federal Capital Territory||Abuja||Centre of Unity||1976|