Niger Delta of Nigeria has so many fascinating state with amazing cities. Most of these cities are known across the country for their attractions, scenery, natural resources and cultural heritage.
The Niger Delta states are the oil producing states in Nigeria which comprises of all the 6 states in the South South geopolitical zone as well as one from the south west (Ondo) and two from south east (Abia and Imo).
Nigeria’s Niger Delta Region is also known as the oil producing region because this is where almost 100 per cent of Nigeria’s crude oil is gotten from.
In no particular order, we’ve come up with a list of the most finest State in Niger Delta of Nigeria, here are the most finest State in Niger Delta;
The finest State in Niger Delta region of Nigeria is made up of nine states namely, Cross River, Edo, Delta, Abia, Imo, Bayelsa, River, Akwa-Ibom and Ondo States.
Most Finest State in Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.
Below are listed the nine (9) States that make up the Finest State in Niger-Delta region of Nigeria:
1. Rivers State.
River State, Port-Harcourt is the finest State in Niger Delta region of Nigeria. and people love it particularly for its weather and serene environment. Every part of River State is said to be peaceful and the people are really accommodating.
The State is one of the most populous states in the country with a population of over 5 million people. Ethnic groups that can be found there include: Ikwerre, Okrika, Upobo, Kalabari or the Ubani, etc.
Rivers State used to be the largest producer of crude oil in the country before Akwa Ibom took over.
The State is very rich and is located in the South-South geopolitical zone in Nigeria. The capital city of Rivers State, Port-Harcourt, is a very important city in Nigeria economically.
Rivers State has two oil refineries, giving it the status of a major oil refining State in Nigeria.
2. Akwa Ibom State.
Akwa Ibom State is another finest State in Niger Delta region of Nigeria and very famous for crayfish business in Nigeria with the town of Oron being the headquarters of the best crayfish sourced in the country.
Akwa Ibom State is located in the South-South geopolitical zone in the country.
The State presently ranks as the highest crude oil producing State In the Niger-Delta Region. It is also the highest oil producing State in the whole of Nigeria and one of the smallest, if not the smallest State in the country after Lagos.
The current population of the State stands at about 5 million people and the capital of the State is Uyo Capital Territory.
3. Delta State.
Delta State is among the finest State in Niger Delta of Nigeria and second largest oil producing State in the country and it is located in the South-South part of the Niger-Delta region. The State is known as the big heart of the nation.
It is also one of the richest states in Nigeria with its capital city situated in Asaba, on the other side of the River Niger just before you cross into Onitsha, Anambra State and the entire Igboland.
Delta State, along with Edo State, were collectively known as Bendel State, and the State has a major refinery in the country located in Warri, one of its most important cities. Some of the most widely spoken languages in Nigeria are spoken in Delta State.
4. Cross River State.
Cross River State is the fifth South-South State in this list of 9 Niger-Delta States in the country. It is also among the oil rich States in the country and its capital is Calabar, a very beautiful city in Nigeria with good road networks and a serene atmosphere.
Cross River State is blessed with numerous natural resources, tourists sites such as Obudu Cattle Ranch and Tinapa Resort. The State has a population of over 3 million people.
5. Abia State.
Abia State is also very fine and it is one of the two South-Eastern States that make up this list of States in the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria. The State is oil rich and is home to many native Igbo Speakers.
The Capital of the State is Umuahia but the city with the most important economic value to the State is Aba which is very famous nationwide for its shoe making business.
6. Edo State.
Edo State is the last South-South State that makes up this list. The State also has an abundance of crude oil and it used to be known as Bendel State along with Delta State.
Its capital city, Benin City is a very famous city in West Africa as it was home to the legendary Benin Empire. Edo State has a population of more than 2.2 million people.
7. Imo State.
Imo is known as the Eastern Heartland. It is one of the two States from South-East geopolitical zone in Nigeria that forms part of the Niger-Delta region, the other being Abia State as aforementioned.
The State is home to a population of over 4 million people and have Owerri city as it capital.
8. Ondo State.
Ondo State is the only State from the South-Western part of the country that forms part of this list and it completes this list of 9 States that make up the Niger-Delta region.
Ondo is predominantly a Yoruba speaking State with the Ijaw people forming a minority ethnic group. It has a population of over 3.4 million people and Akure is its capital city.
9. Bayelsa State.
Bayelsa State is one of the six South-South States which form part of the Niger-Delta region. The State is home to Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan.
Bayelsa State is also very rich in terms of crude oil production and its capital city is Yenagoa. It was in Bayelsa, Oloibiri previsely that crude oil of commercial quantity was first discovered in Nigeria in 1956.
The State is one of the least populated in the country. It is also the State with the least number of Local Government Areas in Nigeria (8 LGAs).
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