36 States and Capital in Nigeria and their Governors 2021 Update

Nigeria officially the Federal government Republic of Nigeria is made up of 36 States and the Federal capital territory Abuja. So basically, it’s Kind of 37 states, but officially, there are 36 states in Nigeria.

Nigeria has a population of about two hundred and ten million (210,000,000) inhabitants as of 2021 estimates even though this figure is widely disputed by many.

Nigeria has a GDP of about four hundred and fifty billion dollars ($450,000,000,000) making it the largest economy in Africa with a per capita income of $2,229.9 as at 2019 estimates according to The World Bank.

In this article, we will talk about the 36 States in Nigeria. Their capitals, their GDP and their population.

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36 States and Capital in Nigeria and their Governors, Population and GDP

StatesCapitalCurrent GovernorPopulationGDP
Abia StateUmuahiaOkezie Ikpeazu4,000,00011,954,295,628
Adamawa StateYolaAhmadu Umaru Fintiri4,500,0003,995,509,662
Akwa Ibom StateUyoUdom Gabriel Emmanuel6,000,00014,394,934,514
Anambra StateAwkaWillie Obiano8,300,0008,551,191,419
Bauchi StateBauchiBala Abdulkadir Mohammed9,000,0004,351,446,293
Bayelsa StateYenagoaDouye Diri2,277,9615,517,415,395
Benue StateMakurdiSamuel Ortom7,800,00011,463,880,127
Borno StateMaiduguriBabagana Umara Zulum6,000,0005,770,088,940
Cross River StateCalabarBenedict Ayade3,866,26912,260,535,098
Delta StateAsabaIfeanyi Okowa6,000,00020,795,033,384
Ebonyi StateAbakalikiDave Umahi2,385,5166,084,268,690
Edo StateBenin CityGodwin Obaseki4,235,59514,690,747,744
Ekiti StateAdo – EkitiJohn Olukayode Fayemi3,270,7983,592,364,990
Enugu StateEnuguIfeanyi Ugwuanyi4,411,1195,860,198,009
Gombe StateGombeMuhammad Inuwa Yahaya3,256,9622,162,199,971
Imo StateOwerriHope Odidika Uzodinma6,000,00018,316,956,593
Jigawa StateDutseBadaru Abubakar8,000,0004,200,635,064
Kaduna StateKadunaNasir Ahmad el-Rufai12,000,00014,383,292,476
Kano StateKanoAbdullahi Umar Ganduje16,000,00016,060,452,398
Katsina StateKatsinaAminu Bello Masari10,000,0008,715,622,952
Kebbi StateBirnin KebbiAbubakar Atiku Bagudu4,440,0504,265,932,882
Kogi StateLokojaYahaya Adoza Bello4,473,4906,423,622,338
Kwara StateIlorinAbdul Rahman Abdul Razaq3,192,8935,028,001,438
Lagos StateIkejaBabajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu21,000,00050,834,641,732
Nasarawa StateLafiaAbdullahi Sule2,523,3954,060,789,133
Niger StateMinnaAbubakar Sani Bello6,000,0007,315,871,445
Ogun StateAbeokutaDapo Abiodun5,500,00018,478,286,455
Ondo StateAkureRotimi Akeredolu5,000,00010,986,434,580
Osun StateOshogboIsiaka Adegboyega Oyetola4,705,58910,023,288,394
Oyo StateIbadanOluseyi Abiodun Makinde15,000,00027,251,181,227
Plateau StateJosSimon Lalong4,200,4426,696,670,490
Rivers StatePort HarcourtEzenwo Nyesom Wike11,000,00033,697,048,223
Sokoto StateSokotoAminu Waziri Tambuwal5,000,0005,957,303,706
Taraba StateJalingoDarius Ishaku3,066,8341,908,888,779
Yobe StateDamaturuMai Mala Buni3,294,1372,261,353,875
Zamfara StateGusauDr Bello Muhammad Mutawalle4,515,4277,758,988,606
Federal Capita Territory (FCT) AbujaAbujaMohammed Musa Bello
3,277,740
 
8,709,940,093

MaJOR Cities IN nigeria by Population

These are the major cities in Nigeria and their population for 2021

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#CITY NAMEPOPULATION
1Lagos9,000,000
2Kano3,626,068
3Ibadan3,565,108
4Kaduna1,582,102
5Port Harcourt1,148,665
6Benin City1,125,058
7Maiduguri1,112,449
8Zaria975,153
9Aba897,560
10Jos816,824
11Ilorin814,192
12Oyo736,072
13Enugu688,862
14Abeokuta593,100
15Abuja590,400
16Sokoto563,861
17Onitsha561,066
18Warri536,023
19Ebute Ikorodu535,619
20Okene479,178
21Calabar461,796
22Uyo436,606
23Katsina432,149
24Ado-Ekiti424,340
25Akure420,594
26Bauchi316,149
27Ikeja313,196
28Makurdi292,645
29Minna291,905
30Efon-Alaaye279,319
31Ilesa277,904
32Owo276,574
33Umuahia264,662
34Ondo257,005
35Ikot Ekpene254,806
36Iwo250,443
37Gombe250,258
38Jimeta248,148
39Atani230,000
40Gusau226,857
41Mubi225,705
42Ikire222,160
43Owerri215,038
44Shagamu214,558
45Ijebu-Ode209,175
46Ugep200,276
47Nnewi193,987
48Ise-Ekiti190,063
49Ila Orangun179,192
50Saki178,677
51Bida171,656
52Awka167,738
53Ijero-Ekiti167,632
54Inisa164,161
55Suleja162,135
56Sapele161,686
57Osogbo156,694
58Kisi155,510
59Gbongan139,485
60Ejigbo138,357
61Funtua136,811
62Igboho136,764
63Buguma135,404
64Ikirun134,240
65Abakaliki134,102
66Okrika133,271
67Amaigbo127,300
68Lafia127,236
69Gashua125,817
70Modakeke119,529

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