Nigeria is a large country and it takes time to explore all the states. But, if you are in a hurry to explore the best states in Nigeria, this post is here to help you out.
Nigeria has 36 states, each with its peculiar features. Some of these Nigerian states have become very wealthy over time while others are still struggling with development.
Nigeria is a West African country and the continent’s most populous nation with more than 200 million inhabitants. The country is divided into 36 states.
Nigeria is one of the most populous countries in all of Africa, and it is also one of the greatest economies on the continent. Nigeria has a lot of great states that you can live in, and many of them are better than others. If you want to live in the best state in Nigeria, here’s what you need to know about it.
These 36 states are divided into six geopolitical zones, namely: North-Central, North-East, North-West, South-East, South-South and South-West and they each have unique characteristics that make them stand out from one another.
If you’re an expat to Nigeria or looking to move within the country, you might be wondering “where’s the best place to live in Nigeria?”
At International Living we use a number of measures when it comes to assessing which is the best place to live on earth.
As you can see below, we look at:
The cost of living
The quality of life
And what the local population has to say about the place they live.
In this article, I want to turn our attention instead to what are possibly the best states for expats (and locals alike) in Nigeria.
One of the most important factors that every Nigerian considers when moving to a new state is security. Some states in Nigeria are more peaceful than others and that’s what we’re going to discuss in this article.
There are several factors that make a state or city desirable to live in such as employment opportunities, standard of living, road network and other infrastructures.
In this article on the best Nigerian states to live in, we will be listing out the top 10 states according to quality of life, state of the economy, developmental projects and crime rate.
1. Lagos State
Lagos state is predominantly known as the commercial capital of Nigeria. Lagos is located in South-west Nigeria and it is one of the most popular cities in Africa. The capital city of Lagos is Ikeja and other notable cities include Surulere, Egbeda, Alimosho and Agege. Lagos state is also known for its low crime rate compared to other states in Nigeria.
2. Abuja no doubt Abuja is the capital and safest after Lagos.
3. Enugu state known as coal city is among developed and quietest state in Nigeria.
4. Akwa Ibom State
Akwa Ibom State is located in South-South Nigeria and it was created on September 23rd 1987 by General Ibrahim Babangida and initially had a total of 32 Local
5. Rivers state probably the richest state in Nigeria and also among the saddest.
If you’re considering relocating to another state in Nigeria then you should consider these top 5 most secure states as ranked by the Nigerian Police Force: