The Six Geopolitical Zones In Nigeria With Their States

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The Six Geopolitical Zones In Nigeria is the division of the country into six zones which consist of states with similar cultures, history, background and close territories. The Six Geopolitical Zones In Nigeria were created during the regime of President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida.
Below is the list of the Zones and the states that fall under each of them.

1. NORTH CENTRAL- (7 States) Niger, Kogi, Benue, Plateau, 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) Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Rivers, Cross River and Delta.

6. SOUTH WEST- (6 States) Oyo, Ekiti, Osun, Ondo, Lagos and Ogun.

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188 thoughts on “The Six Geopolitical Zones In Nigeria With Their States

  1. That’s a very good job,keep it up and thanks once again for sharing us more light based on our different geopolitical zones,within and outside…..


  2. There was never justice in the creation of this geopolital zone. This was done to remove some people from oil rich areas and there by bringing division among them.


  3. Nigeria a country that other countries look upon. Our contribution to its development can make it great again. let have a change of attitude and mind failure. that great change begins with me… what about you.


  4. On the side of the geopolitical zone division. we should not be sentimental, it will give room for more and proper development of some state and the will be a checkmate to some who believe they are grater than others. let leave it this way and face next development.


  5. Very interesting and educative write up, honestly,I don’t know some of this geopolitical zones and the states under them as such, now I know, thanks.


    1. Is Buhari a patriotic Nigerian or President?
      We should tell ourself the truth, Buhari is not and he can never be a patriot.
      How many times has he went outside the country to take a laon for building and rebuilding Northern region.
      A President of 97 and 5% for those who voted and didn’t voted for him respectively, is such a person patriotic?
      Is that how a Country grow/ develop or unite with divers ethnic groups?


      1. yes buhari is patrotic, weather you like or not, because he is the one that always he trying to see naij progress unlike your previous leader ebele jonathan


  6. Good information but it’s interesting to know that South East one of the three major ethnic groups in Nigeria is having the least five (5) Isn’t that a big food for thought?


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