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The 6 Geopolitical Zones in Nigeria and Their States

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What are the 6 geopolitical zones in Nigeria?

Nigeria has six (6) geopolitical zones and all the thirty-six (36) states of the Federation are grouped under these zones. In this post, I’ll list the geopolitical zones and their states.

Below is the list of the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria and the states under them.

1. North East

There are 6 states in the North East geopolitical zone of Nigeria, namely:

  1. Adamawa
  2. Bauchi
  3. Borno
  4. Gombe
  5. Taraba
  6. Yobe

2. North Central

The North Central geopolitical zone of Nigeria is composed of six (6) states and the Federal Capital, Abuja. They are:

  1. Benue
  2. Kogi
  3. Kwara
  4. Niger
  5. Plateau
  6. Nasarawa
  • FCT Abuja

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3. North West

The North West geopolitical zone of Nigeria comprises seven (7) states, which include:

  1. Jigawa
  2. Kaduna
  3. Kano
  4. Katsina
  5. Kebbi
  6. Sokoto
  7. Zamfara

4. South East

The South East geopolitical zone of Nigeria has 5 states in it, including:

  1. Abia
  2. Anambra
  3. Ebonyi
  4. Enugu
  5. Imo

5. South South

The six (6) states in the South South geopolitical zone of Nigeria are:

  1. Akwa Ibom
  2. Bayelsa
  3. Cross River
  4. Delta
  5. Edo
  6. Rivers

6. South West

The states in the South West geopolitical zone of Nigeria are six (6). They are:

  1. Ekiti
  2. Lagos
  3. Ogun
  4. Ondo
  5. Osun
  6. Oyo

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Recap:

  • Nigeria has 36 States
  • Nigeria has 6 geopolitical zones
  • The South West contains 6 states
  • The South South contains 6 states
  • The South East contains 5 states
  • The North West contain 7 states
  • The North Central contains 6 states and the Federal Capital, Abuja
  • The North East contains 6 states.

Those are the 6 geopolitical zones in Nigeria and the states under them.

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