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Economic Activities Of The Six Geopolitical Zones In Nigeria

Economic Activities Of The Six Geopolitical Zones In Nigeria And States Under Them

The geopolitical zones in the country are the key combination to Nigeria’s economy. The geo-political zones system was adopted during the regime of president Ibrahim Babaginda. It is necessary to keep all the people of a country in harmony, because of the different ethnics groups and they also speak different languages, cultural and religious differences { Economic Activities of the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria }.

Economic Activities Of The Six Geopolitical Zones In Nigeria And States Under Them

Economic Activities Of The Six Geopolitical Zones In Nigeria And States Under Them

The 36 states are distributed between these six geo political zones in Nigeria. The zones are divided into economic, political and ethnical preferences of Nigeria.

  • The Six Geopolitical Zones In Nigeria And States Under Them

are:

North central, North west, North east, South south, South west, South east.

  • North Central: The north central is made up of six states the Benue, Niger, Kogi, Kwara, Plateau, Nassarawa, and FCT.
  • North West: This is made up of seven states the Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Kebbi, Zamfara and Sokoto states. The zone covers more than a quarter of the total population of Nigerians.
  • North East: Represented by six states which are the Gombe, Bauchi, Yobe, Benue, Adamawa, Taraba states.
  • South South: It is presented by six states Akwa-Ibom, Cross Rivers, Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta and Edo.
  • South East: This is represented by five states the Abia, Imo, Ebonyi and Ananmbra states.
  • South West: This is represented by the six states the Ekiti, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Ogun and Lagos.
Six Geopolitical Zones In Nigeria And States Under Them

Geo-Political States Under Them

Economic Activities Of The Six Geopolitical Zones In Nigeria

The economic activities of each zones are listed below.

  • The North geopolitical zones are based on economic activities like cattle herding, agriculture, commerce, oil production, Tin, semi-precious stones, rich in coal.
  • The south zones are engaged in agricultural activities like production of oil and gas, farming, periwinkle shell, granite, palm wine, herbal medicine, crude oil, natural gas, ceramics, iron ore, tin and rock.
  • The largest geo political zone is the north- west which consist of seven states, it covers more than quarter of the Nigeria’s economy.
  • The second and third largest political zone is occupied by the south-west then the south-south which consist of 6 states each.
  • The smallest political zone is the south-east it consists of five states while north-central and north-east consist of five states each.

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Updated: August 16, 2017 — 12:32 pm

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