Nigeria is a country that comprises of 36 states. These states have different histories, cultures, and peculiarities. Hence, considering various factors, it can be argued that one state or the other is preferable to live in.
Some of these factors include the varying level of industrialization, development, entertainment, availability of opportunities and civilization. This post gathers information on the best 10 states in Nigeria to live in based on the factors mentioned. Read on below:
List Of 10 Best States in Nigeria to live in (in no particular order)
- Cross River
- Port Harcourt
- Akwa Ibom
Lagos is on this list for many reasons which you will find out. Lagos state is located in the southwest of Nigeria. Lagos state is the smallest state in Nigeria and surprisingly, the most populous state too. This spells lots of traffic for the people here. However, the state continues to be flocked by many. Why? Lagos state is often referred to as the economic and commercial capital of Nigeria and West Africa as a whole. Lagos state is known to offer lots of opportunities; business, jobs and lots more. Hence, many youths move to the city of Lagos. It is regarded as one of the best states in Nigeria.
Aside from the economic and financial benefits in Lagos state, it is also a hub of entertainment. Another attraction towards the city of Lagos is the spread of economic activities across the state. Economic progress is not limited to the places where the high earners live but spread across the whole state. Many industries, oil and gas, fashion, sports, tech, financial, and media thrive in Lagos.
Cross River state
Cross River is located in the south-south region of Nigeria. The capital of Cross River is Calabar. This state is also one of the richest in Nigeria. Cross River is firstly commended for its natural beauty and scenery.
Calabar, its capital is often referred to as the most beautiful city in Nigeria which makes it a tourist attraction. Calabar has one of the best hotels in Nigeria. Calabar is also safe and secure and is a hub of entertainment.
The people of Calabar are famous for their rich variety of delicacies. Cross river state is also referred to as one of the most expensive places to live in Nigeria. However, if you are looking for a quiet and secure environment to live in as well as, to enjoy the best of luxurious lifestyle, you should try Calabar.
Abuja is the capital of Nigeria. It is one place that matches Lagos state: wealth, properties, opportunities, hustle and probably with a little less traffic. Win-Win! Abuja has beautiful scenery as well as, natural tourist attractions. In Abuja, you also find a wide range of people from different backgrounds and tribes. Abuja is also the seat of government power and is well secure. Unlike many other states in the country, Abuja is well planned and divided into phases and districts. It is one of the best places to live in Nigeria.
Akwa Ibom state
The capital of Akwa Ibom is Uyo. Akwa Ibom is in close competition with Calabar. Its capital city, Uyo is one of the most beautiful in Nigeria. It remains one of the top tourist cities in the country. The cities of Uyo and Akwa also have good road networks.
The state is also referred to as one of the most expensive places to live in Nigeria.
Oyo state is the biggest state in the southwest region of Nigeria. The capital of Oyo state is Ibadan and is referred to as the largest city by mass. A plus for the city of Ibadan and the state of Oyo is its relative affordability when compared to Lagos state and Abuja. Oyo state is also a commercial and economic one with opportunities and much peace. It is, therefore, one of the best states in Nigeria to live in.
Oyo state serves as a link to various parts of Nigeria. This means that most travelers have to pass through Oyo state. Oyo state is also home to one of the best universities in the country, the University of Ibadan.
Rivers state is located in the south-south region of Nigeria. The capital of Rivers State is Port Harcourt. It is referred to as one of the most expensive places to live in Nigeria.
However, as an oil-producing state, it is one of the richest states in Nigeria. Rivers state also has top tourist attractions. It gives it a blend of luxury and adventure.
Rivers state matches Lagos and Abuja in terms of beauty, wealth and structures. It is definitely one of the best states in Nigeria to live in.
Delta state has places like Asaba and Warri. Here, there are good road networks and beautiful scenery.
Kaduna state is located in the northern part of Nigeria. The capital of Kaduna state is Kaduna.
Kaduna has a diverse population of people from across the country. The people of Kaduna are very accommodating. In Kaduna, one gets to feel at home even when away from home. This cuts it out as one of the bests states in Nigeria to live in. The state also has a number of breathtaking structures.
Imo state hosts luxurious buildings and the following tourist attractions:
The Oguta Lake
Mbari Cultural and art centre
Ada palm plantation etc.
Enugu state is located in the southeastern part of Nigeria. The capital of Enugu is also Enugu. It is often referred to as “the coal city”. With beautiful landscapes, Enugu state is one of the top tourist attractions in the eastern part of Nigeria. The state also has a buzzing nightlife and is a hub of entertainment. In Enugu, the new yam festival and masquerade festivals are one of the popular celebrations to be experienced.