The 6 Geopolitical Zones in Nigeria and Their States

What are the 6 geopolitical zones in Nigeria?

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

Below is the list of the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria and their 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

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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
  7. FCT Abuja

3. NORTH WEST

The states in the North West geopolitical zone of Nigeria are seven (7) states and they are:

  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. They are:

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

5. SOUTH SOUTH

The 6 states in the South South geopolitical zone in 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) and they are:

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

Summary:

  • Nigeria has 36 States
  • There are 6 geopolitical zones in Nigeria
  • The Southwest geopolitical zone contains 6 states
  • The Northeast geopolitical zone contains 6 states
  • The South South geopolitical zone has 6 states
  • The Southeast geopolitical zone contains 5 states
  • The North West geopolitical zone of Nigeria is made up 7 states
  • The North Central geopolitical zone of Nigeria contains 6 states as well as the Federal Capital, Abuja

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

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