List of 36 states and capitals in Nigeria
How many states are in Nigeria Actually, Nigeria has 36 states and one federal capital territory. Between 1960 and 1963, Nigeria was only divided into 3 regions. They were called eastern region, western region and northern region.
From 1963 to 1967, Nigeria had 4 regions instead of three because of the carving out of the mid western region out of the old western region. Then, between 1967 and 1975, General Yakubu Gowon created the first 12 states in Nigeria.
They were Rivers, Cross Rivers, East Central State( all from the old eastern state), Bendel, Western State and Lagos( all 3 from the old western state), Benue-Plateau, Kaduna, Kwara, Kano, Northwestern State and North-Eastern State (all from the old northern region).
Abuja was created from the old Niger State (1976 – 1987). List of state in Nigeria increased to 19. In 1991 this number became even larger – 21. Finally, 36 states and capitals were recorded in Nigeria in 1996.
List of states in Nigeria Well, let’s consider the current situation.
Look through each of state and capital of Nigeria.
Abia State Umuahia
Akwa Ibom Uyo
Cross River Calabar
Kebbi Birnin Kebbi
Rivers Port Harcourt