10 Most Populated States in Nigeria to Start a Business

10 Most Populated States in Nigeria to Start a Business

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Nigeria is ranked to be the most populated black nation in the world that is why it is known as the “Giant of Africa”. Kano state was seen to be the most populated state in Nigeria as at 2006 when the census was carried out. Today, the population figures shows that there has been an increase than the figures in 2006.

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The list most populated states in Nigeria.

1. Lagos-21 Million

The most populated state in Nigeria currently is Lagos state. In 2016, about 7,682,953 people were recorded for Lagos state. In 2012, the recorded population in Lagos state was said to be 17.5 million. This city has the highest generated revenue in the country and this is seen in its Gross Domestic Product. Based on the recent evaluation by the United States, Lagos state has become the most populous city in West Africa with population of about 21 million.

2. Kano State-16 Million

Kano state is rated the second most populated state in Nigeria. The population as at 2006, was seen to be 9,383,682 and recent estimates shows that the population has increased by about 3 million.

3. Oyo State-15 Million

Oyo state has been rated the third most populated state since 2006. Data from the government shows that the current population in the state is 6.6 million meanwhile in 2016, the United States estimated the state’s population to be 15 million.

4. Kaduna State-12 Million

Kaduna state has over 50 ethnic groups but is dominated by the Fulani and Hausa ethnic groups. As at the last census, the figures showed that the population of Kaduna state was 6,066,562 and recent evaluation by the United State shows that the state has a population of about 12 million.

5. Rivers State-11 Million

Rivers state is referred to as the treasure base of the nation. It is rich in oil and this where most oil companies are located. The capital of Rivers state, Port Harcourt is the most populated in the state. In 2006, the state was recorded to have a population of 5,185,400. Recently, the state has been recorded to have a population of about 11 million.

6. Katsina State-10 Million