List of Nigeria States with their Capitals and Current Governors

As a Nigerian do you wish to know the States and capital in Nigeria it is quite disheartening to be asked about the 36 States in Nigeria, their capital cities, the current governors, and their titles (slogans), and so cannot respond. Keep reading for more.

About the States and Capital in Nigeria

The Federal Republic of Nigeria formally governed Nigeria, which comprises 36 States and Abuja as its capital city. There are 37 states in Nigeria, although in reality there are only 36.

Nigeria is estimated to have 210,000,000 people living there as of 2021, although many strongly contest this number.

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See the list of Nigeria’s 36 states with their capitals and current governors.

S. No

State

Capital

Slogan

Current Governor

1

Abia State

Umuahia

God’s Own State

Okezie Ikpeazu

2

Adamawa State

Yola

Land of Beauty

Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

3

Akwa Ibom State

Uyo

Land of Promise

Udom Gabriel Emmanuel

4

Anambra State

Awka

Light of the Nation

Charles Soludo

5

Bauchi State

Bauchi

Pearl of Tourism

Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed

6

Bayelsa State

Yenagoa

Glory of all lands

Douye Diri

7

Benue State

Makurdi

Food Basket of the Nation

Samuel Ortom

8

Borno State

Maiduguri

Home of Peace

Babagana Umara Zulum

9

Cross River State

Calabar

The People’s Paradise

Benedict Ayade

10

Delta State

Asaba

The Big Heart

Ifeanyi Okowa

11

Ebonyi State

Abakaliki

Salt of the Nation

Dave Umahi

12

Edo State

Benin City

Heart Beat of Nigeria

Godwin Obaseki



13

Ekiti State

Ado – Ekiti

Land of Honour and Integrity

John Olukayode Fayemi

14

Enugu State

Enugu

Coal City State

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

15

Gombe State

Gombe

Jewel in the Savannah

Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya

16

Imo State

Owerri

Eastern Heartland

Hope Odidika Uzodinma

17

Jigawa State

Dutse

The New World

Badaru Abubakar

18

Kaduna State

Kaduna

Centre of Learning

Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai

19

Kano State

Kano

Centre of Commerce

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

20

Katsina State

Katsina

Home of Hospitality

Aminu Bello Masari

21

Kebbi State

Birnin Kebbi

Land of Equity

Abubakar Atiku Bagudu

22

Kogi State

Lokoja

The Confluence State

Yahaya Adoza Bello

23

Kwara State

Ilorin

State of Harmony

Abdul Rahman Abdul Razaq

24

Lagos State

Ikeja

Centre of Excellence

Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu



25

Nasarawa State

Lafia

Home of Solid Minerals

Abdullahi Sule

26

Niger State

Minna

The Power State

Abubakar Sani Bello

27

Ogun State

Abeokuta

Gateway State

Dapo Abiodun

28

Ondo State

Akure

Sunshine State

Rotimi Akeredolu

29

Osun State

Oshogbo

Land of Virtue

Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola

30

Oyo State

Ibadan

Pace Setter State

Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde

31

Plateau State

Jos

Home of Peace and Tourism

Simon Lalong

32

Rivers State

Port Harcourt

Treasure Base of the Nation

Ezenwo Nyesom Wike

33

Sokoto State

Sokoto

The seat of the Caliphate

Aminu Waziri Tambuwal

34

Taraba State

Jalingo

Nature’s Gift to the Nation

Darius Ishaku

35

Yobe State

Damaturu

Pride of the Sahel

Mai Mala Buni

36

Zamfara State

Gusau

Farming is Our Pride

Bello Muhammad Mutawalle

Muhammad Bello holds the position of Center of Unity Minister for the Abuja Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at the moment.

Is Abuja Among the 36 States in Nigeria?

Nigeria is a federation of 36 states with a federal capital territory – Abuja. The Federal Capital Territory, also known as FCT, is the capital of Nigeria.

When did Nigeria Have 36 States?

In 1991, the Federal Capital Territory was created. A total of 30 states were created after the establishment of two additional states in 1987 and nine more in 1991. The most recent modification, made in 1996, led to the current total of 36 states.

What is the Motto of Nigeria?

Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress

The most populous black nation in the world, Nigeria is situated on the west coast of Africa, between Benin and Cameroon, and borders the North Atlantic Ocean. Nigeria has an area of 356,668 sq mi or 923,7770 sq km.

What was Nigeria Called Before Nigeria?

The pre-colonial African state of the Benin Empire (1440–1897; locally referred to as Bini) was located in what is now modern Nigeria. It must not be mistaken with the current nation of Benin, once known as Dahomey.

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