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Postemeka on Wed 16 Nov 2016, 1:59 pm

Here is a list of states in Nigeria that are highly urbanized beyond the state capital or the largest city.

10. Kaduna

Kaduna state is probably the most urbanized state up north. The former capital of Northern region can boast of Kaduna which is the capital as well as Zaria, Kachia and other places.

9. Oyo

Not only is Oyo state highly urbanized but its cities are also large and highly populated. Apart from Ibadan which is reputed as the largest city in Nigeria in land mass, the state also boast of towns such as Oyo, Ogbomoso and smaller towns which includes Shaki, Iseyin and Igbo ora.

8. Akwa Ibom

The oil rich state of Akwa Ibom does not play with its towns as it can boast of Uyo which is the state capital and also a contender of the most beautiful city in Nigeria. It also boast of smaller towns such as Eket, Ikot Ekpene and Oron.

7. Abia

Abia state is home to the industrial and commercial city of Aba. Apart from this famous city, Aba boast of Umuahia which is the state capital as well as other smaller towns such as Arochukwu, Ohafia and Bende.

6. Ogun

Ogun state has been growing in leaps and bounds owing to its close proximity in Lagos. Ogun state can boast of things that other states except Lagos and Abuja cannot boast of. Apart from Abeokuta which is the state capital, other towns have held their own in different parts of the state. Some notable mentions include Ijebu Ode, Sagamu and Sango Otta which due to its close proximity to Nigeria’s economic capital, probably houses the largest industrial estate in Nigeria. The lagos/Ibadan axis of the state is also another place waiting to explode as it has seen a monumental migration of powerful religious centers and an upsurge of residential estates.

5. Rivers

The reason is because Port-hacourt is miles ahead of other town in the state but when you look outside the state, you will come to appreciate some of the other cities that Rivers state boast of which are more urbanized and wealthy than some state capitals. The likes of Omoku, Bonny Island, opobo, Khana , Okrika, Ahoada and smaller towns like Okwuzi/Mgbede are also pulling their weight.

4. Delta

The oil state is usually referred to as a mini Nigeria owing to the conglomeration of diverse ethnic groups in the state. These groups are also proud of their respective homeland and have made it something to be proud of. There are cities and mini cities scattered all over the state. From Warri, which is the economic capital to Asaba which is the political capital. Other smaller cities such as Agbor, Ughelii, Sapele are also holding their own.

3. Anambra

Anambra state is the third on our list because of the fact that it houses the commercial capital of the east, the automobile capital of Nigeria as well as the state capital. Beyond Onitsha, Nnewi and Awka, other smaller towns such as Ihiala, Ekwulobia, Obosi, Oba, Aguata, Nkpor etc are relatively urbanized.

2. Abuja

Abuja is Nigeria’s political capital and it has come to be a competition for Lagos state. Abuja is the second most urbanized state/territory after Lagos as it boast of development and economic activity in every nook and cranny of the capital. Popular places in Abuja are Wuse, Maitama, Garki, Gudu and so many more.

1. Lagos

Lagos is by far the most urbanized and economic capital of Nigeria. It is the only conurbation that exists in the whole of Nigeria. With every city in Lagos merging together to form a megapolis. Every part of the state/city is urbanized but popular cities in Lagos includes Ikeja, Lagos Island, Osodi, Amuwo odofin, Alimosho, Iyana Ipaja, badagry amongst others.

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