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Natural Resources and Minerals of South East States, Nigeria


The South East states of Nigeria are blessed with abundant human and natural resources. It is the most densely populated region in Nigeria. As such, people have been living there for years. In this post, we’ll be examining the natural resources and minerals of South East states, Nigeria.

A lot of other Nigerians believe that this region lacks resources, or that aside from oil/gas, there are no other resources. There are other resources. You’ll discover about them here.

The Natural and Mineral Resources of South East States, Nigeria

1. Abia State

Crude Oil/Gas, Ball Clay, Granite, Kaolin, Silica Sand, Limestone, Gold, Lead/Zinc


2. Akwa Ibom State

Crude Oil/Gas, Ball Clay, Granite, Kaolin, Silica sand, Limestone, Salt, Uranium, Lead/Zinc, Lignite

3. Anambra State

Crude Oil/Gas, Kaolin, Clay, Iron-ore, Lead/Zinc, Lignite, Limestone, Phosphate, Salt

4. Bayelsa State

Crude Oil/Gas, Limestone, Maganese, Gypsium, Lead/Zinc, Uranium

5. Cross River State

Ball Clay, Granite, Kaolin, Silica sand, Talc, Limestone, Salt, Uranium, Manganese, Oil/Gas

6. Delta State

Crude Oil/Gas, Ball Clay, Granite, Kaolin, Lignite, Marble, Iron-ore

7. Ebonyi State

Ball Clay, Granite, Silica sand, Limestone, Gold, Salt

8. Enugu State

Ball Clay, Kaolin, Silica Sand, Limestone, Coal, Oil/Gas, Lead/Zinc, Iron-ore

9. Imo State

Gas/Crude Oil, Kaolin, Silica sand, Limestone, Lignite, Gypsium, Lead/Zinc, Marcasite, Phosphate, Salt

10. Rivers State

Crude Oil/Gas, Silica sand, Lignite, Marble


This post has presented a well carried out research of the natural and mineral resources in the South East States, Nigeria. Of all these states, Cross River State is blessed with the most extensive list of resources. However, the oil rich states of Delta, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Imo, and Rivers, enjoy better revenue from their mineral resources.