Richest States in South East, Nigeria, by Economy Size

 

There’ll be a study of the richest states in the South East Nigeria¬† by size of economy in this article. Using the 2020 data brought up by Kingmakers regarding their economy size, we’d present these richest states. It is good you know that judging these states by the size of their economy is far better than judging them by their human capital development as it states the investment and production capacity of the states.

Aside from that, these states shall also be judged in a little way according to the provision of social amenities to their citizens in the different states.

Richest States in South East Nigeria

1. Rivers State

Population: 7,817,865
Landmass: 10,575 kilometers square
Economy Size: $18,655,004,840
Biggest Sector in Economy: Oil/Gas

23 Local Government Areas in Rivers State:

Port Harcourt, Obio-Akpor, Okrika, Ogu-Bolo, Eleme, Tai, Gokana, Khana, Oyigbo, Opobo-Nkoro, Andoni, Bonny, Degema, Asari-Toru, Akuku-Toru, Abua-Odual, Ahoada West, Ahoada East, Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni, Emohua, Ikwerre, Etche, Omuma

Mineral Resources in Rivers State:

Oil/Gas, Silica sand, Clay

Top Sectors to Invest in Rivers State

Oil/Gas

IT and other Services

Business Processing and Servicing
Agro-allied
Energy & Manufacturing

2. Delta State

Population: 6,037,668
Landmass: 17, 108 kilometers square
Economy Size: $14,751,472,570
Biggest Sector in Economy: Oil/Gas & Agriculture

25 Local Government Areas in Delta State:

Ethiope East, Ethiope West, Okpe, Sapele, Udu, Ughelli North, Ughelli South, Uvwie, Aniocha South, Aniocha North, Ika North, Ika South, Ndokwa East, Ndokwa West, Oshimili North, Oshimili South, Ukwuani, Bomadi, Burutu, Isoko North, Isoko South, Patani, Warri North, Warri South, Warri South West

Mineral Resources in Delta State:

Oil/Gas, Silica sand, Tar sand, Clay, Limestone

Top Sectors to Invest in Delta State

Oil/Gas
Agro-allied
Aquaculture
Energy
Manufacturing
Healthcare
Hospitality & Leisure

3. Imo State

Population: 5,766,234
Landmass: 5,288 kilometers square
Economy Size: $13,492,238,667
Biggest Sector of Economy: Hospitality & Leisure, Oil/Gas

27 Local Government Areas in Imo State:

Aboh Mbaise, Ahiazu Mbaise, Ehime Mbano, Ezinihite-Mbaise, Ideato North, Ideato South, Ihitte/Uboma, Ikeduru, Isiala Mbano, Isu, Mbaitoli, Ngor-Okpala, Njaba, Nkwerre, Nwangele, Obowo, Oguta, Ohaji/Egbema, Okigwe, Onuimo, Orlu, Oru East, Oru West, Owerri Municipal, Owerri North, Owerri West

Mineral Resources in Imo State:

Oil/Gas, Silica, Salt, Clay, Phosphate

Top Sectors to Invest in Imo State

Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism
Agro-allied
Education
Business Process Outsourcing
IT and other Services
Oil/Gas
Mining & Energy

4. Akwa Ibom State

Population: 5,867,932
Landmass: 6,900 kilometers square
Economy Size: $10,154,048,645
Biggest Sector of Economy: Oil/Gas & Agriculture

31 Local Government Areas in Akwa Ibom State:

Abak, Eastern Obolo, Eket, Esit Eket, Essien Udim, Etim Ekpo, Etinan, Ibeno, Ibesikpo Asutan, Ibiono Ibom, Ika, Ikono, Ikot Abasi, Ikot Ekpene, Ini, Itu, Mbo, Mkpat Enin, Nsit Atai, Nsit Ibom, Obot Akara, Okobo, Onna, Oron, Oruk Anam, Udung Uko, Ukanafun, Uruan, Urue-Offong/Oruko, Uyo

Mineral Resources in Akwa Ibom State:

Oil/Gas, Kaolin, Limestone, Silica

Top Sectors to Invest in Akwa Ibom State:

Oil/Gas
Agro-allied
Aquaculture
Mining
Energy & Manufacturing

5. Cross River State

Population: 4,097,147
Landmass: 21,787 kilometers square
Economy Size: $8,201,773,224
Biggest Sector of Economy: Agriculture & Services

18 Local Government Areas in Cross River State:

Abi, Akampa, Akpabuyo, Bakkasi, Calabar Municipal, Calabar South, Etung, Ikom, Obanliku, Obubra, Obudu, Odukpani, Ogoja, Yakur, Yala

Mineral Resources in Cross River State:

Clay, Limestone, Salt, Kaolin, Granite, Basalt, Silica, Feldspar

Top Sectors to Invest in Cross River State

Mining
Agro-allied
Tourism
Manufacturing
Healthcare
Transportation & Energy

6. Abia State

Population: 3,934,157
Landmass: 6,630 kilometers square
Economy Size: $7,078,540,953
Biggest Sector of Economy: Industry and Commerce

17 Local Government Areas in Abia State:

Aba North, Aba South, Isiala Ngwa North, Isiala Ngwa South, Ukwa East, Ukwa West, Obingwa, Ikwuano, Bende, Arochukwu, Ohafia, Isiukwuato, Umuahia North, Umuahia South, Ugwunagbo, Osisioma, Nnochi

Mineral Resources in Abia State:

Oil/Gas, Clay, Limestone, Iron-ore, Kaolin

Top Sectors to Invest in Abia State

Manufacturing & Supply

Commerce

Mining
Energy
Transportation & Logistics
Agro-allied
Healthcare

7. Anambra State

Population: 5,846,198
Landmass: 4,865 kilometers square
Economy Size: $6,036,241,899
Biggest Sector of Economy: Industry and Commerce

21 Local Government Areas in Anambra State:

Aguata, Awka North, Awka South, Anambra East, Anambra West, Anaocha, Ayamelum, Dunukofia, Ekwusigo, Idemili North, Idemili South, Ihiala, Njikoka, Nnewi North, Nnewi South, Ogbaru, Onitsha North, Onitsha South, Orumba North, Orumba South, Oyi

Mineral Resources in Anambra State:

Oil/Gas, Kaolin, Limestone, Lead/Zinc ore, Iron-ore.

Top Sectors to Invest in Anambra State

Manufacturing & Supply
Transportation & Logistics
Trading & Commerce
Automobiles
Agro-allied
Textiles
Healthcare

 

 

8. Bayelsa State

Population: 1,750,990
Landmass: 9,059 kilometers square
Economy Size: $4,280,713,142
Biggest Sector of Economy: Oil/Gas

8 Local Government Areas in Bayelsa State:

Brass, Ekeremor, Kolokuma/Opokuma, Nembe, Ogbia, Sagbama, Southern Ijaw, Yenegoa

Mineral Resources in Bayelsa State:

Oil/Gas, Silica, Limestone

Top Sectors to Invest in Bayelsa State

Oil/Gas
Transportation/Logistics
Aquaculture
Energy
Mining
Healthcare
Agro-allied

9. Enugu State

Population: 4,683,887
Landmass: 7,534 kilometers square
Economy Size: $4,115,415,401
Biggest Sector of Economy: Agriculture and Services

17 Local Government Areas in Enugu State:

Aninri, Awgu, Enugu East, Enugu North, Enugu South, Ezeagu, Igbo-etiti, Igbo-eze North, Igbo-eze South, Isi-uzo, Nkanu East, Nkanu West, Nsukka, Oji River, Udi, Uzo-uwani

Mineral Resources in Enugu State:

Coal, Iron-ore, Silica sand, Clay, Oil/Gas, Limestone, Lead/Zinc ore

Top Sectors to Invest in Enugu State

Agro-allied
Healthcare
Logistics
IT and other Services
Mining
Energy & Manufacturing
Education
Media & Entertainment

10. Ebonyi State

Population: 3,046,287
Landmass: 6,400 kilometers square
Size of Economy: $2,888,378,681

Biggest Sector of Economy: Agriculture & Mining

13 Local Government Areas of Ebonyi State:

Abakiliki, Izzi, Ezza North, Afikpo South, Ohaukwu, Ebonyi, Oniocha, Ishielu, Ezza South, Ikwo, Afikpo North, Ohaozara, Ivo

Mineral Resources of Ebonyi State:

Salt, Limestone, Lead/Zinc ore

Top Sectors to Invest in Ebonyi State

Agro-allied
Mining
Healthcare
Manufacturing
Energy

Conclusion

These South East states presented above are the richest states in South East Nigeria by size of economy. According to how they are ranked, that’s the level of business and production being run there. This article is a well-reseached work.

 

Source

https://statesofstates.kingmakers.com.ng

https://nipc.gov.ng