7 Nigerian States with Most Beautiful Capital Cities [See Photos]


Most Nigerian state governments have formed the habit of pumping so much into the development of their state capitals. This has resulted to so much discrepancy in the structure and out look of the capital cities when compared to other towns making up the state. Some state capitals are so developed that they are 20 times ahead of other cities in the same state. A typical example is the untold difference between a village in Boki local government area and Calabar, the capital city, all in Cross river State. This has gotten to the extent that while moving around in some areas of these well structured cities, you’ll actually be wondering if you still dey naija! 

We’ve come up with a list of a few Nigerian states that have done so much in building their capitals such that the cities are so beautiful and interesting that a lot of people think of visiting them just the way you think of visiting some prominent western cities. Check out these 7 Nigerian State capitals that are Worth Visiting:

7. Owerri, Imo State

Owerri is one of the capital cities in Nigeria that is worth seeing and living in. Owerri is well-known for her serene and scenic views that makes visiting as well as staying there worthwhile. Owerri is also known for having numerous higher institutions, hotels and entertainment centres and this is the major reason why it is currently referred to as the entertainment capital of Nigeria. It is also home to an annual beauty pageant called “Miss Heartland.


See: Top 10 Places You Must Visit in Nigeria Before Death Knocks on Your Door

6. Enugu, Enugu State

Nicknamed the Coal City, Enugu is one of the most well planned capital cities in Nigeria. It is located in the South-eastern part of Nigeria. The road network here is well designed with so many state of the art buildings (complexes and malls). In general, it is highly commercialised and life in Enugu is like living on a fast ‘cool’ lane.

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5. Portharcourt, Rivers State

Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers state derived it name from the area’s colonial secretary, Lewis Harcourt around the 1900’s. It is located in the southern part of Nigeria and is the centre of the country’s oil business. It is believed that there is plenty of money in Port Harcourt as a result of the numerous industries established there. It is one of the most developed and beautified towns in Nigeria.