List Of Mineral Resources, Natural Resources And Their Location In Nigeria

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List Of Mineral Resources, Natural Resources And Their Location In Nigeria

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Abia State: has Umuahia as its state capital with major towns such as: Aba, Akwette, Bende, Afikpo, Arochukwu. They are blessed with gold, limestone, lead, zinc, crude oil. Abia State also have Yams, Cassava, Oil Palm, and Rubber. Some location of attraction in Abia State include the National War Museum located at Umuahia which is the capital city where leftovers of the popular Nigerian Civil War and the inventions are stored and it is also open for tourists. Aba is a trade center that connects people from all over Nigeria and neighboring countries.

Adamawa State: The state capital of Adamawa is Yola and it has popular towns such as Yola, Mubi, Numan, Jimeta. The natural and agricultural resources found at Adamawa are – Kaolin, Bentonite, Gypsum and Magnesite; others are Guinea Com, Maize, Cattle, Fish, Millet, Cotton. One of the major attractions in the state is the three sisters hill that stand side by side and the sight is a wonder to behold.

Akwa Ibom State: The state capital of Akwa Ibom is Uyo and it has main towns such as Abak, Eket, Etinan, Ikono, Ikot Abasi, Itu, Oron, Uyo, Ikot Ekpene, Ukanafun. At Ikot Abasi you will find some natural sand beaches for recreation too. The natural and agricultural resources are: Lead/zinc, clay, limestone, Uranium, salt, lignite, coal, laterite, gravel Iron, petroleum. They have the largest palm forest available in Nigeria. There is the Oron Museum that houses a collection of some of the best African woodwork and carvings.

Anambra State: The state capital is Awka and it has major towns like Onitsha which is a commercial hub, Awka, Njikoko and Amawbia. They are blessed with natural resources such as Iron Ore, Limestone, Coal Fine Clay, Marble and Silica Sand, Lead, Zinc, Petroleum and natural gas, uranium. Others are Cocoa, Palm Oil, Maize, Rice, Cassava.

They also have tourist attractions such as the Ijele masquerade from Aguleri, the famous Omaba festival, the annual Yearly yam festival, the popular Odinani Museum at Nri. The people are highly skilled in arts and craft. The Niger bridge connects Onitsha with ports at Port Harcourt which greatly enhance commercial activities in the region.

Bauchi State: the capital city of Bauchi State is Bauchi and it has main towns like Bauchi, Gombe, Azara, Misau, Jamare, Ningi, Billiri, Dass. Some natural resources that are situated there at Bauchi State are namely; Columbite, Gold, Cassilerite, Coal, Limestone, Iron Ore, Antimony, Marble, Amethyst, Lead/zinc etc. Bauchi also have agricultural resources such as – Millet, Coffee, Cottom, Buinea Corn, Maize, Yams, Tomatoes. Bauchi State is blessed with the famous Yankari Game Reserve, Wikki Lame Burra Game Reserve and the Tomb of first Prime Minister of the Federation – Late Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.

Benue State: the capital of Benue State is Makurdi. Benue has major cities like Gboko, Katsina_Ala, Otukp, Ida, Dekina, Ankpa, Aliade, Vaneikya. They are blessed with natural resources like Coal, Limestone, Petroleum, Tin, Columbite, zink, iron ore, clay, marble, salt, gemstone, gypsum. Others are Coffee, Rice milling. Some points of interest are – the mesmerizing view of the Rivers Niger and Benue confluence, Enemebia Falls, Ushango Hills, the Kwaghir theatrical display, the Ingongh Dance, the Alekwu masquerade Ogagany Dance. Bauchi also have some pleasant beaches for relaxation, and they have numerous fishing festivals.

Borno State: the capital of Borno is Maiduguri. Borno State have prominent towns such as Borno, Bade, Fika, Biu, DGwoza, Nguru, Geidam, Gas, Konduga,Monguno, Potiskum, Bama. Their natural resources include – Clay, diatomite, limestone, hydrocarbon, coal, kaolin, bentonite, gypsum and their lands are fertile for agricultural produce like Tomatoes, Carrots, pepper Isorghum. They have the Kyarimi Park in Maiduguri where animals and bird lovers go for recreation. The Shehu of Borno’s Palace is a master piece to behold, the Lake Chad, Sambisa Game Reserve, Fishing festival at Gahsua (Usur) Ngeji Warm Springs all boost the prestige of the state. They are also know for their Leather tanning & ornamental leather work.

Cross River State: the state capital of Cross River State is Calabar. Calabar city which is one of the Nation’s significant ancient cities have main towns such as Akampa, Ikom, Obubra, Odukpani, Ogoja, Ugep. They are blessed with natural resources such as limestone, uranium, manganes, lead, zinc, salt, crude oil. They also have rich agricultural resources such as fish, shrimps. Obudu Cattle Ranch, Agboin Falls and Kw Falls near Oban keep bring tourist for return visits.

Delta State: the state capital is Asaba and it has major towns such as Warri, Sapele, Ughelli, Effurun, Forcados, Oleh, Ozoro, Orerokpe, Agbor. The State has major ports at Warri, Koko, Burutu, and Forcados which handles a substantial part of the nation’s trade. The State is blessed with natural resources Resource such as Rubber, Crude Oil, Plywood, Timber, marble, glass sand, gypsum, iron ore, kaolin etc. points of interest are Sandy beaches of Asaba, Koko Port, the Olu’s Palace.

Ebonyi State: the State capital of Ebonyi is Abakiliki which has main towns such as Abakiliki, Afikpo, Izzamgbo, Iboko, Aba Omege, Okposi, Uburu, Edda, Onueke. The state is blessed with natural resources such as lead, zinc, salt, gold, and other resources such as rice, Yam, Groundnut.

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Edo State: the state capital of Edo is Benin City and it has major towns such as Agbor, Ubiaja, Uromi, Auchi, Ekpoma, Sabongida-Ora. The natural resources found there are marble, Lignite, clay, limestone, iron ore, gypsum, glass sand, gold, dolomite phosphate, bitumen, crude oil. Of all the rubber and Crepe produced in the country, the state boast of a contribution of about 80%. Other agricultural produce are Timber, Palm Produce, Cocoa. The ancient city fascinates tourists with points of interest like the Royal Palace at Benin, the Benin Museum, Benin Moat, Emotan Statue, Somorika ills, Udo Tourist Centre. The ancient city is well known for its unique bronze, brass and ivory works of art.

Enugu State: the State capital of Enugu is Enugu which is another wonderful city in Nigeria. Other towns of renown are: Abakaliki, Nsukka, Oji River. They boast of natural resources such as coal, limestone, lead, zinc, gypsum, coal. They also have agricultural resources such as Rice, Yam, Cashew Nuts, Cassava.

Imo State: the state capital of Imo State is Owerri. Imo State have major towns such as Okigwe, Orlu, Oguta, Afikpo. The natural resources that they are blessed with are: Lead, Zinc, White Clay, Natural Gas, Limestone, lignite, phosphate, marcasite, crude, Salt. Other resources also exist there such as agricultural produce namely Cassava, Oil Palm, Rubber, Cocoa, Rice, Maize, Yam. Tourists that visit Imo State usually enjoy the Oguta Lake Holiday Resort with its sand beaches, the Rolling Hills of Okigwe, the Amusement Park at Owerri. Others are the Nekede Botanical Zoological Gardens and the Palm Beaches Tourist Village at Awomama.

Kano State: the capital city of Kano State is Kano. Other main towns are – Dambatta, Bumel, Gwarzo, Hadejia, Karaye, Kano, Ririwan. They are blessed with natural resources like – kaoline, gold, clay, asbestos, amethyst, graphite, Mica, aqua marine, ruby crystal, Tin, Casseterite. Other resources found there are – Wheat Groundnut, Cotton. Agriculture is the major commerce obtainable there and this sector takes over 90% from the labor market. Kano is known for their prowess in traditional arts and crafts such as leather work, weaving, pottery and wood carving. Superb leader works are produced at Kano and these are exported to Europe and North America. The people of Kano up till today still uphold their ancient customs and tradition and this play a prominent role in their lives. The Kurmi, Sabon-Gari and Kantin-Kwan are prominent markets in the Kano metropolis. Historical places in kano include – Emir’s Palace, Ancient City Walls and Gates first built about 900 years ago. The Gidan Makaman Museum is found at Kano, Koofar Mata Dyeing Pits which is believed to be the oldest in Africa is also there. Kano has a zoological garden estimated at about 35 Acre.

Katisina State: the capital of Katsina State is Katsina with other major towns like – Daura, Katsina, Dutsin-ma, Malumfashi, Funtua, Manikankia, Kankari, Batsari, Mastu, Bakori, Jibiya. Some natural resources found at Kano include – Kaolin, marble, salt, Asbestos. Other resources include – Groundnut, Maize, Cotton, Guinea Corn, Rice, Yam, Onions, Tomatoes, Wheat. There is this wall that surrounds Katsina which is over 900 years old with its seven different gates. The Emir’s Palace in Katsina is also a tourist attraction.

Kebbi State: the State capital of Kebbi State is Birmin Kebbi. Other main towns at Kebbi State are Birmin Kebbi, Gwandu. They have natural resources like Gypsum, gold, marble, and Kaolin. Others are agricultural produce like – Millet, wheat and Guinea Corn. Kebbi has Argungu Fishing Festival which is a major international event featuring costumes, cultural dances, drama, motor rally and archery competition. Kanta Museum in Argungu is also a tourist attraction in this state. The state is known for their traditional arts and crafts, beads, words, glassware.

Kogi State: the capital of Kogi State is Lokoja and it has main towns like Lokoja, Okene, Kabba. Their natural resources include – Iron ore, marble, kaolin, gypsum, feldspar, coal, dolomite, talc, tantalite.

Kwara State: the capital of Kwara State is Ilorin and the state has major cities like – Jebba, New Bussa, (Kainji), Offa, Oro, Orru-Aran, Ajase-Ipo, Obange, Bode-Sa’adu, Esie. Kwara state have natural resources which include – Coal, Limestone, Marble, Iron, Ore, Feldspar, Clay, Tin, Talc, Gold; others are agricultural resources such as Cotton, Coffee, Cocoa, Kolanut, Tobacco leaves, Berniseed, Palm Produce. Kwara State has two of the largest dams, namely, the Kainji dam and Jebba dam which are major sources of hydro-electric power for the country.

Lagos State: the capital of Lagos State is Ikeja and the state has other prominent towns like – Ikorodu, Epe, Badagry, Lagos, Mushin, Oshodi, Shomolu. The state has glass, clay and bitumen. Lagos state houses over 60% of the total industrial investment in Nigeria. Over 60% of the commercial activities of the nation also place in the State. Lagos houses the largest seaports of the country namely Apapa and Tin Can Island and over 2000 industries. Tourists visit the Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Badagry, Lekki Penninsula and the National Museum where important artifact such as the traditional Benin Bronzes and the replica of the Festac ’77 symbol are warehoused.

Niger State: the state capital of Niger is Minna and other prominent towns are – Bida, Kontagora, Agaie, Kuta, Lapai, Padogari, Mokwa, Zungeri, Wushishi. Niger is blessed with gold, talc, lead, zinc and rice, Maize, Sorghum, Groundnuts, Millet, Sheanut, Beans, Soya, Cotton. Niger state is another state that is well known for its arts and culture, including hand crafted pottery, glass beads, bangles, mat making, tie and dye, brass works, and embroidery. Tourists can enjoy the Guara Falls in Boru Village, the Zuguma Park, the Zuguma, Shiror Hydroelectric Dam, Mungo Park’s Cenotaph.


Ogun State: the capital of Ogun is Abeokuta and it has major cities like – Aiyetoro, Ijebu-Igbo, Ijebu-Ode Ilaro, Odeda, Ogbere, Ota, Owode, Sagamu, Idogo, Iperu. Ogun is blessed with Large deposits of Limestone, Chalk, Phosphate, Clay, Kaoline, granite. Other agricultural resources are – Cocoa, Rubber, Timber, Kolanuts. Some important Festivals are Agemo, Obinrin Ojowu, Egungun, Oro and the Igunnuko Masquerades.

Ondo State: the capital of Ondo is Akure. Akure has major towns like Ado-Ekiti, Ondo, Ikere-Ebkiti, Ilawe-Ekiti, Owo, Efon-Alaaye, Oko-Akoko, Ikare-Akoko, Ise-Ekiti. Ondo is a leading producer of Cocoa in Nigeria. The state is blessed with mineral resources such as Phosphate, Clay, Feldspar, Kaolin, Limestone, Gemstone and Bitumen.

Oshun State: the capital of Osun State is Oshogbo with main towns like Ile-Ife, Ede, Ilesha, Ejigbo, Iwo, Igbajo. They are endowed with talc, Marble, Tin Columbite, tourmaline, granite and others are – Cocoa, Coffee, Soyabeans, Kola-nuts, Tobacco. Tourist can enjoy the magnificent sight of the Ife city walls.

Oyo State: the capital of Oyo State is Ibadan. Oyo state have major cities like Ogbomosho, Oyo, Isyin, Saki, Eruwa, Fiti. Ibadan, the state capital is the largest indigenous city in Africa, south of the Sahara with a population of about 1.4 million. They are blessed with mineral resources like – Tin, Gold, Columbite and Marble exist in commercial quintiles there also. Other resources found there are – Tobacco, Cocoa, Palm Produce, Beans, Platain, Cassava, Maize, Kolanuts. Tourist can enjoy Ibadan university Zoo, Agodi Zoological Garden, Mbari Arts Center.

Plateau State: the State capital of Plateau is Jos. Plateau state have major cities like – Akwanga, Awe, Bukuru, Barkin Ladi, Keffi, Lafia, Langtang, Nassarawa, Pankshin, Shendam, Von. The natural resources found in plateau state include emerald, tin, marble, granite, tantalite, columbite, lead, zinc, barite, iron-ore, kaolin, salt, gemstone, bauxite, bismuth, fluoride, clay, coal. Plateau State’s climate is well suited for the production of many crops and livestock varieties that flourish in both tropical and temperate environment, for example cotton, groundnuts, rice, Irish potatoes, maize, soyabean. Plateau State is rich in culture – The Nok culture being one of the earliest iron smelting cultures dating between 500 BC and AD 2000. The National museum at Jos is the oldest in the Nation. The Museum of Traditional Nigerian Architecture where varieties of architectural designs of major Nigerian ethnic groups are warehoused, you also have the Jos wildlife Safari Park, the Zoological Gardens, Asop Falls, Kura alls, Wase Rock, Kerang volcanic Mountain.

Rivers State: Port Harcourt city is the capital of Rivers state and there are major towns like Bonny, Bori, Ahoada, Town Brass, Buguma, Yenagoa, Abonema, Akassa, Okrika, Degema. The garden city – Port Harcourt is blessed with Crude Oil, Natural Gas, glass sand, clay, marble, lignite and others like agricultural Resources such as Oil Plam, Citrus fruits, Coconut, Banana, Cassava. Tourist visit Isaac Boro Park, the zoo which has a wide variety of animals. In Rivers State is Nigeria’s first petroleum refinery situated at Elesa Elema and also the Water Glass Boatyard. At Finima is a beautiful beach for recreation. At Rivers State, you will find the monument of Jaja of Opobo and also the relics of the Akassa raid of 1859, you will also find the slave transit hall at Akassa, the Ogidi Shrine at Nembe and the Onne Port.

Sokoto State: the capital of Sokoto State is Sokoto. Sokoto state has some major towns like Gwandu, Gusau, Yelwa. The ancient Sokoto is renowned for Islamic scholarly works. Sokoto state is blessed with mineral resources like gold, clay, kaolin Gypsum, Salt, Marlbe, Granite, Flipper and Limestone, phosphate, silica sand, potash, salt and some agricultural resources such as wheat, Maize, Millet, Guinea Corn, Rice, Beans, Groundnut, Cotton, Sugarcane, Tobacco. Sokoto state also thrives in Livestock production. Fossils believed to point to the origin of Usman Dan Fodio was found at Gibadi rocks, Sokoto. The Emir’s Palace is another fascinating sight at Sokoto. The attires known as “Wagambari” which is made by dying are also produced at Sokoto.

Taraba Sate: the State capital of Taraba State is Jalingo. Taraba have prominent towns like Gembu, Takum. The State is blessed with kaolin, lead, zinc. Taraba is also an exporter of a brand of tea which is so loved because of the richness of its flavor. At Taraba, you will find the Enchanting Mamilla Plateau, the Gashaka and Karimbela Game Reserves which is a major point of interest to tourists.

Yobe State: the capital city of Yobe is Damaturu and there are major towns such as Potiskum, Nguru. Yobe is blessed with Tintomite, soda Ash, and agricultural resources such as Millet, wheat. At Yobe you will find the Biu Plateau with its pleasant weather for tourists to enjoy.