List of States in Nigeria and Their slogans/Motto/Nicknames


States in Nigeria and their respective slogans are listed in the table below

States in Nigeria and their respective slogans are listed in the table below. 

There are currently 36 states in Nigeria, plus the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja).

The first set of stated created in Nigeria n 1967 were:

  • Cross River State
  • Kaduna State
  • Kano State
  • Kwara State
  • Lagos State
  • Rivers State


The last set of states to be created in Nigeria in 1996 are:

  • Ekiti State
  • Ebonyi State
  • Bayalsa State
  • Nassarawa State
  • Zamfara State and
  • Gombe State.

List of States in Nigeria and Their slogans 



Abia State

God's Own State

Adamawa State

Land of Beauty

Akwa Ibom State

Land of Promise

Anambra State

Light of the Nation (formerly Home for All)

Bauchi State

Pearl of Tourism

Bayelsa State

Glory of All Lands

Benue State

Food Basket of the Nation

Borno State

Home of Peace

Cross River State

The People's Paradise

Delta State

The Big Heart

Ebonyi State

Salt of the Nation

Edo State

Heartbeat of The Nation

Ekiti State

Land of Honour and Integrity

Enugu State

Coal City State

Gombe State

Jewel of the Savannah

Imo State

Eastern Heartland (formerly Land of Hope)

Jigawa State

The New World

Kaduna State

Centre of Learning (formerly Liberal State)

Kano State

Centre of Commerce

Katsina State

Home of Hospitality

Kebbi State

Land of Equity

Kogi State

The Confluence State

Kwara State

State of Harmony

Lagos State

Centre of Excellence

Nasarawa State

Home of Solid Minerals

Niger State

The Power State

Ogun State

Gateway State

Ondo State

Sunshine State

Osun State

State of the Living Spring (formerly Land of Virtue)

Oyo State

Pace-Setter State

Plateau State

Home of Peace and Tourism

Rivers State

Treasure Base of the Nation

Sokoto State

Seat of the Caliphate

Taraba State

Nature's Gift to the Nation

Yobe State

Pride of the Sahel

Zamfara State

Farming is Our Pride

Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

Centre of Unity


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