Nigeria is a West African country with an estimated population of 200 million. Nigeria is blessed with capital, human and natural resources spread across the various states.
Nigeria is worth visiting because of its aesthetic features. There are some states that stand out more than the other. Here are the list of the most beautiful states in Nigeria
Abuja is the Capital of Nigeria situate the central part of Nigeria.
Lagos was former capital of Nigeria but was moved to Abuja in 1991 reasons being that they wanted Abuja somewhere in the heart of Nigeria, that is, its central nature, the low dense population and availability of land should there be need for future expansion.
Abuja is a beautiful city. The rocky nature of capital gives it a view to behold.
Then when it comes to good and connecting roads, Abuja gives you a reason to drive around for fun especially at night.
The architectural designs of the buildings are mind-blowing. You just stand still and behold elegance.
Abuja has some tourists attractions site worth visiting.
- Zuma Rock
Zuma Rock is a massive monolith over 950 feet tall located along the Abuja-Kaduna Road. Look closely, you will see that rock has a part that looks like a human being’s face with eyes. Some exploring tourists climb the rock while some take pictures.
- Millennium Park
Millennium Park in Maitama District is the largest park in Abuja. It was commission in 2003 by Late Queen Elizabeth II. Parents take their kids there for fun activities like little horse riding, swinging and playing games.
Millennium Park has waterfall; the sound of the water gives you peace. Also, social gatherings are held at the park. The park is just one for all ages.
- Jabi Lake
Jabi lake is another tourist attraction in Abuja. It’s man-made lake initially created to provide water for the people in Abuja. Next to the lake is Jabi Lake Mall that houses a lot businesses like ShopRite.
If you an Abuja and you ever want to organize a picnic for friends and families, Jabi Lake is your one stop choice.
Also, if you are an art lover, Nike Art Centre in Abuja offers you varieties of artwork to fix your eyes on. Other attractions in Abuja include; Usman Dam, National Mosque, National Christian Center and more.
- Lagos State
Lagos is located in the South-Western region of Nigeria. It used to be the capital of Nigeria before it was moved to Abuja. Lagos is a lot of things.
It’s the number one commercial and business hub in Nigeria.
The sea port in Lagos is the busiest and biggest in the whole of Africa. Yes I told you, Lagos is the business hub in Nigeria.
There are a lot of other businesses that generate money for the state and country.
Lagos is also the hub of entertainment in Nigeria – the movie and music industry.
The efficient use of the revenue generated in the state has resulted in massive infrastructure in the state.
Lekki is viewed as one of the fast growing city in the world. Lekki has a Conservation Centre which grants you amazing date with nature’s beauty. You will love the bridge swings while walking on it. It’s the longest walk bridge in Africa. There is a whole lot more to do there.
The National Museum at Onikan is another tourist attraction in Lagos. The place has great collections in traditional art, carvings, paintings, drawings, archaeology and ethnograhic display.
Another captivating place to see is the New Afrika Shrine.
It’s a shrine built to celebrate Fela for his contribution in Afrobeats.
Every year a festival called “Felabration takes place in the shrine. You will enjoy the music, dance, storytelling and palmwine.
Lagos is blessed with great beaches.
Other places to enjoy in Lagos include; the Ikeja Mall, Tafa Belewa Square, nightclubs, etc.
- Rivers State
Rivers state is regarded as the treasure base of the nation. Port Harcourt is the state Capital.
In the last few years, the infrastructure of the capital has been on a steady growth.
There are a lot of businesses carried out in the state. One of the business is Oil and Gas; it generate revenue for the state for development.
Port Harcourt has good water bodies and aqua life. Also, there are Island and beaches in the state to host tourists. Bonny Island is the most popular Island in Rivers State.
Finima in Bonny Island attracts tourist because of its beautiful ambience.
Port Harcourt is home to a lot of festival.
The ION Film Festival holds every year. It’s geared towards showcasing to the world the talents Port Harcourt has in films, music and art.
Another festivals include, Bole festival, book festival.
The pleasure park is one of the highlights of the state. The pleasure park is located along Aba Road. It’s a recreational centre where people go there to have fun.
With a fee of #500, you are good to explore the environment and have fun.
Different games are played in the park. The environment gives tranquility to the body, especially at night.
Other places to explore in the state is the Port Harcourt zoo, amusement park, National Museum, beaches and islands.
- Enugu State
Enugu State is located in the South-Eastern Eastern part of Nigeria.
Enugu has a good geography and enticing qualities and nice places to live in.
It’s famous for coal mining and it stands out in Africa and the rest of the world.
When it comes to being of the commercial town in Africa, Enugu ticks the box.
Enugu has some amazing and eye catchy places visitors will love to explore. Enugu has a beautiful environment, the infrastructure in the state is glamorous. Enugu has a lot of hotels where tourists and its citizens lodge for relaxation.
Enugu has natural ambience like the Awhum Waterfall is the most popular waterfalls among all the waterfalls in Enugu State.
The waterfall is formed out of a massive outcrop of granite rock with water flow at the top forming a stream.
Enugu is known to have hills but Milliken Hill is a famous tourist attraction in the beautiful city of Enugu, Enugu State Nigeria.
The hill offers a beautiful standpoint for a panoramic view of Enugu metropolis, at the foot of the hill is the first road that leads into the city of Enugu.
Beneath the hills are tunnels, coal mines as well as the Iva valley. The hill is good for mountain hike and other fun activities.
- Kaduna State
Kaduna is a state in the Northern part of Nigeria.
Kaduna is known for textile manufacturing and other industries like petroleum and agriculture. Agricultural products exported are; peanuts, cottons and ginger.
Also, there’s an automobile assembling plant in the state. The state has nice infrastructures, railways, good roads, international airport; so when it comes to mobility and settling down, Kaduna can offer you both.
Some of these interesting and tourist attractions include;
Matsirga Waterfalls take its source from springs on the Kagoro Hills cascading from different natural funnels off the sheer rock cliff to form a large pool.
It’s a beautiful view when the water falls, you often see a rainbow-like mist.
Kamuku National Park, Kaduna Museum, Kajuru Castle, Lugard Foot Bridge, Trapco Ranch and Resort, and many more.
Other beautiful places in Nigeria are: