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Nigerian States And What They Produce - Politics

Nigerian States And What They Produce - Politics

Groundnut production, Nigeria
In Nigeria, the leading producing states include: Niger, Kano, Jigawa, Zamfara,Kebbi, Sokoto, Katsina, Kaduna, Adamawa, Yobe, Borno, Taraba, Plateau, Nasarawa, Bauchi, and Gombe States (NAERL, 2011)

Oil Palm production, Nigeria
Oil palm in Nigeria grown in the coastal belt, which varies in depth from 100 to 150 miles, and a riverine belt which follows the valley of the Niger and Benue for a distance of 450 Miles from the sea. The main oil palm producing states are: Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Ekiti, Delta, Bayelsa, Ogun, Rivers, Anambra, Ondo, Enugu, Imo, Oyo, Abia, Edo, Ogun, with Cross River, Delta, Ondo and Edo being the highest exporters in commercial quantity

Cocoa production, Nigeria
Although cocoa is mostly grown in fourteen of the Thirty-six Nigerian States, the main producing states (aside from Cross River, in the South East) are located in the South West of the country, which is the highest Cocoa producing region (80%), with most production areas located in: Ekiti, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Edo
the highest producing states in the country are : Ondo, Osun, Cross River, Ekiti, Oyo, Edo, Ogun

Bitumen / Oil Sand reserves, Nigeria
Bitumen was first discovered in 1900, with focused exploration beginning in 1905. Bitumen deposits are found in Lagos State, Ogun State, Ondo State, and Edo State. Conoco has performed a technical and economic evaluation of these deposits, and believes there to be over Twenty-Seven Billion barrels of oil in these tar sands and bitumen seepages

Cattle Hide and Beef
Most of Nigeria's cattle and cattle related products is sourced from the Northern portions of the country, in states like: Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Niger, Kaduna, Zamfara, Borno, Taraba, Jigawa, Kebbi and also Oyo Kwara, Nassarawa to lesser extents

Wheat production, Nigeria
Nigeria’s domestic wheat production is small at 70,000 tons in MY 2013/2014. Nigeria’s northern states of Bornu, Yobe, Jigawa, Kano, Zamfara, Katsina, Adamawa, Sokoto and Kebbi, are major wheat growing areas, where it is known by the local name "Alikama"

Sorghum production, Nigeria
Production is forecast up by about 10 percent to 6.5 million tons in 2013/2014 as compared with 5.9 million tons in the season of 2012/2013. Nigeria is the largest sorghum producer in Africa, accounting for about 71 percent of the total regional sorghum output, 30-40 percent of total African production, and is the second largest world producer after the United States. Main producing states are: Zamfara, Niger, Plateau, Katsina, Kaduna, Benue, Kano, Bauchi, Borno

Tomato production, Nigeria
Nigeria ranked 16th on the global tomato production scale, accounts for 10.79 per cent of Africa’s and 1.2 per cent of total world production of tomatoes. While tomatoes are cultivated in most states in the country, Jigawa, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna, Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba, Kano lead the pack in the commercial cultivation of the crop.

Cement production, Nigeria
Nigeria is the largest cement producer in Africa, and Ogun state has the largest concentration of limestone deposits in Nigeria especially in and around Ewekoro and Ibeshe, more than 50% the metric tonnes of cement produced locally in Nigeria, comes from Ogun . Today, Ogun state is the new Cement Capital of Africa, producing the same amount of Cement as South Africa, the continent's second largest economy. Other important producing states are: Kogi state around Obajana, Edo state around Akoko Edo - Okpella, Cross river state around Mfamosing, and to a lesser extent Nkalagu in Enugu state and Ashaka in Gombe state

Timber and Wood products production, Nigeria
The major wood processing industries in Nigeria are typically large capacity facilities industry such as large sawmills, plywood mill, pulp and paper plants and quite large numbers of small scale wood products manufacturing companies such as furniture industries, cabinet makers and carpentry. Round-wood in Nigeria comes mostly from the natural high forest zone of the country, in particular from the Southern States of Nigeria, but most especially in Ondo, Cross River, Ogun, Edo, Delta Ekiti, Osun and Oyo States of Nigeria which are the largest producers. The most important wood products, produced, consumed and traded in Nigeria are sawn-wood, plywood, particle board, news-print, printing and writing paper and other paper boards

Pepper production, Nigeria
The greater part of pepper production in Nigeria is undertaken in the northern areas of the country, in Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto, Plateau and Bauchi states. The natural features of these regions, especially the presence of flood-prone plains and river basins and above all the development of vast irrigated lands, create conditions that greatly favour the development of this crop

Gold reserves, Nigeria
Primary belt stretches from Osun-Ondo States in the southwest to Niger, Kaduna, Zamfara, Kebbi States in the northwest. Already Ratel has a provengold reserve of over 620,000 ounces just in their Iperindo property in Osun state in addition to other exploration activities being carried out across the country

Rubber production, Nigeria
The Bulk of Nigeria's Rubber production come from the Southern states of Delta, Edo, Ondo, Ogun, Cross River

Soybean Production, Nigeria
Soybean was first introduced to Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria in 1908. Today, Nigeria is the largest producer of the crop for human and livestock feeds in West and Central Africa. At present, the major soybean producing states in the country are Benue, Kaduna, Taraba, Plateau and Niger in the central regions. Other growing areas include, Nasarawa, Kebbi, Kwara, Oyo, Jigawa, Borno, Bauchi, Lagos, Sokoto, Zamfara and FCT. The yield of soybean of 1,700 kg per hectare on research plots in Nigeria

Maize/Corn production, Nigeria
Maize/Corn is grown widely throughout the country. The Central states of Nigeria such as Niger, Kaduna, Taraba, Plateau, Adamawa

Beans/Cowpea/Pulses production, Nigeria
Cowpea is grown in Nigeria at varying degrees, but the crop seems to do best in the drier climates of the northern regions. Nigeria is the largest cowpea/pulses producer in All Africa, and the 4th largest producer in the World after India, Canada and Burma. The major growing/production areas in Nigeria are: Borno, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kano, Gombe and Yobe

Cashew/ Cashew nut production, Nigeria
Since 2008, Nigeria has become the largest producer of cashew nuts in the world. Nigeria was last the largest producer of cashew in 2010. Cashew nut production trends have varied over the decades. While Nigeria is the world’s 6th largest producer of cashew fruits, with annual production volume of about 120,000 tonnes. The Cashew Industry also provides about 600,000 jobs and a total annual trade worth N24billion, thus making the sector a major contributor to Nigeria’s non-oil GDP .It is widely grown in the southern states of Nigeria. Especially: Enugu, Oyo, Anambra, Kogi, Osun, Abia, Ondo, Benue, Cross River, Imo, Ekiti, Ebonyi, Kwara

Cassava production, Nigeria
Cassava (Manihot esculenta) production is vital to the economy of Nigeria as the country is the world's largest producer of the commodity. The crop is produced in 24 of the country's 36 states. In 1999, Nigeria produced 33 million tonnes, while a decade later, it produced approximately 45 million tonnes, which is almost 19% of production in the world. The average yield per hectare is 10.6 tonnes.- And it is a staple in many parts of the country. In Nigeria, cassava production is well-developed as an organized agricultural crop. It has well-established multiplication and processing techniques for food products and cattle feed. Main producing states are Imo, Ondo, Anambra, Kogi, Taraba, Cross River, Enugu, Ogun, Benue, Delta, Edo

Yam Production, Nigeria
Nigeria is by far the world’s largest producer of yams, accounting for over 70–76 percent of the world production. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization report, in 1985, Nigeria produced 18.3 million tonnes of yam from 1.5 million hectares, representing 73.8 percent of total yam production in Africa. According to 2008 figures, yam production in Nigeria has nearly doubled since 1985, with Nigeria producing 35.017 million metric tonnes with value equivalent of US$5.654 billionThe major yam producing states in Nigeria are: Adamawa, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Ekiti, Imo, Kaduna, Kwara, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, and Plateau. Benue state is however the largest producer.

Solar Power, Nigeria
With the increasing advancements in technologies aimed at harnessing the power of the Sun, and the increasing rate at which solar farms are springing up everywhere, including here in our own Nigeria, it is noteworthy to know which Nigerian states offer the best opportunities for solar power. Most of these states are in the Northern portions of the country, most especially: Yobe, Kano, Bauchi, Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto among others

Coal Reserves, Nigeria
In 1909, coal was discovered in Enugu, Nigeria. The Ogbete drift mine opened six years later. The Ogbete mine's operations and others in the country were merged into a new corporation in 1950: The Nigerian Coal Corporation. Nigeria's coal industry suffered a blow in the 1950s when oil was discovered. Up until this point, the Nigerian Railway Corporation was the largest consumer of coal in the country. However, after the discovery of oil, the Railway Corporation began to replace its coal burning trains with diesel-powered engines. [b]Nigeria still holds large coal reserves, estimated to be at least 2 billion metric tons. The discovery of bituminous coal suitable for use in coke production for the iron and steel industries opens up potential new domestic markets. With the loss of its largest domestic consumers, the NCC began exporting coal to Italy and the United Kingdom, as its low sulfur content is desirable one of the most bituminous in the world). The main Coal producing states in Nigeria are: Kogi, Enugu, Benue and Plateau

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Iron Ore Production, Nigeria
Due to the influence of its vast oil resources. The domestic mining industry is underdeveloped, leading to Nigeria having to import minerals that it could produce domestically, such as salt or iron ore. The Agbaja mine is a large iron mine located in central Nigeria in the Kogi West district. Agbaja represents one of the largest iron ore reserves in Nigeria and in the world having estimated reserves of 1.5 to 2 Billion tonnes of ore grading 48%-53% iron (Fe) metal. . Other significant reserves in Nigeria include:Koto Karfe (Kogi state): 850 Million Tons. Itakpe (Kogi state) 310 Million Tons. Kogi is Nigeria's dominant Iron ore player. Other States where iron ore occurrences have been discovered include Nasarawa, Sokoto, Kaduna, Oyo, Osun, Bauchi, Borno and Benue. There are over 5 billion metric tonnes of iron ore deposits in the country

Cotton Production, Nigeria
Cotton as a major cash crop, is of considerable social and economic importance to Nigeria.Cotton/textile activities are widespread in the country. Cotton production in Nigeria dates back to 1903 with the British Cotton Growers Association taking the lead until 1974. The traditional cotton growing areas are concentrated in Northern and South Western Nigeria, In the Savannah belts of the country: Kaduna, Ondo, Kano, Katsina ,Oyo, Kwara, Ogun Zamfara, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kebbi

Seafood Production, Nigeria
Seafood includes Mainly Fish (which is the sea dwelling specie harvested annually), but also, shrimps, periwinkles, clams, oysters, Crayfish Etc. Of the 36 states in the country (Nigeria), 9 (Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Edo, Bayelsa, Rivers Akwa Ibom and Cross River) are located in the coastal zone.
Nigeria’s coastal zone is endowed with numerous living and non-living resources. The most important living resources are fin and shellfish including shrimps. Nigeria's domestic fish production hovers around 400,000-500,000 metric tonns annually. Osun, Kwara, Delta, Cross River, Benue, Ogun and Oyo have the highest amount of fish farms in the country, while The largest marine seafood producing states are: Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Ondo, Delta, Bayelsa, Lagos, Cross River and Ogun states

Rice Production, Nigeria
Nigeria is by far West Africa's largest rice producer. The rice producing areas can be subdivided into the Rain fed upland (30%), The Rain fed lowlands AKA "Fadama (47%), Irrigated (17%), and Deep water floating production (5%). The main areas of rice cultivation in the country include the middle belt and Northern states of Benue, Borno, Kaduna, Kano, Niger and Taraba, as well as the South Eastern states of Enugu, Cross River and Ebonyi. Kaduna is the main producing state, followed by Niger, Benue, Ebonyi, Taraba, Kano and Borno The latter seven states account for over 67 percent of total rice production in the country.

Citrus Production, Nigeria
In Nigeria, about 3.4 Million metric tonnes of citrus fruits are produced annually (2013) from an estimated hectarage of 3 million hectares of land (FAO, 2008). The country is the 9th major citrus fruit producing country globally, just after italy. And the largest growing region in Africa, followed by Egypt, Morocco and South Africa.
Major citrus producing states in Nigeria include Benue, Nassarawa, Kogi, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ebonyi, Kaduna, Taraba, Ekiti, Imo, Kwara, Edo, and Delta in that order. Most citrus production is accounted for by oranges, but significant quantities of grape fruits, lemons and limes are also grown. Fruit industry in Nigeria began under the western Regional government of Chief Obafemi Awolowo in the 1950’s. As a result of the down-turn in cocoa trade, consequent upon some pervasive microbiological attack, the government decided to start a pilot project in the cultivation of citrus and other fruits primarily as a way of providing farmers with an alternative source of income. Thus, the Lafia caning factory in Ibadan was born in 1954, and to feed the factory, there was the establishment of Apoje Citrus Farm, backed with an aggressive Farm settlement scheme. Interestingly, this has been bought by Funman Agricultural Product Ltd and it serves as its manufacturing base. From that small beginning in the 1950’s, fruit juice manufacturing in Nigeria has taken a giant leap.

Tin (cassiterite) and Columbite Production, Nigeria
Nigeria is blessed with Huge Tin Ore reserves. Nigeria’s Jos Plateau, was once the hub of a mining industry which fed European demand for tin through much of the 20th century. Tin mining in Plateau began in October 1904 when the British colonial government sent a mineral-survey team to assess the mineral deposits within the region. Tin deposits were discovered in the Jos-Plateau area and foreign companies were allowed by the colonial regime to operate in the territory and mine the resources, using mechanised equipment which helped to curb the risks and prevent the death of the mine workers. Today, Nigeria is the second largest tin producing country in Africa, just above Russia globally , Although it has the reserves to sustain a much larger production with more investment. Nigeria's reserves are located in Plateau, Kano, Ondo, Nassarawa, Kwara, Bauchi, and Osun states

Sugar and Sugarcane Production, Nigeria
Sugar cane production is mainly located in the North Western region of the country with Kano State accounting for 30% of the national production (NBS) (2009). The border states of Kano, namely[b] Jigawa, Kaduna and Kastina[/b], represent respectively 8%, 13% and 13% of the domestic production. Two other regions remain important in terms of production: (Kebbi and Sokoto) as well as the North East (Taraba and Adamawa).
The 8 states mentioned above represented 86% of the total production in 2009-2010 (USDA, 2010) but most of the states in the country have reported production of sugar cane even if it refers to very small amounts.

Banana and Plantain Production, Nigeria
Nigeria is one of the largest banana and Plantain (Mussa .spp) growing countries in Africa. Nigeria produces 2.74 million tonnes of banana annually, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). It is also the largest plantain producing country in West Africa., making the crop one of the important staples in the country.The main Banana and Plantain growing regions in Nigeria are found in the South and Central regions of Nigeria, the largest quantities are produced in Edo, Ondo, Delta, and Ogun States. Other producing states are Rivers, Cross River, Oyo, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Ekiti, Imo, Plateau, Osun, Bayelsa, Kogi, Abia, Anambra and Enugu. Plantain cultivation is not limited to big plantation but is often grown in small orchards which sometimes go unnoticed

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