Nigeria is divided into six geopolitical zones which consist of states with close geographical location, similar history, cultures and political ideologies.
The six geopolitical zones in Nigeria were created during the military regime of President Ibrahim Babangida. Nigeria's economic, political and educational resources are often shared across the zones. Below is a list of the zones and the states that fall under each of them.
1. NORTH CENTRAL (7 States)
Niger State, Kogi State, Benue State, Plateau State, Nassarawa State, Kwara State and the Federal Capital Territory.
2. NORTH EAST (6 States)
Bauchi State, Borno State, Taraba State, Adamawa State, Gombe State and Yobe State.
3. NORTH WEST (7 States)
Zamfara State, Sokoto State, Kaduna State, Kebbi State, Katsina State, Kano State and Jigawa State.
4. SOUTH EAST (5 States)
Enugu State, Imo State, Ebonyi State, Abia State and Anambra State.
5. SOUTH SOUTH (6 States)
Bayelsa State, Akwa Ibom State, Edo State, Rivers State, Cross River State and Delta State.
6. SOUTH WEST (6 States)
Oyo State, Ekiti State, Osun State, Ondo State, Lagos State and Ogun State.