The major cash crop is cotton which the state has a comparative advantage in as it is the leading producer in the country.
The people of the state are great industrialists, entrepreneurs, and craftsmen. Awka is the state capital and seat of the Anambra State Government.
The town is also the Argentina of Nigeria's blacksmiths, iron-monger and carving. Literacy in the state is comparatively high, and abundant qualified personnel can be found in virtually all areas of endeavour. School enrolment in the state is one of the highest in the country. Culturally, the State has a very rich heritage. There is the yearly Ofalla festival, the Ijele masquerade and also the yearly new yam festival.
Anambra State has good communication and transport links with other states of the federation. Several raw industrial materials and agro-products are located in various parts of the state and they include Oil Palm, Maize, Rice, Yam, Cassava, and Fish. Bauchi State was created in February It is made up of 20 local government areas, namely: It covers a total of about 66, The State has a balance of geographical features as well as climatic conditions.
The entire western and northern parts of the state are generally mountainous and rocky. This is as a result of the closeness of the state to the Jos Plateau and Cameroon mountains.
Two main rivers transverse the state, the Gongola and Hadejia rivers. The climatic condition of Bauchi State is very hot in the months of April and May, while December and January are the coldest months. The state has a very rich history.
The name Bauchi was derived from the name of the founder of the state, Baushe, who was a brave hunter during his time. Bauchi, according to early Hausa translators means, "no animal ever escaped the trap and arrow of a hunter". Bauchi state is an agricultural state. Its vast fertile soil is an added advantage for agricultural products, which include maize, rice, millet, groundnut and guinea corn.
Irrigation fanning is practiced and supported by the use of dams like Balanga dam, etc. Cattle and other livestock are also reared in the state. Investors are encouraged by the government of the state to seek sufficient expanse of land for agricultural development. Agro-industries are also encouraged. Bauchi state has abundant human and material resources and the potentials for economic development are so vast.
There is a high level of social development in the state. Health services are adequately provided for, almost at the doorstep of the people. There is a specialist hospital, a number of general hospitals, private clinics and primary health centres throughout the state. Education is accorded pre-eminent status in the state.
Both formal and non-formal institutions of education are well established, equipped and adequately funded by government. There are good training centres and colleges of education within the state. Bauchi state is blessed with many tourist attractions. The Federal and' the State Governments have made sure that the state enjoys a good road network. The State is well covered in its communication network. Sports is also encouraged in the state. There is a sports complex. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi.
The stadium also has its own information centre with other modern facilities. October 1, Capital: Bayelsa State was created out of Rivers State on the October 1, It is bounded to the north by Delta State, to the east by Rivers States, to the south and the west by creeks and rivers spreading through the Atlantic Ocean. There are nine local government areas in the state. The main occupation of the people of Bayelsa are fishing and farming. Bayelsa State has industries like Ahoada and Yenagoa Industrial Estates; and a host of other oil companies which help in generating income for the state.
In the educational sector, the state has a lot of primary, secondary and some government tertiary institutions. Private schools are also established to encourage and improve education. To ensure adequate health care delivery, government has established general hospitals and health centres while private clinics are encouraged.
Culturally, Bayelsa State is richly endowed. Tourist attractions include its numerous beaches, fishing festivals, the canoe war displays and boat regattas and dances. February 3, Capital: Benue State was created on February 3, The state derives its name from River Benue, the second largest in the country and the most prominent geographical feature in the state. The new Benue State has twenty three local governments; fourteen from Tiv speaking area and nine from the Idoma speaking area.
Benue State lies in the middle of the country and shares boundaries with five states namely; Nassarawa to the north,Taraba to the east, Cross River and Enugu to the south, and Kogi on the west: Benue State experiences a typical tropical climate with two distinct seasons, the wet or rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season lasts from April to October with annual rainfall in the range of mm. The dry season begins in November and ends in March.
The south eastern part of the state adjoining the Obudu-Cameroon mountain range, has a cool climate similar to that of the Jos Plateau. Since its inception in , Benue state has recorded tremendous growth in the area of education. From a background of a few secondary schools and no tertiary institution, the state now has over secondary schools and six tertiary institutions. The state government operates a liberal scholarship scheme which guarantees automatic scholarship to deserving state indigene in higher institutions of learning.
The federal government has also established one university and three secondary schools in the state. The present health care programme of the state places great emphasis on primary health care. Extensive health education and immunization campaigns are regularly undertaken to eradicate the high incidence of preventable diseases. Recently, the federal government took over the general hospital in Markurdi which has been turned into a Federal Medical Centre.
There is an ultra-modern market of 2, stalls in Makurdi. The market which is of international standard, has facilities such as an administrative block housing offices, courts, a police station, restaurant, community hall, clinic and banking hall for users of the market.
Other facilities include a fire station, sewage plant, abattoir, power station, a bore hole and water storage tanks and children's playground. In the area of industrialization, the state government has taken several bold steps to redress the industrial backwardness of the state by setting up several industries including Taraku Mills Limited, Benue Brewery Limited, Benue Burnt Bricks, Benco Roof Tiles and Ago Millers Limited in which it still retains some holding.
The state government has initiated a policy of greater private sector participation in their management through gradual privatization.
Benue is blessed with abundant mineral resources. Of these mineral resources, only limestone at TseKucha near Gboko and Kaolin are being commercially exploited. Benue state is acclaimed the nation's "food basket" because of its rich and diverse agricultural produce which include yams, rice, beans, cassava, potatoes, maize, soya beans, sorghum, millet and coco-yam.
The state also accounts for over 70 percent of Nigeria's soya beans production. It also boasts of one of the longest stretches of river systems in the country with great potential for a viable fishing industry, dry season farming through irrigation and for an inland water way through irrigation and for an inland water way.
Benue state is largely a rural state. Given this fact, priority attention has always been given to rural development as a deliberate government strategy to improve the living standards of the people. The main thrust of efforts is centred on the opening up of rural roads, provision of portable water, rural electrification and the establishment of cottage industries in the noel area to arrest the perennial population drift to urban centres.
The state possesses a rich and diverse cultural heritage which finds expression in colorful cloths, exotic masquerades, sophisticated music and dances. Traditional dances from Benue have won acclaim at national and international cultural festivals. The Tiv Kwagh-hir theatre provides memorable entertainment in its dramatization of Tiv folklore and social commentary. It is bounded in the north by the Republic of Niger, Chad to the north-east and Cameroon to the east.
Within the country its neighbours are Adamawa to the south, Yobe to the west and gombe to the southwest. Babur, Fulani, Waha and Hausa. There are 27 Local Government Areas in the State. The State has good transport. The state capital has an International Airport. There are two major vegetation zones in the state. The Sahel type in the North which is where most of the wheat in the state is produced and the Sudan Savannah type in the south which consists of shrub vegetation interspersed with tall trees woodland.
Agriculture and livestock farming which are the main stay of the state's economy have vast developmental potentials. The State is rich in millet, rice, cassava, date palms, fruits vegetables, sorghum, wheat, sweet potatoes, cowpeas, sugar cane, groundnut, cotton, gum arabic and many others.
There are also leather tanning, ornamental leather works, shoe making, glue and gelatine, horns, hooves and bones for export. The state is also blessed with abundant fishery resources. In the fishery sector there are dried fish, fish meal for feed mills and fresh tend frozen meat. It is in recognition of these potentials that the Federal Government in set up the Chad Basin and Rural development Authority.
To further promote and enhance industrialization of the state, Premier Commercial Bank was set up by the government as a source of investment finance, and financing of commerce in general. Educationally, Borno State Government gives priority to the intellectual growth of its indigene's right from the grassroots.
In the health sector, the system is pyramidal with the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital and the Maiduguri Specialist Hospital Complex at the top. At the Argentina are Health Centres, dispensaries, private clinics, pharmaceutical chemists and a number of patent medicine stores scattered all over the state. Borno State is also endowed with mineral resources. Also crude oil is explored in the Chad Basin Area. Tourism in Borno is dependant primarily on its natural resources, rich traditions and cultural heritage.
Tourist attractions include the Kyarimi Park in Maiduguri for animal and bird lovers and where the only captured hippopotamus in West Africa is harboured, the Shehu's Palace, Rabeh's Fort at Dikwa, Yamtarawala tomb at Biu.
Borno State has many hotels. May 27, Capital: There are 18 local government areas in the State, namely: The culture of the different groups in the State bear striking similarities. Each rhythm and dance express the inner feelings of the people which relate to particular events, festivals, or simply their way of life. Dances in Cross River State include: These festivals are observed annually to celebrate the rich harvest of the season.
The Cross River State economy is predominantly agricultural and is sub-divided into two sectors - the public and the private sectors. The private sector is dominated by local subsistence farmers while the public sector is run by the Government and features large plantations and demonstration farms.
The main crops are cassava, yams, rice, plantain, banana, cocoyam, maize, cocoa, rubber, groundnut and palm produce. The State government emphasizes on fish farming as a measure to diversify its economy. To this end it took measures to boost fish production in areas including: Major livestock in the State are cattle; goats and sheep.
Rearing activities are mainly undertaken by local farmers and nomadic Fulanis, except in Obanliku at the Obudu Cattle Ranch where organised cattle ranching takes places. The raising of poultry, pigs, rabbits and turkeys is carried out on a commercial scale in some parts of the State but mainly in Calabar Municipality.
Mineral resources in Cross river State include limestone, titanium, tin ore, ceramic raw materials and hard stone. Cross river State was one of the first centres of western education in Nigeria. There are more than pre-primary schools, primary schools, post-primary school and a Polytechnic in the state.
Health care delivery service is given top priority in the state. Consequently, there are more than 17 hospitals in the state, two comprehensive health centres, nine primary health centres, 79 health dispensaries, 17 maternal and child centres in different parts of Cross River State. As regards tourism, Cross River State offers both its visitors and interested indigene many centres of attraction. Common works are beaded bags, beaded wall hangings, shoes, Ekpe masquerade made with rafia, cane chairs, brass trays, rafia clocks, motif work and a lot more.
The State capital, Calabar, can be reached by air, sea and road while other parts of the state are accessible by road. There is an international airport in Calabar. Agbor, Asaba, Sapele, Warri, Ughelli. Delta State was created on August 27, It was carved out of the now defunct Bendel State. The State comprises 25 local government areas namely: On its southern flank is the Bight of Benin.
All the ethnic groups claim a common ancestry, consequently, their cultures are similar. These similarities are manifested in their religious folklores, dances, art and crafts and festivals. History has it that majority of the people in the State migrated from Benin, the heart of Benin Kingdom. The State has a tropical climate marked by two distinct seasons, the dry and rainy season. The dry season occurs from November to April and rainy season from May to October.
There exists a brief dry spell in August commonly re ferred to as August Break. From December to February, the dry harmattan wind blows over the state. The state government accords various forms of assistance to farmers in the areas of fisheries, agriculture, forestry, veterinary services, produce planning and research. Most local governments in the state boast of fisheries extension units which cater for advisory inputs - nets, engines ropes, lead, floats and others.
The state government has invested adequately in fisheries due to the natural resources which Delta State is blessed with. Fresh fish, crabs, shrimps and dried fish abound in almost all the local governments.
Delta State is also rich in major tubers and root crops such as cassava, coco yams, yams and sweet potatoes. There are programmes initiated to encourage agriculture in the state. Delta State is endowed with crude oil ranking second to Rivers State. The nation's second refinery as well as petrochemical plants are located in the state at Warri. The celebration of traditional festivals are annual community affair throughout Delta State.
Almost every village celebrates a traditional festival and this draws both indigene and non-indigeneto the village. Traditional festivals normally come between March and December every year. These festivals offer occasions for re-union of members of the family, friends and well wishers from far and near. Delta State boasts of quite a number of hotels for the comfort of visitors. These hotels are located in all major towns in the State.
Ebonyi state was carved out of Abia and Enugu States on October 1, as one of the six newly created states by General Sani Abacha administration. The state which situated in the South-eastern part of the country shares boundaries with Benue to the north, Enugu to the northwest, Abia to the south-east and Cross River to the east. Ebonyi State consists of twelve local governments namely: The people of Ebonyi State are predominantly farmers.
Main crops obtained in this state are palm produce, cocoa, maize, groundnut, rice, yam, plantain, banana, cassava, melon, sugarcane, local beans, fruits and vegetables. Fishing is also carried out in Afikpo. The state is blessed with mineral resources such as lead, limestone, zinc, marble and salt. Educationally, though young, the State boasts of a medical school campus in Abakaliki, a Federal Polytechnic in Unwana, two Schools of Nursing at Afikpo, two Colleges of Agriculture at Ishiagu and Ikwo respectively and several Secondary and Primary Schools found all over the state.
The health sector of the state is not left out. The state has two notable state hospitals, the General Hospitals at Onicha and Edda. There are centres of Tourist attraction in the state.
The people of this state are Igbos with several dialects and have a rich cultural heritages. The pottery works of Ishiagu also form part of the rich culture of the State. Benin City Main Towns: Edo State shares boundaries with three other states of the federation.
Generally, it is a low-lying area except in the north where it is marked by undulating hills. There are 18 local government areas in the State namely: The State is made up of the following ethnic groups: Edo State is endowed with abundant natural resources. The principal mineral resources include crude oil, natural gas, clay chalk, and marbles.
Agriculture is the predominant occupation of people in this State. The major cash crops produced are rubber, cocoa and palm produce. In addition, the State produces such crops as yams, cassava; rice, plantains, guinea-corn, and assorted types of fruits and vegetables. Other small-scale industries abound. The role of education in the development of any nation cannot be over-emphasized hence the State Government gives it utmost importance.
To this end, there are many approved primary and secondary schools scattered all over the state. Health facilities are fairly distributed throughout the state. There are about 20 government hospitals and many health centres. As a practical demonstration of the official recognition which government accords the practice of traditional medicine in the overall health care delivery system. Edo State has given the traditional doctors opportunity to contribute to health care in the State.
These institutions train the required paramedical staff for both the curative and preventive health care delivery services. Edo State has a rich cultural heritage. Benin City, the state capital is famous for its unique bronze, brass and ivory works of arts which are found all over the world in museums.
For the comfort of visitors, good hotels abound all over the State. Ekiti state vas created by the Abacha administration on October 1, It was carved out of Ondo State. It shares boundaries with Kwara state to the north, Kogi state to the east, Ondo state to the south and Osun State to the west.
Ekiti State has a total of 16 local government areas. The people of the state are YYorubaand they share the same cultural values with other YYoruba's The Ekitis are homogenous hard working people. Agriculture is the main stay of the economy of the people. A wide variety of cash crops and food crops are grown in Ekiti State.
Some of the cash crops are cocoa, palm produce, timber and rubber. Others are citrus, kolanut, plantain, maize, rice, cowpea, yam and cassava.
Ekiti state has a fair amount of mineral resources. These are kaolin, clay, cassiterite, tin ore, columbite, bauxite aluminum ore , foundry sand, granite and elarconits. Ekiti state has both public and private companies.
Education is very important to the people and government of Ekiti State. There are public primary schools in the state while there are public secondary schools. There are also four State Unity Secondary Schools. Health establishments in the state include a Specialist Hospital and six General Hospitals at different locations in the state. To get health care delivery closer to the people, there are also district hospitals and comprehensive health centres in all the local government areas.
Ekiti State is a tourist haven. Closely linked to the tourism potencial of the state is the festivals that are held seasonally.
Some major festivals are common to all the Ekitis and these are Egungun festival, Ogun festival and New Yam festival. Enugu State was created on August 27, The state is situated on the highlands of the Agwu. Udi and Nsukka Hills to the east as well as Oji-River basin to the west. Enugu State has a total of 17 seventeen local government areas. The state is in the region of the tropical rain forest and the great oil belt of Nigeria. The annual rainfall ranges between cm to cm.
Temperature is between 32 and 87 when it is hottest between February, may and October each year. The state is predominantly agricultural with yarn, palm produce and rice being their main produce. There is in place an agricultural policy aimed at maximizing its agricultural potentials.
Though the National Electric Power Authority NEPA has a network of electric installations in the State, their services do not cover most of the communities in the state. This prompted the establishment of a Rural Electrification Board in the State. A great deal of importance is attached to education in the State. Pool table at Hotel J Pattaya: The Mark Land Boutique Hotel. Cape Dara Resort Opening Hours: Mum Isaan Fishing Park: Soi 3, North Pattaya, Chonburi Contact: Dusit Thani Pattaya Opening Hours: Woodlands Resort Opening Hours: Bangkok Pattaya Hospital , Chonburi Contact: Pattaya Muay Thai Academy: Mon — Sat untill early evening Mon — Sat from Mantra Pura Resort Opening Hours: Swimming Pool at Naklua Beach Resort: Pattaya Garden Hotel Opening Hours: Swimming Pool at Romeo Palace Hotel: Royal Orchid Resort Opening Hours: Swimming Pool at Sunshine Garden Hotel: Swimming Pool at Woodlands Resort: Tennis at Bella Villa Cabana: Water Sports at Bella Villa Cabana: Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort.
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