There are many beautiful capital cities in Nigeria. It is quite conspicuous that many of the state Governors spend so much money in the beautification abd development of the capital cities relative to oher cities in the state. It is is quite noticeable because of the poor state of other cities in the state. In this post, we shall take a look at the top 7 most beautiful state capitals in Nigeria.
Number 7: Owerri, Imo State
Owerri is the capital of Imo state. Owerri is beautiful, clean and serene. It is otherwise known as the heartland and it plays host to the Miss Heartland beauty pageant every year. Owerri is surely one of the top tourist destinations in the southeast and in Nigeria at large. Owerri houses many tertiary institutions and hotels and is clearly one of the most beautiful capital cities in Nigeria.
Number 6: Enugu, Enugu State
Enugu is one of the most beautiful capital cities in Nigeria. It is otherwise called the “Coal city”. Enugu has an excellent road network and tourism. Many beautiful and states-of-the arts buildings are littered across Enugu.
Number 5: Port harcourt, Rivers state
Port harcourt, the Garden City is the hub of Oil and Gas in Nigeria. It plays host to key events in Nigerian politics. Port harcourt ranks among the most beautiful Capital cities in Nigeria. The city is well planned and develped. The road networks are excellent, the hotels are beautiful and the buildings are modern.
Number 4: Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom state is one of the fastest growing cities in Nigeria. Within the past 10 years, Uyo has risen to become one of the most beautiful capital cities in Nigeria. Uyo is well planned with exellent road network and great infrastructure notably the international stadium which has attracted so many visitors to the city.
Number 3: Calabar, Cross River State
Calabar is one of the oldest cities in Nigeria and the first federal capital territory. The city of Calabar is clean, green and beautiful, hence the reason it is nicknamed the paradise City. Calabar plays host to the Calabar Carnival which is rated as the biggest Street Carnivals in Africa. Calabar is surely a tourist destination and ranks as one of the most beautiful state capitals in Nigeria.
Number 2: Ikeja, Lagos State
Ikeja is the capital of Lagos state, the most populated amd most influential state in Politics in Nigeria. Ikeja plays host to many of the government buildings, key administrative offices and residential areas. The large population not withstamding, Ikeja still ranks among the most beautiful capital cities in Nigeria.
Number 1: Abuja, FCT
If its not Abuja,then where else? Abuja was strategically chosen and developed to become the federal capital territory of Nigeria. Abuja has metamorphosed to become one of the most beautiful cities not just in Nigeria but in Africa. It is the seat of Politics Nigeria and the major federal parastatals are sited there. The top politicians and other bigwigs all reside there. The road networks are world class and attracts many tourists. There is a common saying that “land in Abuja is not for the common man”. This underlines the fact that Abuja is mostly occupied by the elites and it sits as the most beautiful capital city in Nigeria.