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Top 10 States In Nigeria With High Job Opportunities

Top 10 States In Nigeria With High Job Opportunities. In this article, I will reveal Top 10 States With High Job Opportunities In Nigeria based on research and available resources.

High Job Opportunities

We all know that finding a paid job opportunity in the country is not an easy task. Many certified graduates are still on the street looking for jobs in others to support their lives.

Two streams of corps members in every batch is now a norm as far as the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is concerned. As a result, the labour market is currently the most populated market in the country, even far more populated than Aba, Alaba and all the International markets in Nigeria combined.

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Top 10 States In Nigeria With High Job Opportunities

1. Lagos

If you are looking for lucrative jobs in the big four i.e. KPMG, Deloitte, PWC, and Ernst & Young, Big ICT firms, oil and gas serving companies, FMCG, Lagos is the best place. Lagos is the house of most headquarters of most manufacturing companies in Nigeria and not only that; it is the city of ICT in Nigeria. The ICT companies and manufacturing companies in the city create a high number of jobs yearly and this makes Lagos state a place to search for jobs.

2. Abuja

Abuja, being the Federal Capital Territory of the country has an edge over many states in terms of the number of industries, schools, hotels, NGOs, etc. that are present. In addition, it is the headquarter of all ministries and MDAs in Nigeria. Everyone will like his/her business to be situated where profit can be maximized. The city is a place to search for employment because of the advantages the city as over other cities.

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3. Rivers

If you are looking for Oil and Gas related jobs, Rivers is the state to go. This state favors engineering graduates and people that studied education more than other graduates. This is another state where there are international schools that pay more than N150,000.

4. Kano

Kano is the commercial and investment hub of Northern Nigeria and the largest non-oil and gas economy in Nigeria. The key investment potentials of the state include agriculture, mining, manufacturing, and services.

5. Ogun

Ogun state has now become industrial hub just like Lagos in Nigeria. Industrial areas in Ogun state which include Ota, Ewekoro, Agbara, Ifo, Idi-iroko, etc. make the state a place to search for jobs.

Mineral resources include limestone, chalk, phosphates, and clay. Industries produce cement, canned foods, foam rubber, paint, tires, carpets, aluminum products, and plastics. Abeokuta, an important market centre, is a terminus of the roads and railways coming from Lagos and other parts of the country.

6. Borno

Despite the security issue facing the state. The number of NGO jobs available in Borno state and decent paying jobs makes it one of the states/cities to search for jobs.

7. Ibadan

This is one of the cities in Nigeria where you can get lucrative jobs. Industrial areas like Oluyole, Ring road, etc. make the city a place to search for jobs. In addition, if you are looking for a teaching job in schools or educational centers where their pay is attractive, Ibadan is a good place.  These international schools and Cambridge A level centers are situated in Bodija, Ring road, Akobo, Eleyele, Agodi GRA, etc. These schools pay more than N70,000 per month. In addition, the cost of living in Ibadan is low when compared to other cities in Nigeria.

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8. Sokoto

Sokoto is one of the safest places in the North and a place that welcomes all tribes from all part of the country. The job market there isn’t as saturated as some cities in Nigeria, making it one of the cities to search for jobs. The probability of getting a job that pays around (40k – 70k) in Sokoto is high.


Benin City is the name of a city situated in the southern part of Nigeria. It is the capital of Edo State. Benin had been the capital of Benin kingdom that was established in the 13th century.

The city is estimated to have a population of 1,147,188 people (Census 2006). Benin experiences a tropical weather. The city of Benin is the center of the rubber industry of Nigeria.

The timber and Palm nuts that are produced in the nearby places are processed in the city. Carpets and furniture are also made here. The major attractive sites of Benin City are Oba’s Palace, Okada House and Benin City National Museum. In these museums and art galleries some of the important statues of ancient times are preserved.

10. Enugu State

Enugu is a city in Nigeria. It is the capital of the Enugu State. The city has an approximate population of 286,100. The city of Enugu is the center of coal and iron-ore mining.

An industrially rich area, Enugu also has other flourishing industries like steel and cement, vegetable oil, food processing, and motor vehicle assemblage.

The city is connected to the Port Harcourt by railway. The city of Enugu is located in south-central Nigeria. It is situated at the bottom of the Udi plateau, on the railroad from Port Harcourt.

The people of Enugu are mostly reliant on a pastoral and agricultural economy. The bulk of the human resource in Enugu is engaged either in agriculture or in some agriculture related work.

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With the state mentioned above, this does not mean that there is no other state that offers job opportunities to graduate, but when you are looking for a quick job opportunity, you can choose the preferred state to establish a good life.

If you are a serious job seeker, start hunting for jobs in the states mentioned above, and you should really start now, especially serving corps members. I’m not saying every single job seeker out there should relocate to the above states from the whole 36+1 states in Nigeria. But just add a bit more diligence to your job hunting tactics.

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