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List of dates of statehood in Nigeria

The following table presents a listing of Nigeria’s states and the dates of their creation.

State Date Created Preceding Entity
Abia State 27 August 1991 Imo State
Adamawa State 27 August 1991 Gongola State
Akwa Ibom State 23 September 1987 Cross River State
Anambra State 27 August 1991 (old) Anambra State
Bauchi State 3 February 1976 North-Eastern State
Bayelsa State 1 October 1996 Rivers State
Benue State 3 February 1976 Benue-Plateau State
Borno State 3 February 1976 North-Eastern State
Cross River State 27 May 1967 Eastern Region; known as South-Eastern State from 1967 to 1976.
Delta State 27 August 1991 Bendel State
Ebonyi State 1 October 1996 Enugu State and Abia State
Edo State 27 August 1991 Bendel State
Ekiti State 1 October 1996 Ondo State
Enugu State 27 August 1991 (old) Anambra State
Gombe State 1 October 1996 Bauchi State
Imo State 3 February 1976 East Central State
Jigawa State 27 August 1991 Kano State
Kaduna State 27 May 1967 Northern Region; known as North-Central State from 1967 to 1976.
Kano State 27 May 1967 Northern Region
Katsina State 23 September 1987 Kaduna State
Kebbi State 27 August 1991 Sokoto State
Kogi State 27 August 1991 Kwara State; Benue State
Kwara State 27 May 1967 Northern Region; known as West Central State from 1967 to 1976.
Lagos State 27 May 1967 Federal Territory of Lagos and Colony Province
Nasarawa State 1 October 1996 Plateau State
Niger State 3 February 1976 North-Western State
Ogun State 3 February 1976 Western State
Ondo State 3 February 1976 Western State
Osun State 27 August 1991 Oyo State
Oyo State 3 February 1976 Western State
Plateau State 3 February 1976 Benue-Plateau State
Rivers State 27 May 1967 Eastern Region
Sokoto State 3 February 1976 North-Western State
Taraba State 27 August 1991 Gongola State
Yobe State 27 August 1991 Borno State
Zamfara State 1 October 1996 Sokoto State
Abuja Federal Capital Territory 3 February 1976 Benue-Plateau, North-Central, and North-Western States

Source: en.m.wikipedia.org

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