In one of our post, we listed the 36 states and capital according to their Geo-political zones. In this post, we out-listed the 36 states in Nigeria and their slogan including the F.C.T.
All 36 Nigerian states have their various slogans or motto they are known for. Most people don’t know this and we have decided to provide this information in this write-up.
Before we delve into the slogan of each of the thirty-six states in the country, note that the slogan or motto of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is Unity & Faith, Peace & progress.
If you are looking for information on new slogan of states in Nigeria, we hope you find the information here useful. Below are Nigerian states and capital and their various slogan (new). Nicknames are also below
Also Read: Geo-polititical zones in Nigeria
36 States in Nigeria and their Slogan
|1||ABIA||Umuahia||God’s own State|
|2||ADAMAWA||Yola||Formerly Land of Beauty, Sunshine and Hospitality|
New Slogan: Highest peak of the nation
|3||AKWA IBOM||Uyo||Land of promise|
|4||ANAMBRA||Awka||Former slogan: Home for all |
New slogan: Light of the nation
|5||BAUCHI||Bauchi||Pearl of Tourism|
|6||BAYELSA||Yenegoa||The Glory of All Lands|
|7||BENUE||Makurdi||Food basket of the Nation|
|8||BORNO||Maiduguri||Home of peace|
|9||CROSS RIVER||Calabar||The people’s paradise|
|10||DELTA||Asaba||Former slogan: The Big Heart|
New slogan: The Finger of God
|11||EBONYI||Abakaliki||The salt of the Nation|
|12||EDO||Benin City||The Heart Beat of the Nation|
|13||EKITI||Ado-Ekiti||Former slogan: Fountain of Knowledge|
New slogan: Land of honour and integrity
|14||ENUGU||Enugu||Coal City State|
|15||GOMBE||Gombe||Jewel in the Savannah|
|16||IMO||Owerri||formerly Land of Hope, new slogan is Eastern heartland|
|17||JIGAWA||Dutse||The New World|
|18||KADUNA||Kaduna||Formerly Liberal State, new slogan is Centre of learning|
|19||KANO||Kano||Centre of Commerce|
|20||KATSINA||Katsina||State of Hospitality|
|21||KEBBI||Birni Kebbi||Land of Equity|
|22||KOGI||Lokoja||The Confluence State|
|23||KWARA||Ilorin||The state of Harmony|
|24||LAGOS||Ikeja||Centre of Excellence|
|25||NASARAWA||Lafia||The home of Solid Minerals|
|26||NIGER||Minna||The power State|
|27||OGUN||Abeokuta||The Gateway State|
|28||ONDO||Akure||The sunshine State|
|29||OSUN||Oshogbo||Old slogan: State of living spring|
New slogan: Land of virtue
|30||OYO||Ibadan||The pace setter State|
|31||PLATEU||Jos||Home of peace and tourism|
|32||RIVERS||Port Harcourt||Treasure base of the Nation|
|33||SOKOTO||Sokoto||Seat of the Caliphate|
|34||TARABA||Jalingo||Nature’s gift to the Nation|
|35||YOBE||Damaturu||Old slogan: The young shall grow|
New slogan: Pride of the sahel
|36||ZAMFARA||Guasau||Old slogan: Home of Agricultural Products|
New slogan: Farming is our pride
|37||FCT||Abuja||Centre of Unity|
Nicknames of Some Nigerian States and their slogans
Some states in Nigeria have been given nicknames in which they are known for. Some say these nicknames or new slogan are not befitting for these states as they do not live currently to their bidding.
The Nick name for Edo state is Heart Beat of the Nation
Abia state is nicknamed God’s Own State. Some people believe that due to the dirty nature of Aba, the commercial city of Abia State, the slogan should not be beffitting for the state. Aba is not the only dirty city in Nigeria.
The state was formerly nicknamed Pride of the Nation. The new sligan for Bayelsa state is Glory of all lands.
Nickname of the state is The Power State.
Nickname of the Borno state is Home of Peace, but Boko Haram turned it to a home of terror