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Sunday, 4 June 2017

Cities with the most hard working people in Nigeria


After the recent Lagos at 50, were every body told their Lagos story, how they hustle hard in Lagos State.
I was inspired and motivated to write this article.
So let go straight to the article.
1Lagos:

Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, sprawls inland from the Gulf of Guinea across Lagos Lagoon. Victoria Island, the financial center of the metropolis, is known for its beach resorts, boutiques and nightlife. To the north, Lagos Island is home to the National Museum Lagos, displaying cultural artifacts and craftworks. Nearby is Freedom Park, once a colonial-era prison and now a major venue for concerts and public events.
2 Onitsha:

Onitsha (Igbo: Ọ̀nị̀chà Mmílí  or just
Ọ̀nị̀chà) is a city located on the eastern bank of the Niger River , in Nigeria's
Anambra State . A metropolitan city, Onitsha, is known for its river port , and as an economic hub for commerce, industry, and education.
As the Nigerian economy has expanded, so too has Onitsha played a central role in the trade and distribution of manufactured goods from Lagos and food produce from various northern towns to buyers from all over Eastern Nigeria and across the West African region.
Consequently, Onitsha has grown to become one of Nigeria's most significant market towns and its Main Market, one of the largest markets in West Africa, a center point where billions of naira are transacted every day.
Today, Onitsha has grown into a modern-day urban city in Anambra State with a population approaching a million.
In 2012 the state government, through a joint venture, attracted SAB Miller to invest in Onitsha Brewery , which started production in August. It was the first large-scale investment in Onitsha since Premier breweries, makers of the Premier Beer, established production in Onitsha in the early part of the 1980s. In January it was announced that upgrades to the value of $110 million would triple the output of beer and malt drinks.
Other factories have sprung up in the popular Harbor Industrial Layout including Orange Drugs, a soap-making factory; Krisoral, a bottle cap manufacturing company; and PZ Cussons.
The Nigerian federal government's initiative to expand transportation on inland waterways is expected to benefit Onitsha. Already, a small port has been constructed on the Banks of the River Niger.

3 Aba:
Aba is a city in the southeast of Nigeria and the commercial center of Abia State . Upon the creation of Abia state in 1991, Aba was divided into two local governments areas namely; Aba South and Aba North. Aba south is the main city centre and the heart beat of Abia State, south-east Nigeria. It is located on the Aba River . Aba is made up many villages such as; Aba-Ukwu, Eziukwu-Aba, Obuda-Aba,Umuokpoji-Aba and other villages from Ohazu merged due to administrative convenience. Aba was established by the Ngwa clan of Igbo People of Nigeria as a market town and then later a military post was placed there by the
British colonial administration in 1901. It lies along the west bank of the
Aba River , and is at the intersection of roads leading to Port Harcourt , Owerri ,
Umuahia , Ikot Ekpene , and Ikot Abasi . The city became a collecting point for agricultural products following the British made railway running through it to Port Harcourt . Aba is a major urban settlement and commercial centre in a region that is surrounded by small villages and towns. The indigenous people of Aba are the Ngwa . Aba is well known for its craftsmen. As of 2006 census, Aba had a population of 534,265.
Aba is surrounded by oil wells which separate it from the city of Port Harcourt , a 30 kilometres (19 mi)
pipeline powers Aba with gas from the Imo River natural gas repository. Its major economic contributions are
Textiles and Palm Oil along with pharmaceuticals, plastics, cement, and cosmetics which made the Ariaria International Market to become the largest market in west Africa seconded by the Onitsha Main Market . There is also a brewery, a glass company and distillery within the city. Finally, it is famous for its handicrafts.
4 Kabba:
Kabba is a town in Kogi State in mid west Nigeria. It lies near the Osse River, at the intersection of roads from Lokoja , Okene, Ogidi, Ado-Ekiti , and Egbe. The town is near Abuja .
Archbishop John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan , of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja , based in Abuja, Nigeria, was born here, according to his Wikipedia article.
5 Zaria:
Zaria is a major city in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria, as well as being a
Local Government Area . Formerly known as Zazzau , it was one of the original seven Hausa city-states . Today it is known for housing Nigeria's largest university, Ahmadu Bello University, as well as being home to a number of prominent Nigerians.
Zaria's economy is primarily based on agriculture. Staples are guinea corn and millet . Cash crops include cotton ,
groundnuts and tobacco.  The city is considered by some to be a main center of Hausa agriculture. [who? ] Not only is Zaria a market town for the surrounding area, it is the home of artisans, from traditional crafts like leather work, dyeing and cap making, to tinkers, printshops and furniture makers. Zaria is also the center of a textile industry that for over 200 years has made elaborately hand-embroidered robes that are worn by men throughout Nigeria and West Africa.
6 Ibadan:
Ibadan (Yoruba: Ìbàdàn ) is the
capital of Oyo State , Nigeria and the most populous city in the state with a population of over 3 million. It is the third most populous city in Nigeria, after Lagos and Kano; it is the country's largest city by geographical area. At the time Nigeria's independence in 1960, Ibadan was the largest and most populous city in the country, and the second most populous in Africa after Cairo .
The city and its environs is home to several industries such as Agro allied, Textile, Food processing, Health Care and Cosmetic, Tobacco processing and Cigarette manufacturing, Leatherworks and furniture making Etc. There is abundance of clay , kaolin and aquamarine in the city environs, and there are several cattle ranches , a dairy farm as well as a commercial
abattoir in Ibadan. There are dozens of banks and Insurance firms spread out across the cityscape that service the city's millions of inhabitants.
The main economic activities engaged in by the Ibadan populace include Agriculture, Trade, Public service employment, Factory work, Service sector/Tertiary production, Etc. The headquarters of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have extensive grounds for crop and agricultural research into key tropical crops such as bananas, plantains, maize, cassava, soybean, cowpea and yam. According to a report, Ibadan is the 3rd cheapest Nigerian city to live in.
7 Port Harcourt:
Port Harcourt (Ikwerre : Ígúọ́cha;  Pidgin : Po-ta-kot
[Note 1] ) is the capital and largest city of Rivers State , Nigeria. It lies along the Bonny River and is located in the Niger Delta. As of 2016, the Port Harcourt urban area has an estimated population of 1,865,000 inhabitants, up from 1,382,592 as of 2006.
Port Harcourt is a major industrial centre as it has a large number of
multinational firms as well as other industrial concerns, particularly business related to the petroleum industry. It is the chief oil-refining city in Nigeria and has two main oil refineries that process around 210,000 barrels of crude oil a day, both operated by the Port Harcourt Refining Company . Rivers State is one of the wealthiest states in Nigeria in terms of gross domestic product and foreign exchange revenue from the oil industry, crude oil being its principal export earner. Face-me-I-face-you architecture is quite common in certain parts of Port Harcourt. The Point Block of Rivers State Secretariat is an icon of the city. An 18-story building, it is the tallest building in the South East and South South geopolitical zones combined.
8 Warri:
The city of Warri is an oil hub in South- South Nigeria and houses an annex of the Delta State Government House . It served as the colonial capital of the then Warri Province. It shares boundaries with Ughelli/Agbarho,
Sapele , Okpe , Udu and Uvwie although most of these places, notably Udu, Okpe and Uvwie, have been integrated to the larger cosmopolitan Warri. Osubi houses an airport that serves the city.
Effurun serves as the gateway to and the economic nerve of the city.

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