The question of mineral resources in Nigeria and where they can be found is one of the most essential ones for Nigerian economy since they can be used for trading within the country and export. Here are the most crucial mineral natural resources located in Nigeria.

  1. Bitumen: found in Edo, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo.
  2. Coal: found in Enugu, Ondo.
  3. Crude oil and gas: found in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Imo, Rivers.
  4. Gold: found in Ebonyi, Edo, Ijesha, Kaduna, Oyo.
  5. Iron ore: found in Anambra, Benue, Delta State, Kogi State, Kwara.
  6. Lead and zinc: found in Benue, Ebonyi, Kano, Ogoja.
  7. Salt: found in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ebonyi.
  8. Tin: found in Bauchi, Jos.

Agricultural resources are as important in the modern Nigerian economy as the mineral resources, as agricultural resources can not only be traded or exported but also successfully used by millions of Nigerians every day. Here are the most essential agricultural resources present in Nigeria today.

  1. Cocoa: found in Anambra, Edo, Imo, Kwara, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo.
  2. Coffee: found in Bauchi, Kwara, Osun.
  3. Cotton: found in Kano, Katisna, Kwara, Niger, Sokoto.
  4. Groundnut: found in Ebonyi, Kano, Katisna, Niger, Sokoto.
  5. Kola nut: found in Kwara, Ogun, Osun, Oyo.
  6. Oil palm: found in Aba, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Imo, Oyo.
  7. Plantain: found in Oyo, Ogun, Osun.
  8. Rubber: found in Cross River, Delta, Edo, Ogun.
  9. Sugarcane: found in Sokoto.
  10. Timber: found in Delta, Edo, Ogun.

After seeing the list of every natural resource found in Nigeria, you probably don’t have any more doubts about how rich in resources and diverse our country truly is. However, there are a few key things to remember when thinking about natural resources in Nigeria.

First, until Nigeria got its independence, the natural resources were not only savagely mind, but the majority of them also went overseas, which is why some resources are in such a poor state that it may take a while for them to recover.

Second, we all need to remember that many of Nigerian natural resources are non-renewable, which is why everyone needs to adopt a responsible approach towards using the resources so that the future generations would not be left stranded.