List of Nigerian states by Human Development Index

This article presents two lists of Nigerian states by Human Development Index (HDI), including the Federal Capital Territory. The first list from the Radboud University Nijmegen ranks the states by the international HDI-methology. The second list ranks the states by an own methology from the United Nations Development Programme.

List (2021 data, Radboud University)

Nigerian states by Human Development Index as of 2021, including the Federal Capital Territory.

Nigerian States HDI in 2019
 0.651 to 0.700
 0.601 to 0.650
 0.551 to 0.600
 0.501 to 0.550
 0.451 to 0.500
 0.401 to 0.450
 0.351 to 0.400
Rank State HDI (2021)
Medium human development
1 Lagos 0.681
2 Ogun 0.671
3 Anambra 0.662
Delta
5 Bayelsa 0.651
6 Rivers 0.648
7 Imo 0.647
8 Federal Capital Territory 0.646
9 Abia 0.644
10 Enugu 0.640
11 Oyo 0.632
12 Edo 0.627
13 Ekiti 0.614
Osun
15 Cross River 0.613
16 Ondo 0.610
17 Akwa Ibom 0.608
18 Benue 0.604
19 Nasarawa 0.575
20 Kwara 0.571
21 Ebonyi 0.569
22 Plateau 0.564
23 Kogi 0.557
Low human development
 Nigeria (average) 0.535
24 Borno 0.512
25 Kaduna 0.511
26 Taraba 0.501
27 Adamawa 0.485
28 Niger 0.484
29 Kano 0.481
30 Katsina 0.451
31 Bauchi 0.425
32 Zamfara 0.416
33 Jigawa 0.409
34 Gombe 0.408
35 Yobe 0.363
36 Sokoto 0.336
37 Kebbi 0.335

List (2016, UNDP)

Nigerian states by Human Development Index as of 2016, including the Federal Capital Territory.

Rank State HDI (2016) Longevity Index Education Index GNI per capita
(in USD)
1 Lagos 0.652 0.459 1.007 7,972
2 Federal Capital Territory 0.629 0.506 0.815 8,174
3 Bayelsa 0.591 0.475 0.926 3,441
4 Akwa Ibom 0.564 0.491 0.905 2,259
5 Ekiti 0.561 0.522 0.894 1,898
6 Delta 0.556 0.459 0.906 2,408
7 Cross River 0.551 0.538 0.857 1,720
8 Ogun 0.549 0.522 0.780 2,297
9 Rivers 0.542 0.427 0.922 2,264
10 Abia 0.541 0.506 0.881 1,629
11 Enugu 0.541 0.506 0.894 1,573
12 Edo 0.530 0.475 0.849 1,798
13 Imo 0.518 0.522 0.916 1,080
14 Osun 0.512 0.506 0.855 1,225
15 Kwara 0.511 0.506 0.697 1,910
 Nigeria 0.511 0.459 0.797 1,756
16 Nasarawa 0.506 0.475 0.786 1,562
17 Ondo 0.500 0.506 0.871 1,031
18 Anambra 0.471 0.443 0.921 860
19 Plateau 0.463 0.411 0.766 1,261
20 Benue 0.462 0.427 0.806 1,053
21 Taraba 0.461 0.427 0.755 1,178
22 Kogi 0.451 0.411 0.857 883
23 Oyo 0.440 0.491 0.683 851
24 Ebonyi 0.434 0.443 0.763 788
25 Adamawa 0.429 0.364 0.661 1,369
26 Kaduna 0.404 0.396 0.642 885
27 Gombe 0.401 0.443 0.492 1,113
28 Niger 0.399 0.475 0.560 772
29 Kebbi 0.382 0.506 0.396 988
30 Jigawa 0.360 0.427 0.431 841
31 Kano 0.359 0.427 0.496 676
32 Zamfara 0.339 0.475 0.424 575
33 Borno 0.328 0.364 0.587 475
34 Yobe 0.325 0.380 0.330 967
35 Bauchi 0.323 0.396 0.415 626
36 Katsina 0.303 0.459 0.440 400
37 Sokoto 0.291 0.475 0.334 448

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