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Nigeria is a big country, with numerous tribes and culture.
The Nigerian big cities such as Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Kano are known to have the most tense and intolerant citizens in the country. This is not basically strange, considering the “Mega City” status these states possess.
However, still in Nigeria, there are states that have the calmest and coolest set of Nigerians, who take life easy and are fundamentally friendly, calm and easygoing.
Below are the top 10 of those states.
The northwestern state of Sokoto is a very peaceful state which houses the Sultan of Sokoto, an Islamic head over Muslims in Nigeria. Sokoto state is blessed with natural resources such as Gold. It is not a surprise that it comes as number 1, this is because majority citizens and residents of this state are easygoing and peaceful people
Kebbi is another northern state which is known to have very peaceful people. Since its creation, little or nothing has been recorded in the state in terms of threat to life or destruction of properties as crime is low in this state.
It is only in Enugu that you do not see people rush for buses as buses come and stop for passengers to hop in like bosses. The city is full of peaceful people who are loving. The people are kindhearted; with many willing to help if you’re stranded.
The southwestern state of Ekiti, also nicknamed Land of Honour and Integrity, Ekiti state is home to very caring people who are respectful and homely. This might not be unconnected to the fact that the state is relatively new having been created in 1996. The state is home to Ikogosi Warm Springs which is a major tourist attraction in Nigeria.
5. Akwa Ibom:
Akwa Ibom in the South southern part of the country is a state with very free, fun loving people who take life easily. The numerous tourists attraction and sites can attest to that. The state also hosts the best football stadium in West Africa.
You rarely hear about this state even in daily news. The northwestern state is not just a peaceful state, but one with peaceful people. The economy of Jigawa State is largely characterized by informal sector activities with agriculture as the major economic activity. Over 80% of the population is engaged in subsistence farming and animal husbandry. Hence, the noise associated with most industralized states is not same with Jigawa as most people are into agriculture even amidst the endangering desert encroachment in the state.
Amidst the herdsmen crises that once plagued this state, the people of Benue are very loving people. Taking a ride across it’s very large area mass will convince you as it is a very large state. The people are easy to communicate with and have a knack for entertaining stranger visitors well.
Asides it is with most northern. states, it is not a surprise that Gombe state made the cut. The state nicknamed Jewel in the Savannah, though low in literacy rate, the state is full of highly loving and peaceful people.
Ondo state is a southwestern state with very welcoming and peace loving people. If you are looking for a yoruba state to calm down your nerves, Ondo state is the perfect place. Though most of the areas in Ondo state can be regarded as urban areas, it is not uncommon to see bits of culture in their daily activities, which affects even the way they relate with people, in a calm, friendly way. It is one thing that is common in the lifestyle of everybody you meet in the state. This includes the way they dress, eat, dance and the kind of jobs they do.
Ebonyi state is a south eastern state bounded by Enugu, mentioned above. The state is blessed with individuals and citizens who are easy to relate with, unlike their other counterparts especially Anambra due to its business mindset. The average Ebonyi man will be willing to help you even though he needs help. The state with capital Abakaliki is one of the best places to reside in the south east.
Jayamma Abanobi is a youth blogger passionate about writing. He can be reached via email email@example.com