This data of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of Nigerian states (closely) tracks the state GDPs and also the per capita income. Using this data you can see how you can build a business in the nation. Yes, while we are in the same nation, the economy of Nigeria is extremely heterogeneous that Lagos has no core relationship with Bauchi.
Like I tell startup founders, why rush to some African capitals when the economy of Eti Osa local government in Lagos could be more than the whole of some capitals? This is the fact: depending on what you do, Lagos, Abuja, PHC and Kano will deliver the alpha.
After those four, you have Onitsha, Ibadan, and Kaduna; Maiduguri is off unfortunately. Uyo, Asaba and Aba are looking from outside to inside. Simply, you need to understand the economic geography of Nigeria to thrive.
Source: Nairametrics research---
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