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History of States Creation in Nigeria

Head of State                     Year           NO      Name of State/Region created

1. Lord Lugard                    1952            4         Northern, Western, Mid West and Eastern Region

2. Gen. Yakubu Gowon       1967           12        North east, South East, Benue, Plateau, East Central,
                                                                           Kano, Kwara, Lagos, Mid West, North West,
                                                                           North Central Rivers, South Western State.

3. Gen. Murtala Muhamed   1876          19         Sokoto, Niger, Ondo, Oyo, Kaduna, Bauchi, Imo,
                                                                           Kano, Kwara, Rivers, Cross Rivers, Gongola,
                                                                           Anambra, Borno, Bendel, Benue, Ogun, Plateau,
                                                                           Lagos.

4. Gen Ibrahim Babaginda    1987          2         Katsina, Akwa Ibom

5. Gen Ibrahim Babaginda    1991          10        Yobe, Osun, Taraba, Jigawa, Kogi, Abia, Delta, Edo,
                                                                            Enugu, Adamawa

6. Gen Sanni Abacha            1996            6        Zamfara, Bayelsa, Gombe, Ekiti, Ebonyi, Nasarawa

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