At present, Nigeria is politically divided into six geo-political zones namely:
South – South: Rivers, Akwa born, Delta, Edo, Cross River and Bayelsa
South – East: = Enugu, Imo, Anambra Ebonyi and Abia.
South – West: Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Oyo and Ekiti
North Central: = Plateau, Kwara, Kogi, Benue, Niger and Nassarawa
North – West: Sokoto, Kaduna, Zamfara, Katsina Kano, Kebbi and Jigawa
North – East: Borno, Yobe, Gombe, Bauchi, Taraba and Adamawa
Going by the states that makeup the six geopolitical zones, it is clear that Nigeria has about 36 component states with Abuja as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), which is the seat of power for the country.