About Nigeria

The 6 (Six) geo-political zones in Nigeria.

Political History of Nigeria

 

Nigeria is a country with six (6) geopolitical zones created during the regime of President Ibrahim Babaginda. Below is the list of geopolitical zones with their states.

  • North Central: it is also called middles belt and consist of 6 states which includes Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Nassarawa, Niger, Plateau,and FCT (Federal Capital Territory Abuja and environ) inclusive.
  • North East: it consist of 6 states which includes Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, and Yobe state.
  • North West : it consist of 7 states which includes Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara state.
  • South East: it consist of 5 states which includes Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo state.
  • South South: it consist of 6 states which includes Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross-River, Delta, Edo and Rivers state.
  • South West : it consist of 6 states which includes Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo state.

Organic Agriculture in Nigeria

 

The practice of organic agriculture in an organized manner is still new to the country, with less than ten years of application. As of 2007, Nigeria had 3,154 ha under organic agriculture of which 59 ha were fully converted and managed by a few farmers and NGO’s, with little government involvement. However, it was reported that in 2010, land under organic production increased to 11,979 ha with 517 producers. This is the last year of reliable figures.

In spite of the low level of activities in organic agriculture in Nigeria, the practice has great strengths that can be exploited to accelerate development. with support of WWOOF Nigeria, the traditional farmers receive hands on support from WWOOFers.

Guide to Nigeria's trouble spots

Security Issue in Nigeria

Every country has its own security challenges, like kidnapping, Terrorism, Oil pipe explosion, political crisis.... This is major concern to WWOOF Nigeria. though the report on international media is not true reflection of how it is at local level, Nigerians are accommodating, hardworking and friendly set of people. Because of the security challenges in some part of Nigeria, WWOOF Nigeria operation only covers the South Western part of Nigeria, which is more safe and christian dominated region. Our farms are safe, and  the community are secured and proactively WWOOF Nigeria coordinators monitor and care about the Host and WWOOFers welfare.