Major Commodity
Potatoes
90%
Cassava
80%
Rice
70%
Soya Beans
70%
Beans
80%
Yam
80%

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bayelsa is a state in southern Nigeria in the core Niger Delta region, between Delta State and Rivers State. Its capital is Yenagoa. The main language spoken is Ijaw with dialects such as Kolukuma, Mein, Bomu, Nembe, Epie-Atisa, and Ogbia. Like the rest of Nigeria, English is the official language. The state was formed in 1996 from part of Rivers Stateand is thus one of the newest states of the Nigerian federation. The local population engage in fishing on a subsistence and commercial level. The Bayelsa State government is otherwise the main employer in the state.
Bayelsa has a riverine and estuarine setting. Many communities are almost (and in some cases) completely surrounded by water, making them inaccessible by road. The state is home to the Edumanom Forest Reserve, in June 2008 the last known site for chimpanzees in the Niger Delta
The significant part of the state is covered in water and the local population engage in fishing on a subsistence and commercial level. Bayelsa State has one of the largest crude oil and natural gas deposits in Nigeria and a thriving petroleum sector. The first oil found in commercial quantities in Nigeria was found in 1956, in an area that is currently part of Bayelsa State.
The major occupations in the State are fishing, farming, palm oil milling, lumbering, palm wine tapping, local gin making, trading, carving and weaving. The state is blessed with an abundant supply of crude oil and she has other mineral resources such as Natural Gas, Fine Sand and Clay (used in pottery and porcelain production).


Benue State Commodity Prices

S/NCommodityPrice (₦)Quantity Market Date
1Pepper 5010 Pieces Ugboju 11/5/2017
2Okro5010 Pieces Ugboju 11/5/2017
3White Yam1,0003 TubbersUgboju 11/5/2017
4Onions2004 Pieces Ugboju 11/5/2017
5Garri25,0001 BagUgboju 11/5/2017

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