RESOURCES IN OUR ENVIRONMENT AND THEIR USES

NATURAL RESOURCES: These are resources created by nature (God) for the benefit and use of man-kind. Natural resources in Nigeria includes; Crude oil, Gold, coal, Iron, tin, Limestone, Lead, etc.

Natural Resources and their uses

S/N RESOURCES STATE(S) LOCATED USES
1 Cocoa Ondo, Ekiti, Oyo, Ogun Manufacturing of beverages and chocolates.
2 Cotton Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi, Kastina Production of clothes, cotton wool etc.
3 Gold Sokoto, Osun, Niger Production of bangles, necklaces, wristwatches, chains, rings etc.
4 Groundnut Kano Production of groundnut oil, for cooking and snacks
5 Crude Oil Rivers, Delta, Edo, Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Imo, Ondo Production of aviation fuel, kerosene, petrol etc.
6 Iron Ore Kogi, Delta Production of iron rods, flat iron sheets, construction of bridges, houses, rail, roads, industry machines etc.
7 Limestone Ogun, Ebonyi,  Benue Production of cements and paint. It is also used as a source of calcium in supplements and food activities.
8 Rubber Delta, Edo, ondo, Cross River Production of tyres and other rubber products. etc.

Evaluation

  • What are natural resources?
  • State five natural resources and their uses

Assignment : write six natural resources, their uses and where they can be found

 

See also

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL STUDIES

SOCIAL STUDIES

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

CORRUPTION

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