State nickname: The Power State
|Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu (PDP)|
|Date Created||3 February 1976|
| Ranked 18th|
|GDP (PPP) |
| 2007 (estimate)|
The state is named for the River Niger. Two of Nigeria's major hydroelectric power stations, the Kainji Dam and the Shiroro Dam, are located in Niger State; also situated there is Kainji National Park, the largest National Park of Nigeria, which contains Kainji Lake.