Abia State which is located in the South Eastern part of Nigeria occupies over 6,320 square kilometres. The southern part of the State lies within the riverine part of Nigeria resulting to its viability in Agriculture, Oil and Gas, Education, Industry and Commerce.
Oil and gas production contributes over 39% of Abia State's GDP while Agriculture contributes 27% and employs 70% of its workforce. With its adequate seasonal heavy rainfall, precisely about 2,400 millimetres (94 in) per year, especially between the months of April and October, Abia has much arable land that produces yams, maize, potatoes, rice, cashews, plantains, taro, and cassava.
Oil palm, however, remains the most important cash crop produced in Abia State.
Albeit the viability of these sectors, Abia state remains known for its skills in trade and commerce. One million pairs of shoes leave Aba, the SME hub of Abia State, to neighbouring African countries every single day.