- Current Governor: Alex Otti
- Founded: August 27, 1991
- Area: 4,902 km2
- Capital: Umuahia
- Geopolitical Zone: South East
- HD1 (2021): 0.644; middle, 8 of 37
- ISO 3166 code: NG-AB
- Population: 4.1 million
- Postal Code: 440001
- Official Website
- Slogan: God's Own State
Abia State is located in the southeastern region of Nigeria. It is bordered by the states of Enugu and Ebonyi to the north, Imo to the west, Cross River to the east, Akwa Ibom to the southeast, and Rivers to the south. The state was formed on August 27, 1991 when it was split from Imo State.
With a population of 4,112,230 as of 2006, Abia State is the 27th most populous state in Nigeria.
- Frank Ajobena (Administrator): August 1991 - January 1992
- Ogbonnaya Onu (Governor): January 1992 - November 1993
- Chinyere Ike Nwosu (Administrator): December 1993 - September 1994
- Temi Ejoor (Administrator): September 1994 - August 1996
- Moses Fasanya (Administrator): August 1996 - August 1998
- Anthony Obi (Administrator): August 1998 - May 1999
- Orji Uzor Kalu (Governor): May 29,1999 - May 29,2007
- Theodore Orji (Governor): May 29,2007 - May 29,2015
- Okezie Ikpeazu (Governor): May 29,2015 - 2023
- Alex Otti: 2023 - Incumbent
- Abia State University is a state-owned university located in Uturu, Abia State.
Some famous people from Abia state include:
- Kanu Nwankwo: a Nigerian footballer.
- Michael Okpara: Nigerian statesman and politician.