The state of Enugu came into being in 1991, when it was carved out of the old Anambra state. The administrative capital of the state is Enugu, which was capital of the former Eastern Region. Because of its creative environment, Enugu is regarded as the home of Nigeria's film-makers.

The hilly surrounding area ensures that Enugu presents a picture of beauty and elegance. The state's people speak mostly Igbo and are agrarian in nature. Enugu has population of 5,590,513.

Enugu state is still famous for the preservation of meandering narrow roads, a legacy left behind by the white settlers in the present government reservation areas. It also boasts Nigeria's premier university in Nsukka, an institution that produced the backbone for the human resources the country needed shortly after independence.