Everything you should know
before Traveling to NIGERIA

24 February 2022
Capital: Abuja
Currency: Nigerian Naira
Official Language: English
Dial Code: +234
Emergency Number: 112
GDP: 1.28 trillion USD (2020)
Population: 206.63 million (2020)
Time Zone: UTC+1 West Africa Time
TheSassyBlogger Flag: The flag has three vertical bands of green, white, green. The two green stripes represent natural wealth, and the white represents peace and unity.

NIGERIA is Known for:

1. Diverse Culture
Nigeria is one nation, but they have more than 250 ethnic groups all with distinct and unique cultural and religious practices. This makes Nigeria a truly unique nation as tourists can have enough of these displays and spectacles. Nigeria is also one of the few countries around the world where there is a festival going on in every area of the country at every single day of every year.
2. Natural Resources
Africa’s giant is endowed with a variety of raw materials and solid minerals which includes petroleum, coal, and precious stones that have attracted many foreign investors.
3. Diversity of Butterfly
The country has the largest diversity of this beautiful creature anywhere in the world. Butterflies are concentrated in the southern areas of Calabar, Cross River State.

Best Food that you should taste once:
1. Efo Riroa
Efo Riro is a rich vegetable soup that is native to the Yorubas of Western Nigeria. The vegetables that can be used to cook this soup are Efo Shoko or Efo Tete (Green Amaranth). If these are not readily available where you live, leafy or frozen spinach is a very good substitute.
2. Jollof rice
A spicy and vibrant one-pot tomato rice, which will become a family favorite, this is probably the best-known Nigerian food recipe. This Nigerian Jollof rice is spicy, fresh, comforting, and satisfying – all in one – the perfect Rice dish!
3. Eba
Eba is a popular Nigerian swallow food made with dried and fried cassava flour called garri. It’s eaten like fufu and often served alongside many Nigerian soups and stews. To prepare, cassava tubers are peeled and crushed into a mash before being pressed, dried, and fried to produce a dry granular flour called garri.

Best Places to visit:
1. Lagos
Lagos makes a significant contribution to the Nigerian economy. It contributes 30% to Nigeria’s GDP. This is remarkable considering Lagos is home to only 10% of the population of Nigeria. Lagos is Nigeria’s largest city and one of the largest in sub-Saharan Africa. By the late 15th century, Lagos Island had been settled by Yoruba fishermen and hunters, who called it Oko.
2. Abuja
Abuja is one of the most beautiful cities in Nigeria as it was specifically constructed from scratch by the Federal Government. Abuja is known for being one of the few purpose-built capital cities in Africa as well as being one of the wealthiest and most expensive.
3. Ikeja
Ikeja is the capital of Lagos State and a haven for fun spots in the state. There are no dull moments for anyone visiting the city, business travelers and pleasure visitors alike. Ikeja would not leave you wanting in any area as they offer the best schools, hotels, markets and fun places to keep you both satisfied and entertained.
4. Lekki
Lekki is a city in Lagos State, Nigeria. It is located to the south-east of Lagos city. Lekki is a naturally formed peninsula, adjoining to its west Victoria Island and Ikoyi districts of Lagos, with the Atlantic Ocean to its south, Lagos Lagoon to the north, and Lekki Lagoon to its east; however, the city's southeast, which ends around the western edge of Refuge Island, adjoins the eastern part of Ibeju-Lekki LGA
5. Epe
Epe is a town and Local Government Area in Lagos State, Nigeria located on the north side of the Lekki Lagoon and about 90 km from Ibadan. There is no paramount ruler in the area as there are two major communities with individual monarchs. These are the Eko epe and Ijebu epe communities within the same town.

Best Season to visit
Harmattan season- Starting in December and ending in February, the Harmattan season is slightly dry and, in northern Nigeria, cold. The dry season runs from October to April and the rainy season takes up the remaining six months. It’s recommended that you avoid travel during the rainy season.

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