Post: This is Abuja!

This is Abuja!

  • Monday, Oct 9, 2017

After about 30 minutes drive into Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria  from the airport, one sure structure that would help you sit back and relax as you drink in the tranquility of Abuja is the city gate that arcs out like an out stretched arm ready for a warm embrace with the inscription ‘You are Welcome’. It makes you want to ask ‘where have I been in the last 30 minutes?

Poise, order and elegance are what Abuja whispers confidently to everyone making its way into the city.

The redefining skylines and towers that houses most of Nigeria’s government agency headquarters, multi-national firms, international organizations and luxury hotels will leave you with a gasp. The architectural masterpiece that characterizes the road networks will convince you that you are in Nigeria’s capital city should you be in doubt.

Abuja is a beautiful and slow paced city best enjoyed if you can connect with it and feel its pulse. Irrespective of your budget, you can get the most out of the city.

Abuja can spoil you to rotten with amazing sites and destination if you have the cash to spend and with a modest budget as well, you can also savour every mouth of the city.

No matter where you choose to reside, whether central areas like Asokoro, Maitama, Wuse, Garki, or satellite cities like Karu, Apo Lugb, etc, you can be sure to navigate through the city with little or no traffic at very minimal cost whether with your private car or taxi, your comfort is guaranteed.

If your concern about groceries is simply healthy and balanced diet, Abuja is your best bet as the cost of food is too cheap to be true. Markets likes Karmo market, situated around Kado area of Abuja, Kado Fish Market also known as Life Camp Market, Utako Market, behind ABM Plaza in Utako, Maraba Fruit Market, located at at Maraba after Nyanya Junction just to mention a few will deliver quality and affordable groceries that serves you right.

One thing you can never ignore about the city are the relaxation spots. Contrary to popular opinion that the city lacks entertainment lustre, Abuja is the choice destination if you are seeking where to spend your next vacation.

If you like it cool, slow and gentle, you may want to make some stop at Koraf Apartments and Hotels, Abuja Love Garden, Sky Bar Rooftop Lounge, Usman Dam and Millennium Park. I bet you will connect with nature as it is palpable at these spots.

If you are a Suya enthusiast, Abuja is the guaranteed city where delicious grilled and spiced beef, chicken, ram, gizzard makes finger licking absolutely ok. Just a note of caution, you can get addicted to it if you don’t apply caution. A few renowned suya joints to drop by anytime you are in Abuja are; Yahuza, Drumstix and Jamals Grilled Chicken etc. will serve you just right.

I won’t fail to mention that Abuja holds opportunities for skilled and young talents as the city is still budding in entrepreneurial activities.


I tell you, living in Abuja is like a cult, once you are in, you will never want to relocate! 

 Copyright © 2017 Wandering Feet


  • Ryta Abiodun

    ... it's God's Spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty One, that makes wise human insight possible. Job 32:8. I am a God chaser, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister and a Nigerian.

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