If you are new in Nigeria and looking for visitor’s information on Nigeria, then you are on the right page as this post will help you understand Nigeria as a country and Nigerians.
Nigeria has a network of air, waterway, land and rail routes all attracting increasing level of traffic in person and cargo. Prospective visitors will benefit from contacting any of the numerous travel agencies in Nigeria for practical advice on the best means of accessing different sections of the country.
There are also a number of good hotels in Nigeria that render this service such as providing you with valuable information on Nigeria and also provide reliable hospitality services. The country’s official currency is the Naira and kobo, with One hundred Kobo equaling One Naira. The Central Bank of Nigeria is responsible for issuing currency notes and coins; and there are 25 registered commercial banks in Nigeria which offer a wide spectrum of services including international money transfer.
Nigeria is a country located in the western part of Africa and has numerous ethnic groups that speaks several distinct and related languages. Although, the major three ethnic groups in Nigeria are mainly- Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa, Nigeria’s lingua franca is English. It may be useful to contact the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation or the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies whose contacts are linked within this article for more of information on Nigeria concerning travel and tourism.
There are 36 states and capitals in Nigeria divided into 6 geo-political zones. Aside from the Federal and State owned radio and television stations and newspapers, there are a good number of privately owned ultra-modern radio and television stations, some of which have satellite services, linking Nigeria to the international media.
There is also a rich pick of privately owned newspapers, magazines and professional journals published on a daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly basis. Most of these publications utilize the latest technology in their operations. There are also a number of companies, Nigerian Telecommunications included, offering telecommunication services for local and international purposes. The scope of operations of the organisations in this sector is expected to increase with time.
Visitors are expected to arrive in the country only after obtaining a valid visa for the duration and purpose of their visit.
Note: Only citizens of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS are exempted.
Visas are usually issued within 72 hours of request. Visitors are expected to have received vaccinations against smallpox, malaria and yellow fever. They are allowed no more than four litres of liquor at the point of entry while items such as wristwatches, cosmetics, cameras and other personal effects are allowed duty-free subject to quantities. Other goods attract ‘on-the-spot’ duties. Internationally known illegal substances are not allowed in the country.