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Abuja

Any information or advice on Abuja sought!!! Thanks

I will be heading here to work in a few months. What is it like for small babies, is standard food/medical care available? I have a 6 month old baby. Is it ok for a white woman to walk around? Are there powercuts, if so how often?

Is there anything that those considering going should take into account? Advice needed badly.



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answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Africa

hi [VT member cd8c7],

i am going to Abuja in februari next year. (for 3 year)
also trying to find out about this place.
i heard that if you take some precautions it is pretty safe.
like when u arrive at airport make sure someone is picking you up.
will let you know when i have more info.

Martin




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Espoo

Hello,
Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. I have heard it is a far better place to stay than Lagos - if you are a foreigner. As most of the embassies are there.
I know a bit about Lagos, and there the power cuts are really frequent. Very frequent indeed.
From Europe it could be best to phone to Nigeria when it's late in the evening, like at around midnight. Internet is known, there are internet cafes but - well, as I said, I don't know if the powercut will spoil it all. (Make sure you are in a place that has its own generator for electricity).

But I do like Nigeria. It's a very lively place.
regards,Soili




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Ireland

thank you, I am here now and fortunately have found somewhere with a generator. Seems safe enough!




answered by
a VirtualTourist member

hi,I am female and from wales i am coming to abuja at the end of april with my nigerian boyfriend. We are looking for a tidy hotel but not hilton or shereton standards, if you know of anything I would be very grateful for any information.
Hope you are settling in well there, iv been to Lagos last year and know what Nigeria can be like, love the peopl, love the country, but bloody NEPA!
Take care,
Eileen





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