Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria, it is located in the center of the country and with other satellite towns make up the Federal Capital Territory (F.C.T). Since its creation, there has been a tremendous development in the city in terms of infrastructure which has kept the city in the spotlight in Africa. With this rapid development, I thought it will be nice to show you the Abuja city major landmarks. Remember, “the traveler sees what he sees but the tourist sees what he has come to see” – G.K Chesterton
- FEDERAL SECRETARIAT
The office complex is the seat of federal civil service in Nigeria, situated at a strategic location near Eagle Square and in between Ahmadu Bello way and Shehu Shagari way in Central Business District of Abuja.
2. NNPC TOWERS
The four identical towers are corporate headquarters of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the towers are visible from any part of Central Business District and it is found along Herbert Macaulay way.
3. TRANSCORP HILTON
This hotel is located at Aguiyi Ironsi street of Maitama District coming from the Federal Secretariat on Shehu Shagari way, what awaits your sight is the massive 667 rooms and suites hotel.
4. NCC BUILDING
The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) building is an architectural masterpiece that every passerby will always take a second glance, going by its location opposite Trancorp Hilton.
5. BOI BUILDING
The Bank of Industry building is another beauty to behold, standing tall beside the Unity Bank tower on Herbert Macaulay way in the Central Business District of Abuja.
6. NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
National Assembly Complex is the building of the legislative arm of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and located at the Three Arms Zone of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The green dome shape of the roof makes the building unique.
7. RADIO HOUSE
Radio house as it is popularly called, located on Herbert Macaulay way, Area 10 in Garki District is the headquarters of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), the government broadcasting service.
8. CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (CBN)
The Central Bank Of Nigeria Headquarters is a masterpiece adorned with glass fittings with their seal largely crested at the topmost front side of the building and found at Tafawa Balewa way in Garki.
8. ABUJA NATIONAL MOSQUE
Most people call it Central Mosque, is located at the independence avenue in Central Business District, plays host to the Muslim population of the city during prayers. The mosque is known for the gold-coloured dome on the roof.
9. NATIONAL CHRISTIAN CENTER
This inter-denominational church building was formerly called National Ecumenical Center plays host to all Christians in Nigeria and is located at Central Business District, Abuja.
10. ABUJA SHERATON HOTEL AND TOWERS
The hotel known for its architectural uniqueness serves it purpose and it is centrally located at Ladi Kwali way in Wuse District.
Haven seen these landmarks of this great city, kindly leave a comment on the places you know. I leave you with the words of Rebecca Solnit – Walkers are practitioners of the city, for the city is made to be walked. a city is a language, a repository of possibilities and walking is the act of speaking that language, of selecting from those possibilities. just as language limits what can be said, architecture limits where one can walk, but the walker invents other ways to go.
Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time – eat, sleep, travel!
Hasta La Vista,