Abuja City Guide: Getting To Know Nigeria’s Capital
Much of the affection towards Abuja has to do with its relative calm compared to busy and chaotic Lagos. The infrastructure is stronger and better maintained, with most streets paved and streetlights at most intersections. Reliable power can be an issue, particularly for traffic signals, but where there’s a dead stoplight there’s a traffic warden, and cars seem to move smoothly. There’s also less concern about crime here with security high due to the many embassies and government buildings. Still you’ll find security walls ringing major hotels, and random police checkpoints are scattered around the city after the sun goes down. But one feels safer walking down a random street in Abuja, versus a street in Lagos.
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