English is an official language in Nigeria. It means that if you speak it, you would be able to communicate with almost everyone. If not, it is highly recommended that you acquire some basic English before traveling to Nigeria.
The national currency in Nigeria is Nigerian naira (NGN). The naira (₦) is subdivided into 100 kobo.
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 801.44 NGN and 1 USD is worth 766.04 NGN.
Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.
Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Nigeria is 37.9 Mbps and mobile is 70.62 Mbs.The global average is 164.00 Mbps and 114.16 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Nigeria.16.15 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Nigeria, a passport or ID is required as identification.
There are 2 socket types used in Nigeria. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.
The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).
In the year 2023, Nigeria will celebrate 10 national public holidays. The next one National Youth Day will take place on November 1.
|January 1, 2023||New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day|
|April 7, 2023Moving holiday||Good FridayGood Friday|
|April 10, 2023Moving holiday||Easter MondayEaster Monday|
|May 1, 2023||Workers’ DayWorkers’ Day|
|May 27, 2023||Children’s DayChildren’s Day|
|June 12, 2023||Democracy DayDemocracy Day|
|October 1, 2023||National DayNational Day|
|November 1, 2023||National Youth DayNational Youth Day|
|December 25, 2023||Christmas DayChristmas Day|
|December 26, 2023||Boxing DayBoxing Day|
What hotel chains are present in Nigeria?
There are Mariott hotels in Lagos.
The Hilton hotel chain operates in Nigeria.
There are no IHG hotels in Nigeria.
What fast food chains are present in Nigeria?
The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Nigeria.
The KFC chain operates in Nigeria.
The Burger King chain does not operate in Nigeria.
What is the weather like in Abuja?
Weather data for Abuja (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.
Subway Systems The subway system is available in Lagos.
Emergency phones in Nigeria
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.
Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.
The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.
- One bottle (1L) of spirits
- One bottle (1L) of wine
- 200 grammes of tobacco products